Jeffrey Trzeciak Appointed as Jersey City Library Director

“This marks an exciting new chapter for the Jersey City Free Public Library,” said Curt Harris, the library’s board president. “The case for Jeffrey’s candidacy [is] quite compelling because he is truly invested in social equity and diversity and inclusion issues in all areas rather than paying mere lip service.”

8 Places to Volunteer Over the Holidays

If you want to give back to your community, volunteering is a great idea. From providing meals for children to saving animals to improving the lives of those less fortunate, the opportunities are vast.

Slowly but Surely, the Poured-in-Place Concrete Skate Park is Coming

For the park’s future skaters, here are some features that are to be incorporated into the design: a lay-back bank, hipped quarter pipes, a roller, an A-frame ledge combo, a split-level A-frame with gap, a three-stair rail, bump to ledge, kicker gap, flat rail over gap, clam shell, quarter pipe extension, pump bump. It will also include a backyard bowl at a 6-foot maximum depth with a 3,600-square-foot circumference.

Greenville Gets Public Safety Support

Once an area of disinterest and neglect, Jersey City’s Greenville ward is getting more attention from the city’s current administration in the areas of public safety and recreation.

Is a Settlement Near for the 6th Street Embankment?

When advocates for Jersey City’s Harsimus Cove/Sixth Street Embankment look up at the old rail structure, they see the prospect for an East of the Hudson High Line – albeit with nuanced ecological features – but after more than a decade of court battles and an estimated $1 million in legal fees expended by the city, is that vision doomed to be pie in the sky?

Education: “We Want to Go Home!”

Despite months of back-and-forth discussion regarding the future of Jersey City’s A. Harry Moore Laboratory School, located at 2078 JFK Blvd. opposite New Jersey City University, a long-term solution to the school’s shuttering remains up in the air.

No matter the outcome, short-term rental fight, related issues, will persist

Activists advocating for the Vote Yes campaign want residents to support city-approved regulations that would place some limits on short-term rentals. Those backing the Vote No campaign want residents to reject the regulations set to go into effect next year; their hope is the city will instead go back to the drawing board and draft a different set of regulations that targets “bad actors” on the short-term rental scene and places fewer restrictions on everyone else.

School Board Chair Seeks Reelection on November 5 Despite Financial Mismanagement Allegations

With the next Jersey City Board of Education (JCBOE) election just days away, voters could reelect current Board Chair Sudhan Thomas despite a looming lawsuit against him alleging financial impropriety during his stint as interim head of the city’s job training program. Not only could Thomas win a second school board term, he would be allowed to serve the term since neither the allegations nor the pending lawsuit would legally bar him from doing so.

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