Jersey City Narrows Gap in Population with Newark

According to the 2017 population estimates just released by the Census Bureau, Jersey City’s increase in population outpaced Newark’s growth, further tightening the competition for the title of New Jersey’s largest city. The numbers are:

Jersey City: 267,446 (2016) – 270,753(2017)

Newark: 284, 386 (2016) – 285,154 (2017)

Newark’s population grew by a mere 768 residents; Jersey City expanded by 3307 people.

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Health Statistics for America’s Largest 500 Cities

Emanating from NYU, the City Health Dashboard utilizes 36 key metrics in determining the health factors of a municipality. You can drill down these data to the census tract level in each city. Jersey City’s profile is replete with figures revealing the health and social indicators at the neighborhood level. You can also compare across cities as well as across metrics. There is much valuable information here; this is a source worth exploring.

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Photos of 2018 NJCU Graduation

Well over one hundred photos are available for your perusal, courtesy of The Jersey Journal.

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2018 NJCU Graduation – Live!

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Online Primary Sources for American History: The Papers of President Woodrow Wilson

The Library of Congress holds the largest number of Wilson papers, totaling in excess of 280,000 documents. There are handwritten drafts typewritten notes, and numerous letters on a vast array of subjects ranging from the Paris Peace Convention to the establishment of the Federal Reserve banking system. What may interest New Jerseyans is the contents of Series 2 that has among its treasures his documents pertaining to his governorship of the Garden State. An index to his papers is also available online; a timeline adds to the usefulness of this site.

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2018 Fortune 500

There has certainly been a lot of volatility in this year’s listings   reflecting in part the tumultuous roller coaster that is the stock market. Major takeaways are be seen here. There are many filters to this ranking; here are two important ones. Each company on the list has a brief, informative profile.

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Science Fiction Podcasts

We have previously highlighted sites that feature sf stories: Nature and Galaxy; both of these present stories to be read and savoured, the former contains contemporary stories, while the latter was published decades ago. But what if you want to multitask and listen to stories? The following would be good places to visit: Clarkesworld Magazine, Lightspeed Magazine, and Escape Pod. And don’t forget Geeks Guide to the Galaxy that discusses the whole realm of science fiction.

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