Food pantries new schedule 2023

With the start of the new year, HealthierJC announced the new schedule for available food pantries for Jersey City families who are facing food insecurity.

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Learn Chinese brush painting in North Bergen

The North Bergen Free Public Library is offering class on Chinese brush painting with artist Jane Chang. Classes take place every Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 17, 2023 and continuing for four weeks at the main branch.

The class is for teens and adults ages 15 and older. Space will be limited. Pre-registration is required and can be done in-person or by phone. The main library is located at 8411 Bergenline Ave. For more information, call 201-869-4715 or visit

City Hall is getting a makeover 

Under a resolution that would renovate City Hall from the inside and out, and add a 1-acre park in front of City Hall, the renovation project was passed with a 5-3 vote.

The city issued a request for proposal (RFP) from a landscape consulting company, and received three proposals from ETM Associates, LLC. ($160,430), Suburban Consulting Engineers, Inc.($280,700) and Arterial + Langan ($659,420).

Suburban Consulting Engineers, Inc. was awarded the contract under the city’s resolution.

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Bluevine Announces New Corporate Headquarters in Jersey City

Bluevine, a fintech based company is opening up their headquarters in Jersey City, at 30 Montgomery Street.

The fintech-based company also announced it would partner with Rutgers University to offer internship opportunities for students across departments encouraging technological advancements in New Jersey, but has not disclosed when the programs would take place.

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Hoboken and NHSA to begin Madison Street improvements

The City of Hoboken and North Hudson Sewerage Authority (NHSA) will start on the first phase called the Madison Street Infrastructure Improvement Project in an effort to improve the city’s storm water management infrastructure.

The NHSA will relocate approximately 275 linear feet of electrical duct bank along the west curb line of Madison Street from 11th Street to Ninth Street. Once relocated, the City and NHSA will launch Phase II, which will upgrade and expand the combined sewer, replace an outdated water main, and elevate and reconstruct the roadway with Vision Zero safety improvements.

Phase II construction will commence in the summer of 2023 and is scheduled to be completed the following year, according to the Nixle alert sent out to residents.

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Jersey City will host 28th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oratory Contest

Jersey City will host its 28th Annual MLK Oratory Contest at City Hall in the Council Chambers.

The final competition is set to take place on Feb.16, from 3:30 p.m. through 6 p.m., according to a statement provided by the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs.

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Jordan Coll, Staff Writer
Jordan Coll, Staff Writer
Jordan Coll, is a journalist who currently lives in Jersey City. He graduated with a degree in journalism at Florida International University and is pursuing his masters at Columbia University School of Journalism.
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