Light rail closer to extending to Bergen County
With no $$ from feds, local mayors meet in JC to ask for state funds
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Oct 26, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Seeking to get state-funding for the long stalled Bergen County arm of the Hudson Bergen Light Rail, elected officials gathered at the of Exchange Place transit station in Jersey City on Oct. 20. F...
A big change for Journal Square
J2 breaks ground; first huge development in transit hub
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Oct 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
As bulldozers bumped outside, officials gathered within a few steps of the PATH station for the long awaited ground breaking of Journal Squared on Oct. 21. The development is adjacent to the Journa...
Five candidates seek 8th District seat
Sires cites his record in the House of Representatives
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Oct 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
As Rep. Albio Sires (D-8th Dist.) of West New York, a popular North Hudson political figure, seeks reelection to a seat he has held since 2006, he faces four other candidates. His opponents are Rep...
Yoga Halloween dance party, anyone?
Exotic Ekayani to perform in Jersey City
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Oct 26, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
For those who want something different for Halloween this year, they can join yoga and meditation teacher Ekayani for a performance of what she calls “Yoga on the Dance Floor” and a Halloween costu...
JERSEY CITY BRIEFS
Oct 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Festival of Lights to be held on Oct. 25 For the first time, Jersey City will have a festival of Lights sponsored by the Saraswati Cultural Association in collaboration with Jersey City Cultural Af...
Paulus Hook project can proceed
Council approves redevelopment change, residents divided
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
The City Council has voted to change a redevelopment plan to allow a 15 story building near the historic Paulus Hook district of the city. Nearly 20 residents from the area spoke at the public hear...
The Jersey City Art & Studio Tour is on!
In Year 24, celebration of the city’s arts scene is bigger than ever
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
This weekend, the 2014 Jersey City Art & Studio Tour will feature more than 130 galleries, artists’ studios, and pop-up exhibition spaces on Oct. 18 and 19, from noon to 6 p.m. This self-guided tou...
Christ Hospital is ready for Ebola – if it happens
Drills and protocols already underway to protect health workers and the public
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Oct 19, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Tucker Woods, chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine, stood in the security office at Christ Hospital on Oct. 14 surrounded by men and women in uniform. He had just come from a meetin...
Jersey City man raises aid for West Africa
Operation Amira, named for his late mother, is collecting badly-needed supplies
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
When Jersey City resident Elijah Wells got the call from his family in West Africa, he was still debating what to do about honoring his mother. Originally from Sierra Leone in West Africa, she died...
Your move!
Modern dance festival relocates from JC to Hoboken
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Your Move Dance Festival is New Jersey’s longest-running annual modern dance event, designed to support choreographers from New Jersey, New York and beyond. Now in its fifth season, Your Move annou...