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Letter: Does The Jersey City Police Dept. Need 18 Deputy Chiefs?

Dear Editor: I read your recent article, “Boggiano Rips 911 and Lack of Traffic Enforcement During Public Safety Budget Hearing.” Like the council members, I am perplexed about the 18 deputy chiefs the Jersey City Police Department has on its roster.  According to their operational website, the New York Police Department has approximately 20 chiefs directing […]

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Letter: The City Should Prioritize Violent Crime not Parking Violations

Dear Editor, I write to bring attention to the disproportionate focus on parking enforcement, overshadowing the pressing need to address escalating violent crimes and burglaries within our community. The recent incident involving Andrew Jerome Washington serves as a stark reminder of the urgency of this matter. Governor Phil Murphy’s stance on the impact of punitive […]

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Letter: Bayfront’s 35% Affordable Housing Isn’t Nearly Enough

While Steven Fulop touts Bayfront’s 30-year tax abatement as progressive and the only means to gain affordable housing, the Jersey City mayor neglects to address the overall sacrifice to the community and taxpayers altogether.  With rising property taxes and a housing shortage (for affordable places to live) this agreement falls short of progressive and should […]

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Letter: Council Should Act After Washington Death, Apportion Bayfront Pilot Fairly

Dear Jersey City Municipal Council, Our city is facing immense challenges today. A resident, Andrew Jerome Washington was killed by our police earlier this month during a mental health crisis.  Based on the information released to date, it is unfathomable to believe that the situation could not have had a better outcome with Mr. Washington not being killed.  […]

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Editorial: Public Safety Director Shea Must Go

Last week the city witnessed the heartbreaking and completely avoidable death of Andrew Jerome Washington at the hands of poorly supervised police officers from the elite Emergency Services Unit. Washington’s killing has rightly enraged many and brought calls for change. That change should begin with the departure of Public Safety Director James Shea, who has […]

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