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New Jersey City Website FilmJC.org Streamlines Process for Filmmakers

Jersey City’s Mayor Steven Fulop Announces Launch of FilmJC Website; Website Streamlines Film Permitting Process and Allows Filmmakers to Apply Online for Film Permits

JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced today that the City of Jersey City has launched FilmJC.org, a website that streamlines the film permitting process and allows filmmakers to apply online for film permits as the administration continues to encourage the expansion of art and the film industry in Jersey City.

The filmJC website, one of a handful of municipal film permit websites, streamlines the film permitting process by allowing filmmakers to submit their request and information, upload necessary forms, and pay for the permit online. Other cities with an online film permitting process include New York City, Los Angeles and Miami. Continue reading New Jersey City Website FilmJC.org Streamlines Process for Filmmakers

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Jersey City’s Mayor Fulop Announces Plan for Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza

Plaza to Enhance Vibrant Downtown Commercial and Cultural enter with Expanded Outdoor Dining & Entertainment 

 JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced today a plan to convert a portion of Newark Avenue into a pedestrian plaza to enhance the City’s vibrant downtown commercial and cultural district and support the City’s growing ‘Restaurant Row.’  Continue reading Jersey City’s Mayor Fulop Announces Plan for Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza

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Jersey City to Sue Port Authority for $400 Million for Missed Tax Payments & Undue Economic Harm;

Agency Has been Completely Unresponsive to City Requests

 

JERSEY CITY SEAL LOGOJERSEY CITYMayor Steven M. Fulop announced today that the city will file suit against the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for $400 million for missed tax payments and undue economic harm caused to the taxpayers of Jersey City by the bi-state transportation agency.

“This legal action is the result of economic damages caused by the Port Authority’s unfair and outdated tax agreements with the City that has resulted in the loss of hundreds of millions of tax dollars over several decades,” said Mayor Fulop. “The Port Authority has repeatedly failed to fulfill their legal obligations which has caused a severe negative impact on the Jersey City taxpayers.” Continue reading Jersey City to Sue Port Authority for $400 Million for Missed Tax Payments & Undue Economic Harm;

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Jersey City ‘Sandy’ Related Research Project Receives $210,000 in Federal & Regional Grants

Grant to  Help Prepare Coastal Communities for Climate Change; Funding Includes $100,000 from NOAA

JERSEY CITY SEAL LOGO JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced today the City of Jersey City has been selected by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Association (NOAA) to receive a $100,000 grant to fund a groundbreaking project that will identify flood-risk pathways into Jersey City as well as potential mitigation strategies with the Stevens Institute of Technology and the NJ Sea Grant Consortium called “Collaborative Climate Adaptation Planning for Urban Coastal Flooding.”

In addition to the NOAA grant, the City of Jersey City also received funding from Together North Jersey for $110,000 to supplement the work of the NOAA grant with visualizations and data collection for a cost-benefit analysis.  The NOAA grant is one of four given out nationally and total funding for the project is $210,000. Continue reading Jersey City ‘Sandy’ Related Research Project Receives $210,000 in Federal & Regional Grants

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JERSEY CITY: Newly Appointed Chief Municipal Court Judge & New Full-Time Judge to be Sworn In

 

JERSEY CITY SEAL LOGOJERSEY CITY – Jersey City’s first Filipino-American Chief Municipal Court Judge, Carlo Abad, and new full-time Judge Mark Curtis will be sworn in at a 4 p.m. ceremony on Friday, Sept. 20th, 2013, at Jersey City Municipal Court, 365 Summit Avenue.

The two judges were appointed by Mayor Fulop and confirmed by the City Council last month.

Carlo Abad, a Filipino American, has been serving as Acting Chief Municipal Court Judge and has been serving on the bench in Jersey City since 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Abad served in the Newark Prosecutor’s Office, the Jersey City Prosecutor’s Office, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, as well as working in several private law firms.

Mr. Curtis, a graduate of Seton Hall University Law School, has served as a Jersey City municipal prosecutor and long-time attorney practicing in Jersey City and Hudson County.

 

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Jersey City to Celebrate 30th Annual National Night Out Against Crime Tuesday, August 6th

Police Department & Community to Join at Four Parks

 JERSEY CITY SEAL LOGOJERSEY CITY — Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the Jersey City Police Department will host the 30th Annual National Night Out (NNO), a crime prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and Target, NNO’s national sponsor. Events will take place simultaneously, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Pershing Field, Arlington Park, Audubon Park, and Hamilton Park.

 The two police unions, the Police Superior Officers Association (PSOA) and the Police Officers Benevolent Association (POBA)and the Jersey City Police Foundation are helping to sponsor two of the locations.

National Night Out encourages neighbors and communities to come together, get acquainted with one another, and have a fun-filled safe night that fosters neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. There will be balloons, refreshments, plenty of entertainment and activities, games, and giveaways in each park. Various community and service organizations will be on hand to provide information to the public.

“Addressing the public safety issue in our city has been the first priority for my administration,” said Mayor Fulop.  “We are redeploying personnel to where they are needed most, increasing police presence in our communities, and restructuring the department to provide more accountability and

Mayor Fulop will visit National Night Out locations to commend and acknowledge those individuals and groups who are providing invaluable services and resources to their community. Continue reading Jersey City to Celebrate 30th Annual National Night Out Against Crime Tuesday, August 6th

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