Jersey City Briefs

The winner of The Hudson Reporter’s Yankee Ticket Giveaway was Dominick Feeley from Bayonne. Although the Yanks lost to the Red Sox, it was a beautiful night and a great time was had by all. Back row (l to r): William Hauser, Ann Hauser & Dominick Feeley. Front row: Kathleen Feeley.

Saint Dominic Academy to hold Fall Open House

Saint Dominic Academy, Jersey City will host Open House events on Wednesday, Oct. 10 (6-8 p.m.) and Sunday, Oct. 28 (1-3 p.m.). The events will feature club and athletic demos, academic presentations, tours, and complete details about the application process for grades 7-12. Additionally, SDA announces “Walk Through Wednesdays” when parents (and students, if they are available) will be able to visit SDA every Wednesday that school is in session, between the hours of 10 – 11:30 a.m. No appointment is necessary. Information about the Academy and its application and admission processes, including the Freshman for a Day program can be found on the website ( Questions can be directed at any time to Andrea Apruzzese, Director of Saint Dominic Academy Admissions at 201-434-5938, ext. 14 or

Want to get your writing published? ‘Byline Bible’ publishing talk Nov. 2

Interested in writing and publishing essays, novels, memoir, and more? Come to a reading/publishing talk with “Byline Bible: Get Published in Five Weeks” author Susan Shapiro and “Carrie Pilby” author Caren Lissner, joined by New Jersey writers Kimberlee Auerbach, Darnell McGee, Cara O’Flynn, David Sobel, and Jennifer Byrne. Includes Q&A on how to get your writing published, for all genres. Friday, Nov. 2, 7-8:30 p.m., Littlecity Books, Hoboken, six blocks from the Hoboken train station.

Susan Shapiro is an award-winning writing professor at NYU and The New School. Her work appears in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and New York Magazine. She’s the bestselling author of 12 books her family hates, including Five Men Who Broke My Heart, Lighting Up and Unhooked.  Her new book “The Byline Bible,” is a funny and inspiring writing guide based on 25 years of teaching what she calls “the instant gratification takes too long” method that has helped thousand of students publish essays and books. You can follow her on Twitter @susanshapironet or Instagram at @profsue123

Caren Lissner is a novelist and full-time newspaper journalist in New Jersey. Her nerdy first novel, Carrie Pilby, was recently turned into a comedy film starring Nathan Lane, currently running on Netflix. In the last year she’s published articles, essays, and humor in the New York Times,, Lit Hub, and McSweeney’s. Her writing, photographs, and advice for writers can be found at and her photos can be found on Instagram.

New details released on 400 Claremont Avenue project

400 Claremont Urban Renewal LLC, the development entity which recently purchased a 2.73-acre site near the West Side Avenue Light Rail station in Jersey City, released new details of its plans for the property.

They call for a six-story building with 598 luxury rental residences, 25,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor lifestyle amenities, and 15,000 square feet of street-level retail space, including a restaurant. A mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom residences are planned, as well as 200 enclosed parking spaces and six electric car-charging stations.

The property is situated diagonally across the street from the West Side Avenue Light Rail Station and just three blocks from New Jersey City University.

Demolition of the site’s current structures is underway, with construction expected to begin within the next few months, pending all required city approvals.