McGINLEY SQUARE NEWS
2018 THANKSGIVING TURKEY CONTEST WINNERS
Below are the 40 winners of the Annual McGinley Square Partnership Thanksgiving Turkey Contest, which the Partnership has conducted since 1998. All winners received a 16-lb turkey. The Partnership’s Executive Director, Christine Barresi, would like to extend her appreciation and thanks to Old Peking Restaurant, 746 Montgomery Street, for supplying, free of charge, the entry form bags for the Thanksgiving Contest. Also, thank you to Stephen Cunniff, Imago Beauty Group, 673 Bergen Avenue, for getting copies of the entry forms made up for her. Much appreciated!
JAMES M. HAND (MEL)
2017 HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST
Thank you to our sponsor, Investors Foundation, for its contribution towards our annual Community Halloween Party on Saturday, October 28, in McGinley Square park.
LEARN ALL ABOUT "PROJECT 55"
A 16-story mixed use, residential development proposed for the heart of McGinley Square!
Attention McGinley Square Partnership Merchants: Jersey City Paid Sick Leave Law
On October 28, 2015, the Jersey City Council voted 7-1-1 to adopt Ordinance No. 15.145 which requires employers with fewer than 10 employees, including part time and temporary employees who work at least 80 hours, to provide for up to 24 hours of paid sick time per year. (continue reading)
CITY COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES 1% PAYROLL TAX LAW
The City Council of the City of Jersey City unanimously approved its proposed 1% payroll tax on all non-resident employees at the second public hearing on the law on November 20, 2018.
The 1% payroll tax will be used to offset a reduction in State aid for the City’s public schools. Newark, NJ, passed similar legislation with the permission of the State legislature earlier.
The tax must be absorbed by the employers who face fines and penalties if the proper amount of taxes are not submitted quarterly to the City. The law is proposed to go in effect on January 1, 2019.