Jersey City Times was founded October 15, 2019, by local resident Aaron Morrill as an answer to our community’s thirst for a reliable, honest and informative news source. This online publication is dedicated to high-quality coverage of our people, neighborhoods, politics, schools, culture, cuisine, activities, and so much more. Jersey City is multi-faceted, with hundreds of cultures living shoulder-to-shoulder, all of which have incredible stores to tell. Our goal is to continue to grow by sharing these stories, delivering readers with everything they need to know to contribute, live and thrive in Jersey City.
Publisher and Acting Editor-in-Chief Aaron Morrill is an attorney, writer, businessman and musician. During his legal career, Aaron worked as a prosecutor, commercial litigator and criminal defense attorney. His writing has been published in the New York Times and The Jersey Journal. @AaronMorrill
Deputy Editor Elizabeth Morrill has worked in business, not for profit fundraising and as a freelance copy editor. She holds degrees in American studies and education from Yale and Harvard.
Associate Publisher and Special Projects Editor Daniel Levin was associate publisher of the Jersey City Independent. Levin is a businessman and a lifelong activist in Jersey City politics.
Advisory Board Member Bill Armbruster is a retired journalist and an active community leader. He spent most of his career with The Journal of Commerce, where he held various reporting and editing positions from 1979 to 2003, including maritime editor, world trade editor, special sections editor and senior correspondent.
Advisory Board Member Carly Berwick has worked as an editor for The Week, ARTnews, and Metropolitan Books. A former columnist for Bloomberg News and The New York Sun, she also has reported on education for TheAtlantic.com, Edutopia, and Next City and on culture for The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, New York, Travel and Leisure, and Conde Nast Traveler, among other outlets. She also teaches writing and journalism to high school and college students.
Advisory Board Member Theta Pavis has worked as a daily newspaper reporter, media consultant and magazine editor; she holds degrees from UCLA and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She is the Director of Student Media at NJCU and has also taught at UCLA, Kean University, Saint Peter’s University and Hudson County Community College.
Jersey City Times is a member of the New Jersey Press Association and Lion Publishers.