Jersey City’s Latest Boost for Business Owners Help with Lost Revenues and Jobs due to COVID-19 Shutdown; Applications to Open for CARES Act Stimulus Funding
JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop joined Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise today to announce Jersey City as the recipient of nearly $7 million from the initial allocation of the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Securities (CARES) Act stimulus funds to directly benefit small businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hudson County was allocated a total of over $117 million through the CARES Act which was signed by the President in March to provide $2 trillion in financial aid to families and businesses across the nation impacted by the health and economic crisis.
New “Slow Streets” Enhances Administration’s Various Safety Initiatives to Accommodate the Current Need for more Space, Especially in Urban Areas
Mayor Steven M. Fulop announces the historic implementation of a Slow Streets Pilot Program in Jersey City launching today to enhance COVID-19 safety measures by supporting safe outdoor activity and recreation for residents’ physical and mental health. The innovative plan provides residents additional open space by designating certain streets throughout Jersey City as “Slow Streets” which will be temporarily closed to through traffic, with access for local traffic only at very low speeds while maintaining all existing parking. Slow Streets will have partial closures at intersections to allow for more comfortable use for adequate physically distant walking, jogging, biking, exercising, commuting, and playing all across the city.
Residents’ Health and Safety Remains Top Priority, includes Mental and Physical Wellbeing amid Quarantine
As of Monday, April 27th, the following five parks spanning the city will reopen with restrictions:
Enos Jones Park
Berry Lane Park
Leonard Gordon Park
JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announces the reopening of five major parks throughout Jersey City as a first step to safely help residents restore their routines through outdoor exercise and recreational activities while adhering to social distancing measures. The parks will be open for residents to enjoy the fresh air from dawn to dusk for jogging, walking, and all non-contact activities following the health and safety protocols in place.
Plaza to Enhance Vibrant Downtown Commercial and Cultural Center with Expanded Outdoor Dining & Entertainment
Area Street Closures Take Effect Tuesday, August 19th
JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the Municipal Council announced today that street closures as part of the plan to convert a portion of Newark Avenue into a pedestrian plaza to enhance the City’s vibrant downtown commercial and cultural district will go into effect next week.