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Good News Jersey City is the place to hear the heartwarming, human interest news that can be found all over our thriving city! Sharing the stories of residents that have helped shape our communities, overcome the odds and given us hope for future Jersey City generations!

An Outpouring of Jersey Pride at Homegrown

An Outpouring of Jersey Pride at Homegrown   If there’s one thing we’re known for more than our bagels, beaches, and Taylor Ham in New Jersey, it’s our home state pride. The new bar HomeGrown, formerly Headroom Bar & Social, embodies that Jersey pride by

Jersey City Opens Skatepark in Bergen-Lafayette

Jersey City Opens Skatepark in Bergen-Lafayette   Years ago, Jersey City won a National design competition with the Tony Hawk Foundation (now known as The Skatepark Project) and received a grant to help build the newest, and best, skatepark in New Jersey. What set Jersey

West Side Community Fridge Offers Free Food

West Side Community Fridge Offers Free Food Aid comes in many forms during tumultuous times of need. One of our most basic and constant needs is to eat, but sometimes that’s just not something we can provide by ourselves and requires a little help from

Father’s Day: Dad’s Making a Difference

Father’s Day: Dad’s Making a Difference It’s Father’s Day, so we’re highlighting amazing dads making a difference who deserve some recognition for all that they do to bring a little more “good” to the Jersey City community.   Frank “Educational” Gilmore, Founder of the Educational

Jersey City Heroes in Action

Jersey City Heroes in Action During our April 29th Jersey City Heroes in Action Instagram livestream, we interviewed heroes from seven incredible organizations and heard all about their amazing causes benefiting our community. Each had 20 minutes to give information about what they’re doing and

Jersey City Businesses Pivot for COVID-19

Jersey City Businesses Pivot for COVID-19 With the COVID-19 crisis continuing its month-long negative effects on every industry in Jersey City with no signs of slowing, local businesses have been forced to shut their doors and do little more than hope for a swift end

Virtual Easter Services in Jersey City

Virtual Easter Services in Jersey City If there’s one thing JC’s got, it’s flavor. And heart—okay so that makes two. For better than two decades, I’ve reaped many a benefit when both flow in glorious dimensions to yield food, music, art, festivals, theater and so

List of Women-Owned Jersey City Businesses

List of Women-Owned Jersey City Businesses This month we’ve highlighted some incredible business owning “Boss Women”  from all over Jersey City. To culminate this special month, we wanted to showcase the amount of female owned businesses we have right here in our city! We took

Boss Women of Jersey City: Shimkiri of Jersey City Ballroom

Boss Women of Jersey City: Shimkiri of Jersey City Ballroom   Fierce. Strong. Savvy. Talented. These are all words that easily describe Shimkiri Sawian-Figar, professional latin ballroom dancer and owner of Jersey City Ballroom. Shimkiri, used to commanding the dance floor in front of audiences

Body Transformation by Jersey City Boss Women

Body Transformation by Jersey City Boss Women   It was a typical late October day as I stood in the dressing room of Victoria’s Secret. What was meant to be a quick trip to find a new bra for an upcoming dance competition quickly became