The battle over residential parking spaces in Jersey City is escalating.
For years, Jersey City officials have feuded with the United States Postal Service over parking spaces. Post office trucks, which lack license plates and residential permits, often park overnight in Jersey City with impunity, ignoring local parking tickets.
Now, the city is trying a new tactic. On Wednesday, Jersey City Chief Prosecutor Jake Hudnut announced that, in an attempt to deter the federal vehicles from parking on residential streets overnight, the city has begun issuing tickets to Jersey City Postmaster Gibril M. Baba.