A helping hand
City officials cut ribbon on new walkway and tour St. Joseph’s School for the Blind
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Bright sunlight greeted public officials as they arrived at the front door of St. Joseph’s School for the Blind on Sept. 12. Mayor Steven Fulop, Freeholder Anthony Romano and other dignitaries came...
Jersey City United candidates meet public
Aspirants for school board lay out their platform
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
A handful of people gathered out in front of the Greenville Public Library on Sept. 20 to attend the first of a series of public events outlining the platform of the Jersey City United candidates i...
The reval, revived
City will restart politically sticky property reassessments
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Hold on to your hats! A scary political wind will shortly start to blow through Jersey City, now that the City Council has voted to approve a contract for a firm to undertake a new reevaluation of ...
Radio Personality Puts the Needle on the Record…
… and Her Biological Clock on Pause
by Timothy R. Glynn
Sep 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Life in New York City is fast-paced and hectic – even more so if you’re a beloved public figure. That’s the case with Astra, the afternoon radio personality on 92.3 AMP FM, one of the biggest radio...
JERSEY CITY BRIEFS
Sep 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Better luck next time Organizers of the “OUR Turn NJ” campaign, who were seeking to get voters to approve a referendum that would allow casino gambling in North Jersey, will suspend their efforts, ...
Seeking the sea
Film depicts the fulfillment of cancer victim’s last request
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Maire Kent always knew the rare type of cancer she had in her heart would kill her. While her doctors sought to buy her time through an extensive sequence of chemotherapy, this often left her dazed...
A gathering to remember
Jersey City marks 15th anniversary of 9/11
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
“It’s raining, but there ain’t a cloud in the sky,” sang Bruce Springsteen in a song on an album about the horrors of the attack on Sept. 11, 2001. Although debris, blood, and human remains filled ...
A good three years
Fulop disagrees with critics who knock his record as mayor
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
With a host of potential rivals planning to run for mayor next year if Mayor Steven Fulop runs for governor, Fulop – who may end up seeking reelection – last week talked about his first three years...
A whole new Gold Coast?
NJCU breaks ground on west campus residences
by By Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
The cool wind blowing off the Hackensack River on Sept. 12 knocked down placards and stirred up dust over the largely barren landscape along Jersey City’s West Side Avenue. Devoid of buildings for ...
Telling tales
Library’s eighth book event features local writers
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jersey City Free Public Library will feature a variety of writing talent at the Tales of Our Cities book festival in Van Vorst Park on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain or shine) a...