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  • Hudson Restaurant Week is Celebrating Lucky Year 13

    Hudson Restaurant Week is Celebrating Lucky Year 13

    Hudson Restaurant Week is back and celebrating lucky year 13! With 42 participating restaurants in Jersey City, Hoboken, Fort Lee and Weehawken there are delectable food offerings of all kinds...

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  • JCAST 2017 Registration and Informational Session

    JCAST 2017 Registration and Informational Session

    Hudson County Community College’s Cultural Affairs Office will host an informational session on this year’s Jersey City Art & Studio Tour (JCAST). The JCAST 2017 Warm-Up will take place tonight at...

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  • NJ Harvest Dates: What’s Available at Farmers Markets and When

    NJ Harvest Dates: What’s Available at Farmers Markets and When

    Wondering what fresh fruits and vegetables will likely be available at the farmers markets and when? The state Department of Agriculture has put together a handy Harvest Dates Availability Chart,...

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  • Hot glam! Take a tour of Modera Lofts through our gallery.

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  • Free Outdoor Concerts in Liberty State Park are Back!

    Free Outdoor Concerts in Liberty State Park are Back!

    Summerfest concerts will once again be held in Liberty State Park on Tuesday and Sunday evenings. These outdoor concerts are free and run from July though September. From Big Band to Jazz, Pop to...

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  • Celebrate July 4th in Jersey City at Exchange Place

    Celebrate July 4th in Jersey City at Exchange Place

    Jersey City fireworks, JCI file photo by Steve Gold As we all know, the New Jersey state government had a partial shutdown this weekend because of a budget impasse closing state run offices,...

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  • Bookmobile Brings Summer Reading Program to Jersey City Recreation Locations

    Bookmobile Brings Summer Reading Program to Jersey City Recreation Locations

    The Jersey City Free Public Library has announced a partnership with the Jersey City Department of Recreation to provide summer reading and learning opportunities to youth at Summer Fun Day Camp...

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  • Free Outdoor Summer Movies Return to Jersey City and Hudson County Parks

    Free Outdoor Summer Movies Return to Jersey City and Hudson County Parks

    This year’s list of free outdoor movies in Jersey City and Hudson County Parks looks pretty impressive. Screenings have already started at some locations and they run through October, with the...

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  • Pets? Yes! All of our apartment homes are dog- and cat- friendly.

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  • Liberty Humane Society July 4th Pet Adoption

    Liberty Humane Society July 4th Pet Adoption

    Liberty Humane Society joins national animal welfare organization Best Friends Animal Society, along with animal rescue groups and shelters across the country, in a “July 4th”– themed animal...

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  • Community Book Fair Coming to Journal Square – July 8

    Community Book Fair Coming to Journal Square – July 8

    Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Division of Non-Traditional Programs will host a Book Fair on Saturday, July 8 from 11 am to 4 pm. The event will be held in the College’s Culinary Plaza...

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  • Final Call for Film Submissions for the 2017 Golden Door International Film Festival

    Final Call for Film Submissions for the 2017 Golden Door International Film Festival

    Last call for submissions for the 7th annual Golden Door International Film Festival (GDIFF), voted the number one film festival in New Jersey by NJ Stage Magazine for the past two years. The...

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  • Arts Advocates Petition Jersey City Council for “Percent for the Arts”

    Arts Advocates Petition Jersey City Council for “Percent for the Arts”

    Artists, arts organizations, and arts advocates are encouraged to come together at City Hall (280 Grove St.) tonight at 6 pm, to attend the June 14 meeting of the City Council, to ask for a...

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  • JC Fridays 2017 Summer Edition: Has Something for Everyone to Enjoy

    JC Fridays 2017 Summer Edition: Has Something for Everyone to Enjoy

    JC Fridays Summer edition is here... and there are a lot of great events lined up! All events are free and open to the public. JC Fridays is a quarterly citywide celebration of the arts which is...

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  • Jersey City Pools and Sprinklers Open for 2017 Summer Season

    Jersey City Pools and Sprinklers Open for 2017 Summer Season

    Residents can celebrate the unofficial kickoff of the summer season this holiday weekend at one Jersey City's public pools or by enjoying the sprinkler areas in Jersey City parks! The Department...

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  • Book Reading by Susan Meissner and Tour on Ellis Island

    Book Reading by Susan Meissner and Tour on Ellis Island

    Susan Meissner will host a reading and signing of her book A Fall of Marigolds on Saturday, April 29 on Ellis Island, followed by a tour of the unrestored immigrant hospital, the setting used for...

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  • Jersey City Library Main Branch Set to Reopen on May 1

    Jersey City Library Main Branch Set to Reopen on May 1

    The Jersey City Library's Main Branch, located at 472 Jersey Ave., will reopen on Monday, May 1. The Main Library will resume its regular operating schedule: 9 am to 8 pm Monday through Thursday...

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  • North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority is Seeking Public Input for Long-Term Transportation Plan

    North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority is Seeking Public Input for Long-Term Transportation Plan

    The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority is Seeking Public Input for Long-Term Transportation Plan How will people get around 30 years from now? What are the best ways to make...

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  • Hot glam! Take a tour of Modera Lofts through our gallery.

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  • Jersey City Launches Year of Water Initiatives

    Jersey City Launches Year of Water Initiatives

    Jersey City Launches Year of Water to Expand Green Infrastructure and Support Water Stewardship throughout 2017

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  • Jersey City Vigil and Rally to be Held Tonight in Response to Increase in Gun Violence

    Jersey City Vigil and Rally to be Held Tonight in Response to Increase in Gun Violence

    A Candlelight Vigil and Rally will be held tonight, April 20 at 6:30 pm on the corner of Van Nostrand & Ocean Avenues. This is a community action in response to the recent increase in gun violence...

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  • Pets? Yes! All of our apartment homes are dog- and cat- friendly.

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  • 2017 Jersey City Farmers Markets

    2017 Jersey City Farmers Markets

    Farmers all over New Jersey and in surrounding states are beginning their harvests, and farmers markets all over Jersey City will be bringing that farm-fresh goodness to us city dwellers starting...

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  • Jersey City Residents Can Add Their Names to No-Knock Registry

    Jersey City Residents Can Add Their Names to No-Knock Registry

    Starting today, Tuesday, March 28, Jersey City residents will be able to add their names to the city's No-Knock Registry. Council President Rolando Lavarro, introduced ordinance 17-022 on February...

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