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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 […]