After two years of negotiations, school and union officials are inching closer to a deal that would cement a new teachers' contract. Teachers for the public-school district, the second-largest in the state, have been working under an expired contract since August 2013, and negotiations have been contentious.
The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery hosted its fourth annual Earth Day festival yesterday and the main attraction were a dozen baby goats that will be spending the summer in the cemetery gobbling up pesky weeds. "These goats are our eco-friendly solution to invasive weed eradication," said Eileen Markenstein, president of the volunteer effort to keep Harsimus Cemetery in pristine condition.
RIVERDALE - A 32-year-old Jersey City man sought for allegedly stealing from Walmart tried to evade authorities by hiding on the roof of the store, police said. Around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, police were sent to the Walmart on Route 23 after receiving a report that a shoplifter ran out of the store and then into a Best Buy located next door, Riverdale Police Lt.
Brianna Smith, 11, of Ridgefield Park with a corn snake at the second annual EarthFest at Overpeck Park on Saturday. Four boats made exclusively of repurposed garbage started the Recycled Regatta on Overpeck Creek on Saturday, and four boats returned to dock less than 15 minutes later with all their passengers still onboard and, for the most part, dry.
JERSEY CITY - The City of Jersey City held its second annual Earth Day Celebration today in front of City Hall with vendors, musical entertainment, and eco-friendly information galore. Attendees even had the opportunity to plant a flower in front of City Hall.
JERSEY CITY - White and lavender gowns, tiaras, and the epitome of etiquette were on display Saturday at the Jersey Citywide Debutante Cotillion held at the Casino In The Park catering hall. For 20 young ladies from city high schools, the formal ball was the culmination of of weeks of classes, according to Aneesh Abdullah, a teacher at McNair Academic High School and the driving force behind the event.