Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018
Category: Hudson County

Naked Trump statue to be auctioned off in Jersey City

A statue of a naked Donald Trump is going on the auction block. … with others in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Cleveland in the weeks before the Republican was elected president. The auction will take place on May 2 at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City. The auction …

Tensions have mounted between Mayor Steve Fulop and the city's police force.

Jersey City mayor faces police ire over halting off-duty jobs

JERSEY CITY — Mayor Steve Fulop’s pledge to end a program that allows cops to make extra cash working off-duty jobs is leading to howls of protest from the city’s police force. … or how the city plans to replace off-duty officers, who man construction sites and provide security for private companies and at city […]

ROONEY: Jersey City’s Fulop can “return our money at any time” after tax reform slam

Hypocrisy alert, Save Jerseyans:  When news broke that Jersey City is letting its residents prepay their taxes to take advantage of the current SALT deduction, Mayor Steven Fulop‘s office cited the Republicans’ federal tax reform legislation as reason for the extraordinary gesture, casting all of the blame for New Jerseyans’ tax woes on Washington, D.C.  Save Jersey‘s […]

How far over budget has Bayonne Bridge project gone?

JERSEY CITY — It was the first project of its kind in the country — elevating a massive steel bridge without lengthy closures to auto traffic. … the Bayonne Bridge and gain access to the ports of New York and New Jersey. That aim is showing signs of being met, but it has come with […]

O’Scanlon challenges Jersey City Mayor Fulop to pressure Speaker Prieto to extend Arbitration Cap

Jersey City Police Officers were awarded a 2% pay increase by a state appointed arbitrator this week. – Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, not the Democrat nominee for Governor, declared that the best interests of his city’s residents and taxpayers prevailed, according to Hudson County View.  The arbitrator’s decision will enable Mayor Fulop and the city council […]

Jersey City cops living in affordable housing in Newport, sources say

JERSEY CITY — Two Jersey City police officers are sharing an apartment in the city’s Newport section that was set aside as affordable housing for people making less than the cops earn, sources with knowledge of the matter told The Jersey Journal. The two officers — Joseph Connors Jr. and Francesca Zappella — are rookies […]

N.J. Supreme Court won’t hear Jersey City appeal of reval contract case

The breach-of-contract case centered around the aborted Jersey City property revaluation may finally be over, with the New Jersey Supreme Court declining last week to hear the city’s appeal of the $1 million judgment. The city’s request for the court’s intervention was denied by an order filed on Sept. 22. City spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill did […]

Kushner firm reportedly subpoenaed over Jersey City project

New York federal prosecutors have subpoenaed Kushner Companies over its use of an investor visa program to fund the One Journal Square project in Jersey City, the Wall Street Journal is reporting. Kushner Companies, run by the family of presidential adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, was the focus of criticism in May when Kushner’s sister […]

After court loss, Jersey City plans new law mandating union jobs

JERSEY CITY — Jersey City is asking the City Council to give initial approval to a new set of regulations requiring developers seeking city subsidies to hire local union workers who are women and people of color. The move comes one month after a federal judge ruled that similar regulations the city had been working […]

N.J. ends state takeover of Jersey City’s public schools

TRENTON — The state’s takeover of Jersey City Public Schools is coming to an end nearly 30 years after the city’s school district was deemed a “total educational failure.” The state Board of Education on Wednesday voted to grant the district local control over its instruction and programming, the final administrative category under supervision from […]

FBI, U.S. Attorney joining probe of fiery Jersey City crash

JERSEY CITY – The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for New Jersey is joining the Hudson County Prosecutor’s probe into a fiery crash that critically injured an innocent bystander. The agencies are lending resources to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez as her office continues to investigate the crash, which has led […]