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Board of Education Approves Contract Raising Teachers’ Salaries Across District

The Jersey City Board of Education approved a renewed four-year contract that will give Jersey City teachers long-awaited raises. Under the new contract, teachers will receive a yearly salary increase of four percent until 2027.  The Board of Education and the Jersey City Education Association (the union representing Jersey City’s district teachers) negotiated the agreement […]

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Authorities Disclose More Details on Yesterday’s Deadly Greenville Crash

Authorities are disclosing more details surrounding yesterday’s deadly Greenville car crash. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, Desiree Milow, 36, of Jersey City, died at the scene after colliding with six vehicles along Garfield Avenue between Danforth Avenue and Wegman Parkway. A video of a police officer unsuccessfully attempting to administer CPR to Milow […]

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Audit Finds Severe Shortcomings in Schools’ ‘Financial Management’

An independent financial audit of the Jersey City Schools found serious concerns regarding how the district manages all aspects of its finances, including missing payroll information, late federal payroll tax payments, and months of utility bill arrears. Some of the other most serious infractions include failing to report paid time off data, failing to monitor […]

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Right-To-Counsel Moves Forward, Smoke Shops to be Licensed

The Jersey City City Council Wednesday night took the first step to establishing a “Right to Counsel” for the city’s tenants who comprise about 70 percent of the population and who, advocates say, face increasing prospects of evictions by landlords’ hiking rents to unprecedented numbers. Tenants at Portside Towers on the city’s waterfront, in particular, […]

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City Unveils Mural Saluting Tuskegee Airmen with Local Roots

This past Saturday, during a “Special Remembrance” ceremony at the Pershing Field Veterans Community Center, Jersey City unveiled a mural dedicated to city residents who served with the Tuskegee Airmen, a unit of Black military pilots and crew members who served primarily in World War II. Assemblyman Raj Mukherji (D-33rd district), a Marine Corps veteran, told the crowd […]