jersey city news

Snoop Dogg ignites Fourth of July
Annual festivities draw an estimated 150,000 to Exchange Place
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 15, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Although called Jersey City’s Fourth of July festival, the events at Exchange Place on the holiday evening turned Jersey City into one big disco party. Montgomery Street for blocks leading up to th...
The Mangini legacy
Pershing Field’s green garden could become a model for all city parks
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 15, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Patrick G. Mangini loved Pershing Field, both its history and its flora. As a social worker in New York City, Mangini dedicated his life to those he saw as less fortunate. In his spare time, he spe...
The day he got trapped in his own store
JC native, polio survivor releases engaging memoir
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 15, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
Tom Wilczewski didn’t intend to write a book about growing up with polio. He wanted to write a book about the day he nearly got trapped in his storefront on Essex Street in 1984. But somehow, the b...
Helping needy women and children
York Street Project’s annual block party draws business support
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 15, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Restaurants and other businesses along the Jersey City waterfront came to the York Street Project’s annual block party on June 14, offering services, food, and other items to fund programs that hel...
JERSEY CITY BRIEFS
Jul 15, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Lawsuit seeks $25M from 2017 Tonnelle Avenue incident A lawsuit by Miguel A. Feliz-Rodriguez, the West New York man left badly burned after his vehicle was struck during a high-speed police chase i...
‘We need to end the oppression’
Jersey City immigration activists rally against breaking up families
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
Protesting what they call the inhumane treatment of detained immigrant families by federal authorities, activists in Jersey City gathered on the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza on July 3. Michael Bi...
Council makes controversial moves
City sets new rules for plastic bags and buying booze; okays expanded pedestrian plaza
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 08, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Bringing alcohol to a tailgate party or home to watch the ball game on Sunday may become a little easier. The Jersey City Council introduced an ordinance on June 27 that would allow people to purch...
A salon of their own
Christ Hospital cuts ribbon on Mo’Hair Foundation salon for cancer victims
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 08, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Representatives of Christ Hospital, the Mo’Hair Foundation of Jersey City, and local elected officials cut the ribbon on June 22 for a new Mo’Hair Foundation Salon at Christ Hospital intended to he...
A historic moment
City swears in new class of firefighters
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 08, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 226 226 recommendations | email to a friend
Calling it an investment in the future, Mayor Steven Fulop celebrated the swearing in of 37 new firefighters at a ceremony in City Hall on June 22. “This is the eighth class we’ve sworn in since we...
A new venue for farm goods
JCMC hosts farmer’s market on Tuesdays
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 08, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Sarah Aromando and Brian Lang, employees of Stony Hill Farms – which supplies the city’s newest farmers’ market, at Jersey City Medical Center – said strawberries were the most popular item when th...

past weeks news

Moving forward
Eight schools hold graduation ceremonies
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer

A cop’s best friend
Police mourn passing of popular K-9 dog
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer

Eye for accessibility
Ida Behreini codes for the blind, wins scholarship
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer

Lighting the way
Local police pass torch in Special Olympics event
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer