Hudson County News

June 8, 2021

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - June has long been recognized as LGBTQ Pride Month, partly in honor of the Stonewall riots which took place in Greenwich Village in June 1969. The protest not only began a major change in policing policies regarding the gay community, but began a national movement that ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - While efforts to combat the health impact of COVID-19 appear to be working, those that have been established to deal with the economic fallout will need more time to take hold, officials have said. Some of these issues, such as food insecurity, existed well before the deadly ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hudson County officials have teamed up with the Hudson Regional Health Commission and the Vaccine Task Force to launch a new mobile vaccination unit that will serve as a popup clinic in neighborhoods throughout the county.  The new unit, a small passenger bus that has been ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - When Dr. Christopher Reber took over as president of Hudson County Community College, he saw his role as continuing the legacy begun by the previous president, Dr. Glen Gabert. Dr. Gabert had built the college into a powerful force for good not only in Journal Square but across ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Pre-teen siblings don’t usually agree on much. But on Saturday, as they enjoyed an Earth Day celebration hosted by the Hudson County Improvement Authority (HCIA) at Lincoln Park, the sister-brother duo of Jana and Youssef were on board with a shared commitment to help keep their ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — In what he declared "a major milestone and another sign the better days are ahead," Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise announced that as of Monday all Hudson County residents, 16-year-old and older, are eligible to recieve the COVID-19 vaccine. "We want every resident to know ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - A three-part series of webinars exploring the need to create walkable, pedestrian-friendly cities as a larger part of proactive economic development attraction and retention strategies to build resilient local economies, is set to launch on April 30. Hosted by the Hudson ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - The Hudson County Vaccine Center in Kearny currently has Pfizer vaccination appointments available for tomorrow, Friday, April 16, county officials have said. If you are a resident of Hudson County and are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, you can schedule an ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - While there was never much doubt of the Jersey City Planning Board approving construction plans for a new county court complex on Newark Avenue, County Executive Tom DeGise, a conversation with TAPinto, sounded extremely pleased with the progress being made. “The city has ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - 400 appointments at the Hudson County Vaccination Center for Wednesday will open at 11:00 a.m. on Monday. Accounts must be created ahead of time to book an appointment by clicking here. The drive-thru center, opened in December, is located at the USS Juneau Center, Office of ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ – Following a review by the Jersey City Planning Board at its meeting on March 23, Hudson County appears ready to proceed with construction on a sprawling new courthouse.  Developers will base the Honorable Frank J. Guarini Justice Complex directly on the Central Avenue ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hudson County anticipates receiving a massive increase in its allocation of COVID-19 vaccines next week, with a record 20,850 doses committed by state and federal officials.  The shipment, expected to arrive shortly after Easter, will be nearly triple that of any previous ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ, - Hudson County’s efforts to get those most vulnerable to COVID-19 vaccinated against the virus, namely by prioritizing residents 75 and over, is going well, Dave Drumeler, Deputy County Administrator told TAPinto.  “It was very successful,” Drumeler, who has been helping to ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ -- As statewide efforts to vaccinate New Jersey’s most vulnerable and at risk populations intensify, the Hudson County Vaccine Distribution Center will, with 1,900 first doses available, prioritize vaccinating individuals who are over the age of 75.  Beginning this week, the ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Brenda (not her real name) says she doesn’t know if she will get the COVID-19 vaccine. She is a bit nervous about it, and figures she’ll skip it unless mandated by her employer as a requirement to go back to work. Before the COVID-19 pandemic put her out of work, she was ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hudson County health officials and volunteers reached an important milestone last week when they delivered their 10000th dose of the COVID-19 vaccination at the Hudson County Vaccine Distribution Center in Kearny. This includes 8,753 first doses and 1,247 second doses since ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - At the request of Assemblyman Nicholas A. Chiaravalloti, the Hudson County Board of Commissioners is asking commercial internet providers to put a moratorium on the already announced rate hikes until after students are allowed to return to in-class sessions at ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - In a unanimous vote, the Hudson County Commissioners passed a resolution on Jan. 28 condemning the violence that took place in the Capitol Building on Jan. 6, but stopped short of supporting continued efforts to prosecute President Donald Trump on charges that he was part of ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Expressing concern for members of the public that may have been crowded out from public speaking by orchestrated efforts that deliver a particular message over and over again, leading to meeting lengths expanding into double-digit hours, the Hudson County Board of Commissioners ...

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KEARNY, NJ - Getting your vaccination at the Hudson County site in Kearny is a cross between going to the Woodstock Music Festival in 1969 and getting inducted for military service. While the lines of cars did not close down the New York Thruway as the music festival once did, people came early ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - For Mark Miller, the director of the newly opened Hudson County Public Safety Academy, training has come a long way since he became a police officer back in 1994. “Just the technology we used to deal with crime has changed dramatically between 1994 and 2021,” Miller, who ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - The Hudson County Vaccine Distribution Center began administering COVID- 19 vaccinations to seniors and residents with underlying health conditions Friday, according to Hudson County officials.  Since opening last month the Center, overseen by County Executive Tom DeGise’s ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - In an event that did not get its due attention last week, the Hudson County Sheriff’s Department’s promoted six people to supervisor positions. Although the department frequently holds public promotion ceremonies for new recruits and operations officers, promotional ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - During his career, Bernard Hartnett, Jr. was often in the middle of the biggest political battles in Hudson County. And, while if you believe the old adage that powerful people like him don’t die, they just fade away, his death at 91 last week marks the end of a turbulent ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - There appears to be peace in Jersey City, or at least a detente, when it comes to the politics at 280 Grove Street, as well as the Hudson County Democratic Organization (HCDO). Less than three years removed from an attempt he made to oust her father from Hudson County’s top ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Although the reorganization of the newly renamed Hudson County Commissioners seemed run-of-the-mill, a behind-the-scenes power struggle for leadership positions played out leaving at least one member dismayed with his lack of a new title.  The Monday meeting resulted in ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Bill O’Dea became nostalgic on January 2 when was sworn in as commissioner of Hudson County representing the west side of Jersey City. Previously referred to as freeholders, the new name came into effect this year after Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation that made New Jersey ...

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