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Poland’s president comes to Jersey City
Katyn statue controversy rages on as protestors shout ‘shame!’
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Polish President Andrzej Duda laid a wreath on May 16 at the base of a statue memorializing the World War II massacre of Polish soldiers, while protestors in the background, despite being restraine...
Last chance for affordable waterfront housing?
Council will likely go forward with Metro Plaza abatement
by Al Sullivan
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May 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 182 182 recommendations | email to a friend
After putting off a decision earlier this month on what to do about a 2015 agreement with a waterfront property developer for a tax abatement, the City Council may have to give up hope of requiring...
How cities came about
Montessori school explores the Industrial Revolution
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Students at the Hudson Montessori School didn’t have to look far to find examples of this year’s theme for their social studies fair. They just had to gaze out their classroom windows. In the past,...
Seeking to become super supervisors
City holds promotion ceremony for lieutenants and sergeants
by Al Sullivan
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May 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The city held a police promotion ceremony on May 14 that established a new generation of leadership for the foreseeable future, and may have been a significant milestone in rehabilitating the Jerse...
A festival of color
Indian culture celebrated at Exchange Place
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Exchange Place became alive with bright colors and exotic dance as the Indian American Community gathered on May 5 to celebrate Holi. Many of those who showed up painted themselves with colored dus...
HUDSON COUNTY CONSORTIUM LAUNCHED – The Hudson County Consortium for Business Growth and Development has been newly formed by five county organizations dedicated to building the capacity of local area businesses. The consortium’s first initiative is the launch of spring educational programs that include classes in basic financial management, accounting fundamentals, QuickBooks, and Excel for business and finance professionals. Spring classes began in March and continue through June and are open to the public. Information about class offerings, dates and locations, as well as how to register is available at <a href = "https://www.hudsonedc.org/training/">https://www.hudsonedc.org/training/</a>. Pictured from left are Hudson County Office of Business Opportunity Director Rafael Mata, Hudson County Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Maria Nieves, Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, Hudson County Community College Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Eric Friedman, Small Business Development Center at New Jersey City University Regional Director Gail Marquis, and Hudson County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Michelle Richardson.
HUDSON COUNTY CONSORTIUM LAUNCHED – The Hudson County Consortium for Business Growth and Development has been newly formed by five county organizations dedicated to building the capacity of local area businesses. The consortium’s first initiative is the launch of spring educational programs that include classes in basic financial management, accounting fundamentals, QuickBooks, and Excel for business and finance professionals. Spring classes began in March and continue through June and are open to the public. Information about class offerings, dates and locations, as well as how to register is available at https://www.hudsonedc.org/training/. Pictured from left are Hudson County Office of Business Opportunity Director Rafael Mata, Hudson County Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Maria Nieves, Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, Hudson County Community College Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Eric Friedman, Small Business Development Center at New Jersey City University Regional Director Gail Marquis, and Hudson County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Michelle Richardson.
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JERSEY CITY BRIEFS
May 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Sex toys will be legal in Jersey City On Wednesday, May 23, the Jersey City Council will vote on an ordinance that repeals and replaces the chapter of the Municipal Code that deals with the distrib...
Katyn statue will be moved
Fulop cites a technicality and says the law is on his side
by Al Sullivan
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May 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 263 263 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite a lawsuit filed in Newark on May 8 in an attempt to halt plans to move a statue from Exchange Place, Mayor Steven Fulop said he believes moving the statue is the right thing to do. The 34-f...
Disaster averted
School board passes $660M budget without layoffs
by Al Sullivan
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May 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
A sharply divided Jersey City Board of Education voted on May 7 to approve a $660 million budget for the 2018-2019 school year. The nine-member board, however, did not vote along its usual politica...
A tough year for cops
Community mourns third death of a Jersey City police officer this year
by Al Sullivan
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May 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
More than an hour before the police-escorted parade of bicycles snaked through town on May 9, law enforcement and supporters began to gather at the police memorial on Montgomery Street in Jersey Ci...
Founder of Cantigas Choir to retire
Litman will direct her final concert on May 19
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
After sixteen years of bringing global music to Hoboken and Jersey City, Joan Litman, founder of Cantigas Women’s Choir, will give her final concert on May 19 at St. Matthew’s Trinity Church in Hob...

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