Twenty-seven years ago, Trevor and Linda Rubingh, founders of a cross-cultural church in Ward F, got 300 kids together for a weekend of youth programming. That’s when they discovered their true mission: providing trained teen mentors to help underprivileged kids with academics and music.
About Ron Leir
Ron Leir has been a journalist since 1972. That includes a 37-year stint as a reporter, copy reader and assistant editor with The Jersey Journal, followed by a decade as a reporter with The Observer in Kearny. He has also pursued his avocation of acting, appearing mostly on small stages in NYC and New Jersey and several independent films.
Entries by Ron Leir
Liberty State Park, the 600-acre “jewel” of New Jersey’s state parks system with an estimated 5 million visitors annually, may succumb to privatization despite a master plan calling for a balance of nature trails and playing fields.
Simmering below is a cauldron of dissatisfaction that could come to a boil as legions of faculty are collecting signatures to have the university’s senate support a resolution of no confidence in the school’s president.
A plague of dirt bikers has struck Jersey City’s neighborhoods, driving residents crazy and fearful that their antics will leave someone crippled or dead.
The long and winding march to restore Loew’s Jersey theater in Journal Square took a step forward this week as the city’s Historic Preservation Commission conditionally approved the $72 million restoration job slated to be performed DAE Entertainment 1 Entity LLC.
Governor Phil Murphy has expressed tepid support for purchase of 135 acres of unused railroad property to develop an 8.6-mile nature trail.
After a nine-year closure triggered by Superstorm Sandy, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection marked the Liberty State Park Nature Center’s return to life Wednesday, June 23, with the completion of a $3.5 million restoration.
Over 200 people turned out Saturday in Hamilton Park for the kickoff of Ward E Councilman James Solomon’s re-election campaign, where campaign staff engaged them with balloons, signs, and speeches along with kids’ crafts and stories.
A trauma unit at Jersey City Medical Center just received $2 million in funds from the federal Victims of Crime Act, part of a $20 million package New Jersey recently secured from the Act to implement hospital-based violence intervention programs statewide in an effort to counter violent crime.
Sustainable JC, a network of community groups and individuals advocating for more environmentally friendly practices and policies in Jersey City, this summer will map heat “islands,” areas of unusually high temperature and air pollution triggered by a disproportionate area of heat-absorbing asphalt and a paucity of trees, in Greenville and Bergen-Lafayette.