22 new candidates receive their U.S. citizenship certificates

For the second time in six month, the Weehawken American Legion Post 18 in New Jersey hosted a naturalization ceremony with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to welcome 22 new citizens from 14 different countries.

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NJ town partners with HBO and NYC film makers to mentor students in film making

The West New York Public Schools District will be partnering with HBO and LPZ Cinetech, a film and media arts education institute that teaches students the art and craft of film making and connects them to the film industry. Fifteen students were selected and they’ll receive guidance and feedback on their project as they work on it during the school year. The original video segment first appeared on Hudson County View.

Jersey City artist and Airbnb host paints new work at community art show to show support for short-term rentals

Nathan Talyor is a Jersey City-based artist and Airbnb host, who relies on renting his apartment to Airbnb guests to make ends meet. Jersey City voters will have an opportunity to vote on a referendum on November 5 on whether they want regulations on Airbnb short-term rentals. The following video segment first appeared on Hudson County View.

 

Jersey City PD requesting city council to restore off-duty security details

In 2017, several Jersey City police officers were caught stealing time while claiming on time sheets that they were posted on off-duty security details. The city responded by scaling back the program, but the union representing the officers say the lack of off-duty security details is causing financial hardship, especially for younger members of the force.

Competition among different sports leagues for playing fields in NYC Parks is growing

I wrote the following story for City Limits, published on Monday, August 19, 2019!

Swing by Randall’s Island on a given night, and just a little of New York City’s sports diversity will be on display. Rugby on one field, soccer on another. Gaelic football over here, maybe Australian rules football over here. On a weekend day, the parade field at Van Cortlandt Park might offer a similar mix of team equipment: cricket bats, softball gloves, hurling sticks, frisbees.

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