EDUCATION JCM

Charter Schools
Adventures in learning
by Merlin Ural Rivera
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Charter schools—independent public schools that survive on state funding and private initiatives—started appearing in New Jersey in the late 1990s and have become an important part of state educati...
Spar Power
City kids carry on the tradition of Jersey City’s legendary boxers
by Jim Hague
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Tiara Rodriguez is a sixth grader at Jersey City’s P.S. 23. Eleven-year-old Tiara could be doing things that most girls her age do, like shopping or playing with video games. But four times a week,...
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Monique Sarfity
From figurative to found objects, a Jersey City artist finds her way
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Ironically, it was a lack of art supplies that led Monique Sarfity to the style of art that currently distinguishes her work. She earned a degree in painting from Parsons The New School for Design....
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Vanishing Jersey City
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An Arts Venue Extraordinaire
Mana Contemporary brings Jersey City into the big time
by Lauren Barbagallo
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In 2011, in an unassuming stretch of industrial buildings right before the entrance to the Pulaski Skyway, a new creative business model for the art world was sprung. Mana Contemporary, at 888 Newa...
Body and Soul
Cliff Perkins takes soul into a new generation
by Stephen McMillian
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Soul artists come and go. Many groups have faded into obscurity, and some of their members have passed away. But several soul artists from back in the day are still keeping soul alive. One is Soul ...
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Van Vorst Park
A historic park anchors a charming community
by Kate Rounds
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Van Vorst Park could not be more typical of a 19th century park. Surrounded by brownstones, the small square is filled with shade trees, gardens, walkways, a dog run, and a gazebo, and is alive wit...
Long Engagement
Jersey City women tie the knot—legally and for life
by Kate Rounds
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Cross their threshold, and you’re not just entering a home, you’re celebrating a lifestyle, a shared experience of progressive action, spiritual uplift, and compassionate community. The air is char...
HOW WE LIVE
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by Kate Rounds
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DROYERS POINT Droyers Point is a private gated waterfront community in Society Hill with newly constructed townhouses for sale or rent. OK, so that is the official description, but these charming h...
POINT AND SHOOT
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SNOW BALL Everybody loves the Snow Ball, Jersey City’s annual arts gala, put on by Art House Productions and sponsored by the Hudson Reporter. This popular soiree brings out Jersey City’s best dres...