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Jersey City Residents Can Add Their Names to No-Knock Registry

Starting today, Tuesday, March 28, Jersey City residents will be able to add their names to the city’s No-Knock Registry. Council President Rolando Lavarro, introduced ordinance 17-022 on February 22, to establish a No-Knock Registry in Jersey City


Jersey City Together Group Helping Tenants Hold Management Company Accountable

Candace Johnson recalled her recent tenancy at 159 Bergen Avenue. The memories were anything but pleasant. “I lived in the basement apartment, and more than once, when there was a heavy rain, my apartment was completely flooded,” said Johnson, while holding up an enlarged photo of her former residence. “The first time, after no response to my calls and faxes, I stayed.”


Jersey City Prepares for Winter Storm Stella

According to the National Weather Center a Blizzard Warning remains in affect for our area from midnight tonight through midnight tomorrow. Winter Storm Stella is expected to bring heavy snow and blizzard like conditions with some freezing drizzle late Tuesday afternoon into early Tuesday evening.


Separation of Cyclists and Pedestrians Approved for George Washington Bridge

In late 2011, when the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced the “Restoring the George” project to replace the suspender ropes on the George Washington Bridge, bikers and walkers were faced with the prospect of 5 long years with limited or no access. But now, street safety advocates at the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition, Transportation Alternatives and the New York Cycle Club have won not only continuous access during the project, but also $118 million worth of permanent bike and pedestrian improvements.


Online Application Process Open for Jersey City Summer Works Initiative

Online Application Process Now Open for Jersey City Summer Works Initiative for Summer Youth Employment More than 3,000 young people have participated in the Jersey City Summer Works Initiative, which includes placement in City jobs, local internships and enrichment courses The online application process is now open for summer youth employment opportunities within city departments

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Jersey City Prepares for Winter Storm Niko

According to the National Weather Center a Winter Storm Warning remains in affect for our area from midnight tonight through 6 pm tomorrow. Winter Storm Niko is expected to bring heavy snow with many areas seeing 6-12 inches of snow.


Adoption Fees Waived at Liberty Humane Society till February 14

Liberty Humane Society, is calling on residents to “Give the Gift of Love” for Valentine’s Day. Now through February 14, the organization is waiving all adoption fees on cats older than 4 months and dogs over 40 pounds (check out some adorable dog valentine photos on their Facebook page). Irene Borngraeber, LHS Executive Director believes,

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Broad Package of Bills Introduced that will Strengthen Civil Rights for Transgender Individuals in New Jersey

Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle hailed the decision by the Boy Scouts of America to include transgender scouts, a move that came just hours after she introduced a broad package of bills on Monday, January 30 that will strengthen civil rights for transgender individuals in New Jersey.


Groundhog Day 2017: Punxsutawney Phil Declares Six More Weeks of Winter

Just after sunrise on Thursday, Punxsutawney Phil declared 6 more weeks of winter for the United States – a prognostication AccuWeather meteorologists largely agree with.


JCPS Statement on Student Shot at PS #15

A student at Whitney M. Young, Jr. School #15 was shot in the leg yesterday after he left school. He returned to the school and school staff called 911. His injuries were not life-threatening.


Bill to Increase Pedestrian and Bike Safety Passes Assembly

Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro’s bill (A-4165) aimed at educating new drivers on the correct ways to share the road with bicyclists and pedestrians passed the General Assembly on January 23 by a vote of 67-0-2.


Jersey City Answers the Call to Stand With Our Muslim and Immigrant Community

According to Jersey City police officials, more than 1,000 people gathered at last night’s rally to “Stand with our Muslim and Immigrant Community.” The rally, organized by activist Michael Billy, local community leaders and city official asked residents to, “Come out in solidarity and peace to show our strength in diversity as one of the

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Port Authority to Host Two Public Meetings on $32.2 Billion 10-Year Capital Plan

Port Authority Public Meetings on Proposed $32.2 Billion 10-Year Capital Plan to Begin Next Week The Port Authority will host the first of two public meetings on its largest ever $32.2 billion proposed 2017-2026 Capital Plan on Tuesday, January 31, from 5-8 pm, at 4 World Trade Center. The meeting, will be attended by Board

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First Three Members of the Jersey City Immigrant Affairs Commission Have Been Appointed

Jersey City Council President Lavarro Announces Appointment of First Three Members of the Immigrant Affairs Commission South Asian Immigration Lawyer, Latino Civil Rights Lawyer, and Muslim Leader to Join 9-Member Commission Jersey City Council President Rolando Lavarro announced the appointment of the first three of a nine-member Immigrant Affairs Commission (IAC), which would advise Jersey

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Jersey City Creates Special Improvement District at Exchange Place

Councilwoman Candice Osborne, Mayor Steven Fulop, and the municipal council announced the formation of Jersey City’s Exchange Place Alliance Special Improvement District, the sixth SID to be established in Jersey City.


Weekend PATH Service on 33rd Street Line to be Fully Restored December 24

PATH’s 33rd Street line once again will be fully operational on weekends, starting Christmas Eve, following the installation of new safety and signalization upgrades.


Dancing Tony Susco’s #dayinthelifejc

Anthony Susco, a.k.a “Dancing Tony” has lived in the same downtown Jersey City apartment for 21 years.


Update on Hoboken Train Crash and Commuting Tonight

Latest update on Hoboken Train Crash One person is confirmed dead and 108 people were injured. The engineer in is critical condition and cooperating with authorities. The NJ Transit train that hit the Hoboken station was traveling at a high rate of speed. There are no official details on what caused the accident yet. There

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Green Cards for Sale: How Rich Foreigners Buy US Visas

Perhaps money can’t buy love or happiness, but it can purchase visas for rich foreigners to live in the United States. Roughly 10,000 green cards are for sale each year — and the price starts at $500,000 under the federal government’s controversial EB-5 immigrant investor program.


11 Stand Out Things to do this Saturday and Sunday in Jersey City!

Jersey City Independent Weekend Best Bets It’s another jam packed weekend of events in Jersey City—indy films are playing at the Golden Door Film Festival, Mana Contemporary has an open house featuring five new exhibits, Art House Productions wraps up the final week of their new production, JC Families is hosting an Education Fair, and

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