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How are Jersey City Schools Reacting to COVID Cases?

September 19, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - With the new school year only getting underway on September 9, Jersey City school officials have already confirmed COVID-19 cases at Schools 15, 28, 23 and the Anthony Infante Early Childhood Center. 

Four students and one staff member have tested positive, officials said. In most cases, the students were not at school when they started to experience ...

FEMA Back in Jersey City for Ida Flood Recovery Assistance This Week

JERSEY CITY, NJ - FEMA Disaster Assessment Teams will be back in Jersey City this week to provide direct outreach and resources to residents still recovering following the remnants of Hurricane Ida, which brought severe flooding, wind, and other related damage to the area on September 1st and 2nd. 

“A lot of our residents' homes were hit hard by the storm. That’s why ...

St. Peter's Prep Beat Seton Hall Prep in Double Overtime Thriller

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – It’s a trick play, a gadget called the “Philly Special”. It shocked the football world when former Eagles head coach Doug Peterson attempted a double reverse that turned into a pass from a halfback Corey Clement to quarterback Nick Foles that helped the Eagles win Super Bowl LII over the New England Patriots.

In the St. Peter’s Prep playbook, ...

JCPD Hero Catches One-Month-Old Dropped from Balcony

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A one-month-old baby is alive Saturday thanks to the quick and heroic actions of a member of the Jersey City Police Department.

According to a tweet by Hudson County Prosecutor Ester Suarez, the man was threatening the one-month old baby by dangling it over the edge of the second floor balcony of a Rose Avenue residence and eventually throwing ...

QB Wendell Moreland Leads Lincoln to Big Win, 3-0 Record

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Wendell Moreland has always been considered a basketball star, a sure-fire brilliant point guard throughout his high school athletic career.

But Moreland doesn’t want to be looked at as just a basketball player. He has other talents, unlike a lot of others who toil on both the hardwood and the gridiron.

That’s where Moreland has been shining lately, as the ...

Jersey City Council to Launch Investigation into Suez Response to Hurricane Ida

September 16, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Showing a united front as it relates to recent water problems in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Ida, the Jersey City Municipal Council is working towards launching an independent investigation into SUEZ’ handling of the situation. 

Saying that Jersey City residents should have access to safe drinking water and timely emergency response from SUEZ, City Council ...

Hudson County Now Eligible for Federal Ida Aid

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Twitter that New Jersey just received a FEMA major disaster declaration for Essex, Hudson, Mercer and Union counties for Ida damages.

The storm caused historic flash flooding, tornadoes and record rainfall, and resulted in the tragic deaths of at least 27 New Jerseyans.

“Residents now have access to the federal help they need to ...

Bottled Water Shortage Contributed to Delays, Suez Officials Tell Jersey City Council

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Many Jersey City residents found themselves waiting for hours to get drinkable water during the aftermath of Hurricane Ida last week, partly because of distribution problems and a shortage of bottled water.

This came out during a discussion at the Jersey City Caucus meeting on Tuesday.

Though the break in a 72-inch steel aqueduct which supplies water to Jersey City and ...

How are Jersey City Schools Reacting to COVID Cases?

September 19, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - With the new school year only getting underway on September 9, Jersey City school officials have already confirmed COVID-19 cases at Schools 15, 28, 23 and the Anthony Infante Early Childhood Center. 

Four students and one staff member have tested positive, officials said. In most cases, the students were not at school when they started to experience ...

No Mandatory Vaccines for Jersey City Students, Yet, Schools Chief Says

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City Public Schools Superintendent Franklin Walker has said students will not be required to get vaccines unless the District is ordered to do so by the state. This comes after Hoboken announced a policy requiring either proof of vaccination or weekly testing for students 12 years old or older.

While Walker said he believed the state would eventually require the ...

JCPD Hero Catches One-Month-Old Dropped from Balcony

September 18, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A one-month-old baby is alive Saturday thanks to the quick and heroic actions of a member of the Jersey City Police Department.

According to a tweet by Hudson County Prosecutor Ester Suarez, the man was threatening the one-month old baby by dangling it over the edge of the second floor balcony of a Rose Avenue residence and eventually throwing ...

New Jersey Transit Cop Reunites Lost Child with Worried Parents

JERSEY CITY, NJ - An 11-year-old boy from Houston, Texas, who got separated from his parents by accidentally boarding a Tonnelle Avenue bound train at Exchange Place over the weekend was reunited with his family after a NJ Transit K9 Officer and local citizens found him.

K-9 Officer Michael Brown, who took part in a system-wide search for the boy once the parents alerted NJ Transit, ...

Jersey City Welcomes 25 New Firefighters, Grows Department to 650 Members

JERSEY CITY, NJ - With the 20th anniversary of 9/11 so close, the swearing in ceremony for the 24 men and one woman to the ranks of the Jersey Fire Department could not avoid remembrances of the heroic efforts firefighters played in rescuing people from the smoking Twin Towers two decades ago.

In his invocation, the Reverend Monsignor James Pagnotta, fire chaplain, spoke of these ...

Jersey City Man Sentenced for Using Drones to Fly Contraband Into Fort Dix Prison

September 17, 2021

NEWARK, NJ – A former inmate was sentenced to 43 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to use drones to smuggle contraband, including cell phones and tobacco, into the federal correctional facility at Fort Dix, and for possessing with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced on Tuesday. 

Jason Arteaga-Loayza, aka ...

Cop Who Travelled to Atlantic City for Sex with Minors Pleads Guilty

TRENTON, NJ – A member of the Jersey City Police Department who was suspended after his arrest pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge that he traveled to Atlantic City in order to sexually assault two underage girls. 

As previously reported, Stephen T Wilson was arrested on February 6 after investigators said that he communicated using a chat app with other adults who indicated they ...

Jersey City Taxi Operators Charged with Insurance Fraud

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Three Jersey City residents have been charged in connection with insurance fraud after a four-month investigation uncovered they were operating with uninsured and unregistered vehicles and drivers, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced recently.

According to Suarez, Aziz Ibrahim, 63, was charged with second-degree Insurance Fraud and Conspiracy to ...

20,000 Exepected to Celebrate Downtown Jersey City at Street Fair This Saturday

September 15, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Local residents and visitors will be able to enjoy Jersey City’s All About Downtown Street Fair hosted by the Historic Downtown Special Improvement District (HDSID) on Saturday. 

A tradition since 2011, this year’s festival will be located at the Bank of America Financial Center on Newark Avenue from noon until 8:00 p.m. The fair will look much like it ...

Art House JC Fridays are Back

JERSEY CITY, NJ - With a free virtual JC Fridays this Thursday at 7:00 p.m., in-person JC Fridays returns on Friday, September 10.

The virtual kickoff will feature live performances and previews of JC Fridays events. Admission is free, advance registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Click here to register. The event will feature live ASL interpreters and Closed Captions. For ...

Jersey City Marks Twentieth Anniversary of 9-11 Attacks

September 12, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Scores of people came out for Jersey City’s annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony Saturday, recalling the tragic events of two decades ago as well as remembering some of the victims who did not survive the terrorist attack.

The Exchange Place section of the Jersey City waterfront had served as a triage area for many of the survivors escaping lower Manhattan by ferry and ...

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Hudson County To Cease Housing Immigration Detainees, DeGise Announces

September 14, 2021

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 the State of New Jersey that largely offset the revenues the county received from ICE for ...

President Biden Approves NJ's Emergency Declaration, Will Tour Areas Hit Hard by Tropical Storm Ida on Tues

September 5, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- President Biden has approved New Jersey's Emergency Declaration and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local response efforts due to the conditions resulting from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. 
 
According to a White House press release, this action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA, to coordinate all ...

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Mon, September 20, 4:00 PM

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Movement, Meditation, and Nature: 5 Tips to Alleviate Stress

Stress has a negative impact on our mental and physical health. It can cause various physical ailments like headaches, stomachaches, tight muscles, fatigue, and even high blood pressure. Mentally, stress can make it difficult to concentrate or create memory problems.

But in our busy society run by the pressure of work, family, and the need to do more, how do we alleviate stress?

There are ...

Fall Flavors: Cooking With the Season’s Bounty

With spring and summer on their way out, it’s time to start looking ahead to fall, and one of the best parts of this time of year is cooking with all the great seasonal fruits and vegetables that thrive in these cooler months.

If you’re unsure what’s in season in September or don’t know what to do with the piles of produce-lining grocery store shelves, look no further.

Transitioning A Side Hustle Into A Successful Business: A Detailed Guide

Currently, over 70 million Americans have a side hustle. That's approximately 45% of the working population. 

Starting a side hustle has many benefits, as you can earn extra income, develop new skills, become a small business owner and quit your day job. 

But how do you transition your side hustle into a full business? This article will cover eight steps you need to follow to ...

Free Coding Class Registration Open for Students and Volunteers

September 18, 2021

Blissful Coding Club, NJ 501c3 nonprofit organization, opens student and volunteer internships for Fall 2021 session of FREE VIRTUAL coding classes and workshops. We offer Scratch, Python, Cybersecurity, App Development, HTML, Cryptography and more, of all levels.

Parents can sign students up their students in grades 2-12 and learn more about the program using the attached link below. Student ...

How to Ensure Your Furnace Is Ready for Winter’s Cold Nights

The cooler nights of September are the perfect reminder to get your furnace ready for the long winter ahead. Any work on HVAC can be intimidating, and professionals should handle most tasks, but there are steps you can take to keep the heat on this winter.

We’ll look at some ways to prep your furnace for winter and the situations that call for expert help. With some preventive ...

Prep Your Home for Winter With These Easy Fall Tasks

There’s nothing quite like the weather in autumn. With the heat of summer finally breaking, it’s time to start enjoying more time outdoors and keep the windows open. With favorable weather, it’s easy to forget the cold and dark nights of winter looming ahead.

Luckily, there are several steps you can take during the fall to help prepare your home for the harsh conditions of ...

Easy, Crowd-Pleasing, and Seasonal: 5 Side Dish Recipes for Fall

September brings with it a host of fresh produce: grapes, apples, leeks, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce, mushrooms, parsnips, and so much more! There are tons of delicious, in-season fruits and veggies ripe for whipping up mouth-watering side dishes. If you’re wondering how you’ll incorporate seasonal produce into your fall meals, here are a few of the best recipes for your ...

Say Goodbye to Summer With a Blowout Bash

As summer wraps up, it’s tempting to transition to cozy fall gatherings right away, but don’t move too quickly! Having a “goodbye summer” party is a great way to celebrate the last fresh, vibrant colors, sounds, and flavors of summer with your friends and family. So pull out the last of your summer décor and try these tips for making the most of your final summer ...

7 Tips for Creating a Lasting Fitness Plan

Now that the bulk of the pandemic is behind us, many are looking for ways to get back in their old fitness routine or start a new one. Whether you’re back at the gym or in your home fitness center, here are seven tips for creating a new routine you’ll actually stick to!

Start Slow

When starting a fitness routine, many people make the mistake of taking on more than they are ...

5 Tasty, Healthy Food and Wine Pairings

Light salad or grilled salmon make for delicious dishes perfect for the warm evenings of summer. Plus, those long summer days leave even more time for designing the ideal dinner. The hardest part may not be collecting the recipes or the cooking—and definitely not the eating—but rather finding the perfect wine to drink along with it!

If you’re looking to wow a partner, family, ...

From Terrorist Attacks to Floods, Firefighters Union President Reflects on 20 Years Since 9/11

September 10, 2021

September 11, 2001 was sunny with a bright blue sky. It was a Tuesday.  

I was a rookie Firefighter who reported to work that morning. We had just received delivery of our new Squad and all personnel were at Station 2 training on the new apparatus. Being the rookie I was sent to pick up bagels for my tour. While driving back the music on the radio was interrupted by a news flash that ...

Firefighter's Efforts Saved Lives, and American Dream, Jersey City Family Says

September 8, 2021

Dear Editor:

Please help us express our gratitude to the Jersey City firefighters for their incredible efforts in saving the homes on Center St and Bright St during the Colgate St. fire on Friday, Aug.3 

What they have done... is something that I, my husband and my children will never forget. Just as we will never forget the sight of people running head on into an exploding ...