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The best of times?
Fulop’s first year is straight out of a Dickens novel
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
When Charles Dickens wrote the opening line to his classic novel “A Tale of Two Cities,” he did not have Jersey City in mind. And yet many might agree that “It was the best of times; it was the wor...
Police restructuring pulled from council agenda
Changes will be reintroduced; council addresses public speaker limit
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Two ordinances that would have revamped the Jersey City Police Department were pulled from the City Council agenda on July 16 at the request of the mayor’s office. Mayor Steven Fulop submitted the ...
Rock on!
WFMU launches new live music venue
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
A small sign on the front door said: “Sold out.” It was a good kickstart to WFMU’s new performance venue, and music radio fans gathered to celebrate. Designed not as regular bar venue, but a space ...
Building robots
Tech company holds courses in local schools
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Estimates show that by 2023, there will be two jobs available in science, technology, engineering and mathematics for every graduating student in the country. Unfortunately, statistics also show th...
JERSEY CITY BRIEFS
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Jersey City campers killed in Virginia A Jersey City family from Danforth Avenue was caught in the path of a tornado when on a camping trip along the Eastern shore of Chesapeake Bay at about 9 a.m....
‘Gay American’ speech was 10 years ago
Former Gov. McGreevey and others look back at his famous resignation
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Born in Margaret Hague Hospital in Jersey City, baptized in St. Patrick’s Church, former Gov. Jim McGreevey looked back this week, with some sense of disbelief, at his resignation as governor 10 ye...
A city on edge
Tensions continue in Jersey City after killing of rookie cop
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
“In the midst of darkness, there is hope,” said a sign in front of a church on Ocean Avenue in Jersey City. But one week after the ambush and murder of rookie Police Officer Melvin Santiago, hope i...
The circus comes to town – sort of
Kids learn circus skills right in the center of Jersey City
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
“Keep your knees soft, hold my hands, don’t look down,” Guinevere DiPiazza said. “Just try to keep your eyes up. Eventually, you get a feel for it. Eventually, kids get going on this on their own.”...
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Downtown pedestrian mall approved With modifications to the original concept, the City Council voted last week to approve the closing of a portion of Newark Avenue near Grove Street in order to cre...
Main library goes back to the future
Fundraiser underway for a project that will restore historic features and modernize
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Walking into the main branch of the 113-year-old Jersey City Library is like walking back in time. Unfortunately, part of that past is one in which fluorescent lights and 1960s-era fixtures were co...

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Top of the class
Jersey City students graduate with flare
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer

Canine memories
Photographer captures spirit of dying dogs
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer