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Jersey City Councilmembers Oppose 'Classic Example of Wasteful Spending'

August 11, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Seven members of the Jersey City Municipal Council are co-sponsoring a resolution opposing the New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s proposal to widen the NJ Turnpike through Jersey City to the Holland Tunnel, a statement announced on Thursday.

NJTA’s plan has faced growing opposition from a coalition of community groups, like Safe Streets JC, Bike Hudson County and ...

Hudson County Allocates $30K In Grants To Support Cultural Programming

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — Hudson County has received $30,000 in grant funding to support continued efforts aimed at promoting the area as a cultural destination.

Administered through the New Jersey Historical Commission, the competitive grant program enables organizations, like libraries, schools and non-profit groups, and government units to offer programs related to art and history.

The ...

How To Help Jersey City’s Tree Canopy Survive & Thrive

JERSEY CITY, NJ — As part of a larger effort to make one of New Jersey’s largest cities a cleaner and greener place to live, work and visit, Sustainable Jersey City is continuing to lead a project aimed at making sure trees planted along sidewalks are well cared for.

During a series of clean-up days this past spring, dozens of volunteers with the non-profit took to the streets to ...

Sen. Joseph Lagana Discusses School Safety Legislation, Says Students Must Be Protected

PARAMUS, NJ — Sen. Joseph Lagana has three main inspirations for wanting to keep New Jersey's children safe at school.

"I try to use my real-life experience and apply it to my job as a legislator," Lagana (D - District 38) told TAPinto. "And part of (that) is being a father and having three kids."

When he takes his daughters — who are headed into ...

Help Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers Market Win National Recognition

JERSEY CITY, NJ — The Historic Downtown Special Improvement District (HDSID) Farmers Market is a fan favorite in Jersey City, offering everything from healthy produce to sweet treats.

Now is your chance to show HDSID’s market a little extra love by voting it as the best in the country.

This year, for the first time ever, HDSID’s market is among the 2,000 entrants in a ...

Jersey City Councilmembers Oppose 'Classic Example of Wasteful Spending'

August 11, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Seven members of the Jersey City Municipal Council are co-sponsoring a resolution opposing the New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s proposal to widen the NJ Turnpike through Jersey City to the Holland Tunnel, a statement announced on Thursday.

NJTA’s plan has faced growing opposition from a coalition of community groups, like Safe Streets JC, Bike Hudson County and ...

$382K in Funding for Households with Disabled Residents Coming to Jersey City, Federal Officials Say

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Jersey City Housing Authority will receive $383,278 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Mainstream Vouchers program, a tenant-based housing vouchers for households that include a person with disabilities. 

Mainstream vouchers are administered using the same rules as other housing choice vouchers but are targeted to serve a special population to ...

St. Peter’s University Sues To Stop Opening Of Jersey City Cannabis Lounge

JERSEY CITY, NJ — St. Peter’s University has filed a lawsuit to overturn approvals issued to a cannabis dispensary and lounge that seeks to open near its Jersey City campus.

Filed Aug. 3 in Hudson County Superior Court, the lawsuit claims that conditional use variances issued to Medusa are in violation of the city’s requirement that dispensaries be located at least 200 feet ...

How To Help Jersey City’s Tree Canopy Survive & Thrive

August 11, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ — As part of a larger effort to make one of New Jersey’s largest cities a cleaner and greener place to live, work and visit, Sustainable Jersey City is continuing to lead a project aimed at making sure trees planted along sidewalks are well cared for.

During a series of clean-up days this past spring, dozens of volunteers with the non-profit took to the streets to ...

Effort to Protect Liberty State Park Advances

JERSEY CITY, NJ - After years of debate, a New Jersey Senate committee advanced a bill sponsored by Senator Brian Stack that will finally provide protection to the wildlife preserve at Liberty State Park, specifically to a portion of Caven Point which has been eyed for possible expansion of a golf course.

This comes after Gov. Phil Murphy signed another bill to open Liberty State Park up ...

Sampson to Hold Bookbag Giveaway

August 10, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Assemblyman William Sampson is holding a Bookbag Giveaway at Bethune Park on June 21 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Many kids going back to school do not have the supplies they need and the backpacks filled with supplies help them get off to a good start in the new year, organizers noted.

Bethune Park is located across from the Bethune Center on Martin Luther King ...

Hoboken Historical Museum, New City Kids Receive Grants

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ —The New Jersey Council for Humanities (NJCH) has awarded $402,500 in grants to almost three dozen organizations across the state, including two in Hudson County.

After receiving a record number of 83 applications during its spring 2022 grant cycle, NJCH selected 33 groups to receive grants ranging from $2,000 to $20,000 to undertake projects that “reflect the ...

Jersey City Housing Authority Partnerships Aim to Close Digitial Divide

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Vivian Brady-Philips, executive director of the Jersey City Housing Authority joined Karisa Tashjian, director of Programs for Digitunity; Gary Greenberg, executive director of the Bayonne and Girls Clubs of Hudson County; and Arvind Swamy, regional director of External Affairs at AT&T, to distribute laptops to young people who need them for their education, at the ...

First is the Worst? Officials Question Findings in Rent Report

August 6, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Despite questions about the methodology used to develop the findings, both current and former Jersey City officials are saying that more needs to be done to make affordable housing available in New Jersey’s second-largest city.

Recently website Rent.com claimed that Jersey City has the highest rent in the United States, with the average rent reaching $5,500 per month, ...

Jersey City Teen Participated in Bayonne Lightrail Station, Police Say

August 8, 2022

BAYONNE, NJ – A 24-year-old man was attacked and robbed by two teens whom he arranged to meet in order to sell a PlayStation 5, police reported. 

According to a statement, the victim told police that he agreed via a social media wesbite to meet one of the males, Nizere Mingo, 19, Willingboro, at the 34th Street Lightrail Station Friday evening to complete the sale.

Jersey City Man Dead, Second Victim in Critical Condition, Following Sunday Shooting

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A Jersey City man is dead and a second in critical condition following a shooting in the early hours of Sunday.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, the Jersey City Police Department was notified of shots fired in the area of Monticello Avenue and Astor Place at approximately 3:02 a.m. Upon arrival officers located two victims, both with gunshot ...

Jersey City Police, Community Celebrate National Night Out

JERSEY CITY, NJ - National Night Out brought cops, kids and the community together at four sites in Jersey City on Aug. 2. 

Inside four parks that corresponded to the four police, hundreds took part as officials from various city departments as well as the police precincts mingled with the public, providing information as well as camaraderie.

The annual National Night Out campaign was ...

Get $20 Off Saturday's Hoboken City Challenge Race

July 27, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ — Up for a challenge?

Look no further than Pier A Park, where, on July 30, the City Challenge Race will make its return to Hoboken.

Since it debuted nearly a decade ago in the Mile Square City, the race, which turns city streets into an urban obstacle course, has become increasingly popular.

Voted as top obstacle race in the country by Buzzfeed, the City Challenge Race ...

Hudson Regional Hospital’s Marketing Director Charged After ‘Large Cache’ Of Weapons Found In Hospital Closet

August 8, 2022

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — Hudson Regional Hospital’s marketing director is facing charges after authorities say they found a large cache of shotguns and handguns in an unlocked closet at the hospital.

According to Secaucus Police Chief Dennis Miller, Reuven Alonalayoff, 46, of Elmwood Park, was arrested Sunday at Newark Liberty Airport with assistance from the United States Department of ...

Hospital-based Violence Intervention Leaders Rally in Newark to Demand More Funding

NEWARK, NJ — Hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIP) across New Jersey that assist crime victims after they’re discharged from the hospital have helped save countless lives by providing crucial follow-up services.

Now, the lack of a long-term funding solution for these programs could put more people put at-risk without help from the state.

“Our goal is trying ...

Authorities Searching For Driver Involved In Jersey City Hit-And-Run That Critically Injured 63-Year-Old Bicyclist

JERSEY CITY, NJ — Authorities are searching for the driver of a hit-and-run collision in Jersey City that left a 63-year-old bicyclist seriously injured.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, the incident occurred around 12:30 a.m. on July 24 in the area of John F. Kennedy Boulevard and Terhune Avenue, where Jersey City police found a man with “multiple injuries that ...

Slain Jersey City Teen’s Decision To Become Organ Donor Helps Dozens Of Lives

August 7, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ — A 19-year-old Jersey City man gunned down is being credited with helping more than three dozen other people live healthier lives through the gift of organ donations.

Back in July 2019, an unthinkable tragedy occurred as senseless street violence claimed the life of Jordan Herron, a teen who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

A silver lining in this horrific ...

Tickets On Sale For Whole Spectrum Autism's Fall Gala

JERSEY CITY, NJ — Tickets are still available for Jersey City-based non-profit Whole Spectrum Autism’s flagship fundraising event next month.

Scheduled for Sept. 8 from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Ashford, the 7th annual Autism Acceptance Gala will include food, drinks, dancing and raffles, as well as an awards ceremony to recognize those who have significantly contributed or represented ...

Women Rising's Annual Back-To-School Donation Drive Underway

JERSEY CITY, NJ — As the end of summer nears, efforts are underway help families that may be struggling get their children prepared for a new school year.

As part of its mission to assist women and their families, Jersey City-based non-profit Women Rising is hosting its annual drive to collect back to school supplies.

According to Women Rising’s director of fund development ...

'not the end of the world (yet)' Art Exhibition Now On

August 9, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Art House Gallery in partnership with Mana Contemporary and the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs is presenting "not the end of the world...yet", a solo exhibition of new work by Donna Kessinger until August 28 at Mana Contemporary, 888 Newark Avenue, Studio 351, 3rd Floor. 

Curated by Andrea McKenna, viewings will be by appointment on Tuesdays, ...

Movies In The Park Lineup: See 'Respect' & 'Tinkerbell' This Week

JERSEY CITY, NJ —The city’s Movies in the Park series continues this week with “Respect” at Berry Lane Park on Tuesday and "Tinkerbell" at Boyd McGuiness Park on Thursday.

Screenings will begin at 7:30 p.m., however check JerseyCityCulture.org for updates on any weather-related cancellations.

The series is part of the “Summer in the City 2022” ...

NJ Hall Of Fame Inductees Have Roots In Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, NJ — This year’s class of inductees into the New Jersey Hall of Fame includes two honorees with Jersey City roots: the founders of Goya Foods and a critically acclaimed author.

The honorees span a number of well-known entertainers, athletes, political figures and business leaders, demonstrating the wide range of talent within the Garden State, the New Jersey Hall of ...

New Jersey Pastor to Urge Civic Engagement At Newark Museum Book Signing

July 29, 2022

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Coalition of Latino Pastors and Ministers’ Vice President Rev. Bolivar Flores will host a book signing and presentation about civic engagement in the Latinx community and the Black Lives Matter movement at the Newark Museum of Art on Thursday, August 4 at 4:30 p.m.

Rev. Flores will discuss “Hispanic Religious Leaders and Civic ...

Celebrate Hudson County Pride Month With Bike Rides, Brunches & Bar Crawls

August 3, 2022

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — In celebration of Hudson County LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, several events are planned leading up to the Annual Hudson Pride Festival on Aug 27.

Now in its 22nd year, the festival typically draws 10,000-plus people into downtown Jersey City to celebrate the diversity of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities of not only Hudson County, but the greater ...

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory For Jersey City

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ – Hudson County is among the 17 counties in New Jersey that will be under a heat advisory from 11 a.m. Thursday through 8 p.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

According to the latest forecasts, conditions may become “dangerously hot” while the advisory is in effect, with temperatures in the upper 90s and a heat index above 100.

A ...

Jersey City To Kick Off Hudson County Pride Month With Flag Ceremony

JERSEY CITY, NJ — In celebration of Hudson County LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, several events are planned throughout August in Jersey City.

The festivities begin Monday, with a flag-raising ceremony on City Hall Balcony (280 Grove Street) at 12 noon.

Jersey City will also host its 21st annual Pride Festival on Aug. 27 from 1 to 9 p.m. at the Grove Street Path Plaza and Newark Avenue.

Sen. Joseph Lagana Discusses School Safety Legislation, Says Students Must Be Protected

August 10, 2022

PARAMUS, NJ — Sen. Joseph Lagana has three main inspirations for wanting to keep New Jersey's children safe at school.

"I try to use my real-life experience and apply it to my job as a legislator," Lagana (D - District 38) told TAPinto. "And part of (that) is being a father and having three kids."

When he takes his daughters — who are headed into ...

New Jersey's Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs Receive $10 Million in Funding

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIPs) are getting a big financial boost.

Gov. Phil Murphy and Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin announced Monday the programs, which help and support victims of violence, will receive $10 million in federal American Recovery Plan (ARP) funds.

“The Paterson Healing Collective is pleased to ...

State Parole Board Chairman Talks About New Grant to Help Offenders with Substance Use Disorder

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's State Parole Board is teaming up with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care to help offenders struggling with substance use disorder, both before and after their release.

"We're confident that this is something that could be life-changing to a lot of people," State Parole Board Chairman Samuel J. Plumeri, Jr. told TAPinto.

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Hudson County Allocates $30K In Grants To Support Cultural Programming

August 11, 2022

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — Hudson County has received $30,000 in grant funding to support continued efforts aimed at promoting the area as a cultural destination.

Administered through the New Jersey Historical Commission, the competitive grant program enables organizations, like libraries, schools and non-profit groups, and government units to offer programs related to art and history.

The ...

Hudson Gets $6.7M In Aid For Road, Bridge Repairs

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 New Jersey’s 21 counties move forward with infrastructure improvements on the local ...

Hudson County Receives $76K Grant To Fight Substance Abuse

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 “help Hudson County municipalities address the issues surrounding alcoholism and drug ...

Governor Murphy Calls for Investigation into NJCU Finances

August 5, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - In a letter sent to the Office of the State Comptroller, Gov. Phil Murphy has requested an investigation into the financial situation of New Jersey City University (NJCU). 

“In light of serious reports about NJCU’s financial situation, I firmly believe an independent investigation into the school’s finances and operations would be in the best interests ...

New Jersey Extends Outdoor Dining Options Until November 2024

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Wednesday that extends outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024.

"There are restaurants and bars and growing numbers of breweries that are still relying on the outdoor dining spaces they were allowed to create to get themselves back financially to where they were pre-pandemic," Murphy said. "We want to see ...

Portal Bridge Project That Will Improve Rail Travel Between Newark, New York Breaks Ground

KEARNY, NJ — Construction of a new portal bridge that would expand rail travel between Newark and New York City moved one step closer to reality Monday when New Jersey officials and transit leaders broke ground on the new project.

Shovels in hand, Gov. Phil Murphy was joined by U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez, and ...

Hudson County Community College President Dr. Christopher Reber Receives ACCT 2022 Northeast Regional Chief Executive Officer Award

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County Community College (HCCC) President, Dr. Christopher M. Reber has been named the recipient of the 2022 Association of Community College Trustees’ (ACCT) Northeast Regional Chief Executive Officer Award. As the regional honoree, Dr. Reber is a finalist for national-level recognition as a potential recipient of the ACCT 2022 Marie Y. Martin Chief Executive ...

Fresh Summer Staple: 8 Creative Ways to Use Watermelon

Watermelon: It's summer’s favorite fruit. Packed with several vitamins and minerals (including potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A, B, and C) and lots of water, this fruit is a seasonal staple for a reason. And while cutting off a chunk and diving in for a juicy bite is everyone’s favorite way to indulge, there are many other ways to enjoy this fruit. From refreshing ...

Light and Fresh Recipes for Hot Summer Days

Late summer is a magical time of year when life seems exponentially more exciting. Nothing elevates a summer outing like a light, refreshing dish, whether you’re partial to a good picnic, a delicious barbecue, or a trip to the beach, lake, or reservoir.

After all, summer has a unique airy, bouncy feel that leaves you and your companions more energized and excited for the coming ...

New Jersey’s Disabled Community Feels Inflation the Most

Whether we push a shopping cart down the supermarket aisle or order through a delivery app, all New Jerseyans are noticing that grocery prices are on the rise. 

The cost of buying food has increased by 9.1% over the past year, according to government data released last month. Combined with fluctuating gas prices, rising rents as well as interest rates, inflation is forcing many of us to ...

Felician Falcons Fly Together

RUTHERFORD, NJ - As part of a continued effort to support students in their personal and professional development, Felician University is providing mentoring opportunities thanks to a newly launched mentoring program entitled Felician Falcons Fly Together.

Felician engaged the software platform Mentor Collective to administer the program and provide an interactive, responsive, ...

TAPinto Reader Mail Bag: Not Shy About Speaking Up!

NEW JERSEY — TAPinto's News Around New Jersey readers had a lot to say recently about our recent stories focusing on guns, red-light-running and the money perks for those running the most powerful union in New Jersey.

The biggest response was about a foundation report on what the top officials of the New Jersey Education Association were earning in salaries and from a separate ...

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Passaic County Fair Starts Thursday

August 9, 2022

PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ – The Passaic County Board of County Commissioners, and Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. will be hosting the annual Passaic County Fair from August 11th-14th at Garret Mountain Reservation. The opening ceremony will be held on Thursday, August 11th at 7:30pm.

The fair will feature four days of unique activities for all to enjoy from games and rides to art ...