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Library Gives Patrons 2 Weeks in December for Fine Amnesty

library-logo-jcMonday, December 7 – Saturday, December 12, 2009

 Monday, December 14 – Saturday, December 19, 2009

 Feeling that pinch, from lack of funds? In mid-December, the Jersey City Free Public Library will offer a break in the form of Fine Amnesty to all Library users.   

For only two weeks – Monday, December 7th through Saturday, December 12th AND Monday, December 14th through Saturday, December 19th  – all fees and fines will be forgiven when the library system receives all library books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes and other library materials. Continue reading Library Gives Patrons 2 Weeks in December for Fine Amnesty

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Little Kids Rock Raises over $160,000 to Put Music Education Back in

clarance-and-jadeClarence Clemons of the E Street Band Draws Large Crowd at “Right to Rock” Fundraising Event at B.B. King Blues Club New York

Pictured with Clarence  Clemons is Jersey City student, Jade Adams of P.S. 29, recently performed with legendary E Street Band member Clarence Clemons at a fundraiser held by Little Kids Rock on Oct. 22 at B.B King Blues Club in New York City. The “Right to Rock” benefit raised over $160,000 to restore and revitalize music education in public schools nationwide.  
Adams, 12, performed Jailhouse Rock with Clarence Clemons and a student band from the Bronx. She also performed her original song, Change, with the student band, whom she met that evening. Adams’ song was selected as a grand prize winner in the 2009 Little Kids Rock songwriting contest.
Little Kids Rock currently reaches nearly 2500 underserved students in Jersey City and Newark, and over 42,000 nationwide. Here is a high-reolution photograph of Jade and Clarence at the event:

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Govenor Corzine Takes a Jump Shot

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[From A Governor’s Journey] Governor Jon Corzine goes for three points while visiting a street festival in Newark. Governor Corzine attended Taylorville High School, where he was the captain of his basketball team. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana, where he also played basketball. “I was a walk-on in college,” he remembers. “They gave me some minutes on the freshman squad, but my varsity career was at the far end of the bench. There’s wasn’t much need for a 6’2” forward at a Big Ten school.” By the way – he made the basket.

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Hudson County Community College to Hold Graduation May 20th

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Hudson County Community College President Dr. Glen Gabert announced that the College will hold its 31st annual Commencement Ceremonies on Wednesday, May 20 in Prudential Hall at New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ. The College expects to confer Associate degrees to more than 700 students from the Journal Square and North Hudson Center campuses that evening. Continue reading Hudson County Community College to Hold Graduation May 20th

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