Jersey City resident and lawyer Dan Ackman has focused his practice on fighting for the rights of New York City cab drivers.
Rapper, singer, songwriter, actress, and producer Queen Latifah was seen today on Jersey Avenue shooting a scene for her upcoming crime drama “The Equalizer.”
In the spring of 2019, while visiting family in Arizona, Hunter Reinholt died from an overdose of painkillers prescribed for his grandfather. Hunter’s mother, Tracy, experienced every parent’s nightmare when she found her son sitting “lifeless in a chair, the victim of a drug overdose.”
Jersey City native Quinn Williamson has launched the website WatchThatNegro.com so that “uncomfortable” speech can exist without censorship.
The Jersey City Brew Club announced the winner of its annual homebrew contest, who will get to brew a batch of the winning recipe at Departed Soles Brewing.
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.
Under normal circumstances, a campaign like mine would be under a lot of pressure to overcome a financial disparity between an incumbent and somebody like myself. But at a time like this, those power disparities have really flattened because we’re all confined to the same digital spaces which is the only real way to make an sort of real outreach.
Lewis Spears, founder of Kismet of Kings, reflects on fatherhood and his work mentoring young men of color.
There are many unsung heroes on the front lines battling the Covid-19 pandemic in Jersey City and the rest of Hudson County. Much has been written about the healthcare workers who have been risking their lives on a daily basis to battle the coronavirus. But there’s another line of defense laboring mostly in civilian garb out of the limelight, providing equally valuable public service as paid staff and volunteers.
With a little help from their friends in the community, Jersey City nonprofits continue to provide services to local residents impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.