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Affordable Housing in Journal Square and Beyond Dominates Council Caucus

Affordable housing took up the lion’s share of time during yesterday’s municipal council caucus. Following through on a pledge to narrow the socio-economic shelter gap confronting many residents, Ward C Councilman Richard Boggiano is pushing for a more equitable share of affordable housing in the Journal Square area. To facilitate that goal, Boggiano is seeking […]

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Journal Square Man Seized with Drugs as Children Look On

With two children looking on, authorities arrested a 38-year-old man in his Journal Square residence early Friday morning and charged him with multiple drug-related crimes. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs Task Force arrested Robert Johnson, of Jersey City, following their execution of a court-authorized search […]

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“Polygon” Dazzles at Commuter Gallery

Clarence Rich and Mustart go together like beats and rhymes. Mustart supplies the gorgeous melting shapes in sherbet-colored aerosol; Rich answers with hard-edged, hallway-like designs inspired by the crystals of a chemically complex metal. A Mustart piece is often populated by gonzo characters pulled from popular media and marinated in bright paint; Clarence Rich brings […]

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Bomb Threat at India Square Ends When Police Collar Suspect

Calls about a possible bomb threat brought several police emergency cruisers andfire rigs to Jersey City’s India Square Friday night as pre-Independence Day holidaycrowds of diners and shoppers filled Newark Avenue. Bluecoats blocked off sections of the avenue as officers investigated the situationas civilian onlookers waited … and waited. Some two hours later, the drama […]

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Council Nixes St. Pauls Plan, Green Lights 911 Contract and Right-to-Counsel

At Wednesday’s meeting, the City Council gave a thumbs-down to a proposal to make St. Pauls Avenue one-way, while approving a controversial contract to study the city’s 911 call center and moving ahead on a “right-to-counsel” law. After hearing arguments pro and con from a clearly divided neighborhood, the council voted to reject city transportation […]