Public bond finance deal approved for the American Dream megamall
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The Bergen County freeholders voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve a public bond finance deal for the American Dream megamall -- the troubled Meadowlands project formerly known as Xanadu. Acco...
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Milestone
Mar 21, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
We don’t usually pat ourselves on the back, but, as it happens, 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of Jersey City Magazine. We’ve been privileged to cover a great town that has given us wonderful stor...
Ten Years and Counting
by Kate Rounds
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In the year 2004, the Mars Rover landed on the Red Planet. A whale exploded in Tainan City, Taiwan. Facebook was launched. Massachusetts legalized same-sex marriage. Ground was broken for the Freed...
Mayor Steve Gets Up Close and Personal
On relationships, the Marines, and Miley Cyrus
by Caren Lissner
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Five minutes into my interview with Steve Fulop, he gets a call on his cell. “Yes, senator,” he says, and disappears from the conference room into his office. A few minutes later, his press secreta...
White Eagle Hall
Two husband-and-wife teams—along with a local indie-music legend—are working to put this magnificent old building back in business.
by Lauren Barbagallo
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For many immigrants to the United States, the first stop after Ellis Island was Jersey City. And at 337-339 Newark Avenue, you’ll find a splendid reminder of our region’s rich immigrant history: Wh...
Hovering Above the Hudson
Helicopter tour offers awe-inspiring aerial views
by Adriana Rambay Fernández
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When I accepted the assignment to take a helicopter sightseeing tour, there was no hesitation. As someone who has skydived, bungee-jumped, and recently zip-lined in the Ecuadorian Andes, I was thri...
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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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