When Wang Chen, now 48, came to New Jersey via China in 2000, it wasn’t her intention to focus on table tennis, a sport she began playing at age 7 in her native Shanghai. “When I first came, it was to help my sister with her business in New Jersey,” Chen said. “I thought for […]
Mayors Announce New Bike Lane Between Jersey City and Hoboken
Continuing the integration of the two cities’ bike systems, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and Hoboken Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla have announced the completion of a new protected bikeway along Marin Boulevard and Henderson Street, connecting 18th Street in Jersey City to Observer Highway in Hoboken. The connection is being touted as part of “Vision Zero,” which seeks […]
Jersey City School Security Guard Charged with Child Sex Crimes
A Jersey City Public Schools security guard stands accused of multiple sex crimes involving two children. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested Freddy Salas, 60, of Bayonne, today and charged him with Aggravated Sexual Assault, two counts of Sexual Assault by Contact, and two count […]
After Hurricane Sandy
Photos taken during and after Sandy show a city knocked back on its heels.
Sandy Ten Years After: a Short Film
Stephanie Daniels on how the film came about. Sandy 10 Years After is made from footage both Mark and I shot — he with GoPro on his head (all the 10/29 exterior shots) and me with my phone. I edited the first part on 10/29/12 and kept thinking hey this storm isn’t so bad — […]
After 15 Years of Litigation, the Embankment May be Ready to Roll
After more than a decade of legal wrangling with Conrail, the Surface Transportation Board, environmental groups, and a private property owner, Jersey City may finally be taking title to the Sixth Street Embankment, a key part of the East Coast Greenway. On Wednesday, the City Council is expected to introduce an ordinance to approve the Sixth […]
A Brief Encounter With Xiaoqiang Li at Novado Gallery
Some abstract works register an immediate impression but don’t hold attention; the pieces in Li’s exhibition don’t demand scrutiny, but they certainly reward it. The longer they’re observed, the more they seem to breathe.
JCAST22: A Preview and Guide
Hurricanes and walking tours don’t tend to work too well together. The thirty-second annual JCAST may well be a wet one. If the remnants of Ian tickle the Garden State, it might be plenty windy, too. Since the Jersey City Art and Studio Tour encompasses all six wards of Jersey City, that matters — there’ll be […]
Upscale Cannabis Comes to Jersey City
If all goes according to schedule, a high-end cannabis dispensary will open next spring on a rowdy section of Christopher Columbus Drive downtown.
Council Approves 292K For Man Allegedly Run Down by Police Car
At Wednesday’s meeting, the City Council approved a $292,000 settlement of a suit brought by a man who said he was run down by a police cruiser.