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Hudson County Chamber of Commerce Coordinates Aid for 75 Area Non-Profits with #HudsonGives — Thursday, May 14

May 11, 2020

JERSEY CITY, NJ — This Thursday, May 14, the Hudson County Chamber Foundation Inc. (HCCF) kicks off its second annual #HudsonGives campaign—a 24-hour online fundraiser for nonprofits serving the local community. With an unprecedented need for community support, HCCF announced that 75 non-profit organizations are participating in this year's campaign, which is part of HCCF’s ...

With Dusty Sewing Machine, Bayonne Teacher Launches Effort that has Created More than 1,000 Masks for Frontline Workers

BAYONNE, NJ - A sewing machine that had been collecting dust in Patricia Hosmer’s closet has become another critical tool in efforts to help fight the spread of COVID-19 in the city that she has called home all her life.

Telling TAPinto Bayonne that the Bayonne Mask-ER-Aid movement she helped launch with her daughter, Rebecca, was an effort of “intention” not for ...

Bayonne Teacher, Local Business Owner Makes Masks for Frontline Workers

BAYONNE, NJ - While her classroom at Henry E. Harris has been empty for several weeks as a result of the COVID-19, longtime Pre-K teacher Missy Agresta has been hard at work making masks for frontline workers including members of the Bayonne Police Department, Bayonne Fire Department, and healthcare workers at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

Describing her a “wonderful ...

Effort by Assemblywoman Angela McKnight Buys, Delivers Groceries for More than 2,000 Local Senior Citizens

JERSEY CITY, NJ - An effort to raise $2000 to feed 200 low income elderly families as COVID-19 began to grip the community has grown to many times that size and now raised over $51,000 feeding more than 2,000 senior citizens 

Assemblywoman Angela McKnight launched the campaign through her nonprofit, AngelaCARES, on March 13, and within hours exceeded her initial goal. While most donations ...

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With Kitchens Closed for Teaching HCCC Chefs Whipping Up Meals for Residents in Need

June 4, 2020

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Putting their culinary skills to the test, chefs at the Hudson County Community College Culinary Arts Institute (CAI) have prepared over 900 hot meals for clients of Let’s Celebrate, a Jersey City based soup kitchen in recent weeks, college officials announced.

Let’s Celebrate Food Pantry and Square Meal Community Kitchen is a nonprofit, community service ...

Hudson County Legislative Delegation Supports Murphy Borrrowing Plan

JERSEY CITY, NJ -- All nine of Hudson County’s state legislators have signalled their support for Governor Phil Murphy’s emergency borrowing plan and have agreed to vote to approve it when it is heard in the State Senate and Assembly, Hudson County Democratic Chairwoman Amy DeGise announced Saturday.  

Along with much needed direct federal support that U.S. Senator Bob ...

Census 2020: Jersey City Veteran Asks Neighbors to Spend Memorial Day Getting Counted

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Lifelong Jersey City resident Peter Busacca won’t be attending any backyard barbecues this weekend, and he won’t be joining his fellow veterans for parades or other ceremonies that usually mark the Memorial Day holiday. Instead, he is encouraging his neighbors, friends, and family to honor veterans in a very simple, and socially distant way- by completing the ...

Murphy Fears George Floyd Protests Could Mean Coronavirus Spike in NJ 

June 5, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday kept up his praise for New Jersey residents marching for George Floyd, but admitted he was concerned over a spike in COVID-19 cases as a result of the crowds.

“Yes, I’m concerned but it’s not a reason not to protest,” the governor said this afternoon at the George Washington Ballroom in Trenton at his daily press ...

More on Day Care, Camps and Pools Reopening from Murphy

TRENTON, NJ – Day care centers for the children of essential workers have been opened throughout the COVID-19 crisis. As Governor Phil Murphy announced yesterday, they reopen to other parents on June 15.  Within the next few weeks, non-contact sports activities and youth day camps also may open up. What does all this mean? What about pools?

Commissioner of the Department of Children ...

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

New Jersey Date Night: Chicken Restaurants That Sizzle

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Before you know it, our date nights can actually happen at a table in a restaurant! As New Jersey begins to slowly emerge from stay-at-home rules, couples are itching to get our and experience something hot. How about something sizzling found in a basket, on a plate or inside a bucket?

When it comes to ...