Taking a stand against prejudice
Jersey City High Schools hold commencement ceremonies with a common theme
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
For students graduating from the various high schools throughout Jersey City, 2016 has become a historic year. In many ways, top students at these schools have better embraced the uncertain future ...
A helping hand
Jersey City girl guided by a volunteer ‘Big Sis’
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Some things are meant to be. This is a lesson that Laura Febo of Hoboken learned when she became big sister to a Jersey City girl named Laisha. The Big Brother/Big Sister non-profit charity tries t...
A matter of finance
Local students get apt lessons for the future
by Al Sullivan and Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writers
Jun 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Financial literacy is so important, you can’t graduate from high school without passing a course in in it. This is because many students leave high school ill-equipped to deal with the complicated ...
When journalists have to be brave
Al Sullivan receives ‘Courage Under Fire’ award for Hoboken articles
Jun 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Journalists have ducked gunfire when covering foreign wars, stood up to presidential candidates blocking them from coverage, or something been threatened by multiple lawyers simply for trying to ac...
Random acts of violence
Jun 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Editor: I am deeply saddened by the mass shooting that took place in Orlando, Florida at a gay nightclub. This most recent act is considered to be one of the worst shootings in American histor...
Happy Birthday, Liberty State Park
Picnic celebrates 40th anniversary of park opening
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
If anyone had doubts about how well Liberty State Park in Jersey City reflects the diversity of America, they only had to see who attended the 40th anniversary celebration on June 14. Ted and Leah ...
‘Where are we safe now?’
Jun 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Editor: On Sunday June 12, terror struck the city of Orlando and our nation watched in horror as a troubled individual filled with hate set out on an unimaginable rampage. To some in the media...
Jun 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Elnora Watson dies at 67 Elnora Watson, 67 the executive director of the Urban League of Hudson County, died on June 19, according to a statement issued by the Urban League. “The board, management ...
Do the reval now!
Residents urge city to push ahead
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Residents speaking out in the public portion of the June 15 meeting of the City Council urged the city to push ahead with a state-ordered property revaluation. Joan Terrell, an African-American res...
‘We are Orlando!’
Jersey City shows its pride and its outrage
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Holding candles and wearing rainbow-colored ribbons, thousands filled the Newark Avenue pedestrian plaza on June 14 in a show of solidarity with the victims of the June 12 shooting in a gay nightcl...