Voters okay Jersey City Arts Trust Fund
Jersey City will be the first in the state to establish an Arts and Culture Trust Fund after voters said “yes” to municipal question 1.
The trust, funded by taxpayers, will support a wide range of cultural activities, including music, the visual arts, and performing arts.
Jersey City’s Ward D decided
Ward D Councilman Yousef Saleh will continue to represent the Heights on the Jersey City Council, according to unofficial ballot tallies.
He bested four challengers to occupy the seat once held by the late Michael Yun.
Jersey City’s ‘Education Matters’ slate wins
Current Board of Education President Lorenzo Richardson, Vice President Gina Verdibello, and Trustee Lekendrick Shaw beat Asheenia Johnson, Sonia Cintron, and Karen Poliski of the Change for Children ticket in the Nov.3 election.
Hoboken elects school board incumbents
Hoboken’s unopposed slate of incumbent Board of Education trustees won reelection to the board on Nov.3. They are Chetali Khanna, Sharyn Angley, and Melanie Tekirian
Secaucus Coalition gets $125K
The Office of National Drug Control Policy awarded $125,000 to the Secaucus Drug-Free Coalition to help prevent youth substance abuse in and around Secaucus. The group made a video encouraging residents to dispose of their unwanted or expired medications in a local dropbox for proper disposal. Visit SecaucusCoalition.org.
Art House Productions’ programming
The season, which runs through February 2021, includes in-person gallery shows, online artist talks, a radio play, Virtual Drag Queen Bingo, and the festivals Your Move: New Jersey’s Modern Dance Festival and JC Fridays.
Ticket information is at www.arthouseproductions.org.
North Bergen to repave streets
North Bergen will repave certain streets between 76th and 92nd Streets, from Kennedy Blvd. to Bergenline Ave.
Many of these streets were damaged by work done by PSE&G and Suez. For a full paving schedule, visit northbergen.org.
Fund for a Better Waterfront fundraises
FBW’s virtual fundraising event is Nov 12 from 7 to 8 p.m. Hosted by Frank Rosner with music by James Callello, it will feature the recipient of this year’s FBW Riparian Award .
Tickets are $50. VIP tickets include dinner from Chef Anthony Pino delivered to your door, for $250. For more information go tohttps://tinyurl.com/FBWfundraiser20
Jersey City man charged with possession of child pornography
On Nov. 2, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office arrested William Sparrow, 62, of Jersey City, on charges that he allegedly possessed more than 1,000 images of child pornography on his laptop.
He’s been charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child for Possession of Child Pornography.
Anyone wishing to report a sex crime should call 201-915-1234.
The above charges are merely accusations. Sparrow is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
North Bergen’s Christmas giveaways
The Outdoor Christmas Giveaway will take place from 12 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 5 at 64th Street Field for ages infant to 9 years. Tickets are required. Register between 2 and 9 p.m. at the Recreation Center, 6300 Meadowview Ave. on Nov. 12 Child’s birth certificate required. Must show proof of residency with a current utility bill. Masks must be worn and social distancing maintained.
Jersey City Magazine is out!
Check out the fall/winter issue, packed with fun features and moving stories about how our town is finding innovative ways to survive the pandemic. To find a copy, call 201 798-7800.