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Mayor Fulop and Community Organization ‘United for Clean Streets’ Announce Stiffer Penalties for Violators of Sanitation Ordinance

Recycling Education Campaign to Begin

Focus is on Multi-Unit Buildings & Vacant Properties; Goal is for Cleaner Streets, Increased Recycling and Improved Quality of Life Across the City

Jersey City clean up JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the newly-formed United for Clean Streets, announced today amendments to the city’s solid waste ordinance that will increase fines for violators, specifically repeat offenders and multi-unit property owners who litter, allow debris and garbage to build up on their property, or who don’t properly recycle.  The minimum and maximum fines for the egregious act of illegal dumping is also being increased as the administration works to create cleaner streets and improved quality of life citywide.

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LONG GONE DADDY -Actor, Playwright Joe Gallo of Hoboken debuts New Play on Fatherhood

Mile Square Theatre’s Playwright-in-Residence Debuts new Solo Show

 By Sally Deering

Joe Gallo Playwright
(Pictured: Joseph Gallo in his one-man play LONG GONE DADDY
opens July 20 at Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken)

 A life in the theater can be a wonderful journey if he or she sticks it out long enough and for actor and playwright Joseph Gallo, his long day’s journey in the theater continues to be mined with opportunities.  He just had two of his plays published by River City Books; and as playwright-in-residence at Mile Square Theatre (MST) in Hoboken, Gallo is about to debut his newest one-man show, LONG GONE DADDY directed by MST artistic director Chris O’Connor. Performances begin July 20 and run through August 7 in the company’s new theater on the corner of 14th & Clinton.

 

 

Playwright Joe Gallo Prior to this, Gallo workshopped his play Two-Man Kidnapping Rule at MST. It was later produced by the New Ohio Theatre in New York, and published in Smith & Kraus’s anthology 2012 Best Men’s Stage Monologues and Scenes. As a solo writer/performer Gallo appeared in the original production of his one-man show My Italy Story at Penguin Rep in Stony Point, NY, which later had its debut Off-Broadway at the 47th Street Theatre in New York, starring Danny Mastrogiorgio (“…a compelling page turner.”—The New York Times). An avid storyteller, Gallo won a StorySLAM championship at The Moth in NYC. Continue reading LONG GONE DADDY -Actor, Playwright Joe Gallo of Hoboken debuts New Play on Fatherhood

RJO Presents the Riverview Jazz Festival 2016

RJO presents over 40 events June 3- 11 for the 4th Riverview Jazz Festival 2016

River View Jazz festival

RiverviewJazz.Org (RJO) will present the Fourth Annual Riverview Jazz Festival from June 3 – 11, 2016. All events are free to the public.

The Riverview Jazz festival week starts with an opening party on Friday June 3 at City Life in Jersey City with over 40 events planned through the week and culminating on June 11 at Riverview Fisk Park. This year’s flagship event on Saturday June 11 at Riverview Fisk Park will feature two stages, nine bands, beer provided by BuyRite, food trucks curated by Hudson Kitchen, a vintage flea market by Pacific Flea, family events, and a cobblestone artwalk produced by Riverview Neighborhood Association with artist Jeankarlos Cruz. And best yet – it’s free to the public!

The Riverview Jazz Festival is made possible in part by Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Jersey City Municipal Council, and the Office of Cultural Affairs, by generous support from the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development, Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County Executive and the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and many others including Hudson Reporter, Buy Rite, Sawyer Smith Residential Brokerage, Riverview Neighborhood Association, Remco Press, Silverman, New Jersey City University, Farms in the Heights, New Heights Art Supply, ModCup, Palisade’s Liquors, Gino’s Pizzeria, Guitar Bar/Drum Den, all the venues hosting events and other individual supporters.

Ogden Ave Stage

Noon : RJO All-Stars
1:30pm : Winard Harper
3:00pm : Donny McCaslin Quartet
4:30pm : Slavic Soul Party
6:30pm : Tipica 73 Continue reading RJO Presents the Riverview Jazz Festival 2016

Jersey City’s- Great Jersey City Cleanup

City of Jersey CityJersey City to Host First Annual “Great Jersey City Cleanup” as Part of Earth Day Festivities; Nearly 1,000 Residents to Clean Neighborhoods Citywide

3rd Annual Earth Day Festival at City Hall will Feature Local Vendors, Workshops to Promote Environmentally Sustainable Practices and Activities for Children

JERSEY CITY – In celebration of Earth Day, on Saturday, April 23rd, nearly 1,000 residents will take part in the first annual Great Jersey City Clean Up, a massive citywide initiative in which community members will join city crews in cleaning their neighborhoods.  The third annual Jersey City Earth Day Festival will also be held at City Hall featuring interactive and educational workshops, locally produced culinary creations, food trucks and handmade goods for guests of all ages. Continue reading Jersey City’s- Great Jersey City Cleanup

Jersey City Becomes First NJ City to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 for Municipal Workers  

 

More Than 500 City Employees to See Increase; Move to Take Effect Immediately as Planned in Tax-Neutral Budget

City of Jersey CityJERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced today that Jersey City would become the first city in New Jersey to raise the minimum wage to $15 for municipal workers, with more than 500 city employees receiving an increase in their take-home pay. The move, accomplished by Executive Order and reflected in the administration’s tax-neutral budget introduced last week, will take effect immediately.

“Last November I stood with the brave organizers of the Fight for $15 right here in Jersey City and spoke about how important it was that we bring relief to New Jersey’s working families. After months of planning, I am proud to say that today we’re actually following through on that commitment,” said Mayor Fulop. “Not only is this the right thing for Jersey City, but it’s my hope that our actions today will help move Trenton towards providing all New Jerseyans a living wage.” Continue reading Jersey City Becomes First NJ City to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 for Municipal Workers  

PRODUCER, SONGWRITER STERLING FOX TALKS JC LIVING, CREATIVITY AND WHAT’S AHEAD

 

By Darren Paltrowitz

songwriter Sterling Fox
Sterling Fox

A Jersey City resident since 2007, Sterling Fox has worked on a lot of hit songs in his Jersey City home. Initially, Fox moved to JC out of financial necessity, backing up local musicians after a stint as a pianist on a cruise ship. Less than a decade since his move to Jersey City, Fox remains a highly-demanded co-writer with songs written and/or produced for artists including Gym Class Heroes, Adam Lambert, Tiesto, Lindsey Stirling and Boyz II Men.

When not occupied with making music for other artists, Fox runs Silver Scream Records, a record label and online apparel store. Fox recently released on the Silver Scream label, a single by renowned DJ Samantha Ronson, and Silver Scream will also be the home of an up-coming full-length album by Fox. In the meantime, Fox talked with River View Observer about life behind-the-scenes in music, in addition to everyday life as a Jersey City local. Continue reading PRODUCER, SONGWRITER STERLING FOX TALKS JC LIVING, CREATIVITY AND WHAT’S AHEAD

WASHINGTON PARK LIVE! 6th Annual Arts & Music Festival

Entertainment, Beer Garden and Food Trucks

 By River View Observer Staff

Artist at Washington Park Jersey City On Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 10 am to 7:30 pm Washington Park Association of Hudson County, Inc. (WPA) unleashes an amazing lineup of entertainers, visual artists and more at the sixth annual Washington Park LIVE! Arts & Music Festival.  (Rain date Saturday, October 3, 2015.)

For the second year in a row, Washington Park LIVE! will be held on Palisade Ave. between Paterson Plank Rd.  and 2nd St. with a live entertainment, a beer garden and several food trucks.  The event will be held on the Jersey City/Union City border in the area of Washington Park adjacent to Palisade Ave. The day promises to be a huge celebration of art, music, dance and community. Continue reading WASHINGTON PARK LIVE! 6th Annual Arts & Music Festival

Citi Bike® Program Launches in Jersey City

With 350 bikes at 35 stations, the Citi Bike program brings new transportation option for communities across Jersey City; Fully interoperable with Citi Bike New York City

Citi Bike Launch Jersey City
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop cuts the ribbon to launch the Citi Bike program in Jersey City along with Jay Walder, (r) Preseident & CEO of Motivate, Nadine Leslie, (Far Right) President of SUEZ Environmental Services , Minalkumar Patel, M.D., Senior VP & Chief Strategy Officer for Horizon BCBSNJ, Margaret Anadu, Managing Director in the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, Joe Scott, President & CEO of Jersey City Medical Center -Barnabas Health along with CarePoint Health Sysems CEO Dennis Kelly and Elyssa Gray, Director of Brand Advertising of Citi Cards at Citi

 

 

fulop riding the bikesJersey City, NJ — Citi Bike Jersey City launched with a flourish On Monday, September 21st, 2015 with Mayor Steven M. Fulop joining Jay Walder, President & CEO of Motivate, funders and community supporters to cut the ribbon at the Citi Bike station in the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza, bringing the 350-bike, 35-station system online.

Citi Bike Jersey City is fully supported by sponsorship and other revenues, making it the only bike share system in a mid-size city to operate without public funding.  Citi is the Title Sponsor for the new system.  Four additional organizations – the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, SUEZ North America, CarePoint Health and Jersey City Medical Center–Barnabas Health have been named Founding Sponsors. An investment by Goldman Sachs will allow for the initial purchase of docking stations and bicycles.  Fully interoperable with New York City’s Citi Bike, the system allows those who commute or travel between the two cities to use their memberships in both independent systems.

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JC JAMS-Get ready for JC FRIDAYS, a Jamboree of Art, Music, Dance and Theater

 Every Jersey City Neighborhood will have Art for a Day 

Logo JC Fridays
JC FRIDAYS September 11th, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Sally Deering

 Need a little help packing away the swimsuit and flip-flops? Searching for the mojo to help you jump into that crunchy pile of leaves? Well, if you’re a Jersey City resident or city neighbor, then you don’t have far to go to say bye-bye summer and hello fall.

Hackensack Dreaming
Hackensack Dreaming by Nancy Cohen

JC Fridays, a city-wide funhouse of music, art, spoken word, dance, food, arts, crafts and much more fabulousness happens Fri, Sept. 11 with a huge line-up of art shows, music and dance performances, and other events happening throughout the city.

Sponsored by Art House Productions, a Jersey City-based performing and visual arts nonprofit, JC Fridays happens four times a year at the start of every season: March, June, September, and December. (The next JC Fridays will be Fri, Dec.  4th.)

Each neighborhood in Jersey City will be jamming; here’s the lineup:

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Citi to Become Title Sponsor for Jersey City’s Bike Share Program

Additional sponsors include Horizon, SUEZ North America, CarePoint, and Jersey City Medical Center –Barnabas Health Program will create new, affordable transportation option for Jersey City and be interoperable with New York City’s Citi Bike program Bike share program in Jersey City

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jersey City — Mayor Steven M. Fulop and Jay Walder, President & CEO of Motivate, today announced sponsors for Jersey City’s new bike share program launching in September. Citi will be the Title Sponsor, and the bike share program will be named Citi Bike. Citi Bike Jersey City and Citi Bike New York will be interoperable programs, meaning membership to one will entitle riders to the same usage in sister market. Four additional organizations– the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, SUEZ North America, CarePoint Health and Jersey City Medical Center–Barnabas Health have been named Founding Sponsors. The program’s website www.citibikejc.com launched today as well. Citi bike stationsAs part of the sponsorship agreements the Title Partner will have their name integrated into the program and exclusive branding on all bikes.  The Founding Partners will have customized benefits that include recognition and advertising at designated stations, recognition on the website and in program materials, and community based events. Continue reading Citi to Become Title Sponsor for Jersey City’s Bike Share Program