Union City has required bars and restaurants to install security cameras inside and out. Jersey City has not. Some say CCTV does little to curb crime. Is Jersey City’s approach the right one?
Fine Print: What to Watch for as NJ Lawmakers Examine Gov. Phil Murphy’s Emergency-Borrowing Proposal
The pace of new borrowing has slowed during Murphy’s tenure. But New Jersey has for years been ranked by many measures as one of the nation’s most indebted states, including debt per capita and debt as a share of gross-domestic product, (GDP).
Murphy Announces Resumption of Child Care Services, Youth Day Camps and Organized Sports
Last night, Governor Phil Murphy signed and executive order allowing the resumption of child care services, youth day camps, and organized sports.
Jersey City Covid-19 Updates 5/29
As restrictions ease, here are the latest Jersey City Covid-19 updates.
J.C. School Board Prepares for September Reopening
A week after voting to adopt a $736 million budget for the 2020-2021 school year, the Jersey City Public Schools met to discuss preparations for the September reopening of the district’s 39 schools.
Coronavirus Exposes Jersey City’s Unsung Heroes
There are many unsung heroes on the front lines battling the Covid-19 pandemic in Jersey City and the rest of Hudson County. Much has been written about the healthcare workers who have been risking their lives on a daily basis to battle the coronavirus. But there’s another line of defense laboring mostly in civilian garb out of the limelight, providing equally valuable public service as paid staff and volunteers.
Pandemic-Related Decline in Childhood Vaccines Prompts State Plea to Parents
With a dramatic decline in childhood vaccine rates during the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey officials urged parents to ensure their kids are properly immunized to protect them from measles, mumps and other infectious diseases.
Editorial: Time to Unite Against GrubHub?
The problem of strangulating online delivery fees is a long-term problem. It needs a long-term solution.
No Immediate Cuts in State Aid to Schools in Murphy’s Revised 2020 Spending Plan
But they did not call for a cut in existing direct aid and said districts would get the same overall amount they saw in 2019-2020.
Mayor Fulop Announces Plan to Help Local Businesses Reopen
Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop unveiled a plan on Fri., May 22, to help local businesses reopen once Governor Murphy lifts restrictions instituted in March that currently prohibit all but “essential” firms from operating as normal.