Editorial: The Immoral Price of Pompidou

Pompidou Jersey City will be expensive, very expensive. And the use of so much money on a cultural project that will cater largely to highly educated, well-heeled residents is simply immoral given the city’s myriad needs and vast economic disparities.

A Message to the Muralists

I have a question for the muralists — here and elsewhere. Are you sure that what you are adding is better than what you are subtracting?  Is what you have to say important enough, or urgent enough, that you’re ready to sideline, the work of another creator?

Editorial: A City Council Waste Deep in the Swamp

Last night, in a stunning display of arrogance and negligence, the Jersey City Municipal Council approved the appointments of two judges who may well be ineligible to serve, brushing aside a request from Ward E Councilman James Solomon that the vote be postponed for further investigation.

Letter: Mayor Fulop, Slow Down on Returning City Employees to Worksites

Tuesday’s announcement to mandate employees back to the office in full force does not seem to follow a logical safe practice for a return to office given the current high positive rate and the non-requirement of Covid testing for employees. While we recognize that not all employees can perform their duties from home, where it is possible employees should continue on a work from home with a rotating schedule for onsite work to keep contact and possible transmission to a minimum.

Editorial: Now Is Not the Time for LSC High School

It’s hard to deny the initial allure of the mayor’s plan to build Liberty Science Center High School, a $45 million “state-of-the-art” facility that would “offer skill-centric science, technology, engineering, and math classes for 400 science-talented high school students in grades 9–12.”

Op Ed: Rail Can Grow Under Representative Payne

New Jersey residents should be grateful to know that Congressman Donald Payne of Newark will direct rail related policy in the U.S. House of Representatives as the new Chairman of the relevant subcommittee. Congressman Payne has a history of advocacy on transportation issues and has been a leading voice in the need to improve the nation’s railroads.