Members of civic group Jersey City Together urged the Jersey City Board of Education to fully fund the city’s public schools at Monday’s listening session on the 2021-22 school budget, at which board trustees said the district is in need of more money from the state.
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Andrea Crowley-Hughes is a writer and media maker motivated by chronicling and sustaining communities. Her reporting on education, sustainability and the restaurant industry has recently been featured in TAPinto Westfield, NJFlavor, njfuture.org and other outlets. She holds a master's degree in media studies from The New School in New York City.
At Speranza Theatre Company’s virtual premiere of its film “Votes for Women” last Sunday, many viewers learned for the first time about New Jersey-born Alice Paul, a leading figure in the struggle to extend voting rights to women.
The election and inauguration of Vice President Kamala Devi Harris, the first woman, South Asian American and Black vice president, sent ripples of pride through Jersey City’s Indian American community.
Jersey City Superintendent of Schools Franklin Walker will petition the New Jersey Schools Development Authority (SDA) to allow the Astor Place Community Garden to remain after being notified some uses of the space violate an agreement with the authority.