Jersey City may sue over school aid cuts
School board seeks okay to spend emergency reserves to offset loss
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
The Board of Education is considering a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the new state school aid formula. The district had anticipated a $3.5 million loss of state aid for 2018-19 due ...
Old, invisible, and embattled
Residents in redevelopment zone on way to Holland Tunnel want more control over future
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
The neglected Center Street neighborhood, part of the Bates Street Redevelopment Zone, has become a battleground for the city’s use of eminent domain, pitting property owners against a city-approve...
The race is on
Ten candidates seek three-year school board seats
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Ten people have filed to become candidates for three seats on the Board of Education in an upcoming Nov. 6 election. Four seats will actually be open this year. But because trustee Angel Valentin r...
Taking pride
Month of LGBT events will expand countywide
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The 18th Annual Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival will offer a variety of events during the month of August, not just downtown as in the past, but throughout the city as well as Bayonne and Hoboken. ...
JERSEY CITY BRIEFS
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WNY man charged in JC death; second suspect sought Bruce Stewart, 24, of West New York, has been charged with reckless manslaughter in the death Glen Mackie, Jr. on Lexington Avenue in Jersey City ...
A center for construction corruption?
Unions say that local developments are filled with illegal work practices
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 274 274 recommendations | email to a friend
Alleging that some of Hudson County’s most prominent developers are engaging in illegal hiring practices, trade union representatives have asked the Board of Freeholders to investigate and take act...
Overcoming family violence
Jersey City native, battling PTSD, achieves world record
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
Robert “Cozmo” Consulmagno is constantly aware that he suffers from post traumatic stress disorder. While he has learned to cope through physical fitness, he also knows it is a battle he will likel...
A lesson on the water
New Jersey’s tall ship sails New York Harbor
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
About two dozen Hudson County students got their chance to sail on Oyster Schooner A.J. Meerwald, the official tall ship of New Jersey, in early July. The voyage, which left from Liberty State Park...
Remembering young firefighter who died in 1872
Jersey City commemorates those who’ve perished during duty
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
More than two dozen Jersey City firefighters gathered near Bayview Cemetery on Garfield Avenue on July 24 to mark the anniversary of the first professional Jersey City firefighter to die in the lin...