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From chromate cleanup to (someday) development
Torricelli discusses challenges in removing contamination to create new Gold Coast
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Fifteen years after setting aside his career in politics, former Sen. Robert Torricelli still looks pretty much the same. His hair has gone gray, but he still has the same bearing of someone still ...
The consummate gangster
JC native Frank Vincent, who played mobsters, dies at 78
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Although known best for his roles as a mobster, actor Frank Vincent got his start at a musician at St. Peter’s Prep. Vincent, a Jersey City native who lived in Bayonne for a while, died at age 78 o...
Remembering 9/11
People gather at waterfront to pay tribute to victims
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Each year, when people gather at the Jersey City memorial to the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, something is slightly different. Some years, it’s the weather; other years, it’...
A celebration of a great teacher
New school in JC Heights named for pre-K advocate
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
For most of the people who came out to cut the ribbon on a new elementary school in Jersey City Heights, the event became a tender tribute to the woman for whom it is being named. Patricia M. Noona...
Independence Day performance at UN
JC dance group celebrates 70th anniversary of India’s independence
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jersey City-based Surati dancers and musicians have made a point each year of celebrating Indian Independence Day. Last year, dancers associated with the group put on their show in front of Jer...
JERSEY CITY BRIEFS
Sep 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Jersey City launches sustainability initiatives addressing climate change Jersey City has launched a series of initiatives aimed at tackling issues related to climate change, initially focusing on ...
Jersey City candidates file to run
Scores want council seats, but it’s Fulop vs. Matsikoudis for mayor
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
Jersey City voters, going to the polls in the first November municipal elections in modern times, will be able to choose between two candidates for mayor and a wide range of candidates for City Cou...
Still struggling
Despite greater acceptance, LGBTQ community still faces issues
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 10, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 109 109 recommendations | email to a friend
When some in the LGBTQ community talk about “the bad old days” they largely mean that period of time when they lived in fear. People would mock them in public, and do worse in the dark of night. Ma...
Their moment in the sun
Six Hudson County sports figures are inducted into Hall of Fame
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
As a sports umpire, Michael Lynch of Bayonne has a number of words to live by, but has one hard and fast rule. “I’m a traditionalist,” he said. “If I make a call on the field, I’ll take that call t...
Celebrating diversity
JC Families holds festival highlighting wide range of cultures
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
If you wanted to get even a small glimpse of how many cultures come together in Jersey City, all you had to do was attend the 4th Annual Cultural Diversity Festival in Hamilton Park. Two years ago,...

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