Jersey City Parents Come Together for Public School Improvements

In the spirit of community engagement, parents around the city are preparing to step up their engagement regarding their children’s neighborhood schools. Tomorrow night (and again on 5/13), Gina Verdibello, (former school board candidate and local education activist) is hosting informal parent meetings focused on improving the Jersey City Public Schools at the Hank Gallo […]

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Gallery: Earth Day at Liberty State Park

We rode our bikes to Liberty State Park’s Earth Day event even though it might rain. (It did.) We saw the festival from pretty far away because there were five GIANT bounce houses in a row, plus a kite exhibit. Unfortunately it started to rain pretty hard immediately after we locked our bikes up, so we […]

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Gallery: Inside The Cliff 

As promised, I went back to The Cliff for better photographs. Unfortunately, I brought my monkeys children so I wasn’t able stay for the rosé, but I’m having one here (in my living room, next to my laundry). Big cheers to Eva & Gary. Here here. The Cliff is thrilled to announce their Grand Opening on […]

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Safe Streets JC: Moving toward Complete Streets

Far be it from me to publish a recap of a meeting that happened over 48 hours ago, but my kid is on Spring Break and I’m handling it poorly. I attended the Safe Streets JC meeting on Tuesday night. TLDR upfront: it was amazing. I go to a lot of these kinds of meetings […]

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Pot for Parents: From the NYTimes

I read this article when my premature baby was three months old. He had been home with me for one month after two loooooooong months in the NICU. Like so many new parents, I was overwhelmed, unprepared, and facing a severe identity crisis. Among other takeaways, this article gave me an example of a parent […]

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SNEAK PEEK – The Cliff: Wholesome Food in the Heights

Tonight I was blessed to get a sneak peek at The Cliff, Jersey City Heights’ much anticipated neighborhood restaurant, which is officially opening on this Saturday, April 22, 8 am – 4 pm. When I arrived, the restaurant was abuzz with activity in anticipation of this weekend’s opening – so the photos might be less […]

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Urban Sustainability Certificate Program: Permaculture

Ed. Note: In partnership with Sustainable JC, Lyndon Neal has agreed to report back on his experiences in the Urban Sustainability Certificate class. The first week (of three!) permaculture studies was presented by Sean Walsh from AppleSeed Permaculture. For those not sure (like me) what permaculture means, there are a lot of similar definitions, but […]

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Keeping the Heights Affordable Forum

“Brian Rans is a tenants rights lawyer who lives in the Heights. We’ve been talking for a very long time about doing a forum on housing in the Heights,” Mo Kinberg told me. On Thursday, April 20, at 7pm, it’s happening at St. John’s Lutheran Church (155 North Street.) “It’s an educational forum,” Kinberg explained. […]

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Spring Break: Organizing the Ordinary – Auntie Emily Camp

My sister is the mother of all mothers. (She’s also an award winning fourth grade teacher – she’s got a leg up on us.) She came up with this concept during Spring Break when she had five kids under her watch (two of ’em were mine). It’s pretty simple. Mommy~Auntie Emily Camp is basically a […]

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Take Them Out to the Ball Game: Opening Day at Frontier Field

I’ll be honest – I wasn’t thrilled to join in on the Opening Day festivities. I don’t care about baseball. It’s a long game and it doesn’t hold my attention. But after today, I’m thinking maybe my perspective was all wrong. Maybe baseball games aren’t actually about the ball and the bat and the intermittent […]

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