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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 […]

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Letter: Mayor and Council, Keep Eastbound Traffic on St. Pauls Ave.

Dear Mr. Mayor and City Councilpersons,  We strongly oppose the city’s plan (proposed City Ordinance 23-027) to permanently close St. Pauls Ave. to eastbound traffic between Tonnele Ave and Kennedy Boulevard.  The plan overlooks the detrimental impact to residents and businesses in the immediate area as well as to the greater Journal Square area.  There is no […]

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Despite Fire Concerns, City to Make Portion of St. Pauls Avenue One-Way

In hopes of reducing truck traffic and of increasing pedestrian safety along a busy stretch of Kennedy Boulevard near Journal Square, Jersey City plans to make St. Pauls Avenue one-way westbound between Kennedy Boulevard and Tonnelle Avenue. Said the city’s chief fire officer, however, the move could hamper Fire Department capabilities. Currently, many trucks and […]

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New Charter School in Journal Square Selected For Federal Funding 

Kindle Education Public Charter School, a new school opening in Journal Square this fall, will receive $1.25 million from the U.S. Department of Education thanks to the Charter Schools Program of the New Jersey Public Charter Schools Association. Two charter schools in Trenton will receive funding from the same NJPCSA program as well. “The association is proud […]