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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.

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Jersey City Trains Local Chaplains to Assist Residents During Times of Loss, Violence

Clergy will Provide Support & Comfort as well as access to Social Services

Chaplain Program Supported by a $10,000 Grant from the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office

local clergy members to assist residents who experience violence and other difficult situations.

JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced today a new program to use local clergy members to assist residents who experience violence and other difficult situations. The program is supported by a $10,000 grant from the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office.

“Other cities nationally and in New Jersey are successfully using chaplains to provide timely and compassionate response,” said Mayor Fulop. “We care when our residents are hurting, and the Chaplains provide support to help people at a time of crisis or loss. These are people in the community who they know and trust, and who could provide assistance at a time when they need it most.” Continue reading Jersey City Trains Local Chaplains to Assist Residents During Times of Loss, Violence

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Jimmy John’s Sandwiches Celebrates Opening First Jersey City Location

Ribbon -Cutting Ceremony at the One Located on ground floor of the residential and retail tower at 110 First Streetrestaurant adds new dynamic to Downtown Jersey City’s dining scene

Jimmy John's Ribbon cutting Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop cut the ribbon to officially open the new Jimmy John’s sandwich shop in downtown Jersey City on September 13, 2017. Photo by Jennifer Brown/The City of Jersey City 

 Left to Right: Jimmy John’s employees Kai Roberts, Donte Carter, Jimmy John’s Franchisee Joe Brendel, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, and Jimmy John’s employees Ellis Bruce and Sean Evers.

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (Sept. 13, 2017) — The unique lifestyle offered at The One became even more desirable today, when Jimmy John’s Sandwiches celebrated the opening of its first Jersey City location on the ground floor of the luxury residential and retail tower at 110 First Street. The popular restaurant, which marked the opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, adds a new dynamic to Downtown Jersey City’s renowned dining scene, and represents another example of the convenience enjoyed by residents of The One, which is situated in the Powerhouse Arts District neighborhood.

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Jersey City’s Free Summer Concert Series at Berry Lane Park: Every Wednesday 5-8 p.m.  

 

Now through August 30th, Free Weekly Outdoor Concerts Attract a Variety of Performers to the Park for a Unique Outside Music Experience Surrounded by Neighborhood Residents

 

 

Jersey City Concert Series

JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the Office of Cultural Affairs invite everyone to Berry Lane Park for a variety of great music under the sun all summer long.  Every Wednesday through August 30th, 2017 the free, family-friendly events are held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Bring a blanket, chairs, some eats and the whole family.  Kick back and soak in the music! Continue reading Jersey City’s Free Summer Concert Series at Berry Lane Park: Every Wednesday 5-8 p.m.  

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JERSEY CITY 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION UPDATE: LOCATION CHANGE — EVENT HELD AT EXCHANGE PLACE

 

Mayor Fulop Announces the 4th Annual Jersey City Freedom & Fireworks Festival with the Largest Fireworks Display in the State With New York Harbor as the Backdrop for an Unparalleled Celebration of Our Nation’s Independence;

Enjoy a Full-day of Carnival Rides, Live Performances, Food, and Plenty of Family Fun, Concluded by a Premier Fireworks Display Illuminating the Hudson River

Jersey CIty 4th of July Celebration

JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announces the return and the expansion of the one-of-a-kind Jersey City Freedom & Fireworks Festival at Exchange Place on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. with more than 150,000 expected attendees. This year’s Fourth of July family-friendly festival’s location has moved from Liberty State Park to Exchange Place due to all state parks being closed due to a budget impasse.  Continue reading JERSEY CITY 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION UPDATE: LOCATION CHANGE — EVENT HELD AT EXCHANGE PLACE

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Mayor Fulop Delivers FINAL State of the City Address Ward B Tonight Thursday March 30th

Speech Highlights Plans for 2017 that Include Formation of a new SID for West Side Avenue, and a focus on increased enforcement around sanitation

Expanded Public Safety, Economic Development and Affordable Housing on the West Side All Remain a Focus for Fulop Administration

Mayor Fulop State of the City Address to Ward B
Jersey City MayorSteven M. Fulop

Mayor Steven M. Fulop will deliver the final 2017 State of the City Address in Ward B tonight, Thursday, March 30th, at 6:30 p.m., at Casino in the Park. It is the final in a series of six speeches, one in each ward, taking the message directly to the residents to emphasize the important role each community and individual plays in the progress Jersey City is making. Continue reading Mayor Fulop Delivers FINAL State of the City Address Ward B Tonight Thursday March 30th

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Mayor Fulop to Introduce 2017 Budget With No Tax Increase

 Fourth Consecutive Year With No Municipal Tax Increase as Fulop Administration Brings Long-Term Fiscal Stability to Jersey City

Budget Includes Hiring More Police Officers and Continued Expansion of Recreational Programming, a New Municipal Park and Park Renovations Throughout the City

Mayor Fulop to Introduce 2017 Budget With No Tax Increase
Jersey City MayorSteven M. Fulop

JERSEY CITY – For the fourth year in a row, the Fulop administration will introduce a budget with no tax increase at the City Council meeting tonight and as outlined by Mayor Steven M. Fulop during his recent State of the City addresses. The 2017 budget holds taxes flat for a third consecutive year, following a 2.13 percent tax reduction in 2014, the first Fulop administration budget year.

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Jersey City Prepares Blizzard Conditions Winter Storm Stella Heads Towards Region

 Snow Team Prepares for up to 20 inches of Snow With Aggressive Snow Removal Plan

OEM Center Activated & Crews to Remain Operational Throughout Storm, DPW Deploying 64+ Pieces of Equipment and Nearly 6,000 Tons of Salt Available

 Jersey City Prepares  Blizzard ConditionsJERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the Office of Emergency Management, in coordination with the Department of Public Works, are preparing with an aggressive snow removal plan for blizzard conditions as Winter Storm Stella tracks toward our region, with the potential for up to 20 inches of snow.  DPW will be deploying approximately 64 crews throughout the duration of the storm.

“We have crews coming in early and will have more than 60 salt spreaders and plows and nearly 6,000 tons of salt so we can clear the roadways as quickly and efficiently as possible,” said Mayor Fulop. “This is a nor’easter with blizzard conditions and we are asking for the public’s cooperation to please stay off the roads and not park at corners, as this greatly slows down our snow removal operations.” Continue reading Jersey City Prepares Blizzard Conditions Winter Storm Stella Heads Towards Region

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