Jersey City's top brass say communications center groundbreaking long overdue
It was all smiles in Jersey City Monday afternoon at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new fire and police communications center. Years of waiting are now over and Jersey City's top brass say it's about time. City officials broke ground on the new communications center at the corner of Bishop Street and Cornelison Avenue. The $20 million, state-of-the-art center will contain police and fire communications and EMS support. All are critical components in aiding first responders. Jersey City Mayor Jeremiah Healy says the groundbreaking coincides with news that violent crime is on the decline in the city. Meanwhile, Jersey City Police Director Samuel Jefferson says the center will help to reduce crime levels even more. The new center will reportedly be operational in 2008.