Jersey City News

Room to grow

Public school students in Jersey City who return to school on Thursday, Sept. 7 will be greeted by a number of new realities. Perhaps the most significant is that the school district has regained some...

Cell phones instead of body cams for cops?

Jersey City will be the first city in the nation to test using cellular phones in place of expensive body cameras, city officials announced in August. With the growing concern over violent interactions between police...

A celebration of culture

In an effort to show the vast cultural influence that has become known as the African Diaspora, Berry Lane Park will host the African Family Festival on Sept. 9 from noon to 7 p.m. African...

Let there be pride and joy

Thousands of people crowded the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Mall for the 17th annual LGBT Pride Festival on Aug. 26, concluding a week-long celebration honoring the LBTGQ community. Music, dance, and other wonderful antics helped make...


CarePoint reaches new agreement with Horizon Blue Cross CarePoint Health has announced that it reached a new three-year rate agreement with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ). The agreement ends all...

Starving the arts at NJCU

In an effort to halt what they believe will be severe cuts to parts of the arts program at New Jersey City University – possibly involving cuts to the music program and others --...

Trial of Menendez begins

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez’s corruption trial, which started on Aug. 22, will be one of the most closely-watched political trials in the nation. Nothing less than a change in the political balance of power...

The importance of health care

An annual celebration of National Health Care Week at Metropolitan Family Health Network (MFHN) in Jersey City on Aug. 13 had a surprise guest, John A. Bardis, assistant secretary for administration of Health and...

Not quite Wonder Woman; but close

Constance Zappella, one of the first of two women to ever be hired as a Jersey City firefighter in 2003, became the first female fire battalion chief when sworn in on Aug. 10. Zappella,...

Everybody’s Puerto Rican today

Anybody who is anybody in politics or local culture came out on Aug. 20 for the annual Puerto Rican Parade. This included civic and political leaders, as well as people from the diverse number of...
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