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Daniel Maidman | Posted 02.04.2016 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

When I was starting out as an artist, I desperately wanted to get into shows. And I just couldn't. I didn't know anybody, and nobody would show my work. I wasn't very good at the time, and I had no idea how the so-called art world functioned.

Blowback: The Potential Lethal Fallout From the Secret CIA-Saudi Deal to Arm the Syrian rebels

Peter Lance | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics
Peter Lance

If we're to accept George Santayana's dictum that those who forget the past are "condemned to repeat it," the U.S. should be extremely cautious about who we're arming and the deadly long-term effects that could easily blowback to the American homeland.

How One Syrian Family Is Making Its Home In America

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 01.08.2016 | World

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Trump Leverages Fear in Americans, Wrong Candidate for Our Nation's Future

Amit Jani | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics
Amit Jani

As you walk through the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston, steam rises up through the metal floor grates and fills each of the six glass towers...

Trump to Star in Remake of 1970 Film

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 11.27.2015 | Entertainment
Robert S. McElvaine

A source that wishes to remain anonymous has indicated to this reporter that Donald Trump will be starring in a remake of a famous 1970 romance. The original, which is considered one the most tear-producing movies of all time, starred Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal.

Trump's 9/11 Lies Will Bring Him Down

Andy Ostroy | Posted 11.25.2015 | Entertainment
Andy Ostroy

To be sure, there are lots of reasons to utterly despise Trump. The litany of unconscionable racist, sexist, homophobic and xenophobic comments, as well as his buffoonish behavior, is more than enough. But now he's trampled on sacred ground.

Graffiti Can Actually Be A Good Thing For Cities

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 11.10.2015 | Good News

Street art is an important part of history and identity for many metropolises, and this photographer is working to keep that image intact. Patrick Ve...

Jersey City Becomes First City in New Jersey to Offer Trans-Inclusive Health Benefits

Barbra Siperstein | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Barbra Siperstein

It is one thing to advocate for policy or legislation for which there is no cost, another to proactively take responsibility for finding additional funds for a small, misunderstood minority.

No Pain, No Gain: Conquering the City Challenge Obstacle Race in Jersey City

Jane Seo | Posted 05.22.2015 | New York
Jane Seo

With the arrival of warm weather, I scoured the web for alternative races taking place near New York City and found out about the City Challenge Obstacle Race. As the fastest growing obstacle race in the Tri-State area, the City Challenge Obstacle Race hosts races in Jersey City, Hoboken, and New York City.

Limiting Retail Chains While Supporting Small Businesses Is Key to Urban Vibrancy and Employment Gains

Steven Fulop | Posted 06.21.2015 | Politics
Steven Fulop

Under our plan, which is similar to what San Francisco has done, only 30 percent of commercial space in certain downtown areas can be rented to a business that has 10 other properties within 300 miles of Jersey City.

Jersey City Women Ex-Offenders Find Hope in 'Most Excellent Way'

Francine LeFrak | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Francine LeFrak

Working is critical: Many owe significant fines, court fees, and 85% of female ex-offenders have children to support. But for ex-offenders, getting a job through normal channels is next to impossible -- many lack hard skills and work experience, with nothing on their resume except their conviction.

Trying to Destroy Americans' Basic Right to Health Coverage

Steven Fulop | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics
Steven Fulop

The ACA is far more than a concept. It has become a right for the more than 8 million Americans who have gained coverage under the law. Now what conservatives are trying to do is rip away what can be literally life saving coverage.

Stolen Moment of the Week: Prove It All Night at Monty Hall

Mindy Tucker | Posted 04.04.2015 | Comedy
Mindy Tucker

Who: Pat Byrne Where: Monty Hall, 43 Montgomery St., Jersey City, NJ When: January 31, 2015 What: Pat Byrne after hosting the Prove It All Nigh...

The Top 10 Places To Propose In The Northeast U.S.

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 03.22.2015 | Weddings
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Not everyone wants to propose marriage on a beach at sunset, at a restaurant over dessert or via a made-for-Youtube extravaganza. Here are ideas from Virginia to Maine for lovers of all sorts.

How a New Year's Resolution Empowered Me to Become Fitter, Stronger and Faster

Carmen Cusido | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Carmen Cusido

I may not have the sick-pack abs yet, but I finally have confidence in my body and a desire to continue with my fitness goals.

Jersey City, NJ: 10 Reasons NYC Food and Culture Hounds Should Cross the Hudson Now

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 02.15.2015 | New York
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Home to Liberty State Park, the iconic Colgate Clock and some of the most anticipated art and culinary projects in the tri-state area, today's Jersey City has shed its industrial identity and now oozes collaborative vibrancy.

Howard Schultz Is Right About Our Veterans

Steven Fulop | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
Steven Fulop

Too many veterans are un- or underemployed, and too many veterans are homeless. Starbucks has pledged to hire 10,000 veterans and active duty spouses over five years. In Jersey City, we will make sure no veteran is homeless by the end of 2015.

Rape, Domestic Violence, and the Remarkable Courage of Two Fledgling Filmmakers

Pamela Glasner | Posted 12.27.2014 | Women
Pamela Glasner

"There were very few women on the street," Joanna said, "I had to film and photograph them whenever I could, and then rely on editing to get that balance."

Remembering 9/11: The Story Behind Chi Modu's Towering Tribute

Rock Paper Photo | Posted 11.11.2014 | Arts
Rock Paper Photo

Somber. Soaring. Stern. Eerily silent. Chi Modu's breathtaking portrait of the late hip-hop legend Notorious B.I.G. resonates as powerfully as ever on this Sept. 11 anniversary. Chi, the former staff photographer, tells the story behind this photo:

Golden Door International Film Festival: The Stuff of Dreams

Pamela Glasner | Posted 09.10.2014 | Entertainment
Pamela Glasner

"I lift my lamp beside the golden door." That final and very famous line from the poem engraved on the Statue of Liberty was the inspiration behind t...

Discovering a "New" City Near Manhattan: The Rebirth of Jersey City

Cathy Chester | Posted 08.28.2014 | New York
Cathy Chester

As we neared the turnoff for The Holland Tunnel we saw miles of cars tied up in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Suddenly my husband shouted, "What's Plan B?" I immediately answered, "Take the exit for Jersey City."

Koro Koro Means 'Rolling': How A Japanese Delight Is Taking Over Jersey City

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 10.21.2014 | Taste
Lia Petridis Maiello

Yummy, sticky rice with the inevitable surprise at the core wrapped in seaweed: who could say 'no' to that?

A New Kind Of Street Muralism Is Growing In Jersey City

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 08.06.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

An important part of the Street Art ecosystem is the mural and right now we are in the midst of a mural revolution in neighborhoods, towns and cities ...

Mayor: Cop Killer Said He Was 'Going To Be Famous'

AP | DAVID PORTER | Posted 09.13.2014 | Crime

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A day after a rookie police officer was gunned down in an ambush, mourners came to pay their respects at a makeshift memori...

As American Cities Grow, New Urbanism Must Be Inclusive

Steven Fulop | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Steven Fulop

Mention affordable housing and too often it conjures up the thought of failed housing programs from the '50s and '60s. Not only does this fly in the face of reality of what's happening in our cities today but it does a disservice to the residents of recently built affordable homes.