Jersey City residents, Asm. Mainor air frustrations at NAACP/Urban League meeting

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Residents aired their frustrations with the culture within the black community, as well as the failures of the Fulop Administration to provide safe streets, create job opportunities, and provide city contracts to black-owned businesses.


St. Michael’s church in Jersey City hosted a meeting of the local NAACP and Urban League focusing on stopping violence and creating job and business opportunities within the black community. Multiple residents aired their frustrations with the culture within the black community, as well as the failures of the Fulop Administration to provide safe streets, create job opportunities, and provide city contracts to black-owned businesses. Assemblyman Charles Mainor (D-31) spoke about the need for the community to frequent black owned business, an offensive painting, and how the public school system is a pipeline to prison.

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  1. The comment by one man about contractors our community ; excellent idea.We should have the county freeholders’ take my idea of a ‘trade school ‘ for people who cannot afford or interested in college,been incarcerated or have employment difficulties.We teach them, with retired, volunteer or paid contracters (in all aspects from plumbing to electric, sheetrocking, any type of job that is involved in putting up a new building). Just like we have a vocational school we should have a trade school in Hudson County, because jobs arethe one thing that we do not provide to our community that is the necessity to keep a family together. With all the tax abatements there should be a contingency that makes it necessary (even though it might not be legal now)with the contractor that can make an agreement to hire our people from this trade school.If you’re going to get a tax break you should be hiring people from our community.After these contracters are done erecting a building ,the county should establish a County Contracting Company.WHY?So that when the contract comes up like the new county courthouse we don’t have to rely on private contractors!Where are ideas to help bring jobs to our communities that need it?These politicians have to be more interested in our people not in tax abatements that help (non-residents) developers.If our politicians invested in our community by providing employment and stability wouldn’t the public be politically supportive of them?

    There you go politicians ,there’s some incentive for you build it and they will vote for you forever! It is sad that this is how I have to give you an incentive…you should just do it because that’s your job!

  2. People of Jersey City first need to get a local elected to Congress. Albio Sires only cares about himself and in fact does NOT live in Hudson County but Florida. People of JC need to know this and act on putting a JC resident in that Congressional seat at once!

  3. I am not black, and I am not from Jersey City, but I know the difference between a criminal with a gun, and a law-abiding resident with a gun. I want to help Jersey City residents to obtain their Firearms Owner ID cards and handgun purchase permits. I don’t want anything in return other than to see crime and home invasions within Jersey City decline rapidly. Whether or not we like the idea, crime DOES drop when criminals understand that they run the risk of being shot by a law-abiding resident, if they break into a home and threaten its occupants. The fear has to end. Everyone has the right to protect their homes and families from criminals. When someone decides to break into your home and point a gun at you, there is no time to consider why they chose a life of crime. That is something the community can work on together to change over time. The immediate need is to protect your own life and those of your loved ones.

    If any of the community leaders of Jersey City are interested in meeting to discuss this, please contact me at the New Jersey Second Amendment Society. The email address is President@nj2as and the phone number is (609)848-0507

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