JCTC 2.27.20 Holiday Celebration

Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Reservoir Park Upgrade Coming

From the beginning, Reservoir 3 had good bones (if an unpoetic name). It’s enclosed by 20-foot-tall Egyptian Revival stone walls and features Romanesque Revival style pump stations. The historic setting has attracted birds ranging from swans to great blue herons to peregrine falcons who now call the six-acre manmade lake inside the property home. It was the space’s very beauty and potential that, in 2005, led a group of local residents to form the Jersey City Reservoir Preservation Alliance to protect it.

Green Villain: #LightOverDarkness

Green Villain, a creative platform that uses public art to drive community engagement throughout Jersey City, has partnered with Rabbi and artist Yitzchok Moully, a New Jersey-based artist, and with Rabbi Shmully Levitin of Chabad Young Professionals of Hoboken & Jersey City to produce an interactive public art project located outside the Buy Rite Liquors store at 575 Manilla Ave, Jersey City, NJ.

8 Places to Volunteer Over the Holidays

If you want to give back to your community, volunteering is a great idea. From providing meals for children to saving animals to improving the lives of those less fortunate, the opportunities are vast.

Slowly but Surely, the Poured-in-Place Concrete Skate Park is Coming

For the park’s future skaters, here are some features that are to be incorporated into the design: a lay-back bank, hipped quarter pipes, a roller, an A-frame ledge combo, a split-level A-frame with gap, a three-stair rail, bump to ledge, kicker gap, flat rail over gap, clam shell, quarter pipe extension, pump bump. It will also include a backyard bowl at a 6-foot maximum depth with a 3,600-square-foot circumference.

Greenville Gets Public Safety Support

Once an area of disinterest and neglect, Jersey City’s Greenville ward is getting more attention from the city’s current administration in the areas of public safety and recreation.

Neighborhood Restaurant Gems

In almost every neighborhood there’s a spot that showcases the best of flavor and preparation, a culinary gem. For me, a restaurant qualifies as a   “neighborhood” gem when it’s not widely known outside its environs; when, despite its modesty, its food and flavors can compete with anyone’s; and when you are made to feel welcome the minute you walk through the door. I consider these restaurants neighborhood gems:

Board of Education Candidates Forum Video from October 10, 2019

Neighborhood associations in the Heights sponsored an education debate for candidates running for the school board. It was held in PS 28 on Oct. 10, 2019.

The forum was co-sponsored by the Riverview Neighborhood Association, Washington Park Association, Heights Community Coalition, Sgt. Anthony Neighborhood Association and the Pershing Field Neighborhood Association.

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