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Jersey City Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison After Drug and Gun Conviction

A Jersey City man was sentenced today to 20 years in prison for possessing a loaded firearm, and possessing with intent to distribute controlled substances on three different occasions.  Clarence Gaffney, 36, was convicted on October 26, 2022 following a three-day trial before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton in Newark federal court. Today, Judge […]

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Tempers Flare at Board of Ed Caucus over Charges of Racism

Several members of the Board of Education expressed frustration with the schools’ administration during last night’s caucus after hearing renewed allegations of racism and favoritism in hiring and promotion. Madonna Morris, a twenty-year employee in the the schools’ human resources department, singled out the director of human resources for criticism. “Most of us within and […]

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The Earth Temple at SMUSH Gallery Rocks

The persuasive utility of lamentation is overrated. In America, we like to back winners. Cry too hard and people will assume that the milk is already spilled.   This has put environmentalist-artists in a bind. Anybody who cares about the fate of the earth has a lot to be sad about. But shows that lean too hard into desolation leave […]

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Faith Leaders and Advocates Endorse Right-to-Counsel Legislation

Jersey City Together, a coalition of over 100 pastors, faith leaders, and community advocates across Jersey City, endorsed the upcoming Right to Counsel and affordable housing legislation set to be introduced in City Hall this week.  The legislation, put forward last week by Mayor Steven Fulop, and Councilmembers James Solomon, Frank Gilmore, and Yousef J. Saleh is designed to […]

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Jersey City Mayor and Allies Further Crackdown on ATVs and Dirt Bikes

In recent years, unlicensed all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes have become a common sight on the streets of many municipalities, including Jersey City. Now, Mayor Steve Fulop along with Ward A Councilwoman Denise Ridley, Ward B Councilwoman Mira Prinz-Arey, and the Jersey City Police Department think they have a partial solution. At Wednesday’s City Council meeting, they will […]