Jersey City Theater Center Presents The Wizard Of Oz

Last weekend we went to see The Wizard of Oz by Puppetworks & JCTC. It was the second time we’ve been to a Puppetworks show – the first was Beauty and the Beast – and both times we’ve left the theater impressed and excited by the experience. Here’s a couple things to know about the […]

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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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Starting a Charter School: Ann Wallace Tells the Story of TECCS

It’s not always obvious what the options are in terms of educating our children. Every child in Jersey City (aged 3 through high school graduation) has a free neighborhood school. If you don’t know which school you’re zoned for, you can call 201.915.6000 to find out. Alternately, Jersey City parents can look into charter schools […]

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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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