Cuba’s Crumbling – An Opinion Piece

(This is part of the Jersey City in Havana Series, multimedia stories produced by St. Peter’s students who spent Spring Break in Cuba.) By Jonathan Veintimilla, Class of 2020 Travelers exalt the island’s beauty while warning of the lack of technology and toilet paper, but not many people speak of the deterioration crisis.  No advice…

Beauty and its Beast: Jersey City Artists and Gentrification

By Ennica Jacob, Class of 2017 Emerging from the Grove Street Path Station, you’re hit by a wave, in the figurative sense. A portrait of a controlled ocean wave hovers above Dunkin’ Donuts. Depending on what path you choose, you’ll be greeted by an aesthetically pleasing mural or “Protect Yo Heart” tags spray-painted on the…

McGinley Square Business Owners Ready For Change

By Hazel Yarber and Christopher Williams   Jersey City is one of 12 cities chosen for Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Innovation teams. The idea is to make the cities more appealing and according to their mission “ensure, longer lives for the greatest number of people.” Bloomberg Philanthropies focus on five key areas, including: public health, environment, education,…

Spotlight on Greenville

By Diamond Reid and Jenna Carbin Greenville is located in the southernmost section of the city.  The neighborhood starts south of the West Side area stretching to the border of  Bayonne.  Greenville has gone through many changes over the last 40 years and the change doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon.  Dating back to…

A Change of Heart – Developing McGinley Square

by Garvey Potter, Matthew Holowienka, and Tatiana Ferraro The “Heart of Jersey City,” McGinley Square, will house a 20-story construction called Saint Peter’s Tower by late 2016 due to a joint venture between Saint Peter’s University and the Maryland-based Sora Development, according to a January press release published on the university website. Saint Peter’s will…