jersey city news

A day of their own
School board agrees to day off for Muslim holiday
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
After more than a year of protests and urging from municipal government, the Jersey City Board of Education unanimously agreed on May 19 to establish a school holiday for the Muslim holy day of Eid...
Fulop nominates Hallanan for Ward B council
Lawyer and conservationist may fill Ramchal’s vacated seat
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
John Hallanan, an attorney working for Jersey City and a longtime conservationist, is Mayor Steven Fulop’s nominee to fill the vacated seat of Khemraj “Chico” Ramchal as Ward B councilman. A former...
County budget is up $13M to $540M
Some towns will share more of tax burden than others
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hudson County Board of Freeholders voted on May 25 to approve their $540 million 2016 budget. Jersey City will see the largest increase in how much they have to contribute this year, followed b...
A giant passes
Influential politico ‘Buddy’ Demellier dies at 68
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Although not a familiar face to much of the public, Harold “Buddy” Demellier Jr., who died on May 23 as the result of cardiac arrest, will be remembered as the man who kept Hudson County roads runn...
A sense of style
Dress for Success art show was a real success
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The high-ceilinged halls of Mana Contemporary echoed with the voices of hundreds of guests who came to take part in an “Art and Soul; Women In the Arts” art exhibit on May 19. The event was designe...
CarePoint Health publishes extent of regional support
Organization is having a tangible impact on Hudson County residents
May 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s Sunday morning, and the CarePoint Health Mobile Medical van pulls up to its designated parking space outside the Bayonne Senior Center. The seniors step on board one at a time, to get their bl...
JERSEY CITY BRIEFS
May 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Jersey City swears in 29 new police officers Mayor Steven Fulop swore in 29 new Jersey City police officers on May 20, bringing the size of the department to 841 officers. According to a press rele...
Is Kennedy Boulevard safe?
Another fatal accident; County takes action
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
May 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
David Porto, 43, of Jersey City, was fatally struck by a northbound Ford F-350 pickup truck on Kennedy Blvd. in Bayonne between 30th and 31st streets on Wednesday afternoon, April 27. while trying ...
Abbie Gardner from Red Molly doing a solo act
Mixing the band’s and her own music, playing local concerts
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Abbie Gardner, a well-established Dobro guitar player from the band Red Molly, came back to her hometown of Jersey City in early May to play her hometown before continuing on a solo road tour up an...
Race on the Hudson
America’s Cup races first in area in almost a century
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Although high winds over the Hudson River cut short the America’s Cup races, residents on both sides got to watch a sight not seen here since 1920. Thousands of people crowded the banks of the rive...

past weeks news

Latin twist on the Beatles, reggae
Local band to headline at Maxwell’s
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer

Everyday hero
Former Bayonne assemblyman rescues drowning woman
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer