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Recognized Jersey City Attorney Dead at 91

September 26, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - John B. Frohling, 91, Jersey City passed away on Sept. 19. 

A strong environmental advocate and supporter of arts, one of the least known chapters of his long life included a political stance he took in the mid-1990s that eventually led to the downfall of Hudson County Executive and party boss Robert Janiszewski.

A graduate of Yale University with a degree in Geology, ...

Menendez, Booker Announce $66M to New Jersey to Fight Opioid Abuse

JERSEY CITY, NJ - New Jersey has been awarded $66,756,027 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to continue the state’s comprehensive efforts to tackle the opioid epidemic, U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) announced on Monday.

“We know that the opioid crisis has impacted individuals from all communities and all ...

Film Shoot Brings Robert DeNiro, Other Big Stars to Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, NJ - An upcoming film “Inappropriate Behavior,” has brought film legend Robert DeNiro, and a host of other A-list celebrities to Jersey City in recent week. 

According to sources the film also stars Bobby Cannavale, Whoopi Goldberg and Rainn Wilson.

Stephanie Daniels, director of the Mayor’s Office on Films, said the project is using multiple sites ...

JC Families Harvest Festival is Back October 1

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The JC Families Harvest Festival will be held on Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. pm at Hamilton Park.

The event will include fall festivities such as pumpkin decorating, an arts & crafts workshop for adults and kids with local art studio Luna De Papel, and a bouncy house. 

The event is free to attend although several activities, such as the bouncy house, do require ...

Citywide Art & Studio Tour Opens Thursday

JERSEY CITY, NJ – The 32nd annual Jersey City Art & Studio Tour (JCAST), a four-day festival featuring more than 1,000 artists displaying their work at more than 140 locations across the entire city, is set to launch on September 29.

According to Mayor Steven Fulop this year’s event will include a record number of artists participating.

“This year, we’re excited ...

Let DeGise Have Her Day in Court, Fulop Says

September 25, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - While protesters continue to call for the resignation of Council member Amy DeGise and appear to be gearing up for a recall referendum if she does not, Mayor Steven Fulop, despite his disagreement with her actions following a crash involving a cyclist, is still not ready to call for her to step aside.

“She’s entitled to due process,” Fulop said in ...

Local Activist Katie Brennan, Councilman James Solomon Call on City Council to Support Federal Legisaltion Giving Victims of Sexual Assault a Greater Voice

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Local activist Katie Brennan, with the support of Councilmember James Solomon, has brought forward a resolution to the Jersey City Municipal Council to endorse the SPEAK OUT Act (H.R. 8227) which would prevent pre-dispute Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) from applying to victims of sexual assault. That legislation is currently pending before both the House of ...

Hudson TMA Encouraging Commuters, Residents To Go Car-Free Between Sept. 19 and 25

September 14, 2022

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — As part of its ongoing mission to promote sustainability, the Hudson Transportation Management Association (TMA) is encouraging residents and commuters to opt for a greener way of getting around during CarFree Week. 

Between Sept. 19 and 25, Hudson TMA is urging the public to go either “car free” or “car lite” for at least one day by ...

State Agency Includes New Jersey City Pre-K in Spending Plan

September 25, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - State officials have added the construction of a new pre-K school for Jersey City to ease overcrowding, to their capital plan, the New Jersey Schools Development Authority (SDA) said in a press release earlier this month. The new school will have a student population of about 360 students.

This is part of a $1.6 billion 2021 state spending plan that will cover a total of 16 ...

Saint Peter’s University Students Attend Medical Mission

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Students and faculty from Saint Peter’s University recently returned from Guayaquil, Ecuador, after attending a medical mission.

After setting foot in Ecuador, the team traveled to Junta de Beneficencia de Guayaquil Hospital, where lives were forever changed.

The 29-person team included members of the nonprofit Healing the Children New Jersey, who performed 40 ...

Five Jersey City Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

JERSEY CITY, NJ — Five students from Jersey City are among over 16,000 semifinalists nationwide who have advanced in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program competition.

On Wednesday, the Evanston, Illinois-based National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of the semifinalists who will be competing nationally for nearly $28 million in scholarships that will ...

19-Year-Old Jersey City Man, Hoboken Juvenile Facing Weapons Charges

September 23, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ — A 19-year-old Jersey City man and juvenile from Hoboken are facing weapons charges after Hoboken Police found a handgun in their car, according to authorities.

In a press release Friday, Detective Lt. Jonathan Mecka said the arrests stem from a July 6 incident in the area of 655 6th Street, where officers were called to report of a potential firearm spotted in a ...

Jersey City Cops Made Sure These Children Were Ready for Back to School

JERSEY CITY, NJ - For about an hour before the scheduled start on the book bag giveaway in Lincoln Park earlier this month law enforcement from Jersey City, Hudson County and elsewhere seemed to outnumber kids.

Staff stacked piles of bookbags onto a platform supplied by Jersey City Recreation Department in anticipation of scores of kids, seemingly for a time they might have overestimated the ...

Mace Sends 10 to Hospital in Jersey City Incident

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Four Jersey City firefighters and six residents were sent to the hospital after being exposed to the contents of an unsecured canister of mace on Tuesday.

The Jersey City Fire Department responded to reports of a strange odor making people sick on the 500 block of Bergen Avenue just before 5:00 p.m. city spokesperson Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione reported.

HazMat Units were ...

99 Hudson in Downtown Jersey City Closes Out Scorching Summer of Activity

September 14, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - It was a summer to remember at 99 Hudson, one of the region’s most iconic condominium buildings.  

Rising 79 stories above Jersey City’s Hudson River waterfront directly across from Lower Manhattan, 99 Hudson significantly added to its growing resident population with an impressive 31 homes closed between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The three-month ...

Changing of the Guard. Long Time Public Servant Craig Guy Kicks Off Campaign for Hudson County Executive

September 23, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - More than 1,000 supporters packed Jersey City’s Liberty House on Saturday for the kick off of Craig Guy’s campaign for Hudson County Executive on Wednesday. 

Guy is seeking to succeed his friend and mentor Tom Degise who gave his full endorsement and support just months after announcing to TAPinto that he would not seek reelection. Degise is expected to serve ...

Jersey City Man Broke into FedEx Truck, Stole Packages, Police Say

September 20, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ — A 45-year-old Hoboken woman and 36-year-old Jersey City man are facing charges after police say they stole packages from a FedEx truck Saturday afternoon in Hoboken.

According to Detective Lt. Jonathan Mecka, around 1:30 p.m. Sgt. Francisco Rosa was flagged down in the area of 5th Street and Willow Avenue by two FedEx employees who reported that two individuals broke ...

CarePoint Sues RWJ Barnabas Over Business Practices

BAYONNE, NJ - In a conflict between two of the largest hospital groups in Hudson County, CarePoint Health has filed an antitrust lawsuit against RWJBarnabas Health, claiming RWJBarnabas Health is trying to force CarePoint into insolvency.

The lawsuit filed last week in U.S. District Court, claims RWJBarnabas allegedly conspired with others to “stifle marketplace competition” by ...

Jersey City Woman Charged With Murder After Man Dies Of Injuries From Stabbing

JERSEY CITY, NJ — A 28-year-old Jersey City woman was charged with murder after authorities say a man she stabbed died due to complications related to his injuries.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, Skykirrah Kirkland was arrested Wednesday and charged with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon in connection with the ...

Jersey City Lacrosse Looking For Volunteer Youth Coaches

September 22, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ – In preparation for the Spring 2023 season, Jersey City Lacrosse is seeking volunteers to serve as coaches for the youth sports program. 

The upcoming season, which will run from March to June, includes a travel program for girls and boys in grades three through eight, as well as introductory program for girls and boys in kindergarten through second grade that ...

Hudson County Sports Hall of Fame Dinner, Induction Ceremony Set for Oct 13

JERSEY CITY, NJ — Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise proudly announces that the Hudson County Sports Hall of Fame will induct 15 remarkable Hudson County athletes into its ranks at the Hall’s 25th Dinner and Awards Ceremony to be held in the St. Peter’s University Duncan Family Sky Room on the 6th floor of the McMahon Student Center, located at 47 Glenwood Avenue in Jersey City ...

Film Shoot Brings Robert DeNiro, Other Big Stars to Jersey City

September 26, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - An upcoming film “Inappropriate Behavior,” has brought film legend Robert DeNiro, and a host of other A-list celebrities to Jersey City in recent week. 

According to sources the film also stars Bobby Cannavale, Whoopi Goldberg and Rainn Wilson.

Stephanie Daniels, director of the Mayor’s Office on Films, said the project is using multiple sites ...

Citywide Art & Studio Tour Opens Thursday

JERSEY CITY, NJ – The 32nd annual Jersey City Art & Studio Tour (JCAST), a four-day festival featuring more than 1,000 artists displaying their work at more than 140 locations across the entire city, is set to launch on September 29.

According to Mayor Steven Fulop this year’s event will include a record number of artists participating.

“This year, we’re excited ...

40 Pictures that Will Make You Wish You Didn't Miss the All About Downtown Street Festival

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Not everybody who did business at this year’s All About Downtown Street Fair came from the immediate neighborhood that is historically known as downtown Jersey City, but most did.

Even those who had brick and mortar stores elsewhere in the city or did most of their business online appreciated the tens of thousands of people who came down to the Newark Avenue Pedestrian ...

Recognized Jersey City Attorney Dead at 91

September 26, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - John B. Frohling, 91, Jersey City passed away on Sept. 19. 

A strong environmental advocate and supporter of arts, one of the least known chapters of his long life included a political stance he took in the mid-1990s that eventually led to the downfall of Hudson County Executive and party boss Robert Janiszewski.

A graduate of Yale University with a degree in Geology, ...

JC Families Harvest Festival is Back October 1

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The JC Families Harvest Festival will be held on Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. pm at Hamilton Park.

The event will include fall festivities such as pumpkin decorating, an arts & crafts workshop for adults and kids with local art studio Luna De Papel, and a bouncy house. 

The event is free to attend although several activities, such as the bouncy house, do require ...

Rt 440 Roadwork Complete in Time for Monday Commute

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Route 440 near the border between Bayonne and  Jersey City has been reopened after nearly two weeks of being closed for repairs.

On Sunday a Jersey City official announced that while one lane southbound near Kellogg Street was expected to remain closed throughout the day to facilitate additional work, the roadway was to be fully reopened in time for the Monday morning ...

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Hudson County Runs Against, Not From, Gun Violence

September 24, 2022

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hundreds of runners and residents played their part as anti-gun violence advocates earlier this month as Hudson County hosted their first Strides Against Gun Violence 5K and rally at Lincoln Park.

“How many times must my people cry out until we’re heard,” Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise said, quoting Bob Dylan from the stage after the race, which ...

Hudson County, Local Officials Gather to Honor Late Richard McCormack

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Local and county officials gathered at Lincoln Park on Sept. 15 to plant a tree in honor of the late Richard McCormack.

McCormack, a talented local photographer, member of the Jersey City Zoning Board of Adjustment, and a well-known behind the scenes political figure died in November 2021 at 62. 

A fixture on Jersey City’s Westside for all of his life, McCormack ...

NJEDA To Open Food Security Planning Grant Program Application September 27

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced that it will open applications for its $1.5 million Food Security Planning Grant Program on Tuesday, September 27. This competitive program offers grants ranging from $75,000 to $125,000 to municipal governments, county governments, and redevelopment agencies to develop plans to improve food ...

NJEDA to Host Main Street Micro Business Loan Program Virtual Information Session

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is hosting a webinar for one of its new programs -- the Main Street Micro Business Loan -- to provide low-cost financing to New Jersey micro businesses in need of working capital to support future business operating expenses.

The Main Street Micro Business Loan will offer financing of up to $50,000 to eligible micro businesses in New ...

Hudson County Community College Named ‘2022 Great College to Work For’

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County Community College (HCCC) has been selected as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to the Great Colleges to Work For® program. The College was recognized for excellence in professional development; shared governance; faculty experience; diversity, inclusion, and belonging; and confidence in senior leadership.

“This honor ...

Hudson County Community College President Named to NJBIZ ‘Education Power 50’ for Second Year in a Row

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Board of Trustees Chair, William J. Netchert, Esq., announced that HCCC President Dr. Christopher Reber has been named to this year’s NJBIZ “Education Power 50” list. 

The 2022 list honors educators and administrators who are meeting the interrupted learning challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, rectifying ...

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Breaks Ground on $225 Million Cancer Center

September 22, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The construction of a five-story, 137,000-square-foot cancer center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in Livingston is now underway following a groundbreaking ceremony held at the site of the $225-million project on Tuesday night.

The freestanding outpatient facility, which is scheduled for completion in 2025, will serve as the northern hub for the integrated ...

Menendez Leads Colleagues in Urging President Biden to Issue a Major Disaster Declaration for Puerto Rico

JERSEY CITY, NJ - U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) led a bipartisan group of 43 colleagues in sending a bicameral letter to President Joe Biden to urge him to issue a Major Disaster Declaration for all of Puerto Rico’s municipalities in response to Hurricane Fiona. Just days before the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Maria, the deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history, Hurricane Fiona ...

USDOT Awards $26 Million for Route 7 Improvement

JERSEY CITY, NJ - U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-N.J.) and Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.-09) announced on Tuesday a $26,000,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to make major improvements along a two-mile stretch on Route 7 in Hudson County. 

Route 7, which connects Hudson, Bergen, and Essex counties, stretches from Jersey City to ...

Healthy for Halloween: Best Seasonal Fruits and Veggies

The leaves fall as the warm weather turns colder, and tank tops give way to sweaters and crewnecks. As the seasons shift, so do cravings for a warmer, thicker theme to our favorite food and drinks. However, nothing tastes as delicious across the seasons as a crisp, ripe, and perfectly excellent fruit or vegetable. That refreshing, sweet taste is just as pristine no matter in what season you ...

Why You Should Consider Working Out in the Morning

Making an effort to live a healthier lifestyle can be difficult, especially if you try to make too many changes simultaneously. Research suggests that morning exercise may help you accomplish some of your other health goals.

Keep reading to learn the potential benefits of getting in an early workout.

Curb Your Cravings 

While there’s more research to be done, morning exercise ...

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

RUTHERFORD, NJ - Felician University is pleased to observe National Hispanic Heritage Month (NHHM), which runs every year from September 15 through October 15. Felician will spotlight the contributions of both Hispanic and Latino individuals throughout National Hispanic Heritage Month. 

SPOTLIGHT ON: POPE FRANCIS

Pope Francis, the first Latin American pope, was born Jorge Mario ...

Help from New Jersey Headed to Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Fiona

September 22, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey is sending aid to Puerto Rico to help those impacted by Hurricane Fiona, which made landfall on Sunday, September 18. The storm brought more than 20 inches of rain and heavy wind, causing major infrastructure damage and power outages to the island.

"Our hearts and prayers are with the people of Puerto Rico during this devastating time," Gov. Phil ...

Chipotle to Pay New Jersey $7.75 Million to Settle Child Labor Law Violations

TRENTON, NJ — Chipotle Mexican Grill will pay the State of New Jersey a record $7.75 million to settle child labor law violations.

A 2020 New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) audit identified more than 30,000 violations that impacted minors at Chipotle locations in New Jersey. Those violations included Chipotle not abiding by limits on the number of hours ...

John Donnadio Advocates for County Government as Executive Director of the New Jersey Association of Counties

TRENTON, NJ — Sometimes, John Donnadio finds himself in 21 places at once.

As executive director of the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC), he’s an advocate for county government in Trenton and works with legislators and the governor’s office. At the local level, the NJAC is a nonpartisan and bipartisan resource for leaders and administrators in all 21 counties in New ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, October 12, 12:00 PM

Mary McLeod Bethune Life Center, Jersey City

Job Fair

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Thu, October 13, 6:00 PM

St. Peter's University, Jersey City

Hudson County Sports Hall of Fame Dinner

Englewood Health ZT Systems Outpatient Center Opens at 2 Journal Square

September 21, 2022

Physicians, local leaders, and members of the community gathered today to celebrate the opening of the Englewood Health ZT Systems Outpatient Center at 2 Journal Square.   

The outpatient center is a three-floor, 73,000+ square-foot facility that offers urgent care, primary care, imaging and over a dozen specialty care services to the Hudson County community.

Empower The Village Honored Successful Black Entrepreneurs with ‘North Star’ Awards and Hosted ‘Power Hitters’ at Inaugural Power Swing Classic Golf Event

A celebration of economic empowerment and entrepreneurship was in full swing last month when Empower The Village, Inc. (ETV), a New Jersey-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a 25-state footprint, hosted its inaugural Power Swing Classic & North Star Awards golf tournament and fundraiser at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, NJ.  Over 140 golfers and ...