Textbook Alternative Program on pace to save Rowan students up to $6 million

Rowan University’s Textbook Alternative Program (TAP), which began in 2019 with anticipated savings to students of $120,000, is on pace through 2023 to save as much as $6 million.

The program developed as an initiative of the campus Affordability Task Force, encouraging faculty to move from assigning traditional textbooks to free, online study materials, in a University-wide ...

Hudson County Commissioners Approve $400K for Home Health Care Programs

January 27, 2023

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - The Hudson County Board of Commissioners approved a 12-month $400,000 for Bayada Home Health Care, Inc. and Visiting Homemaker Service of Hudson County for certified home health care services.  

The program, officials said, will provide home health care services, including basic personal care, hygiene, grooming services, meal preparation, laundering, ...

Hudson County Officials to Raise Pan African Flag

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise and the Board of Commissioners kick off Black History Month with a Pan-African Flag Raising Ceremony at the Justice William J. Brennan Courthouse on Wednesday, February 1 at 5:00 p.m.

According to Board of Commissioners Chairman Anthony Vainieri he and his colleagues are committed to educating Hudson County residents about the ...

Former Hudson County Freeholder, Military Veteran Dies at 87

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Former Hudson County Freeholder, Barry J. Dugan, died on January 13. He was 87. Dugan, also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, was then Bayonne Mayor Joe Doria’s pick to the Freeholder Board in 1999 where he served until 2006.

According to previous stories about Dugan, even after 22 years at Western Electric (now, Lucent Technologies) and 14 years at ...

Love You to the Moon and Back. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Remarries at 93

January 22, 2023

MONTCLAIR, NJ - US astronaut Buzz Aldrin tied the knot for a fourth time on Friday.

Aldrin, a New Jersey native, is best known for his venture to the moon on the Apollo 11 space mission in 1969 with Neil Armstrong.  Aldrin was one of the first two humans to set foot on the moon.

"On my 93rd birthday, and the day I will also be honored by 'Living Legends of ...

New Jersey Law Gives Siblings Rights in Child Welfare System

TRENTON, NJ – An emphasis will be given to sibling relationships under "The Siblings’ Bill of Rights in New Jersey" which strengthens sibling bonds in the child welfare system and during placement by ensuring that children -- who wish to maintain relationships with their siblings -- receive the support of the Division of Child Protection & Permanency ...

Hudson County Community College Awarded $2.2 Million for Technology Initiative in New Academic Tower

When Hudson County Community College (HCCC) began planning the new 11-story, 153,186 square-foot Academic Tower facility that will soon begin rising in the Journal Square section of Jersey City, technology to provide expanded learning opportunities for more students was high on the list of priorities. 

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, we made a significant investment in ...

Try These Satisfying Winter Salad Recipes

When the produce section starts to look a little wilted in the winter, it’s time to stock up on root vegetables and winter greens! Check out our favorite winter salad recipes for nutrient-packed (and delicious!) seasonal options.

These winter salads make a hearty, healthy side or a fresh, full meal and give you that nutrient boost we often lose when our favorite fruits and veggies ...

How Learning Something New Benefits Your Mental Health

It’s probably been a little while since you went out of your way to learn something new, especially something your employer didn’t require. Most people stop gathering new skills and facts as they age and instead focus on taking care of family, paying the bills, and handling whatever else the world comes up with.

But plenty of evidence suggests that learning something new is ...

Hudson County Students Invited to Become Sustainability Ambassadors

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - The Hudson County Improvement Authority’s Sustainability Ambassadors Program, an effort to teach high school students about environmental sustainability through education and volunteer work, ultimately helping them engage productively to make a difference in their communities, is set to begin accepting applications.

Spearheaded by the HCIA in partnership with Hudson ...