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.

Schools Leaders Elaborate on September Reopening

The Jersey City Board of Education started the 2019-20 school year with a $120 million budget shortfall, according to Superintendent Walker, but through efficiencies and the payroll tax it is on track to deliver a balanced budget.

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.

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.

Tom Bertoli, Former Fulop Consultant, Charged With Tax Evasion

Tom Bertoli, a businessman and former campaign consultant of Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, has been charged with tax evasion, failure to pay taxes, and corrupt interference with administration of Internal Revenue laws. If convicted, he faces hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and one to five years in prison.