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CITY HALL AS AN ART GALLERY – City Hall has regular displays of art on its second floor. Pictured here is an oil painting called “Gregg” by Brian Tipper.
CITY HALL AS AN ART GALLERY – City Hall has regular displays of art on its second floor. Pictured here is an oil painting called “Gregg” by Brian Tipper.
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Shooting leaves one dead, one injured on Forest Avenue

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said that on Aug. 13 at approximately 1:25 p.m., Jersey City police officers responded to a report of possible gunshots fired in the area of Forrest Street in Jersey City. Upon arrival, officers found a victim on Forrest Street with apparent multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, Jaharee Broadway, 19, of Jersey City, was immediately transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at approximately 2:15 p.m. The cause and manner of Broadway’s death are pending an investigation by the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

A second victim, 22 years old and not identified except as a resident of Jersey City, was also located and found to be suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was also transported by EMS to JCMC where he began to receive treatment for his non-life-threatening injuries.

No arrests have been made in connection with the shooting. The Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit is actively investigating the case with assistance from Jersey City police. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor at (201) 915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the prosecutor’s official website at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All information will be kept confidential.

Jersey City summer internship had 82 participants

This summer 82 kids completed the competitive Jersey City Summer Internship Program and earned valuable experience working for established companies and non-for profits.

The Jersey City Summer Internship is part of the larger summer works program that has placed more than 3,000 youth in jobs, internships and enrichment courses.

The 2017 Jersey City Summer Internship (JCSI) program, an initiative of the Jersey City Economic Development Corporation and the mayor’s office is in its fourth year. The program selected more than 80 public high school students to participate in competitive, six-week paid internships during the summer and they receive ongoing training and mentoring support. The internships are provided by top companies and leading nonprofits in Jersey City, Manhattan, West New York, Iselin and Roseland. Students received weekly instruction in essential workforce skills including team work, public speaking, research, and soft skills such as networking and interviewing.

Jersey City Fashion Week set to start

Jersey City’s Fashion Week 2017 will kick off with “Freedom & Fashion: Be Bold, Be Bright, Be Beautiful”, the theme for this season’s fashion week, which will take place Thursday Sept. 28 at 5:30 p.m. at Maritime Parc in Jersey City. The event is sponsored in part by The Hudson Reporter.

JCFW is currently casting for designers, models, makeup artists, children designers, hair stylists, vendors and photographers to participate in one of the largest, most celebrated fashion extravaganzas in the tri-state area. The event is a chance to network with some of the region’s top industry professionals, designers and boutiques and meet successful entrepreneurs, celebrities, and entertainers.

For more information about participating in 2017’s Jersey City Fashion Week visit JerseyCityFashionWeek.com or contact Desha Jackson, Esq. at jcfw@dljsec.com.

Diversity festival at Hamilton Park

The 4th Annual Cultural Diversity Festival will be held in Hamilton Park on Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is sponsored by JC Families in an effort to celebrate Jersey City, which has one of the most diverse populations in the United States.

Organizers point out that students speaking as many as 75 different languages attend Jersey City schools.

The festival is a day of celebration and there will be an array of fun and cultural-related activities for the whole family, arts & crafts, musical acts, dancers, an art show, and food representing the diversity of the city.

For more information contact JC Families at admin@jcfamilies.com

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