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Dear Reader:

I know it’s not a great time to ask for money.  I get it.  And to those of you who have been laid off or do gig work, read no further.  You obviously get a pass.  But I am writing to the rest of you for your support because the Jersey City Times is now in a bind. Simply put, running an online newspaper — paying our wonderful writers and  editors — costs money, real money.  And we are now running very low.

Even before Covid-19 blindsided all of us, we needed to solicit small monthly donations.  Thankfully some of you responded — but it wasn’t enough.

We had planned to roll out ads for local businesses this month but then, well,  you know.  What’s the saying about God and plans?

We’re asking you for a cup of coffee each month, a grande drip coffee at Starbucks.  For 2.99 each month, you can sign up to support our mission of providing in-depth coverage of Jersey City’s people, politics, art, music, theater and just about anything that matters.

If you have doubts about Jersey City Times’ value, scroll through our articles. Read Dan Levin’s Covid-19 updates. Read Sally Deering’s in-depth reports on city council and board of education meetings.  Read Tris McCall’s art reviews — and James Broderick’s book reviews.  Take a look at our events calendar.

We think we’re providing the kind of substantive reporting and information that, until now, Jersey City has lacked; we hope you agree. If you do, if you are willing to subscribe for just $2.99 a month, click here.

Thanks so much. Let’s get through this together.

All the best,

 

Aaron Morrill
Publisher

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Information on Gatherings, Fundraisers, and Resources


From the Office of Ward E Councilman James Solomon:

As the city grapples with Tuesday’s events, we want to ensure everyone knows about gatherings, fundraisers, and resources to grieve and giveback together.

Events:

  • Today, 12/12, 7-8pm: The City Council and NJCU organized a candlelight vigil on campus (2039 JFK Blvd).
  • Today, 12/12, 7-9pm: For a less formal gathering, Grace Van Vorst is opening its doors to all for mutual support, processing, and remembrance with food, music, prayer, and togetherness. 7-9 p.m. (39 Erie St.)
  • Tomorrow (Friday), 12/13, 4:30pm: Hudson County Students Demand Action will host a rally / vigil at the City Hall Annex (1 Jackson Square) at 4:30.

Resources:

  1. Go Fund Me for Det. Joseph Seals – https://www.gofundme.com/f/for-det-seals-and-his-family
  2. Go Fund Me for Miguel Douglas Rodriguez – https://www.gofundme.com/f/douglas-rodriguez-victim-of-the-jc-shooting?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet
  3. Go Fund Me for Michael Rumberger: (livery driver murdered on Saturday in Bayonne. The two suspects in the Tuesday shooting are also the suspects in his murder) – https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-me-give-my-dad-the-proper-burial?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=m_pd+share-sheet

Support:

  • If you would like a safe, trained counselor to talk to about what you or your children are feeling today, the toll-free national Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7 toll-free crisis counseling in multiple languages and Deaf/hard-of-hearing relay services at 800–985–5990 (for Spanish, press 2) or by texting ‘TalkWithUs’ or ‘Hablanos’ to 66746.
  • Some resources on talking to loved ones and taking care of yourself as we move through this together: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline/disaster-types/mass-violence

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