Line Dancing for Seniors Is More Than the Macarena

By • Aug 14th, 2013 • Category: Featured, News

Seven years ago, Talley started teaching line dancing as part of the health and fitness ministry at Bethany Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey. The class was attended predominantly by seniors, who were looking for a fun and unique way to stay active and burn calories.

James Shea, Jersey City’s Soon-to-Be Public Safety Director, Talks Shop

By • Aug 12th, 2013 • Category: Featured, News, Politics

James Shea didn’t go out looking to become the next public safety director of Jersey City, it just worked out that way. Even in a national search for candidates, some resumes readily stand out. In Shea’s 22-years with the New York Police Department, his responsibilities included serving as a deputy chief in the NYPD and […]

Bar Review: Local Watering Holes

By • Aug 7th, 2013 • Category: Featured, Food

Are you looking for a cheap night out? Fond of beer? JCI sent reporter Joe D’Allegro across Jersey City to give us the run down on a few neighborhood bars. The finite nature of his liver prevents this from being a complete list, but below are some of the places he recommends.

INTERVIEW: John Thieroff, Deputy Mayor In Charge of Economic Development

By • Aug 5th, 2013 • Category: Featured, News

John Thieroff has kept a close eye on City Hall’s budget-making process for some time. In fact, Thieroff, a trustee of good government group Civic JC, appeared at a 2011 budget forum, where he spoke about the importance of better communicating budgetary decisions with an informed public. That advocacy role took a turn for the […]

NEIGHBORHOOD SPOTLIGHT: Liberty State Park and Liberty Harbor

By • Aug 2nd, 2013 • Category: Featured

When the Jersey Avenue footbridge, which has connected Downtown Jersey City to Liberty State Park since 1976, was destroyed during Superstorm Sandy, downtown residents lost direct access to one of New Jersey’s most iconic green spaces.

Mamarama: Kids & Mourning

By • Jul 31st, 2013 • Category: Featured, Mamarama

Every parent, at some point or another, must figure out how to navigate discussions about death and mourning. It might be over a family pet, a beloved friend, a relative — death is never an easy topic to broach with kids – or even adults, for that matter.

INTERVIEW: Stacey Flanagan, JC Director of Health and Human Services

By • Jul 29th, 2013 • Category: Featured, News, Politics

Earlier this month, JCI had the terrific opportunity to interview Stacey Flanagan on her new role as Jersey City’s Director of Health and Human Services. We are proud to share this interview with our readers, and will continue to introduce new members of the administration as they are welcomed to the team.

Good Eats: Los Tres Chilitos

By • Jul 26th, 2013 • Category: Featured, Food

Until only 10 or 15 years ago, Mexican food in Jersey City meant either hard-shell tacos or flour tortilla burritos, overstuffed with ground beef flavored with a paper packet of “spices,” lettuce, chopped tomatoes and globs of sour cream. But here in 2013, people know that much of this bastardized, so-called “Mexican” food has been replaced by the real deal, and Los Tres Chilitos on Central Avenue in the Jersey City’s Heights neighborhood is definitely one of them.

Artist Sabina “SKiL” Lazarz Is “Obsessed” with Jersey City

By • Jul 24th, 2013 • Category: Arts, Featured, News

Sabina “SKiL” Lazarz was in her early teens when she made her first sale, a six-by-six-inch painting, for $40. At the time, she had been studying art under Jersey City artist Grigory Gurevich, who would include her work in some of his exhibitions. A decade later, Lazarz is selling six-by-six foot paintings for $2,500 and cites Gurevich as one of her greatest influences.

Amid Wave of Summer Gun Violence, JCPD Talks Reorganization

By • Jul 22nd, 2013 • Category: Featured, News, Politics

These past few weeks, shootings in the headlines have become just about a daily occurrence. That’s bad news for everyone, from the residents who feel unsafe to the new faces in City Hall and the police department, including an acting police chief with under eight weeks on the job, the new public safety director, and […]