Hyatt to transform historic bank building
A new hotel to rise on Exchange Place site of First National Bank of Jersey City
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
People came dressed for a ball to the site of the former First National Bank of Jersey City on Aug. 11, passing under the brass ornamental door and across the marble floors of the once-posh lobby a...
The battle of Harsimus Cemetery
Goats serve as weapon against invasive weeds
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Heifer, the black and white goat and presumed leader of the herd of goats who are spending the summer at Harsimus Cemetery in Jersey City, bleats from the top of a fallen tree. Out of the maze of h...
Taking it to the streets
Project EATS draws 10,000 to downtown food fair
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Picture a smaller version of the Hoboken Arts Festival with its host of food vendors, and you get a fair idea of what JC Project EATS looked like when it was unveiled in front of City Hall recently...
A job with a future?
City kicks off joint program with JCMC to train EMTs
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Most of the 15 Jersey City residents that came to the Mary McCleod Bethune Life Center on July 24 wore blue shirts and black pants, a kind of uniform for the next step in their lives as potential e...
Teeing off for charity
Local group raises money by selling tickets to Barclays
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Jersey City Det. Ed Dolan knew a good thing when he saw it. Five years ago, he came across a program offered by Barclay’s Golf Tournament that offered to give money to charity if a charity helped s...
JERSEY CITY BRIEFS
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Downtown plaza on Newark Avenue opens next week Mayor Steven Fulop and the Municipal Council announced that street closures, as part of the plan to convert a portion of Newark Avenue into a pedestr...
River, stay away from our door
Jersey City hosts a forum on coastal flooding solutions
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Superstorm Sandy produced the worst local flooding than any storm in recorded history, according to findings presented July 30 in Jersey City at a forum at City Hall. But even without a catastrophi...
Class act
Downtown welcomes 422-unit luxury building
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 10, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
It was party time in downtown Jersey City, as the developers of the newly-opened luxury rental building at 18 Park invited their friends and supporters for a shindig on the building’s landscaped ro...
‘Knockout Game’ kids sentenced
Two are walking the streets; third in jail for murder
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Aug 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
After three young teenagers from Jersey City were implicated in the death of a 46-year-old homeless man in Hoboken a year ago, two of them are serving probation and a third is serving six years in ...
Extravagant costumes, exotic food
Caribbean parade and festival brings color to city streets
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Considered the local parade with the longest route, the 19th Annual West Indian Caribbean American Carnival & Parade kicked off from Lincoln Park on July 26 and weaved its way through the streets f...