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Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Department of Recreation & the Jersey City Free Public Library to Celebrate National Library Week with Ray Robinson II

JERSEY CITY SEAL LOGOThe City of Jersey City,  the Department of Recreation, and the Jersey City Free Public Library are proud to celebrate National Library Week with special guest author, Ray Robinson II at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Middle School #7222 Laidlaw Avenue.

 “I am pleased to join the Recreation Department and the Jersey City Free Public Library to welcome Ray Robinson II to Jersey City as we celebrate National Library Week,” said Mayor Fulop. “This celebration recognizes the importance of libraries in our community and the importance of literacy amongst our children in schools, at home, and in their local library.”

The National Library Week of 2014 celebration will feature an entertaining and enjoyable program for adults and children. The event kicks off with a boxing clinic, and a DVD screening of “Sugar Ray Robinson’s Greatest Fights,” followed by a book signing with Ray Robinson II, co-author of “Pound for Pound: a Biography of Sugar Ray Robinson.”

 




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Jersey City to Hold Annual Adopt-A-Lot Garden Tour; Tour Includes Eight Community Gardens

 JERSEY CITY SEAL LOGOJERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced that the City of Jersey City will celebrate Jersey City’s urban gardeners, who will close out another bountiful season on Saturday, October 19, with the annual Adopt-A-Lot Community Garden Tour. Following the tour, a closing festival will be held at 12 p.m. at UMMI Living Garden, 93 Harrison Avenue.

The tour will begin at 9:45 a.m. at Riverview Community Garden at Riverview-Fisk Park in the Heights. Participants will then visit seven other gardens throughout the city’s six wards.  Bike JC will lead a bicycle ride to each garden and the Recreation Department will provide a shuttle to each site.

“Urban gardening is a model for a sustainable future and I am proud of the work that has allowed gardens to bloom on formerly vacant lots throughout the city,” said Mayor Fulop. “One of the goals of my Keep Jersey City Beautiful initiative is to work with our Division of Planning, Public Works and neighborhood organizations to get more lots adopted as gardens.” Continue reading Jersey City to Hold Annual Adopt-A-Lot Garden Tour; Tour Includes Eight Community Gardens

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Jersey City Prepares for Launch of Affordable Care Act Marketplace; 10 Certified Application Counselors on

JERSEY CITY SEAL LOGOStaff & Mobile Navigator Program to Assist Residents

JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced today that the City of Jersey City Department of Health
and Human Services has developed an aggressive plan to ensure residents have access to health insurance
through the Affordable Care Act Marketplace, which is scheduled to open on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.
Outreach includes a Mobile Navigator Program that is funded through a $400,000 federal grant.

“Nearly 20 percent of the Jersey City population, approximately 55,000 residents, currently do not have health
insurance,” said Mayor Fulop. “With the launch of the Affordable Care Act Marketplace, we want these
residents to know what their options are and how to apply. That is why the Health Department has developed a
robust and proactive plan to assist residents in answering their questions and in applying online.”

The City of Jersey City and Public Health Solutions have partnered on a federally-funded mobile Navigator
Program through a $400,000 grant that will hire four bilingual counselors to visit businesses, community groups,
and local non-profits to enroll residents for health coverage in Essex and Hudson County. Only six federal grants
were allocated in New Jersey, and Jersey City is the only municipality with a bilingual, mobile model. Continue reading Jersey City Prepares for Launch of Affordable Care Act Marketplace; 10 Certified Application Counselors on

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Jersey City Gets New Public Safety Director James Shea

James Shea
James Shea
Photo by Steve Mack
Photo by Steve Mack

Mayor Fulop Appoints NYPD Deputy Chief James Shea as Public Safety Director  Concludes National Search Headed by Former NYPD/FDNY Commissioner Howard Safir

JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop today announced the appointment of NYPD Deputy Chief James Shea as the new Public Safety Director for Jersey City overseeing the Police and Fire Departments following an extensive national search.

James Shea
James Shea
Jersey City’s Public Safety Director
Photo by Steve Mack

Shea, who will reside in Jersey City, has most recently served as Deputy Chief of the NYPD responsible for the Youth and Gang Crime Division, focusing on the expansion and enhancement of the division and targeting a reduction in gang violence. Other recent assignments have included commanding some of the toughest areas,working on issues such as robberies, street crime and terrorism.

“Jersey City has been dealing with serious public safety issues for some time, which my administration is committed to addressing immediately,” said Mayor Fulop. “James has both the experience, knowledge, and management skills to implement real change as it relates to public safety and I am confident he will lead Jersey City on the right path toward reducing crime and making our city one of the safest mid-size cities in
America.” Continue reading Jersey City Gets New Public Safety Director James Shea

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