Jersey City News

A boost to local workers

Hoping to get around a federal court ruling in June that gutted the city’s program for tying jobs to large development projects, the City Council unanimously introduced a new ordinance on July 19 that...

Black and white frogs

A hundred and one students age 6 through 12 from Hoboken have had their artwork published in the “101 Wallace School Frogs Coloring Book.” The book, published in May by Jersey City resident Susan...

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JC loses some school funding in state budget The state legislature and Gov. Chris Christie agreed on a state budget this month that includes a new school funding formula. Christie signed the budget into law...

LeFrak makes move in Horseshoe area

Anyone riding the Hudson Bergen Light Rail from the west side of Hoboken has had to wonder about the swath of undeveloped land along 18th Street in Jersey City. This is an area once made...

City Council passes $589M budget

Jersey City taxpayers can breathe a sigh of relief now that the City Council voted at a rare 10 a.m. meeting on July 10 to pass its $589 municipal budget for 2017. Taxpayers may...

Resources for refugees are scarce

Cutbacks in federal funds to Jersey City and an overall lack of resources are having an impact on helping refugees in Jersey City, according to information presented by the Jersey City Immigration Commission at...

Community Court – a new approach

In the first of what will be a series of neighborhood meetings, police officials, court staff and representatives of the community met at the Mary McLeod Bethune Life Center on July 6, attempting to...

A book publisher, author, and new Hudson County resident

Jason Pinter, a novelist and new Hoboken resident who runs a well-respected independent publishing company, released his sixth thriller novel in June, entitled The Castle. The book was partly “inspired by the insanity of...

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Kennedy Dancers seek lost cat, needs medication (reward) The Kennedy Dancers’ cat named Katy has been missing since Wednesday, July 12 at around 4 p.m. Katy the cat has been with the Kennedy Dancers since...

Jersey City public schools to regain local control

In what local officials are calling an historic moment, the New Jersey Board of Education voted unanimously on July 5 to begin the process that could restore complete control over the Jersey City school...
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