Living in JC

Local Grassroots Highlight: Jersey City Women 

Local Grassroots Highlight: Jersey City Women    Grassroots initiatives are critical to helping drive the change needed in our community. We can learn to advocate for our needs and issues that affect our livelihoods at the local level. Today, I wanted to share the work

UN’s Climate Crisis Report & What This Means for Jersey City

UN’s Climate Crisis Report & What This Means for Jersey City   By now, you may have heard of the pressing climate news from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), an international body of highly endorsed scientists. The nearly 4,000-page climate crisis report

10 New Jersey City Businesses That Opened During COVID

10 New Jersey City Businesses That Opened During COVID If you thought opening a business was hard, try doing it during a pandemic. An entrepreneurial spirit is hard to defeat, however, and despite the many challenges, businesses have continued opening and thriving in Jersey City

Running Clubs in Jersey City You Should Know About!

Running Clubs in Jersey City You Should Know About! Running has many physical and mental benefits, from staying healthy to being a part of an inspiring group of people who can uplift you. So if you’re new to Jersey City and are looking for people

Back To School: Jersey City’s Plan for Students Returning to School

Back To School: Jersey City’s Plan for Students Returning to School   Back to School with COVID-19 Safety Requirements  It’s that time of the year when the summer break comes to an end and parents are preparing their kids to return to school. Come September;

Exclusive Interview: Celebrating Jersey City’s Diversity at the Sister Cities Mural

Exclusive Interview: Celebrating Jersey City’s Diversity at the Sister Cities Mural   Every summer, Jersey City gets a beautiful new mural created by our city’s talented young artists through the Youth Summer Public Art Program as part of the Jersey City Mural Arts Program (JCMAP).

Tips For Finding the Right Pet Care Provider

Finding the Right Pet Care Provider   In the early days of July, Jersey City residents were disturbed and saddened by the story of Mac, a local Golden-doodle, who was stolen by his dog walker and after a two-day search by the community, was found

9 Activities to Keep Cool from the Summer Heat

9 Activities to Keep Cool from the Summer Heat Jersey City is no stranger to green spaces, and with many new projects coming up in the area, we have plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy in our city. In recent years, the city has undergone

Exploring Jersey City’s Community Gardens

Exploring Jersey City’s Community Gardens & Access to Fresh Produce Jersey City is home to numerous community gardens, providing residents with space to exercise their green thumb, contribute to food security, and build civic engagement. They help inform and get us to understand where our

Tips For A Plastic Free July– And Beyond!

How to Practice A Plastic Free July Written By Sophia Prieto, Greener JC Intern   The summer months have arrived, and after over a year of being stuck at home, everyone is eager to regain some semblance of normality. From Fourth of July barbecues with