Is Jersey City councilman trying to evict Black-owned business to bring back police kiosk?

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Jersey City Ward C Councilman Richard Boggiano, a retired police detective, suggested ousting a Black-owned business from McGinley Square to reopen a police kiosk, according to an email from a fellow councilmember’s office. The email from an aide to Ward B Councilwoman Mira Prinz-Arey became public when Shayla Cabrera, owner of Tia Planta, said in an Instagram post that Boggiano had backed down from his proposal, and that she was thankful “that our shop is no longer in jeopardy.” Cabrera was featured in a Jersey Journal story in May for successfully opening during the coronavirus pandemic. Fiv…

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