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

August 11, 2022

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 ...

Hudson Gets $6.7M In Aid For Road, Bridge Repairs

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — Hudson County will receive more than $6.7 million to ensure county-owned roads and bridges are in a state of good repair, according to the state.

Announced July 27, the funding is part of $161.25 million in aid set aside by the state Department of Transportation (DOT) to help New Jersey’s 21 counties move forward with infrastructure improvements on the local ...

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 ...

Governor Murphy Calls for Investigation into NJCU Finances

JERSEY CITY, NJ - In a letter sent to the Office of the State Comptroller, Gov. Phil Murphy has requested an investigation into the financial situation of New Jersey City University (NJCU). 

“In light of serious reports about NJCU’s financial situation, I firmly believe an independent investigation into the school’s finances and operations would be in the best interests ...

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 ...

Hudson County Community College President Dr. Christopher Reber Receives ACCT 2022 Northeast Regional Chief Executive Officer Award

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County Community College (HCCC) President, Dr. Christopher M. Reber has been named the recipient of the 2022 Association of Community College Trustees’ (ACCT) Northeast Regional Chief Executive Officer Award. As the regional honoree, Dr. Reber is a finalist for national-level recognition as a potential recipient of the ACCT 2022 Marie Y. Martin Chief Executive ...

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 ...

Felician Falcons Fly Together

RUTHERFORD, NJ - As part of a continued effort to support students in their personal and professional development, Felician University is providing mentoring opportunities thanks to a newly launched mentoring program entitled Felician Falcons Fly Together.

Felician engaged the software platform Mentor Collective to administer the program and provide an interactive, responsive, ...

TAPinto Reader Mail Bag: Not Shy About Speaking Up!

NEW JERSEY — TAPinto's News Around New Jersey readers had a lot to say recently about our recent stories focusing on guns, red-light-running and the money perks for those running the most powerful union in New Jersey.

The biggest response was about a foundation report on what the top officials of the New Jersey Education Association were earning in salaries and from a separate ...

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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 ...