Jersey City News

Happy birthday, Hamilton

Knowing about Alexander Hamilton was part of growing up in Paterson. While lessons about his role as a founder of that major North Jersey city were sometimes taught in school, more significant reminders could...

Getting down to work

In the first official caucus meeting of the newly-organized Jersey City Board of Education, the members got right down to business, avoiding the petty squabbles that have plagued so many meetings over the last...

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Bus hit with bullets NJ Transit bus No. 87 carrying 25 people was struck by stray bullets on Martin Luther King Drive at about 7 p.m. on Jan. 17. The bullets shattered windows. “The bus driver was...

Federal probe of police continues

After more than a year of investigation that included intensive surveillance, Jersey City has placed 11 police officers on restricted duty, pending the outcome of a federal probe into allegations they abused city policy...

Fulop introduces running mates

Mayor Steven Fulop announced a partial ticket of City Council running mates last week, officially kicking off what many predict could be the most wide-open municipal election since the early 1990s. The race for...

A change at the top

In a move that will likely have an impact in the municipal election later this year, the Jersey City Board of Education welcomed four new members and named a new president and vice president...

New chairman, possible new local police academy

With a number of key initiatives about to take place within his freeholder district, Anthony Vainieri of North Bergen was elected the new chairman of the Hudson County Board of Freeholders during their reorganization...

Brainstorming for Gordon Park

Leonard Gordon Park, located on the corner of Manhattan Avenue and JFK Boulevard, is one Jersey City’s oldest parks, a place with spectacular views of the Hackensack River Valley. But it is also a...

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NJCU gets tax abatement for Westside campus Taking advantage of a now-expired state law that allows colleges to work with private developers for public/private ventures, New Jersey City University attained a 30-year tax abatement from...

Crime by the numbers

Progress in reducing crime in Jersey City has been steady over the last three years, said Mayor Steven Fulop last week, although there are still problem areas to be addressed. Jersey City has seen...
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