The Jersey Journal

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The Jersey Journal is a newspaper published from Monday through Saturday, covering news and events throughout Hudson County, New Jersey. The headquarters in Jersey City are at Journal Square which was named after the newspaper. It is a sister paper to Star Ledger of Newark, The Times of Trenton and the Staten Island Advance, all of which are owned by Advance Publications, which bought the paper in 1951.


The Jersey Journal was originally known as the Evening Journal and was first published on May 2, 1867. The newspaper's founders were William Dunning and Zebina K. Pangborn. The newspaper's first offices were at 13 Exchange Place with a reported initial capitalization of $119. A new office building located at 37 Montgomery Street was built by the newspaper in 1874. Editor Joseph A. Dear, changed the Evening Journal to its current name the Jersey Journal in 1909. The newspaper relocated again in 1911 to a building at the corner of northeast corner of Bergen and Sip Avenues. This building was demolished in 1923 to make room for Journal Square. The newspaper's current headquarters building is located at 30 Journal Square. The building was opened in 1925 and was designed by John T. Rowland, Jr.; a native of Jersey City. Advance Publications purchased the newspaper in 1945. The Jersey Journal purchased the Jersey Observer in 1951 and the Bayonne Times in 1971. The Hudson Dispatch was purchased by Advance Publications in 1991 and merged into the......
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