Medical Center to Receive Gun Violence Intervention Funding

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Jersey City Medical Center is one of nine New Jersey hospitals that will be receiving additional funding to work with victims of gun violence.

At Key Hearing Attorneys Spar over "Gerrymandered" Ward Map

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Yesterday, five months after filing suit, attorneys for an assemblage of community groups together with Ward F Councilman Frank Gilmore, squared off in court against the the Jersey City Ward Commission.

New Women’s Advisory Board Sets its Priorities Out of the Limelight

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Roughly five months after its creation by city ordinance, the Jersey City Women’s Advisory Board is still in the very early stages of setting its priorities, which, for now, are being done in private.

Hudson Catholic to Award NJCU College Credits in Digital Media

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Hudson Catholic Regional High School in Jersey City is partnering with New Jersey City University to offer a new program this fall that will allow its students to earn college credits in “media arts.” 

Trouble in Paradise

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A troubled "CBD Outlet" on the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Mall that has highlighted the difficulty of balancing marijuana legalization and quality of life has been shuttered by authorities over building code violations.

"We Outside!!" Hip-Hop Series Kicks Off at Barrow Mansion

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“We Outside!!: Historical Hip-Hop Tour” series kicks off tomorrow night — Thursday, August 4 — at The Barrow Mansion (83 Wayne St.), which is back open to the public after a long pandemic-era shutdown.

DeGise Reports Death Threats and Online Harassment

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A spokesman for embattled Councilwoman Amy DeGise says that she has received "numerous death threats and vile pieces of online harassment that she has received in recent days."

News Briefs

Art House’s INKubator program is an eight-month generative playwriting process for a select group of playwrights-in-residence in Jersey City, culminating in the annual INKubator New Play Festival in May.

Playwrights will meet as a group and in-person monthly from October 2022 to May 2023 alongside program director Alex Tobey to share new pages, receive feedback, and develop the first draft of a brand new play. At the end of the process in May, each writer will team up with a professional director and actors to present a public staged reading, part of the annual INKubator New Play Festival.  For more info, go here.

There is no fee to apply.  The deadline to submit is Thursday, September 1 at 11:59PM EST.  All applicants will be notified of their status by the end of September.

Councilmember James Solomon announced his new staff hires for the Ward E office. They will manage the day-to-day operations of the office and ensure constituent requests are fulfilled. New staff includes Kristel Mejia-Asqui, Director of Constituent Services, Brandon Syphrett, Outreach Director and Issac Smith, Legislative/Political Director.

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