• 26 Oct 2015 11:20 AM | Anonymous

    A Letter From Mark Redfield, Director, Department of Public Works:

    As the winter months approach, we are aware of the difficulties that many Jersey City residents face when it snows. Senior citizens are among those who are the most affected by harsh weather conditions and the physical toll that often accompanies shoveling snow. Unfortunately, many seniors have no one to assist them and are not able to afford professional services. This has an enormous impact on the quality of life for all Jersey City residents. That is why I have been working on assembling a volunteer-driven initiative called: JC Shovels.

    JC Shovels aims to recruit a team of volunteers City-wide to assist in the shoveling of low- income, elderly home-owners who face physical restrictions that impair their ability to remove snow from their property. Our hope is to have Neighborhood and Block Associations, Park groups, and High School students to assist us with the execution of this important initiative so that it can be as successful as possible.

    Attached you will find a volunteer form. We ask that all interested volunteers fill out the form in its entirety and return to us by November 2nd so that we can better understand how many volunteers we have and how many qualifying seniors we can serve this winter season. Please feel free to direct any additional inquiries to Patrick Ambrossi and Cynthia Slaughter at pambrossivista@jcnj.org and cslaughtervista@jcnj.org. We look forward to working with you to insure a better quality of life for all Jersey City Residents.


  • 26 Oct 2015 11:09 AM | Anonymous

    Neighborhood Cats using Trap-Neuter-Return

    From Neighborhood Cats:

    If you live or work in the city's 07302 zip code and need assistance with community cats there, Neighborhood Cats wants to help. We've just launched a targeted Trap-Neuter-Return project in 07302 and will be fixing 1,000 feral and stray cats in that area. To request TNR help for cats in your 07302 neighborhood, please contact Jade Vasquez, 201-204-8514jade@neighborhoodcats.org. Or Call our JC hotline # 800-544-0474
    Note! - We anticipate heavy demand so please be patient; we will respond to all inquiries and will address colonies as our resources allow.
    This project is funded by a generous grant from PetSmart Charities.

    About Neighborhood Cats


    Jade Vazquez, listed above manages the Jersey City/Hudson County chapter of Neighborhood Cats. Neighborhood Cats is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization. 

    Neighborhood Cats believes Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is   the most humane and effective method available to end the severe feral cat overpopulation crisis faced by this country. Our mission is to make TNR fully understood, accepted   and practiced in every community.

    To accomplish our goals, we work on both the local  and national levels. In New York City, where we are based, we have guided the development of one of the most comprehensive community TNR programs in operation today. To promote TNR throughout the United States and beyond, we have created award-winning educational materials, including books, videos and online courses. We host the leading website in the field, present at conferences and seminars throughout the country, and regularly collaborate   with other organizations to develop new materials and tools. 

    Tens of millions of cats living on the streets and struggling to survive is today’s reality. Neighborhood Cats is determined to make sure the same is not true tomorrow.

  • 01 Oct 2015 3:01 PM | Anonymous

    JC Families has published the JC Education Guide 2015-2016 which can be seen here.

  • 14 Sep 2015 3:47 PM | Anonymous

    One of our neighbors found her house incorrectly listed on this Vacant Building List.  Click here to see the list which begins on page 50 of this document.  

  • 29 Jul 2015 3:44 PM | Anonymous
    Each year 9C Tavern pledges to fill at least 50 backpacks full of much needed school supplies which get distributed to students who need them. For students whose families struggle to make ends meet this is a much welcomed event. They will be collecting through Aug 29th. Supplies can be dropped off at 9th and Coles Tavern located at 174 Coles Street Jersey City NJ 07302 during regular business hours. Below is a pdf link that you can click to get the list of supplies they are collecting:

    List of Supplies

    Facebook Link

  • 10 Jul 2015 12:58 PM | Anonymous

    If reading this correctly this would allow a "cafe" to be an approved use anywhere retail is allowed. It also changes the definition of a cafe from a Category 2 restaurant to a retail use. This would possibly go to Caucus on Monday evening.

    2015.07.09 Revised and Final Cafe Definition Ordinance.pdf

  • 28 Jun 2015 1:03 PM | Anonymous

  • 18 Jun 2015 10:47 AM | Anonymous

    On behalf of the Site Administrator for Jersey City PPG Chromium Sites, please find the attached update package on the status of cleanup activities at the Garfield Ave Sites.  Please direct any questions to Mr. McCabe (information is below) or visit the website http://www.chromiumcleanup.com/.

    2015.05.01 Garfield Avenue Sites Update.pdf

    W. Michael McCabe

    Site Administrator - Jersey City PPG Chromium Sites

    201-777-2099 (Jersey City)

    610-388-9626 (direct line)


  • 17 Jun 2015 1:41 PM | Anonymous

    From Project Handshake:

    Jersey City’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, New Jersey City University, (NJCU) Starting Points and the Citi Foundation are conducting the first immigrant research study in Jersey City, Project Handshake.

    According to the United States Census, between 2009-2013, the foreign-born population of Jersey City represented 39% or 98,153 people.  Over the years, there has been no research about this immigrant population and its needs. By conducting this research project in the six wards of the city, we will gain a good snapshot of the foreign-born population.

    The City Council Members of Jersey City support this research and they have shared the names of some of the community leaders in each ward. We are looking for at least 6-10 volunteers to participate in a focus group in your ward.  This focus group is generally set up on Tuesday at 2-4 or 6-8 p.m.

    The design for Project Handshake consists of two focus groups (FG) per ward, two hours per focus group.  City Corps (community interpreters and translators) will provide the translation and interpretation as requested. NJCU student volunteers have been trained to document the information by the International Institute for Community Building of Starting Points who will also lead the FG discussions.

    I am asking for a diverse mix of immigrants (old, young, married, unmarried, newly settled in Jersey City or a longtime resident of the city) to participate in a focus group. After collecting the information from the focus groups, we will prepare a document which will be shared with the City Council of Jersey City, New Jersey City University and the Citi Community Development Fund.  No names will be mentioned in the report and comments will be made in confidence.

    If you have any questions about this project, please contact  ctansey@startingpoints.edu

Address: 344 Grove St. PMB #166, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Phone: +1 (201) 589-0750

Email: hpnajc@gmail.com

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