jersey city news

Blizzard? What blizzard?
Storm lashes Jersey City with sleet and bitter cold, but less snow than expected
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 19, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Jersey City braced as forecasters predicted a major winter storm and heavy snowfall last week. However, a westward shift in the path of the nor’easter left a little more than 6 inches of accumulati...
A handy design
Students develop better tools for the disabled
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Shania, a fourth grade student in Jersey City, held up the plastic artificial hand. “See, it doesn’t bend very well,” she said. “So it can’t hold things it needs in order to eat.” The challenge for...
Giving a little extra
Underprivileged kids get a chance to play baseball this year
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
After helping local organizers rescue the Pershing Field Pony League last year, Bayonne-based Encore Petroleum has donated $5,000 to baseball and softball programs to help cover the cost of allowin...
A celebration of the Irish
St. Patrick’s Parade draws thousands
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Not everything went according to the “luck o’ the Irish” on March 12 for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Jersey City. While the weather cooperated and there was no rain or snow, a stiff bree...
A celebration of color
Hindu ceremony welcomes spring
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
A part of the Hindu celebration of phagwah or holi has its roots in the belief that Krishna was born with a blue face due to being poisoned, so the tradition of throwing colored powder on each othe...
JERSEY CITY BRIEFS
Mar 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Fulop blasts Trump $6B budget cuts, particularly to the needy Mayor Steven Fulop slammed Donald Trump’s proposal last week to cut $6 billion in funding for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban ...
More cops, more confidence?
City expands police force to 922 and hopes to increase feeling of safety
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
In a light rain, young men and women gathered on the steps of City Hall on March 7, wearing crisp new dress uniforms and brandishing their new police badges. They were 25 of the latest recruits to ...
‘Five Finger Discount’ documentary wins raves
Local author’s novel hits the screen
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
For most people with a living memory of Jersey City Mayor Frank Hague, it is either one of love or hate. But the new PBS documentary based on the memoir “Five-Finger Discount: A Crooked Family Hist...
Abatement promise abandoned
Protestors demand city give some abatement money to school district
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 12, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Wearing birthday party hats and bearing sarcastic signs to protest the city’s approval of its 70th tax abatement since Mayor Steven Fulop was sworn in three years ago, demonstrators appeared before...
‘Tech village’ clears council
Liberty Science Center will pay city for 17 acres of land
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
The City Council decided at its caucus meeting March 6 to transfer about 17 acres of city-owned property to the Jersey City Redevelopment Authority (JCRA) for a proposed new tech research and resid...

past weeks news

Youth Court convenes
Inaugural members sworn in
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer