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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.

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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?

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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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Publisher’s Letter

This first “issue” dated October 15, 2019, is just a beginning, a seed that will hopefully grow into something larger and better. We hope to regularly update the site with new content. Most important, we hope that Jersey City Times will in some small way help to better educate everyone about what makes Jersey City a great place to live and how we can make it even better.

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Jersey City’s School Funding Crisis: Where Are We Now?

Jersey City is in the midst of a structural, multi-year school-funding crisis that has already led to one year of increased school taxes combined with school budget cuts. Given the disparity between what the State of New Jersey dictates that the Jersey City Public Schools should spend on each student and the local resources that Jersey City chooses to spend on its public schools, this destructive combination will likely result again in the years ahead.