On July 19, Jersey City Councilperson Amy DeGise was involved in a hit-and-run crash with a cyclist at the intersection of Forrest Street and Martin Luther King Drive. We send our best wishes for a prompt recovery to the injured cyclist, who was taken to Jersey City Medical Center. But we also ask for more than thoughts and prayers from our elected officials. Last year, 220 pedestrians were killed on New Jersey roadways, along with 23 cyclists, 373 drivers and 84 passengers.
Ron Bautista of the Progressive Democrats of Hudson County launched a second campaign for the county commissioner seat held by Commissioner Anthony Romano.
His campaign marks Romano’s first challenge for the 2023 primary election and Bautista’s second attempt to oust him.