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Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop’s COVID-19 Briefing

At least for the next week or so, Mayor Fulop will hold a daily 3pm briefing on COVID-19, and what steps the city is taking to “flatten” the occurrence of this disease.

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Proposed New Jersey 2020/21 School Aid Figures Released

There are winners and losers (Jersey City’s aid is reduced by $55M) in this year’s disbursements. Please use this interactive search feature. Analyses are found here and here.

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How New Jersey School Districts Spend Their Monies

The 2019 Taxpayers Guide to Education Spending has just been released. Every district is profiled using multiple indicators. Want to know how much money your district spent? How much revenue came from the state? The teacher-pupil ratio? The cost per student? All of these questions and so many more are here.

Here are some numbers for Jersey City: total expenditures were $725, 612, 663; revenue from the state was 79.8%; the teacher pupil ratio was 11.4; and the total cost per student was $26, 028.

You can search by indicator, district, or group, and you can easily call up state averages medians as well. Access to prior reports are also available.

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Jersey City School District’s Rankings in Niche’s 2020 Best School Districts in America Survey

Niche utilized various indices to rank the more than 11,000 school districts in the country. You can search among many criteria: private school, charter school, by state, by city, etc. Here is how Jersey City fared.

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Where Does Jersey City Rank in “Stressed Cities” List?

WalletHub ranked 180 major cities according to a set of metrics derived from public and private sources; the list runs from #1 (most stressed city) to #180 (least stressed city). Newark holds the #4 slot while New York City appears at #55. Jersey City is at #105, making it among the least stressed cities in this area; only Yonkers has a better rating at #116. This entry also lists the top five cities in various categories.

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Jersey City’s Population Estimates Show Great Growth

Based on the data contained in the Census Bureau’s 2018 population estimates found in its American Factfinder, Jersey City’s population has increased by over 17,000 since the 2010 census; it has increased by 2,000 since 2017. Newark, on the other hand, has seen its population rise by 5,000 since the 2010 census; its rise from 2017 tallies at a little more than 1,000. Every city, state, county, congressional district, etc can be tracked among the many metrics offered by the above site.

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Another Groundbreaking for University Place

University Place, NJCU’s transformative project on the city’s West Side, continues to grow as Rivet 2 was formally started yesterday.

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Watch Mayor Fulop’s 2019 “State of the City” Address

You can watch this hour+ talk here.

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NJ Proposed State Aid for School Districts 2019-2020

In Governor Murphy’s proposed budget for 2019/2020, many school districts will see an increase in aid; however, there will be some losers as well – Jersey City will lose over $27M. Here is a chart with all the figures for each district in the state.

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New Development at Bayfront

This property, right across from University Place, has been languishing for years after the announcement that a huge, mixed-use project would be undertaken. The upshot is that Jersey City has purchased the property and has hired an architectural firm to come up with some preliminary plans for this hundred-acre site. Read about the newest version here.

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Jersey City Development Map Now Updated Through September 28, 2018

This latest iteration still maintains all the features of the previous version; it is just a more recent version that reflects the amount of building activity underway or planned for this city. The Google Maps pages are a little behind recent development; for University Place, there is no mention of Hernandez Way.

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Tour of the Renovated Main Branch of the Jersey City Public Library

Come here for pictures of this restored municipal treasure.

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Dozens of New Jersey Schools Closing Early Due to Excessive Heat – Thursday, September 6, 2018

Schools in New Jersey just don’t close for snow, you know. These districts, including Jersey City, are having early dismissals because of the excessive heat today.

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Jersey City’s Amazon HQ2 Proposal

Although Jersey City did not make the final cut as one of the cities to house HQ2, you can still read its proposal and find out what the city stated that it would do to accommodate Amazon, and why Amazon should have considered Jersey City.

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Jersey City Narrows Gap in Population with Newark

According to the 2017 population estimates just released by the Census Bureau, Jersey City’s increase in population outpaced Newark’s growth, further tightening the competition for the title of New Jersey’s largest city. The numbers are:

Jersey City: 267,446 (2016) – 270,753(2017)

Newark: 284, 386 (2016) – 285,154 (2017)

Newark’s population grew by a mere 768 residents; Jersey City expanded by 3307 people.

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Jersey City Ranked Among America’s Fittest Cities

Employing multiple criteria such as “built environment” and “health behaviors”, the ACSM American Fitness Index has been released; Jersey City comes in at 69. The interactive index allows you to compare the top 100 cities.

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Best High Schools in Jersey City, New Jersey, and the Country

The 2018 US News & World Report high school rankings report has just been issued. More than 20,500 high schools, including charters and magnet schools, were evaluated against a set of criteria. Jersey City schools figure in the state rankings with three of the schools attaining medal status with McNair High School ranking 5th in the state and 68th in the nation with a gold medal to prove it. Here is the complete list for New Jersey schools.

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Jersey City is America’s Most Diverse City

Once again, Jersey City tops the list of America’s most diverse cities in a listing developed by WalletHub. Various diversity metrics were employed in this survey of the country’s 501 largest cities. To see the benefits of diversity, please read this 2018 report from McKinsey & Company Delivering through Diversity. (This company’s reports on diversity on widely quoted in the literature.)

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Jersey City Named “Top Ten City for College Grads”

Adding to the numerous accolades that are being conferred on Jersey City, has ranked Jersey City as #3 in its survey of best cities for recent college graduates. Over two thousand cities were reviewed for this undertaking; here is Jersey City’s profile. Please notice all the college towns on this list. Jersey City has never been known as a “college town”, but its amenities and services clearly act as an attraction for students right out of college.

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What Does the Future Hold for Jersey City’s Real Estate Market?

Read this report 2018 Emerging Trends in Real Estate from PWC and the Urban Institute to find out. To keep abreast of Jersey City real estate developments, please come here.

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