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City Council Backs off Study of Jersey City 911 System, St. Paul’s Ave. Plan Moves Ahead

Heeding the calls of angry Jersey City 911 emergency dispatchers, the City Council has backed off—at least for now—from a city administration proposal to rehire Princeton-based IXP Corp. to complete “initial workshops, technology assessment and gap analysis” at a cost of $213,085. At Thursday night’s meeting, the council voted to withdraw a resolution that would […]

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Jersey City’s Liberal Cannabis Policy Meets Resistance in the Heights 

Jersey City’s the sky’s the limit policy on marijuana dispensaries is suddenly meeting with resistance in the Heights, where residents are concerned about issues ranging from teen smoking to aesthetics. As of March 13, the city’s Cannabis Control Board has approved 44 marijuana dispensaries including a disproportionate number — 14 — in Ward D.  In […]

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New Jersey Together Celebrates County’s Progress on Prison Reform

Leaders of the group New Jersey Together gathered yesterday to thank Hudson County officials for reforms which will help the incarcerated address outstanding warrants and fines during their detention. Speakers called for statewide adoption of the measures. “We are talking about getting people before a judge so that they can resolve all of their debts […]

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Democratic Organization Endorses McKnight, Stamato and Sampson

The Hudson County Democratic Organization announced its endorsements today for the State Senate and Assembly seats in the 31st Legislative District. The HCDO said it would support Assemblywoman Angela McKnight for the Senate seat currently occupied by the retiring Sandra Cunningham. Cunningham, the widow of former Jersey City mayor Glenn Cunningham, was first elected to […]

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Clerk Gets Tenure, Rec Head Gets a Grand Sendoff and Ferry Bids Are Nixed by Council

One Jersey City civil servant received plaudits and earned tenure while another veteran worker bade farewell at the City Council session last Thursday, Feb. 23. The council voted 8-0, with Ward C Councilmember Richard Boggiano absent, to reappoint Sean J. Gallagher, municipal clerk and local registrar of vital records, to a second three-year term through […]