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Jersey City's The Ashford Becomes Focal Point for Conversation on Racial Discrimination

April 14, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A complaint raised by a resident that the Ashford restaurant discriminated against African American customers has pulled Jersey City into a national conversation on race.      

A video posted on social media over the weekend appeared to show that staff at the Ashford, located on the Newark Avenue pedestrian plaza, enforced its dress code policy to deny a ...

New Jersey Residential Real Estate Experts: This Market Won’t Slow Down Anytime Soon

NEW JERSEY - While the rest of the state economy slowly returns to pre-pandemic levels, the New Jersey real estate market reportedly experienced “a year we’ve not seen before” with no immediate signs of slowing.

Two state real estate experts with national credentials participated in a TAPinto panel discussion Tuesday about the “Current State of the New Jersey Real ...

Two Jersey City Men Shot, One Killed Tuesday

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 21-year-old Jersey City man was shot and killed Tuesday night, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced. 

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are investigating the death of a 21-year-old Jersey City man who was fatally shot Tuesday night on Wilkinson Avenue near Martin Luther King Drive.

According ...

Planning Board Approves a Second Apartment Complex on MLK Drive at April 6 Meeting

JERSEY CITY, NJ – With the Jersey City Planning Board’s approval, developers will convert a pair of vacant lots in Jackson Hill into a combination of retail and apartments including a rooftop deck. 

Designs for the mixed-use building at 124-126 Martin Luther King Drive contain two ground floor storefronts and 25 residential units spread across five stories. At a meeting on ...

Mixed-Use Complex Will Bring Apartments and Retail to Jackson Hill

JERSEY CITY, NJ – Construction on a mixed-use apartment tower featuring room for three ground floor stores will begin in the Jackson Hill neighborhood after the Jersey City Planning Board authorized the facility at a meeting on April 6. 

Prospective tenants of the five-story complex at 541-547 Martin Luther King Drive will choose from a selection of 36 residential units and receive ...

City Council Caucus Room Would Bear Yun's Name Under Proposal By Saleh, Boggiano

April 8, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A newly constructed caucus room in the refurbished basement of the historic Jersey City City Hall could be named in honor of Councilman Michael Yun, who died as a result of COVID-19 in April 2020.

Councilman Yousef J. Saleh, who was named to fill Yun’s seat and later won a special election to remain in the position, has teamed up with Yun’s close friend and ally, ...

Out of Office? Jersey City Municipal Employees Set for Return to Workplace

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Following the lead of some private sector employers, Jersey City municipal employees have been notified by the city’s Department of Human Resources that they will resume their normal hours in their usual workplace in May.

This will end the city’s work at home program that was initiated in March 2020 when a state of emergency was declared due to the COVID-19 ...

Can't We All Just Get Along? City Council, School Board Meet to Discuss Education Funding Challenges

April 5, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - While nothing concrete was resolved at the joint meeting of the Jersey City Board of Education and City Council, the war of words over the school budget crisis grew less intense, as both government bodies sought common ground.

For the past several months, speakers from the BOE have spoken up during council meetings, demanding that the city help maintain the level of funding ...

Two Jersey City Men Shot, One Killed Tuesday

April 14, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 21-year-old Jersey City man was shot and killed Tuesday night, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced. 

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are investigating the death of a 21-year-old Jersey City man who was fatally shot Tuesday night on Wilkinson Avenue near Martin Luther King Drive.

According ...

Jersey City Man Accused of Stabbing Father to Death

NEWARK, NJ – A Jersey City man was arrested on Tuesday after fatally stabbing his father, a Newark resident, authorities announced. 

Noah Jennings, 22, of Jersey City, was arrested and charged with the murder of his father, Phillip Jennings, 60, of Newark, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens said. 

The victim was discovered by police on April ...

Bayonne Police Arrest Sleeping Jersey City Man with Loaded Weapon in Vehilce

BAYONNE, NJ - A Jersey City man was arrested by Bayonne police Tuesday after he was found asleep inside a vehicle with a handgun on the front passenger seat.

According to Captain Eric Amato, police were called to the area of 185 East 22nd Street where they found the man, later identified as Riney Smith, 40.  Officers were able to safely wake Smith, whom they say has a previous criminal ...

Sarah's Vaccine Angels Help NJ Residents Book Vaccine Appointments

April 2, 2021

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - While others are just out there winging it, Sarah's Vaccine Angels have been working within the system to help eligible New Jersey residents secure vaccination appointments.

The technology aspect of the rollout may seem daunting to some, but Sarah's Vaccine Angels can and will help any eligible individuals in need of assistance. Residents may simply reach out via ...

Jersey City's The Ashford Becomes Focal Point for Conversation on Racial Discrimination

April 14, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A complaint raised by a resident that the Ashford restaurant discriminated against African American customers has pulled Jersey City into a national conversation on race.      

A video posted on social media over the weekend appeared to show that staff at the Ashford, located on the Newark Avenue pedestrian plaza, enforced its dress code policy to deny a ...

Hudson County Prosecutor's Office Makes Arrest in Sex Crime Against Young Girl

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 37-year-old Jersey City man was arrested by members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit on charges involving multiple sexual crimes against a young girl who was between the ages of 11 and 15 and in his care at the time. 

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, Deivis Feliz Rivera was arrested in Paterson Saturday ...

'We Are Not a Virus' Hundreds Declare at Anti Asian Hate Rally

JERSEY CITY, NJ — Just weeks after the Jersey City Municipal Council passed a resolution calling for “tangible, community-led solutions that acknowledge the experience of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to root out systemic racism and uplift racial solidarity,” hundreds gathered in front of city hall Saturday to deliver a share call to action “stop Asian ...

Latino Activist Announces Run for City Council, Gets Backing of Newly Formed Hispanic Business PAC

April 9, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Backed by the Hispanic American Commerce Association, political activist and longtime resident, Elvin Dominci, will run for Jersey City Council-at-large in the 2021 Jersey City Municipal Elections as an independent. 

Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Dominci immigrated to the United States at the age of 21 years old. He is currently employed in the Custody ...

West Side Easter Celebration Brings Back a Taste of 'Normal'

April 13, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Kids on the West Side of Jersey City got to greet the Easter Bunny on April 3 as the furry springtime visitor made the rounds in order to spread holiday cheer – safely.

The caravan made its way through the streets, allowing people and their kids to wave to the Bunny as they passed, pausing briefly in several parks along the route, including Lincoln Park where volunteers ...

Airbnb Continues Crackdown on Party Rentals

NEW JERSEY, NJ - Travel is coming back. 

As COVID-19 vaccines continue to roll out, one of the first things many people will be doing this summer is looking to get away with families and loved ones. To that end, Airbnb have announced an 8-point plan to help hosts, guests and communities they call home stay safer.

The anchor of the Summer of Responsible Travel plan is a block on ...

City Kicks in $7.5 Million for Loew's Theatre Rehab

JERSEY CITY, NJ - After years of conflict over the rehabilitation of Historic Loew’s Theater in Journal Square, the city and the Friends of the Loews appear to be pushing full steam ahead towards creating the city’s first performing arts center. 

The Jersey City Redevelopment Authority forged a funding agreement that would dedicate $7.5 million towards the project.

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Dey & Bergen, Newest Rental Community Along Harrison Waterfront, to Launch Leasing this May

April 14, 2021

Developer BNE Real Estate Group, along with partners Hornrock Properties and Canoe Brook Development, recently announced that they are nearing completion of their latest residential community along the Harrison waterfront, Dey & Bergen, scheduled to open for lease this May.

Dey & Bergen is the newest residential community to bolster Harrison’s reputation as an extension of the ...

Hudson County Community College Culinary Arts Institute Prepares More Than 4,000 Meals for Campus Food Pantries

JERSEY CITY, NJ – The award-winning Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Culinary Arts Institute (CAI) is addressing the food insecurity of HCCC students that has been intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since last fall, more than 4,000 meals have been prepared and distributed at the HCCC “Hudson Helps” food pantries on the Journal Square (Jersey City) and North Hudson ...

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The COVID-19 Diaries: Identity, Teaching, and Learning at a Crossroads

RUTHERFORD, NJ - Two distinguished Felician faculty members have recently had their research published in the professional journal, “Education Frontiers.” 

The COVID-19 Diaries: Identity, Teaching, and Learning at a Crossroads is the work of Dr. Charity Dacey, Associate Dean of Felician’s School of Education and Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, and Dr.

New Hudson County Courthouse Will Bring More than Justice to Jersey City

April 12, 2021

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - While there was never much doubt of the Jersey City Planning Board approving construction plans for a new county court complex on Newark Avenue, County Executive Tom DeGise, a conversation with TAPinto, sounded extremely pleased with the progress being made.

“The city has been very cooperative,” DeGise said.

On March 23, the planning board unanimously ...

Have you Been Vaccinated? 400 Spots Available for Booking at 11:00 a.m.

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - 400 appointments at the Hudson County Vaccination Center for Wednesday will open at 11:00 a.m. on Monday. Accounts must be created ahead of time to book an appointment by clicking here.

The drive-thru center, opened in December, is located at the USS Juneau Center, Office of Emergency Management, in Kearny. 

Hudson County’s Upgraded Justice Complex Will Proceed After Planning Board’s Review

JERSEY CITY, NJ – Following a review by the Jersey City Planning Board at its meeting on March 23, Hudson County appears ready to proceed with construction on a sprawling new courthouse. 

Developers will base the Honorable Frank J. Guarini Justice Complex directly on the Central Avenue extension, an infrastructure upgrade connecting Newark Avenue with Route 139. The $345 million, ...

Elizabeth Native Powers Up PSEG Nuclear Plants for Newark, All New Jersey

April 13, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — When Judy Rodriguez was a sophomore at Elizabeth High School, her history teacher gave her a key piece of information that would empower her, then one day power New Jersey.

"She gave us an aptitude test, and the result for me was that I would be good at the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. Her reaction was 'You should try for ...

All Residents Ages 16+ Eligible for Vaccination on April 19, Murphy Says

TRENTON, NJ – All New Jersey residents 16 years old and over will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination beginning on April 19 – two weeks ahead of the state’s initial target of May 1, Governor Murphy announced Monday.

The state’s phased vaccination roll out has successfully administered 4.7 million doses of vaccine to essential frontline workers, ...

Murphy Offers Updated Pandemic Travel Guidelines

TRENTON, NJ  – Following updated recommendations released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) earlier this month, Gov. Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Health issued new COVID-19 travel guidance Monday. 

“While the pandemic is not over, our vaccination program and updated CDC guidance have made it possible for vaccinated individuals to resume ...

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Celebrating Donate Life Month

April 8, 2021

Springtime has now brought us a renewed spirit and hope as we look forward to the months ahead when we will begin to see each other again in person for community events and activities. Throughout the month of April, we are celebrating National Donate Life Month! This is our time to encourage family, friends and neighbors to register as organ and tissue donors and to honor those who have given the ...

Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey Anti-Racism Commission Declares Stop Asian Hate

Some Americans live comfortably and unconsciously understanding that their behaviors, attitudes and utterances are supported by systems that will judge and treat them fairly.  These individuals do not fear that their existence threatens other individuals and communities.  They do not fear that their appearance and intentions will ever be questioned.  They do not need to.  The ...