Jersey City to Open Warming Centers Today Through Saturday

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Any Jersey City residents forced to deal with heating issues in their homes will be able to find some relief over the course of the next few days. Since temperatures are not supposed to go above the twenties between today and Saturday, the city has opened four separate warming centers.

In the event that the four warming centers become overcrowded, six local libraries are also available as a place to get out of the cold.

Mayor Jerammiah Healy also reminds landlords of a local heat ordinance that will be actively enforced during times of severe cold.

“The City has a local heat ordinance in place and any landlord who does not comply with that
ordinance faces a summons and fines,” Healy said in a statement.

“Housing Code Inspectors have made this a top priority and are out inspecting more than 120 complaints received yesterday and today for lack of heat.”

According to the ordinance, when heat is supplied in dwellings of two families or more, or in places of employment, and there is no written agreement to the contrary, that heat of a temperature of at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit must be supplied from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Additionally, heat of a temperature of at least 65 degrees Fahrenheit must be supplied from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. between October 1 and April 30.

The locations and hours of operation for the four warming centers are as follows:

• Mary McLeod Bethune Community Center, 140 Martin Luther King Dr.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Pershing Field Community Center, Pershing Field Complex
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• The Joseph Connors Senior Center (Paterson Street Center)
28 Paterson St. off of Central Avenue
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• The Maureen Collier Community Center
335 Bergen Avenue between Ege and Virginia Aves.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The locations and hours of operation for the six libraries that will act as proxy warming centers are as follows:

• Five Corners Library, 678 Newark Avenue
Hours: Monday, 12Noon-8 PM; Tuesday through Thursday, 10AM-6 PM; Friday & Saturday,
9AM – 5 PM

• Jersey City Main Library, 472 Jersey Avenue
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9AM – 8PM; Friday& Saturday, 9AM -5 PM

• Greenville Library, 1841 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 10AM-6 PM; Tuesday, 12Noon-8 PM; Friday &
Saturday 9AM -5 PM

• Glenn D. Cunningham Library, 275 Martin Luther King Drive
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 10AM-6 PM; Wednesday, 12Noon-8 PM; Friday &
Saturday 9AM -5 PM

• Miller Branch Library, 489 Bergen Avenue
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 10AM-6 PM; Wednesday, 12Noon-8 PM; Friday,
9AM -5 PM; and Saturday, 10AM – 2PM

• The Heights Branch Library, 14 Zabriskie Avenue
Hours: Monday – Wednesday 10AM-6 PM; Thursday, 12Noon-8 PM; Friday & Saturday,
9AM -5 PM

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