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Fulop Administration Earns Perfect Score for Leadership’s Efforts in Equality & LGBTQ+ Rights for 11th Consecutive Year

Jersey City Earns 100/100 in Nationwide Evaluation of LGBTQ+ Policies and Services by the Human Rights Campaign

JERSEY CITY, NJ – For the 11th consecutive year, Mayor Steven M. Fulop is proud to announce Jersey City has, once again, earned a perfect score from the nationwide 2023 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index (MEI), citing the administrative efforts to create an inclusive and welcoming community where every LGBTQ+ residents, employee, and visitor can thrive.

Bergen Square Revitalization Project on Track for Groundbreaking

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.

Jersey City Awarded $8.1 Million for Traffic Safety Improvements at 33 Intersections along Summit Avenue  

Over $8.1 million in federal funds has been approved for safety improvements in Jersey City, specifically involving 33 intersections along Summit Avenue from Route 139 to Secaucus Road. 

The project, funded by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), will include upgraded traffic signals at 19 intersections, pedestrian signal upgrades, high-visibility crosswalks, curb extensions, and other improvements along the 1.5-mile corridor.  

The Summit Avenue project, which is one of 19 safety improvements totaling $188.3 million across the NJTPA region, was approved by the NJTPA Board of Trustees at its March 13, 2023, meeting.  Summit Avenue is identified on the High Injury Network in Jersey City’s Vision Zero Action Plan.   “Modernizing the intersections to be safer and operate more efficiently will build upon our broader Vision Zero efforts citywide, furthering our commitment to reach zero pedestrian and cyclist fatalities,” said Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the City’s representative to the NJTPA Board.

 “With two nearby parks and several schools in the vicinity, these improvements are especially important to help keep residents of all ages safe.”   As has become the Fulop Administration’s standard policy, the project’s preliminary and final design phases will include multiple public engagement sessions to solicit community feedback.  The design phase is expected to begin later this year.  

The Local Safety Program funds high-impact, cost-effective solutions to reduce crashes and improve safety for all travelers. 

More information on the programs is available online at www.njtpa.org/LocalSafety.  Project factsheets are available at https://www.njtpa.org/2022LocalSafety.  

Funding approved for the programs doubled from the previous program cycle in 2020.  “The increases are the result of highly successful partnerships between the NJTPA and its member county and city governments to deliver vitally important projects on our local roads,” said Passaic County Commissioner John W. Bartlett, the current Chair of the NJTPA.  

“This federal support helps free up local dollars, state aid, and municipal aid for other priorities.”  

The NJTPA is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for 13 northern New Jersey counties.  Under federal legislation, MPOs provide a forum where local officials, public transportation providers, and state agency representatives can come together and cooperatively plan to meet the region’s current and future transportation needs.  

It establishes the region’s eligibility to receive federal tax dollars for transportation projects.  

The NJTPA Board consists of one local elected official from each of the 13 counties in the region (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren) and the cities of Newark and Jersey City. The Board also includes a Governor’s Representative, the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation, the President & CEO of NJ TRANSIT, the Chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and a Citizens’ Representative appointed by the Governor.  

Fulop Administration Announces Pre-registration for Youth Summer Camps Opens March 21, Locations in all 6 Wards

With Summer just a few months away,  Mayor Steven M. Fulop joins City Council members and the Department of Recreation and Youth Development to announce pre-registration for Jersey City’s free Summer Day Camp 2.0 for residents 7-14 years old. With over 2,000 campers anticipated for this year’s Summer Camp, the City will host six camps with locations in each ward. Pre-registration is from March 21, 2022, through March 27, 2022.

“It is especially critical to provide these City services that are not only fun and engaging but also provide a safe outlet for this age group that has had to endure unprecedented circumstances during their most formative years,” said Mayor Fulop. “What’s more, we’ve had great success staffing our camps with JC Youth Works employees who obtain paid work experience while mentoring younger camp participants from the same community. Everyone involved can really make the most of their summer vacation.”

Jersey City’s Summer Camp has been a long-standing success for over three decades. This year’s 2.0 experience puts emphasis on “starting anew” as the anticipated 2,000 campers participating this summer have spent the past two years learning behind computer screens with much less in-person social interaction due to the pandemic.

Jersey City and Liberty Science Center Groundbreaking ceremony on SciTech Scity today, Oct. 22, 2021


NJ Governor Murphy, Jersey City Mayor Fulop, Hudson County Executive DeGise, and LSC President & CEO Hoffman to Headline Groundbreaking Ceremony for 30-Acre Innovation Campus Dedicated to Creating a Brighter Future through Science 

 Mayor Steven M. Fulop joins Governor Phil Murphy, Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, and Liberty Science Center President and CEO Paul Hoffman to broke ground on the 30-acre “City of Tomorrow” innovation campus called SciTech Scity, which will launch and grow world-changing science and technology companies and reimagine public school STEM education. SciTech Scity will bring together scientists, community leaders, teachers, students, innovators, and entrepreneurs in a one-of-a-kind setting that will become a sought-after destination for inspiration and innovation. 

Jersey City’s 4th of July Fireworks over the Hudson River Will Return for 2021, Viewable from NJ & NY Waterfront

Jersey City 4th of July Celebration in 2019 drew large crowds to see PitBull

New Jersey’s Largest Fireworks Display by Guinness World Record Holder, Grucci

Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced today New Jersey’s largest fireworks displaywill return to the Jersey City waterfront this Fourth of July with Fireworks by Grucci.  Following recent years of historic crowds with headliners like Snoop Dogg and Pitbull, the annual Independence Day celebrations were cancelled in 2020 to protect the community amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  While this year’s Freedom and Fireworks event will not be able to include the yearly festival and superstar concerts, the City’s efforts to bring back the fireworks display over the Hudson River was a decision made with the community’s needs and safety top of mind.

Mayor Fulop Breaks Ground on $200k Transformation of Bergen-Lafayette Park to Increase Recreational Space and Safety for Local Residents

Fairmount Triangle Park Expansion Builds upon Administration’s Investments in Ward F, with Renovations Focusing on Vision Zero, Placemaking, Sustainability, and Community Building Goals

 Mayor Steven M. Fulop, Ward F Councilman Jermaine Robinson, and City officials join the Jersey City Parks Coalition and community members today at the groundbreaking for the transformation of Fairmount Triangle Park with a renovation and expansion project designed to make the neighborhood park much more safely accessible and increase outdoor recreational space for local residents of all ages to enjoy. The $200,000 grant-funded parks improvement project transforms two street segments that bisect existing green spaces – at the intersection of Fairmount and Summit Avenues – to create an uninterrupted public park space.

Mayor Fulop Announces Recreation & Youth Development Programs to Safely Resume, including Prestigious Summer Youth Works Program

Dept. of Recreation & Youth Development Activities and Programs to Return Starting Next Week with a Focus on Outdoor Opportunities

JERSEY CITY â€“Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced today the launch of the online application process for Jersey City Youth Works,a renowned multi-program initiative providing meaningful summer employment and enrichment opportunities to more than 3,000 youth, ages 15-24 years old since its inception in 2014.

This year’s Youth Works program will focus on outdoor jobs at the City’s two public pools, six summer camps, and various sports leagues.  Working in partnership with the Department of Recreation & Youth Development, the Division of Parks will also utilize youth support for park maintenance to ensure safe, clean spaces are available for athletes, campers, and park-goers throughout the City.

“We are making strides towards a return to normalcy, which is particularly critical for our youth. We’ve worked to safely bring back our youth development and sports programming in order to empower our young residents who are at a pivotal age, because providing this hands-on approach to professional development will ultimately help shape their career paths and long-term goals,” said Mayor Fulop.

Department of Recreation & Youth Development programs that are set to return the week of March 15, 2021, include:

·         Basketball

·         Soccer

·         Track & Field

·         Tennis

·         Skateboarding

·         Bucket Drumming

“What I enjoyed about working at Rec during the summer is getting to meet new people in my community and making new connections in Jersey City,” said Jeremiah Yorker, a former Youth Works employee. â€œMy motto is, ‘You are never too young to lead, and we are never too old to learn’ and Youth Works encapsulates exactly that, providing the support we need to continue pushing towards our goals and dreams.”

Summer camps will soon be offered at six locations citywide: Berry Lane Park, Enos Jones Park, Bayside Park, Martucci Field, Pershing Field, and Thomas McGovern Park (Country Village).

The application process for Jersey City Youth Works begins with the online application, which is now open through April 11, 2021.  Individuals who are selected are then interviewed by representatives of participating organizations.

Mayor Fulop Announces Major Partnership with Entertainment Giant; $72M Restoration Plan will take Historic Loew’s Theatre to the Next Level

Devils Arena Entertainment, Operator of World-Renown Prudential Center and Home of New Jersey Devils, Selected to Restore and Maximize Music, Performance and Live Event Bookings at Iconic, 3,300-Seat Theatre

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 Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced a new partnership with Devils Arena Entertainment (DAE), the largest purveyor of entertainment in New Jersey and operator of Prudential Center, one of North America’s top 10 most booked arenas, to move forward on a unique $72 million agreement for the transformative restoration of the historic Loew’s Theatre. The revitalization intends to transform the century-old theatre into a state-of-the-art 3,300-seat venue to attract both superstar and up-and-coming performing artists, serve as an engine of economic development and hub for the local Journal Square community, and expand Jersey City’s growing reputation as an unparalleled arts destination in New Jersey.

Mayor Fulop Promotes 75 of Jersey City’s Finest, Expanding the Police Department’s Leadership and Achieving Greater Diversity within JCPD Ranks

Mayor Fulop to Swear in 25 new police officers

 Mayor Steven M. Fulop joined Public Safety Director James Shea, Police Director Tawana Moody, and Police Chief Michael Kelly to announce the promotion of 20 Captains, 20 Lieutenants, and 35 Sergeants in the Jersey City Police Department. These promotions achieve more diversity within the ranks, including the highest-ranking Hispanic female and highest-ranking African American female within the entire department.