Jersey City’s on-demand microtransit service, Via, has been named “2022 Outstanding Program of the Year” by the Intelligent Transportation Society of New Jersey. The award recognizes the advancement of intelligent technologies to improve surface transportation efficiency, safety, and mobility. Said Mayor Fulop in making the announcement today “We sought to improve mobility with an affordable and […]
Liberty Humane Assailed for Banning Volunteers From Accessing Services
Liberty Humane Society is under scrutiny once again. A group of volunteers who care for Jersey City’s stray and feral cats say that the Bergen-Lafayette animal shelter has banned individuals from using services for purported violations of unwritten “guidelines” and that the organization often fails to adequately respond when asked to assist with colonies of […]
Study: Relatively Few Young People Own Homes in Jersey City
It’s well known that Jersey City is a renter’s town. Fully 70% of the people here pay a landlord and not a bank or mortgage company for the roof over their head. Now, a new study from SmartAsset, a website for financial advisors, is providing more detail on who actually owns their home or condo […]
Breweries and restaurants spar over how to fix N.J.’s licensing rules
Courtesy of New Jersey Monitor The drawn-out fight over whether the brewery industry is hampered by onerous regulations continued Thursday during a committee meeting discussing legislation aimed at brewery license holders. Brewery owners, bartenders, and restaurateurs packed the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee hearing, where lawmakers heard a discussion of three bills — one to codify […]
From Bayonne Boxes to Doughnuts, People are Talking About Jersey City
If attention is good, then Jersey City has done well in recent weeks. From bayonne boxes to doughnuts, this city’s getting some ink.
Employment in Jersey City Bounces Back Strongly Post Pandemic
According to a new study, employment in Jersey City has made a strong comeback following a big uptick during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Upscale Cannabis Comes to Jersey City
If all goes according to schedule, a high-end cannabis dispensary will open next spring on a rowdy section of Christopher Columbus Drive downtown.
Council Approves 292K For Man Allegedly Run Down by Police Car
At Wednesday’s meeting, the City Council approved a $292,000 settlement of a suit brought by a man who said he was run down by a police cruiser.
Jersey City Leads East Coast Downtowns for Multifamily Construction
For real estate investors and many city officials, the explosion of new multifamily buildings Downtown has been a welcome development. For others, concerned about gentrification, rising rents and quality of life issues, not so much. According to a new study by StorageCafe.com, between 2013 and 2022, Jersey City saw more multifamily construction in its downtown […]
Bergen Hill: A Neighborhood in Transition with Plenty of Boosters
To an outsider, Monticello Avenue has all the makings of a street ready to take off: a hip café, a bike shop, a jazz club, and a funky store specializing in banana pudding.