It’s been less than two years since Rolando Lavarro, the newly elected Council President, has taken office. But in that time — twenty months — he’s seen how unsettled the political floor can be. First elected in a special election in November 2011, Lavarro’s successful bid for office was seen, in part, as a byproduct […]
It’s unclear who first used the phrase “a tale of two cities” to describe Jersey City’s economic inequality, but it’s worked: the phrase has become the go-to shorthand for politicians and community activists criticizing the global wealth gap on the local level for some time now. With his new administration officially in place, Mayor Steve […]
Marc Wesson takes the concept of ‘volunteer’ to the extreme. Nearly every morning for more than a decade, Wesson can be spotted in the early sunlight at Van Vorst Park wearing a large white t-shirt, jeans, sneakers, and aviator sunglasses. He toils there 30 hours a week, pruning, watering and mowing.
JC Board of Education Meeting Marks End of School Year With Praise For Students and Community ConcernsBy Trish Szymanski • Jun 27th, 2013 • Category: Featured, News
For the Jersey City Board of Education, last Thursday, June 20, marked the end of the 2012-2013 school year and the last Board meeting until the end of summer when the new school year begins. The meeting was held at the Martin Luther King Jr. School – PS 11, at 886 Bergen Avenue and started at about 6:20 pm.
Dorrian’s Red Hand, an Irish pub in Newport, might not appear to be a prime venue for a locus of artistic expression. But Dorrian’s serves as a preferred location of PM Jamnites, a local showcase event that spans genres and even geography.
Out in Colorado, a controversial decision to grant so-called tuition equality to undocumented immigrants looks like it will have the reverse effect many of its opponents predicted: according to the Colorado Fiscal Institute, an independent group that weighs financial decisions facing the state, Colorado’s finances will improve by granting in-state tuition to undocumented workers. After […]
To describe Stanley’s Prime Meat Market as a step back in time might sound like a cliché in describing a traditional food and provisions shop, but if the “but ” (“shoe” in Polish) fits wear it, right? Despite the name, which suggests that it’s a butcher shop, (they do sell some raw cuts of beef, chicken and pork if you ask) Stanley’s is an old school, completely-from-scratch, Polish provisioner and edibles emporium.
With the results in and the majority of the City Council on their way out, the past- and future-administrations made nice on the last Council meeting before the newly elected officials take their seats on July 1. As bitter as the debates and votes had gotten in recent months, last night the acrimony had been […]
When he’s not still secretly surprised to be referred to as mayor, Steve Fulop is often not recognized at all, despite his recent media history. He appeared on countless airings of campaign commercials and on posters and mailers (both his own and those made by his opponent). There were also Internet banners on news websites […]
“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” Roman gladiators once uttered the phrase that today is spoken at opening ceremonies of Special Olympics competitions. After the national anthem is played, an athlete reads the oath as a call and response pledge. On this February morning, Hudson County’s own Angel Torres, 20, had the honor. He stood at the microphone and led as the crowd respectfully contained their excitement.