On Wednesday, April 12th at the Jersey City Council meeting, dozens of residents and supporters were animated enough by housing issues to spend five hours in the chamber and speak on behalf of two related ordinances. Members of the Jersey City government have often chosen the interests of development companies and landlords over those of renters, who […]
Jersey City Opinion
Letter: Combination of JCAST and 14c Will Concentrate Art Downtown
Well, Tris, it appears you and Robinson will get your wish, a ‘more concentrated’ JCAST. Tying it to 14c will concentrate attendees downtown leaving the rest of the city’s art communities (with the possible exception of Bergen-Lafayette) out in the cold (and the change to mid-October almost guarantees this). When will those managing this city and […]
Letter: Should the Times Have Used an “Unconfirmed Report” on Paris Junket?
Regarding your recent editorial, offering conjecture about whether or not covid funds were used to pay for the trip to Paris by Fulop et al, I am struck by your use of the phrase “The Jersey City Times has received an unconfirmed report.” Although born and raised in Jersey City, I haven’t lived there since […]
Op-Ed: Why Our Community Deserves a Say in Cannabis Board Appointments
As a resident of Jersey City, I am deeply concerned about the recent announcement that Mayor Steven Fulop will be appointing members to the city’s cannabis board without any input from the community. Even the City Council also had to rush the approval process for certain individuals, which is not suitable for such an important […]
Were Charges Brought Against Solomon Political Payback?
Were charges lodged against Ward E Councilman James Solomon last week political payback? It sure looks that way. On Sunday Hudson County View and New Jersey Globe received a tip. Solomon had been hit with three summonses after damaging another car while parallel parking. Apparently, Solomon was out with his kids last Friday when he […]
Letter: Via isn’t Great for Senior Citizens
I have a problem with this share ride company and some of their drivers. I’m a senior citizen but still go to work Monday through Thursday. Via was created after the removal of several vital bus lines like the #4 bus going through Lafayette into Greenville serving also rides to the Newport Mall. I live in Lafayette […]
Letter: Vote for Board of Ed Candidates Who Will Put the Kids First
I am a working mom, a homeowner, and a Jersey City resident. With the Jersey City Board of Education elections coming up- I find myself increasingly concerned about some of the messaging coming from candidates running for BOE Trustee positions. The BOE elections and candidate platforms tend to not focus on the needs of the […]
Op-Ed: Jersey City’s 2022 Budget is Unacceptable
By James Solomon Jersey City’s 2022 budget is unacceptable. It raises taxes while slashing critical programs, and it is months overdue—a clear indication of the failure of this entire process.To prevent future failures, it is crucial to outline how this happened and what we can do to prevent it from happening again. The first issue […]
Editorial: The Attorney General Must Investigate the DeGise Hit-and-Run
Answers to the many questions surrounding the DeGise hit-and-run must come from an investigative agency independent of Jersey City and Hudson County politics.
Op Ed: DeGise Must Resign
Given this criminal behavior and blatant disregard for the health and well-being of her constituents as well as the damage to the credibility of her office, we believe Councilwoman DeGise has demonstrated herself unfit for the office she serves.