EDUCATION JCM
School for Thought
A Jersey City charter school builds character
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J ust about any school will tout academic excellence, but there’s one Jersey City school that adds a crucial element in the all-important mission of preparing students for adulthood. In late Januar...
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Vision to Victory
Berry Lane Park is born
by Al Sullivan
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A stroll around Berry Lane Park is more than just exercise; it’s a trip through time. Founders of the city’s largest park don’t want people to forget what stood on the site prior to the park’s open...
Dough Boys
Pizza-tossing brothers make the big time
by Lauren Barbagallo
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G rowing up the son of a pizzeria owner, Carmine Testa had plenty of professional pie experience when he opened Carmine’s Pizzeria in September 2000. Carmine’s Pizza Factory is now at 366 8th Stree...
Fighting Irish
Brian Neary plays defense
by Kate Rounds
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H e stands out in a crowd. He’s the one who, at a lunch counter on a summer afternoon, is wearing a bowtie and baby-blue seersucker suit. He’s what used to be called a “natty dresser.” That’s on th...
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by Kate Rounds
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9 Bar Café 18 Erie St. (201) 432-2000 cafeninebar.com The Beatles have nothing on Stefania Cocozza when it comes to long winding roads. She landed in Jersey City by way of Rome, Seattle, southern C...
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Kicking At
Former Rockettes reinvent themselves as fitness divas
by Tara Ryazansky
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J acey Lambros and Danielle “Dani” DeAngelo climb the stairs at their Newark Avenue boutique fitness studio, Jane Do.  “Fitness is one of the only businesses that really thrives on a floor that’s h...
HOW WE LIVE JCM
CAST IRON LOFTS 2
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L ike many of you, no doubt, I watched Cast Iron Lofts go up. I’d be riding the light rail, and soon there it was rising impressively on the Jersey City-Hoboken line. It seemed to suit its name. It...
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Dr. Lyles’ World and Welcome to It
Schools superintendent has seen it all
by Al Sullivan
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T he office of Dr. Marcia Lyles is not for show; it’s for work. Which is why this “Hanging Out With” feature doesn’t take place in the customary café or watering hole. Lyles is pretty busy. The ope...
ARTS AND FITNESS JCM
Beyond the Stacks
There’s more to the library than the written word.
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M ost of us know the resources of the Jersey City Free Public Library. The historic main branch has undergone a stunning restoration. And there are branches all over town with their own collections...
Old Rookie
Boxer bobs and weaves his way to a pro debut at age 35
by Jim Hague
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N icoy Zilla-Clarke didn’t take the most conventional route to professional boxing. The traditional saga would be one of a young boy becoming infatuated with boxing, working his way up from towel b...