EDUCATION JCM
Pitching In
JC parents make the grade
by Anne Marusic
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Despite their own busy schedules, parents are more involved than ever in their kids’ schools. The number of parent-teacher associations grew sharply—from 3,475 in 1995 to 11,453 in 2010, according ...
One for the Books
The historic main library is undergoing a facelift
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Over the next five years, JC’s 115-year-old main library will be undergoing renovations, which should keep it in business for at least another century. On Jersey Avenue, across from Van Vorst Park,...
BODY AND MIND JCM
On the Yoga Beat
Live music and mantras accentuate the spiritual at two local yoga studios
by Adriana Rambay Fernández
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Live music and chanting can take yoga beyond the physical practice to a more profound spiritual experience. I decided to check out a new Friday-night chanting class at Yoga Shunya on Grove Street a...
Complex stepping up security after burglaries
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BAYONNE – The Alexan CityView apartment complex at the Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor is adding a security patrol there following a sixth burglary this year that was reported earlier this week, accord...
THE HOOD JCM
Western Slope
A unique and evolving communit
by Al Sullivan
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Old timers living on the Western Slope claim they can smell the scent of coffee in the heat of summer, recalling when coffee grounds from Hoboken’s Maxwell House coffee plant were used to fill in s...
ARCHIVES AND ARTIFACTS – JCM
Sharp Pencils
A local factory makes the big time
by Kate Rounds
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The General Pencil Company is pretty well-known around town for being one of the last factories standing: a shop that makes stuff instead of one that’s been made into condos or luxury lofts. That’s...
Union City Chamber Players to play at the Bloomfield Public Library on Saturday, April 18
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The Union City Chamber Players will help the Bloomfield Public Library celebrate National Library Week with a program full of blooms and buds, including Beethoven's Spring Sonata for violin and pia...
STUDIO JCM
Cathleen Parra
Eccentric portraiture—and more
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Her name is Cathleen Parra, although on some platforms she goes as Caffeine Parra. And then if you want the whole nine yards, it’s Cathleen Marie Thérèse Parra. She’s a photographer, painter, and i...
HOW WE WORK JCM
BUSINESSES MAKE JERSEY CITY WORK
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Michele Jacobson Certified Clinical Nutritionist (908) 770-5706 nutritionprescription.biz Michele Jacobson is new to Jersey City and brings a perspective to her hometown as fresh and forward-lookin...
Tee Time!
Come summer, the county golf course should be out of the rough
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For the last five years, there’s been talk of a county golf course on the west side of Lincoln Park that would be accessible to regular folks like us. The Bayonne golf course and Liberty National i...