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.”
Comedy film presented by the Jersey City International Television and Film Festival.
Jersey City, NJ – The Jersey City International Television and Film Festival, Humanity Pride Productions, Green Light Films and Diamond Jesus Productions have announced that the World Premiere of the comedy film The Jersey Devil will be Wednesday, September 24th at the Loews Landmark in Jersey City. For tickets, please visit: http://thejerseydevil.brownpapertickets.com/
With the support of the Film Office of Jersey City and the Mayor’s Office, The Jersey Devil was shot throughout Jersey City earlier in 2014. One of the filming locations used was the Landmark Loews, which opened in 1929. This legendary theater continues to hold events today and will bring this Hollywood-style premiere to Journal Square, almost 85 years to the day of its opening. In keeping with Mayor Fulop’s vision of making Jersey City a “mecca” for film production, the creators of The Jersey Devil also utilized diverse neighborhoods throughout the city, including the Brightside Tavern in the Paulus Hook neighborhood, New Jersey City University in Greenville and City Hall. In addition to using NJCU as a location in the film, students attending NJCU were also involved in various aspects of the production. The cast and crew dined throughout the shoot on delicious food supplied entirely by Jersey City food vendors and many Jersey City residents from the surrounding location communities were used as extras in the film. Continue reading WORLD PREMIERE OF THE JERSEY DEVIL HITS JERSEY CITY→
Mayor Steven M. Fulop and At-Large Councilman Daniel Rivera announced today that they will present an ordinance to the City Council at next week’s meeting to name the new West District Police precinct in honor of slain Detective Melvin Santiago.
Mayor Steven Fulop’s Jersey City Youth Foundation and the Board of Education Collaborate to offer free backpacks filled with school supplies
Jersey City, NJ – The Jersey City Youth Foundation is pleased to announce that it’s collaboration with the Board of Education this summer ensures that 10,000 K-8 students in need will have an opportunity to receive a free backpack filled with school supplies.
Jersey City is the first municipality in the state to receive this particular coating treatment
JERSEY CITY—The biking community in Jersey City marked another watershed this week, as contractors began installing a new, highly visible green surface in bike lanes on busy streets. They are the first specially colored or textured bike lanes in the city, and among the first in the state.
Work on the surfacing began last Thursday, as city bike lane contractors Statewide Striping began laying down Endurablend, a mixture including polymer, fine gravel, and green dye, in pre-striped bike lanes along Christopher Columbus Drive. The surface is being sprayed through a honeycomb-patterned stencil, forming small hex shapes divided by thin lattice lines. The color emphasizes to cyclists and drivers that the lane is for bikes only, and the gravel is for traction, while the hex pattern is designed for better wear and drainage than solid coverings, according to Statewide representatives. Continue reading Green, Textured Bike Lanes Roll Out in Jersey City→
JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop will promote posthumously Police Officer Melvin Santiago, who was killed in the line of duty Sunday morning, to the rank of Detective and will bestow the Department’sMedal of Honor on Officer Santiago, which is the highest honor for any police department.
The promotion and honor ceremony will take place at Officer Santiago’s wake at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 17th, 2014 at McLaughlin Funeral Home, 625 Pavonia Avenue.
“This honor will be a lasting tribute to the ultimate sacrifice paid by Officer Santiago,” said Mayor Fulop. “He was truly everything one would want in a police officer and was a shining star in our community. It is fitting and right that we honor and recognize him for his bravery and dedication to the police department and the people of Jersey City.”
Statement by Mayor Steven M. Fulop on Arrest of Daniel Wilson
Daniel Wilson wanted in prior homicide
JERSEY CITY – Yesterday, Jersey City Police brought into custody Daniel Wilson, 23, of Grant Avenue. At the time of his arrest, he was armed and was charged with multiple firearms and narcotics offenses. Homicide detectives from the Jersey City Police Department and Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office continue to actively investigate the case. We thank the media for their help in developing leads last night that led to this development.
All media inquiries should be directed to Jennifer Morrill, Press Secretary to Mayor Steven M. Fulop at 201-547-4836 or 201-376-0699.////
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