Bill Seeks to Clean Air in Low Income Communities

A bill recently passed by the State Senate aims to make sure that communities already overburdened with potentially harmful pollutants are able to block new or expanded electric plants, incinerators, sewage treatment plants, landfills, solid waste facilities, or other major sources of pollution.

Candidate Hector Oseguera: An Interview

Under normal circumstances, a campaign like mine would be under a lot of pressure to overcome a financial disparity between an incumbent and somebody like myself.  But at a time like this, those power disparities have really flattened because we’re all confined to the same digital spaces which is the only real way to make an sort of real outreach.

What does “Defunding” the Police Mean?

In the aftermath of the police killing of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, by a Minneapolis Police Officer and the ensuing national protests to defund the police, how Jersey City should change its own spending and policing practices depends on which residents and politicians one asks.

Former Fulop Insider Indicted

Former Fulop aid Thomas Bertoli, was indicted by a grand jury on three counts of tax evasion, one count of corrupt interference with the administration of the Internal Revenue Laws and four counts of failure to file a tax return.

Murphy Announces Increased Indoor and Outdoor Gathering Limits

Governor Phil Murphy today announced increased indoor and outdoor gathering capacity limits. Indoor gatherings are now limited to 25% capacity of the rooms in which they will take place, with a maximum of 100 persons. Outdoor gatherings are now limited to 250 persons, and outdoor religious services and political activities will continue to have no numerical limits. 

Juneteenth: A Broken Promise?

Juneteenth is sometimes referred to as “Fourth of July for black people.” Reporter and essayist Assata Wright doesn’t view history quite as flatteringly.