The decision to remove 80 trees along the public walkway in Jersey City’s Society Hill was controversial and exposed deep flaws in governance in both Society Hill and city hall.
With Wednesday night’s re-election defeats of board trustees Sonya “Terry” Still, Peter Went and Robyn Grodner, the turmoil at The Ethical Community Charter School (TECCS) over the ouster of former principal Marta Bergamini, may be over.
New questions are being raised about possible connections between a Saudi diplomat alleged to have supported 9-11 jihadists and the Al-Tawheed Islamic Center on West Side Avenue.
On September 12, members of the Jersey City community gathered on the lawn of Mana Contemporary to shop for free art supplies and books.
Amidst some public calls to defund the police, on August 12 the Jersey City Municipal Council voted 7–2 to hire 23 new police officers.
Construction of the Morris Canal Greenway in Jersey City is slated to begin in Spring 2021 but is opposed by local residents who fear loss of parking.
The Wittpenn Bridge, which spans the Hackensack River and connects Jersey City and Kearny, will reopen to traffic in 2021.
A bill recently passed by the State Senate aims to make sure that communities already overburdened with potentially harmful pollutants are able to block new or expanded electric plants, incinerators, sewage treatment plants, landfills, solid waste facilities, or other major sources of pollution.