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Annual 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive Monday, September 11th, 2017

Gives Donors a Valuable Way to Commemorate the Solemn Day with a Worthy Cause

 

In an Effort to Spur Blood Donations after the Summer Lull, the Event Encourages Public Safety Employees, Community Residents and Local Workers to Donate and Help Save Lives  

 

Annual 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive Monday, September 11th, 2017 

The City of Jersey City is once again partnering with the American Red Cross and Suburban Propane to host the 3rd annual Jersey City Police and Fire 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive.  As part of the nationwide partnership with 911Day.org, an organization supporting the nation’s largest day of charitable engagement, everyone is invited and encouraged to partake in this special event.  The blood drive is a unique way to commemorate the solemn day while potentially saving a life.  Jersey City played a critical role in the response and recovery efforts on September 11th, 2001 as the first point of refuge for hundreds of people who evacuated the World Trade Center and lower Manhattan.  The blood drive event places an emphasis on community preparedness and we believe volunteer blood donors will help this endeavor through this partnership.  The blood drive will be operating from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with a ceremony at 11 a.m.

 

 Monday, September 11, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Ceremony with Dignitaries at 11:00

 

Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson 

2 Exchange Place Jersey City, New Jersey 07302 

 

Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop

Jersey City Public Safety Director James Shea

American Red Cross Representatives

Jersey City Police & Fire Department Members

Suburban Propane CEO Michael Stivala

Blood & Platelet Donors

911Day.org,

www.cityofjerseycity.com

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Fitch Upgrades Jersey City’s Credit Rating with Three Step Boost

 Fourth Consecutive Credit Upgrade Since Mayor Fulop Took Office

    Fitch upgrades Jersey City Credit Rating                                                                   

Fitch report cites Jersey City’s “improved financial profile” under the Fulop administration, a growing tax base and rebuilding of reserves to strong levels

The Fitch Group announced today a major, three-level increase of Jersey City’s credit rating for General Obligation (GO) debt from A- to AA-, marking the fourth consecutive credit rating increase under the Fulop administration.

The upgrade follows the announcement two weeks ago with the budget introduction that municipal taxes would remain stable with no tax increase for a fourth consecutive year. Continue reading Fitch Upgrades Jersey City’s Credit Rating with Three Step Boost

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Jersey City to Hold Induction Ceremony for 31 High School Students Participating in Jersey City Youth Counsel Justice Program 

 

Goal of the Program is to Reduce Juvenile Delinquency through Peer Involvement

  Jersey City Youth Councel Justice Program Mayor Steven M. Fulop, members of the City Council, and members of the Jersey City justice community will join together with 31 high school students who are the first class of Jersey City Youth Counsel participants at their induction ceremony at City Hall. 

The Jersey City Youth Counsel (JCYC) program, is an innovative peer-based model that will train youth to hear low-level, real-life cases involving their peers to prevent future involvement in the criminal justice system.  Jersey City is the second city in the state to launch a youth court program and joins more than 1,150 youth courts operating in 49 states and the District of Columbia. 

The students, who come from 12 different high schools, have completed 45 hours of classroom training and 15 hours of mock court training, preparing them to serve as judge, jury and advocate for their peers.  Training sessions covered topics such as criminal justice, critical thinking, public speaking, consensus building and decision-making.  Guest speakers included judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, police officers, and social workers. Continue reading Jersey City to Hold Induction Ceremony for 31 High School Students Participating in Jersey City Youth Counsel Justice Program 

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Jersey City Man Sought Keyshaun Wiggins Arrest Warrant Issued In Hoboken Murder

jersey City man sought Keyshaun Wiggins
Keyshaun Wiggins

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that an arrest warrant has been issued in connection with the January 24, 2017 murder of Adrian Rivera of Hoboken.

Keyshaun Wiggins, age 18, of Jersey City has been charged with Murder in violation of N.J.S.2C:11-3; two counts of Felony Murder in violation of N.J.S. 2C:11-3; Armed Robbery in violation of N.J.S. 2C:15-1; Armed Burglary in violation of N.J.S. 2C:18-2; Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose in violation of N.J.S. 2C:39-4; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in violation of N.J.S. 2C:39-5; and Hindering Apprehension in violation of N.J.S.2C:29-3.

Anyone with information as to the current whereabouts of Keyshaun Wiggins is asked to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit at (201) 915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office official website at http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All information will be kept confidential. Wiggins should not be approached and he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Continue reading Jersey City Man Sought Keyshaun Wiggins Arrest Warrant Issued In Hoboken Murder

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2014 Jersey City Art & Studio Tour East Coast’s Fastest Growing Art Scene Features Hundreds of Artists and Exhibitions, Galleries, and Live Entertainment

A FREE Self-Guided Tour All Weekend Click this link to find out all you need to know about the Jersey City Artist Tour   thejcast.com

Read what is happening at jcast this weekend!

 JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Jersey City Municipal Council, and the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs present the 2014 Jersey City Art & Studio Tour, a FREE self-guided tour featuring more than a 130 galleries, artist studios and pop-up exhibition spaces. The tour will take place from 12 pm to 6:00 pm throughout the city on Saturday, October 18th and Sunday, October 19th.

The 24th Annual Jersey City Art & Studio Tour is a weekend celebration of Jersey City’s diverse and burgeoning art scene that features over 600 artists and venues that include galleries, studios, public art, live music and performances, food, drink and parties. This year’s exhibitions include visual art, multimedia, film, music, performance and everything in-between.

Every year the tour attracts thousands of visitors during its two-day run. The Jersey City Art & Studio Tour is New Jersey’s premier art and cultural event, and is free and open to the public.  Continue reading 2014 Jersey City Art & Studio Tour East Coast’s Fastest Growing Art Scene Features Hundreds of Artists and Exhibitions, Galleries, and Live Entertainment

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Jersey City Fashion Week announces the designer that will be featured September 24-28.  

Jersey City, September 2014: Jersey City Fashion Week (JCFW) announces the designer line up for the week:

9/24 Wednesday (Opening Night)

Rue 114 – Serwah Asante

LeVirage Fashion – Nadu Lawson

9/25 Thursday (VIP Night)

Vampire Life – Jim Jones

DLM – Darrell Reid (Former NFL Player and Give to Live Board Member)

Planet Zero Motor Sport – Kenya Smith

House of Sadia – Sadia Hussain

Helen Castillo (preview)

9/26 Friday (Children’s Show)

P.S. Aeropostle

Pinky Sez

Victoria Gibbs

Tyrone Chablis

Kendra Law Bella Bebe

Keystone Club Designers

Continue reading Jersey City Fashion Week announces the designer that will be featured September 24-28.  

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Jersey City ‘Sandy’ Related Research Project Receives $210,000 in Federal & Regional Grants

Grant to  Help Prepare Coastal Communities for Climate Change; Funding Includes $100,000 from NOAA

JERSEY CITY SEAL LOGO JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced today the City of Jersey City has been selected by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Association (NOAA) to receive a $100,000 grant to fund a groundbreaking project that will identify flood-risk pathways into Jersey City as well as potential mitigation strategies with the Stevens Institute of Technology and the NJ Sea Grant Consortium called “Collaborative Climate Adaptation Planning for Urban Coastal Flooding.”

In addition to the NOAA grant, the City of Jersey City also received funding from Together North Jersey for $110,000 to supplement the work of the NOAA grant with visualizations and data collection for a cost-benefit analysis.  The NOAA grant is one of four given out nationally and total funding for the project is $210,000. Continue reading Jersey City ‘Sandy’ Related Research Project Receives $210,000 in Federal & Regional Grants

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Jersey City Prepares for Launch of Affordable Care Act Marketplace; 10 Certified Application Counselors on

JERSEY CITY SEAL LOGOStaff & Mobile Navigator Program to Assist Residents

JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced today that the City of Jersey City Department of Health
and Human Services has developed an aggressive plan to ensure residents have access to health insurance
through the Affordable Care Act Marketplace, which is scheduled to open on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.
Outreach includes a Mobile Navigator Program that is funded through a $400,000 federal grant.

“Nearly 20 percent of the Jersey City population, approximately 55,000 residents, currently do not have health
insurance,” said Mayor Fulop. “With the launch of the Affordable Care Act Marketplace, we want these
residents to know what their options are and how to apply. That is why the Health Department has developed a
robust and proactive plan to assist residents in answering their questions and in applying online.”

The City of Jersey City and Public Health Solutions have partnered on a federally-funded mobile Navigator
Program through a $400,000 grant that will hire four bilingual counselors to visit businesses, community groups,
and local non-profits to enroll residents for health coverage in Essex and Hudson County. Only six federal grants
were allocated in New Jersey, and Jersey City is the only municipality with a bilingual, mobile model. Continue reading Jersey City Prepares for Launch of Affordable Care Act Marketplace; 10 Certified Application Counselors on

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Jersey City Mayor Healy & Police Chief Comey to Announce Two Crime Fighting Initiatives

JERSEY CITY – Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy and Police Chief Tom Comey will announce two crime fighting initiatives, including added foot patrols, during an 11 a.m. press conference tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at the HUB, 360 Martin Luther King Drive.

The foot patrols, which are being made possible with the additional 22 officers who are set to be sworn in Friday, will be added in areas throughout the city where needed, the Police Department. In addition, the Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security will unveil a new piece of equipment that will add to crime deterrence capabilities.  Continue reading Jersey City Mayor Healy & Police Chief Comey to Announce Two Crime Fighting Initiatives

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