On a rain soaked Friday afternoon at the Journal Square Path Station people are in a hurry as per usual. But inside the Starbucks, Franky Davila takes it all in and grins. “I can sit here and after what I’ve been through, I can smile,” Davila said. “You have to be fortunate as life comes […]
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Alain Mentha, Immigrant Rights Activist, dies at 57
Immigrant rights activist Alain Mentha died at the age of 57 on Sunday morning following a 13-month battle with pancreatic cancer. “Alain was a tireless community leader” wrote Rabbi Leana Moritt of Temple Beth-El in announcing his passing. “He was the founder and champion of Welcome Home Jersey City, a community-based organization that provides educational, […]
Jersey City Medical Center Welcomes its First Baby of 2023
Jersey City Medical Center has announced the delivery of its first baby for 2023. According to the hospital, at 2:17 a.m. this morning Rachel Jungreis came into the world weighing 8lbs, 7 ounces, and measuring 19 inches. Said the Medical Center, “congratulations to the Jungreis family of Jersey City! Happy New Year!”
After 75 Years, Borrower Returns Overdue Book to JC Library
Fortunately for Jablonski, the Jersey City Public Library decided in March 2021 to eliminate fines for overdue books.
Bergen-Lafayette Woman Celebrates 100th Birthday
Yesterday, surrounded by well-wishers, Emily Natelli celebrated her 100th birthday.
Jersey City Writer Co-Authors Novel Inspired by Gruesome 1999 Murder
Jersey City, already known for the arts, has some pretty solid literary talent as well. The latest example might be local resident, author, and former Wall Street Journal film critic Rob Goldberg, who with his mother and son, recently penned “The Hanged Man’s Tale,” a book due out by Doubleday Dec. 7, inspired by the gruesome murder of four Dutch tourists in France in 1999.
Jersey City Native Wins Gold in Tokyo Paralympics
Jersey City native Raymond Martin earned a gold medal in the men’s T52 100-meter dash in the Tokyo Paralympic Games Friday, Sept. 3.
Steve Kaplan, Jersey City’s Olympic Fencer
This month for “In Our Midst,” we’re thrilled to be speaking with Steve Kaplan, member of the 1976 U.S. Olympic fencing team and founder and owner of Cobra Fencing Club in Jersey City.
Jersey City Native to Compete in Paralympics for Third Time
Jersey City’s very own Raymond Martin will be competing on the USA Track and Field team in this year’s Summer Paralympics to be held in Tokyo next month.
A Beloved Priest Dedicated to Social Justice Takes His Leave
For Rev. Tom Murphy, leaving both his hometown of Jersey City and the Church of St. Paul and Incarnation will be bittersweet.