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Op-Ed: How Are Restoring Habitat, Trails and 61 Acres for Outdoor Sports Racist?

Two weeks ago, the Hudson County View published an op-ed by New Jersey NAACP President Richard Smith in which he claimed that the NJ DEP’s plan to add 61 acres of fields for outdoor recreational sports and restore over 200 acres of habitat was an act of “blatant racism.” The Paul Fireman-backed People’s Park Foundation quickly piled on, thanking Smith for […]

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Letter: Hey, Jersey City! Pass Right to Counsel Law

On Wednesday, April 12th at the Jersey City Council meeting, dozens of residents and supporters were animated enough by housing issues to spend five hours in the chamber and speak on behalf of two related ordinances. Members of the Jersey City government have often chosen the interests of development companies and landlords over those of renters, who […]

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Editorial: With a Touch of Orwell, Mayor Misleads Again on Crime Stats

In December, former Jersey City business administrator and Fulop protégé Brian Platt was quoted as saying, “In Jersey, we had a mayor who would just make up numbers on the fly from the podium.” We couldn’t help but think of Platt’s words following a recent interview in which the mayor was asked why the city no longer publishes […]

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Letter: Mayor and Council, Keep Eastbound Traffic on St. Pauls Ave.

Dear Mr. Mayor and City Councilpersons,  We strongly oppose the city’s plan (proposed City Ordinance 23-027) to permanently close St. Pauls Ave. to eastbound traffic between Tonnele Ave and Kennedy Boulevard.  The plan overlooks the detrimental impact to residents and businesses in the immediate area as well as to the greater Journal Square area.  There is no […]

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