The Fifteen Best Art Shows of 2023

No matter what else is going on in Jersey City, there’s one thing you can count on: first-rate visual art shows. There were so many good ones mounted in 2023 that I couldn’t stick to my customary Top Eleven. We’re going fifteen deep this year, and honestly, I could have…



Though City Won’t Say It, Pompidou x Could Cost Over 16M a Year to Operate

Yearly operating expenses for Pompidou x could well exceed $16 million according to data compiled by a leading arts organization, making its budget approximately 60 percent greater than the city’s expenditures for Health and Human Services or Parks and Recreation. And two and a half years after the plan for the Journal Square branch of…

Workers at Journal Square’s Jollibee Win Reinstatement, Back Pay, and Apology

Workers at Journal Square’s Jollibee restaurant are declaring victory after the Philippine-based corporation finalized a settlement for reinstatement, back pay, and a public apology. The settlement comes after workers and community members protested in various Jollibee locations and the National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint against the corporation for violating federal labor law and…

City Officials Stymie Attorney’s Home Baking Business

Update: After the Jersey City Times reported on the issue, Finkelstein’s Zoning Determination letter was approved by the city on Nov. 16. “I am thrilled that the Zoning Division listened to reason and corrected its error,” Finkelstein said following the approval. “I hope they continue to approve Zoning Determination Letters for Jersey City home bakers…

A $7,900 Two-Bedroom Apartment Means Market Remains Strong, Broker

While a new report indicates that the torrid pace of rent increases continues in Jersey City has slowed, a broker who specializes in upscale apartments isn’t worried about the market. According to the Apartment List November 2023 Rent Report for Jersey City, during the first ten months of 2023, rents rose 6.6%. From January to…

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Task Force Meets on Future Design of Liberty State Park

A future facelift for 600 acres of Liberty State Park in Jersey City remains a work in progress as members of the park’s Design Task Force continues to hash out various alternatives. The Task Force, along with members of the public, met in person and virtually Monday night and focused their discussion mostly on plans…


Plot Thickens as Police Seek Second Man in Mysterious Grove Street Assault

A second man has been implicated in a mysterious assault outside a Downtown Jersey City restaurant early Monday morning. The Jersey City Police Department is asking for the public’s help. The attack had initially been described as a bias crime, with the victim, Moath Hamzeh, claiming that the assailants beat and spit on him while…



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Man Drove SUV at Over 100 MPH Before Monday Crash that Killed Three

Authorities have arrested the driver of the BMW SUV involved in a crash that killed three people early Monday morning. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, data recovered from the car indicates that the man drove in excess of 100 miles an hour in the seconds leading up to the Paterson Plank Road collision.…


Anthony “Tony” Hicks Dies at 74

Anthony “Tony” Hicks, 74, of Jersey City; formerly of Tasmania, Australia; entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, November 7, 2023.  Tony was a musician since the age of 9 playing with the Latrobe Federal…

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