August 14, 2019

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson Tango tells the true story of two male penguins at the Central Park Zoo who paired off. The zoo’s staff noticed the two built a nest and tried to hatch a rock, so they gave them a real egg. Together the penguins raised baby Ta...

July 26, 2019

She held onto it like the times you hold on to the .25 seconds when the sun shines on your face during a blistering winter day. She finally looked up at this little rosy face hoping to hear her small voice say “mamá”

July 18, 2019

Life coaching as we know it started in the 1980s as a way to help people. Life coaches make it clear that the service they provide is not therapy, but they help you organize and focus to become the best person you can be.

This is Peter Gourri - British transplant, Jerse...

July 5, 2019

Romance novels may lead you to think of cheesy paperbacks for sale at drugstores with covers depicting women with heaving bosoms in the arms of men that look like Fabio. (It’s true: Fabio was featured on many romance novels covers in the 1980s and 90s.) However, the ro...

June 26, 2019

The small community, neighborhood feel that brings all of Jersey City together will be lost because without us, there is no community. Jersey City is a city, but we all call it a town because we know our neighbors, work together, and work across so many divisions creat...

June 16, 2019

Riding a bike takes practice. Riding a bike through Jersey City takes gumption and a really good helmet. Riding miles through the local counties takes dedication. And riding to raise money for local organizations should be celebrated.

May 31, 2019

Ayesha Shamsi is a teacher who aspires to be a poet. She meets Khalid at an open-mic night and is immediately turned off by his conservative ideas. Ayesha and Khalid are forced to work together to plan a youth conference for their mosque and spend much of their time ar...

May 7, 2019

Low and mid-income are not money makers for developers where the bottom line is #1. But Jersey City is not just the community of the wealthy and those who can afford to pay almost NYC rent prices. “Developers need to understand they are still coming into an already est...

April 30, 2019

What is inspiration?!

Inspiration is producing an event, being wowed by the talent that participated, and then being further amazed by everybody who came to support the event.

This was our April Open Mic night dedicated to Women’s History Month and National Poetry Month....

The star of the event was 16-year-old Anaya Singh of the Sunrise Movement, who received the loudest ovation of the evening for her impassioned speech about fighting for her future under the specter of a changing planet. Though she roused the crowd with her hopeful rhet...

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