Power play
City gets county to take back grant money from the Loew’s
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
In what appears to be his latest attempt to get control of the Historic Landmark Loew’s Theater, Mayor Steven Fulop has successfully persuaded the county to redirect $300,000 of an Open Space Trust...
City lifts suspension on PSE&G projects
Utility quickly reaches an agreement after a ban on its street work
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Mayor Steven Fulop has lifted the suspension on all PSE&G construction work in Jersey City he imposed on Aug. 17 after the utility company and the city came to an agreement on a re-paving schedule ...
Teach your students – don’t text or ‘friend’ them
Some schools serious about social media bans; others duck the question
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Teachers may be people like everyone else, but writing casual comments on social media just like a regular person can get them into hot water pretty quickly if they’re not careful. Fortunately, mos...
Former councilman’s daughter dies
Eileen Gaughan hit by a car on shore highway
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Eileen Gaughan, 42, daughter of former Jersey City Councilman Bill Gaughan, was killed after being struck by a car in Wall Township the night of Tuesday, Aug. 18. She was apparently struck when try...
Plenty to be proud of
LGBT festival will celebrate landmark year
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
This is LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgendered) pride week in Jersey City, featuring a series of events that started Aug. 22 and will lead up to the15th annual Jersey City LGBT Pride Festi...
Check, or checkmate?
Hudson County kids learn about chess, life
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Hudson County is a hotbed of chess activity, and Bayonne holds its own. Grand Master Joe Lux is tournament director of elementary and city recreation programs in Bayonne, and teaches students at tw...
JERSEY CITY BRIEFS
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
25-year tax break, $20M bonds granted to residential towers near mall Despite opposition from two council members and several residents, and driven by a flood of union workers who turned out to exp...
In the eye of the beholder?
Questions raised about Jersey City mural covering stone wall
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 16, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
In June, residents near the recently-renamed 100 Steps in Jersey City Heights complained they were not consulted about an artwork that decorates an old dry-laid stone wall near the top of Mountain ...
Celebrating in the streets
Italian festival going strong after 113 years
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Frank Colasurdo remembers being a part of La Festa Italiana when he was a small boy. “I must have been 5 or 6 and this tall,” he said, holding his hand about three feet off the street. The festival...
‘Healing is power’
Army veteran comes back to Jersey City to help other vets
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
When Yolanda Dortch-Amiker joined the U.S. Army in 1995, she had a number of reasons. Raised in Jersey City, she joined the military to get away from many of the problems of the inner city. As it t...