History

Heroic Women of Jersey City’s History

Heroic Women of Jersey City’s History As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we should take the time to reflect on the women throughout history who spent their lives fighting for women’s rights and trailblazing though many different fields of work and education so people of

Underground Railroad in Jersey City

Underground Railroad in JC From the 1820s to 1860, between forty and one hundred thousand enslaved African Americans escaped bondage through the Underground Railroad, a secret route through a series of safe houses that ended in free northern states, Canada, or Mexico. When one thinks

Black History Month: The Past and The Future

Black History Month: The Past and The Future   Black History Month in the U.S.  February 1st commences the annual celebration of Black History Month. This month aims to educate people on why we honor, acknowledge and celebrate the monumental impact of African Americans, both in

A Decade in Jersey City: 2009-2019 Wrap Up

A Decade in Jersey City: 2009-2019 Wrap Up   As we get settled in to 2020 and look forward to a new decade, we took one more glance back at the last 10 years in Jersey City to compile a list of “Hey, remember when…?”

UP, UP, AND AWAY: A Short History of JC Aviation

UP, UP, AND AWAY: A Short History of JC Aviation   If you say it aloud, it sounds as if you are ready to fly somewhere, as if there is an adventure in the offing, up close and personal. Can you say that phrase and

Veterans’ Day: A Family’s Annual Park Clean Up

Veterans’ Day: A Family’s Annual Park Clean Up  “Veterans know better than anyone else the price of freedom, for they’ve suffered the scars of war. We can offer them no better tribute than to protect what they have won for us.” – President Ronald Reagan,

Jersey City: Where Does Your Water Come From?

Jersey City: Where Does Your Water Come From?   It’s a typical Jersey City morning (if there is such a thing), you wake up, rub your eyes, stumble into your bathroom and turn the faucet on to brush your teeth. Seems pretty simple – but