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Closure of Downtown Street Has Businesses Seeing Red

The closure of a small piece of Downtown roadway has become the latest flashpoint on the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza, with business owners and some residents squaring off against Mayor Fulop, Ward E Councilman James Solomon, and the Harsimus Cove Association. In June, with Solomon’s support, Mayor Fulop ordered Barrow Street between Christopher Columbus Drive […]

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911 Workers Say City Continues to Underpay Them Hoping to Bust Union

Workers at Jersey City’s Public Safety Communications Center which handles 911 calls say the city has continued to underpay them, hoping to “bust” their union and privatize the operation. In March, The Jersey City Times reported on systemic problems at the call center including chronic understaffing and poor management that workers said have compromised public safety. […]

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Pompidou is a ‘Circus of Excess and Waste’ says GOP Report

A Republican lawmaker is urging the state to audit Jersey City’s planned French art museum, calling the project slated for outside the Journal Square PATH station a symbol of “unconscionable excess.” Sen. Michael Testa (R-Cumberland) asked the state Senate GOP office to conduct a review of the project, and a memo Testa released Monday says the project’s […]

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Kindle Charter School to Open on Communipaw Avenue This Fall

Kindle Education Public Charter School, originally slated to open in Journal Square, will open this fall instead in Lafayette ­at 373 Communipaw Ave., the site of the nonprofit organization Team Walker. The school recently received final approval from the New Jersey Department of Education for the fall opening. This makes Kindle Education the first independent charter school to open […]