Jersey City: Past and Present Project was initiated with the
support of Separately Budgeted Research grants from New Jersey City
University (NJCU) and from the Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program,
Title V, Higher Education Act. It also received a Special Projects
Grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of Cultural
Affairs in the Department of State. These grants helped sponsor the
necessary research, writing and technical development of the web site,
bringing together the resources of both the community and the university.
content of this web site has drawn heavily on the resources of the
Jersey City Free Public Library and the Joan D. Lovero Collection
in the New Jersey Room. We sincerely appreciate the efforts of all
of the present and former library staff who have assisted us in so
many ways, especially Department Head Cynthia Harris, Bruce Brandt,
and Charles Markey.
We further acknowledge the contributions of Eleanor O'Hara, former
library public relations officer, grant-writer, and New Jersey Room
advocate. Our web site is deeply indebted to former Chief Librarian
Joan D. Lovero whose vision, dedication, and professionalism transformed
the New Jersey Room collection into a unique repository for contemporary
and historical information about Jersey City and Hudson County.
project was also enhanced from our collaboration with the following
Jersey City institutions: the Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy, Inc.,
the Jersey City Museum, the Jersey City Central Railroad Terminal
at Liberty State Park, and Fusion Inc.
extend our appreciation to those at NJCU who through their advice
and assistance made the technical processes of this project happen:
Carlos R. Morales, Instructional Designer and Assistant Director of
the Center for Instructional & Technological Innovation (CITI) and
Roberto Romero, Multimedia Technician; Ronald Bogusz, Director of
Publications and Special Projects; Ruddys E. Andrade, Director of
Grants and Sponsored Programs; Phyllis Szani, Director of Information
Technology Services, and Julio Velasco, Assistant Director of ITS
and Web Coordinator; Ashraf Elbaz and Khaled Mussa of the Guarini
Library's Technological Services; and Charles Pratt, Director of Academic
Computing. Our gratitude is also extended to the following for their
administrative guidance: Dr. Larry Carter, NJCU's former Vice President
for Academic Affairs and Grace Bulaong, director of the Congressman
Frank J. Guarini Library.
recognize the writing contributions of entries by: Ellen Wayman-Gordon,
NJCU director of Public Information; Dr. Barbara Petrick; Cynthia
Harris; and William J. La Rosa, director of the Hudson County Office
of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.
Our special thanks to Joanne Z. Bruno, Acting Vice President for Academic
Affairs, who believed in the project at the outset and led us to the
right resources for its development.
Shalhoub, Project Administrator
Carmela A. Karnoutsos, Historical Researcher