Hudson County News

September 21, 2020

BAYONNE, NJ - Vanesa Estrada, a member of the Hudson County Census Outreach Team, sat at the table at the Bayonne Farmers’ Market, trying to get people to realize how important it is to be counted this year. With a table full of flyers, buttons and t-shirts to give away, Estrada’s role is to get ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Parks projects in Bayonne, Hoboken and Jersey City were among those considered to receive funding from the Hudson County Open Space Trust Fund last week. In total the three cities will receive more than $2.6 million to be spread out across six projects. Among those included ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Proposals to construct the new county court complex will be rejected and new requests made after three developers submitted prices tens of millions above the county’s projections. The project which would replace the existing courthouse on Newark Avenue with a new court complex ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County’s parks are back open after crews worked “sunup until sundown” Wednesday clearing debris and damage brought on by Tropical Storm Isaias. The remnants of the hurricane swept through Hudson County Tuesday leaving behind a swath of fallen trees and limbs, officials ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - In her role as Chief of Hudson County’s Division of Planning, Francesca Giarratana has long played a part in “counting the numbers” and helping direct resources for important projects across all 12 municipalities.  While even under the COVID-19 public health crisis the work of ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - County officials said phase one of a four phase Guarini Justice Complex project is nearly complete. After decades of delays, the $345 million project began in earnest in 2018 after the county finalized agreements with the city of Jersey City and a number of private ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - The Hudson County Clerk Division of Election will be open until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday to assist any Hudson County voter who wishes to cast a ballot in the July 7 Primary Election but has not yet received a ballot. The Office will also be open from 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - In an effort to make certain that Hudson County retains adequate hospitals for its residents, the Hudson County Freeholders unanimously voted to authorize the Hudson County Improvement Authority to use eminent domain if necessary, to purchase properties in Bayonne, Jersey City and ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Drivers traveling between Jersey City and Kearny may need even more time in the coming days as emergency steel repairs to the Route 7/Wittpenn Bridge are undertaken. New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced that Route 7 westbound was closed Saturday ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Kenneth Kopacz wears many hats. Among them he’s a father of two, a career educator, and a member of the Hudson County Freeholder Board. No matter what title he’s going by at any given time, Kopacz told TAPinto, he knows how critically important getting an accurate count in Census ...

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BAYONNE, NJ- With bright sun and blue skies, along with a temperature in the 70s, Gov. Phil Murphy couldn’t have picked a better day to allow the parks in Hudson County to reopen. On Friday Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise announced that along with Stephen R. Gregg Park, Lincoln Park in Jersey ...

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HUDSON COUNTY—The list of recreation options this weekend just got a bit longer, as Hudson County Executive Tom De Gise announced the reopening of select County-run parks. "After an excellent series of discussions with our local mayors informed by their health departments, we have come up with ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hudson County residents will learn more about who manages their parks, as certain entities are attempting to re-open spaces to the public while others are remaining cautious amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Governor Phil Murphy announced that he was signing an executive ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - A coalition of six Mayors in North Hudson—Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla of Hoboken, Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez of West New York, Mayor Nicholas Sacco of North Bergen, Mayor Brian P. Stack of Union City, Mayor Richard Turner of Weehawken and Mayor Wayne Zitt of Guttenberg—agreed to a ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County officials will seek to purchase a minimum of 500,000 surgical face masks- estimated cost $1 each to be made available to the public. The cost would be covered by federal funds designated for fighting the spread of COVID-19. “They can be distributed through county ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Some Hudson County patients testing positive for COVID-19 are reportedly receiving potentially confusing messages from the firm evaluating the exams, as that firm is soliciting payment for supplemental services. A reader tells hMAG that he had been examined at Hudson Regional ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Some Hudson County and Jersey City officials are hoping to get Gov. Phil Murphy to reverse his decision that closed large county and state parks. Hudson County had kept its larger parks open until an executive order by Murphy ordered them closed in efforts to help stunt the spread ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Parts of Jersey City have the potential to become an epicenter of social unrest if something cannot be done to help alleviate the impact of the COVID-19 induced lockdown, some county officials, notably Freeholder Jerry Walker, have warned. Representing a portion of Jersey City ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County officials have confirmed that a fourth worker at the Hudson County Correctional Facility has died, although not it has not yet been determined if it was due to COVID-19. This follows previous reports that two nurses and one civilian had died, according to ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Homeless Hudson County residents who be positive for COVID-19 but have not yet shown symptoms, or reached a level of illness to justify their being admitted into a hospital, will have a place to go thanks to the opening of several new locations throughout Hudson County. “We’ve ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County government remains open for the moment, to help many of the neediest during the current coronavirus pandemic. But the situation is posing serious obstacles, especially in regard to testing people for the disease. “We just can’t get kits,” said County Executive Tom ...

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SECAUCUS, NJ - As part of their extensive efforts to prevent, diagnose, and treat COVID-19 both inside the hospital and in the surrounding community, Hudson Regional Hospital has begun providing drive-thru coronavirus testing by appointment, according to hospital officials. Hudson Regional ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Many local officials, including Mayor Steven Fulop who called it “great news”, were pleased when Gov. Phil Murphy announced that he intended to add the extension of the Hudson Bergen Light Rail to Route 440 in Jersey City to his list of priorities. But the hard part is still ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hailing it as “the type of smart, 21st century infrastructure needed for New Jersey’s commuters and economic future,” Governor Phil Murphy was in Jersey City Tuesday to officially announce an extension project to the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail’s (HBLR) West Side Avenue Branch. The ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A resolution by the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders to encourage colleges and universities in the county to use union labor on all construction project in excess of $5 million, and project labor agreements (PLA) on all projects in excess of $25 million, was passed ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Seeking to find solutions to the looming hospital crisis in Hudson County, the Hudson County Board of Freeholders has signed on to a zoning plan that was first adopted in Hoboken to save help save Hoboken Medical Center. The freeholders hope to save Christ Hospital, one of ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Setting up the next moves towards the development of a new Hudson County Court Complex on Newark Avenue, the Hudson County Board of Freeholders are expected to vote on a series of resolutions authorizing the county to seek bids for the construction of the $325 million project at ...

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