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Mayor Fulop announced last week the hiring of a new communications director for Jersey City, 26-year old Ryan Jacobs, at a salary of $110,000.  The current...

This is my 2nd article in a series about property taxes in Jersey City. The 1st article, "Jersey City Rising," is available here.  The General...

Jersey City is a community on the rise. In the past ten years, dozens of new buildings have risen towards the sky along the waterfront, more...

This week marks the conclusion of the 2013-14 year for Jersey City Public Schools.  The last week of school is an opportunity to pause,...

On Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 7:30pm, the Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association (HPNA) will host Mayor Steven Fulop for Q&A during their monthly meeting.  One issue likely...

Jersey City has been estimating the cost of its abatements incorrectly for at least eight years, and the impact to conventional taxpayers could amount to millions of dollars. Here's...

In my Abatement Series, I've discussed the basic premise of abatements, how they are funded, and the impact to conventional taxpayers.  In this post...

On Wednesday night, the City Council approved an 80-unit abatement in downtown Hamilton Park.  Here are some of the specs on the property: located at 9th & Brunswick in downtown...

The letter below was read into the City Council record on March 26, 2014 by Sarah Welt, a downtown mom with a child who...

Frank Conwell Public School (PS) #3 is a school committed to sustainability; they now have a sign to prove it.  And it's a really...

This past week, Mayor Fulop's administration announced its recommendation to the City Council that Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC) be awarded the 3-year Basic Life...

In Jersey City, 25% of the average resident’s property tax bill is allocated to Jersey City Public Schools (JCPS).   As such, the Board of...

I sent this letter to the City Council members this morning.  If you live in Jersey City and have similar concerns about funding variable interest rates,...

Jersey City currently rents office space at several locations other than City Hall for a total of about $2.7 million per year.  To cut costs and give residents a single...