“We are deeply troubled by the recent resolutions slammed through by the Hoboken and Jersey City municipal councils that oppose the desperately needed widening of the New Jersey Turnpike extension.”
Seven members of the Jersey City Municipal Council are co-sponsoring a resolution rejecting a plan to widen a section of the New Jersey Turnpike.
Safe Streets JC will hold a virtual workshop at 7 pm tonight on the $4.7B widening of the turnpike extension (I-78) from Newark to Bayonne and through Jersey City.
The NJTA has been sticking to its plan to widen a section of the Newark Bay/Hudson County Extension between Interchange 14A in Bayonne and the Columbus Drive exit in Jersey City, claiming it will lead to reduced traffic congestion along the approach to the Holland Tunnel.
In a surprise move, the City Council is poised to vote tonight on an ordinance reorganizing the city’s Forestry Department, possibly undermining recommendations made by The Jersey City Shade Tree Committee.
A consultant recommends that Jersey City prioritize all forms of tree maintenance over tree planting.
Local residents and activists are charging that the city botched the design and planting of 80 new trees installed as part of Central Avenue’s $4 million, mile-long refurbishment.
Jersey City’s decision to reduce street sweeping from two days to one day per week is being hailed by some motorists as a welcome respite from parking tickets and the hassle of car moving. However, if the experience of other cities is any guide, the tradeoff may be dirtier streets, clogged sewers, flooding, and water pollution.