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
Executive Order Provides Detailed Policy Preventing City Resources from being Used on Federal Immigration Enforcement
Jersey City is One of the Most Diverse Cities in the Nation with 40 percent of Population Foreign Born; Executive Order to be a model for other Cities in New Jersey and the Nation
JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop will be joined by members of the City Council and immigration advocates tomorrow to sign an executive order re-affirming the city’s Sanctuary Cities 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. As one of the most diverse cities in the nation, with 40 percent of the population foreign born, the executive order establishes a firm policy preventing city resources from being used on the enforcement of federal immigration law and will serve as a model for other cities in New Jersey and the nation. The policy was drafted in partnership with a coalition of immigration advocates including the New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice, the ACLU of New Jersey, American Friends Service Committee and Make the Road New Jersey.
WHO: Mayor Steven M. Fulop
Members of the City Council
Immigration Advocates including New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice,
American Friends Service Committee, First Friends of NY & NJ and Make the Road NJ WHAT: Formal signing of an executive order codifying Jersey City’s Sanctuary City status and putting into place a concrete policy preventing city resources from being used on the enforcement of federal immigration law
WHERE: City Hall Council Chambers, 280 Grove Street
More than 3,000 young Jersey City residents have participated in the JC Summer Works Initiative
Jersey City Summer Internship Program (JCSI), a youth employment initiative started by the Fulop administration in 2014 that connects Jersey City public high school students to paid internships at the city’s leading companies and institutions while also earning academic credit was announced today by Mayor Steven M. Fulop that the opening of the online application process has begun. JCSI is a part of the city’s broader Jersey City Summer Works initiative, which has provided summer employment and enrichment for more than 3,000 young people in city departments and agencies, corporations and nonprofits since the initiative began.
Standing up for Those Who Serve and Those who have Fallen
By Sally Deering
In these troubled times, the U.S. turns to its military, the men and women (and four-legged, bomb-sniffing soldiers) to protect America’s freedom and democracy.
On Sat, Nov. 12, starting at noon, Jersey City Mayor and U.S. Marine Veteran Steven M. Fulop and the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs, local U.S. military men and women and other dignitaries will lead the 2nd annual Parade of Veterans and Heroes followed by a Veterans Resource Fair that will be held at City Hall until 5 pm.
High up on the 4th floor of Jersey City Hall, the Office of Cultural Affairs lead by Director Elizabeth Cain looks out upon the city’s street life while it oversees the city’s cultural life and the programs that connect its communities beyond brick and mortar.
Cain took over the post in 2014 after working on Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop’s transition team. Prior to becoming the Cultural Affairs department head, Cain served as Executive Director for the Historic Downtown Special Improvement District (HDSID) which sponsors popular community events like Groove on Grove and Everything Jersey City. She worked for developers Paul and Eric Silverman, whose Jersey City properties often include public spaces where local artists exhibit their work. Continue reading ART & THE CITY-Cultural Affairs Director Elizabeth Cain Taps into Jersey City’s Artistic Soul→
Ceremony Features Unveiling of New 67-by-80-Foot Mural Celebrating City’s Artistic Culture
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (June 25, 2015) — Mayor Steven M. Fulop and other Jersey City officials today joined representatives of BLDG, Ares Management, L.P. and Urban Development Partners to celebrate the grand opening of The One with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The ribbon cutting marked the start of leasing at the new 36-story luxury residential tower in the heart of Jersey City’s burgeoning Powerhouse Arts District, as well as the unveiling of a 67-by-80-foot mural that reflects the city’s artistic culture and its connection with the surrounding architecture.
Developed by a joint-venture partnership of BLDG, Ares Management, L.P. and Urban Development Partners, The One offers a mix of 439 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments.
“This building has an artistic and unique design that will both add to the city’s growing skyline and contribute to the exciting Powerhouse Arts District,” said Mayor Fulop. “We look forward to welcoming the new residents who will live here and call Jersey City home.”