Charities

Axol and Friends: Shaping the Next Generation

Axol and Friends: Shaping the Next Generation It was a chilly winter morning when Jonathan R. L. Grosso, founder of the socially-conscious startup Axol and Friends, greeted me at his door offering a warm cup of Earl Grey Tea. His modest, and well organized Jersey

Puerto Rico Earthquake Relief Benefit in JC

Puerto Rico Earthquake Relief Benefit in Jersey City In January, the southern coast of Puerto Rico was rocked by a series of earthquakes, including two major 5.9 and 6.4 quakes and more than 1,100 smaller quakes and aftershocks over 15 days. The earthquakes left hundreds

Jersey + Co has Gelato Love for the Community

Jersey + Co has Gelato Love for the Community It was unseasonably warm for a Saturday in January. Temperatures rising past 60 degrees and just about everyone in Jersey City could be found outside. Brunch tables were hastily set up on sidewalks, couples walked hand

6 Things to Consider When Choosing a Dog

*Updated 3/26/2020* Due to the current coronavirus pandemic shelters are in need of foster homes and forever homes. Shelter staffs have been significantly reduced and pets have had to be surrendered because of loss of income. See below for the steps to consider when adopting

When Can I Throw Out My Christmas Tree!?

When Can I Throw Out My Christmas Tree!?   It is officially 2020 so New Year’s resolutions and “New Year New Me” mindsets are in full effect. From experience the best way to start off this new year is with a clean slate which means

JC Church Celebrates 12 Days of Kindness

JC Church Celebrates 12 Days of Kindness A KINDNESS MOVEMENT The Hope Center Tabernacle spent the first 12 days of December serving the community through diverse acts of kindness. Church volunteers brought Christmas cheer throughout Jersey City by visiting seniors, delivering care packages and gift

Checking in with Jersey City’s Dylan Chidick

Checking in with Jersey City’s Dylan Chidick Every once in awhile, we encounter human beings who are so charismatic, inspiring and profound that within minutes, they leave a permanent imprint on our lives. Jersey City boasts one such individual. Dylan Chidick, a young man who

Shop With A Cop

Shop With A Cop Smiles and laughter were in no short supply this past Saturday with kids filing into Kmart to celebrate the 5th annual Shop with a Cop event facilitated by the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office. This event has successfully bridged the gap between

Soaring Heights Charter School: Bringing Holiday Joy

Soaring Heights Charter School: Bringing Holiday Joy While for some families, the holidays are a time of joyous family reunions with an abundance of food, others in Jersey City are facing another day of food insecurity. Last week, the faculty and students of Soaring Heights

A Family’s Annual Park Clean Up at Grover Memorial Park

A Family’s Annual Park Clean Up at Grover Memorial Park “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