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Menendez and freeholders honor local kids accepted in military academies
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez hosted a reception in June in his Newark office to celebrate 20 kids from around the state nominated to prestigious military academies. Erin Durak of Bayonne was appointed...
Second inmate dies at Hudson County Correctional Facility
County committee will focus on health and civil rights of all prisoners
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
A 48-year-old woman, sentenced in Weehawken Municipal Court to 180 days, died at the Hudson County Correctional Center on July 14 as the result of a yet-undisclosed cause. James Kennelly, spokesper...
Italian street artist selected for St. Peter’s mural
Jersey City Artist Advisory Board pushes ahead with aggressive mural program
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jersey City Public Arts Advisory Board at its July 18 meeting gave the go-ahead to a mural by an Italian street artist at St. Peter’s University, the latest in a number of large mural projects ...
A boost to local workers
Council revamps developer agreement requiring local hiring
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Hoping to get around a federal court ruling in June that gutted the city’s program for tying jobs to large development projects, the City Council unanimously introduced a new ordinance on July 19 t...
Black and white frogs
101 students have artwork published in coloring book
by Marilyn Baer & Al Sullivan
Reporters Staff Writers
Jul 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
A hundred and one students age 6 through 12 from Hoboken have had their artwork published in the “101 Wallace School Frogs Coloring Book.” The book, published in May by Jersey City resident Susan N...
Jul 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
JC loses some school funding in state budget The state legislature and Gov. Chris Christie agreed on a state budget this month that includes a new school funding formula. Christie signed the budget...
LeFrak makes move in Horseshoe area
New development will border Hoboken near 18th Street
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Anyone riding the Hudson Bergen Light Rail from the west side of Hoboken has had to wonder about the swath of undeveloped land along 18th Street in Jersey City. This is an area once made famous as ...
City Council passes $589M budget
No tax municipal tax increase because city taps more from surplus
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Jersey City taxpayers can breathe a sigh of relief now that the City Council voted at a rare 10 a.m. meeting on July 10 to pass its $589 municipal budget for 2017. Taxpayers may sing a different tu...
Resources for refugees are scarce
Local Immigrant Commission tackles growing issue in Jersey City
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Cutbacks in federal funds to Jersey City and an overall lack of resources are having an impact on helping refugees in Jersey City, according to information presented by the Jersey City Immigration ...
Community Court – a new approach
City launches pilot program in the fall as justice reform initiative
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
In the first of what will be a series of neighborhood meetings, police officials, court staff and representatives of the community met at the Mary McLeod Bethune Life Center on July 6, attempting t...

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Green scene
Local farmer’s markets thrive
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer