“Parking is both about numbers, but it’s also a highly political process,” according to Margaret Newman, former chief of staff of the New York City Department of Transportation during the Bloomberg administration and one of the consultants who worked on the draft. Among residents, “Everyone has an interest in it, and everyone has a different story and experience,” she added.
Jersey City Times Staff
Decision to Close Schools Brings Issues About Remote Learning to Fore
But the long-anticipated announcement at Murphy’s daily press briefing laid bare the vast number of unresolved challenges and questions for schools, families and educators — not just in the next five weeks but in the months to come.
Taking on Education’s Toughest Task: Remote Learning and NJ’s Special Kids
An NJ Spotlight virtual roundtable brought together educators, teachers, parents to assess lessons learned, next steps with distance learning likely for rest of school year
Why Were NJ’s Small Businesses Shortchanged by Federal Program to Offset COVID-19 Losses?
New Jersey is one of the states hardest hit by COVID-19, but less than 20% of small firms here got an award from the Paycheck Protection Program. Some folks say politics played a big part in that.
Jersey City to Offer Free Corona Virus Testing to all Residents
Mayor Steven M. Fulop announces increased efforts to offer COVID-19 testing by broadening efforts with expanded and targeting testing opportunities to all Jersey City residents.
Explainer: COVID-19 Testing, Testing, One, Two, Three…
Making sense of the variety of tests being put into service to help stem the coronavirus pandemic and save lives
Murphy Gives Local Officials Option to Push Back Property-Tax Deadline
Governor gives cities, towns ability to lengthen grace period by a month to June 1, but concerns already being raised about next payment deadline on August 1.
A Time to Mourn: Grieving Differently During the Pandemic
Funeral traditions have necessarily changed, making the grieving process more complex for families and the work of funeral directors more challenging.
Murphy’s Re-Entry Plan for NJ Businesses and Public Spaces Lacks Timeline, Specifics
That’s according to the broad six-point plan Gov. Phil Murphy outlined Monday in Trenton, which includes a series of public health benchmarks he said must be met before businesses and public spaces can safely reopen. Today, he plans to announce the members of a new recovery commission that will guide the economic elements of the state’s revival in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
NJ’s Undocumented Immigrants and COVID-19: Free-Falling Through the Safety Net
COVID-19 has left Lucia’s life in shambles. Her partner of 27 years died last week, at home, after being released twice from a hospital despite probably having the disease and having serious trouble breathing. She has contracted the virus and, while she has lung damage and other conditions that put her at risk of complications, is at home. She has no job, no income and no idea what to do next.