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Sixteen Jersey City Residents Arrested in Warrant Sweep

Sixteen Jersey City residents were arrested during a county-wide warrant sweep this month. Led by Hudson County Sheriff Frank X. Schillari, the “December Operation” resulted in the arrests of 27 people in total.   Warrants are issued when a defendant in a criminal proceeding fails to appear for a scheduled court date. “I’m very proud of […]

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Council Narrowly Approves Construction Agreement for SciTech Scity High School

With only four City Council members in favor, the council on Wednesday approved a resolution authorizing a project development agreement for construction of SciTech Scity, the STEM-focused high school to be built adjacent to Liberty Science Center and run by the Hudson County School of Technology.  Parties to the agreement include the city, Hudson County, the […]

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Local Car Dealership Caught Violating Consumer Protection Laws

New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Consumer Affairs have announced a settlement with a Jersey City-based car dealership accused of violating consumer protection laws.   According to the announcement, Fleet Lease Network, Inc., has agreed to an $8,777.00 settlement to resolve an investigation into allegations that it engaged in deceptive advertising […]

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Size of Fire Department Reaches “Historic” High

The Jersey City Fire Department has reached a “historic” high of 682 uniformed firefighters and superiors, according to an administration announcement today.  The number was reached today as Mayor Fulop, Public Safety Director James Shea, and Fire Chief Steven McGill swore in 21 new firefighters who will be joining “the state’s largest municipal fire department.” The ceremony […]

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City Hall Park and Expanded Homeless Services in Ward C Dominate Council Caucus

A new park behind City Hall that could dislodge employee parking and a plan to expand services for the homeless near Dickinson High School in Ward C dominated Monday night’s City Council caucus meeting. Also discussed were tree planting, increased police overtime costs, and more fiscal responsibilities associated with redevelopment of the Loew’s Theater. In […]

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Local Insurrectionist Hector Vargas Convicted on all Counts

Jersey City resident Hector Vargas, a self-described homeless activist who posted photos from inside the Capitol Building during the January 6, 2021 insurrection, was convicted yesterday after a five day jury trial in the United States District Court in Washington, D.C. The jury found Vargas guilty of Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building; Disorderly […]