Government

June 20, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Despite disagreements on how anticipated tax receipts from the sale of legal marijuana should be used, an ordinance on the matter is expected to go to second reading in July, clearing the way for the implementation of the tax. The city has until Aug. 21 to enact ordinances on ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is commemorating United Nation’s World Refugee Day on June 20th with the launch of expanded medical and legal services to assist underserved and vulnerable immigrants with free medical exams and legal services for ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - James Solomon will introduce an ordinance to make all single-stall bathrooms gender-neutral at the June 16 Jersey City Council meeting, the Ward E Councilman said in a statement Friday. The effort, he added, is to make Jersey City even more inclusive and welcoming to the LGBTQ+ ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A proposed $620 million calendar year 2021 municipal budget will cut taxes for Jersey City residents by an average reduction of $967 a year for every household, Mayor Steven Fulop announced in a statement Friday. The City Council is expected to vote to introduce the 2021 budget at ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A more than $82 million bond ordinance introduced by the Jersey City Municipal Council is expected to fund key projects throughout the city “in a big way,” Mayor Steven Fulop said in a Facebook post.  “My firm belief is that inflation is a reality and will be an increasing ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Complaining that the state legislation establishing Jersey City officials to institute a payroll tax lacks teeth to allow for its enforcement, Mayor Steven Fulop is calling on Trenton lawmakers to strengthen the law. The Fulop Administration is working with members of Jersey ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - TAPinto Publisher Steve Lenox recently welcomed Jersey City Councilwoman Ward B Councilwoman Myra Prinz-Arey to the show. During their time on set Steve and Councilwoman Prinz-Arey spoke about her transition from community activist to local elected official, efforts to stimulate ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - In a statement released on Friday Mayor Steven Fulop registered his disgust at the alleged racist rant by a Jersey City high school teacher. “These comments by a Jersey City teacher are disgusting and they don’t reflect our schools, teachers, or city,” Fulop said. “I’m thankful ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A resolution sponsored by Councilman James Solomon encouraging the city to stop investing pension funds in companies that deal in fossil fuels and approved by the city council Thursday quickly became fodder for the November election, when Solomon’s political opponent, Jake Hudnut, ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Rep. Donald Payne had a simple message when he called in to the recent causes meeting of the Jersey City Municipal Council: get vaccinated. “Three million vaccinations per day could mean we will reach herd immunity by the fall,” he said. “It’s still a very difficult time for ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A newly constructed caucus room in the refurbished basement of the historic Jersey City City Hall could be named in honor of Councilman Michael Yun, who died as a result of COVID-19 in April 2020. Councilman Yousef J. Saleh, who was named to fill Yun’s seat and later won a ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Following the lead of some private sector employers, Jersey City municipal employees have been notified by the city’s Department of Human Resources that they will resume their normal hours in their usual workplace in May. This will end the city’s work at home program that was ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ – Construction could soon commence on Jersey City’s new public safety headquarters after the Planning Board accepted an application from the real estate investors overseeing the project at Tuesday’s meeting.  Local officials broke ground on the site at 358 Martin Luther King ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ – Citing the remarkably slow pace of vaccinations in Hudson County, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez called on Governor Murphy to find a way to improve rates here in New Jersey’s fourth-most populous county.   “I respectfully request your partnership to ensure the county is not left ...

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TRENTON, NJ - In a move that could help motivate the Jersey City council to establish a local civilian complaint review board, a bill sponsored by state Assemblywoman Angela McKnight on the matter was passed by the New Jersey Assembly Community Development and Affairs Committee. This is ...

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BURLINGTON, NJ -- First Lady Dr. Jill Biden made her first stop in her national "Help is Here" tour in South Jersey on Monday to underscore the benefits of the recently enacted American Recovery Act just days after President Joe Biden signed it into law. Governor Phil Murphy, United States Senators ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - For the first time in half a century, there will be a U.S. Senate office here in Hudson County, as Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) officially opened his new location in the Harborside area of Jersey City. A Hudson County native, Menendez is moving his office to "America's Golden ...

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JERSEY CITY,  NJ - Mayor Steven Fulop and the Jersey City Municipal Council have announced that New Jersey’s first municipal Arts and Culture Trust Fund will generate $1 million annually in critical long-term funding for Jersey City’s burgeoning arts community. Additionally, the City’s successful ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — Jersey City will resume its outdoor recreation programs and youth development, starting on March 15, Mayor Steven Fulop announced Tuesday. Department of Recreation & Youth Development programs that are set to restart include baseball, soccer, track & Field, tennis, ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  State Lawmakers want to ensure that everyone has equal access to the internet.  Assemblymen Wayne DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex) and Raj Mukherji (D-Hudson) have re-introduced legislation -- The “New Jersey Net Neutrality Act” -- to establish a system to ensure that all New Jersey ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Legislation seeking to take confusion out of the ticket validation process when riding NJ light rail was approved by the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee on Monday. “There’s no reason for someone who rightfully bought a light rail ticket but failed to ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Head of the Team Walker program, a non-profit organization that provides kids with various opportunities out of the “Team Walker Learning Center,” Jerry Walker, who also serves as a County Commissioner, is one of the most influential people in the southern portion of Jersey ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Council Members Denise Ridley and James Solomon will jointly introduce an ordinance forming a Civilian Complaint Review Board that will provide community oversight of the Jersey City Police Department. The Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) would be one of the nation’s ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A long-running dispute over rent control regulations in Jersey City became more heated this week as the Liberty Board of Realtors sent out a flyer criticizing Ward E Councilman James Solomon. Solomon has been one of the leading voices on the Jersey City Council for stricter ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Even with a state moratorium on evictions, many tenants who have lost their jobs or fallen ill are finding they cannot pay rent, leaving landlords scrambling to pay mortgages, taxes and other bills. On Tuesday, Mayor Steven Fulop announced that over 1,600 low-income households ...

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WASHINGTON, DC- Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ-08) voted to advance legislative proposals including nearly $100 billion in support for transportation workers and communities devastated by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as part of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. Specifically, the $100 billion ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - After finding out that one of the biggest developers in Jersey City has not paid a payroll tax, Councilman Rolando Lavarro is asking for an audit of the system. “We need to know who else hasn’t paid into the system,” he told TAPinto Jersey City this week. The payroll tax was ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - With Jersey City’s Quality of Life (QOL) Task Force entering its second full year, local government officials introduced a series of modifications in hopes of improving community engagement and code enforcement. Earlier this month, the task force, led by Municipal Prosecutor ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A divided city council voted at its Jan. 27 meeting to approve increased salary ranges for top earning department heads. Speaking from the experience of recently losing former business Administrator Brian Platt to nearly the same job in Kansas City, at nearly double the pay, ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Jersey City City Council passed a resolution Wednesday supporting efforts to impeach President Donald Trump and to condemn those protestors that broke into the Capitol Building on Jan. 6. The final vote was 8-0 with Councilman Richard Boggiano who, while saying he doesn’t ...

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