Should Politicians Be Judging Art?

Last November, Jersey City voters chose to create a public fund dedicated to the arts. They did not elect the members of the city council or the mayor to be arts judges.

Editorial: Is Anyone Home at 911?

It was 3:30 in the afternoon on December 5th when Bill heard screaming outside his Newark Avenue apartment. He looked out the window and saw an elderly man on the ground “with blood running down his face.”

Speranza Premieres Film on Women’s Suffrage

At Speranza Theatre Company’s virtual premiere of its film “Votes for Women” last Sunday, many viewers learned for the first time about New Jersey-born Alice Paul, a leading figure in the struggle to extend voting rights to women.

Hotelier Details Plans for Boutique Hotel Downtown

We thought it would be interesting to sit down with Frank Cretella, the developer of the Albion Hotel and adjoining Felina restaurant planned for the Capital One Bank building at the corner of Jersey and Newark Avenues. Cretella and his wife came to Jersey City after running a hospitality company in New York City.

Governor Declares State of Emergency

Governor Phil Murphy today declared that New Jersey will enter a state of emergency beginning Sunday, January 31, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. in response to the expected winter storm.