Liberty Humane Society is going mobile! A new outreach program tentatively called LHS Live will be driving dogs and cats, kittens and puppies into Jersey City neighborhoods, making it easier for potential adopters to spend some time with the animals so in need of a new home.
Journal Square’s big moment of truth is rapidly approaching and the neighborhood is preparing for the pending residential boom in several ways, which include some spruced-up streets, a transit hub renovation, and emerging community organization.
I Love Greenville Revitalization Initiative Selected for Special NJ Tax Credit Program, Seeks Donors
A neighborhood revitalization initiative spearheaded by Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corporation was one of 15 projects approved by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs to qualify for funding through the State’s Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credits Program.
Whole Foods Market is getting close to opening a brand new location in Newark. In addition to 110 new jobs, Whole Foods is offering a number of grants and microcredit lending opportunities to the local community.
The Blues People International Festival has returned to Newark, New Jersey for a second annual weeklong celebration of jazz, funk, salsa, and gospel music. The festival is free to the public and aims to celebrate music representative of and developed by people of African descent.
Thanksgiving is here and in the spirit of giving, we here at Jersey Digs want to let everyone know about any volunteering, donating or ways to help in and around Jersey City. If you have time and/or the ability to help, please reach out to one of these worthy locations.
The founders of Rising Tide Capital, two Harvard grads, were recently featured in Forbes as some of the nation's "most promising social entrepreneurs”. Last week, they received one of the Manhattan Institute’s awards for Social Entrepreneurship. Here are two of their success stories.
The Community Music Residency is a brand new initiative designed to bring classical musicians to larger, residential buildings with an exchange of rehearsal space for exclusive performances.
Transformed. Revitalized. Gentrified. These and other adjectives have often been used to describe what’s been happening in Hoboken and Jersey City over the last two decades. But increased luxury development can also bring with it some concerns. One of those worries is how communities can still care for those less fortunate in an economic boom that tends to hide the presence of poverty. That’s where HOPES CAP comes in.
About 20 residents, business owners and a few politicians spoke out at last night’s Special Council meeting about a proposal that would repeal Hoboken’s “500-foot rule” and while the majority went on record saying they didn’t want the regulation repealed, many seemed open to at least some changes in the law.