This month in “In Our Midst,” we’re thrilled to be speaking with Olivia Mitra Framke, whose hobby is creating crossword puzzles for publications such as The New York Times.
Barbara Hines, a psychologist by profession and a jazz fan by avocation, interviewed Steve Williams, the new CEO of WBGO. Based in Newark, WBGO is the only radio station dedicated to jazz in the New York City metro area
Andrea Honis is the founder of CircusTalk.com, an online resource and employment tool for professional circus performers worldwide and their legions of fans.
This week in “In Our Midst,” local entrepreneur and music business executive Eric Speck interviewed indie rock tastemaker Tom Gallo.
Jersey City resident and lawyer Dan Ackman has focused his practice on fighting for the rights of New York City cab drivers.
Lappas’ campaign is remarkably similar to Mayor Steven Fulop’s “Stop the Drop” initiative, a program he launched in 2013 (now on hiatus due to Covid-19) to reduce litter and provide summer jobs for kids at the same time. Lappas had never heard of “Stop the Drop.” But Mayor Fulop is aware of Adopt-a-Block, according to Lappas, and likes it.
Lewis Spears, founder of Kismet of Kings, reflects on fatherhood and his work mentoring young men of color.
For Women’s History Month, the Jersey City Times shines a spotlight on Amy Albert, founder and director of Haven Adolescent Community Respite Center, a drop-in locale where Albert and her staff of social workers, counselors and volunteers teach and mentor at-risk children. In a clapboard two-family house in Jersey City known as Haven Respite, founder […]
When Jersey City resident Pamela Johnson was in her 20’s, a spray of gunfire lodged three bullets in her stomach and torso. Undeterred, Johnson healed, put herself through college, earning bachelor and master’s degrees, and turned a page.
The streets were clean, there was one cop for every 300 people, and public transportation could get you anywhere you needed to go. “There was no sense of anybody being an outsider,” he said. “We considered the rest of the world, especially New Yorkers, to be creatures from a different galaxy.”