An act of cruelty?
Divided City Council moves to ban circuses
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
In the past, kids used to dream of running away to perform in the circus, carnival life always seeming free-spirited. But kids may not get a chance to even see the circus if animal rights groups ha...
A place for everyone
New rabbi of B’nai Jacob throws open the doors
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
When well-meaning members of the B’nai Jacob Congregation on West Side Avenue wanted to put a rainbow flag outside the temple, Rabbi Aaron Katz declined. While Katz is openly gay, he did not want t...
Danny Aiello returns to film at Loews Theater
Short film hopes to revive interest in Off-Broadway musical
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Vincent Favale, vice president of CBS Late Night Programming, hadn’t planned to film his musical video “Hereafter” at the Historic Landmark Loew’s Theater in Jersey City. He had researched two othe...
Face of the parade
Singer and model is a regular feature in Hudson County
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Many people who routinely watch the New Jersey Cuban Parade when it makes its way through Hudson County each June know Nicole Falcon‘s face. She is the pretty woman who waves from the top of one of...
Fun in the sun
La Festa Italiana a success despite grueling heat
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Holy Rosary celebrated its 113th Italian Festival downtown last week near Sixth and Brunswick streets despite the threat of thunder showers. Crowds sampled fine food and listened to good music whil...
JERSEY CITY BRIEFS
Aug 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Two projects approved for Journal Square Genova Burns attorney Eugene T. Paolino, representing developer Kushner Companies and the KABR Group, has hailed the Jersey City Planning Board for approvin...
No kids? Then you can’t come in
Adults, older teens not allowed in county kiddie playgrounds without children
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 14, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Because a “creepy” man reportedly entered the playground area of Lincoln Park in Jersey City and took pictures of children there recently, the Hudson County Board of Freeholders has moved to ban ad...
Teen killed at party
Alleged vendetta leads to one dead, two wounded
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
A 17-year old youth was fatally shot and two teens were wounded Monday at a Jersey City community center on Comunipaw Avenue, in what law enforcement officials suggest was a targeted shooting. The ...
Polishing your nails behind the wheel?
Law proposed to curb distracted driving
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Aug 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalotti of Hudson County recently sponsored a bill that has been interpreted in some media outlets as banning drinking coffee, polishing your nails, or reading a newspape...
City Open Space Trust would benefit city parks
Council wants prospect of small tax increase to go to the voters
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Seeking more money to maintain city parks, Mayor Steven Fulop hopes to establish a city open space trust fund by asking the voters in November to approve a small property tax increase to finance it...