From Greenville to the NFL and back
Football player returns home to redevelop in his old neighborhood
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Chris Baker, former wide receiver for the New York Jets, has some sage advice for kids in the Jersey City neighborhood where he grew up. “Follow your dream, but back it up,” he said during an inter...
Better than new
West Bergen Branch Library reopens
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
For some of those who came to celebrate the grand reopening of Jersey City’s West Bergen Branch Library on June 29, the facility’s makeover was like “night and day.” The library reopened after bein...
Rules for public gardens, and wage theft
City to oversee vacant space planting, and stop companies from cheating their workers
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Jersey City plans to crack down on neighborhood groups that don’t follow the rules when it comes to neighborhood gardens. The city established the Adopt-a-Lot program several years ago in order to ...
The city’s July 4 bash
Independence Day spectacular to be bigger than last year
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On Saturday, for the second year, Jersey City planned to hold its Fourth of July “Freedom & Fireworks Festival,” climaxing with a fireworks display visible from Jersey City and the west side of Man...
JERSEY CITY BRIEFS
Jul 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
An apparent corruption probe has led to four arrests on July 2 at the Jersey City Incinerator Authority, said Jersey City Public Safety Director James Shea. The arrests were made by the Jersey City...
Back to the future
Jersey City high schools hold graduation ceremonies
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 1,000 people crowded into the William L. Dickinson High School Auditorium on June 19 to watch 458 students graduate, one of six commencement ceremonies held around the city that day. Anur...
Councilman terminated from county job
Investigator examined Ramchal’s HCIA work records
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
After an investigation by the Hudson County Improvement Authority (HCIA), Jersey City Councilman Khemraj “Chico” Ramchal has been terminated from a job with the agency, a job he has held since 2008...
Ooh! Ahhhhh!
Places where you can and can’t see the fireworks this year
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jun 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
You can go to Bayonne or Jersey City to see Fourth of July fireworks, but not North Bergen, West New York, Weehawken, or Hoboken. You can go to Secaucus as well, but their celebration is two days b...
Hudson may get female prosecutor
Esther Suarez, nominated by Christie, would be first woman and Hispanic in post
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Superior Court Judge Esther Suarez was nominated as the new Hudson County prosecutor on Wednesday by Gov. Christopher Christie. If approved by the state Senate, she will become the first Hispanic a...
Jersey City adds six new fire vehicles
Biggest upgrade in a decade
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Fire Chief Gene Giancaspo moved around the green at Liberty State Park on June 24 like a kid on Christmas Eve, pausing to inspect each of the six new fire vehicles that were added to the fleet this...