Group to Map “Heat Islands” in Greenville and Bergen-Lafayette

Sustainable JC, a network of community groups and individuals advocating for more environmentally friendly practices and policies in Jersey City, this summer will map heat “islands,” areas of unusually high temperature and air pollution triggered by a disproportionate area of heat-absorbing asphalt and a paucity of trees, in Greenville and Bergen-Lafayette.

Jersey City police car

Case Ruled Homicide, Cause of Death Identified

The Regional Medical Examiner in Newark has ruled that a 40-year-old Bergen-Lafayette man found dead in his apartment by the police on April 27th during an early morning welfare check, died from multiple blunt force trauma to the torso.

Could Liberty State Park Have More Amenities?

With its spectacular views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Liberty State Park (LSP) easily ranks as the crown jewel of New Jersey’s state park system but some people are asking why it can’t offer more in the way of amenities. Questions surrounding food concessions, transportation options and a renovation of the crumbling train shed have been overshadowed by the debates over Caven Point and the restoration of the park interior.

Mayor Steven Fulop Jersey City

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.”