Jersey City Councilwoman Joyce Watterman: Thriving in a Man’s World

Sitting down with Jersey City At-Large Councilwoman Joyce Watterman was more than a breath of fresh air – it was a master class in women kicking ass. I reached out to her yesterday when I recognized her as the only woman in a sea of male councilmen and community & faith leaders. My question to […]

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Knowing Our Neighbors: Barbara Beeman

“I used to be a newspaper reporter for the Hudson Dispatch. I covered women’s news stories. I did one called Milk Miss Misses Bayonne. It was about a woman who left Bayonne to be a milkmaid on a farm. I also did a cover story about them putting cameras in at Jersey City State College. […]

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Gratitude

As the year winds down, here’s a quick list of the things I’m thankful for this year. Concordia, LCCS, and Garden PreSchool.  Each other. My Lyndon from London. Teddy and Lucas. False eyelashes and spankx.  My health. My finally pain-free herniated disc. Our house. And the HVAC system. Hot air and low ceilings.  Sugar, butter, […]

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Knowing Our Neighbors: Kelly St. Patrick

The Knowing Our Neighbor series is an attempt to acknowledge and affirm the humanity that’s right around the corner. By talking frankly about our choices, dreams, and realities, we hope to uplift our community through shared experiences and the relief that, in the end, we really are doing it right. *Kelly is a singer/songwriter leaving […]

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Knowing Our Neighbors: Angel Webster

Our new series, Knowing Our Neighbors, is an attempt to acknowledge and affirm the humanity that’s right around the corner. By talking frankly about our choices, dreams, and realities, we hope to uplift our community through shared experiences and the relief that, in the end, we really are doing it right. “Dash was born when […]

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Discovering Elf on a Shelf: Making Magic

I’ve taken it upon myself to make Christmas magical so I bought Elf on a Shelf. The whole package was $29.95 at Target. It came in a box with the elf and a book explaining the game. Long story short, you’re supposed to name the elf and find a spot for it to hang out. […]

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JCEA Rep Explains School Board Election

With Jersey City School Board elections less than 40 days away, we begin our election coverage by listening to the concerns of teacher’s union representative Kristen Zadroga-Hart. What’s your full name and role within the Jersey City Public Schools? My name is Kristen Zadroga-Hart and I am a teacher in the Jersey City Public Schools. I […]

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