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 People
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.
Olivia Mitra Framke: Crossword Puzzle Constructor
This month in “In Our Midst,” we’re thrilled to be speaking with Olivia Mitra Framke, whose hobby is creating crossword puzzles for publications such as The New York Times.
A Talk With Steve Williams, CEO of WBGO
Barbara Hines, a psychologist by profession and a jazz fan by avocation, interviewed Steve Williams, the new CEO of WBGO. Based in Newark, WBGO is the only radio station dedicated to jazz in the New York City metro area
The Circus Grows in Jersey City
Andrea Honis is the founder of CircusTalk.com, an online resource and employment tool for professional circus performers worldwide and their legions of fans.
Tom Gallo — Indie Rock Tastemaker
This week in “In Our Midst,” local entrepreneur and music business executive Eric Speck interviewed indie rock tastemaker Tom Gallo.
A Lawyer Fighting for Cabbies
Jersey City resident and lawyer Dan Ackman has focused his practice on fighting for the rights of New York City cab drivers.
Jersey City Teen Gets Down and Dirty
Lappas’ campaign is remarkably similar to Mayor Steven Fulop’s “Stop the Drop” initiative, a program he launched in 2013 (now on hiatus due to Covid-19) to reduce litter and provide summer jobs for kids at the same time. Lappas had never heard of “Stop the Drop.” But Mayor Fulop is aware of Adopt-a-Block, according to Lappas, and likes it.
Fatherhood and Mentoring Young Men of Color
Lewis Spears, founder of Kismet of Kings, reflects on fatherhood and his work mentoring young men of color.