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 […]
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Jersey City Honors Pair of Local Heroes at City Council Meeting
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 […]
Local Insurrectionist Hector Vargas Sentenced by D.C. Court
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 […]
A Professional Boxer Finds Peace High in the Trees
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 […]
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.