Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced today that Jersey City’s Department of Public Works in partnership with Keep Jersey City Beautiful, will host a second annual citywide clean up – the Great Jersey City Clean Up. The Great Jersey City Clean Up will be held at locations citywide from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 29th, 2017.
–Brianna Egers of Jersey City named 2017 Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellow
Brianna Egers of Jersey City, a sophomore majoring in marketing at William Paterson University in Wayne, is one of 273 students in the nation and one of only five in New Jersey to receive the 2017 Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellows Award for civic engagement.
Egers received the award for showing her strong commitment to the ideals of Compass Compact, a national coalition of nearly 1,000 colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education.
Revenue Sharing Plan Comes After Fulop Administration Delivers Four Years of No Tax Increase, Sets Fiscal House in Order; EO Uses Rutgers Projections for Impact PILOT Projects Have on Public School System
Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced that today he signed an executive order that will dedicate 10 percent of the revenue from future tax abatements to the Jersey City Public Schools, with the revenue being shared through an unrestricted transfer of funds at the end of each calendar year.
“For the past four years we worked on correcting the fiscal mismanagement and structural deficit that we inherited from past administrations, and were able to deliver four consecutive years of no tax increases and three consecutive credit upgrades,” said Mayor Fulop. “With the city’s fiscal house on solid footing, we believe now is the right time set the standard that tax abated properties contribute to the board of education to relieve the burden on all of our city taxpayers.” Continue reading Mayor Fulop Signs Executive Order Dedicating 10 Percent of Future Tax Abatement Payments to Jersey City Public Schools
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 – 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.
Mile Square Theatre’s Playwright-in-Residence Debuts new Solo Show
By Sally Deering
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.
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 over 40 events June 3- 11 for the 4th Riverview Jazz Festival 2016
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
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
More Than 500 City Employees to See Increase; Move to Take Effect Immediately as Planned in Tax-Neutral Budget
JERSEY 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
By Darren Paltrowitz
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
Entertainment, Beer Garden and Food Trucks
By River View Observer Staff
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