Jersey City News

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...


Anti-war rally set for Aug. 27 at Journal Square In reaction to President Donald Trump’s announcement that the U.S. would increase the number of military personnel deployed to Afghanistan, the Jersey City Peace Movement has...

No room for hate

The drum beat slowly and people arrived in ones and twos as the sun set on Aug. 14 on Newark Pedestrian Plaza, the scene of several recent vigils following the all too frequent national...

The toll of the Hudson Tunnel

Residents of Hudson County have raised a number of concerns about the possible impact of the Hudson Tunnel Project, a proposed new passenger train tunnel connecting New Jersey and New York. The $13 billion...
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