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Jersey City's Carol Lugo voted off 'America's Got Talent'

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Carol Lugo of Jersey City was eliminated from the "America's Got Talent'' TV competition last night. Jersey City's Carol Lugo, the 62-year-old ...

Wittpenn Bridge Closed Friday Night Through Saturday

The Jersey City Independent | The Jersey City Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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The Wittpenn Bridge, which connects Jersey City and Kearny along Route 7 at the western end of Newark Avenue, will be closed for repairs from 9 p.m. t...

Jersey City Gun Battle Video Released (VIDEO)

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

UPDATE: The video has been released by the Jersey City police. Watch it below: *** JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Police in Jersey City plan to release...

Jack Shaw, Player In New Jersey Corruption Scandal, Found Dead

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Jack Shaw, a key figure in last Thursday's giant New Jersey corruption scandal, has been found dead in his apartment. The Jersey Journal is reporting...

Jersey City Corruption Quote of the Day: 'Can You Do It as Soon as Possible?'

The Jersey City Independent | The Jersey City Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Editor’s note: There are many moments in the unsealed federal criminal complaints against Jersey City politicians and officials that are stunnin...

Five Cops Shot in Jersey City Gunfight

NBC NewYork | NBC New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Five New Jersey police officers were wounded during a pre-dawn gunfight that left two suspects dead, cops said. Sponsored Topics: Police officer -...

Jersey City Shootout: 5 Cops Wounded, 2 Suspects Slain

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Five police officers were shot -- two of them critically wounded -- in a running gunfight Thursday morning during a police s...

Jersey City's Zeppelin Hall Opens its Taps and its Doors

The Jersey City Independent | The Jersey City Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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On Friday at 4 pm, the eagerly-awaited Zeppelin Hall, located in Jersey City’s Liberty Harbor development, opened to the public. After a few hou...

Jersey City Museum Launches Art Summer Camp for Teens

The Jersey City Independent | The Jersey City Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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The Jersey City Museum is introducing a two-week intensive Visual Arts Camp designed for high school students, with a focus on portfolio development i...

Live in JC: Rocking Around JC Fridays

The Jersey City Independent | The Jersey City Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

I'm quite sold on the fact that the only reason weather exists is to screw up festival events and picnics. It's definitely peak monsoon season here i...

Powerhouse Stabilization Gets Underway

The Jersey City Independent | The Jersey City Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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As various factions have battled over who should pay to relocate the electrical transformers inside Jersey City’s Powerhouse, the health of the...

Jersey City Gets First Confirmed Swine Flu Cases

The Jersey City Independent | The Jersey City Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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The city says its has been notified that four Jersey City residents have been confirmed positive for H1N1 Influenza virus, also known as swine flu. Th...

Jersey City's Farmers Markets Start Opening for the Season

The Jersey City Independent | The Jersey City Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Last week, we told you about the opening of the Hamilton Park Farmers Market on June 3. Here are the confirmed opening dates for other markets in Jers...

Fair Housing Advocates Take Bus Tour of Jersey City & Bayonne

The Jersey City Independent | The Jersey City Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Department of Community Affairs commissioner Joe Doria and Urban League of Hudson County president Elnora Watson address the crowd before the bus tou...

Get Out of Town: Cheap and (Usually) Easy Summer Trips from Jersey City

The Jersey City Independent | The Jersey City Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Illustration: N.I As we emerge from the official summer kickoff known as Memorial Day, we wanted to give you some tips and ideas about how to get ou...

Nonprofit Brings New Orleans Culture to Jersey City Kids

The Jersey City Independent | The Jersey City Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Now it hopes to take next step and send Jersey City kids to New Orleans A fiercely protected arts scene. Varied historic architecture. Foodies. A chec...

Call for Participants: Jersey City's 35th Annual Cultural Arts Festival

The Jersey City Independent | The Jersey City Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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This year’s Cultural Arts Festival is scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 7 from 1-7 pm at Liberty State Park in the Central Railroad Termin...

Downtown Jersey City Gets a Weekly Artist Market

The Jersey City Independent | The Jersey City Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Starting this week, the Grove Street PATH plaza will be transformed each Friday afternoon into a full-fledged market featuring art, handmade goods an...

Public Hearings for Court-Mandated Disparity Study On Tap This Week

The Jersey City Independent | The Jersey City Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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The Florida firm chosen by Jersey City to undertake a Disparity Study will hold two public hearings this week to receive testimony on business owners&...

Not Your Mama's Mafia: Jersey City's Craft Underground Knows It's All About Family

The Jersey City Independent | The Jersey City Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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The Jersey City Craft Mafia’s founders (l-r): Stefanie Flodmand, Luca Cusolito and Chris Maguire Photo: Emily August Of all the mafias that m...

Crafts Get Made: Jersey City's Newest Mafia Knows It's All About Family

The Jersey City Independent | The Jersey City Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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The Jersey City Craft Mafia’s founders (l-r): Stefanie Flodmand, Luca Cusolito and Chris Maguire Photo: Emily August Of all the mafias that may...

Crafts Get Made: The Jersey City Craft Mafia Knows It's All About Family

The Jersey City Independent | The Jersey City Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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The Jersey City Craft Mafia’s founders (l-r): Stefanie Flodmand, Luca Cusolito and Chris Maguire Photo: Emily August Of all the mafias that may...

Public Meeting on Hudson River Walkway Slated for Monday

The Jersey City Independent | The Jersey City Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is holding a public meeting on Monday on its plans to construct the final section of the Hudso...

Meet Bob Leach, Jersey City's Historian Storyteller

The Jersey City Independent | The Jersey City Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Most Jersey City residents are aware that the city has a rich and long history, but as they go through their daily routines, it can be easy for them ...

PHOTOS: Election Day (and Night) in Jersey City

The Jersey City Independent | The Jersey City Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Photos by: Nancy Benecki, Martin Bricketto, Jonathan Fitzgerald and Shane Smith ...