Guest Column

June 13, 2021

The council members of Jersey City need to understand the responsibility they have on their shoulders when it comes to expanding the monies and resources of our residents. I strongly believe arts is the language of culture and diversity, which define the essence of our great city. However, the ...

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New Jersey is opening back up and the firefighters, EMTs, and dispatchers of the NJFMBA could not be happier. While protecting our communities is our job, building the community is our passion, and that has been difficult over the past 15 months. Like everyone, we were struck by the uncertainty ...

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In March, my home state of New Jersey signed into law the Murphy, Reynolds-Jackson & Verrelli Bill requiring schools to include diversity and inclusion (DNI) instruction into their curriculums. When I read that news I was first ecstatic.  I love social justice!  I live and breathe diversity and ...

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This moment in educational history is unlike any other. Over the last year, families have faced incredible personal and economic hardships, while children nationwide, especially our most vulnerable, have struggled academically and emotionally.  The complex question facing America as we recover ...

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Springtime has now brought us a renewed spirit and hope as we look forward to the months ahead when we will begin to see each other again in person for community events and activities. Throughout the month of April, we are celebrating National Donate Life Month! This is our time to encourage ...

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Some Americans live comfortably and unconsciously understanding that their behaviors, attitudes and utterances are supported by systems that will judge and treat them fairly.  These individuals do not fear that their existence threatens other individuals and communities.  They do not fear that ...

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It was thirteen months ago that we first started hearing about cases of Coronavirus here in the United States. Because it was so new, we were learning as we went along. Information about what the symptoms were, what precautions needed to be taken, and who was most vulnerable changed from day to ...

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It is no secret Jersey City Public Schools have been underfunded for more than a decade. Rather than supporting our efforts to fulfill our mandate — providing thorough and efficient education for Jersey City students — City Hall has asked us to do more with less.  The City recently introduced a ...

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