JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop declared a state of emergency today due to the threat of spreading the deadly Covid-19 (coronavirus), closing most commercial businesses except food providers and trimming down the government workforce to minimal staffing levels.
In an Executive Orders signed just before noon, Mayor Fulop declared the emergency a week after Jersey City took the national lead in mandating preventive measures to combat the spread of the pandemic Coronavirus by evoking a curfew on liquor establishments and requiring businesses with more than 25 persons keep records that identified each patron.
November 18, 2018, Jersey City, NJ – Jersey City Arts Council honors excellence and impact in the Arts with a celebration at White Eagle Hall, 337 Newark Avenue on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Tickets are $125 online; $150 at the door and includes open bar and scrumptious food, provided by Midnight Market. Purchase tickets online at www.jerseycityartscouncil.org/awards-celebration.
Festivities Include Food Tasting and Judging of Contestants’ Dishes, Food Trucks, Children’s Activities, Music and More; All Proceeds to Benefit Charity
Contestants from the Jersey City Police Department, Fire
Department, EMTs and Hudson County Corrections officers will face-off in the 2nd annual Jersey City First Responders Charity Cook-off. With each ticket, attendees will get to taste each of the prepared dishes and vote for their favorite.
All proceeds will benefit a charity of the groups’ choosing: The Jersey City Firefighters Family Assistance Fund, the Police Unity Tour, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and The Code Green Campaign, as well as $5 from every ticket sold going to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Festivities also include music, children’s activities, food trucks, and more while enjoying a great fall day in the Beacon’s Overlook park with views of Jersey City and New York CitSaturday, September 9, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mayor Fulop Announces the City is Dropping its Lawsuit Against the Friends of the Loews as Administration Works with Non-Profit on Theater’s Future
Administration Collaborating on Facility Improvements and Renovations with Work to Begin on Several Projects in Next Few Months
JERSEY CITY –Mayor Steven M. Fulopannounced today that the city of Jersey City is dropping its lawsuit against the Friends of the Loews, the non-profit organization that currently manages the historic Loews Theatre in Journal Square, as the administration and the non-profit work together toward the theater’s future.
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.
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and Director of Public Safety James Shea to Swear In 25 New Police Officers as Fulop Administration Grows Jersey City Police Department to Largest Size in Two Decades
Officers Being Sworn in Brings Department to 922 Officers; Fulop Administration has Hired Over 250 Officers and Mayor Fulop Pledges to Hire Two Additional Classes with a Total of 50 Officers in 2017
Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop along with Director of Public Safety James Shea, Jersey City Chief of Police Philip Zacche will swear in 25 new Jersey City police officers on Tuesday, March 7th at 11 am Council Chambers, City Hall at 280 Grove Street, Jersey City, NJ. These new police officers will bring the size of the department to 922 total officers, its largest size in two decades.
The Fulop administration has hired over 250 officers since 2013, and the increase in personnel has allowed for added walking posts and visibility in areas where they are needed most. The graduating class also includes 16 Hispanic officers, two African-American officers and an Asian-American officer, which underscores the administration’s priority on diversity recruitment. Another class of officers entered the Police Academy in January and will allow for an additional 26 officers to be sworn in this year. Mayor Fulop has also pledged to add two new classes of recruits for a total of 50 officers in 2017.
Ward C Address Focuses on Revitalizing Journal Square and Moving the Neighborhood Toward Becoming the Most Important Arts Community in New Jersey
JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop will continue the series of 2017 State of the City Addresses today in Ward C, taking the message directly to the residents to emphasize the important role each community and individual plays in the progress Jersey City is making. A total of six speeches, one in each ward, will be delivered over the course of the next several weeks.
Monday’s speech will highlight the development occurring in the Journal Square neighborhood with the focus on arts and culture, including:
● Announcing new RFP with the Friends of Loew’s for the Loew’s Theater management and renovations to be released this Spring
● New museum in Journal Square to open in the Pathside Building; Purchase of land from County underway
● Revisiting zoning changes for both Journal Square 2060 and the Journal Square Arts District
● Finalize plans for the Apple Tree House re-opening
While the speech will address results citywide, new development and social service outreach to the homeless community in Journal Square will also be major focuses for Ward C in the upcoming year.
“We have seen incredible growth begin to occur within this neighborhood, and our hope is that Journal Square will once again become the economic heart of our city,” said Mayor Fulop. “Through investing in arts and culture, improving neighborhood infrastructure, and collaborating with community groups, we are making incredible progress in building a dynamic and inclusive Journal Square.”
The State of the City Addresses will take place at 6:30 p.m. on each of the following dates:
● Ward C, Monday, February 27th, Franklin L. Williams M.S. 7, 222 Laidlaw Avenue
● Ward D, Thursday, March 2, Christa McAuliffe School P.S. 28, 167 Hancock Avenue
● Ward E, Tuesday, March 7th, Grace Church Van Vorst, 39 Erie Street
● Ward B, Tuesday, March 14th, Hank Gallo Community Center, Lincoln Park
● Ward A, Monday, March 20th, CityLine Church, 1510 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
On February 3rd, 2017 Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop signed an Executive Order re-affirming and strengthening Jersey City’s Sanctuary City status and outlining a detailed policy on the matter for the Police Department and other city departments and agencies who work with the immigrant community. Here is the Executive Order:
WHEREAS, Jersey City values its ethnic, racial, linguistic, and socio-economic diversity. which is a source of our strength and ensures that all our residents can live and pursue their livelihoods in peace and prosperity; and
WHEREAS, the targeting of immigrants undermines our democracy and our common humanity and degrades life everywhere but especially for the residents of a proud and richly diverse City such as the City of Jersey City; and
WHEREAS, local enforcement of immigration law whereby local law enforcement voluntarily works on behalf of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to facilitate deportations, undermines trust and cooperation between immigrant communities and the police and could expose the City to liability for violations of individuals’ Constitutional rights; and
WHEREAS, the identification and reporting of immigrants who have not been charged much less convicted of any crime unduly burdens and diverts municipal resources; disrupts and interferes with the City’s duty to deliver basic municipal services such as healthcare, education and police protection; and