JERSEY CITY BRIEFS
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On Friday, May 2, the students of Saint Dominic Academy, Jersey City voted to elect a new student council executive board for the 2013-2014 school year. The newly-elected officers are Cara Keating of Weehawken, who will serve as student council president; the positions of vice-president and secretary will be held by Shayla Vazquez and Nikita Pandya, respectively, both of Jersey City. The treasurer will be Lauren Healy of Union City. All of the new officers are rising seniors and will work under the advisement of Gaylor Wade. Saint Dominic Academy 2013-2014 Student Council Executive Board (from left to right): President Cara Keating; Vice President Shayla Vazquez; Secretary Nikita Pandya; and Treasurer Lauren Healy.
On Friday, May 2, the students of Saint Dominic Academy, Jersey City voted to elect a new student council executive board for the 2013-2014 school year. The newly-elected officers are Cara Keating of Weehawken, who will serve as student council president; the positions of vice-president and secretary will be held by Shayla Vazquez and Nikita Pandya, respectively, both of Jersey City. The treasurer will be Lauren Healy of Union City. All of the new officers are rising seniors and will work under the advisement of Gaylor Wade. Saint Dominic Academy 2013-2014 Student Council Executive Board (from left to right): President Cara Keating; Vice President Shayla Vazquez; Secretary Nikita Pandya; and Treasurer Lauren Healy.
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Library, Curious Matter team up for new exhibit

The Jersey City Free Public Library, in special collaboration with Curious Matter Gallery, will host the joint art exhibit “A Time in Arcadia,” a collection of works that gather inspiration from the botanical world. The two-part collection will be on display at the library’s Main Branch and at Curious Matter, at 272 Fifth St. In addition, the library has created a bibliography featuring nearly 200 selections from the Main Library's six Departments and the Library's nine Branches.

On Sunday, May 19 from 3 to 6 p.m., there will be an opening reception for the exhibit at Curious Matter. For more information, call (201) 659-5771.

Pop in for market at Mary Benson

Back by popular demand, the Mary Benson Gallery will be home to the pop up art shop Once Upon a Market. Over 20 tri-state artists will showcase and sell their unique creations during this two-day event.

Local artist Andrea McKenna and jewelry designer Javiera Rodriguez have joined forces to host this event featuring hand painted furniture, paintings, photography, jewelry, hand-painted helmets, and other handmade treasures under one roof.

Mary Benson Gallery is located at 369 Third St. For more information, contact Andrea McKenna at andrea@andreamckenna.com or Javiera Rodriguez at javieramrv@hotmail.com.

Next Jersey City-Bayonne Rapid Transit Study meeting scheduled

The Bayonne/Greenville/Journal Square Bus Rapid Transit Study is studying the feasibility of creating a rapid bus system along the north-south roadways that connect Jersey City and Bayonne.

A final public meeting on this proposal will be held in Bayonne on Wednesday, May 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bayonne Municipal Building, at 630 Avenue C. This session will provide an opportunity for the public and agencies to learn more about the study, while also giving residents an opportunity to give input on potential routes and transit options.

The Bayonne/Greenville/Journal Square BRT study is being funded by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority and managed by the Hudson County Division of Planning. The City of Jersey City is a project sponsor and the City of Bayonne is a supporting partner.

Residents who are unable to attend the public meeting can give their input by e-mailing feedback@BayonneJerseyCityBRT.com. For more information, visit www.BayonneJerseyCityBRT.com.

JCPD seeks help in downtown hit and run

The Jersey City Police Department (JCPD) is seeking help in finding the driver of a silver Jeep Cherokee who allegedly hit a man at Monmouth Avenue and Second Street at around 3:37 a.m. on the morning of Saturday, April 27. Witnesses were able to get a partial license plate number: C37.

According to witnesses, the male victim, whose family has asked that he and his medical condition not be disclosed, was struck and pinned up against another car. The driver allegedly got out of his car for a moment, but then returned to his vehicle and sped away, according to witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to call the JCPD at (201) 547-5477.

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