Despite drizzly, dreary weather, the show went on Saturday at the launch of a holiday pop-up market in Jersey City meant to promote small business shopping. "Holiday Mart @ The HUB" kicked off at the Martin Luther King Drive Hub shopping center, offering city residents ice skating, live music, food trucks and about 20 different indoor craft vendors.
An ex-DPW worker was arrested and charged with assault on Tuesday after police allege he punched two city employees and threatened to shoot a third. David Washington, of Fremont Street, started "making threats and throwing punches" soon after arriving at the city Department of Public Works grounds on Tuesday about 4 p.m. in a pick-up truck driven by another individual, according to city spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill.
A city worker has filed a lawsuit against city director and former deputy mayor Anthony Cruz, accusing Cruz of a host of allegations that include making homophobic remarks and using his position to help developers. Daniel Wrieden, a historic preservation officer, alleges in the five-count lawsuit filed Nov. 9 in Hudson County Superior Court, that Cruz referred to him as "that [expletive] weirdo," "consistently" used a slur usually aimed at gay men and created such a hostile work environment that Wrieden contemplated suicide.
NOT ONLY is Liberty State Park in Jersey City an open space oasis in a highly urbanized area, it offers a panoramic view of the New York City skyline and easy ferry access to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. It's no surprise that the park attracts more than 4 million visitors a year.
"Government in Jersey City has always had a yuck factor, but there's a movement afoot to repudiate the will of the voters while also warping the career arc of its mayor," today's editorial reads. "This is something that needs to be pointed out, because when a small minority tries t wrest control of the election process in our second largest city, it reeks of political subterfuge."
JERSEY CITY -- Surrounded by a crowd of 100 people, 5-year-old Alexis Galvan stood in the center of Audubon Park this afternoon and delivered a three-word message to his community: "Stop the violence!" Alexis was one of dozens of children who participated in today's effort to end gun violence that has claimed five lives in the city since mid-November. Organized by Doris Brown, Latarsha Williams-Johnson and Corea Parker, the march created an opportunity for local residents to say they are fed up with the city's most recent spate of street carnage.