Fulop to address a ward 'in crisis' in state of the city speech
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on February 06, 2017 at 6:14 PM, updated February 06, 2017 at 6:20 PM
Those are the words of the Rev. Mona Fitch-Elliott, the pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church who begged the City Council at a special Saturday night meeting last month to bring aid to the inner-city neighborhoods that comprise most of Ward F.
"It's been in a crisis for a while and we can't just act like business as usual," Fitch-Elliott said. "We cannot wait any longer."
Few of those in power in Jersey City, even those whose job is to put a rosy spin on any news development, would argue that Ward F, and much of the southern half of the city, struggles with crime, poverty and drugs. Fulop himself used the word crisis when discussing Ward F during an interview earlier today with The Jersey Journal.
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