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Hear, touch, feel

Even before the ribbon was cut on the school district’s first sensory classroom at PS. 22, kids gathered in the hall, staring into the newly-constructed space with wonder. A sensory room is a carefully...

Honest Abe Lincoln celebrated

For those who regularly travel down Kennedy Boulevard, the Abraham Lincoln monument at the entrance to Lincoln Park has become as much an icon as “Lincoln the Mystic” – the statue at the Lincoln...

Jersey City Briefs

Jersey City teacher charged with sexual assault Sean Lora, 42, of Bayonne, who is employed as a teacher at Franklin L. Williams Middle School No. 7 in Jersey City, has been charged with sexual assault...

The truth about ‘fake news’

Within hours of Ravi Bhalla’s election as Hoboken mayor on Nov. 7, more than 6,000 Twitter users retweeted a photo of him declaring victory – with one user adding, “Look at all the black...

Is teachers’ strike looming?

Jersey City teachers have been working without a contract since September, and lately there are signs they are getting restless. Holding up his forefinger and thumb during the public comment period of the Jersey...

Jersey City on the move

In what may be the clearest indication of a major shift in Jersey City development, requests to demolish older houses in the Heights have increased significantly for two years in a row. The City Council...

JERSEY CITY BRIEFS

Another scathing report on county jail detainees A report issued by Human Rights First in late February highlighted continuing problems at the Hudson County Correctional Facility (HCCF) and other New Jersey jails that are holding...

Fulop looks ahead

Full of the expected platitudes of former and future success, the first State of the State Address of Mayor Steven Fulop’s second term could not skirt some of the most significant and troubling issues...

To legalize or not?

Proponents and opponents came together in Jersey City on Feb. 21 for the first of a planned series of hearings across the state to discuss the possible legalization of marijuana in New Jersey. Led by...

Not a lot of options

Downtown residents got a lot of sage advice but little comfort from the most recent community meeting dealing with the recently concluded revaluation of property in Jersey City. After a recent re-assessment of all...
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