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
Jersey 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.
Fireworks Display Visible from Jersey City and West Side of New York
Free Event to Feature Live Music, Amusement Rides, Kids Entertainment, Food and Fireworks by Nationally-Acclaimed Grucci; Donate $20 or More to Support Special Olympics New Jersey and be the Official Launcher for the NJ’s Premier Fireworks Show
JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced today that the City of Jersey City will host New Jersey’s premier Fourth of July concert and fireworks spectacular, the Second Annual Jersey City“Freedom & Fireworks Festival,” from noon to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at Liberty State Park, with fireworks by nationally-acclaimed Grucci, Grammy Award Winning Violinist Miri Ben-Ari, live musical performances, amusement rides, food vendors, and entertainment for the entire family.
The Jersey City Festival, which is free and open to the public, is expected to draw approximately 150,000 people to Liberty State Park, the most patriotic site in the country to celebrate America’s independence with views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, One World Trade Center, and the Jersey City and New York City skylines.
Union City/Jersey City, NJ – On Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 10 am to 6 pm Washington Park Association of Hudson County, Inc. (WPA) unleashes an amazing lineup of entertainers, visual artists and more at the fifth annual Washington Park LIVE! Arts & Music Festival.
“I am proud to announce that in 2014, we will introduce a budget with a tax reduction and flexibility for the Council.” That was one of Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop’s final lines in his State of the City address Thursday night, when he addressed not only the progress of the city on various fronts since he took office last July but also how it is going forward in the upcoming year. But Fulop was more detailed about other accomplishments and goals while speaking in front of over 400 people inside the McMahon Student Center on the campus of Saint Peter’s University.
He spent time talking about how the city’s consolidation of the Fire and Police departments into the recently-formed Public Safety Department enabled the city to save money to hire 26 more firefighters and 34 more cops, and how the additional cop manpower along with the employment of various crime-fighting initiatives will help the police bring crime down by double-digits by the end of this year.
He then said coming this Monday, the city will launch a reentry program for ex-offenders that will provide treatment, housing options, and job opportunities with the goal of reducing recidivism for ex-offenders by over 30 percent from the current average for those residing in Hudson County. This effort was described by Fulop as being in sync with his Marine training.
Jersey City Youth Foundation Joined with Mayor Fulop for Annual Toy Drive; More than 600 Children Received Gifts, A Visit with the Cake Boss & Gelato from Tommy Two Scoops
Photos by Steve A. Mack- River View Observer
JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the Jersey City Youth Foundation have teamed up for the Mayor’s Annual Toy Drive to deliver holiday cheer and toys to more than 600 children, with the toys being distributed from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, December 20th, 2013, at City Hall, 280 Grove Street.
And this year, Santa’s elves had some extra helpers with Cake Boss Buddy Valastro on hand to treat kids to cupcakes and cookies and local business owner Tommy Two Scoops was serving up gelato.
“We wanted as many people as possible to join us and get in the holiday spirit as we help bring a little cheer to those in need,” said Mayor Fulop. “The holidays are a time to give to others and what better way that joining with your community to celebrate.”
Toys were distributed by Santa to pre-registered families, and residents who would like to join in and meet the Cake Boss and celebrate the holidays were also invited to attend
More than 200 toys were also donated by the Hudson County Building Trades and Local 696.
“The outpouring of gifts has been tremendous and we thank all of the residents and businesses who again this year participated in the toy drive,” added Mayor Fulop.
The Resident Response Center has been registering families and collecting donations since early December and a number of local businesses helped by donating gift cards to the Jersey City Youth Foundation for the purchase of toys for children newborn to twelve years old.
About the Jersey City Youth Foundation
The JCYF strives to provide, enhance, expand and participate in the high-quality educational, recreational, cultural, and community enrichment programs. In 2013, our inaugural year, JCYF was able to provide backpacks to school children, Thanksgiving turkeys to families, and holiday toys to children. 2014 will be an exciting year as we continue to grow as an organization and expand our programming and impact on youth in Jersey City.
All media inquiries should be directed to Jennifer Morrill, Press Secretary for the City of Jersey City, at 201-547-4836 or 201-376-0699.///
High-Visibility Patrols Also Targeted Disorderly Groups and Holiday Shopping Areas
JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced today that the Jersey City PoliceDepartmentarrested 17 individuals on a variety of charges, including various narcotics offenses, and issued nearly 150 motor vehicle summonses during a large-scale, joint law enforcement operation.
The operation, which was led by the JCPD, began at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6th and went through the early morning hours on Saturday, Dec. 7th. A total of 50 undercover officers from the JCPD, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office, and the federal Drug Enforcement Agency participated in the operation.
A key success of the operation was the execution of a search warrant at a home on Orient, which has been a source of community complaints as a known drug distribution site. The home was heavily fortified, however, the JCPD Emergency Services Unit breached the front door. As suspects with known prior weapons offenses were believed to be inside, a flash bang was deployed upon entry. Three individuals were arrested at this location. Earlier in the day, police recovered two bricks of heroin which had been sold from the house. Continue reading Jersey City Police Arrest 17 Individuals As Part of Large-Scale, Joint Law Enforcement Operation→
Listed by NJ BIZ Rankings Based on Square Footage of Office Buildings
Jersey City residents have something else to be proud of according to a NJ BIZ ranking announced today by Mayor Steven M. Fulop- that nine of the twenty largest office buildings in New Jersey – based on square footage – are located in Jersey City.
“Jersey City has the largest down town skyline in New Jersey and this list proves the point,” said Mayor Fulop. “Some of our larger new commercial tenants include the Depository, Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC) and Fidelity Investments. Our proximity to New York, our lower operating costs, the relative newness of our office buildings, and our diverse and highly-skilled workforce are all factors in why more and more businesses are choosing Jersey City.”
From NJ BIZ:
#2 – Goldman Sachs – 30 Hudson Street
#4 – 101 Hudson Street – 101 Hudson Street
#5 – Newport Office Center 7 – 480 Washington Boulevard
#9 – Newport Tower – 525 Washington Boulevard
#11 – Harborside Plaza 5 – Harborside Plaza 5
#12 – Harborsize Plaza 2 – Harborside Plaza 2
#14 – Harborside Plaza 3 – Harborside Plaza 3
#17 – Newport Office Center 4 – 545 Washington Boulevard
#20 – Newport Office Center 5 – 575 Washington Boulevard
Fundraiser for Relief Effort for Victims of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines
– A fundraiser has been planned by Mayor Steven M. Fulop and City Council President Rolando Lavarro, Jr. to aid the victims of the devastating Typhoon Yolanda that struck the Philippines impacting an approximate 9.5 million people with nearly 1,000 casualties already reported.
Some Filipino officials are projecting that the death toll could reach 10,000.
“Jersey City has one of the largest Filipino communities in the nation and we know that our Filipino residents are all extremely concerned about their loved ones who are in the Philippines,” said
Mayor Fulop. “As the relief effort is going to take much time and billions of dollars, we are asking residents in Jersey City to help aid in the mission. The Jersey City people have always come together to help other communities and other countries when faced with natural disasters and other tragedies, and we know this time will be no different.”
The fundraising event will take place from
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14th, 2013 at Porto Lounge, 286 First Street. A representative from the American Red Cross will be on hand to collect checks for the relief effort and Porto Lounge will donate a portion of their receipts as well.
“I thank Mayor Fulop and many members of the community, including businesses like Porto Lounge, for stepping forward to help in this hour of need,” said
Council President Lavarro. “I’m personally moved by the outpouring of support and how Jersey City is demonstrating its generous spirit.”
Checks should be made payable to the American Red Cross with the memo designation of “Philippines Typhoon and Flood.” If you are unable to attend the event but still want to donate, you may do so online or by sending a check to your nearest American Red Cross chapter. Information can be found by visiting redcross.org.
All media inquiries should be directed to Jennifer Morrill, Press Secretary to Mayor Steven M. Fulop at 201-547-4836./////
On Thurs, Nov. 21, Saint Dominic Academy (SDA) will honor Jersey City Cultural Affairs Director Maryanne Kelleher, Class of ’90, with the Dominican Pillar Award, the highest honor given to “outstanding individuals whose personal and professional lives reflect the values of Saint Dominic.” The 15th Annual SDA Leadership Awards Gala will be held at Nanina’s in the Park in Belleville and the money raised will to go to SDAs scholarship fund.
“It is a special thing to be honored by the community that I serve,” Kelleher says, “but to have SDA reach out to me to say, ‘You’ve done well, kid,’ twenty-three years after graduation is a whole other experience all-together. This is very touching and a personal honor which I will cherish for years to come.”
Jersey City’s Director of Cultural Affairs since 1996, Kelleher has worked for several administrations including Mayors Bret Schundler, Glenn Cunningham, L. Harvey Smith, Jerramiah T. Healy, and the newly-elected Mayor Steven M. Fulop. Her primary mission as a public servant, she says, is to remain keenly aware of the needs within the creative, ethnic and preservation communities and advocate on their behalf to realize their goals. She encourages Jersey City artists — dancers, actors, writers – to contact her office if they need help with their projects.