NYC Craft Beer Fest

“There is an ancient Celtic axiom that says ‘good people drink good beer.’ Which is as true then as now. Just look around you in any public barroom and you will quickly see: Bad people drinking bad beer. Think about it.” -Hunter S. Thompson The Spring NYC Craft Beer Festival will take place Friday, March […]

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Mediation: The Key to A Happier Divorce

As a childbirth educator and postpartum doula, I tend to see couples during the most celebratory and joyful time in their lives. It’s a bit of a departure for me to be speaking about the topic of divorce, but in some ways it makes perfect sense. My personal experience has given me insight and awareness. […]

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A Colorful Crayola Play Day

Apparently it’s Magical March at the Crayola Experience in Easton, PA – but we didn’t know that when we fueled up. We just knew we were waking up to another cold and snowy day in Jersey City and we had no choice but to get these kids out of our house before it spontaneously combusted. […]

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JC Shovels Volunteer: Brian Perez

I don’t wanna shovel. Ever. Today’s snow was heavy, my feet were cold, and unless I smear vaseline all over my face (I don’t do that. Gross.) my cheeks freeze, making it difficult to talk. And I’m from Rochester – I have scars from shoveling. Know who else doesn’t want to shovel? Seniors. And so, […]

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Snow Day Stew: Mushroom & Mash

Preparing for a storm, for some, involves more than an extended stop at the liquor store. Vegetarian chef Dan Haag makes mushroom stew. “This is a staple in our house when it’s cold and snowy out,” he told me. “Feel free to share.” And full disclosure: I plan on stopping over there tomorrow for some. […]

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Snow Storm! Official Jersey City Info

*The following text is from a press release issued by the city.* Jersey City Prepares for Blizzard Conditions as Winter Storm Stella Heads Toward Region; Snow Team Prepares for up to 20 inches of Snow With Aggressive Snow Removal Plan OEM Center Activated & Crews to Remain Operational Throughout Storm, DPW Deploying 64+ Pieces of Equipment and […]

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Urban Sustainability Certificate Program: First Impressions

Ed. Note: In partnership with Sustainable JC, Lyndon Neal has agreed to report back on his experiences in the Urban Sustainability Certificate class. I was nervous going into the classroom. It’s been 30 years since I’ve been in a classroom. But week 1 surprised me. It was more engaging than I thought it would be. […]

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Concordia Parents Head Home

Because of tonight’s severe weather warnings, Concordia school administrators decided to stop any risks to incoming families and allowed those waiting in line to go home early.  The school has taken the names of some 100 preschoolers whose caregivers have been waiting in tents since 5 am Thursday morning in an effort to keep families […]

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SuperWoman! Art Show Opening in Jersey City Heights

When I found out that 107 Bowers Gallery & ArtSpace was opening a female-centric art show entitled SuperWoman! (with almost 28 different artists), I knew I had to reach out to owner/curator Kristin J. DeAngelis. Kristin DeAngelis, Curator “Since knowing we were moving forward with the art gallery last summer, I knew I needed to […]

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