This Fall, Shred Your Paper in Hudson County!

It’s that time of the year again when pumpkin spice, football, Fall leaves and cool crisp air hastily move in to kick-off Autumn. The change in seasons brings an exciting opportunity to get your home organized and ready for the Winter months. Fortunately, Hudson County Improvement Authority is ready to help you prepare with several upcoming opportunities to safely dispose of unwanted ...

Hudson County Community College Receives INSIGHT Into Diversity 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award

JERSEY CITY, NJ  – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) has received the 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The annual award recognizes colleges and universities in the United States that demonstrate outstanding commitment to diversity and ...

Hudson County To Cease Housing Immigration Detainees, DeGise Announces

September 14, 2021

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hudson County will no longer house or take immigrant detainees as of Nov. 1, Hudson County Executive DeGise has informed federal officials.

Last week’s announcement came a day after the Hudson County Commissioners voted at their September 9 meeting to accept $7 million from the State of New Jersey that largely offset the revenues the county received from ICE for ...

Murphy Implements Vaccine or Be Tested Mandate for Child Care Personnel

September 20, 2021

TRENTON, NJ  – Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday that all child care center personnel will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subject to regular testing up to two times per week. Under the executive order that he signed, all child care centers will have until November 1, to come into full compliance with the vaccine or testing requirement.

After ...

Free Coding Class Registration Open for Students and Volunteers

September 18, 2021

Blissful Coding Club, a NJ 501c3 nonprofit organization, opens student and volunteer internships for Fall 2021 session of FREE VIRTUAL coding classes and workshops. We offer Scratch, Python, Cybersecurity, App Development, HTML, Cryptography and more, of all levels.

Parents can sign students up their students in grades 2-12 and learn more about the program using the attached link below.

Kids Flaunt Art and Essay Contest launches for 2021

BAYONNE, NJ - Don’t Hide it, Flaunt It (DHIFI), a New Jersey-based nonprofit organization, announces the kickoff of its national Kids Flaunt Contest (“Kids Flaunt”) in collaboration with Scholastic. Kids Flaunt builds vital Social Emotional Learning (SEL) skills while boosting students’ self-confidence. Inspired by DHIFI’s motto, “The things that make me ...

From Terrorist Attacks to Floods, Firefighters Union President Reflects on 20 Years Since 9/11

September 10, 2021

September 11, 2001 was sunny with a bright blue sky. It was a Tuesday.  

I was a rookie Firefighter who reported to work that morning. We had just received delivery of our new Squad and all personnel were at Station 2 training on the new apparatus. Being the rookie I was sent to pick up bagels for my tour. While driving back the music on the radio was interrupted by a news flash that ...

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Sat, September 25, 9:00 AM

Gregg Park, Bayonne

HCIA Mobile Shredding Event

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Sat, September 25, 11:00 AM

Liberty State Park, Jersey City

Rally in Support of the Liberty State Park ...

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Wed, September 29, 6:00 PM

Zoom, Jersey City

Transitioning in the Workplace

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Low-Impact Cardio Exercises to Keep Your Heart Healthy

As we get older, staying active can feel like it comes with a price—muscle and joint pain. But there are low-impact cardio alternatives that can keep you feeling fit and flexible without aggravating sensitive knees or hips!

 

This list of nine low-impact cardio exercises exemplifies best practices for staying fit.

 

Benefits of Cardio

You may have given up on ...

Movement, Meditation, and Nature: 5 Tips to Alleviate Stress

Stress has a negative impact on our mental and physical health. It can cause various physical ailments like headaches, stomachaches, tight muscles, fatigue, and even high blood pressure. Mentally, stress can make it difficult to concentrate or create memory problems.

But in our busy society run by the pressure of work, family, and the need to do more, how do we alleviate stress?

There are ...

7 Tips for Creating a Lasting Fitness Plan

Now that the bulk of the pandemic is behind us, many are looking for ways to get back in their old fitness routine or start a new one. Whether you’re back at the gym or in your home fitness center, here are seven tips for creating a new routine you’ll actually stick to!

Start Slow

When starting a fitness routine, many people make the mistake of taking on more than they are ...

5 Tasty, Healthy Food and Wine Pairings

Light salad or grilled salmon make for delicious dishes perfect for the warm evenings of summer. Plus, those long summer days leave even more time for designing the ideal dinner. The hardest part may not be collecting the recipes or the cooking—and definitely not the eating—but rather finding the perfect wine to drink along with it!

If you’re looking to wow a partner, family, ...

10 Easy Ways to Celebrate Grandparent’s Day With Loved Ones

Grandparent’s Day is on Sept. 12, and it’s the perfect time to start planning a celebration! Although Mother’s Day and Father’s Day tend to get the most attention, taking time to show appreciation for grandparents is an important way to acknowledge the pivotal role they play in our lives. Here are 10 easy ways to show the grandparents in your life just how much you ...

Easy, Crowd-Pleasing, and Seasonal: 5 Side Dish Recipes for Fall

September brings with it a host of fresh produce: grapes, apples, leeks, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce, mushrooms, parsnips, and so much more! There are tons of delicious, in-season fruits and veggies ripe for whipping up mouth-watering side dishes. If you’re wondering how you’ll incorporate seasonal produce into your fall meals, here are a few of the best recipes for your ...

Elevate Your Space with These 10 Quick Decorating Ideas

Feeling like your home’s interior decorating needs an upgrade, but not ready to commit a lot of time and money? There are plenty of simple additions or replacements that make a significant impact on the look and feel of the most-used rooms in your house.

Here’s a list of inexpensive items you can use to elevate your indoor space and tips on how they affect your home’s ...

How to Ensure Your Furnace Is Ready for Winter’s Cold Nights

The cooler nights of September are the perfect reminder to get your furnace ready for the long winter ahead. Any work on HVAC can be intimidating, and professionals should handle most tasks, but there are steps you can take to keep the heat on this winter.

We’ll look at some ways to prep your furnace for winter and the situations that call for expert help. With some preventive ...