Jersey City Police Accused of Violating Rights, Camera Illegally Seized

The Jersey Journal reports that Anthony Hardy filed a complaint against Jersey City Police for violating the constitutionally protected right of photography in a public space. While we aren’t normally interested in police blotter stories, as a blog that bases much of the content on public photography, we find this form of police abuse especially […]



Firehouse Architecture Classier Than Jersey Shore Cast

Snookie and Jwoww will be residing in this former firehouse in downtown Jersey City for the filming of a Jersey Shore spin off

The world’s most famous Oompa Loompa and her scraggily sidekick, Bowwow, were granted filming permits for their Jersey Shore spinoff yesterday. While Hoboken turned down MTV and the promise of yet another tourist inducing reality series, Mayor Healy was all too eager, even offering to go drinking with the girls (we suspect he could drink them under the table).



Jersey City After the Blizzard of 2009

The Grove Street PATH Station entrance at Grove Street and Columbus Drive Bank of America was one of the few Newark Avenue businesses not shoveled out by late morning Jersey Avenue Newark Avenue and Jersey Avenue 3rd and Erie Street 3rd Street 1st Street



Lucky 7, Basic Cafe Star in NBC Drama

Tonight is the premiere of NBC’s Mercy, a hospital drama set in a fictional Jersey City hospital. Although the hospital interiors of the show are shot in a vacant Paterson hospital, many scenes from the pilot have been shot in and around downtown Jersey City. The drama focuses on three nurses. The show opens with […]



Hoboken Now Gets Facelift, Gets More Internety

Jersey Journal blogs Hoboken Now and Hudson County Now recently received a facelift. The previously cumbersome design has been replaced with a more modern look and feel, and the biggest change has been converting the byline’s into links, allowing users to find pots by particular reporters, just like a real blog. Also more prominent are […]



United Water Tells City to Boil Water

United Water posted an alert advising Jersey City residents to boil water before consumption due to their inability to provide clean drinking water.



Bar Guide Launched for Jersey City

JerseyCityBarGuide.com, a new, locally operated bar guide has been launched online, promising comprehensive reviews and claims to present more information than existing guides. We’re not amused. But we have to admit the site looks sharp. Cheers, JerseyCityBarGuide, you win this round.



Jersey City Post Offices Survive First Round

The US Postal Service has been losing money. The constitutionally required agency plans on cutting service branches to save money. Jersey City and Hoboken are not on the list of proposed cuts (PDF), but several in Newark as well as a branch in Battery Park are. This list is of course preliminary, and no doubt […]



Hoboken, Downtown Foreclosures on Par with Manhattan

The New York Times has mapped foreclosures in the region with all sorts of pretty colors. Downtown Jersey City and Hoboken are fairing well, particularly compared to the outer boroughs. A high rate of foreclosures lowers home values in neighborhoods by flooding saturated housing markets with additional stock. The real lesson gleaned from the Time’s […]



Healy Wins Mayor’s Race Spending $185 per Vote

Mayor Healy avoided a runoff election yesterday by garnering 53 percent of the vote, or 16,231 votes. Healy spent more than $3 million on the campaign, costing him $185 a vote and besting Mike Bloomberg’s $92 a vote and surpassing Corzine’s 2000 Senate race cost per vote. Don’t worry though, Healy contributors, you’ll earn that […]




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