A lot of folks think of fall as the true start of the year, especially when it comes to cultural events. The summer hiatus is over, and the arts community gets down to business. A couple of our stories highlight the city’s arts offerings.
The Jersey City Museum, which had been closed since December 2010, reopened in the summer. Art lovers will be able to enjoy the first-floor galleries on weekends. And you can see some of the museum’s beautiful pieces in our pages.
Reporter Lana Rose Diaz surveys the JC music scene, while Arlene Phalon Baldassari profiles jazz legend and Jersey City resident John Hammond.
In the area of treasured landmarks, we offer a retrospective of the former and much-loved Flamingo Diner, and we have some sad news about the Powerhouse.
Ogden Avenue also has a rich history. This issue’s “Hoods” section highlights that historic and scenic part of town.
It’s a tough job market for college grads. We talk to a few who graduated from our local colleges and are bucking the odds as they look for work.
A good way to keep warm this winter is to join a martial arts club. We’ll tell you where to find one that suits your fighting needs.
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