Jersey City’s Salem Lafayette public housing site was the scene of a “police-involved shooting” last night, on the heels of the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Residents Oppose Developer’s Rec Center Bait
A mixed-use development with a rec center that is proposed for the southern edge of Berry Lane Park in Ward F is facing stiff opposition from residents.
Trenton to Restore Liberty State Park Interior
The Department of Environmental Protection announced today that it is committing tens of millions of dollars to the ecological restoration of 234 acres of Liberty State Park’s interior.
Birth of a Skate Park: A 13 Year Odyssey
The new Berry Lane skate park can trace its origins to the DIY grass-roots work of a few intrepid boarders and neighborhood activists.
Developer Proposes Recreation Center Next to Berry Lane Park
Multi-use center would include classrooms for STEM, a food concession, offices for startups, and retail and restaurant spaces.
Fireman “Halts” Caven Point Effort and Launches Blistering Racially Charged Attack on Pesin
Paul Fireman, through his public relations firm Kivvit, issued a statement today that he is “halting any efforts to pursue a public private partnership at Caven Point.” For several years, Fireman has been engaged in an effort to convert Caven Point, a 21 acre piece of land that park advocates and environmentalists consider an important nesting area for wildlife, into three holes for his Liberty National Golf Club.
Liberty State Park Meeting Sparks Outrage
Organizers of the June 9 meeting that had been planned by Jermaine Robinson and billed as a community forum did not let any residents who attended it speak.
902 Brewing Co. Opens Its Doors — and Its Heart
After six years, 902 Brewing’s doors officially opened on May 12 in the midst of a pandemic. The rooftop deck may not be open nor the bar finished, but the founders are selling four-packs of beer for pickup at their location at 101 Pacific Ave in Bergen-Lafayette.
Viola Richardson, Warrior for Jersey City
On Friday, April 10, former Jersey City police officer and Ward F Councilwoman Viola Richardson passed away from Covid-19 complications. She was 74. As the city mourns her passing, friends and colleagues are posting tributes to her on social media that speak of her activism, resilience and devotion to her community.