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Fearing the knock on the door
Immigrant rights groups seek volunteers to help those who’ve been detained
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Right now, the biggest population of people in the Hudson County Jail in Kearny are immigrants detained by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): 607 people, according to official numb...
Urgency collides with caution
Council wants assessment on land gift to Liberty Science Center
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Saying that they want to know the value of a 17-acre piece of property before agreeing to give it to Liberty Science Center, at the Feb. 21 council caucus members of the City Council threatened to ...
Stack endorses Fulop in mayoral race
Promises support in a tough municipal election
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
For a while, as the crowds gathered outside Brian Stack’s local state Senate office on Palisades Avenue in Jersey City on Feb. 19, it was hard to tell who was endorsing who. The crowd of more than ...
Washington slept here – well, almost
Presidents Day commemorates rebirth of Apple Tree House
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Local legend has long claimed that George Washington, as general of the Colonial Army, met with French Major Gen. Marquis de Lafayette in 1779 under an apple tree in front of a house on Academy Str...
JERSEY CITY BRIEFS
Feb 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Banner hoisted on Madam Liberty Unknown protestors in support of immigrant’s rights hoisted a banner on the Statute of Liberty on Feb. 21. At approximately 12:50 p.m., a banner reading “Refugees We...
A major shift in school populations will begin soon
New school in The Heights to accept students in the spring
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
In what will be a two-part process, the Jersey City Board of Education at its Feb. 14 caucus authorized moving the entire student body from aging PS 31 on Kennedy Boulevard to the new Patricia M. N...
County conflicted over immigration
DeGise defends county’s holding immigration detainees
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
In a move that could put a wedge between the Board of Freeholders and the Hudson County executive, immigration activists want the county to stop doing business with federal Immigration and Customs ...
Kids make sandwiches for homeless
Lessons in food prep become a lesson in compassion
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
On a cold Saturday afternoon, the windows of Bambino Chef at 213 Newark Ave. steamed up as more than two dozen kids from downtown Jersey City stood around two very long tables making sandwiches. Re...
A walk to remember
Jersey City cops host 5k walk for fallen officers
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Many people may not realize that 140 police officers were killed in the line of duty nationwide in 2016. But for Police Detective Ed Dolan, that’s a statistic he can’t forget. So in order to pay tr...
McNair senior named Regeneron Science Talent Search finalist
Jackson Weaver will compete in the nation’s most prestigious Science and Math Competition
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Jackson Weaver, a student at McNair Academy in Jersey City – a prestigious public magnet school – is taking a concept of physics one step further. Starting from the idea that energy within a system...

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