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Work on 25th Street Pedestrian Bridge to Start in June

May 12, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ - Work to replace the 25th Street Pedestrian Bridge which enables pedestrians to walk over the railroad gap that separates Avenue E and Prospect Avenue will start in June, Mayor Jimmy Davis has announced. 

“The current bridge has needed to be replaced for a long time,” Davis said. “We are grateful to the State of New Jersey for providing the majority of the ...

Renovation of Morris Park to Bring More Green to Uptown Bayonne

BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne’s Morris Park is poised for a makeover, courtesy of the developer of the former Resnick's Hardware property. 

While plans for renovating the park have been in the works for several years, early renderings had proposed changing it from a passive to an active park with the installation of playground equipment and a fountain, elements that concerned some park ...

City Seeking 'Rite' Development at Former Pharmacy Site

BAYONNE, NJ - Seeking to find a development for the site of the former Rite Aid store at the corner of Broadway and West 22nd Street, the Bayonne City Council is introducing an ordinance adopting a plan approved by the Planning Board in February.

The ordinance could clear the way for the development of co-working space, something that doesn’t yet exist in the city of Bayonne but has ...

Light at End of the Tunnel? Biden Plan Provides Funding for New Rail Hudson River Rail Link

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - After more than a decade of haggling, previously canceled potential projects and a consistent lack of funding, President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan could finally see the development of another rail tunnel connecting Hudson County with Manhattan.

The new tunnel would be part of the Gateway Program along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor.

Agreements ...

Bayonne Landmark Meets Wrecking Ball

BAYONNE, NJ - A Bayonne landmark for more than half a century was demolished in March to make way for a new development.

Founded in 1948, Holiday Tree and Trim became a symbol of the holidays for many throughout Hudson County – and later in the early 1970s when it relocated to Broadway, the place seemed almost magical with its shingled roof and massive neon sign.

In front of the ...

Council to Consider Future of Industrial Site

BAYONNE, NJ - An ordinance that will allow for the redevelopment of the PDQ Plastics site on Constable Hook will come before the Bayonne City Council on April 14.

The property is located at 7 New Hook Road and has largely been the location of s marine terminal, chemical storage tanks, and other industrial uses near the Kill Van Kull. Many of the buildings have not been used for the better part ...

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Hudson County Community College Adds Nine Degree Programs That Are Fully Available at North Hudson Campus

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County Community College (HCCC) now offers 19 degree programs that can be completed from start to finish, on site, at the College’s North Hudson Campus in Union City.

“To better respond to the community’s needs and to offer more flexible options, the College has integrated Interactive Telepresence Video (ITV) into classrooms at our North Hudson ...

Hudson County Officials to Mark End of Ramdan with Thursday Vaccination Clinic

May 12, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ -  The Hudson County Vaccine Task Force, along with Hudson Regional Health Commission, are partnering with The Islamic Council of Hudson County to bring a pop-up vaccination site to Lincoln Park on Thursday morning. The clinic is timed to coincide with Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan. Thousands of local Muslims are expected to gather together ...

Hudson County Residents Should Mark Calendar for May 12 Job Fair, County Executive DeGise Says

SECAUCUS, NJ - The Hudson County One Stop Career Development Center and the Hudson County Schools of Technology will be hosting a job fair on Wednesday, May 12 from 5 to 7 p.m.  at the Frank J. Gargiulo Campus in Secaucus. This will be the second job fair since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic., and follows November’s overwhelming successful event that drew over 300 ...

DeGise Calls for Patience Regarding ICE Detainees

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Some Hudson County officials hope to get out of the 10-year contract with federal Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) renewed last year to house federal immigration detainees at the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny.

The $120 in daily revenue the county receives for the service provided helps fund operations at the facility that has seen a decline in its ...

Murphy Appoints First Woman to Serve as State's Adjutant General

May 8, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday his nomination of Colonel Dr. Lisa Hou to serve as Adjutant General and Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA). Hou would be the first woman and first Asian-American to serve in the Adjutant General position in the state's history.

"Colonel Hou took the ...

Advocacy Group Applauds Murphy, Legislators for Effort to Fight Organ Donor Insurance Discrimination

NEW JERSEY, NJ  – Science in Donation, a non-profit organization devoted to supporting, educating, and advocating on behalf of the interests or members of the donation and transplant communities, is celebrating Governor Phil Murphy’s signing of a new law that prohibits insurance discrimination against living organ donors.

Since its launch, the group has been advocating against ...

Find Your Green Thumb: NJ Experts Offer Tips for Starting a Kitchen Garden

May 8, 2021

NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing.

Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden.

“There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who offers gardening tips on her blog, Farm-Based ...

More Breweries Join NJ’s ‘Shot and a Beer’ Program to Encourage COVID Vaccinations

NEW JERSEY — Need another reason to get your COVID-19 vaccine? Now you can get free beer at more than 30 New Jersey breweries just for getting your shot during the month of May.

The number of breweries participating in New Jersey's “Shot and a Beer” program, which began this month in partnership with the Brewer's Guild of New Jersey, the Governor's ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...

Learn How To Cook From Anywhere With These Online Classes

Cooking can be fun at any age, and learning new skills exercises your mind, especially as you get older. Whether you’re just finding your way around the kitchen or you’re a seasoned home chef, online cooking classes are a wonderful way to spend your day! From free courses featuring various dishes to lessons led by celebrity chefs, there are vast opportunities to satisfy just about any ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

Understanding SPF for Healthy Summer Skin

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s ...

Bringing Spring Inside: Adding Pops of Color in Every Room

As the weather warms up, spring colors are arriving in home décor trends. Whether you’re inviting guests over in person or continuing your distanced Zoom calls, you’ll want to incorporate pops of spring color into every room of your house. Fortunately, adding color doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can easily experiment with the best way to invigorate your spaces ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...