TAPinto Exclusive: Tom DeGise Reflects on 20 Years of Service as Hudson County Executive

August 15, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - When Tom DeGise won a special election for Hudson County Executive in 2002, he never expected it to be a job he would hold for 20 years.

On Monday, in an exclusive interview with TAPinto, DeGise said it was time for him to let somebody else take the reins, announcing he will not seek reelection next year.

News traveled quickly, DeGise receiving calls from Gov. Phil Murphy, ...

Hudson County Allocates $30K In Grants To Support Cultural Programming

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — Hudson County has received $30,000 in grant funding to support continued efforts aimed at promoting the area as a cultural destination.

Administered through the New Jersey Historical Commission, the competitive grant program enables organizations, like libraries, schools and non-profit groups, and government units to offer programs related to art and history.

The ...

NJ State Troopers Save 3 Puppies in a 10-Feet Deep Trench

August 14, 2022

HAMILTON, NJ -- New Jersey State Troopers assigned to Troop "C" Hamilton Station are being credited with rescuing three puppies after responding to a complaint.

The puppies had wandered off into the woods and fallen down an irrigation ditch about 10 feet underground. 

In a social media post praising the action of the Troopers, the State Police noted that "we do not ...

New Jersey Extends Outdoor Dining Options Until November 2024

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Wednesday that extends outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024.

"There are restaurants and bars and growing numbers of breweries that are still relying on the outdoor dining spaces they were allowed to create to get themselves back financially to where they were pre-pandemic," Murphy said. "We want to see ...

How (and Why!) to Make Friends as an Adult

Think about your relationships—parents, children, coworkers, the barista down the street. As adults, we have many connections in the world, some chosen and others obligatory. Still, our friendships are often the best chance to connect with people who enrich our lives and help us feel grounded. Why, then, does it feel so hard to make new friends as adults? And why do we feel so ...

Fresh Summer Staple: 8 Creative Ways to Use Watermelon

Watermelon: It's summer’s favorite fruit. Packed with several vitamins and minerals (including potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A, B, and C) and lots of water, this fruit is a seasonal staple for a reason. And while cutting off a chunk and diving in for a juicy bite is everyone’s favorite way to indulge, there are many other ways to enjoy this fruit. From refreshing ...

Light and Fresh Recipes for Hot Summer Days

Late summer is a magical time of year when life seems exponentially more exciting. Nothing elevates a summer outing like a light, refreshing dish, whether you’re partial to a good picnic, a delicious barbecue, or a trip to the beach, lake, or reservoir.

After all, summer has a unique airy, bouncy feel that leaves you and your companions more energized and excited for the coming ...

New Jersey’s Disabled Community Feels Inflation the Most

Whether we push a shopping cart down the supermarket aisle or order through a delivery app, all New Jerseyans are noticing that grocery prices are on the rise. 

The cost of buying food has increased by 9.1% over the past year, according to government data released last month. Combined with fluctuating gas prices, rising rents as well as interest rates, inflation is forcing many of us to ...

Passaic County Fair Starts Thursday

August 9, 2022

PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ – The Passaic County Board of County Commissioners, and Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. will be hosting the annual Passaic County Fair from August 11th-14th at Garret Mountain Reservation. The opening ceremony will be held on Thursday, August 11th at 7:30pm.

The fair will feature four days of unique activities for all to enjoy from games and rides to art ...

Letter to the Editor: Turnpike Plan Makes No Sense

August 15, 2022

Dear Editor:

The plan to widen the Turnpike Extension and replace the Casciano Bridge makes no sense to this resident of Jersey City. 

Dumping more traffic faster into the highly congested entrance to the Holland Tunnel solves no problems, and would introduce years of increased chaos to Jersey City and Bayonne.

The Casciano Bridge was completed in 1956, and has and continues to ...

Letter to the Editor: It's Time to Face Facts on Transportation Infrastructure, Labor Leader Says

Dear Editor: 

The recent response by local government officials regarding the New Jersey Turnpike Authority's plan to widen the NJ Turnpike through Jersey City to the Holland Tunnel fails to address the current traffic that is overwhelming 70-year-old NJTA infrastructure, resulting in safety concerns (bridge almost collapsed), economic concerns (longer commutes and ...

Letter to Editor: Owners Not Cleaning Up

Dear Editor:

I recently moved to Bayonne and have been exploring the city. I can't believe the amount of litter in the gutters and sidewalks. 

Broadway doesn't have enough trash cans. I had to carry my trash for 3 blocks to dispose of it. 

A campaign to try to get people to stop throwing their trash in the street may be beneficial. 

I like it here and I am glad ...