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Cardinal Tobin Announces Three Phase Reopening Plan of Catholic Churches

May 17, 2020

NEWARK, NJ - Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R, Archbishop of Newark, has announced a three-phase gradual reopening process for churches throughout the Archdiocese to ensure the health and well-being of clergy and faithful. 

Phase One allows for the reopening of churches in the Archdiocese for private prayer only on Sunday, and, following all public health guidelines, once ...

Annual Bayonne Holocaust Remembrance Event Cancelled

BAYONNE, NJ - The annual Israeli Flag Raising and Memorial Service scheduled for April 23 at Bayonne City Hall has been canceled due to concerns over the impact of the COVID-19 virus.

Dr. Tamara Freeman, musicologist for the Association of Holocaust Organizations, the international alliance of Holocaust museums, Holocaust-genocide education commissions, and university departments of ...

Archdiocese of Newark Will Livestream Holy Week Liturgies

NEWARK, NJ - Holy Week liturgies in the Archdiocese of Newark will continue to be livestreamed online due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for the nearly 1.3 million Catholics throughout four north Jersey counties.

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will be the main celebrant of liturgies in English livestreamed on the Archdiocese’s website ...

Coronavirus Claims Life of Popular Bayonne Reverend Gene Sykes

BAYONNE, NJ - Rev. H Gene Sykes, pastor of the Friendship Baptist Church, has died as the result of complications related to the COVID-19 virus, Mayor Jimmy Davis confirmed Tuesday.

Davis described Rev. Sykes as “one of the Bayonne’s most prominent clergymen.”

“Rev. Sykes will be remembered for moving his congregation to a new location where he renovated and expanded ...

Blue Prayer Ribbons Bring Hope To Hoboken Community

HOBOKEN, NJ - St. Francis Church has hung Prayer Ribbons around the gates of its church and invites parishioners and people in the community to write their thoughts and prayers on the ribbons. The prayer ribbons are usually out during Lent, in May for prayers to Mary, and in October for prayers to St. Francis.

"It's a small gesture but provides a visual sign of hope and faith for ...

Mayor Jimmy Davis, Bayonne Officials Lay Wreaths in Honor of America's Veterans

BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis and other city officials gathered just steps away from the spot where JCPD Detective Joseph Seals, a Bayonne native, was executed by a gunman on Tuesday. While the slain hero cop was on everyone’s minds, the event at Jersey City’s Bayview Cemetery had an even larger meaning, honoring the service of all veterans that have served in the U.S.

Bayonne's Mexican Community Celebrates Holy Day

BAYONNE, NJ - As revelers celebrated the lighting of Christmas trees elsewhere in Bayonne on Wednesday, a small procession made up brightly attired dancers and parishioners of St. Vincent de Paul Church made their way from Broadway along East 45th Street to Avenue C. A large image of Our Lady of Guadalupe led the way.

While the ritual was as joyous as other events in the city, it also had the ...

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Hudson County Legislative Delegation Supports Murphy Borrrowing Plan

May 31, 2020

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 ...

More on Day Care, Camps and Pools Reopening from Murphy

May 31, 2020

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 ...

NJ Launches $100M Short-Term Rental Assistance Program

TRENTON, NJ - Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, joining Governor Phil Murphy at his daily press briefing Friday, introduced the launch of a temporary rental assistance program. The $100 million program, Murphy said, will be funded mainly through the federal CARES Act.

“We know that many of our residents are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the pandemic, due to ...

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 ...