JCTC 2.27.20 Holiday Celebration

Charges of Political Opportunism and Racism Dominate As City Council Approves Board of Education Referendum

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Last night, over five raucous hours punctuated by cheers, boos, and admonitions from City Council President Joyce Watterman, residents of Jersey City trudged up to the in the podium in the Council chambers to vent over the mayor’s proposal to turn the board of education into an appointed body.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Reservoir Park Upgrade Coming

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From the beginning, Reservoir 3 had good bones (if an unpoetic name). It’s enclosed by 20-foot-tall Egyptian Revival stone walls and features Romanesque Revival style pump stations. The historic setting has attracted birds ranging from swans to great blue herons to peregrine falcons who now call the six-acre manmade lake inside the property home. It was the space’s very beauty and potential that, in 2005, led a group of local residents to form the Jersey City Reservoir Preservation Alliance to protect it.

New Government and Commercial Activity Percolates on MLK Drive

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In November, the city held a ceremonial ribbon-cutting for the latest addition to the Jackson Square campus: a new four-story building that will front MLK Drive and Kearney Avenue and will accommodate the newly created Division of Affordable Housing, other municipal offices not yet specified, a public meeting space, and a parking deck that will be opened to residents during non-business hours.

The Stakes are High as Jersey City Organizes to take 2020 Census

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How seriously is the city committed to pursuing an accurate count? City spokesperson Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione told Jersey City Times that the city has budgeted $100,000 “for census 2020 efforts.”

Broadway Review: “Slave Play” at the Golden Theatre

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“‘Slave Play’ is a radical study in American memory, the psychologies of the prized and the oppressed; the grateful and the entitled; who’s top, who’s bottom; who speaks, who can’t, and who betta listen,” wrote American poet Morgan Parker. And I would have to agree. “Slave Play” is not for the hard of heart, the hard of “hearing” or the weak in spirit. However, Mr. Harris’ play must be seen as part of the overall process of awakening, healing, and making sense of it all before it is too late.

Upcoming Events

  1. Computational Sublime Screenings: The Digital Wizardry of Gregg Biermann

    January 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. New Moves

    January 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  3. Career Development: Artist Statements with Shama Rahman

    January 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Jersey City Council Meeting

    January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  5. Art House Productions Presents SNOW BALL 2020

    January 25 @ 7:00 pm - January 26 @ 12:00 am
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