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RWJBarnabas and New Jersey City University Partnership Benefits Student-Athletes

June 9, 2021

When Shawn Tucker became the athletic director of New Jersey City University, one of his first priorities was to partner with RWJBarnabas Health.

At his previous job at Rutgers University, Tucker saw the benefits of the university’s partnership with RWJBarnabas and wanted the same for the student-athletes at NJCU.

So in 2019, NJCU entered into an agreement with RWJBarnabas to provide ...

Baseball: Hoboken Loses to Belvidere, 6-3, in State Tourney

BELVIDERE, NJ — Belvidere rallied from an early deficit for a 6-3 baseball victory over Hoboken in the first round of the Section 2, Group 1 tournament on Wednesday.

Anthony Henriquez and Kyle Venezuela each had two hits and each scored a run for the Redwings (4-11), who took a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Matthew Herasek drove in a run for Hoboken.

Venezuela pitched a complete game, ...

Kickin' It Off: Hoboken Youth Soccer to Return in Fall of 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - After a year off due to COVID, recreational youth soccer will make its return to the playing fields of Hoboken.

The City of Hoboken and the Recreation Department have opened registration for the Hoboken Youth Soccer League, which begins in mid-September and runs through mid-November. The league is open to all children living in Hoboken ages 5 to 13.

Please visit ...

Baseball: Hoboken Beats Snyder, 9-6

JERSEY CITY, NJ — Hoboken rallied from an early four-run deficit for a 9-6 baseball victory over Snyder on Friday.

Kyle Valenzuela and Arison Maldonado each had two hits and two RBI for the Redwings (4-9), who were down, 4-0, after two innings. Three runs in the top of the seventh gave Hoboken a 9-5 lead.

Anthony Henriquez went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored and Valenzuela ...

Girls Lacrosse: Hoboken Beats Irvington, 8-2

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Hoboken girls lacrosse team kept Irvington off the scoreboard in the first half and went on to record an 8-2 victory on Wednesday.

Gabriella Gross, Olivia Mitchell and Leah Garcia each scored two goals for the Redwings (2-1), who had a 4-0 lead at the half.

Dallas Connors and Emily Martinez each scored one goal for Hoboken, which has scored eight goals in each of ...

Reimagined Transplant Games Coming to New Jersey this July

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – The official ceremonial flag of the reimagined Donate Life Transplant Games made its first promotional signing tour stop at American Dream on May 4 to promote the Games and highlight the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation. Hundreds of supporters stopped by to sign the flag throughout the day, including members of Team Liberty - transplant recipients, donor ...

Hoboken High School Athletic Director Heads to Watchung Hills

WARREN, NJ - Hoboken High School's Director of Athletics is heading to greener pastures.

As reported by TAPinto Warren, Derek England, who has held the position since September 2012, was approved by the Watchung Hills Board of Education on Tuesday to serve as their Director of Athletics.  

England was unanimously approved as the new Athletic Director for the period July 1, ...

Free Basketball League for Hoboken Kids—Register Now!

HOBOKEN, NJ - A free basketball youth league aims to unite the community and engage youth this summer with a positive basketball experience in Hoboken.

Taking place at multiple courts throughout the city, with community leaders on hand to help coach teams and maintain diversity, the league will feature an organized schedule with updated standings and stats on mobile app.

Starting Monday, ...

Baseball: Bayonne Beats Hoboken, 16-1

BAYONNE, NJ — Tyler Johnson and Santiago Jimenez each drove in three runs to lead Hoboken to a 16-1 baseball victory over Hoboken under the lights Friday night.

Johnson hit a home run and Jimenez went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles for Bayonne (9-5), which scored 10 runs in the third inning to take a 13-0 lead.

Mateo Capurso drove in two runs for the Bees, and Brandon Kobryn pitched ...

Softball: Hoboken Routs Dickinson, 21-2

JERSEY CITY, NJ — Portia Tomasso hit a home run, collected a pair of hits and scored three runs as the Hoboken softball team administered a 21-2 defeat upon Dickinson on Wednesday.

Amani Aviles went 2-for-3 with three RBI, and Jolie Jacobelli and Ariana Rodroguez each racked up three hits and two RBI for Hoboken (4-6).

Alexa Bracero and Adriana Gonzalez each hit a double for the ...


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Want a Greener Hudson County? Let's Get Growing

Summer is here, and for those with a green thumb, gardens are ready to start blooming! For those of us that haven't quite gotten started, it's not too late to get growing! 

Why Plant a Garden?

Why not? Planting a garden can enhance your home by increasing the green space and makes for a rewarding experience. With some effort, some water and the right weather, you can enjoy such ...

HCCC Construction Management Degree Program, Expanded STEM Programming, and Broadened Community Partnerships are the Focus of the $300K Grant.

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County Community College (HCCC) has been awarded a three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) “New to Advanced Technological Education” grant that will enhance areas of study at the College. The nearly $300,000 grant will support career opportunities for community members leading to a better educated and more skilled workforce for area ...

The Felician Way

Area Residents Get Tax Help Through Felician University Program

RUTHERFORD, NJ - Area residents including senior citizens, low-income residents, persons with disabilities, and taxpayers with limited English-speaking skills had access to free tax assistance thanks to Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program once again hosted by Felician University 

Felician, under the leadership of Professor Joseph Lizza has participated in the nation-wide ...

Felician University Named Military Friendly for 9th Year

RUTHERFORD, NJ - Felician University has received the designation of Military Friendly School by Military Friendly ®, which recognizes educational institutions that strongly support programming for veteran students, or the ninth consecutive year, Felician University received the 2021-2022 Military Friendly status of Silver.

Felician strives to enhance the university experience of student ...

Dem Chair Leads Pride Flag Raisings Across Hudson County

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 eventually led to establishing of gay rights backed up monumental rulings from the U.S. Supreme ...

Hudson County Officials Ask for Community Input in Stepped Up Fight Against Food Insecurity

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 virus began its global spread, but gained more attention as the pandemic greatly increased the number ...

Hudson County Rolls Out Mobile Vaccination Unit

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 repurposed and outfitted to administer vaccines in the back half of the vehicle, will allow the ...

Bah Humbug... How One School District Just Stole Christmas, Other Holidays from Calendar

June 13, 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Board of Education voted unanimously to remove the names of all holidays from the school calendar, and plans to simply call everything "Day Off".  The decision shocked those who were left in attendance, after many others had walked out or been asked to leave by security from a raucous public audience that had reached 125 people at one ...

Applicants for a NJ Driver License Can Now Submit an Affidavit in Lieu of Social Security Number or ITIN

TRENTON – Are you in need of a NJ driver license or non-drive ID card but don't have a Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number? No problem. 

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC), as of June 1, 2021, will allow applicants without a Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to submit a sworn affidavit to meet ...

30 Court in Downtown Morristown Hits 85% Leased

June 12, 2021

PCD Development is touting yet another leasing milestone at 30 Court, the boutique four-story luxury rental building in downtown Morristown, NJ.  The collection of just 58 oversized homes has achieved the notable mark of 85% leased, according to the New Providence, N.J.-based developer.

Featuring a mix of 58 two-bedroom and two-bedroom-plus-den homes with expansive living spaces that ...

Clarus Glen Ridge Luxury Rental Community to Open for Leasing in July

JMF Properties announced today that its newest residential community, Clarus Glen Ridge, is nearing completion, with a July grand opening expected.

Located on Baldwin Avenue, just steps from downtown Montclair and NJ TRANSIT’s Bay Street train station, Clarus Glen Ridge will soon deliver a collection of 110 modern rental residences and lavish amenities to the desirable borough of Glen ...

Take Our 2021 Reader Survey: We Want to Hear From You

Local news is more important than ever.  To fulfill our mission of providing our readers with objective, daily, local news, we’re conducting a survey on what our readers think about TAPinto and how they engage with the news.  We invite you to take our 2021 Reader Survey.   

Your feedback is important to us and helps us improve the quality of your reader ...

TAPinto's 2021 General Election Policies

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All candidates are provided the same opportunities to utilize TAPinto to market their candidacies.  All candidates are charged the same amount for the same marketing vehicle. 

To discuss advertising on TAPinto, please contact your local TAPinto site owner/publisher ...

Severe National Blood Shortage, Local Donors Urgently Needed

New Jersey Blood Services has announced a blood emergency, with a 3-day blood supply. The long term impact of the pandemic has resulted in a year of virtually no youth first-time donors, 3000 fewer blood drives and 100,000 donors that have yet to return to donate since before the pandemic. Complicating matters, recently there has been a surge in blood usage as ...

Solaia Celebrates Grand Opening on NJ Gold Coast With Unveiling of Fully-Decorated Model Home

Solaia has officially held its Grand Opening on New Jersey’s Hudson River waterfront, delivering a boutique collection of spacious, luxurious condominiums featuring a one-of-a-kind lifestyle and wellness amenity package to the Hudson County hidden gem of North Bergen.

Ideally situated between Edgewater and Weehawken with stunning views of New York City, the modern 14-story building has ...

Take Time To Get Lost In A Story: 5 Book Genres For You To Enjoy

Just as exercising is good for physical health, flexing your mental muscles is vital - especially as you age. Reading daily is a wonderful way to give your brain a workout. It stimulates your imagination, engages your concentration and memory, and allows you to learn something new.

Whether you prefer holding a book, using a tablet, or listening to audiobooks, diving into stories you enjoy is ...

Recipe Swaps: 6 Healthier Versions of Classic Cakes

Incorporating healthier meal choices into our daily lives is a great way to stay committed to overall wellness. These healthy options aren’t only available for your main course - desserts like indulgent cakes can easily retain all of the flavors while focusing on healthy ingredients. If you’re eager to swap some traditional ingredients like refined sugar and flour, fats, and added ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

Assess and Adjust Sprinkler Heads
The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the ...

Upgrade Your Patio for Under $100

As the weather warms up and we all head outside, you may be envisioning an updated patio space to gather with your friends and family. While some outdoor items can be pricey, many simple updates are budget-friendly while making a big impact. If you’re ready to transform your outdoor space without spending a fortune, here are five of the best ways to get started.

Solar Lights

Adding ...

Celebrate Dad with These 4 Fun Ideas

With Father’s Day fast approaching and the possibility of gatherings and parties becoming more likely in many areas, the time is perfect for a celebration that highlights Dad’s favorites and creates a lasting memory for family and friends. If you’re eager to plan something special, here are four ways to celebrate Dad that your guests won’t soon forget!

Crawfish ...

Shop Your Home for Living Room Décor Updates

Planning to host an event includes prepping your spaces - cleaning, decorating, designing - if it’s not in the cards to overhaul your living room décor this year, you don’t have to give up on a new look entirely. Shop your home for items that need a new life in your living room; sometimes, a change of location is all that you need to highlight beloved treasures by pulling them ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

Spa Day at Home: How to Choose the Best Face Mask for Your Skin

More than ever, home skincare routines are the best way to take advantage of spa-quality products to give you clear, glowing, refreshed skin. Face masks are a great addition to any skincare routine, and regular use (2-3 times per week), can make a noticeable impact on your skin’s health. For everything you need to know when choosing a face mask, read on!

Tubes and Creams Vs. Single-Use ...

Hoboken CERT: 14 Months on the COVID Hotline

June 10, 2021

In mid-March 2020, I’d just come off two weeks in the phone room at radio station WFMU for their annual fundraiser. So answering calls and providing information about COVID-19 for Hoboken residents and employees seemed a natural transition. Commander Brian Onieal informed us that our Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) had been activated by the Office of Emergency Management, first to ...

Fire Union President: COVID Couldn't Stop Us From Doing Our Job

New Jersey is opening back up and the firefighters, EMTs, and dispatchers of the NJFMBA could not be happier. While protecting our communities is our job, building the community is our passion, and that has been difficult over the past 15 months.

Like everyone, we were struck by the uncertainty that COVID-19 brought to the municipalities we serve. This was an uncertainty that extended across ...