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Is the marina plan revenge?
Protestors try to derail privatization for south side of Liberty State Park
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
With less than one month left before Gov. Christopher Christie’s term expires, local community activists hope to derail a plan that would privatize the southern portion of Liberty State Park and co...
Council runoffs gives Fulop an edge, but opponents remain
Mayor pledges to finish projects his administration started
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Although the Dec. 5 council runoff elections allowed Mayor Steven Fulop to retain his 6-3 voting majority on the City Council, the upset win by James Solomon over Rebecca Symes in Ward E gave Fulop...
JC student wins PATH poster contest
‘Santa waiting for a train’ art chosen from over 350 entries
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Clearly overwhelmed at being selected as this year’s winner of the Annual PATH Holiday Poster Contest, Jersey City eighth grader Renfrew Maristela says he thought a long time about the meaning of t...
Santa’s coming – honest
Newport Santa postponed a week; but county tree lighting goes fine
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
While Santa Claus may be coming to town, the threat of heavy rain on Dec. 5 kept the hooves of Santa’s reindeer from touching down at Newport Town Square last week, leaving a few dozen disappointed...
JERSEY CITY BRIEFS
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The next step in light rail expansion The expansion of the Hudson Bergen Light Rail line from West Side Avenue to Route 440 was expected to get final state approval on Friday. “As Jersey City conti...
‘It ain’t over till it’s over’
Four runoff elections on Tuesday will decide City Council control
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Jersey City’s mayoral contest and three at-large City Council contests were all settled by the Nov. 7 election, but an upcoming runoff this Tuesday in four of the six council wards leaves control o...
Welcome to the Hip Hop Tunnel
New mural brings color to Ravine Road underpass
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
For two weeks from dawn to dusk, William C. Richardson Jr. worked diligently to create the city’s latest mural. Richardson’s canvas is a 150-foot tunnel along Ravine Road (also called New York Aven...
Council asked to save 86 trees near Society Hill
New ordinance may give city the power to intervene
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
On the same evening the City Council introduced an ordinance to help maintain Jersey City’s trees, residents from Society Hill asked the council to save 86 trees along the Newark Bay walkway along ...
Into the limelight
Panepinto Galleries open on the waterfront
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Stefania Panepinto, who has become a fixture in the Powerhouse Arts District, opened her new gallery space along the Exchange Place waterfront this month with a remarkably broad range of art work. ...
Project: MARKET kicks off
A new outdoor local shopping experience comes to JC
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Some communities are well known for local shopping, such as the Washington Street Mall in Cape May or Tinker Street in Woodstock, N.Y. Small merchants provide a local shopping flavor, and the towns...

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Giving thanks
Where to donate food, volunteer, or get a free Thanksgiving meal or turkey
by Marilyn Baer and Al Sullivan
Reporter Staff Writer