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EDITOR’S LETTER JCM
Star Power
by Kate Rounds
Nov 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Women of a certain age took center stage in this issue, quite literally in the case of Leona Beldini, who resurfaced at the Loew’s Jersey Theatre for a Kennedy Dancers gala. Beldini, a former burle...
A Christmas Nightmare
Recalling a Tragedy
by Kate Rounds
Images by TBishPhoto
Nov 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Around 11 a.m. on the Friday before Christmas of 2005, a postal truck ran off the road on the 1/9 truck route eastbound in Kearny, damaging the concrete gate that closes the road when the Lincoln H...
Act Three
From burlesque to city hall and back
by Kate Rounds
Images by tbishphoto
Nov 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
The woman who opens the door to her Jersey City Heights home is a modern Benjamin Button: She’s getting younger instead of older. Slim, dressed in black pants and top, her face is becomingly framed...
EMERGING JERSEY CITY
Science Fiction?
Mini tech city is in our future
Nov 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
In March, the Jersey City Council voted to approve the land transfer of about 17 acres necessary for Liberty Science Center’s planned SciTech Scity, a mini-city that LSC boasts is “unique in the wo...
Reaching for the Stars
A Jersey City professor recalls the first lunar landing
by Hannington Dia
Nov 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Marion Johnson had two dueling options as she stood in the careers office at Talladega College in 1967: One would lead to mere existence. The other would lead to life—and a spot in world history. “...
PEOPLE POWER
Jonathan Casillas
Football ends, but philanthropy never does
by Jim Hague
Nov 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Truth be told, Jonathan Casillas is convinced he would have been a basketball player if he remained in Jersey City, where the current New York Giants standout middle linebacker and defensive team c...
Goliath Threatens
But David is holding his own—for now
by Kate Rounds
Photos by Victor M. Rodriguez
Nov 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s Saturday afternoon, and your allergies are unbearable. You’re afraid that an over-the-counter remedy might interact badly with other meds you’re taking, and your primary care physician is stil...
HOW WE WORK
Bambino Chef
by Kate Rounds
Photos by Alyssa Bredin Quiros
Nov 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Bambino Chef 213 Newark Ave. (201) 333-9090 info@bambinochef.com bambinochef.com Rene Gonzalez has the best title ever: Founder, Creative Director, and Chief Bambino Chef. All those handles apply t...
HOW WE WORK
Sneaker Room
by Kate Rounds
Photos by Alyssa Bredin Quiros
Nov 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Sneaker Room 410 Central Ave. (201) 798-0658 sneakerroomnj@gmail.com snkrroom.com Suraj Kaufman is the Imelda Marcos of sneakers. The former First Lady of the Philippines reportedly owned 3,000 pai...
HOW WE WORK
Wonder Bagels
by Kate Rounds
Photos by Alyssa Bredin Quiros
Nov 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Wonder Bagels 331 Central Ave. (201) 659-5300 wonderbagels.com Ironically, this bagel story starts with two Italian guys from Hudson Catholic. They were in the class of 1975, on the football and ba...

ON THE JOB WITH
Oh Honey
For JC beekeepers, life is busy but sweet
by Tara Ryazansky
Photos by Max Ryazansky

HOW WE WORK
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by Kate Rounds