Jersey City News

A new neighborhood rises

Situated in the northern section of Jersey City near the Hoboken border, the SoHo Lofts represent a new development front in an area that has largely been untouched for the last thirty years. Originally known...

Trying to cure a mystery disease

A fund raising walk that took place in Liberty State Park recently was an effort to raise funds for research and awareness about a disease for which there is currently no cure. In fact,...

A parade for veterans

The third annual Jersey City Veterans Day Parade of Heroes took place on Nov. 4 this year. The event featured numerous veterans’ groups from throughout Hudson County. While in the first half of the 1900s,...

JERSEY CITY BRIEFS

Homeless or cold? County opens free warming center The Hudson County Warming Center was scheduled to open on Friday, Nov. 10 to accommodate the homeless in anticipation of severe cold weather this weekend. The Urban...

Learning the ropes?

Robin Lester, a parent of two kids attending Ethical Community School in Jersey City, isn’t an expert on stage craft, but he knows how to construct things. So as one of the many parents...

‘This has to stop!’

More than an hour before a candlelight vigil was scheduled to start on Wednesday in memory of an 8-year-old boy who died after being struck by a car in downtown Jersey City, people began...

How my sister survived the storm

When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, its wind speed was one mile per hour shy of a Category 5 storm, the most powerful of hurricane categories. Wooden shacks were blown away...

Sires to Trump: show a little heart!

With their voices echoing in the mostly-empty gymnasium at Jose Marti School in Union City, Rep. Albio Sires and State Sen. Brian Stack issued an appeal to The White House to reverse an executive...

A troubled Ward A

Ward A is the southernmost ward in Jersey City. Its borders Bayonne and is often called “The Greenville Ward” because it includes the Greenville Rail Yards, the last reminder of the railroad dynasty that...

Battle for the west side

Crime, development, parking, and affordable housing have dominated the Ward B City Council race in the weeks leading up to the Nov. 7 election. The four candidates for the seat have appeared in a...
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