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Fire Safety Alert: Kidde Recalls Smoke Detectors for Failure to Sound Alarm in Fire

May 15, 2021

NEW JERSEY — A nationwide safety recall of certain Kidde smoke detectors that have reportedly failed to sound off during smoke conditions or a fire has been announced.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission on May 6 announced the recall of 225,000 Kidde smoke and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms — Model Series 2040, 2050, 2060 and 2070, which have a TruSense ...

27 Months in Prison for Jersey City Man Who Stole Nearly $500K from Customer

NEWARK, NJ – A 37-year-old Jersey City man has been sentenced to 27 months in prison for participating in a scheme that involved defrauding financial institution customers of almost half a million dollars, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Friday. Ramon Herrera previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Katharine S. Hayden to a charge of Wire ...

East Orange Man Shot Dead in Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 37-year-old East Orange man is dead after being shot in the torso in the area of the City Crossings Apartments parking lot located at Merseles Court and Bright Street in Jersey City.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, members of the Jersey City Police Department were called to the area on a report of shots fired at approximately 1:50 a.m. Once on ...

New Shared Program has Hoboken, Jersey City Pedaling in Same Direction

JERSEY CITY and HOBOKEN, NJ - The bike share feud between Jersey City and Hoboken came to an amicable end on May 12, when the mayors of both cities unveiled a new unified bikeshare program with a ride from City Hall in Jersey City to Pier A in Hoboken.

Although both communities have long agreed that there was a need for alternative bicycle transportation, they previously opted for different ...

Vaccine Access Continues to Expand Across Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Mayor Steven M. Fulop joined the Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services to open the newest City-run vaccination site at the Maureen Collier Senior Center in Ward B Thursday. 

6,000 Pfizer vaccines were to be available to residents, students, and workers in Jersey City ages 12 and up, following the federal government’s expansion of age eligibility to ...

TAP'ed Into Hudson Episode 20: Jersey City's Growing West Side, with Councilwoman Mira Prinz-Arey

May 3, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - TAPinto Publisher Steve Lenox recently welcomed Jersey City Councilwoman Ward B Councilwoman Myra Prinz-Arey to the show. During their time on set Steve and Councilwoman Prinz-Arey spoke about her transition from community activist to local elected official, efforts to stimulate the small business community in her section of Jersey City, improvements and additions ...

Fulop Speak Out on 'Disgusting" Comments by Jersey City Teacher

JERSEY CITY, NJ - In a statement released on Friday Mayor Steven Fulop registered his disgust at the alleged racist rant by a Jersey City high school teacher.

“These comments by a Jersey City teacher are disgusting and they don’t reflect our schools, teachers, or city,” Fulop said. “I’m thankful the superintendent has taken action and this sort of individual ...

Hudson County Teacher Recognized for Excellence in Classroom

May 14, 2021

Mission Viejo, CA – Kamuran Soydam, an educator with Hudson Arts and Science Charter School of iLearn Schools, was honored by the Association of American Educators (AAE) as part of of National Charter Schools Week May 9 - 15, 2021.

AAE, a national, nonunion, professional association serving educators in all fifty states, invited charter school educators nationwide to nominate a ...

Activists Call for Permanent Removal of Jersey City Teacher Caught in Racist Rant

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A group of local activists held a rally outside the offices of the Jersey City Board of Education Monday demanding the removal, whether by firing or resignation, of Howard Zlotkin, the Dickinson High School teacher recorded going into a tirade at four African American students during a Zoom discussion on racial tensions.

Zlotkin, who was suspended with pay pending an ...

City Council, Board of Ed Continue Discussions to Resolve Funding Crisis

JERSEY CITY, NJ - For the second time in a month, the City Council met with the Jersey City Board of Education in an attempt to resolve the financial woes of the school district.

With Board of Education President Mussab Ali describing that the district will see $250 million in funding cut over the next three years, and that the currently proposed school budget would collect $86 million in ...

Fire Safety Alert: Kidde Recalls Smoke Detectors for Failure to Sound Alarm in Fire

May 15, 2021

NEW JERSEY — A nationwide safety recall of certain Kidde smoke detectors that have reportedly failed to sound off during smoke conditions or a fire has been announced.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission on May 6 announced the recall of 225,000 Kidde smoke and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms — Model Series 2040, 2050, 2060 and 2070, which have a TruSense ...

East Orange Man Shot Dead in Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 37-year-old East Orange man is dead after being shot in the torso in the area of the City Crossings Apartments parking lot located at Merseles Court and Bright Street in Jersey City.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, members of the Jersey City Police Department were called to the area on a report of shots fired at approximately 1:50 a.m. Once on ...

25th Anniversary Police Unity Tour Kicks Off in Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City Police Officer Marc DiNardo made his first trip to the annual Police Week ceremony in Washington DC in May 2009. The veteran officer was so moved by it, his daughter Gwen said Tuesday, that he immediately decided to take part in the Unity Tour the following year. 

The bicycle he purchased, but never got to ride to DC, still hangs on the wall of the ...

KW City Life Realty Uses Day of Action to Clean Up Community, Feed First Responders

May 14, 2021

BAYONNE and JERSEY CITY, NJ - Members of the KW City Life Realty teams in both Bayonne and Jersey City spread out across their communities Thursday as part of a nationwide community service effort.

According to Lidia Gabinelli, Broker Manager for the Bayonne office, May 13 marked Red Day, the realty firm’s national day of service.Since 2009, Gabinelli told TAPinto, KW team members have ...

From Summit to Jersey City, High School Students Collect 500 Pounds of Food for Local Pantry

SUMMIT, NJ -  A group of high school students in Summit has collected more than 500 pounds of groceries for a local food pantry this year and continues to collect more, with the assistance of generous local families, Jersey City residents, and the NJ-based real estate company The KRE Group.

The collection effort began in February when Summit High School junior Joe Gingeleskie founded ...

Shirley Rogers-Fields Recognized as Jersey City Senior Citizen of the Year

JERSEY CITY, NJ - When people talk about local unsung heroes, Shirley Rogers-Fields name comes up.

The Jersey City Municipal Council recently honored Rogers-Fields, a mother of two, grandmother of six, and great-grandmother of five, as Jersey City’s senior of the year. She serves as senior coordinator for the building in which she lives, although officials said her influence goes ...

27 Months in Prison for Jersey City Man Who Stole Nearly $500K from Customer

May 14, 2021

NEWARK, NJ – A 37-year-old Jersey City man has been sentenced to 27 months in prison for participating in a scheme that involved defrauding financial institution customers of almost half a million dollars, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Friday. Ramon Herrera previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Katharine S. Hayden to a charge of Wire ...

Jersey City Man Charged with Possession of Multiple Weapons

NEWARK, NJ – A Jersey City man appeared before a federal judge via videoconerence Tuesday to answer to charges related to his arrest for illegally possessing two loaded firearms, another handgun, and ammunition, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

Davone Adams, aka “Dikim Adams,” 42, appeared by videoconference before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael A. Hammer and ...

Prosecutor Suarez Announces Arrest of Man Accused of Killing His Mother

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Terrance Nelson, the 29-year-old Jersey City man wanted for the death of his 60-year-old mother, was arrested without incident at his mother’s home at 18 Virginia Avenue in Jersey City by Homicide Unit detectives and Jersey City Police Officers just after 8 a.m. Sunday, May 9, 2021.

Nelson was charged with Murder on Thursday. 

As previously reported, ...

Through Qua's Art Center Jersey City Entrepreneur Expands Opportunity for Self-Expression, Creativity to Bayonne

May 8, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ - Even though Nysquazah Hawkins struggled to get the Qua’s Creative Art Center up in running in Jersey City, she recognized just how valuable a resource it was.

Hawkins, who started the center in Jersey City in early 2020 in an effort to provide a space where kids and teens could have fun, be creative and have access to self-expression, was joined by local Bayonne officials ...

“My God”- James Mastro Releases Divine Debut Single

HOBOKEN, NJ – A celebrated member of the New York Metro music scene, James Mastro has released his debut solo single “My God”, via Velvet Elk Records/OneRPM.

With credits including songwriter, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, arranger and producer, Mastro currently plays with the great Ian Hunter (Mott the Hoople)... when he's not running ...

Art House Productions to Host Teen Summer Camp

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Art House Productions will be hosting the Jersey Art Exchange (JAX) Media & Music Makers Camp for students entering grades 7-12 in Fall 2021. 

The camps will take place Monday through Friday during the weeks of July 5 and July 12, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.at 150 Bay Street in Jersey City.

Each track is led by a digital art, and/or music professional. Masks and ...

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Dey & Bergen Launches Leasing Along the Harrison, NJ Waterfront

May 13, 2021

Dey & Bergen, the newest luxury rental building to rise in the transit-friendly town of Harrison, NJ, has officially kicked off leasing for its head-turning collection of 242 waterfront rental residences.

Developed by BNE Real Estate Group, along with partners Hornrock Properties and Canoe Brook Development, Dey & Bergen introduces larger-than-average studio, one- and two-bedroom floor ...

Pre-Leasing Opens for Second Luxe Rental Tower in The Vantage Collection in Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A developer that has long helped shape the Jersey City landscape with signature residential properties is one step closer to the debut of its next ultra-luxurious rental building.

Fisher Development Associates, which has introduced nearly 2,000 condominium and apartment homes in Jersey City, announced Monday the start of pre-leasing for the second high-rise tower in The ...

HCCC Students Awarded Prestigous 2021 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) students Adoum Allamine and Pedro Moranchel have been chosen from 1,500 applicants nationwide to receive the 2021 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation recognizes exceptionally talented community college students seeking to complete baccalaureate degrees. Scholarship recipients are selected for their ...

Hudson County Officials to Mark End of Ramdan with Thursday Vaccination Clinic

May 12, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ -  The Hudson County Vaccine Task Force, along with Hudson Regional Health Commission, are partnering with The Islamic Council of Hudson County to bring a pop-up vaccination site to Lincoln Park on Thursday morning. The clinic is timed to coincide with Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan. Thousands of local Muslims are expected to gather together ...

Hudson County Residents Should Mark Calendar for May 12 Job Fair, County Executive DeGise Says

SECAUCUS, NJ - The Hudson County One Stop Career Development Center and the Hudson County Schools of Technology will be hosting a job fair on Wednesday, May 12 from 5 to 7 p.m.  at the Frank J. Gargiulo Campus in Secaucus. This will be the second job fair since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic., and follows November’s overwhelming successful event that drew over 300 ...

DeGise Calls for Patience Regarding ICE Detainees

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Some Hudson County officials hope to get out of the 10-year contract with federal Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) renewed last year to house federal immigration detainees at the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny.

The $120 in daily revenue the county receives for the service provided helps fund operations at the facility that has seen a decline in its ...

UPDATE: Colonial Pipeline Restarted Operation; Normal Delivery Rate Expected the Coming Days

May 13, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again. 

“Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal. Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue ...

Camden Police Reform Is a 'Model’ for Other Cities

CAMDEN, NJ —This city has little in common with Ithaca, New York.

Yet that scenic upstate New York college town is the latest community looking to duplicate many of Camden’s police reforms as the framework for overhauling its police department. It intends to dismantle its police force, partner with the county government, and retrain rehired and new officers to better interact with ...

Murphy Appoints First Woman to Serve as State's Adjutant General

TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday his nomination of Colonel Dr. Lisa Hou to serve as Adjutant General and Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA). Hou would be the first woman and first Asian-American to serve in the Adjutant General position in the state's history.

"Colonel Hou took the ...

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Oct 23, 1950 - Jan 30, 2021
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Health & Wellness

Is Your A/C Summer-Ready? 12 Things to Check Before the First Heat Wave

Soaking in the summer sun is part of the fun of the season. But if you don’t have a cool home to retreat to, that heat can start to feel overbearing. Make sure your A/C (or swamp cooler!) can handle any heat wave this summer with these 12 tips, plus guidance on how to know when to call in the pros.

 

Before beginning preparation steps for either an air conditioner or swamp ...

4 Unique and Meaningful Ways to Decorate for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite ...

Bringing Spring Inside: Adding Pops of Color in Every Room

As the weather warms up, spring colors are arriving in home décor trends. Whether you’re inviting guests over in person or continuing your distanced Zoom calls, you’ll want to incorporate pops of spring color into every room of your house. Fortunately, adding color doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can easily experiment with the best way to invigorate your spaces ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...

The Best Natural Deodorants for the Toughest Workouts

Chances are, your wellness journey includes some heavy-hitting workouts, and a good deodorant is key to feeling confident after every session. Mainstream products can contain harmful ingredients that may actually be blocking some of your body’s natural processes as well as potentially causing health problems down the road. If you’re ready to switch to a more natural product but are ...

Understanding SPF for Healthy Summer Skin

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s ...