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.

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.

Council Passes Pay Ordinance in the Dark

When the city council voted on Wednesday to authorize large salary hikes for directors and other top city officials, it did so without evidence that the increases were necessary. According to Ward E Councilman James Solomon, who along with councilmen Rolando Lavarro and Jermaine Robinson, voted against the ordinance, the ordinance’s sponsor, Mayor Fulop, failed to present any evidence that the pay raises were needed.