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Hudson County News

August 2, 2022

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — Hudson County will receive more than $6.7 million to ensure county-owned roads and bridges are in a state of good repair, according to the state. Announced July 27, the funding is part of $161.25 million in aid set aside by the state Department of Transportation (DOT) to help ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — Hudson County has received $76,500 in grant funding to support continued efforts aimed at fighting substance abuse locally. Administered through the New Jersey Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (GCADA), the Municipal Alliance Allocation Grant will be used to ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — Looking to get out and learn more about the history of Hudson County? There’s an app for that! The Hudson County Walking Tours app, produced by the county’s Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development, takes listeners on a self-guided walking tour, ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hoboken will see a decrease in county taxes as a result of the $634 million budget passed by the Hudson County Commissioners on June 30. In Hudson County, the cost of county operations is split between the 12 municipalities and based on each city's assessed land ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — Over $3 million in grant funding is being allocated to park improvements and historic preservation efforts throughout Hudson County, the Hudson County Board of Commissioners announced. The projects approved last week for Open Space Trust grants include: Bayonne: ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Following from a decision made in late December, the Hudson County Corrections and Rehabilitation Center in Kearny has begun accepting inmates formerly housed in the Cumberland County Jail. As perviously reported, those first inmates specifically were chosen to enter a drug ...

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HARRISON, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) held its 45th Annual Commencement ceremony on Thursday honoring the Classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022. The event was held at Red Bull Arena, the first on-ground commencement ceremony since the beginning of the pandemic. The College celebrated ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The U.S. Marines landed in Lincoln Park on Thursday as part of the first Annual Hudson County Fleet Week celebrations. Two helicopters from the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 773 based at McGuire Airforce Base touched down on the wide lawn of the county’s cricket field ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County Community College (HCCC) will honor the Graduating Classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022 at Commencement exercises on Thursday, May 26, 2022, beginning at 12 noon. The ceremony will be held at Red Bull Arena, 600 Cape May Street, in Harrison, New Jersey.  “At this, our ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — For the first time ever, Hudson County will host a Fleet Week celebration. Along with celebrating the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps, the May 26 event at Lincoln Park West will give the community the opportunity to learn more about the sea services. The event, which ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Hudson County Sheriff's Office Community Relations Outreach program is functioning exactly as it should, Sheriff Frank Schillari said in a statement Friday. In the statement, Schillari pointed to an interaction between one of his officers and a member of the public who ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Ukrainian flag was raised outside the Brennan Court House last week after the Hudson County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution showing solidarity with Ukraine as they continue to defend their nation against an attack from Russia. “We honor those who fight for ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — NJ Transit’s board of directors has rejected two multi-million dollar contracts with Academy Express, LLC to run local bus service in Hudson County. The move comes a little over a month after the Hoboken-based company agreed to pay $20.5 million to settle a fraud case with the ...

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NORTH BERGEN, NJ — A North Bergen-based company must pay a $195,000 settlement to a mother who alleged she was retaliated against — and ultimately fired — for taking pregnancy-related family leave time available to her under state law and seeking reasonable accommodation for breastfeeding. The ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — In keeping with its mission of serving as a valuable resource to the community, the Hudson County Schools of Technology (HCST) is tweaking its approach. For 30 years, HCST’s post-secondary program has been a place for adult students to acquire new skills, seek out career ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ – Hudson County Sheriff's Office Lieutenant Matthew Vogel, whom Sheriff Frank Schillari called an "icon," was laid to rest Tuesday at Crest Haven Cemetery in Clifton. Hundreds of police officers from across the region joined Vogel's family and friends to honor the popular law ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County residents now have two additional vaccination sites to choose from, one in Bayonne and one in North Bergen, Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise and the county’s Vaccine Task Force announced. The sites, located in county parks, come as part of a partnership with ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ – Calling him "a great man, friend and exemplary public servant," Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari announced the Monday death of Lieutenant Matthew Vogel due to complications from COVID-19. Vogel, whom Schillari called an "icon", began serving as a member of the Hudson ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hudson County officials have found a way to make up for the loss of revenue that accompanied their decision to give up their contract to hold immigrant detainees. Last week, Hudson County agreed to take 33 inmates from Cumberland County which will help cover the costs of ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - The Hudson County Vaccine Task Force is launching a “Vaxxed for the Holidays” campaign encouraging residents to get their vaccines in time for the holiday season.  In a statement County Executive Tom DeGise urged all residents to get themselves and their children vaccinated, ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are available at the USS Juneau Center in Kearny. Anyone 18 years old or over who received their dose Pfizer or Moderna six months ago, Johnson & Johnson vaccine more than two months ago, is eligible.  Additionally, anyone ages ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise and the county’s Vaccine Task Force began distribution of the  COVID-19 vaccination to  children at the Hudson County Vaccine Distribution Center at the U.S.S. Juneau building in Kearny on Wednesday, the day after the FDA approved to those ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Executive Tom DeGise announced last week that Hudson County ranked first in the state for vaccination rate among 12-to-17-year-olds at 83%. The county is third in the state in overall one-dose vaccination rate at 87%, trailing only Morris and Somerset counties.  “Ensuring ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - With the federal government outlining parameters for booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine, Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise has announced that anyone eligible to receive a booster shot of the Pfizer vaccine will be able to do so at the Hudson County Vaccine Distribution ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hudson County will no longer house or take immigrant detainees as of Nov. 1, Hudson County Executive DeGise has informed federal officials. Last week’s announcement came a day after the Hudson County Commissioners voted at their September 9 meeting to accept $7 million from ...

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