There’s no reason why painters shouldn’t share canvases, or hang their work on the same walls, or approach audiences shoulder to shoulder, just like a pair of emcees would. That Clarence Rich and Mr. Mustart grew up on hip-hop is apparent from the work they do. They understand the benefits of joining forces.
It took the Jersey City Board of Education five attempts to approve a budget for the 2021-22 school year. After spontaneous motions for funding arrangements outside the proposed budget failed, the board approved by a 5-4 vote the $827,401 budget presented by Superintendent of Schools Franklin Walker, which officials and activists say comes the closest to full funding the district has had in a decade.
In a new report, Jersey City ranked behind Newark for total excessive force complaints over a five year period, according to a report in northjersey.com.
The Jersey City Board of Education has until tomorrow to decide whether to approve a $681 million budget that fully funds the city’s public schools and raises the school tax levy by $103.7 million.
Two weeks ago, Journal Square resident Kevin Bing announced his candidacy for the Ward C city council seat currently held by Richard Boggiano. We sat down with Bing to find out why he’s running and what he hopes to accomplish. Here are the edited highlights.
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.
He was here for just 15 months but the impact Jeffrey Trzeciak had as director of the Jersey City Public Library will likely be felt far longer. That was the theme of an outpouring of plaudits from colleagues and patrons alike voiced at Tuesday night’s meeting of the JCPL Board of Trustees, marked by the director’s last official appearance.
Last night, with only two votes in favor and four abstentions, the city council approved a resolution supporting a change in the way candidates for office are listed on the ballot.
Governor Phil Murphy has signed an executive order increasing indoor capacity limits for certain businesses and increasing both the general indoor and outdoor gathering limits. These changes will go into effect on Friday, March 19th at 6:00 a.m., aligned with increases in capacity in Connecticut and New York.
Today the mayor announced the launch of an online application process for Jersey City Youth Works, a multi-program initiative providing summer employment and enrichment opportunities to more than 3,000 youth, ages 15-24 years.