jersey city news

Journal Square continues to rise
Ribbon cutting kicks off another key project
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Reflecting a dramatic change in the direction of development for Journal Square over the last three decades, local developers and public officials cut the ribbon on June 21 on 3 Journal Square. For...
Taking the next step
Jersey City high schools hold commencement ceremonies
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
If there was an overriding common theme to all seven of Jersey City’s high school commence ceremonies last week, it was diversity and the social challenges graduating students will face when moving...
Their slice of the economic pie
JC residents to pay bigger share of county taxes
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Jersey City is undergoing the largest development increase in its history, and as a result, taxpayers will be forced to bear a larger portion of county taxes this year, a 10 percent increase. The H...
Danger lurks in every corner
Conference highlights ‘gateway drugs’
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Drug tests may have a place in law enforcement, but for most practical purposes, their effectiveness is limited at best. That was one of the problems raised at a seminar on June 7 that brought toge...
JERSEY CITY BRIEFS
Jun 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Nimbus Dance Works fundraises for new move Facing an Aug. 31 deadline to identify a new home, Nimbus Dance Works announces that the organization, one of Jersey City’s largest professional arts non-...
Should property taxes support the arts?
Local creators appeal to city for tax sharing
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 18, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Should the city dedicate a portion of local property taxes to support local arts? This is the question facing the City Council as arts activists showed up en masse on Wednesday to lobby the city fo...
City drops suit against Friends of the Loews Theater
Both parties see a new cooperative relationship ahead
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Giving new meaning to the old saying, “If you can’t beat ’em join, ’em,” Mayor Steven Fulop has announced that the city will drop its lawsuit against the Friends of the Loews Theater and will work ...
Mayor reacts to Tonnelle Avenue crash
Cops suspended, supervisors reassigned; unions call actions premature
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
In a move that has already raised concerns about due process, Mayor Steven Fulop and Public Safety Director James Shea announced that four police officers were suspended without pay and two deputy ...
Mrs. New Jersey vies for national title
For daughter of immigrants, pageants opened a lot of doors
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Jeannette Josue never meant to become a model or an actress, let alone the winner of a number of pageants, including her most recent title, Mrs. New Jersey. She said her goal when going to college ...
Big issues on council agenda
Votes to protect small businesses, debates affordable housing, and discusses climate change
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
In a rare sign of independence, last Wednesday the City Council rejected a move by Mayor Steven Fulop to repeal an ordinance that helped protect mom-and-pop stores in downtown Jersey City. Although...

past weeks news

A victory lap
Primary may become forecast for municipal elections
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer

Paying tribute
Memorial Day ceremonies honor those who served
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer

Teacher’s union withdraws Chiaravalloti support
Philosophical feud fuels assembly primary battle
by Al Sullivan and Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer