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Jersey City’s Liberal Cannabis Policy Meets Resistance in the Heights 

Jersey City’s the sky’s the limit policy on marijuana dispensaries is suddenly meeting with resistance in the Heights, where residents are concerned about issues ranging from teen smoking to aesthetics. As of March 13, the city’s Cannabis Control Board has approved 44 marijuana dispensaries including a disproportionate number — 14 — in Ward D.  In […]

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Jersey City Awarded $8.1 Million for Traffic Safety Improvements at 33 Intersections along Summit Avenue

Jersey City will receive over $8.1 million in federal funds for safety improvements along Summit Avenue. The improvements will involve 33 intersections from Route 139 to Secaucus Road.  The project, funded by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), will include upgraded traffic signals at 19 intersections, pedestrian signal upgrades, high-visibility crosswalks, curb extensions, and […]

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Skaters Decry Ice Rink Closure

To the consternation of hundreds of local skaters, Jersey City has shut down the Charlie Heger Municipal Ice Rink at Pershing Field due to repeated failures of the ice-making machinery. In a February 10 posting, the city announced that, “After decades of countless repairs and various attempts to fix the 20- to 30-year-old equipment, it […]

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Authorities ask for Public’s Help Identifying Hit and Run Vehicle

The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a pedestrian in the Heights yesterday. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, at approximately 4:35 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department was informed that a pedestrian had been struck […]

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Pedestrian Critical After Heights Hit and Run

A pedestrian is in critical condition following a hit-and-run crash in the Heights yesterday. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, at approximately 4:35 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department was informed that a pedestrian had been struck at the Griffith Street and Sherman Avenue intersection. Responding officers found a 36-year-old Jersey City man with […]

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JCAST22: A Preview and Guide

Hurricanes and walking tours don’t tend to work too well together. The thirty-second annual JCAST may well be a wet one.  If the remnants of Ian tickle the Garden State, it might be plenty windy, too. Since the Jersey City Art and Studio Tour encompasses all six wards of Jersey City, that matters — there’ll be […]