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Turn it into park, or railroad?
Council again seeks to take over Sixth Street Embankment
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Following a legal challenge, the Jersey City Council voted for a second time on Jan. 13 to adopt an ordinance to fund the purchase of an old railroad embankment to run a new rail line there. The is...
Snowed in
Blizzard dumps a surprising amount of white stuff
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Throughout the weekend of Saturday’s blizzard, residents in Jersey City got robocall updates from Mayor Steven Fulop’s administration on the progress city workers were making in dealing with the he...
‘Drone academy’ for JC students
Board of Education discusses new programs, talks about heat in schools
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Five Jersey City schools will participate in a new program for the study of drone technology. A drone is a small remote controlled flying device that can be used for a number of tasks. The new prog...
Casting a vote for kids
Jersey City students lobby to lower the voting age to 16
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Mahsjah Imes, a 15-year-old student at P.S. 24 in Jersey City, is on a mission to change the voting age from 18 to 16. Although he hasn’t set a deadline on when he hopes to make the change, he said...
The ‘Power List’
The Reporter’s annual movers and shakers for 2016
by Hudson Reporter staff
Jan 24, 2016 | 4 4 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
The status of Hudson County’s most powerful people rises and falls from year to year. Some are more relevant one year and less so the next. Influence can mean different things, not only political p...
Smack surges in Hudson County
White-collar heroin users on the rise
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jan 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Shirley, 35, of Jersey City was an only child, born into a home with a mother who was “an active addict, a violent alcoholic,” she said in a recent interview. She was molested by an aunt’s friend w...
Déjà vu all over again
Jersey City Council adopts ordinance to let residents vote on moving elections
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
A divided Jersey City Council adopted an ordinance at its Jan. 13 meeting that would put a binding referendum on the November ballot to decide if municipal elections should be moved from May to Nov...
Reviving a lost art
Local woman turns her childhood doll-making passion into a business
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Angela Huggins believes in a twist on the old adage: “A stitch in time saves lives.” “Sewing is a lost art that people need to know,” said Huggins, who has turned her lifelong sewing habit into a l...

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