Mystery of Boarded up Grove Street Retail Spaces Solved

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For Downtown residents wondering what would become of the retail spaces along Grove Street formerly occupied by Subway, GNC, NJ.com and Remax, we have an answer. According to a spokesperson for the owner, Columbia Property Trust, the storefronts are being built out "in order to be repositioned to attract new tenants to serve this area."

Steve Kaplan, Jersey City's Olympic Fencer

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This month for "In Our Midst," we're thrilled to be speaking with Steve Kaplan, member of the 1976 U.S. Olympic fencing team and founder and owner of Cobra Fencing Club in Jersey City.

Bonds, Cannabis, Islamophobia and Food Unfit for Stray Cats Dominate Council Meeting

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A resolution condemning Islamophobia and withering reviews for a city food vendor came together with bonds, cannabis, the Exchange Place redesign and affordable housing to make for a wide range of topics at Wednesday's city council meeting.

Motorcycle Accident That Took Life of Jersey City Cop Considered the 'Most Common'

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The tragic accident that took the life of forty-year-old Jersey City police officer Morton Otundo early this morning is considered the most common type of crash to befall motorcycle riders.

Jersey City BOE Wrestles with McNair and Infinity Admissions

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The Jersey City Board of Education considered possible changes to the race-based admissions policy for the city’s two specialized schools.

Jersey City Native to Compete in Paralympics for Third Time

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Jersey City’s very own Raymond Martin will be competing on the USA Track and Field team in this year’s Summer Paralympics to be held in Tokyo next month.

This Weekend

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Get outside this weekend with one of the numerous events at local parks, like SummerFest at Liberty State Park or Bubble Fest at Hamilton Park.

Moving to Wealth-Based Admissions at McNair and Infinity: A Student Reports

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Jersey City students have mixed feelings about recently announced plans that would take effect in 2026 to overhaul the admissions process for its top-two ranked high schools: McNair Academic and Infinity Institute.

Jersey City Man Charged in Online Child Porn Sting

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A Jersey City resident is one of thirty one men arrested and charged with sexually exploiting children online.

News Briefs

Municipal Prosecutor and Jersey City Ward E Council candidate Jake Hudnut is opposing the Jersey City Board of Education’s plan to change the district’s admissions policy for McNair Academic High School and Infinity Institute. The plan would shift admissions away from a race-based formula and instead apportion seats by dividing Jersey City’s neighborhoods based on socioeconomic tiers. Hudnut says that this change will take crucial educational opportunities away from Downtown families, especially those of color, who live nearby more affluent residents.

Councilperson James Solomon announced that he posted another strong grassroots fundraising quarter. In the second quarter, Solomon raised over $81,000 from 621 grassroots donors, 380 of whom are from Jersey City.

The campaign’s median donation for the quarter was $50. He enters the third fundraising quarter with over $125,000 cash on hand.

Ward C City Council Candidate Kevin Bing called for expanding bike lanes, standard street safety infrastructure, and improved mass transit options. “From Palisade to Newark, we are not going to trade pedestrian safety for driver convenience.”

Upcoming Events

Sat 24

Van Vorst Park Farmers Market

July 24 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sat 24

Heat Watch and Air Quality Awareness Drive

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 25

Farmers Market at Lincoln Park

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Wed 28

Summer Music at the Barrow: NJCU Jazz Student Band

July 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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