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  • New Jersey is a peninsula.
  • New Jersey has the highest population density in the US An average 1,030
    people per sq. mi., which is 13 times the national average. (Over the years,
    Jersey City has had between 16,000 and 22,000 people per square mile!).
  • Highland, New Jersey has the highest elevation along the entire eastern 
    seaboard, from Maine to Florida.
  • New Jersey has the highest percentage urban population in the US with about
    90% of the people living in an urban area.
  • New Jersey is the only state where all its counties are classified as
    metropolitan areas.
  • New Jersey has more race horses than Kentucky.
  • New Jersey has more Cubans in Union City (1 sq. mi.) than Havana, Cuba.
  • North Jersey is the car theft capital of the world, with more cars stolen in
    Newark then any other city.
  • New Jersey has the most dense system of highways and railroads in the US
  • New Jersey has 108 toxic waste dumps -- which is the most in any one state in
    the nation.
  • New Jersey has the most diners in the world and is sometimes referred
    to as the diner capital of the world.
  • North Jersey has the most shopping malls in one area in the world with seven
    major shopping malls in a 25 square-mile radius.
  • New Jersey is home to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
  • The Passaic River was the site of the first submarine ride by inventor John
    P. Holland.
  • New Jersey has over 50 resort cities and towns, some of the nations most
    famous, Asbury Park, Wildwood, Atlantic City, Seaside Heights, Cape May.
  • New  Jersey is a leading industrial state and is the largest chemical
    producing state in the nation.
  • New Jersey is a major seaport state with the largest seaport in the US
    located in Elizabeth.
  • The light bulb, phonograph (record player), motion picture projector were
    invented by Thomas Edison in his Menlo Park laboratory.
  • The first seaplane was built in Keyport.
  • The first airmail to Chicago was started from Keyport.
  • The first phonograph records were made in Camden.
  • New Jersey is home to the Miss America pageant held in Atlantic  City.
    Atlantic City is where the street names came from for the game Monopoly.
    Atlantic City has the longest boardwalk in the world.
  • New Jersey has the largest petroleum containment area outside of the  Middle
    East countries.
  • The first Indian reservation was in New Jersey.
  • New Jersey has the tallest water-sphere in the world.
  • New Jersey was home to the Boy Scouts of America with its headquarters
    formerly located in New Brunswick.
  • Two-thirds of the world's eggplants are grown in New Jersey.
  • New Jersey had the first Medical Center, Jersey City.
  • The Pulaski Sky Way (first sky way highway) from Jersey City to Newark.
  • The first tunnel under the Hudson River. (Holland Tunnel)
  • The invention and manufacturing of the Colt Revolver was in Paterson.
  • New Jersey is the only state in the nation which offers child abuse
    prevention workshops to every public school.
  • The first baseball game was played in Hoboken.
  • The first intercollegiate football game was played in New Brunswick; in 1889
    Rutgers College played Princeton. Rutgers won.
  • The first Drive-in Movie theater was opened in Camden.
  • Home to both of NEW YORK's Pro Football Teams
  • The first radio station and broadcast was in Paterson.
  • Unofficially divided into two parts -- this side and that side of the parkway
  • Jack Nicholson, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Jason Alexander, Queen Latifa,
    Shaq, Judy Blume, Aaron Burr, Joan Robertson, Joseph Czesnik, Dr. Carl Gedon,
    John Milewski, Ken Kross, Dionne Warwick, Sarah Vaughn, Marilynn  McCoo, Flip
    Wilson, Alexander Hamilton, Whitney Houston,Eddie Money, Frank Sinatra,
    Eileen Donnely Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, Walt Whitman,  Jerry Lewis,
    Richard Wojewodzki, Joyce Kilmer Bruce Willis,CaesarRomero,  Lou Costello,
    Nick Adams, Nathan Lane, Sandra Dee, Danny, DaVito,Richard  Conti, Joe Pesci,
    Robert Blake, John Forsyth, Meryl Streep, LorettaSwit,  Norman Lloyd, Jerry
    Herman, Gorden McCrae, Kevin Spacey, JohnTravolta,  Phyllis Newman, Robert H.
    Smith, William B. Whitmore, ByronE. Tobin, James D. Fullerton, Evan Smith
    Baker, Clark Geartner, Peter Gwosdof, Peter Haigh, Lani Niper,Sandy Kelly,
    Abbi Sherman, Marvin F. Smith, Alan Silber, Tony Strano, Harry Marmora,Ralph
    Vecchio, Philip Salinardi, Don Genaro are some ofthe more famous New Jersey

  Directory of Elected Officials and Department Directors


  Office of the Mayor


  Office of the Municipal Council


  Department Directors


  Federal Officials


  State Officials


  County Officials



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      Office of the Mayor
      City Hall - 280 Grove Street
       Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
       Tel: (201) 547-5200  Fax: (201) 547-4288/5442

      Mayor  Jerramiah Healy

      Chief of Staff  Carl Czaplicki

      Deputy Chief of Staff  Dominick Pandolfo

      Mayor's Aides  Thomas Moriarty and John Reilly

      Special Assistant to the Mayor David Donnelly

      Scheduler Joanne Eichenbaum

      Receptionists Tishanda Page

      Director of Communications Stan Eason

      Press Secretary Maria Pignataro

      Photographer Alton O Neil


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      Office of the Municipal Council
      City Hall - 280 Grove Street, Rm. 202
      Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
      Tel: (201) 547-5204    Fax: (201) 547-4678
      Lenora Brown, Council Secretary (201) 547-5053

      Name Office Aide Telephone #
      L. Harvey Smith
      Council President
      (201) 547-5268 Jackie Judge (201) 547-5277
      Peter Brennan
      (201) 547-4634 Maureen Bellucci (201) 547-5319
      Mariano Vega, Jr.
      (201) 547-5134
      Rozani Pelc (201) 547-5108
      Kathleen Curran
      Ward "A" Councilperson
      (201) 547-5098
      Joe Conte (201) 547-5060
      Mary Donnelly
      Ward "B" Councilperson
      (201) 547-5092
      Rolando Lavarro (201) 547-5101
      Steve Lipski
      Ward "C" Councilperson
      (201) 547-5159
      Luis Santiago (201) 547-5172
      William Gaughan
      Ward "D" Councilperson
      (201) 547-5485 Bridget Dickson (201) 547-5485
      Junior Maldonado
      Ward "E" Councilperson
      (201) 547-5315 Robin Pinkowitz (201) 547-5283
      Viola Richardson
      Ward "F" Councilperson
      (201) 547-5338 Aretha Richardson (201) 547-5361

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      Department Directors


      Police Department

      Department of Fire & Emergency Services

      Department of Public Works

      Department of Housing, Economic Development & Commerce

      Department of Health & Human Services

      Department of Recreation

      Department of Law

      Department of Finance

      Office of the City Clerk

      Other Areas of City Services

      Brian O'Reilly, Business Administrator
      City Hall-280 Grove Street
      Jersey City, NJ 07302
      Tel: (201)547-5146 Fax: (201)547-4833

      Description: As the central authority in municipal government, the Department of Administration serves the important role of overseeing the day-to-day operations of the City. In addition, Administration provides several key support services to the other City Departments and Agencies. The Department is led by the Business Administrator whose offices are located on the first floor of City Hall.

      Managing Day-to-Day Operations - As defined by the New Jersey state statute known as "The Faulkner Act," the Business Administrator is the highest-ranking non-elected official in the City. Much like the Chief Operating Officer of a large corporation, the Business Administrator is the senior manager of city operations and is responsible for the effective implementation of the Mayor’s (Chief Executive Officer) policies and directives. In particular, the Business Administrator prepares resolutions and ordinances on behalf of the Mayor (the executive branch of municipal government) to be presented to the City Council (the legislative branch) for approval. Included in this liaison function, is the preparation, introduction, and adoption of the annual municipal budget.

        Police Department
      Sam Jefferson, Director
      James Blake, Police Chief
      8 Erie Street
      Jersey City, NJ 07302
      Tel: (201)547-5300 Fax: 201-547-5283

      Department of Fire & Emergency Services
      Jerome A. Cala, Director
      Frederick Eggers, Fire Chief
      465 Marin Boulevard
      Jersey City, NJ 07302
      Tel: 201-547-4239 Fax: 201-547-4398

      Description: Organized fire protection in Jersey City began on September 21, 1829 with the organization of the Volunteer Liberty Engine Company One. Since that time, the Fire Department continued to grow, as did the City. Presently, the Jersey City Fire Department is comprised of 550 uniformed members and 50 civilian employees. The Fire Department maintains a fleet of 28 pieces of front line fire apparatus which include pumper trucks, ladder trucks, rescue trucks, a hazardous materials unit and a mask service unit.

      These fire companies respond from 17 fire stations located throughout the City. Last year, the Fire Department responded to over 18,000 fire alarms, emergencies, and requests for medical assistance. All members of the Jersey City Fire Department receive medical first responder training and all Fire Department vehicles are equipped with automatic defibrillators. With the growth of the Jersey City waterfront, Jersey City is now home to 142 high-rise buildings including the tallest building in New Jersey, adding to the Fire Department’s formidable task of protecting the citizens of Jersey City.

      Department of Public Works
      Thomas Best, Acting Director
      575 Route 440
      Jersey City, NJ 07305
      Tel: 201-547-4402 Fax: 201-547-4803

      Description: The Jersey City Department of Public Works is a hands on team of professional individuals dedicated to supporting and improving Jersey City's infrastructure. The following Divisions are committed to maximizing all available resources to provide prompt and effective service to constituents and organizations:

      • Division of Architecture

      • Division of Automotive Maintenance

      • Division of Buildings and Street Maintenance

      • Division of Parks and Forestry

      • Division of Traffic and Engineering

      These services include the maintenance and repair of Jersey City roads, buildings, and equipment. Public Works develops and maintains the city's infrastructure Court houses, Police and Fire Stations, Libraries, Dog Pounds, Parks, and numerous Municipal facilities. The Department of Public Works is a team of individuals committed to the task of sustaining a quality of life unsurpassed in New Jersey.

        Department of Housing, Economic Development & Commerce
      Robert Cotter, Director
      30 Montgomery Street
      Jersey City, NJ 07302
      Tel: 201-547-5070 Fax: 201-547-6556

      Description:  HEDC consists of a diverse group of planners, officials, managers, inspectors, and support staff. HEDC strives to protect and further the public welfare  to be service oriented and customer friendly. 

Responsible for planning and overseeing the orderly growth and development of Jersey City’s residential, commercial, non-profit, and industrial sectors through the regulation of land use, disbursement of state and federal grant funds, permitting, and code enforcement.

Responsible for contributing to the public welfare and quality of life by supporting social services providers, staffing boards, enforcing building codes, housing codes, rent and tenant laws, and issuing licenses to businesses

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    Department of Health & Human Services
    Sergio Lamboy, Director
    201 Cornelison Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ 07304
    Tel: 201-547-6800 Fax: 201-547-6816

    Description: The Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services is a multi-purpose public agency employing competent individuals, committed to meeting the health and social needs of the people of Jersey City. The Department of Health and Human Services is dedicated to providing health services, social support systems and celebrating the cultural diversity of residents through many of its programs. The staff serves as public advocates for adults, children and families.

    Some of the services include: the Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Program; Prevention Oriented System for Child Health (PorSCHe) Public health nurse management for children referred to the program; Children's Health Conference Clinic (Immunizations); Preventive Medicine Clinic (Treatment of STD's & Pre and Post HIV Testing Counseling).

    Other services include; Health Education; Mandated environment and public health core activities: Senior Affairs and Senior Nutrition Programs; Jersey City Alliance to Combat Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Cultural programs and festivals.

    Through its programs the Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services aims to protect the health and well-being while celebrating the cultural diversity of the people of Jersey City, assuring all residents have an equal opportunity to live in good health with personal dignity.

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    Department of Recreation
    Robert Hurley, Director
    Caven Point Complex - 1 Chapel Ave.
    Jersey City, NJ 07305
    Tel: (201)547-5003 Fax: (201)547-4586

    Description: It is the primary aim of the Department of Recreation to oversee the provision of activities that are rich in leisure, culture and physical fitness to the residents of Jersey City. The Department ensures the utilization of the City’s recreational facilities, both indoor and outdoor, encouraging people of all ages to partake in activities that rejuvenate the body as well as the mind. Specifically, the Department offers a wide array of activities that encompass but are not limited to ice skating, aerobics, swimming, and gymnastics as well as more conventional activities such as track, basketball, baseball and football.

    The Department offers after school programs at the Jersey City YMCA and Armory and various public schools throughout the City.During the summer months, the City’s children are invited to participate in the Summer Fun program which is a day-camp style experience, held at a multitude of parks and school gymnasiums throughout the City.

    The Jersey City Department of Recreation strives to meet the needs of the athletic and active, all the while encouraging each and every resident to stay fit, relieve stress and become further acclimated with their surrounding community by way of recreational activities.

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      Department of Law
    William C. Matsikoudis, Corporation Counsel
    City Hall-280 Grove Street
    Jersey City, NJ 07302
    Tel: (201)547-5229 Fax: (201)547-5230

    Department of Finance
    Serafina Sengco, Director
    City Hall-280 Grove Street
    Jersey City, NJ 07302  For Tax Inquiries call (201) 547-5124  

    Description: The department is under the leadership of the Director of Finance, who is also concurrently the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The CFO’s responsibility is to ensure that the city is in compliance with N.J.S.A. 40a:2-1 et seq. (Local Bond Law), N.J.S.A. 40a:4-1 et seq. (Local Budget Law), N.J.S.A. 40a:5-1 et seq. (Fiscal Affairs Law), N.J.S.A. 40q:11-1 et seq. (Local Public Contracts Law) and N.J.A.C. 5:30 et seq. (Community Affairs). The CFO prepares and signs the Annual Financial Statement, Annual Debt Statement and Supplemental Debt Statement. The CFO also certifies as to the availability of funds for all encumbered transactions of the City.

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    Office of the City Clerk
    Robert Byrne, R.M.C., City Clerk
    Sean J. Gallagher, R.M.C., Deputy City Clerk
    Tolonda S. Griffin-Ross, Deputy City Clerk
    280 Grove Street
    Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
    Tel: (201) 547-5150  Fax: (201) 547-5461

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    Police Non-Emergencies 201-547-5477  or  Fire Non-Emergencies 201-547-4200

    Health & Human Services:  Call HHS for information, complaints or violations regarding health-related issues such as Animal Control, lead concerns, preventative medicine and any health violations related to stores, restaurants, and all public places including licensed food establishments.

    Main No.  201-547-6800
    Health Officer  201-547-5545
    Animal Control  201-547-4888

    Housing, Economic Development & Commerce:  Call  for information and violations regarding taxi cabs and limousine services, weight scales, proper servicing time for Laundromat dryers, and all issues related to construction, zoning and city planning, as well as housing complaints for apartments, including heat complaints.

    Div. of Commerce Main No.  201-547-5139
    License Enforcement  201-547-5329
    Construction Code  201-547-5055
    City Planning  201-547-5055
    Housing Code Enforcement  201-547-4824
    Heat Complaints  201-547-4821
    Hot Line  201-547-4825

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    Incinerator Authority:  Call for issues related to dumpster containers and dumpster rental, the cleanliness of vacant lots and sidewalks, disposal of all waste, litter, refuse and debris, and street cleaning, a well as building demolition, recycling, bulk item pick-up, graffiti removal, snow plowing, and hazardous materials enforcement.

    Recycling & Waste Collection  201-435-1345
    Bulk Pick Up  201-432-4645 ext.600
    Demolition  201-432-4645 ext.640
    Graffiti Removal  201-432-4645 ext.627
    Street Cleaning  201-432-4645 ext.632
    Snow Plowing & Removal  201-432-4645 ext.646

    Municipal Utilities Authority:  Call for sewer related issues.

    Main Number  201-432-1150

    Parking Authority:  Call for issues related to parking or the enforcement of the City's parking codes.

    Main Number  201-653-6969

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    Public Works:  Call for information, complaints or violations regarding park maintenance, tree planting/trimming, street painting, street repairs, pot holes, traffic signals, street lamps, handicapped parking, street closings, the boarding up of vacant buildings and engineering inquires.

    Main Number  201-547-4402
    Parks & Forestry  201-547-4449
    Street/Pot Hole Repair  201-547-4435
    Traffic Engineering/Signals  201-547-4530
    Handicapped Parking  201-547-4492

    United Water:  Call for all water related issues.

    Customer Service  800-575-4433
    Water Emergencies  201-200-2793
    Water Accounting  800-575-4433
    Water Meters  800-575-4433

    Recreation:  Call for information and reservations for public baseball and softball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, swimming pools, and the ice skating & hockey rink at Pershing Field.

    Recreation Information  201-547-5003
    Pershing Field, Pool & Ice Rink  201-547-6886

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Federal Officials

    U.S. Senate

    Senator Jon S. Corzine (D)
    New Jersey Office Information
    One Gateway Center, 11th Floor
    Newark, New Jersey 07102
    (973) 645-3030  (973) 645-0502 (FAX)
    Washington DC Office Information
    U.S. Senator Jon S. Corzine
    Washington DC 20510
    (202) 224-4744    (202) 228-2197 (FAX)
    Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D)
    New Jersey Office Information
    One Gateway Center, 23rd Floor
    Newark, New Jersey 07102
    (973) 639-8700 (973) 639-8723 (FAX)
    Washington DC Office Information
    U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg
    Hart Senate Office Building
    Suite 324
    Washington DC 20510
    (202) 224-3224  (202) 228-4054 (FAX)

    U.S. House of Representatives

    Congressman Steve Rothman (D-9)
    New Jersey Office Information
    25 Main Street
    Hackensack, New Jersey 07601
    (201) 646-0808 (201) 646-1944 (FAX)
    Washington DC Office Information
    1607 Longworth HOB
    Washington DC 20515
    (202) 225-5061 (202) 225-5851 (FAX)
    Congressman Donald Payne (D-10)
    New Jersey Office Information
    50 Walnut Street, Room 1016
    Newark, New Jersey 07102
    (973) 645-3213  (973) 645-5902 (FAX)
    Washington DC Office Information
    2209 Rayburn HOB
    Washington DC 20515
    (202) 225-3436   (202) 225-4160 (FAX)
    Congressman Robert Menendez (D-13)
    New Jersey Office Information
    911 Bergen Avenue
    Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
    (201) 222-2828  (201) 222-0188 (FAX)
    Washington DC Office Information
    2238 Rayburn HOB
    Washington DC 20515
    (202) 225-7919  (202) 226-0792

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State Officials

New Jersey Legislative Districts: District 31st District 32nd District 33rd


    New Jersey Legislative District 31  

      State Senator Joseph V. Doria, Jr. (D)
      630 Avenue C
      Bayonne, NJ 07002
      Phone: (201) 858-6010

      Assemblyman Anthony Chiappone (D)
      595 Broadway
      Bayonne, New Jersey 07002
      (201) 437-3242

      Assemblyman Louis M. Manzo (D)
      107 Westside Avenue
      Jersey City, New Jersey 07305
      (201) 309-0770

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    New Jersey Legislative District 32  

      State Senator Nicholas J. Sacco (D)
      9060 Palisade Avenue
      North Bergen, New Jersey 07047
      (201) 295-0200

      Assemblyman Anthony Impreveduto (D)
      400 Plaza Drive
      Secaucus, New Jersey 07094
      (201) 864-3232

      Assemblywoman Joan M. Quigley (D)
      242 Tenth Street, Suite 101
      Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
      (201) 217-4614

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    New Jersey Legislative District 33  

      State Senator Bernard F. Kenny, Jr. (D)
      235 Hudson Street, Suite 1
      Hoboken, New Jersey 07030
      (201) 653-1466

      Assemblyman Albio Sires (D)
      303 – 58th Street
      West New York, New Jersey 07093
      (201) 854-0900

      Assemblyman Brian P. Stack (D)
      3715 Palisade Avenue, 3rd Floor
      Union City, NJ 07087

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    County Executive

      Thomas A. DeGise (D)
      Office of the County Executive
      Justice Brennan Courthouse
      583 Newark Avenue
      Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
      (201) 795-6200

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    Board of Chosen Freeholders

      Administration Building Annex
      567 Pavonia Avenue
      Jersey City, New Jersey 07306  

        Silverio A. Vega (D-District 7), Chairman
        Barry Dugan (D-District 1), Vice-Chairman
        Thomas F. Liggio (D-District 8), Chairman Pro-Tempore
        William O’Dea (D-District 2)
        Jeffrey Dublin (D-District 3)
        Radames Velazquez (D-District 4)
        Maurice Fitzgibbons (D-District 5)
        Tilo Rivas (D-District 6)
        Albert Cifelli (D-District 9)

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    County Clerk

      Javier E. Inclán (D)
      Office of the Clerk of Hudson County
      Justice Brennan Courthouse
      583 Newark Avenue
      Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
      (201) 795-6112  

    County Register

      Barbara A. Donnelly (D)
      Office of the Register of Hudson County
      Administration Building
      595 Newark Avenue
      Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
      (201) 795-6577  

    County Sheriff

      Joseph T. Cassidy (D)
      Office of the Sheriff of Hudson County
      Administration Building
      595 Newark Avenue
      Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
      (201) 795-6300  

    County Surrogate

       Donald DeLeo (D)

      Office of the Surrogate of Hudson County
      Administration Building
      595 Newark Avenue
      Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
      (201) 795-6377


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