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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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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A Day Without A Woman: #UnpaidLabor

I wake up. Waking up is not considered labor. It doesn’t count. But my eyes are rarely open before a child comes into my bedroom asking for something. Usually it’s a smoothie. Is getting out of bed and handing him a smoothie (“I need a straw mommy.”) considered unpaid labor? I say yes. For argument’s […]

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Gallery: JC Fridays 

JC Fridays has been around for almost 11 years. Over the years, we’ve missed a lot of great artists by only existing in only one place at a time. And now that we have kids, we miss even more because of their bedtimes and our “NO RUNNING in the gallery” rule. Last night we parked […]

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Passing the Torch: Art House Productions Recruits New Leadership

“This is Christine,” she said into the phone, half smiling at me. She listened. “Ohhh,” she said, “OK. Let me stop you. My name is Meredith Burns. I’m Christine’s successor here at Art House Productions…” Wow, I thought, I wonder how many times a day she has to have that conversation. Because, let’s be honest, Christine’s […]

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Vote: Sgt. Anthony Park’s New Playground Plans

“This might be the year for Sgt. Anthony Park,” Bart Warshaw, Sgt. Anthony Park Neighborhood Association President tells me. “We’re looking forward to the spring. We have been in contact with the city for some time now, and they sent us plans for a new playground that we can choose from at out next meeting […]

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Accomplished Photographer Mickey Mathis

With JC Fridays just two days away, we couldn’t let Mickey Mathis’s participation go unreported. Mickey Mathis has been documenting life in Jersey City for 25 years. Even if you don’t recognize his name, you’ve absolutely seen his work. It’s in ads, it’s hanging in restaurants, and it’s on the pages of magazines, both locally and […]

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Jersey City Refugee Supper Club

Bharathi Sethumadhavan reached out to me after reading From Baghdad to Jordan to Jersey City to invite me to the first gathering of the JC Refugee Supper Club. Today, we’re inviting you. If you can’t go, but still want to contribute, there’s room for that too. Tell me about the group.  The JC Refugee Supper […]

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Girls Writing Code: Andrea Mozo & The Sheros

Andrea Mozo is the powerhouse behind the forthcoming all-female coding club that uses games to empower 10-13 year olds with invaluable computing skills. Read on! Tell me a little about the program. I’m launching a girls-only gaming club in Jersey City. This club will be made up of super-powered SHEROS, who put the SHE in […]

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