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.
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?
The problem is that political machines in New Jersey are self-perpetuating; they are both the result and the cause of entrenched, unaccountable power.
Hundreds of Sindhi Americans marched from New York City to Washington, D.C., recently to draw attention to the kidnappings and human rights violations suffered by Sindhi Hindu girls in Pakistan.
As parents of Jersey City school students grapple with the reality of kids stuck at home tethered to computers for the foreseeable future, a sad spectacle of finger pointing has broken out among the parties responsible for this debacle.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Hudson County is one of the most racially diverse places in the country. Unfortunately, communities of color are severely underrepresented in our county-run COVID-19 vaccination site.