Budget Crisis Solutions Discussed at Second Joint Session

With the Jersey City Board of Education nearing a vote on the 2021-2022 school budget, board trustees continue to discuss funding options with members of the city council. Representatives of the two governing bodies met for the second time Tuesday, while members of the public expressed skepticism in comments on the livestreamed session. 

Stop Asian Hate Rally Draws Hundreds to City Hall

Hundreds of people assembled in front of City Hall this afternoon to protest an upsurge in violence against Asian Americans across the country. Organized by a coalition of immigrant rights and community activists, along with business and civic leaders, the rally took place amidst rising anxiety in the Asian American community following a series of highly publicized attacks.

Former JCRA Chief Gives 200k To NJCU

New Jersey City University has announced that the University has received a gift in the amount of $200,000 from Bob Antonicello, former Executive Director of the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency.

Council Approves Controversial STEM High School

A controversial resolution to approve the administration’s plan for a STEM high school next to Liberty Science Center was approved last night over the vociferous objections of the overwhelming majority of public speakers.

Editorial: Now Is Not the Time for LSC High School

It’s hard to deny the initial allure of the mayor’s plan to build Liberty Science Center High School, a $45 million “state-of-the-art” facility that would “offer skill-centric science, technology, engineering, and math classes for 400 science-talented high school students in grades 9–12.”