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EDITOR’S LETTER JCM
JC on the National Scene
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
Wow, Jersey City is really hitting the big time. In this issue we touched on a number of undertakings that are reaching a national audience. The new, much-ballyhooed movie Annie, which came out on ...
The Magnificent Journey of Kerry Magro
Turning a disability into an ability
by Kate Rounds
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Jersey City native Kerry Magro, who is now 26, was diagnosed with a condition called Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) when he was four years old. “Growing up I had...
From Memoir to Moving Picture
A bestselling book about Jersey City’s corrupt past is set to become a documentary
by Adriana Rambay Fernández
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When I met author and former resident Helene Stapinski in Liberty State Park, she was about to tour the waterfront with Director Steven Fischler and Director of Photography John Miglietta. The crew...
Happy ‘Annie’-versary!
As a new version is released, take a tour of Jersey hotspots used in filming the original 1982 family film
by Caren Lissner
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If you or your kids are a fan of the 1982 movie Annie, you may have made an effort to see the various remakes that have been released since. And you might want to catch the new, big-budget version ...
Team Walker Means Teamwork
by Stephen McMillian
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Some successful people give back to the communities that nurtured them, and some don’t. Jerry Walker is one of the former, making it his mission to help kids in his old hometown. Walker, who was bo...
Finding Fiction Fans
A JC writers’ group gets rave reviews with ‘genre night.’
by Adriana Rambay Fernández
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Jane the Killer greeted me near the entrance to the backroom of The Dopeness restaurant on Second Street wrapped in a red shawl, her eyes black and sunken, her lips blood red against a ghostly whit...
EDUCATION JCM
Pitching In
JC parents make the grade
by Anne Marusic
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Despite their own busy schedules, parents are more involved than ever in their kids’ schools. The number of parent-teacher associations grew sharply—from 3,475 in 1995 to 11,453 in 2010, according ...
One for the Books
The historic main library is undergoing a facelift
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Over the next five years, JC’s 115-year-old main library will be undergoing renovations, which should keep it in business for at least another century. On Jersey Avenue, across from Van Vorst Park,...
BODY AND MIND JCM
On the Yoga Beat
Live music and mantras accentuate the spiritual at two local yoga studios
by Adriana Rambay Fernández
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Live music and chanting can take yoga beyond the physical practice to a more profound spiritual experience. I decided to check out a new Friday-night chanting class at Yoga Shunya on Grove Street a...
THE HOOD JCM
Western Slope
A unique and evolving communit
by Al Sullivan
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Old timers living on the Western Slope claim they can smell the scent of coffee in the heat of summer, recalling when coffee grounds from Hoboken’s Maxwell House coffee plant were used to fill in s...

HOW WE LIVE by Kate Rounds

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