Jersey City ranked 48th out of the top 100 listings
|Jersey City has been named one of the 2021 Top 100 Best Places to Live by Livability.com, outpacing more than 1,000 cities with populations between 20,000 and 1 million in this data-driven ranking.The 2021 rankings were guided by an exclusive study conducted by Livability.com in partnership with Ipsos. More than 1,000 adults aged 18 and up from across the country were surveyed to determine which livability characteristics they value in their future communities. Respondents were asked if they could work from anywhere, which factors would be most heavily considered when choosing to relocate and how housing needs and priorities have changed since the beginning of the pandemic. Since March 2020, more than 42% of the U.S. population has either moved or considered moving.This year, Livability partnered with Movoto by OJO to offer readers guidance for the next step in their journey – to determine the type of housing available in the ranked cities and at what price.“This year’s list is a testament to loving where you live, in a time where more of us than ever can live anywhere we want,” says Cara Sanders, Livability.com managing editor. “These past two years have shown us how important it is that the places we live meet our needs and offer up affordability, opportunity and plenty of amenities. If we can work from anywhere, then these 100 cities are places you would want to live and make remote workers’ needs a top priority.”More than 1,000 cities with populations between 20,000 and 1,000,000 were ranked on 50 data points measuring economics, housing, amenities, infrastructure, demographics, social and civic capital, education and health care. The nine scores were weighted based on an exclusive survey conducted for Livability.com by Ipsos Public Affairs, a leading global market research firm. Sources included the best public and private data available from organizations like the U.S. Census Bureau, Emsi and Esri.The full list of the 2021 Top 100 Best Places to Live is featured on Livability.com, along with each city’s LivScore and some of the specific attractions, activities and amenities that make it a great place to live.|
About Livability.com:Livability.com highlights the best small to mid-sized cities and what makes them great places to live, work and visit. Through research and original content, we examine issues such as affordability, cultural amenities and talent attraction, and celebrate the accomplishments of these cities through top 10 lists, our annual ranking of the Top 100 Best Places to Live, and articles exploring the who, what, why and how behind the “where.” Livability.com is a division of Journal Communications, Inc., based in Franklin, Tenn.
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SUEZ announced that the boil water advisory issued by the company for residents and businesses in the Cities of Jersey City and Hoboken has been lifted at 4 pm this afternoon. Laboratory test results show that the drinking water quality meets all regulatory requirements. The results were submitted today to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection for verification. Upon reviewing the laboratory data, the state confirmed that it is no longer necessary for customers to boil their water.
The Boil Water Advisory was issued as a result of non-utility work performed by a contractor near a 36-inch water transmission line that supplies water to the cities of Jersey City and Hoboken. The contractor was working in an industrial area of Jersey City, near the intersection of Howell Street and Duffield Avenue putting in sheet piling when the main ruptured.
As a precaution, SUEZ issued a Boil Water Advisory on Tuesday, April 28. Water tankers remained available to both communities while SUEZ crews worked through the night to restore pressure to both cities.
Repairs to the 36-inch main will continue as the area has maintained full pressure. Should customers experience any further issues they should contact customer service at 1-800-575-4433.
For more information and details regarding the Boil Water Advisory customers can reference the FAQ on mysuezwater.com: https://www.mysuezwater.com/sites/default/files/2020JerseyCityHobokenBoilWaterFAQapproved.pdf
4th of July Event for The Greater New York Area
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
Jersey City Medical Center is hosting an Employment and Education Expo on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 12:00pm-4:00pm at the Mary Bethune Center, 140 Martin Luther King Drive. Jersey City, NJ 07305. Hudson County residents looking for employment, a better job opportunity, or a new career direction will find a wealth of exciting opportunities at this employment and education expo.
Attendees will have an opportunity to meet face to face with local employers as well as schools offering specialized training to further prepare them for a sustainable career.
Clergy will Provide Support & Comfort as well as access to Social Services
Chaplain Program Supported by a $10,000 Grant from the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office
JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced today a new program to use local clergy members to assist residents who experience violence and other difficult situations. The program is supported by a $10,000 grant from the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office.
“Other cities nationally and in New Jersey are successfully using chaplains to provide timely and compassionate response,” said Mayor Fulop. “We care when our residents are hurting, and the Chaplains provide support to help people at a time of crisis or loss. These are people in the community who they know and trust, and who could provide assistance at a time when they need it most.” Continue reading Jersey City Trains Local Chaplains to Assist Residents During Times of Loss, Violence
Jersey City Project EAT to Turn City Hall Plaza into Foodie Wonderland
Small Businesses Spotlighted at Weekend Food Festival
By Sally Deering
Wait till you see the food vendors lined up for this year’s Jersey City Project Eats festival happening Saturday and Sunday, June 24 & 25 at City Hall Plaza. Yummy dishes for every palate – from vegan to carnivore – are guaranteed to tempt and deliver a vast array of noshables for festival-goers.
The weekend long JC Project Eats is sponsored by the City of Jersey City and the Office of Mayor Steven M. Fulop and it’s the fifth year that the annual event will turn Jersey City Hall’s sidewalk square out front into one a gastronomic extravaganza. Continue reading JERSEY CITY PROJECT EAT -EAT, DRINK, ENJOY, REPEAT
Promoting Health and Wellness with Dance and Various Activities
Several Events Taking Place all this Month to Celebrate Older Americans Month, Ranging from the Upcoming Health & Fitness Day to Farmers’ Market Vouchers and Other Programs to Promote Healthy Living in the Golden Years
JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the Department of Health and Human Services are celebrating national Older Americans Month during the month of May. While several events have been taking place throughout the month, the signature event is National Senior Health & Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 31st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Berry Lane Park.
“Celebrating our seniors is something we do everyday, but during the month of May we take special occasion to honor and recognize their contributions to our city and our country,” said Mayor Fulop. “We know that our seniors have made our city what it is today, so we are constantly working to provide them with recreation, healthcare and other services to enrich their golden years and say thank you.”
The Senior Health & Fitness Day event, organized in partnership with Congressman Donald Payne’s Office, features a line dancing class at 10:30a.m., Zumba at 11:30a.m., and Yoga/Fitness at 12:30p.m. There will be wellness vans from both Barnabas Health and CarePoint for various health screenings. Other vendors include Wellcare, Metropolitan Health, and the Diabetes Foundation. Contact 201-547-5750 for free group transportation. Any senior who pre-registers for this event will receive a boxed lunch, free of charge.
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.
–Brianna Egers of Jersey City named 2017 Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellow
Brianna Egers of Jersey City, a sophomore majoring in marketing at William Paterson University in Wayne, is one of 273 students in the nation and one of only five in New Jersey to receive the 2017 Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellows Award for civic engagement.
Egers received the award for showing her strong commitment to the ideals of Compass Compact, a national coalition of nearly 1,000 colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education.