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Celebrate July 4th in Jersey City at Exchange Place

Jersey City fireworks, JCI file photo by Steve Gold As we all know, the New Jersey state government had a partial shutdown this weekend because of a budget impasse closing state run offices, courts, parks and beaches. Governor Christie and state lawmakers reached an agreement late yesterday and the budget was passed. Today all state run

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Bookmobile Brings Summer Reading Program to Jersey City Recreation Locations

The Jersey City Free Public Library has announced a partnership with the Jersey City Department of Recreation to provide summer reading and learning opportunities to youth at Summer Fun Day Camp sites throughout the city. Beginning July 5, the Bookmobile will make scheduled weekly visits to Jersey City public school locations to give participants in

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Liberty Humane Society July 4th Pet Adoption

Liberty Humane Society joins national animal welfare organization Best Friends Animal Society, along with animal rescue groups and shelters across the country, in a “July 4th”– themed animal adoption campaign starting July 1 and running through July 4. Best Friends Animal Society is the national animal welfare organization dedicated exclusively to ending the killing of

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Community Book Fair Coming to Journal Square – July 8

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Division of Non-Traditional Programs will host a Book Fair on Saturday, July 8 from 11 am to 4 pm. The event will be held in the College’s Culinary Plaza Park, located across the from the Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street.


Jersey City Pools and Sprinklers Open for 2017 Summer Season

Residents can celebrate the unofficial kickoff of the summer season this holiday weekend at one Jersey City’s public pools or by enjoying the sprinkler areas in Jersey City parks! The Department of Recreation will be opening the city’s public pools and water sprinklers citywide beginning Friday, May 26.


Book Reading by Susan Meissner and Tour on Ellis Island

Susan Meissner will host a reading and signing of her book A Fall of Marigolds on Saturday, April 29 on Ellis Island, followed by a tour of the unrestored immigrant hospital, the setting used for the book. Proceeds from this event will go to, the nonprofit organization, Save Ellis Island.


Jersey City Library Main Branch Set to Reopen on May 1

The Jersey City Library’s Main Branch, located at 472 Jersey Ave., will reopen on Monday, May 1. The Main Library will resume its regular operating schedule: 9 am to 8 pm Monday through Thursday and 9 am to 5 pm on Saturdays. The Biblioteca Criolla, Bonetti Children’s Room, New Jersey Room and the Lending and Literacy Departments, will once again be open to the public. The Reference Department and Federal Documents Department will remain closed as those areas continue to undergo renovations.


North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority is Seeking Public Input for Long-Term Transportation Plan

The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority is Seeking Public Input for Long-Term Transportation Plan

How will people get around 30 years from now? What are the best ways to make transportation safer and more efficient? How will autonomous vehicles, new apps and other emerging technologies affect how we get around? These are just some of the questions the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) is asking the public as it creates Plan 2045: Connecting North Jersey, the region’s next long-range transportation plan.


Jersey City Launches Year of Water Initiatives

Jersey City Launches Year of Water to Expand Green Infrastructure and Support Water Stewardship throughout 2017


Jersey City Vigil and Rally to be Held Tonight in Response to Increase in Gun Violence

A Candlelight Vigil and Rally will be held tonight, April 20 at 6:30 pm on the corner of Van Nostrand & Ocean Avenues. This is a community action in response to the recent increase in gun violence in Jersey City.


Jersey City Residents Can Add Their Names to No-Knock Registry

Starting today, Tuesday, March 28, Jersey City residents will be able to add their names to the city’s No-Knock Registry. Council President Rolando Lavarro, introduced ordinance 17-022 on February 22, to establish a No-Knock Registry in Jersey City


Jersey City Together Group Helping Tenants Hold Management Company Accountable

Candace Johnson recalled her recent tenancy at 159 Bergen Avenue. The memories were anything but pleasant. “I lived in the basement apartment, and more than once, when there was a heavy rain, my apartment was completely flooded,” said Johnson, while holding up an enlarged photo of her former residence. “The first time, after no response to my calls and faxes, I stayed.”


Jersey City Prepares for Winter Storm Stella

According to the National Weather Center a Blizzard Warning remains in affect for our area from midnight tonight through midnight tomorrow. Winter Storm Stella is expected to bring heavy snow and blizzard like conditions with some freezing drizzle late Tuesday afternoon into early Tuesday evening.


Separation of Cyclists and Pedestrians Approved for George Washington Bridge

In late 2011, when the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced the “Restoring the George” project to replace the suspender ropes on the George Washington Bridge, bikers and walkers were faced with the prospect of 5 long years with limited or no access. But now, street safety advocates at the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition, Transportation Alternatives and the New York Cycle Club have won not only continuous access during the project, but also $118 million worth of permanent bike and pedestrian improvements.


Online Application Process Open for Jersey City Summer Works Initiative

Online Application Process Now Open for Jersey City Summer Works Initiative for Summer Youth Employment More than 3,000 young people have participated in the Jersey City Summer Works Initiative, which includes placement in City jobs, local internships and enrichment courses The online application process is now open for summer youth employment opportunities within city departments

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Jersey City Prepares for Winter Storm Niko

According to the National Weather Center a Winter Storm Warning remains in affect for our area from midnight tonight through 6 pm tomorrow. Winter Storm Niko is expected to bring heavy snow with many areas seeing 6-12 inches of snow.


Adoption Fees Waived at Liberty Humane Society till February 14

Liberty Humane Society, is calling on residents to “Give the Gift of Love” for Valentine’s Day. Now through February 14, the organization is waiving all adoption fees on cats older than 4 months and dogs over 40 pounds (check out some adorable dog valentine photos on their Facebook page). Irene Borngraeber, LHS Executive Director believes,

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Broad Package of Bills Introduced that will Strengthen Civil Rights for Transgender Individuals in New Jersey

Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle hailed the decision by the Boy Scouts of America to include transgender scouts, a move that came just hours after she introduced a broad package of bills on Monday, January 30 that will strengthen civil rights for transgender individuals in New Jersey.


Groundhog Day 2017: Punxsutawney Phil Declares Six More Weeks of Winter

Just after sunrise on Thursday, Punxsutawney Phil declared 6 more weeks of winter for the United States – a prognostication AccuWeather meteorologists largely agree with.


JCPS Statement on Student Shot at PS #15

A student at Whitney M. Young, Jr. School #15 was shot in the leg yesterday after he left school. He returned to the school and school staff called 911. His injuries were not life-threatening.