Fourth Consecutive Credit Upgrade Since Mayor Fulop Took Office
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
Goal of the Program is to Reduce Juvenile Delinquency through Peer Involvement
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 – 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
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)
Kendra Law Bella Bebe
Keystone Club Designers
Continue reading Jersey City Fashion Week announces the designer that will be featured September 24-28.
Grant to Help Prepare Coastal Communities for Climate Change; Funding Includes $100,000 from NOAA
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
Staff & 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
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
Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy will give his 2012 State of the City Address at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2012 in City Hall Council Chambers, 280 Grove Street.
The public is invited to attend the speech, during which Mayor Healy will discuss his administration’s efforts to keep taxes stable, reduce crime and improve the quality of life for residents. The Mayor will discuss last year’s accomplishments and announce plans for the year ahead.