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Mayor Fulop announces Municipal Outdoor Pools Open for Jersey City Residents to Cool off during Hot Summer Months

Pavonia/Marion Pool

City also Reopens Playgrounds and Public Splash Pads Following Safety Precautions & Regular Cleaning Schedules

Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced today the reopening of two public pools as well as all city playgrounds and splash pads as the scorching summer temperatures set in and the city works to reopen its public spaces and services to the community at large, on the heels of three-plus months of the pandemic lockdown.  The recent summer heat spell has beckoned the call to open municipal pools, and following the state’s lifting of restrictions, the city will start to reopen the outdoor pools to the public tomorrow – with all social distancing protocols strictly enforced.

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Historic Landmark Loew’s Theatre to FINALLY Move Forward with Renovation & New Management

City of Jersey City & Friends of Loew’s Community Group to Jointly Issue RFP for New Operator with International Reach; Ends Years of Litigation and Opens New Chapter for Journal Square 

Following decades of slow progress, Mayor Steven M. Fulop joins the Friends of Loew’s (FOL) to announce a new joint endeavor for an exciting new chapter at the iconic Loew’s Theatre in Journal Square to restore and maximize the historic landmark’s potential.  City officials, in cooperation with FOL, are issuing a request for proposals (RFP) with the goal of boosting programming as well as supporting significant restoration and improvement of the theatre, listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places.

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Mayor Fulop Announces Changes to the Jersey City Police Department Use of Force General Orders

Consistent with The Mayor’s Pledge per President Obama, Jersey City clarifies and amends JCPD General Orders

Mayor Steven M. Fulop and Public Safety Director James Shea announced today that the “Use of Force” General Order for the Jersey City Police Department will be amended where necessary and clarified where necessary to be consistent with best practices.

“I took the pledge last night when President Obama asked mayors to step up and we are starting on Day 1 with changes and clarification where needed” said Mayor Fulop.  “We have the best police department anywhere in the country and when it is possible to be even better, we will take steps to get there.”

Over the next few weeks the Mayor will work in conjunction with the City Council and the community to make sure that Jersey City remains a national leader with regards to policing policy.

Frequently Asked JCPD General Orders & Guidelines:

1)      Require De-Escalation

See JCPD G.O. 02-16BACKGROUND. In using force, the utmost restraint should be exercised.  The degree of force employed in any situation should be only that reasonably necessary.  Officers should exhaust all other reasonable means before resorting to the use of force.  (p.1) However, please see “The Use of Force Continuum” (p.3-4) The use of force continuum is similar to a progressive set of steps in which an officer would ideally take one step at a time.  However, the circumstances presented to an officer may dictate the skipping of any number of intermediate steps and immediately may necessitate jumping to a higher step in order to effectively and safely protect him/herself and./or others.  (p. 3-4)

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jersey city City Council Announces Nominee for Ward “D” Council Seat

Yousef Saleh, nominee for Ward D Council seat in Jersey City

Special Meeting Scheduled for Thursday, April 30th; Following the Tragic Death of Councilman Yun, the City Council has 30 days to Fill Vacant Seat

JERSEY CITY – City Council President Joyce Watterman announced today the nominee for the Ward D Council seat that was left vacant following the tragic death of Councilman Michael Yun.  By law, the Mayor and City Council must fill any vacant seat within 30 days. The Council President has scheduled a Special City Council Meeting on Thursday, April 30th, 2020, where the Municipal Council will consider Yousef Saleh, a first generation American who was born, raised, and still lives in the Jersey City Heights section, Ward D.

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Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs, New Jersey City University and Jersey City Arts Council Announce the Official Launch of the ‘Jersey City Cultural Asset Map’

‘Jersey City Cultural Asset Map’

     Mayor Steven M. Fulop, alongside Dr. Sue Henderson, President of New Jersey City University and Robinson Holloway, Board Chair of the Jersey City Council on the Arts, will officially launch the Jersey City Cultural Asset Map. The Cultural Asset Map features an interactive, online map with collected information arts organizations and arts living and/or working in Jersey City. The proposed roadmaps reveals opportunities and challenges in working towards enhancing the cultural vitality of Jersey City.


        Tuesday, December 11, 9:00 a.m.

 

   NJCU School of Business – Skyline Room

                       200 Hudson Street

                       Harborside Plaza 2

                       Jersey City, NJ

 

   Mayor Steven M. Fulop, Dr. Sue Henderson, President of New Jersey City University  Robinson Holloway, Board Chair of Jersey City Council

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Jersey City and Hudson Pride Center Partner in Official Recognition of Transgender Awareness Week  

 The City of Jersey City and Hudson Pride Center  officially recognized and honored Transgender Awareness Week on Thursday, November 8 at Jersey City, City Hall Chambers at the event  Mayor Steven M. Fulop, Michael Billy, CEO, Hudson Pride Center,Elizabeth Schedl COO, Hudson Pride Center 
Jennifer Love, Performance Artist and Trans-Rights Activist Sedrick Giacobe, Trans Youth Activist 

Transgender Week occurs from November 12 – 19, leading up to Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20.  Transgender Awareness Week celebrates and uplifts the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people and addresses the challenges they face in loving and living full lives.

                       

Hudson Pride Center, located in Jersey City, is the largest and only full-service LGBTQ+ Community Center in New Jersey. Hudson Pride addresses social issues facing the LGBTQ+ community and advocates for change through community education and awareness, mobilizing community members through rallies, and creating safe and vibrant spaces for our members to live authentically, and celebrate their gender identities, sexuality, and lives.

 

 

 

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Jersey City Annual Veterans Day Parade Ends with New Marine Recruits Taking Oath of Service

The City of Jersey City honored Veterans Saturday, November 10th, 2018 with its Annual Veterans Day Parade.
Jersey City’s Veterans Day Parade has grown larger each year and  parade goers  lined the parade route as the many contingents marched,  which included Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, a former US. Marine who saw action in the first gulf war and Councilmen Daniel Rivera and Richard Boggiano also former Marines.
 Also in attendance was Jersey City  Councilman Lavaro and Councilman Yun.
The parade route ended in front of Jersey City City Hall. Rich Dwyer announced the many groups marching and at the end of the parade, he announced Councilman Rivera who then announced that the Marine Corps was celebrating their 243 Anniversary  and that there were several young people who would be taking the oath to enter into the Marines. Rivera read them the oath congratulated them as they began their Military careers.
See our photos of the parade

Jersey City Councilman Daniel Rivera reads the Oath of Service to new Marine recruits.

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Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop Increases CCTV System By More Than 100%

Boosting Surveillance Capabilities and Other Crime Deterrence Efforts

In 2018, forty additional cameras in ten locations will be installed throughout Jersey City, for a total of nearly 200 CCTV cameras citywide

JERSEY CITY –
Mayor Steven M. Fulop and Public Safety Director James Shea announce today Jersey City’s new CCTV camera system is expanding with the instillation of 40 additional cameras in high crime areas.  Phase II of the CCTV project will be completed in the new year, which includes extending fiber lines in accordance with plans to expand the system even further.

“We’ve been working to modernize the antiquated and unreliable CCTV system we inherited with an updated, state-of-the-art system strategically mapped out with multiple cameras covering our problem areas,” said Mayor Fulop.  “The cameras will enable surveillance in real-time and for review, considerably enhancing our efforts to increase public safety citywide.”

When Mayor Fulop took office in 2013, there were 50 functioning cameras throughout Jersey City.  Upon the completion of Phase I, there are now 107 new cameras.  With Phase II moving forward
in the new year, 40 additional cameras are currently being installed and implemented for a total of 197 cameras citywide.  Each of the new 147 cameras are operating at 5-times more clarity compared to the city’s former 1-megapixel technology.

Phase II includes 10 new locations totaling 40 cameras:

1.
Dwight and Ocean Avenues (4 HD Fixed Cameras)

2.
Winfield and Ocean Avenues (4 HD Fixed Cameras)

3.
Bartholdi and Ocean Avenues (4 HD Fixed Cameras)

4.
Fulton and Ocean Avenues (4 HD Fixed Cameras)

5.
Lexington and Bergen Avenues (4 HD Fixed Cameras)

6.
Bayview and Garfield Avenues (4 HD Fixed Cameras)

7.
Monticello and Brinkerhoff Avenues (4 HD Fixed Cameras)

8.
Monticello and Belmont Avenues (4 HD Fixed Cameras)

9.
Monticello and Jewitt Avenues (4 HD Fixed Cameras)

10.
Monticello and Gardner Avenues (4 HD Fixed Cameras)

Phase I and Phase II total approximately $850,000 and are a combination of Department of Homeland Security Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) funds and capital
budget funds.  The cameras serve not only to assist the police, but can also be used for evacuation and emergency scenarios.

Phase II also includes laying down fiber lines as well as extending them from existing lines to the new and future locations.

“These new cameras use the latest technology, strengthening our other crime reduction efforts as we continue to see downward trends in violent and nonviolent crimes,” said Mayor Fulop.  “Strategically placing the cameras in our problem areas is multifunctional, serving not only as a crime deterrent, but the surveillance footage can also serve as a crucial piece of evidence in court.”

“We realized we were spending an exorbitant amount of money constantly repairing the old cameras, and therefore decided it would be much more effective to start from scratch,” said
Director Shea.  “The previous system used one user controlled, pan-tilt-zoom camera per location, and was oftentimes pointing in the wrong direction at the time of an incident being investigated.  We moved to a system with four stationary cameras at each location, providing more coverage at each location.”

This first part of Phase II brings the city to the halfway mark of the administration’s overall goal of over 50 locations citywide.

Phase I of the CCTV project includes 6 parks and 13 street locations.  The prior system, which was comprised of 150 cameras, was installed
in phases between eight and fifteen years ago using Urban Enterprise Zone funds, which meant they were placed in business districts throughout the city – not the most effective locations. The locations for the new cameras are based on crime data identifying
areas of historically higher crime, our municipal parks and using feedback from the community. Additionally, the old cameras hadn’t been serviced in several years once the state withdrew UEZ revenue from municipalities, which meant at times a third or more
were out of service.

 

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Ribbon Cutting for Lenox, New Luxury Residential Building in Jersey City

Mayor Fulop Joins Fields Development Group to Cut Ribbon  for Lenox  New Luxury Residential Building in Jersey City’s Paulus Hook Neighborhood

Mayor Steve Fulop Cuts Ribbon at Lenox
James Caulfield, Mayor Fulop and Robert Caulfield

Leasing is Underway for Luxury Tower’s 255 Residences

 JERSEY CITY, N.J. (Nov. 13, 2017) — Mayor Steven M. Fulop and other Jersey City officials joined representatives of Fields Development Group yesterday to celebrate the grand opening of Lenox with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The event marked the start of leasing at the new 15-story tower, which is the only new luxury residential development in Jersey City’s Paulus Hook neighborhood.

Lenox in Jersey City

Located at 207 Van Vorst Street, Lenox comprises 255 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom homes that are complimented by a thoughtfully-curated collection of high-end amenities rarely found in the Jersey City market, as well as more than 7,200 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Continue reading Ribbon Cutting for Lenox, New Luxury Residential Building in Jersey City

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27th Annual Jersey City Art & Studio Tour

Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Jersey City Municipal Council and 
the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs Present the 
27th Annual Jersey City Art & Studio Tour

 

27TH Annual JCAST

On October 14th and 15th, more than 200 art events will take place across the city, featuring the artwork of more than 500 artists; The weekend includes curated tours where visitors can explore artists’ studios, discover new galleries, enjoy performing arts or one of the city’s 100 outdoor murals 

 

JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulopthe Jersey City Municipal Council and the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs are pleased to present the 27th Annual Jersey City Art & Studio Tour (JCAST) on October 14th and 15th, 2017, where more than 160 artist studios, galleries, museums, art markets and other art-activated spaces across Jersey City will be inviting the public in to enjoy and purchase art in all forms of media. The second largest city in New Jersey and most diverse city in the nation, Jersey City is a widely considered the arts destination of the state.

Continue reading 27th Annual Jersey City Art & Studio Tour

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