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Re: Fulop: Let's tighten our ethics rules
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Those who bracketed instead of challenging the bracketing, are mostly double dippers. Hope the judge will give the first blow to the double dippers on Sept 22nd at 10am:

Hudson County judge to hear complaint about 'bracketing' on Jersey City special election ballot ... nty_judge_to_hear_co.html

Posted on: 2011/9/16 1:13

Re: Fulop: Let's tighten our ethics rules
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Let us put an end to 'double dipping' in this election...

Posted on: 2011/9/15 16:24

Possible snafu at Hudson County Clerk's Office leads to scrambling for special-election candidates
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Published: Tuesday, September 06, 2011, 7:37 PM Updated: Tuesday, September 06, 2011, 7:45 PM
By Terrence T. McDonald/The Jersey Journal The Jersey Journal

Candidates hoping to run this November for two vacant at-large seats on the Jersey City City Council were scrambling today after they learned the deadline to submit petitions was today, and not next week as they had originally been told.

Candidate Dan Levin, who ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 2009, said he received a phone call this afternoon from the Hudson County Clerk's Office informing him of the snafu and telling him to get in his petitions ASAP.

Levin, who said he had already collected more than the 100 needed signatures, told The Jersey Journal he rushed over to the county clerk's office and handed in about 150 signatures.

"I didn't want to take any chance that the deadline would hold," he said.

Levin and other candidates hoping to fill the vacancies said state statute requires the petitions be filed today. But the Hudson County Clerk's Office believed the deadline was next week.

The clerk's website still lists Sept. 13 as the deadline for filing petitions in November's special election, in which voters will choose successors for former council members Mariano Vega and Willie Flood. Nearly two dozens would-be candidates have expressed interest.

Vega resigned in September 2010 after pleading guilty to corruption charges. Flood resigned in February 2011, citing her failing health.

Several messages requesting comment were left at the county Clerk's Office. None were returned.

Board of Education member Sue Mack, another candidate hopeful, said today she knew the county had the wrong date, and always intended to hand in her petitions today.

"I looked at the statute for filing and the statute for filing says that the deadline is Sept. 6," she said, adding that she handed in about 500 signatures this afternoon.

Posted on: 2011/9/7 0:50

Jersey City councilman's city vehicle stolen from in front of his home, recovered later in NYC
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Jersey City councilman's city vehicle stolen from in front of his home, recovered later in NYC

Published: Friday, September 02, 2011, 3:43 PM Updated: Friday, September 02, 2011, 4:54 PM

By Terrence T. McDonald/The Jersey Journal

Jersey City Councilman Ray Velazquez's city-owned Ford Explorer was stolen in front of his Highland Avenue apartment in June, and recovered nearly one month later in Manhattan, according to police.

Velazquez told The Jersey Journal he left the keys to the Explorer in the glove compartment of his own Jeep Wrangler on the night of June 15.

When he entered his own vehicle the next morning, he noticed the keys to his city-owned Explorer were missing, he said.

Police spokesman Stan Eason said the Explorer was recovered "about three and a half weeks later" in Manhattan, where it had a number of parking tickets affixed to it.

Once the city was notified it had been found, it took possession of it, and returned it to Velazquez, Eason said.

It's not common for a city-owned vehicle to be stolen, he added. In 2010, 762 vehicles were stolen from Jersey City, down from 5,030 in 1990, he said.

This week, the City Council voted to add decals to all non-emergency city vehicles, an action opposed by Mayor Jerramiah Healy and Velazquez himself. He voted against the measure.

Posted on: 2011/9/2 21:56

Show respect, new Jersey City school board members, writes letter author
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Show respect, new Jersey City school board members, writes letter author
Published: Friday, July 08, 2011, 6:12 AM
By Letters to the Editor/The Jersey Journal

Jersey City Superintendent of Schools Charles T. Epps Jr.
On the evening of June 21, 2011, I attended an Education Forum held by members of the Jersey City Board of Education at School 7. Invitations were sent to parents, elected officials, the superintendent, teachers, staff, union representatives and the public. We were told over and over by the board president, Mr. Waterman, that there was to be no blame or finger pointing, this was strictly an event where the community could join together for the betterment of children of Jersey City.
Interesting, because that is not the impression one walked away from this meeting with.
Mayor Healy, Superintendent Epps, the JCEA union president and elected officials were there. The only board members I saw were Mr. Waterman, Ms. Lester and Ms. Harrison-Arnold; all three seemed ill-prepared for the many concerns and questions from parents. The only councilman there was Mr. Fulop from Downtown -- he said city government needs to combine resources with the Board of Education; he left before the guest speakers and questions/answers. One of the board's guest speakers spoke about accountability, but there were no names, no finger pointing. He also announced there would be an event Sunday that Mr. Fulop would be at and we should all attend. Ms. Lester introduced Dan Levin in the audience, a former mayoral candidate from Downtown. Another speaker spoke about charter schools; Ms. Lester and Ms. Arnold's backgrounds are in this field. There was certainly a lot of back-patting for themselves and each other by the three board members. While I do enjoy a political rally, this was not what I was expecting.
I have attended many board meetings and it is clear that these new board members show no respect for their fellow trustees and Dr. Epps. During Ms. Arnold's campaign she said, "I think with dialog as opposed to a hammer, we can work together to find common ground." However, on election night, her victory speech was "Dr. Epps, you're out!" Is this what she considers "working together" or is it "my way or the highway?" They are sending the wrong message -- longtime residents are made to feel we are all unethical and stupid. Not everyone is fooled, though. Let us remember that Downtown is but one section of our large, beautiful city, all with active, voting, concerned citizens. One parent got up and said there is a lack of respect in the schools for one another, and how she sees the same thing with the board of trustees. They need to stop trying to outshine each other at meetings and public forums, and unite with their fellow members and Dr. Epps for their goals. I told Mr. Waterman that evening there is a lot to be said for real experience -- don't be so quick to kick the longtime leaders, teachers to the curb, they will teach you a lot about this community.
I've heard that one board member spends all day, in and out of school buildings, shaking hands and smiling campaign-style, collecting complaints and tattle-tales from disgruntled employees. Others want to run the whole show. Let them be reminded that there is a Middle States commission that accredits the schools and mandates there be no interference in the daily operations of the superintendent running the schools.
I didn't see any Jersey Journal coverage on this Education Forum and thought I would share my take. Just my opinion.
God bless you, Dr. Epps and the children of the Jersey City public schools.


Posted on: 2011/7/8 16:41

Re: Hudson County Register's son arrested for marijuana possession, Jersey City police say
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Don't be surprised, if County Executive, Tom DeGise, issues a statement on Tuesday that Phillip T. Flood was selling marijuana during his lunch break!

Posted on: 2011/7/3 15:56

3/7/2011: Jersey City mayor: 2011 tax rate will be 'stable' - Did your taxes go up in 3rd quarter?
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Is municipal budget to blame?
Residents get quarterly tax bills, sticker shock
by E. Assata Wright
Reporter staff writer
Jul 03, 2011

Last week Jersey City residents started receiving their most recent quarterly property tax bills in the mail, and some people don?t like what they see.

In a year when the mayor promised to keep taxes stable some residents say they?re being hit with tax increases.

Longtime resident Shelley Skinner, who lives in a downtown brownstone purchased about five years ago, said last week she ?almost had a stroke? when she received her third quarter tax bill on June 30.

?Our taxes have gone up steadily every year for the last three years,? said Skinner. ?I was particularly alarmed by the most recent bill because if this represents what the quarterly payments are going to be for the rest of the year, it?s going to amount to a pretty staggering increase.?


?People in the suburbs don?t even pay the amount of money that we pay in Jersey City.? ? Tad Drouet


She said her most recent tax bill ?is a good $1,000 more than they?ve been in the past. I want to know if I?m looking at a $4,000 tax increase for the year, which would be huge.?

Some of the increases property owners are seeing are attributable to increases in county and school taxes, and the local municipal government is not entirely to blame for the increases residents are now seeing in the quarterly tax bills.

But some residents question whether the city is exacerbating the tax burden on residents by failing to finalize its 2011 spending plan.

It has been about four months since Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy introduced his $477.3 million 2011 budget. The Jersey City Council held a public hearing on the spending in May. Since then, although the council has met with agency directors and has held budget meetings with the administration, no formal action has been taken on the budget. Instead, each month the nine-member council votes ? usually 8-1 ? in favor of temporary appropriations.

Without an approved budget, the city has to estimate its monthly expenses and doesn?t have a clear idea of what it can spend for the year.

Skinner estimates that she paid about $12,000 in property taxes last year, an amount that includes taxes for Jersey City, Hudson County, and the local public school system. Last week she said she fears she is on track to pay an estimated $16,000 in property taxes in 2011.

?That?s a few hundred extra bucks a month,? Skinner noted. ?That?s not small. It is not sustainable for anybody. Nobody is receiving wage increases that are in line with that. Nobody has income that is anywhere close to keeping pace with these property taxes.?

Some of the tax increases residents have seen in recent years were attributable to hikes in county and school taxes, and the local municipal government is not to blame for county and school tax bills.

Plugging the deficit

Last week alone the City Council approved temporary emergency appropriations for $6 million. Thus far, more than $330 million has been allocated in temporary emergency appropriations since the beginning of the year.

Councilman Steven Fulop has been the only member of the governing body to consistently vote against these regular temporary appropriations.

Since the budget was introduced there has been debate over whether the final approved spending plan would include a municipal property tax increase or not. Mayor Healy has said property taxes would be held steady. The mayor?s opponents have said since the beginning of the year that they believe there will be a tax increase.

The city has been operating with a deficit of about $80 million. The Healy administration has cut services, reduced staff, and has continued mandatory furlough days for municipal employees to help close that budget gap.

But other steps will be needed to close the deficit ? steps Fulop said aren?t being taken.

?If you ran your household like this, you?d be homeless. If you ran a company like this, you would be bankrupt,? Fulop said last week. ?You cannot spend this money without any sort of plan. The temporary appropriations are a real issue because the council is basically giving a blank check to spend money.?

Last week Business Administrator Jack Kelly reiterated the city?s plan to sell the City Hall annex for $15 million, income that would also be used to close the budget gap. But it has been reported that the state does not believe this $15 million price tag is realistic. (Previous potential developers have offered sums far less for the site.)

But Fulop called this sale ? even if it happens ? a ?one time quick fix, a gimmick.?

The mayor?s spokesperson did not respond to questions about the budget process by press time.

The councilman has floated his own spending reduction plans, which have included combining some city agencies and which have sometimes proved controversial with his colleagues on the council.

Fulop, however, said the other council members seem too willing to kick the budget can down the road.

Is there a Plan B?

?What?s Plan B?? resident John Thieroff asked the council members last Wednesday. ?I?ll tell you what Plan B is: There is no Plan B. I?m asking you people to take leadership. Vote one of these [temporary appropriations] down?Send a message that there needs to be accountability. There needs to be a process. We can?t just have money going out the door with no plan attached to it.?

Residents like Skinner and Tad Drouet fear that a tax increase is Plan B.

?I just got my [third quarter] tax bill, and ? surprise ? it?s up by 4.5 percent over last year?s [third quarter] bill,? said Drouet. ?In five years since buying our home, our tax bill is up more than 50 percent (much more than 50 percent if you just look at the municipal side of it). I don?t want to have to move, but come on, is there any end in site??

Skinner asked the same question.

?To put it in perspective, people in the suburbs don?t even pay the amount of money that we pay in Jersey City,? said Skinner. ?My former boss who lives in Westfield and has an acre of land pays $20,000. Who are we kidding here??

E-mail E. Assata Wright at

Posted on: 2011/7/3 15:48

Re: Another 40 municipal employees are laid off in Jersey City
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NEW GREAT DEPRESSION, did not stop 85% tax burden to Residents!
NEW GREAT DEPRESSION, did not stop 40% increase in sewer charges!
NEW GREAT DEPRESSION, did not stop giving pay increases to CERTAIN Employees!
NEW GREAT DEPRESSION, did not stop creating a position for Mr. LIPSKI!

How come Mayor, the County produced a budget on time with mere $8-$15 tax increase and no layoffs during this NEW GREAT DEPRESSION?!

Gosh... how long this Mayor will be singing the New Great Depression song to cover his leadership failure??!

Posted on: 2011/7/1 16:34

Re: Council approves introduction of budget that administration says won't raise taxes
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Date: Thursday, March 3rd, 2011
Time: 7PM - 9PM
Location: Hank Gallo Building- Lincoln Park, Jersey City, NJ (Parking is Available)

Public Transportation: Montgomery- West Side of #80 Bus to Harrison Ave Stop

SPEAKER: Mr. Eduardo Toloza, Tax Assessor Of Jersey City, NJ.


Organized By:
Esther Wintner
West Side- Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association

Posted on: 2011/2/26 19:23

Re: Mayor to give State of the City Address
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a rally ??!!!

Posted on: 2011/2/26 15:52

Re: Mayor to give State of the City Address
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Here is another interesting article about 2009 'State of the City' address... ... -new-buildings-in-speech-

Addressing the issues
Healy talks of safety, new buildings in speech
by Ricardo Kaulessar
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 22, 2009 | 500 views | 0 | | 1 | |

Mayor Jerramiah Healy said he?d put more police on the streets and talked about future development projects in his 40-minute ?State of the City? address on Wednesday at City Hall.

?The state of our city is strong,? Healy said, ?and continues to be a beacon in these difficult economic times.?

Healy is up for reelection in the May 12 municipal election.

While some critics said Healy ignored important topics during the address, others gave it accolades.

Public safety first

There have been four murders and one hit-and-run death in Jersey City so far this year, and murder and rape statistics increased in 2008 from the year before. Many residents have been concerned that crime is getting worse and that Healy has been putting a sunny face on the issue.

Thus, on Wednesday, Healy started off the address by talking about public safety.

The mayor said he has ?instructed? Police Chief Thomas Comey to increase the amount of police officers assigned to street patrol by 15 percent starting March 1.

Healy also touted construction of the new West District Police Station on Jackson Avenue, scheduled to start in three months, and vowed to build another new police station in the Journal Square/Heights area in coming years.

He also pledged more outreach by the police to the community, to gather intelligence on criminal activity and deal with other quality-of-life issues.

?Our residents often have the best intelligence as to where and when criminal activity takes place,? Healy said.

Rising up

The mayor then detailed several upcoming development projects in the city, with special emphasis on his ?vision? for revitalizing Journal Square, referring to the redevelopment plan that may bring 10,000 residential units and numerous retail outlets to 244 acres of property.

?As this vision is executed, the economic vitality of the Square will be enhanced by expanding every level of residential and commercial activity in Journal Square,? Healy said.

However, when it came to an arts district downtown known as the Powerhouse Arts District, he only spoke briefly. He said the city was continuing plans for a ?vibrant? Powerhouse Arts District and pointed to pending stabilization of the old Hudson and Manhattan Powerhouse. However, several developers in that district have applied to have their projects included in subdistricts that would free them from zoning guidelines for a certain amount of affordable and artist housing.

Also, Healy lauded 369 units of affordable housing currently under construction throughout the city, and 350 more in the planning stages. Continuing the ?affordable? theme, Healy said that the municipal tax rate will not increase by the time the proposed $460.2 budget is adopted sometime in April.

At the end of his address, Healy talked of paving more roads, working with the Board of Education to implement an independent curriculum audit of the Jersey City school district, and encouraging businesses to stop using plastic bags.

Not in the address

Some residents appreciated the address, while others said Healy sidestepped important issues.

Downtown residents Liz Long and Holly Tienken, co-founders of a local reusable bag company, Bag the Habit, were honored by Healy during the speech for their work. Afterward, they credited him for his recent ?green? initiatives for government operations. The City Council recently passed four initiatives to make city cars and operations run in a more environmentally friendly way.

Tienken said she felt ?well-informed? by the address.

Jersey City native Daryn Martin, a longtime advocate for affordable housing, wanted to hear more discussion of that issue, as well as promises to build more.

Mayoral candidate and good-government activist Dan Levin said Healy gave a ?comprehensive? speech, but took issue with him mentioning the word change three dozen times. Levin said Healy and his administration do not represent change.

?I think he did a real nice job.? ? Steven Fulop

?He didn?t talk about anything relating to improving the operation of government; he didn?t mention the city adopting the state?s ethics code; he didn?t mention anything about pay-to-play reform,? Levin said. ?I?m looking for a mayor who is first and foremost serving the people, not special interests.?

But Healy?s speech won over one of the mayor?s biggest critics ? City Councilman Steven Fulop.

?I think he did a real nice job,? Fulop said. ?I think he has a lot to be proud of, and he highlighted a lot of the positive things that are happening in the city.?

Ricardo Kaulessar can be reached at

Posted on: 2011/2/26 4:35

Mayor to give State of the City Address
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Jersey City mayor to give 'State of the City' address
Published: Friday, February 25, 2011, 11:59 AM Updated: Friday, February 25, 2011, 12:00 PM
Terrence T. McDonald/The Jersey Journal By Terrence T. McDonald/The Jersey Journal

Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy will give a "State of the City" address next month that will outline what he believes are his top accomplishments as mayor.

It will be Healy's first major address to the city since his Inaugural Address in 2009.

City spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill said Healy will address topics common in such addresses, including public safety and the city budget. Healy will also tout initiatives he wants to tackle in the future, Morrill said.

Healy has not given a State of the City address since February 2009. There wasn't one last year, Morrill said, because the mayor's inaugural address from the previous year touched on many of the same topics a State of the City address would have.

Healy will give his State of the City address on March 16 at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall, 280 Grove St.

Posted on: 2011/2/26 0:16

Re: Jersey City mayor and councilman clash over plan for merging JCIA and Dept of Public Works
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Caucus Video 11/08 (you need quick time) Mayor defending merger

Posted on: 2011/1/25 6:16

Re: Jersey City passes $170 million budget for first three months
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Do anyone have details like who voted for and against this 3 month budget?

Posted on: 2011/1/3 23:30

Re: Hudson County Roads Chief services car at city expense, fired mechanic claims
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I heard that more will be coming OUT including a council person's relative who messed up few county cars !!!

Posted on: 2011/1/3 23:28

2011 Jersey City Budget
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This morning Jersey City passed a temporary budget of $170 million to make ends meet through the first three months of the year as meetings begin to formulate a budget for the entire year -- which officials expect to be "austere."

"It's going to be a tough year," City Council President Peter Brennan said during the vote to pass the temporary budget that represents is about 26 percent of last year's total budget of more than $511 million.

The council president noted that the cost of snow removal racked up following the recent snow storm likely "put us in debt for another million dollars."

City officials have previously said that since the city declared a state of emergency, it's possible that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) would reimburse the city for some of the cost.

City Business Administrator Jack Kelly said his office has been meeting with the heads of various city agencies to gather information and potential savings. He said he hopes to provide the City Council with preliminary figures in March and the council members can then begin making any changes they see fit.

"We are trying to reduce the size of government and there are fewer people working for the city today than there were last year," Kelly said, adding that more cuts are expected. "But we will always be considerate of our citizens' health safety and welfare."

Proposed cuts have already caused friction between city police officers and Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy.

On Dec. 2, about 200 police officers picketed outside a fundraising event for Healy at Puccini's Restaurant and yelled "Shame on you!" as he arrived. The cops marched toting signs reading "Healy is anti-labor," "Fire the cronies, save the cops," "Healy lies," and "Save the city, stop police layoffs."

The city recently switched its financial reckoning from the fiscal year to the calendar year and today's vote was the first on the schedule.

Posted on: 2011/1/3 23:25

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Re: Jersey City mayor and councilman clash over plan for merging JCIA and Dept of Public Works
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HE LIED TO THE COUNCIL THAT Eric M. Bernstein and Associates' REPORT DOES NOT mention ABOUT $10.54M SAVINGS in the last council meeting. Resign NOW Kelly!!! We can find better talent in JC...!!!

Posted on: 2010/12/23 3:11

Re: Civic Rally on 12/15 at City Hall
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Posted on: 2010/12/16 17:05

Re: Jersey City Economic Development Corporation could name former councilman CEO
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How can we verify this statement?

"Lipski said that at one point, Healy was concerned that Gov. Christopher Christie would disapprove of Lipski being named to the position, but Christie signed off on the hire." ... =up_to_the_minute_hoboken

Posted on: 2010/12/15 2:31

Re: Jersey City Economic Development Corporation could name former councilman CEO
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Interesting comments from people signing recall petition:

Posted on: 2010/12/8 17:18

Re: Jersey City Economic Development Corporation could name former councilman CEO
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Former Jersey City councilman named CEO of Economic Development Corporation
Published: Tuesday, December 07, 2010, 7:35 PM Updated: Tuesday, December 07, 2010, 7:39 PM
Melissa Hayes/The Jersey Journal

The Jersey City Economic Development Corporation Board of Trustees named Steve Lipski the agency?s new chief executive officer tonight.
Lipski replaces Eugene Nelson who retired last month due to health problems after 25 years at the autonomous agency.
The board discussed Lipski?s appointment in closed session and when it reopened to the public Chairwoman Rosemary McFadden, who is also a deputy mayor, announced Lipski had been unanimously voted in.
Lipski, a former city councilman, said he will serve until June 30, 2011 and will be paid only $1 during that period.
He said there were several reasons for forgoing his salary, among them is he wants to give back to the city, which he feels he disgraced when he was charged with urinating on fellow concertgoers at a Washington, D.C., bar in November 2008. He later admitted having a drinking problem and serves as President of the Hudson County National Coalition Against Alcohol and Drug Dependence.
Lipski, who served on City Council from 2001 to 2009, did not seek reelection after that incident.
?I feel I disgraced the city and I want to give back,? he said. ?I love this city.?
He said he didn?t want people to think he only got the position because of his relationship with Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy and also didn?t feel he could take a salary during a time when police officers are facing layoffs and the city?s Urban Enterprise Zone could be shut down by the state.
Prior to the board voting, Lipski offered a nine-point plan for how he would run the agency. Among his proposals was to improve communications between the EDC and the board of trustees; to meet with staff and analyze the agency?s mission and focus on priorities; to evaluate the structure to improve efficiency; and to promote the agency and focus on networking to find alternate sources of revenue.
?I am truly grateful and I am humbled,? he said of his appointment.
Lipski?s background is in education. He founded and served as chief school administrator of CREATE Charter School in Jersey City. The state declined to renew the school?s charter, citing poor student performance and failure to provide a structured learning environment. The facility closed in June.
Lipski has refuted that saying his students performed better than those at other charter high schools in the county.
Although he has taught at colleges, including Hudson County Community College, New Jersey City University and St. Peter?s College, Lipski said the CREATE closure made him want to pursue a career outside of education. He took a real estate course and obtained his license in October.
Lipski said he approached Healy about a vacancy at the Jersey City Incinerator Authority and the mayor asked him to apply for the EDC job.
?We are pleased to have someone with Steve?s knowledge, experience, diligence and enthusiasm to serve in this capacity,? Healy said. ?In addition to serving on the City Council and the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency, Steve has lived and operated businesses throughout this city, knows the issues, and will be an asset as we continue to advance economic development in Jersey City.?

Posted on: 2010/12/8 2:36

Re: Jersey City Economic Development Corporation could name former councilman CEO
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Here is a comment posted in the past...

Interesting comment in:

33497. There is as much chance of the Recall Movement getting off the ground
by tomrepnj, 11/16/10 7:15 AM
As I have of Getting in the HCDO Sports Hall Of Fame-[Zero].Jersey City Voters love what the Gang does to them .High Taxes- Dual Jobs -Crime-Perks -Power -Money is a HCDO right of passage..So on to something else to fill the day with.Dpw is very busy the last two days filling up the City cars for the Trip to Atlantic City.Mr "Inside Out 'tells me there will be a camera crew filming the Council people from the Time they get up to the time they go to bed to see if they are doing city business.or just one big party on the taxpayers.

Posted on: 2010/12/7 23:13

Jersey City Economic Development Corporation could name former councilman CEO
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Jersey City Economic Development Corporation could name former councilman CEO
Published: Tuesday, December 07, 2010, 3:35 PM Updated: Tuesday, December 07, 2010, 3:36 PM
- Melissa Hayes/The Jersey Journal

The Jersey City Economic Development Corporation's Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote on a resolution today that would name former City Councilman Steve Lipski the agency?s chief executive officer.

If approved, Lipski would replace Gene Nelson who retired in mid-November.
Lipski most recently served as the chief school administrator of CREATE Charter School in Jersey City, which closed in June after the state refused to renew its charter.
He served as a Jersey City councilman from July 2001 through June 2009, representing Ward C.
While serving on City Council he also sat on the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency and Planning Board.
Lipski holds two masters degrees from Seton Hall University, one in English literature and one in secondary education. He also has 114 credits as a doctoral candidate in education administration at Teachers College at Columbia University.
He took and passed the state real estate sales exam in October and is licensed by the State Real Estate Commission.
Lipski could not immediately be reached for comment.
The state closed CREATE after citing poor student performance, failure to complete state-mandated reports, high staff turnover and failure to provide a structured learning environment, among other things.
Lipski fought the allegations and noted that several other area schools performed worse on state tests than CREATE students, but then Commissioner of Education Bret Schundler said the students were still not performing at proficient levels, when denying Lipski?s appeal.
CREATE opened as a high school on Lembeck Avenue with a four-year charter in 2001 and was renewed for five years July 1, 2005.
Last year, the state Department of Education allowed the school to add a middle school component.

Posted on: 2010/12/7 20:52

Re: Jersey City Police Department lay offs and budget cuts
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Posted on: 2010/12/4 18:32

Re: Protest to take place outside Healy fundraiser Dec.2nd
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Posted on: 2010/12/3 1:38

Re: Jersey City Police Department lay offs and budget cuts
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These 82 police officers do have an OPTION.

Help the recall team to get each 10 signatures per day, that is, 800 signatures, max 50 days, YOU can FIRE Mayor & Council President !!!

Posted on: 2010/12/2 4:54

Re: Councilwoman Flood's "Most Wonderful Son" - Arrested Again
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In case three people are interested in forming a recall committee to recall Ms Flood, please let us know. Recall group can help them to do the paper work. Please email us at:

Posted on: 2010/11/23 17:21

Re: Healy endorses second-generation crony for vacant council seat
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REALLY ??!!!!


worm wrote:
last year it was "Dump Donnelly", this year it is pretty quiet.

it's been quiet because David Donnelly is doing a pretty good job over here in ward B. Esther Wintner seems like a wonderful person, and I would vote for her if I thought she could do a better job, but I have seen the action that Donnelly took after the whole Reed street tragedy went down and his continual effort to clean up Bergen Ave. He's been very accessible to his constituents and seems to show the same genuine concern that this mother Mary did when she was Councilwoman. Granted, I don't agree with the process that put him in his position, but he certainly doesn't seem to be a Healy hand puppet either.

Posted on: 2010/10/8 18:50

Re: Volunteers needed for Jersey City Recall
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We started Blogging today !!!

Posted on: 2010/10/4 0:58

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