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Jersey City Woman Arrested for Theft from Housing Authority

A Jersey City woman has been arrested in connection with missing funds at the Jersey City Housing Authority. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, yesterday members of the office’s Special Investigations Unit arrested Tyest Bryant, 53, following an investigation into the missing funds. The investigation allegedly found that Bryant, in her capacity as a resident […]

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Closure of Downtown Street Has Businesses Seeing Red

The closure of a small piece of Downtown roadway has become the latest flashpoint on the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza, with business owners and some residents squaring off against Mayor Fulop, Ward E Councilman James Solomon, and the Harsimus Cove Association. In June, with Solomon’s support, Mayor Fulop ordered Barrow Street between Christopher Columbus Drive […]

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La Festa Italiana Returns in August

In just weeks, La Festa Italiana will celebrates its 120th anniversary with five nights of foods, drinks, and bands surrounding Holy Rosary Church on Sixth Street. The fun begins Wed., Aug. 9, and runs through Sun., Aug. 13, where, from 5–11p.m. Sixth and Brunswick Streets will transform into a lively block party.  “I run into so […]

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Letter: Keep Barrow Street Closed

I’m a resident of Erie Street and I support the Barrow Street closure. The letter from business owners – whom I respect and whose stores I patronize regularly – seems to center on the issue of loading and unloading trucks. That is a legitimate concern that is in the public interest to solve for. I […]

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Authorities Identify Victim in Downtown Homicide, Arrest Announced

Authorities have identified the victim in Saturday’s fatal Downtown shooting and announced the arrest of the alleged shooter. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, 17-year-old Isaiah Velasquez of Jersey City was gunned down at approximately 8 p.m. in the area of 16th Street and Coles Street. According to one report, Velasquez was shot in […]