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Years After a Forester’s Explosive Memo, City Continues to Underfund Trees, Say Workers

It was 2017, and Jersey City Forester Ryan Metz had had enough. After only nine months on the job he tendered his resignation, frustrated by the city’s underfunded and dysfunctional forestry program. In an explosive four page resignation memo obtained by the Jersey City Times, Metz catalogued myriad problems and detailed his ideas for addressing […]

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Jersey City School Security Guard Charged with Child Sex Crimes

A Jersey City Public Schools security guard stands accused of multiple sex crimes involving two children. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested Freddy Salas, 60, of Bayonne, today and charged him with Aggravated Sexual Assault, two counts of Sexual Assault by Contact, and two count […]

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Jersey City Man Faces Decades in Prison After Conviction

A Jersey City man has been convicted of possessing a loaded firearm and possessing with intent to distribute controlled substances on three different occasions. According to U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger, Clarence Gaffney, 36, was convicted yesterday following a three-day trial before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton in Newark federal court. Gaffney was convicted […]

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Dysfunctional City

From a distance, the pink bicycle leaning on a signpost at the corner of Barrow and Wayne Streets appears as if it might have an owner. A lock preventing its removal would suggest that the owner intended to return, slide its missing seat back into the seat post, and ride away. But the owner didn’t […]