Mr Leir: Thank you for the remembrance of Eugene “Hamp” McKnight. I just wanted you know that he was a founding member of the Youngmen Social Civic Club in Jersey City. Young men from every public and private high school were members and mentored by “Hamp” about education, non drug use, family, self worth and […]
Natasha Arbelo, 36, of Jersey City passed away from cancer on July 6. Natasha was born January 17, 1987, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Hoboken. She spent her childhood between Puerto Rico and Union City. Natasha attended County Prep High School and studied journalism at New Jersey City University. Natasha worked as a professional […]
This past Saturday, during a “Special Remembrance” ceremony at the Pershing Field Veterans Community Center, Jersey City unveiled a mural dedicated to city residents who served with the Tuskegee Airmen, a unit of Black military pilots and crew members who served primarily in World War II. Assemblyman Raj Mukherji (D-33rd district), a Marine Corps veteran, told the crowd […]
A city school crossing guard and the city’s “Senior of the Year” were recognized for their dedicated public service at Wednesday night’s meeting of the City Council of Jersey City. The honorees were: Samuel Ortiz Jr., whose quick action helped prevent potential loss of lives and property during the initial stages of a 4-alarm fire […]
Hector Vargas, a controversial self-styled homeless advocate, was sentenced yesterday by a federal judge in Washington D.C. In December, a jury found Vargas guilty on four counts of an indictment arising from his entry into the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Judge Randolph D. Moss sentenced Vargas to four months of incarceration on each of […]
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 […]
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 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!”
Fortunately for Jablonski, the Jersey City Public Library decided in March 2021 to eliminate fines for overdue books.
Yesterday, surrounded by well-wishers, Emily Natelli celebrated her 100th birthday.