Jersey City Schools will receive a grant from the state to help retrofit schools with green infrastructure and rain gardens. According to an announcement today by Commissioner of Environmental Protection Shawn M. LaTourette, the grant is part of a $7 million statewide program to enhance and modernize local stormwater management practices and infrastructure and to […]
Sustainable Jersey City will offer its Certificate Program in Urban Sustainability beginning on March 14. A fast track immersive course on the principles of urban sustainability, resiliency and a balanced urban ecology, the program has trained more than 250 urban sustainability leaders since its launch in 2014. The program spans 30 hours in total — […]
It was 2017, and Jersey City Forester Ryan Metz had had enough. After only nine months on the job he tendered his resignation, frustrated by the city’s underfunded and dysfunctional forestry program. In an explosive four page resignation memo obtained by the Jersey City Times, Metz catalogued myriad problems and detailed his ideas for addressing […]
With the New Jersey Turnpike as a backdrop, a coalition of activists and local officials gathered yesterday to protest a $4.7 billion plan that would rebuild and widen the turnpike over an 8.1 mile stretch from Exit 14 in Newark to the Holland Tunnel. Work would include replacement of the Newark Bay Bridge. The project, […]
How well Jersey City is doing on the sustainability front depends upon who you ask. Two financial websites come down on opposite sides of the question, one placing Jersey City firmly among the top cities when it comes to “greenness” but another putting Jersey City in the bottom third. The founder of a local environmental […]
Photos taken during and after Sandy show a city knocked back on its heels.
Stephanie Daniels on how the film came about. Sandy 10 Years After is made from footage both Mark and I shot — he with GoPro on his head (all the 10/29 exterior shots) and me with my phone. I edited the first part on 10/29/12 and kept thinking hey this storm isn’t so bad — […]
In what has become an annual ritual, on Monday at the monthly meeting of the Shade Tree Committee, Jersey City’s new forester, Mike DiCiancia, acknowledged that the city’s top priority for trees should be pruning and removals, not planting, something the city has failed to budget for adequately (or even specifically) for fifteen years. In […]
In New Jersey, state officials attempting to ease congestion on the section of the New Jersey Turnpike that leads to the Holland Tunnel are backing the type of plan urban economists worldwide have said encourages more traffic: widening the roadway so more cars can fit on it.
In an interview on News 12 New Jersey, Murphy explained that the widening would permit a “dramatic increase” in the use of electric vehicles.