New Pedestrian Plaza & Park, Added Parking, Major Safety Improvements, Flood Mitigation & More
Latest Improvement Project in Rapidly Growing Journal Square Area to Highlight Jersey City’s Significant Role in our Nation’s History
Mayor Steven M. Fulop joins City Council members and the Department of Infrastructure alongside community members and organizations to announce the groundbreaking on the Bergen Square revitalization project in the rapidly growing area of Journal Square. After years of working closely with local organizations and Jersey City residents, the community-led project will transform Bergen Square into new and innovative public spaces with renewed vibrancy in the heart of the City – all while highlighting the critical role this section of Jersey City played in the development of our country, dating back thousands of years.
The All-Day Experience on the Hudson River Waterfront Draws Hundreds of Thousands; Headline Performance to be Followed by State’s Largest Firework Display
JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop presents his fifth annual July 4th festival on the Hudson Waterfront to celebrate Independence Day. The carnival-style spectacle, branded 50STAR FIRE SHOW, spans the entire Greater New York City Area and will feature a headline concert performance by Snoop Dogg on the Private Internet Access stage in front of a 200,000 person audience lining the Hudson River Waterfront and area surrounding Harborside. The all-day music, food, technology and entertainment experience boasts views of the New York City skyline, and will become the
scene of the state’s largest fireworks show. Continue reading Snoop Dogg to Headline Free 4TH of July Music, Arts, and Technology Festival On Jersey City Waterfront→
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
Last month in May, Casino in the Park in Jersey City held its annual dinner for students at Snyder High School.
Bernie Sweeney owner of the Casino in the Park and Shore Casino in Atlantic Highlands has been hosting and donating the Snyder High party for the past 11 plus years. As an alumni of the school and also an inductee into Snyder High School’s Hall of Honor since 1998 the party is Sweeney’s way of giving back to his old alma mater.
In those 11 plus years of hosting the Snyder party which equals to around 5000 dinners, Sweeney’s message to the young people at Snyder has always been study, work hard, and pay it forward to others.
The event is an exciting time for Sweeney, his wife Kathleen his sons and staff as told by Sweeney’s son Jay, ” For us at the Casino in the Park it is a joy to see these young people having a great time, they’re all great kids with good grades and all we ask is they go out and help others in their lives.” He Said. “Our one message through the years go out and do something wonderful for someone else.”
Citywide Cleanup Mobilizes Hundreds of Volunteers to Remove Litter and Garbage from Neighborhoods and Parks as part of Earth Day Activities
Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced today that Jersey City’s Department of Public Works in partnership with Keep Jersey City Beautiful, will host a second annual citywide clean up – the Great Jersey City Clean Up. The Great Jersey City Clean Up will be held at locations citywide from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 29th, 2017.
Fourth Consecutive Credit Upgrade Since Mayor Fulop Took Office
Fitch report cites Jersey City’s “improved financial profile” under the Fulop administration, a growing tax base and rebuilding of reserves to strong levels
The Fitch Group announced today a major, three-level increase of Jersey City’s credit rating for General Obligation (GO) debt from A- to AA-, marking the fourth consecutive credit rating increase under the Fulop administration.
T-Shirt Design Contest & Reunion for Margaret Hague Maternity Hospital Babies
By Sally Deering
Margaret Hague Hospital
If you were born in Jersey City from 1931 to 1979, chances are good you greeted the world from one of the many Art Deco delivery rooms at the Margaret Hague Maternity Hospital founded by Jersey City Mayor Frank “Boss” Hague and named for his mother.
The Margaret Hague – where celebs like Martha Stewart and Frank Sinatra, Jr. were born – was part of a cluster of hospitals known as the Jersey City Medical Center which were turned into condominiums called The Beacon several years ago with a new state-of-the-art medical center built to take its place just a few blocks away on Grand Street.
To celebrate the common bond shared by those who were birthed at Margaret Hague, the LibertyHealth Foundation, the philanthropic arm of JCMC has kicked off a T-Shirt contest with a $250 cash prize for a “Born at the Margaret Hague” logo/design to be used on T-Shirts and other items that will be for sale at the “Born at the Margaret Hague Reunion” held in May. The winning design will be featured on T-shirts and items like baseball caps and coffee mugs. Continue reading Were You Born at the Margaret Hague?→
September 2013 – Jersey City, NJ – Over 15,000 teens in Jersey City live within 5 miles of a world-class sailing community. Few of these teens ever set foot on a boat. In 2013 City Sail provided 28 of these teens with the sailing experience of a lifetime. During the six-week program, each teen received 12 hours of classroom instruction on sailing, 27 hours of on-the-water sailing instruction,and 17 hours of swimming. Beyond the regular programming, City Sail offered fved sailing-related field trips around the state and the top participants in the program went on a three-day trip into Long Island Sound. The entire City Sail experience was free for the 28 teens who participated in 2013, only requiring a commitment from them to attend for the entirety of the six weeks.
On September 17th, the City Sail Regatta will raise funds for the 2014 City Sail teens through an exciting afternoon event. Local professionals and businesses will sponsor nine boats and experienced the joy of City Sail through an afternoon of sailing instruction on the Hudson River, followed by dinner at Liberty House Restaurant. Participants will sail with teens from City Sail and raced against each other on a beautiful fall afternoon. The event raised over $14,000, sponsoring 14 places for next year’s City Sailors.
City Sail is New Jersey’s only free sailing school, providing at-risk teens with a unique chance to learn to sail, swim, and race sailboats. City Sail was founded in 2005 with a vision for opening the waterways of New Jersey to the kids who live there. Since then, the school has expanded to include 30 teens, 10 volunteer instructors, and partnerships with both Offshore and Halcyon sailing schools. City Sail is a program of New City Kids, a teen leadership development program in Jersey City. Find New City Kids
and City Sail online at www.newcitykids.org and facebook.com/newcitykids.
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