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July 4, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Reacting to gun violence nationally and locally, the Jersey City Council approved several resolutions last month, acknowledging National Gun Violence Awareness Day and supporting Governor Phil Murphy’s comprehensive gun safety reform. At the June 15 meeting, the council also ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - For the fourth time in a little over a month, bands of protestors made their way through the streets of Jersey City on Friday just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the landmark case Roe vs. Wade, putting women’s reproductive health rights in the hands of lawmakers in ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Jersey City Municipal Council voted to renew the contract of Donohue, Girona, Doria and Tomkins, LLC to perform auditing services for the city. The 7-1 approval of the $322220 contract came over the objection of Councilman James Solomon. “First, the contractors have ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Full time Jersey City employees will be paid a minimum wage of $20 under a new measure announced Thursday by Mayor Steven Fulop. The decision, according to a statement, comes as an effort to allow employees to have an adequate standard of living and help offset nationwide historic ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — As part of an ongoing effort to improve access to affordable transportation options in Jersey City, officials may consider acquiring Port Liberte Ferry Terminal. In a press release Thursday, Mayor Steven Fulop and Councilwoman Denise Ridley announced plans to introduce an ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A lawsuit first filed by several prominent Jersey City businesses in 2019 in an attempt to block the implementation of Jersey City’s payroll tax is headed back to the appellate court. The move comes after the New Jersey Supreme Court affirmed the lower court’s decision that the ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Barkha Patel, Jersey City’s Assistant Business Administrator, has been appointed as the director of the city’s new Department of Infrastructure. The new department was created as part of a restructuring earlier this year.  Patel, whom Ward A Councilwoman Denise Ridley called ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Eleven women will make up the membership of the first Jersey City Women’s Advisory Board.   These women are Ann Andrews, Chelsea S. Duffy, Xiomara Gonzalez, Terri Reynolds Hinton, Nokeima Jones, Eiko La Boria, Alice O’Kane, Bishnu Maya Pariyar, Neida Rivera, Sherry Singh, and ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Jersey City Municipal Council voted earlier this week to hire the law firm of Murphy Orlando LLC to represent the City’s Ward Commission in lawsuit brought against them by Jersey City United Against the Ward Map, a group of community leaders who believe the commission split up ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, immigration groups once again gathered to tackle the tough questions and to promote equity at a conference held in one of the most historic entryways for newcomers into the country. Thousands of immigrants passed through Ellis Island and ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — A plan to connect existing bicycle lanes in Jersey City and Hoboken is in the works. Under the proposal, Jersey City’s protected path on 18th Street would be linked to Hoboken’s bike lanes on Observer Highway using Marin Boulevard as the connector street, according to Jersey ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — A two-month-long project to install protected bicycle lanes on Newark Avenue is set to begin this week in Jersey City. According to the city, work will begin Wednesday and calls for the stretch of roadway between Palisade Avenue and Fifth Street to be resurfaced and restriped ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - With Jersey City’s public school district strapped for cash, Ward F Councilman Frank Gilmore has proposed asking the state to approve a 1 percent income tax. He got the support of six other council members with only Councilman Yousef Saleh voting against it. Saleh believes the ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A cool wind blew from the harbor as city officials joined by LGTBQ activists unfurled the flag commemorating Transgender Day of Visibility above Jersey City Hall. The building, constructed in 1894, has seen more than a century of social reforms including the passing of the 19th ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy is said to be feeling well and is asymptomatic after testing positive for COVID-19 on Thursday.   Murphy's spokesperson Mahen Gunaranta said that the governor took a rapid antigen test that came back positive for COVID-19 on Thursday afternoon "as part of a ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Seeking to get ahead of anticipated increases in interest rates, the Jersey City Municipal Council is ready to borrow $131 million dollars to cover a variety of upcoming capital improvements throughout the city. The council introduced the ordinance at its March 22 meeting and ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Less than 10 years after an extensive renovation was completed on the property, the Jersey City City Council has authorized $304,000 to make repairs to the Historic Apple Tree House.  Officials said work to the exterior has to be done before the problem gets worse. Located ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) recently issued stop-work orders to three contractors performing construction work at 88 Regent Street in Jersey City, where last summer a multi-agency team of more than 60 investigators conducted an unannounced ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ – Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC) received approval from the city’s planning board to build a garden in honor of the thousands of people who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The board voted unanimously March 8 to greenlight the application, which calls for the ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Zoya Tomash didn’t want to leave Kyiv, even though the threat of a Russian invasion was imminent. And even now, days later and thousands of miles away, she still has mixed feelings about leaving when she did, knowing deep down that she still could be helping pAleople deal with the ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - As many of the mask mandates enacted in New Jersey to curb the spread of COVID-19 are lifted, there’s still one place Garden State residents must wear them —while using public transportation. The Transportation Security Administration announced Thursday it will extend the ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ – When members of the Kakar family heard that the United States was exiting Afghanistan and the Taliban were slowly taking over the country again, they realized they needed to get out. Their most immediate relative in the United States was Seema Kakar, who lived in Jersey City. A ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Jersey City Municipal Council has approved the purchase of a “police shield,” a tactical vehicle that can be used to protect officers in critical situations such as during the Dec. 17, 2019, shooting and siege at a Jewish supermarket. The Rook’ tactical vehicle would cost ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ -  Employees at Stella’s Pizzeria on Grove Street liked to call John Loakimidis “Poppa John” and his wife, “Mamma Stella,” because John and Stella always treated them like family. John’s passing at the age of 83 on Saturday, January 29 left a void in their lives as well as the ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A pilot program instituted by Jersey City will allow residents with computer access an opportunity to help direct how some money in the annual budget is spent. Mayor Steven Fulop said the program is an outgrowth of the Arts and Open Space Trust Fund that in the past allowed ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Mayor Steven Fulop gave his annual State of the City Address virtually again this year on March 1. “While I had hoped to be back in Council Chambers for this year’s State of the City address with you, the community and local dignitaries present, we continue to take all ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - In order to comply with a 2011 consent decree, the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA) is poised to spend more than $1 billion to repair the infrastructure for drinking water and sewerage in Jersey City. The plan updates an agreement between the MUA and the U.S.

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ – Drivers from several Hudson County municipalities will soon pay a little less in tolls to drive home. On Tuesday, NJ Turnpike Authority commissioners approved a resolution authorizing an adjustment that will save E-ZPass users about $2.5 million each year in tolls at Exit ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Homelessness is one of the most complicated issues facing America. Although the United States is one of the wealthiest nations in the world, many of its bigger cities are faced with growing populations of residents that are homeless or under housed. The reasons are not ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ – Jersey City officials have set aside $500,000 to launch an anti-violence program, and, Mayor Steven Fulop announce Tuesday, they are seeking a community partner to help carry it out.  In partnership with Jersey City’s Division of Community Development (DCD), the Violence ...

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