Joshua Rosario,

Joshua Rosario

New Jersey, United States

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Recent articles by Joshua:

Fulop introduces new $658M budget after COVID-19 left Jersey City in $70M hole

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop introduced a $658 million municipal budget for 2020 that will increase spending as the city deals with the heavy economic impact caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Jersey City students won’t be returning to classrooms in September, superintendent and board say

Superintendent Franklin Walker recommended school begin with full remote learning Thursday, with the Board of Education voting unanimously to support his reopening plan. → Read More

Jersey City school district releases re-opening plan. Here’s what you need to know

The Jersey City school district released it’s 81-page reopening plan Thursday before unveiling it at tonight’s Board of Education meeting for a vote for approval. Here is what you need to know. → Read More

More than half of Jersey City parents say they’re not sending their kids back to school

More than half of Jersey City’s parents say their kids will not be back in school this September for in-person instruction as the district prepares to re-open for the first time since March. → Read More

Several Jersey City school board members want re-opening delayed until October

Several members of the Jersey City Board of Education think schools should delay in-person instruction in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a sentiment that is slowly growing as the re-opening nears. → Read More

Jersey City parents can keep their kids home for remote learning if they choose

Jersey City parents will decide if their children return to the school buildings in September. → Read More

Language in state budget reopens door for privatization at Liberty State Park

Language tucked deep in the 110-page spending bill permits the state Department of Environmental Protection to seek proposals. → Read More

Jersey City mayor pledges police use of force changes, but black leaders say more can be done

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop has taken a national pledge created by the Obama Foundation to review and reform police use of force policies, but black leaders and activists in the city greeted the announcement with pointed criticism. → Read More

Another peaceful Jersey City rally marches on City Hall

A thousand protesters demonstrated outside Jersey City City Hall, then marched down the Newark Avenue pedestrian plaza and back. → Read More

$600K donation puts Waterfront Project, sex assault victim services in the spotlight

A nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting Hudson County’s economically disadvantaged people will expand to aiding victims of sexual assault thanks to a settlement with the state over rape allegations. → Read More

Union City landlord group files lawsuit to overturn new city laws freezing rent increases and halting evictions

A group of Union City property owners filed a lawsuit against the city’s rent increase freeze and eviction freeze put in place during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Jersey City BOE adopts massive $736 million budget for 2020-2021 school year amid COVID-19 economic woes

Jersey City Board of Education unanimously adopted a colossal $736 million-dollar budget increasing the average homeowner’s tax bill by $552. → Read More

Uber Eats slaps surcharge on customers of Jersey City eateries in response to 10% commission cap

Mayor Steve Fulop’s executive order, which he signed on Thursday, caps the fees at 10% during any State of Emergency. → Read More

Jersey City BOE trustees clash over hiking taxes during COVID-19 crisis

Jersey City’s Board of Education can’t agree on whether to raise the school tax levy to fund a $736 million budget. → Read More

Jersey City looks to cap fees that delivery apps can charge restaurants during pandemic

A similar ordinance is expected to be introduced during Hoboken’s City Council meeting on Wednesday. → Read More

Jersey City councilman questions 5G technology after seeing Facebook post about radiation

He questioned whether the city should allow the installation of 5G infrastructure after seeing a Facebook post about radiation emitted by utility poles. → Read More

Jersey City to cancel referendum on switching to appointed school board

Mayor Steve Fulop is backing backing away from a referendum asking voters to choose whether to convert the Board of Education to an appointed body. → Read More

Hudson school officials talk year-end closure, plans for September reopening

Officials are no longer tasked with planning for a May or June reopening after Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that schools would remain closed for the rest of the year. → Read More

Jersey City school district seeking ‘virtual options’ for graduations

Plans for graduation are taking shape in the Jersey City school district. → Read More

Jersey City Council appoints Yousef Saleh as Ward D councilman

Yousef Saleh, a former Board of Education candidate and a lifelong Jersey City Heights resident, was approved by a 6-2 vote to fill the Ward D seat on the council. → Read More