State officials have reported thousands of new cases daily and shared data that shows how some situations — like youth sports and private parties — appear to have an outsize role in the spread.
A 50-story building with 810 rental apartments and a new pre-K-5 public school are coming to two blocks of Downtown currently occupied by 38 deteriorating single family homes.
But in New Jersey, where nearly 10,500 new cases have been diagnosed this week, state leaders said Thursday that they will stick to the current plan that allows district and local health officials to decide what is best for the community’s schools. Currently, roughly one in five districts is providing remote lessons only, they said, and relatively few outbreaks have been tied directly to schools.
The state Department of Education is reporting a significant drop in the last month of districts and other public schools going all-remote, with nearly a third moving instead to a hybrid model that includes both remote and in-person schooling.
The decision to remove 80 trees along the public walkway in Jersey City’s Society Hill was controversial and exposed deep flaws in governance in both Society Hill and city hall.
Last week the Salem Lafayette houses in Bergen Lafayette got a new owner, Camber Property Group. Self described as “an emerging leader in New York City mixed income and workforce housing development,” I seized on the opportunity to interview its Principal, Rick Gropper and find out what all the fuss was about.
Rapper, singer, songwriter, actress, and producer Queen Latifah was seen today on Jersey Avenue shooting a scene for her upcoming crime drama “The Equalizer.”
Health care leaders in New Jersey — and across the nation — are hoping a collaborative training effort to improve infection control and resident care at nursing homes can help avoid a repeat of what happened in spring, when coronavirus cases nearly overwhelmed many long-term care facilities.
Local election results yielded few surprises last night. Yousef Saleh has garnered 4,854 votes in a special election to complete the term of the late Michael Yun for Ward D of the Jersey City Municipal Council. Saleh was backed by mayor Steven Fulop. Patrick Ambrossi came in second with 1,325 votes, Cynthia Hadjiyannis received 1,003. Rafael Torres and Lenny Lambert received 872 and 238 respectively. Perhaps the biggest surprise of the night was the vote on a referendum to fund the arts by way of a property assessment. As of this writing, the yes votes had garnered 36,585 votes with 20,916 voting no. In the hotly contested race for three seats on the Board of Education, the Education Matters team of Lorenzo Richardson, Gina Verdibello and Lekendrick Shaw appears to have handily defeated Asheenia Johnson, Sonia Cintron and Karen Poliski of Change for Children.
COVID-19 ‘second wave’ hits NJ, cases likely to surge over next three months