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Jersey City hires new planning director Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced on Feb. 15 that the city has hired a new Planning Director, Annisia Cialone, who is both an urban planning professional with over 16...

Long-delayed reval to start soon

Jersey City officials announced last week that the first city-wide revaluation of property since 1988 is set to start. Revaluations can be politically unpopular because they bring old homes up to current tax rates. City...

Addressing the impoverished Ward F

In a room nearly as long as a football field, Mayor Steven Fulop kicked off a marathon series of speeches that in total are meant to serve as his State of the City address...

An Army veteran, a mayor, and a police standoff

After standing behind an armored vehicle on 57th Street for nearly 12 hours last Saturday, Feb. 5, West New York Mayor Felix Roque had a lot of time to think about the harrowing event...

Everybody’s a star

The 2017 version of Art House Productions’ annual Snow Ball was a moment to remember. Organizers said the turnout of several hundred people was larger than any previous year. At the event, Christine Goodman,...

Can’t get your birth certificate locally?

Gov. Christopher Christie recently gave a conditional veto to a bill that would allow birth certificates to be issued in all Hudson County municipalities, after a scandal stopped the practice years ago. But local legislators...

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Hudson County CASA needs volunteers to help kids The National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association is seeking new community volunteers in Hudson County. The organization will be holding an information session Wednesday, Feb. 15, at...

The ‘Power List’

The status of each of Hudson County’s most influential people rises and falls from year to year. Influence can mean different things, not only political power. Artists, activists, and not-for-profits influence the lives of...

‘No ban, no wall, sanctuary for all’

While not all of the estimated 1,200 people who turned out in Newark Avenue’s pedestrian plaza on Jan. 29 came to protest Donald Trump’s travel ban, those who supported his initiatives kept to themselves...

A hot night at the bookstore

One of the things that former Jersey City resident Rachel Kramer Bussel learned as she edited her latest book on women’s erotica is that exploring personal passion can be very liberating. Bussel, the editor of...
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