Zika virus a danger to pregnant women
Local health officials keeping an eye out
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
With Hudson County still in the grip of winter’s cold, health officials are not yet concerned about the potential spread of the zika virus through local mosquitoes. But officials in hospitals and g...
No place to walk?
Council may increase penalties for cars parked across sidewalks
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jersey City Council voted to table an ordinance at its Feb. 10 meeting that would give city inspectors the right to issue tickets to cars blocking sidewalks. But several council members said th...
Seeing the beauty in the beast
JCTC putting on children’s classic through May
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Classic stories do not have to beat you over the head with their message, says Mike Leach, chief puppeteer and executive of Puppetworks, a Brooklyn-based production company putting on a show in Jer...
The start of something big – very big
Ground broken on $500 million condo project with no tax abatement
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
The address is 99 Hudson St., Jersey City, and when completed it’s expected to be the tallest building in New Jersey and the sixth largest residential building in the United States. On Jan. 28, mem...
Be a principal for a day
Volunteers needed to take part in program
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
For many of us growing up, a trip to the principal’s office could be traumatic. It could mean anything from a scheduling problem to a punishment for some misbehavior. Most people only get to see on...
JERSEY CITY BRIEFS
Feb 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Jersey City opens warming centers as temperatures drop Mayor Steven Fulop and the Department of Health and Human Services remind residents that they can find shelter from the cold this weekend as t...
Doing good, but not perfect
Mayor Fulop tells community groups about successes, and explains delays
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 07, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Mayor Steven Fulop brought half his administration’s directors out of City Hall over the last two weeks to visit community forums, talk about the city’s successes, and answer residents’ questions. ...
Working after high school
Board to offer career training for non-college bound students
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
In order to accommodate students who might not or cannot attend college, the Jersey City school district is about to establish a vocational training program. School Board Trustee Marilyn Roman, cha...
City will test for lead in water
Independent consultant to be hired to check Suez Jersey City water quality
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
In response to local concerns raised by news stories about lead contamination in the water supply in Flint, Mich., Jersey City will hire an independent, third party consultant to test the city’s dr...
From Spearfish, S.D. to the big city
Bunney deals with community outreach for JC developer
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
At 29 years old, Brittani Bunney can feel the pulse of Jersey City in ways other people may not. Employed to do community outreach for Silverman, a prominent local developer, she has seen various e...