jersey city news

Bad news for downtown
Residents stunned when reval results mean more taxes
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 18, 2018 | 1 1 comments | 297 297 recommendations | email to a friend
Outrage has erupted over the results of the 2017 revaluation of property in Jersey City, and it is only expected to build as the new assessments for residential property are announced. Members of t...
Shutting the door on off-duty jobs for cops
City notifies feds it will end controversial program
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
In a letter sent to the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Feb. 14, city official said they will end a controversial program providing off-duty jobs to cops, conceding that the program is filled wi...
Girl dies from flu-like symptoms
Death is second influenza-related one in NJ this season
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
A North Bergen student passed away Monday, Feb. 12 from "flu-like" symptoms, according to a statement from Superintendent of Schools Dr. George Solter. A press release from the NJ Department of Hea...
The truth is down there
HCCC to present ‘The Vagina Monologues’
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
February marks the 20th anniversary of V-Day, established by a group of New York women who demanded an end to violence against women and girls. Awareness was partly raised by “The Vagina Monologues...
County disputes findings in federal audit
Review shows ex-con reentry program in disarray
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General says the county’s rehabilitation program for ex-convicts is a mess. Hudson County officials however, dispute the findings of 38-page report...
Feb 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Prieto to become Sports Authority president Assemblyman Vincent Prieto, who was replaced as Assembly Speaker earlier this year, will resign his Assembly seat to become president and CEO of the New ...
The Power List
Who will be most influential in Hudson County in 2018?
by Al Sullivan, Marilyn Baer, Hannington Dia, Rory Pasquariello, and Kate Rounds
Reporter staff writers
Feb 11, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 109 109 recommendations | email to a friend
Who will be the main influencers in Hudson County during 2018? The Reporter ’s annual rankings are below. Influence and power aren’t just confined to the political arena, of course. Think there are...
Caught in the middle
Legal immigrants concerned about new federal rules
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 11, 2018 | 1 1 comments | 414 414 recommendations | email to a friend
Jay, a downtown Jersey City resident of four years and a legal immigrant working in the financial sector, always thought he would spend the rest of his life living in America. But his dream of star...
Culture celebrated
LGBTQ, Black History, and other arts events upcoming
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 11, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
Arts programs throughout Jersey City will highlight diversity in the next month. In the mix: A show about the visual legacy of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) experience on Broa...
Back to the future
Activists press NJ Transit to replace diesel buses with electric
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 11, 2018 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Electrified public transportation went out of fashion late in the 20th century as gasoline-powered vehicles became prevalent. But activists on Feb. 6 held what they called a “Transit Equity Rally” ...

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Doing God’s work
Volunteers clean up downtown alleys
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer