Doing good, but not perfect
Mayor Fulop tells community groups about successes, and explains delays
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Mayor Steven Fulop brought half his administration’s directors out of City Hall over the last two weeks to visit community forums, talk about the city’s successes, and answer residents’ questions. ...
Working after high school
Board to offer career training for non-college bound students
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
In order to accommodate students who might not or cannot attend college, the Jersey City school district is about to establish a vocational training program. School Board Trustee Marilyn Roman, cha...
City will test for lead in water
Independent consultant to be hired to check Suez Jersey City water quality
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
In response to local concerns raised by news stories about lead contamination in the water supply in Flint, Mich., Jersey City will hire an independent, third party consultant to test the city’s dr...
From Spearfish, S.D. to the big city
Bunney deals with community outreach for JC developer
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
At 29 years old, Brittani Bunney can feel the pulse of Jersey City in ways other people may not. Employed to do community outreach for Silverman, a prominent local developer, she has seen various e...
Could it happen here?
Heights group concerned about possible rail disaster
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Concerned about the ever-increasing number of trains carrying fossil fuels near Jersey City Heights, community leaders will host a meeting that includes environmental officials and others to discus...
JERSEY CITY BRIEFS
Feb 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Jersey City to do traffic study on Western Slope Mayor Steven Fulop announced last week that the city will commission a traffic study to look at turning many of the narrow, two-way streets in the W...
Turn it into park, or railroad?
Council again seeks to take over Sixth Street Embankment
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Following a legal challenge, the Jersey City Council voted for a second time on Jan. 13 to adopt an ordinance to fund the purchase of an old railroad embankment to run a new rail line there. The is...
Snowed in
Blizzard dumps a surprising amount of white stuff
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Throughout the weekend of Saturday’s blizzard, residents in Jersey City got robocall updates from Mayor Steven Fulop’s administration on the progress city workers were making in dealing with the he...
‘Drone academy’ for JC students
Board of Education discusses new programs, talks about heat in schools
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Five Jersey City schools will participate in a new program for the study of drone technology. A drone is a small remote controlled flying device that can be used for a number of tasks. The new prog...
Casting a vote for kids
Jersey City students lobby to lower the voting age to 16
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Mahsjah Imes, a 15-year-old student at P.S. 24 in Jersey City, is on a mission to change the voting age from 18 to 16. Although he hasn’t set a deadline on when he hopes to make the change, he said...