A big THANK YOU to the countless volunteers that are involved in the Jersey City community. You all are the reason that Jersey City is moving forward and that this is the great place that we know.
Next City Council agenda is our proposed expansion of Liberty Science Center. The new complex will include 1) Scholars Village - where the future comes to live 2) Edge Works - where the future comes to work 3) Liberty Science School - where the future comes to learn 4) Liberty Science Center - where the future comes to play.
We had a great meeting with the community last night to work on the proposed redesign of Fulton Ave Park to include more open space, performing space, and farmer's market space. As a city we are going to continue to invest significant dollars into open space and park improvements. A big thank you to Michelle Massey, the community activists, and Jackson Hill SID for working with the city on this investment.
It's 1130pm and we are changing out some shifts for some final clean up at Public Works. I want to say thank you to the DPW workers and the JC shovel volunteers citywide that shoveled out seniors today and tomorrow. I spent some time in the trucks with some of the great people that do this work and this is an example which i think is important so residents can see the person behind the work that gets done. Thank you Howard and all the dedicated workers of DPW.
Joining Christmas service tonight with the Coptic Christian Community in Jersey City. Wishing all those families celebrating a Merry Christmas.
Congrats to Noemi Velazquez on her retirement after 38 years of service to the Jersey City School System. Outside of her service to Jersey City I know I wouldn't be the mayor with out her. She was the first volunteer I had in a campaign when I first ran for City Council 12 Years Ago. We won with a volunteer group of 5 people.