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Council Pulls Mental Health Contract, City Spokeswoman Draws Fire

The police shooting of Andrew Washington continued to reverberate on Thursday night as the Municipal Council pulled a contract for a response team to handle mental health related 911 calls, and multiple speakers lambasted the city’s spokeswoman for comments she made about the Bergen-Lafayette man’s death. The $4 million, three-year, contract with Jersey City Medical […]

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Substitute Teacher Charged with Sex Crimes Involving Students

A Jersey City public school substitute teacher has been arrested in connection with alleged sex crimes involving students. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, Fayez Yassa, 64, of Jersey City was arrested yesterday by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit. He is alleged to have committed sex crimes with two Jersey City […]

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Council Mulls Civilian Complaint Review Board, Mental Health Unit

Four of Jersey City’s nine lawmakers have endorsed state legislation calling for the creation of civilian complaint review boards statewide. The bill, A-1515, sponsored by Assemblywoman Angela McKnight (D-31st District), of Jersey City, would grant such board subpoena power and the ability to play a role in the investigation of complaints. McKnight’s bill seeks to […]

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City Hired Convicted Bribe-Taker for “Temporary” Job That Paid $159k

A former Jersey City building inspector convicted of taking bribes was re-hired by the city as a temporary seasonal worker and earned $159,000 last year. According to sources, the Randolph Condi cited in a Jersey City Times article last month as one of several highly compensated temporary seasonal workers assigned to the business administrator’s office, […]

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