‘Gay American’ speech was 10 years ago
Former Gov. McGreevey and others look back at his famous resignation
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Born in Margaret Hague Hospital in Jersey City, baptized in St. Patrick’s Church, former Gov. Jim McGreevey looked back this week, with some sense of disbelief, at his resignation as governor 10 ye...
A city on edge
Tensions continue in Jersey City after killing of rookie cop
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
“In the midst of darkness, there is hope,” said a sign in front of a church on Ocean Avenue in Jersey City. But one week after the ambush and murder of rookie Police Officer Melvin Santiago, hope i...
The circus comes to town – sort of
Kids learn circus skills right in the center of Jersey City
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
“Keep your knees soft, hold my hands, don’t look down,” Guinevere DiPiazza said. “Just try to keep your eyes up. Eventually, you get a feel for it. Eventually, kids get going on this on their own.”...
JERSEY CITY BRIEFS
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Downtown pedestrian mall approved With modifications to the original concept, the City Council voted last week to approve the closing of a portion of Newark Avenue near Grove Street in order to cre...
Main library goes back to the future
Fundraiser underway for a project that will restore historic features and modernize
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Walking into the main branch of the 113-year-old Jersey City Library is like walking back in time. Unfortunately, part of that past is one in which fluorescent lights and 1960s-era fixtures were co...
Winning bet for Jersey City?
$4.6B casino, race track, convention center proposal inspires optimism…and concern
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Paul Fireman, who heads Fireman Capital Partners in Boston, has raised some eyebrows with a proposed $4.6 billion project that would bring a gambling casino to Jersey City. The project would includ...
Happy birthday, America
Liberty State Park comes alive with sound of music and fireworks
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite brief downpours through the daytime hours during this year’s Fourth of July celebration, Jersey City's Freedom and Fireworks Festival was a resounding success. An estimated 60,000 people ca...
Golf anyone?
Long-delayed project is on the verge of completing construction
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Although delayed by Super Storm Sandy, wetlands mitigation, and other problems, the county’s $13 million nine-hole public-use golf course in Lincoln Park in Jersey City is finally on track to be co...
A life lesson kids can use
Children’s book deals with bullying
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
For Belinda Diaz-Perez, publishing a children’s book is a dream come true. As the author of the recent “Bully the Bullfrog,” she has written a story that resonates with the anti-bullying theme the ...
Classic style, done new
Jersey City artist Shauna Finn brings show to Majestic
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Shauna Finn unveiled her latest collection of paintings at a July 9 opening in the lobby of The Majestic Theater Condominium. Curated by Brendan Carrol, the exhibition includes seven oil paintings ...