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Housing Authority Acquires Bergen-Lafayette Building for Affordable Units

The Jersey City Housing Authority will partner with Jersey City’s Division of Community Development to purchase a 40-unit building in Bergen-Lafayette which will be converted to 100% affordable JCHA units.  Located at 450 Martin Luther King Drive, the building significantly expands affordable housing opportunities for families most in need with federally subsidized public housing units that […]

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“Pompeii: The Immortal City” at Liberty Science Center

Pompeii is gruesome.  There, in the terrible shadow of Mount Vesuvius, thousands of imperial Roman townspeople asphyxiated under a ten-foot blanket of volcanic ash.  Two millennia later, archaeologists are still reconstructing the city and refining what we know about the cataclysm. We know Pompeii residents tried to escape and were unsuccessful.  Centuries-old impressions of bodies trapped in agony […]

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Fulop Claims Vindication in Dismissal of Steel Tech Lawsuit

The Fulop administration is claiming victory following the plaintiffs’ voluntary dismissal of a lawsuit involving a controversial Bergen-Lafayette residential development called Morris Canal Manor. “While this baseless lawsuit has done a tremendous disservice to our community, it is my hope that residents now hear the full truth with the court’s dismissal so that we can […]

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Two Wounded in Bergen-Lafayette Drive-by Shooting, Police Pursuit ends in Crash

Two men were wounded in a drive-by shooting tonight in Bergen-Lafayette. According to radio reports, shots were fired from a stolen car in the vicinity of Virginia Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive at approximately 9:00 p.m. After the shooting, the car drove west on Virginia Avenue, pursued by the police and collided with several […]

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Bayonne Man gets 20 Years in Fatal Bergen-Lafayette Shooting

A Bayonne man was sentenced yesterday for his involvement in a fatal Bergen-Lafayette shooting. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, Judge Vincent J. Militello sentenced Bernard Wilson, 29, to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison for the 2020 shooting death of 38-year-old Abimael Fuentes. Wilson had pleaded guilty to Aggravated Manslaughter on July […]

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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 […]

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Third Man Arrested in Fatal Bergen-Lafayette Shooting

A Newark man was arrested yesterday in connection with a deadly shooting in Bergen-Lafayette. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, Dahmar Robinson, 22, has been charged with Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and Receiving Stolen Property in connection with the fatal […]