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Airbnb targets Jersey City ban

Airbnb and other supporters of short-stay rentals are seeking to reverse a city ordinance limiting the ability to rent short-term. With canvassers deployed throughout the city, Airbnb is collecting signatures on petitions intended to get...

Jersey City Mural Arts Program is a community success story

Two 18-story murals created by internationally-acclaimed artists are the latest additions to the Jersey City Mural Arts Program. The images, which adorn the walls of 627 Summit Ave., were painted by international artists Claudia...

JERSEY CITY BRIEFS

New protected bike lanes installed Mayor Steven Fulop says new protected bike lanes are being installed throughout the Jersey City. “We are on track for adding one section per week citywide - Montgomery, Washington, Bergen, Newark, Mallory,...

Pencil power

Local, state, and federal officials celebrated the 130th anniversary of General Pencil Company, a Fleet Street company owned by the same family since 1889. The company is best known for the number 2 pencil. “When I...

Jersey City teachers’ contract upheld by court

A legal challenge against the recent contract between the Jersey City Board of Education and Jersey City Education Association has been dismissed by a Superior Court decision. In June, Cathy Coyle, who served as the...

Hudson County Community College achieves full re-accreditation from Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) President Dr. Chris Reber has announced that the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has formally notified the college of its full re-accreditation through 2027-28. The Middle States Commission...

Environmentalists question the safety of oil-by-rail shipments

Six years ago, the Quebecois town of Lac-Megantic went up in flames after a 72-car train carrying crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken region derailed and incinerated a small downtown area, killing 47 people...

Union City man arrested in connection with fatal Jersey City collision

On July 8, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced that Jonathan Ortiz-Guananga, a 26-year-old Union City resident, has been arrested and charged in connection with a head-on collision on Paterson Plank Road in Jersey...

Jersey City celebrates July 4th

Jersey City’s 6th annual Fourth of July Festival at the Exchange Place Plaza included live entertainment with featured musicians, starting at 12 noon on the main stage, leading up to Jersey City’s own Akon...

JERSEY CITY BRIEFS

Jersey City student helps save man with no pulse On May 3, Christopher Drummond, a junior at Snyder High School, was on his way home when he saw a man lying face down on the...
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