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Creating NJ’s Premier Academic Medical Center

"Today, we were notified that the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) is going to file an administrative complaint and has authorized a suit in federal court to block our proposed transaction that would have enabled us to build the first premier academic medical center in New Jersey to increase services and provide better access to such care for New Jersey residents.  We are incredibly disappointed by these FTC actions against our proposed transaction, which has received full approval from New Jersey’s Attorney General ...

HCCC Update

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County Community College (HCCC) and Cannademix will co-host a daylong special event, “The Cannabis Culture of New Jersey: A Community Cannabis Conversation.” The FREE event will take place Thursday, June 23, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the HCCC Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street, Jersey City – just two blocks from the Journal Square PATH Transportation Center. HCCC President, Dr. Christopher Reber, and Cannademix Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Josh Alb, will deliver ...

HCIA Corner

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Each Earth Day, we are reminded to take part in activities and habits to protect the environment and make the world around us a healthier place! To protect and preserve our environment beyond Earth Day, we must build a sustainable movement that invests in our planet and future. This movement will require all hands-on deck, including our neighbors, young adults, government and businesses to come together to plan for our future while also preserving the present. The time is now to take collective action to invest time, money ...

Healthy In Hudson

So you’re ready to start working out. Congrats! You’ve officially taken the first step to creating a happier and healthier life for yourself. If you’re wondering where to go from here, we’ve listed five of the most frequently asked fitness questions (and their answers) to help you get started. Do I Need to Work Out Every Day? If your goal is to lose weight and get fit, you’ll need to make a schedule and stick to it. As a beginner, it’s critical to work your way up. A good workout doesn’t mean ...

Lens into NJ

As the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season gets underway this month, all New Jerseyans should be prepared to face stronger and potentially more devastating storms. But, for people with a physical, sensory or developmental disability, the risks can be even greater.  It's not hard to imagine how another storm like Hurricane Ida, which flooded homes and streets across parts of our state last year, could threaten the safety of someone with a disability. How would a wheelchair user be able to safely navigate an inundated roadway? How can a ...

McQueeny on New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades.  It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 billion budget for the next fiscal year starting July 1.  That will come to a brutish end very quickly, and a very politically precarious 17-month ...

The Felician Way

RUTHERFORD, NJ - The contingent of former Felician University baseball players in the professional ranks grew by two during Memorial Day weekend. Pitchers Michael Gutierrez, a right-hander, and lefty Darwin Matos signed independent pro contracts and made their professional debuts shortly thereafter. Gutierrez and Matos were both members of the 2022 Golden Falcons and are 2022 graduates of Felician. Both men are local products and are currently toiling professionally in-state. Gutierrez, a native of Garfield, signed with the High Point ...

Your Mortgage Matters

There’s a lot of talk these days surrounding inflation and interest rates. Regardless of where things head, mortgage rates are still near historic lows, and despite any possible increase in 2022, they are expected to remain there. If you’ve been thinking about refinancing your mortgage and aren’t sure what to do, now could be a great time to take the next step. Your home is most likely sitting on untapped equity due to skyrocketing home prices in New Jersey and across the country. Your equity is the difference between your ...

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How to Start Working Out: A Guide for Fitness Beginners

So you’re ready to start working out. Congrats! You’ve officially taken the first step to creating a happier and healthier life for yourself. If you’re wondering where to go from here, we’ve listed five of the most frequently asked fitness questions (and their answers) to help you get started.

Do I Need to Work Out Every Day?

If your goal is to lose weight and get ...

4 Undeniably Delicious and Healthy Single-Serving Recipes

Whether you’re late for work and rushing out the door, packing a lunch for the day to come, or making dinner after a long day at work, you don’t likely want to spend your time cooking a large, complicated meal for just one person. 

But it can be challenging to find recipes that meet your desired cooking time and sound appealing. Thankfully, there are recipes that will nourish ...

Hudson County Schools of Technology Hosts Industry Partner Breakfast

July 2, 2022

SECAUCUS, NJ – Hudson County Schools of Technology held its 2022 Industry Partner Breakfast on Tuesday at the Frank J. Gargiulo Campus to recognize the invaluable educational and professional contributions made by HCST’s many industry partners throughout the state. The event also provided an opportunity for partners to network with each other, as well as with teachers and staff who ...

NJ Transit Will Conduct Redesign Of Hudson County Bus Network

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — NJ Transit will soon begin examining COVID-19’s impact on local bus networks in Hudson County and what changes can be made to improve those services, the statewide transit agency recently announced.

The project — which is being funded through a $514,045 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration — ...

Hudson County to Begin Distributing COVID Vaccines to Children 6 Months and Older

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise and the Hudson County Vaccine Task Force have announced that that they will begin distributing COVID-19 vaccines to children ages six months and up on Wednesday. 

Parents can register for an appointment by clicking here. Walk in vaccines will also be available.

“The CDC’s approval of vaccines for children six months and ...

New Jersey Teens Promote Bill to Enable 16-Year-Olds to Vote in Local Elections

June 19, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Eric Brekhman and Lucas Zhu, rising seniors at Livingston High School (LHS) and co-presidents of the LHS Democrats Club, are currently collaborating with Westfield Councilman David Contract through a non-partisan initiative called Vote16NJ to add an amendment to the New Jersey State Constitution that will allow 16-and 17-year-olds to vote in local ...

South Jersey Man Admits Selling Fake COVID Cleansers

CAMDEN, NJ — A South Jersey businessman pleaded guilty to selling pesticide-laced disinfectant wipes and liquid sanitizers to federal agencies, municipalities and others, falsely promising they would kill the coronavirus.

Maple Shade businessman Paul Andrecola, 63, admitted his role in a year-long scheme before U.S. District Court Judge Robert B. Kugler on Thursday in a Camden federal ...

Hudson County Community College to Co-host Free Educational Event on the Cannabis Culture of New Jersey

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County Community College (HCCC) and Cannademix will co-host a daylong special event, “The Cannabis Culture of New Jersey: A Community Cannabis Conversation.” The FREE event will take place Thursday, June 23, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the HCCC Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street, Jersey City – just two blocks from the Journal Square ...

Former Felician Baseball Players Signed Professionally

RUTHERFORD, NJ - The contingent of former Felician University baseball players in the professional ranks grew by two during Memorial Day weekend. Pitchers Michael Gutierrez, a right-hander, and lefty Darwin Matos signed independent pro contracts and made their professional debuts shortly thereafter. Gutierrez and Matos were both members of the 2022 Golden Falcons and are 2022 graduates of ...

Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

Parents Inc.’s Family Helpline Provides Families with FREE 24-Hour Help, Hope and Support

June 22, 2022

No one ever said being a parent or teen was easy.
 

Whether you’re a parent dealing with the “terrible twos” or a teenager feeling lost and confused, help and support is just a phone call away.
 

Parents Inc. offers the Family Helpline (1-800-THE-KIDS) - a free and confidential statewide service that offers 24/7 live support for parents, teens, children and ...

Obituaries

Jul 4, 1929 - Dec 12, 2021
James Dugan, a former State Senator, State Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic Party, and a ...
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