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One of the Largest Names in the International Mural Scene, KOBRA, Begins Massive New Mural in Jersey City

Kobra’s Iconic Murals Include Portraits of Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln, Bob Dylan, Nelson Mandela, and John Lennon, with Murals in More than 20 Countries and 30 U.S. Projects 

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PHOTO CAPTION:  International mural artist, Eduardo Kobra, stands in front of his mural of Bob Dylan in downtown Minneapolis.

JERSEY CITY – Fresh off setting the Guinness Book of World Records for the “largest spray paint mural by a team” with his Rio 2016 Olympic Games-inspired “Ethnicities,” internationally-renowned, Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra is bringing his unique vision and talent to Jersey City.

Widely known simply as Kobra, the sought-after artist has begun work on a 180-foot tall mural on the façade of 837 Jersey Avenue in downtown Jersey City.  Continue reading One of the Largest Names in the International Mural Scene, KOBRA, Begins Massive New Mural in Jersey City

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Fulop Administration Announces Several New Initiatives to Support Small Business Owners in Jersey City

Including Jersey City’s First Small Business Office, an Audit of the Permitting Process, and a “One Stop Shop” Online Small Business Resource Portal

More Than 450 Small Businesses Have Opened Across Jersey City Since Mayor Fulop Took Office; Package of Initiatives Will Build On Past Success

City of Jersey City JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop is announcing a package of three new initiatives to help support Jersey City’s growing small business community that include a “one stop shop” online portal for small businesses, an audit of the small business permitting and licensing process, and the creation of Jersey City’s first Office of Small Business. The new initiatives build upon the past successes to provide more resources and information and create a more user-friendly atmosphere for local entrepreneurs.

“Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy, adding texture and diversity to our communities and neighborhoods and providing jobs to local residents,” said Mayor Fulop. “The steps we are announcing today will build on our efforts to make small business development a focus of our city’s economic growth by making it easier than ever for aspiring business owners to join Jersey City’s thriving business community.” Continue reading Fulop Administration Announces Several New Initiatives to Support Small Business Owners in Jersey City

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JC Mural Arts Program Clarifications

Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop’s office, which started the Jersey City mural arts program in 2013, clarified certain points about the program after it was mentioned in a recent story that ran in the River View Observer.

  1. The mural program was started and continues to be executed through the Mayor’s Office under the direction of Brooke Hansson, and all inquiries regarding the program should be directed to her at bhansson@jcnj.org.
  1. The murals program started out as an anti-graffiti project and continues to be an anti-graffiti project which is how it is 100% funded and why it has a graffiti vandal community service component.
  1. The name of the mural program was never changed. The brochures are a street gallery map of the mural arts program.
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Eulogy for Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago by Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop July, 18, 2014

At the funeral mass for slain Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago the following eulogy was said by Jersey City’s Mayor Steve Fulop.

OFFICER MELVIN SANTIAGO

Jersey City Police Officer
Melvin Santiago

Archbishop Hebda, members of the clergy, to Kathy and Al McBride, Melvin’s brother Alex, all of his family and friends that are here today.  On behalf of the City of Jersey City and the Jersey City Police Department, I offer to you our deepest condolences.

Melvin Santiago was everything we would want in a police officer. He was hard working and conscientious, good and courageous, strong and considerate. To quote the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C., “It was not how these officers died that made them heroes; it is how they lived.”

Melvin had always wanted to be a police officer.  I’ve been told that as a boy he’d travel with his uncle to the precinct to learn about the JC Police Department. Continue reading Eulogy for Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago by Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop July, 18, 2014

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Update on Investigation into Shooting Death of Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago

OFFICER MELVIN SANTIAGO
Jersey City Police Officer
Melvin Santiago
While the incident still remains under active investigation, Mayor Steven M. Fulop released the following information:
• At 0409 hours, Jersey City Police responded to the Walgreens at the corner of Communipaw Avenue and Kennedy Boulevard on a call of an armed robbery.
• The actor has been identified as Lawrence Campbell, 27, of Grant Avenue.
• Lawrence Campbell entered the Walgreens asked the security officer directions to purchase a greeting card. Campbell proceeded in that direction, left the store and circled back.
• Campbell, who had a knife, then assaulted the security officer, taking his weapon.
• Campbell did not rob or attempt to rob the Walgreens, but proceeded to wait for the Police Department to arrive – approximately four minutes.
• Surveillance cameras show Campbell walking outside and speaking to a witness, at which time he apologized for his conduct in Walgreens and told the witness to watch
the news he is going to be famous.
• The first marked vehicle arrived at the scene with Officers Santiago and Martinez.
Campbell approached the police vehicle at close range and fired into the vehicle with the door open striking Officer Melvin Santiago in the head. He then fired three more times at a second marked police car striking the windshield, in attempt to kill two more officers.
• Officers in the subsequent car and first car returned fire, striking Campbell and killing him.
• During the course of the investigation, police identified Lawrence Campbell as one of three suspects wanted in connection with a prior homicide in Jersey City.
Daniel Wilson wanted in prior homicide JCPD Photo
Daniel Wilson wanted in prior homicide
JCPD Photo

The additional information was consistent with Police Department information received over the last week, and police also identified Daniel Wilson as another person of interest in the prior homicide. The JCPD have been applying high pressure and aggressively searching for Daniel Wilson for past three days. We are still searching for Daniel Wilson and JCPD provide a photo.

STEVEN M. FULOP
MAYOR OF JERSEY CITY
STEVEN M. FULOP
MAYOR OF JERSEY CITY
CITY OF JERSEY CITY
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY HALL | 280 GROVE STREET | JERSEY CITY, NJ 07302
P: 201 547 5500 | F: 201 547 5442
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Mayor Fulop Announces 1st Annual Pet Wellness Week;Dept. of Health & Human Services Receives Support from the ASPCA for FREE Rabies Vaccinations

JERSEY CITY SEAL LOGOJERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the Department of Health & Human Services is pleased to announce its First Annual Pet Wellness Week, which is being made possible with a $10,000 grant from the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) that will provide 450 FREE rabies vaccinations for Jersey City dogs and cats. HHS is also partnering with People for
Animals at each of the clinics.

TUESDAY, OCT. 15th, 2 pm to 7 pm, Mary McLeod Bethune Center (140 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., parking lot)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16th, 2 pm to 7 pm, City Hall Park (280 Grove St.)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17th, 2 pm to 7 pm, Pershing Field (210 Central Ave.)
“Jersey City residents care about their pets and know that healthy pets make a great contribution to the quality of life in Jersey City,” said Mayor Fulop. “Pet Wellness Week is one of our initiatives to help people take good care of their companion animals.” Continue reading Mayor Fulop Announces 1st Annual Pet Wellness Week;Dept. of Health & Human Services Receives Support from the ASPCA for FREE Rabies Vaccinations

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