EDITOR’S LETTER JCM
Triumphing Over Tragedy
by Kate Rounds
Apr 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 144 144 recommendations | email to a friend
Our cover story is about some of our Jersey City neighbors who have transcended horrible personal tragedies by giving back to the community. We’re calling them “Accidental Activists.” By trying to ...
Accidental Activists
Turning unspeakable tragedies into forces for good
by Beth DiCara and Kate Rounds
Apr 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
Emma At 6 a.m. on the Monday following Thanksgiving, Dec. 1, 2014, my husband John and I were awakened by the doorbell. Two Jersey City police officers stood in the doorway. One officer handed me a...
Finding Refuge
Welcomed with open arms
by Tara Ryazanksy
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In the waiting room, a little girl digs through a bucket of toys while her parents take an ESL class nearby. Despite coming from Eritrea so recently that she is still awaiting preschool placement, ...
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT JCM
The Jewel in the Town
Jewelry maker finds inspiration in JC
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The old saw that “if you work at what you love, you never work a day in your life” seems made for Allison Cannarsa. Like a lot of folks, the 32-year-old found her way to Jersey City by way of Brook...
A Mighty Woman With a Torch
New Statue of Liberty Museum to debut in 2019
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Many of you are lucky enough to live within eyeshot of the Statue of Liberty. That’s an incredible thing when you consider that tourists travel from across the globe to see this monumental tribute ...
PEOPLE POWER JCM
Opening the Golden Door
The celluloid saga of Bill and Michele Sorvino
by Tara Ryazansky
Apr 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
Bill Sorvino is an actor with 20 film credits to his name. He has also played the role of director, writer, and producer on various movie projects. In 2010 he founded the Golden Door Film Festival ...
EMERGING JCM
Off the Square
And on the money
Apr 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 149 149 recommendations | email to a friend
Ever wonder how an area famous for tin cans becomes one of the hippest parts of town? Actually, the answer embodies Jersey City’s decades-long evolution from making stuff to maker spaces. We’re tal...
The World According to Zink
A new novel re-imagines Jersey City as a space for anarchist squatters
by Adriana Rambay Fernandez
Apr 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 141 141 recommendations | email to a friend
Nearly every morning over the past year I’ve woken to sounds of hammering, drilling, or trucks rumbling down small side streets as they haul cargo for nearby construction sites. The sounds are sign...
EDUCATION JCM
Full STEAM Ahead
Cutting-edge ideas at Innovation High School
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At 8:30 on a Thursday morning, things are hopping at Innovation High, which serves grades 9 through 12. Students quickly pass through metal detectors with what seems like a minimum of fuss. Ms. Red...
ON THE WATERFRONT JCM
Currents, Channels, Bridges, Buoys, and Buildings
Hudson River pilots know every hazard, as they escort big ships through the harbor
by Tara Ryazansky
Apr 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend
Captain John DeCruz greets me on the dock wearing a suit, his tie whipping in the wind. Nearby, crew members are readying a boat in their windbreakers and jeans. DeCruz is a Full Branch Pilot for t...