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A SAD DAY – This sign was posted in tribute to Mayor Glenn Cunningham, Jersey City’s first African-American mayor, who died on May 25, 2004 after having a heart attack while on a bicycle tour of the city. A hugely popular mayor, Cunningham was honored throughout the state for his contributions as a US Marine, a US Marshall, the mayor, and as well as a state senator.
A SAD DAY – This sign was posted in tribute to Mayor Glenn Cunningham, Jersey City’s first African-American mayor, who died on May 25, 2004 after having a heart attack while on a bicycle tour of the city. A hugely popular mayor, Cunningham was honored throughout the state for his contributions as a US Marine, a US Marshall, the mayor, and as well as a state senator.
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EDA vote could mean 1,900 new jobs in Jersey City

In a vote that could bring even more jobs to Jersey City, the state the Economic Development Authority voted to approve incentives for Jersey City-based projects involving JP Morgan Chase and RBC Capital Markets.

JP Morgan has significant office space in Jersey City and several other locations in New Jersey. It is considering bringing everything under one roof in Jersey City. This would retain more than 2,600 jobs and create an additional 1,000 jobs.

The EDA also voted to approve a $7.8 million award to RBC, a financial firm that is considering renovating space in the Goldman Sachs Tower that could bring as many as 900 jobs to Jersey City.

“This announcement from the EDA that JP Morgan and RBC -- two major financial firms -- will bring thousands of new jobs and...is a huge win for Jersey City and New Jersey as we continue to attract development, investment and employment opportunities,” said Mayor Steven M. Fulop. “Jersey City is leading the state economy in terms of job creation and is the driving force in lifting New Jersey out of the recession. We will continue to work with the state to promote the benefits of locating a business in Jersey City, where we have a diverse community, a highly-skilled and highly-educated workforce, lower operating costs, and an excellent mass transit system.”

Team Walker opens its learning Center

Team Walker will hold the grand opening for The Team Walker Learning Center on Saturday, May 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 373 Communipaw Ave. in Jersey City. The event will include a ribbon cutting, guest speakers and tour of the building and information about its programs.

Applications for farmer’s market vouchers available

Applications for vouchers for the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) for the 2014 season are now available for pick up and processing.

“The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program is an important aspect of Jersey City’s senior health programming,” said Mayor Steven Fulop. “We know fresh fruits and vegetables are a vital part of a healthy diet, and this program assists senior citizens in purchasing fresh and local produce they may not normally be able to afford. During the farmers’ market season we encourage our seniors to get out, stay active and eat healthy.”

The SFMNP program, which is funded annually through the federal Farm Bill, provides low-income seniors with four $5 vouchers (for a total of $20) that can be spent on fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers’ markets. This year, Jersey City will be allocated enough vouchers to serve 3,000 seniors.

This year’s income guidelines for qualifying seniors are $21,590 for individuals and $29,101 for married couples. In 2014, couples may apply using a single application, instead of having to fill out two separate applications. Only residents over the age of 60 are eligible to apply.

The office of Senior Nutrition has recently moved – please pick up and/or return applications to: Health and Human Services Department, Office of Senior Nutrition, 199 Summit Ave., Suite D-2, Jersey City, NJ 07304.

Applications will be processed in the order in which they were received by the Department of HHS. The SFMNP vouchers for approved applicants will not arrive until late May, and will not be distributed until July 1. The vouchers will remain valid until Nov. 30.

Memorial Day event at Sgt Anthony Park

The Sgt. Anthony Park Association will hold its annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday May 26 at 10:30 a.m. at 90 Palisade Ave. A wreath will be placed in tribute to Sgt. Anthony and in memory of others who lost their lives while serving in the military.

Flea Market at St. John’s will be May 31

St. John’s Lutheran Church, located at Summit Avenue and North Street in Jersey City, will hold an outdoor flea market on May 31 to benefit its food pantry and summer programs. Vendors are needed.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the church parking lot. For more information call (201) 214-5300.

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