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Two Charged in Saturday’s Fatal Shooting of 26-Year-Old on Grant Avenue
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The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit has charged a 32-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman in the shooting death of 26-year-old Raquan Bass.

https://jcitytimes.com/two-charged-in- ... year-old-on-grant-avenue/

Posted on: Yesterday 21:47
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Jersey City Sprinkler Parks and Pools
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If you are looking to beat the heat this summer, head to a local pool or sprinkler park.

https://jcfamilies.com/jersey-city-sprinkler-parks/

Posted on: Yesterday 19:27
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Woman Shot and Killed Attending Vigil for Shooting Victim
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A woman attending an early morning vigil for a man killed in a shooting this weekend was herself fatally wounded when shots were fired into the group.

https://jcitytimes.com/woman-shot-and- ... igil-for-shooting-victim/

Posted on: Yesterday 14:40
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The Brunswick School Is Hiring Teachers!
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Teachers! The Brunswick School in Downtown Jersey City is currently hiring for several positions for the 2021-2022 school year. Amongst these positions are:
1. Academic Head Teacher
2. Assistant Teachers

Positions are full-time and a comprehensive benefits package is offered.

If you are interested in applying for these positions, please email info@thebrunswickschool.com or visit www.thebrunswickschool.com and click “About Us” which directs you to Career’s page to see their available positions.

Posted on: 7/26 18:53
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Authorities Seek Help Finding Man Charged With Sexual Assaults
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Authorities are seeking the public’s help finding a man wanted in connection with multiple sexual assaults.

https://jcitytimes.com/authorities-see ... ged-with-sexual-assaults/

Posted on: 7/26 15:51
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55 Year-Old Man Charged in Fatal Heights Stabbing
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The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit has charged a 55-year-old Jersey City man in the stabbing death of an unidentified adult male who was found dead in the area of Cambridge Avenue in Jersey City just after 10:00 p.m. last night.

https://jcitytimes.com/55-year-old-man ... n-fatal-heights-stabbing/

Posted on: 7/25 16:31
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Re: The Mayor Blinks on Trash Fees
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LOL this JJ story was already posted yesterday but the anti-Fulop newsletter as usual posts its version of the story anyway. Also gets not one but 3 plugs in from candidates running against the Fulop ticket.

Posted on: 7/25 15:01
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The Mayor Blinks on Trash Fees
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With opposition growing daily, Mayor Fulop appears to be reversing his controversial decision to shift to individual homeowners the cost of trash pickup, a cost previously shouldered by the city.

https://jcitytimes.com/the-mayor-blinks-on-trash-fees/

Posted on: 7/25 13:32
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26 Year-Old-Man Gunned Down in Greenville
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A 26-year-old man was shot and killed this morning near Grant Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive.

https://jcitytimes.com/26-year-old-man-gunned-down-in-greenville/

Posted on: 7/24 23:09
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Jersey City looks to suspend controversial ‘garbage tax’
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Jersey City looks to suspend controversial ‘garbage tax’

Updated 3:11 PM; Today 2:59 PM

By Margaret Schmidt | The Jersey Journal

After complaints from residents, the Jersey City mayor and council are calling for a halt to the controversial solid waste fee that was tacked onto residents’ water and sewage bills this year, Mayor Steve Fulop said in a news release this morning.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2021/07/jers ... oversial-garbage-tax.html

Posted on: 7/24 20:53
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North River Sing Community Chorus to Hold Auditions, Resume Programming
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After more than a year’s hiatus due to Covid-19, this September Jersey City-based North River Sing Community Chorus will spring back to life with auditions in August and September, in-person rehearsals for fully vaccinated members, and a new slew of its signature Broadway and jazz standard songs.

https://jcitytimes.com/north-river-sin ... tions-resume-programming/

Posted on: 7/23 17:44
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Re: Music Program for Latin Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows, Clerk Street,
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Well, there has been a steady growth in the Latin Mass over the last twenty years despite many obstacles. David Gibson and the progressives meanwhile go to Novus Ordo Masses that get stranger and whose flocks get older and older. The Novus Ordo world shut down completely during the Pandemic revealing a lot.
In France, btw, which has a long experience with the issues of progressives in charge starting with the French Revolution, more faithful go to the Latin Mass than the new Mass. This is the reality.

Posted on: 7/22 20:52
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Re: Music Program for Latin Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows, Clerk Street,
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Posted on: 7/22 20:25
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Pick Your Own Peach Farms Around Jersey City
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As we are entering the peach season, the fruits are super sweet, juicy, and fresh. To ensure you are getting the freshest peaches possible, we suggest you take out the family and go pick your own. Here is the list:

https://jcfamilies.com/pick-peach-farms-around-jersey-city/

Posted on: 7/22 18:57
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Re: Music Program for Latin Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows, Clerk Street,
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Posted on: 7/22 16:50
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Re: Music Program for Latin Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows, Clerk Street,
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FYI, the Latin Mass is continuing at Our Lady of Sorrows. Indications are that the bishops in France, the UK, and the USA are responding in a pastoral manner in support of Tradition.

Posted on: 7/22 13:54
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Re: Music Program for Latin Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows, Clerk Street,
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er on the New TLM Restrictions
Cardinal Gerhard Mueller

MONDAY, JULY 19, 2021

The pope’s intention with his motu proprio, Traditionis Custodes, is to secure or restore the unity of the Church. The proposed means for this is the total unification of the Roman Rite in the form of the Missal of Paul VI (including its subsequent variations). Therefore, the celebration of Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, as introduced by Pope Benedict XVI with Summorum pontificum (2007) on the basis of the Missal that existed from Pius V (1570) to John XXIII (1962), has been drastically restricted. The clear intent is to condemn the Extraordinary Form to extinction in the long run.

In his “Letter to the Bishops of the Whole World,” which accompanies the motu proprio, Pope Francis tries to explain the motives that have caused him, as the bearer of the supreme authority of the Church, to limit the liturgy in the extraordinary form. Beyond the presentation of his subjective reactions, however, a stringent and logically comprehensible theological argumentation would also have been appropriate. For papal authority does not consist in superficially demanding from the faithful mere obedience, i.e., a formal submission of the will, but, much more essentially, in enabling the faithful also to be convinced with consent of the mind. As St. Paul, courteous towards his often quite unruly Corinthians, said, “in the church I would rather speak five words with my mind, so as to instruct others also, than ten thousand words in tongues.” (1 Cor 14:19)

This dichotomy between good intention and poor execution always arises where the objections of competent employees are perceived as an obstruction of their superiors’ intentions, and which are, therefore, not even offered. As welcome as the references to Vatican II may be, care must be taken to ensure that the Council’s statements are used precisely and in context. The quotation from St. Augustine about membership in the Church “according to the body” and “according to the heart” (Lumen Gentium 14) refers to the full Church membership of the Catholic faith. It consists in the visible incorporation into the body of Christ (creedal, sacramental, ecclesiastical-hierarchical communion) as well as in the union of the heart, i.e. in the Holy Spirit. What this means, however, is not obedience to the pope and the bishops in the discipline of the sacraments, but sanctifying grace, which fully involves us in the invisible Church as communion with the Triune God.

For the unity in the confession of the revealed faith and the celebration of the mysteries of grace in the seven sacraments by no means require sterile uniformity in the external liturgical form, as if the Church were like one of the international hotel chains with their homogenous design. The unity of believers with one another is rooted in unity in God through faith, hope, and love and has nothing to do with uniformity in appearance, the lockstep of a military formation, or the groupthink of the big-tech age.

Even after the Council of Trent, there always was a certain diversity (musical, celebratory, regional) in the liturgical organization of Masses. The intention of Pope Pius V was not to suppress the variety of rites, but rather to curb the abuses that had led to a devastating lack of understanding among the Protestant Reformers regarding the substance of the sacrifice of the Mass (its Sacrificial character and Real Presence). In the Missal of Paul VI, ritualistic (rubricist) homogenization is broken up, precisely in order to overcome a mechanical execution in favor of an inner and outer active participation of all believers in their respective languages and cultures. The unity of the Latin rite, however, should be preserved through the same basic liturgical structure and the precise orientation of the translations to the Latin original.

The Roman Church must not pass on its responsibility for unity in cult to the Bishops’ Conferences. Rome must oversee translation of the normative texts of the Missal of Paul VI, and even of the biblical texts, that might obscure the contents of the faith. Presumptions that one may “improve” the verba domini (e.g. pro multis – “for many” – at the consecration, the et ne nos inducas in tentationem – “and lead us not into temptation” – in the Our Father), contradict the truth of the faith and the unity of the Church much more than celebrating Mass according to the Missal of John XXIII.

The key to a Catholic understanding of the liturgy lies in the insight that the substance of the sacraments is given to the Church as a visible sign and means of the invisible grace by virtue of divine law, but that it is up to the Apostolic See and, in accordance with the law, to the bishops to order the external form of the liturgy (insofar as it has not already existed since apostolic times). (Sacrosanctum Concilium, 22 § 1)

The provisions of Traditionis Custodes are of a disciplinary, not dogmatic nature and can be modified again by any future pope. Naturally, the pope, in his concern for the unity of the Church in the revealed faith, is to be fully supported when the celebration of Holy Mass according to the Missal of 1962 is an expression of resistance to the authority of Vatican II, which is to say, when the doctrine of the faith and the Church’s ethics are relativized or even denied in the liturgical and pastoral order.


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In Traditionis Custodes, the pope rightly insists on the unconditional recognition of Vatican II. Nobody can call himself a Catholic who either wants to go back behind Vatican II (or any other council recognized by the pope) as the time of the “true” Church or wants to leave that Church behind as an intermediate step towards a “new Church.” One may measure Pope Francis’ will to return to unity the deplored so-called “traditionalists” (i.e., those opposed to the Missal of Paul VI) against the degree of his determination to put an end to the innumerable “progressivist” abuses of the liturgy (renewed in accordance with Vatican II) that are tantamount to blasphemy. The paganization of the Catholic liturgy – which is in its essence nothing other than the worship of the One and Triune God – through the mythologization of nature, the idolatry of environment and climate, as well as the Pachamama spectacle, were rather counterproductive for the restoration and renewal of a dignified and orthodox liturgy reflective of the fulness of the Catholic faith.

Nobody can turn a blind eye to the fact that even those priests and laypeople who celebrate Mass according to the order of the Missal of St. Paul VI are now being widely decried as traditionalist. The teachings of Vatican II on the uniqueness of redemption in Christ, the full realization of the Church of Christ in the Catholic Church, the inner essence of the Catholic liturgy as adoration of God and mediation of grace, Revelation and its presence in Scripture and Apostolic Tradition, the infallibility of the magisterium, the primacy of the pope, the sacramentality of the Church, the dignity of the priesthood, the holiness and indissolubility of marriage – all these are being heretically denied in open contradiction to Vatican II by a majority of German bishops and lay functionaries (even if disguised under pastoral phrases).

And despite all the apparent enthusiasm they express for Pope Francis, they are flatly denying the authority conferred on him by Christ as the successor of Peter. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s document about the impossibility of legitimizing same-sex and extramarital sexual contacts through a blessing is ridiculed by German (and not only German) bishops, priests, and theologians as merely the opinion of under-qualified curial officials. Here we have a threat to the unity of the Church in revealed faith, reminiscent of the size of the Protestant secession from Rome in the sixteenth century. Given the disproportion between the relatively modest response to the massive attacks on the unity of the church in the German “Synodal Way” (as well as in other pseudo-reforms) and the harsh disciplining of the old ritual minority, the image of the misguided fire brigade comes to mind, which – instead of saving the blazing house – instead first saves the small barn next to it.

Without the slightest empathy, one ignores the religious feelings of the (often young) participants in the Masses according to the Missal John XXIII. (1962) Instead of appreciating the smell of the sheep, the shepherd here hits them hard with his crook. It also seems simply unjust to abolish celebrations of the “old” rite just because it attracts some problematic people: abusus non tollit usum.

What deserves special attention in Traditionis Custodes is the use of the axiom lex orandi-lex credendi (“Rule of prayer – rule of faith”). This phrase appears first in the anti-Pelagian Indiculus (“Against superstitions and paganism”) which spoke about “the sacraments of priestly prayers, handed down by the apostles to be celebrated uniformly all over the world and in the entire Catholic Church, so that the rule of prayer is the rule of faith.” (Denzinger Hünermann, Enchiridion symbolorum 3) This refers to the substance of the sacraments (in signs and words) but not the liturgical rite, of which there were several (with different variants) in the patristic era. One cannot simply declare the latest missal to be the only valid norm of the Catholic faith without distinguishing between the “part that is unchangeable by virtue of divine institution and the parts that are subject to change.” (Sacrosanctum Concilium 21). The changing liturgical rites do not represent a different faith, but rather testify to the one and the same Apostolic Faith of the Church in its different expressions.

The pope’s letter confirms that he allows the celebration according to the older form under certain conditions. He rightly points to the centrality of the Roman canon in the more recent Missal as the heart of the Roman rite. This guarantees the crucial continuity of the Roman liturgy in its essence, organic development, and inner unity. To be sure, one expects the lovers of the ancient liturgy to recognize the renewed liturgy; just as the followers of the Paul VI Missal also have to confess that the Mass according to the Missal of John XXIII is a true and valid Catholic liturgy, that is, it contains the substance of the Eucharist instituted by Christ and, therefore, there is and can only be “the one Mass of all times.”

A little more knowledge of Catholic dogmatics and the history of the liturgy could counteract the unfortunate formation of opposing parties and also save the bishops from the temptation to act in an authoritarian, loveless, and narrow-minded manner against the supporters of the “old” Mass. The bishops are appointed as shepherds by the Holy Spirit: “Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.” (Acts 20, 28) They are not merely representatives of a central office – with opportunities for advancement. The good shepherd can be recognized by the fact that he worries more about the salvation of souls than recommending himself to a higher authority by subservient “good behavior.” (1 Peter 5, 1-4) If the law of non-contradiction still applies, one cannot logically castigate careerism in the Church and at the same time promote careerists.

Let us hope that the Congregations for Religious and for Divine Worship, with their new authority, do not become inebriated by power and think they have to wage a campaign of destruction against the communities of the old rite – in the foolish belief that by doing so they are rendering a service to the Church and promoting Vatican II.

If Traditionis Custodes is to serve the unity of the church, that can only mean a unity in faith, which enables us to “come to the perfect knowledge of the Son of God,” which is to say unity in truth and love. (cf. Eph 4, 12-15).

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Translated from the German by Robert Royal with Msgr. Hans Feichtinger.

Posted on: 7/22 13:53
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This Weekend (Things to do)
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These summer days are warm and long, and there’s plenty of ways to fill them here in Jersey City! It’s the 26th anniversary of Jersey City Carnival, with plenty of fun events to round up the season happening this weekend. There’s also outdoor movies, music, food, and more!

https://jcitytimes.com/this-weekend-9/

Posted on: 7/22 13:49
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Re: Changes to Historic Loew’s Theater Tentatively Approved Despite Harsh Criticism
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And here is the JJ piece on it:

Jersey City’s Loew’s theater renovation advances, but concrete details are scarce

Updated Jul 21, 2021; Posted Jul 21, 2021 By Peter D’Auria | The Jersey Journal

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2021/07/jers ... e-details-are-scarce.html

Should have been done in 2014 but at least it looks like DAE picked a great Architect for the project. Click through the site a lot of modern stuff but also did some beautiful renovations.

https://www.otj.com/our-work/

Hudson Theatre NYC
Kings Theatre NYC
Webster Hall NYC
Boston Opera House
Peabody Opera House
Cincinnati Music Hall

Posted on: 7/22 11:58
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Changes to Historic Loew’s Theater Tentatively Approved Despite Harsh Criticism
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The long and winding march to restore Loew’s Jersey theater in Journal Square took a step forward this week as the city’s Historic Preservation Commission conditionally approved the $72 million restoration job slated to be performed DAE Entertainment 1 Entity LLC.

https://jcitytimes.com/changes-to-hist ... -despite-harsh-criticism/

Posted on: 7/21 21:03
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Bayonne businessman going 15 rounds to complete tribute to the real-life ‘Rocky’
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(I have been to Dillin Tire a few times interesting mini museum of The Champ inside)

Bayonne businessman going 15 rounds to complete tribute to the real-life ‘Rocky’

Updated 12:17 PM; Today 11:37 AM By Mark Rotundo | The Jersey Journal

In the words of the silver screen icon Rocky Balboa, Bruce Dillin “didn’t hear no bell yet.”

The Bayonne tire store owner isn’t fighting for a championship belt, but perhaps he can channel the fictional boxing champ as he attempts to complete his own underdog story — the creation of a lasting tribute to Chuck Wepner, the real-life “Rocky Balboa.”

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2021/07/bayo ... -the-real-life-rocky.html

Posted on: 7/21 19:40
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Re: A mob, gun fire, and the police do nothing?
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MDM wrote:
Map shows this in the Heights someplace. Anyone have details as to what exactly went down?

https://neighbors.ring.com/n/Oe1kwq1iMO



Gunmen Shoot at a Group of People in Jersey City
By rlsmetro on July 21, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. EDT


Jersey City Police reported no injuries in a shots-fired incident that happened in the city on Tuesday night.

Several individuals reported to police that at approximately 10:45 p.m., shooters arrived in the vicinity of Grace Street and Central Avenue and began firing shots in their direction.


https://www.rlsmedia.com/article/gunme ... -group-people-jersey-city

Posted on: 7/21 16:48
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A mob, gun fire, and the police do nothing?
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Map shows this in the Heights someplace. Anyone have details as to what exactly went down?


https://neighbors.ring.com/n/Oe1kwq1iMO

Posted on: 7/21 15:51
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Progressive Congressional Candidate Imani Oakley: An Interview
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We sat down with Oakley last week and had a wide ranging discussion covering everything from a formative experience with police brutality in Montclair to her desire to see ICE abolished.

https://jcitytimes.com/progressive-con ... mani-oakley-an-interview/

Posted on: 7/21 14:51
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Jersey City Vehicle Stop Results in Major Fentanyl Bust
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A backpack belonging to the occupant of a car stopped by members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force has yielded a large quantity of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is 80-100 times stronger than morphine or heroin.

https://jcitytimes.com/jersey-city-veh ... s-in-major-fentanyl-bust/

Posted on: 7/20 22:06
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Mystery of Boarded up Grove Street Retail Spaces Solved
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Downtown residents wondering what will become of the retail spaces along Grove Street formerly occupied by Subway, GNC, NJ.com and Remax, now have an answer.

https://jcitytimes.com/mystery-of-boar ... eet-retail-spaces-solved/

Posted on: 7/20 16:31
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Steve Kaplan, Jersey City’s Olympic Fencer
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This month we’re thrilled to be speaking with Steve Kaplan, member of the 1976 U.S. Olympic fencing team and founder and owner of Cobra Fencing Club in Jersey City.

https://jcitytimes.com/steve-kaplan-jersey-citys-olympic-fencer/

Posted on: 7/20 14:39
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Get Fresh Produce At A Local Farmers Market
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As the weather gets better, the farmers’ markets around Jersey City are open. Check out a local market for your fresh produce as well as other local products. We have created a guide of 10 farmers’ markets in Jersey City here:

https://jcfamilies.com/farmers-market-in-jersey-city/

Posted on: 7/19 18:07
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Sex Offender Arrested for Sending Child Pornography over Instagram
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A Jersey City man has been arrested in connection with the possession and distribution of child pornography.

https://jcitytimes.com/sex-offender-ar ... rnography-over-instagram/

Posted on: 7/19 14:16
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Re: where q3 property tax bill?
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They cannot give the bill until the budget hearing which just happened last week. So it should come soon.

Posted on: 7/19 10:35
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