jersey city news

Just in time for the end of summer!
Expanded Boyd-McGuiness Park designed to serve all ages
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Neighborhood kids rushed through the sprinklers and slipped down the slides at the newly-reopened Boyd-McGuiness Park on Aug. 25, while adults gathered to cut the ribbon to celebrate the reopening....
Montgomery Gardens, 2.0
Sections of crime-ridden housing project slated for demolition
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
When you grow up in a housing project, you’re bound to get mixed feelings when the buildings are demolished to make way for the future. One part of you might remember the after-school fights, the s...
The stars will be out
Golden Door Film Festival returns to Jersey City Sept. 24 to 27
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Founder Bill Sorvino predicts The 2015 Golden Door Film Festival will be bigger and even better than ever. The festival will take place from Sept. 24 to 27, with the opening and closing nights at t...
A story of triumph in a book
Local PR woman promotes citywide reading of inspirational story
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Brittani Bunney didn’t grow up in Hudson County. But after being here more than a decade, she has come to understand what it means to realize her dreams. A native of Spearfish, S.D., Bunney attende...
JERSEY CITY BRIEFS
Aug 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
People can still apply to enter the Fire Department The Fulop administration reminds residents who hope to apply to the Jersey City Fire Department that they have until Monday to submit online appl...
Power play
City gets county to take back grant money from the Loew’s
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
In what appears to be his latest attempt to get control of the Historic Landmark Loew’s Theater, Mayor Steven Fulop has successfully persuaded the county to redirect $300,000 of an Open Space Trust...
City lifts suspension on PSE&G projects
Utility quickly reaches an agreement after a ban on its street work
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Mayor Steven Fulop has lifted the suspension on all PSE&G construction work in Jersey City he imposed on Aug. 17 after the utility company and the city came to an agreement on a re-paving schedule ...
Teach your students – don’t text or ‘friend’ them
Some schools serious about social media bans; others duck the question
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Teachers may be people like everyone else, but writing casual comments on social media just like a regular person can get them into hot water pretty quickly if they’re not careful. Fortunately, mos...
Former councilman’s daughter dies
Eileen Gaughan hit by a car on shore highway
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Eileen Gaughan, 42, daughter of former Jersey City Councilman Bill Gaughan, was killed after being struck by a car in Wall Township the night of Tuesday, Aug. 18. She was apparently struck when try...
Plenty to be proud of
LGBT festival will celebrate landmark year
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
This is LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgendered) pride week in Jersey City, featuring a series of events that started Aug. 22 and will lead up to the15th annual Jersey City LGBT Pride Festi...

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Check, or checkmate?
Hudson County kids learn about chess, life
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer