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Girls Basketball: Bayonne Triumphs Over Lincoln, 50-23

January 18, 2022

BAYONNE, NJ -- The Bayonne girls basketball team rebounded from a close Monday loss to Paterson Eastside with a 50-23 victory over Lincoln on Tuesday.

Bayonne built a 13-point lead after one quarter, then shut Lincoln out during an 18-0 run in the third quarter en route to the victory.

Giselle Davis led Bayonne (6-4) with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Eniya Scott dished out nine assists in the ...

VIDEO: Promising COVID-19 News in New Jersey, Kids Helping Kids & Honoring a Hero

NEW JERSEY — There's new promising news that the COVID-19 surge in New Jersey is slowing. Plus, generous kids are using their hearts to help other kids. Also, one community prepares to honor a local hero, as he celebrates a milestone.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties Finds New Home in Downtown Newark Building

NEWARK, NJ – The Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties organization will now be housing its services in the prominent 550 Broad St. building in downtown Newark, allowing the organization to privately conduct interviews with children and their families to match them with potential adult volunteers.

The downtown Newark office building is currently ...

Johnston Avenue to Undergo Road Repairs

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The long needed rehabilitation of Johnston Ave in Jersey City will start shortly thanks to a $2 million grant from the federal government.

The project, according to city planner Paul Russo, went out to bid multiple times and, fortunately, the third time was the charm as proposals came in lower than estimates.

“We got good numbers,” Russo ...

Center for Sleep Disorders at Jersey City Medical Center Receives AASM Program Accreditation

JERSEY CITY - Center for Sleep Disorders at Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). 

“The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates Center for Sleep Disorders at Jersey City Medical Center on meeting the high standards required to earn accreditation as a sleep disorders ...

Jersey City Cannabis Review Board May Grow to Five Members

January 18, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The board tasked with reviewing the licenses for production, warehousing and retail sales of cannabis in Jersey City may be increased from the current three members to five, if the city council adopts the proposed changes at their Jan. 26 meeting.

The current members of the body are Brittani Bunney, Jeff Kaplowitz and Glenda Salley, all of whom were appointed by the ...

Jersey City to Stock Up on Emergency Meals

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City is set to purchase meal replacement packages to replenish its emergency supply. Stacey Flanagan, Jersey City's Director of Health and Human Service, said the city maintains a stock of packaged meals to provide seniors and others during emergencies – such as hurricanes.

But the COVID pandemic has put a dent in the supply, and many of the meals ...

Jersey City Council Puts Off Decision on New Tax Collector

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Saying that they wanted to look into the matter more deeply, members of the Jersey City City Council opted to put off naming a new tax collector until later in January, despite a recommendation from retiring tax collector Joanne Sisk.

Sisk, who has been credited with upgrading the department since coming to the position after having served a similar position in ...

It's Time to Get Ready for New Jersey's Bag Ban

January 17, 2022

NEW JERSEY - New Jersey’s ban on single-use plastic products is inching closer, prompting local businesses to assess how to continue operation if they are no longer allowed to use plastic bags.

The new law, which goes into effect on May 4, and prohibits the use of single-use plastic carryout bags in all stores, and single-use paper bags in grocery stores larger than 2,500 ...

Jersey City Ready for Approaching Storm, Fulop Says

NEW JERSEY – While all of the models seem to confirm that the impending storm will be a major event, but for all but the most northern and western portions of New Jersey and counties immediately north of New York City, almost entirely rain, Mayor Steven Fulop has assured residents that Jersey City crews are ready.

The center of the storm is currently making its way up from ...

Dr. Norma Fernandez to Serve as Interim Superintendent for Jersey City Public Schools

January 14, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Jersey City Board of Education has named Dr. Norma Fernandez as interim superintendent. The board will begin a national search for a permanent replacement.

Fernandez, who has been with the district for 40 years, was serving as deputy superintendent when the board tapped her to fill in for the next six months, or until a permanent replacement has been found. In accepting ...

Appointment of New Superintendent Looms Large as Jersey City BOE Elects New Leadership

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A year after Jersey City Board of Education trustees removed her from her leadership role as vice president, a new board put Gina Verdibello back in a top spot, part of a reorganization that included the creation of two vice president positions.

In a 6-3 vote, Gerald Lyons, was named as the new president to replace Mussab Ali, who chose not to run for ...

Third Generation Firefighter Continues Efforts to Make Jersey City Fire Department Reflect Diversity of Community it Serves

January 14, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Only a handful of the hundreds of people who attended the fire department promotional ceremony in Jersey City City Hall on Jan. 13 were aware of the historical significance of the event.

Not only were eight members of the department being promoted, one, Dwayne Taylor, followed in the historic footsteps of his grandfather, Thomas Taylor – who in 1950 – was one of ...

Is Jersey City Getting its Own Police Training Facility?

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City officials are taking the first steps in the possible development of a police training facility to be located in an old storage facility in the municipal complex.

The long-term vision is that it would serve provide training space for local police, including hosting a firing range that would allow officers to meet their annual qualification for weapons training, as ...

Jersey City Man Attacked, Robbed Woman Exiting Light Rail at Hoboken Station, Police Say

HOBOKEN, NJ - Quick actions by members of the Hoboken Police Department led to two arrests in the early hours of Thursday, just minutes after they are said to have robbed a woman as she exited the train at the 2nd Street Light Rail Station. 

According to Det. Lt. Danilo Cabrera, Sergeant William Bullock and Police Officer Joshua Campoverde responded to the station just after 1:00 ...

Girls Basketball: Bayonne Triumphs Over Lincoln, 50-23

January 18, 2022

BAYONNE, NJ -- The Bayonne girls basketball team rebounded from a close Monday loss to Paterson Eastside with a 50-23 victory over Lincoln on Tuesday.

Bayonne built a 13-point lead after one quarter, then shut Lincoln out during an 18-0 run in the third quarter en route to the victory.

Giselle Davis led Bayonne (6-4) with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Eniya Scott dished out nine assists in the ...

Boys Basketball: Snyder Beats Hoboken, 45-38

HOBOKEN, NJ -- Snyder built an 11-point first-half lead and went on to a 45-38 boys basketball victory over Hoboken on Saturday.

Joel Lopez scored 15 points for the Redwings (4-3), who trailed, 24-13, at halftime before coming back with a 16-7 rally in the third quarter.

Dorien Moorman had 11 points and Tyshawn Lane finished with nine points, four rebounds and three assists for Hoboken.

Where Will You Go for Your 2022 First Day Hike?

NEW JERSEY — Every New Year's Day, free and guided hiking events are offered in state parks across the U.S. It's the perfect way to introduce individuals and families to both the outdoors and a healthy lifestyle. Due to COVID-19, many organized First Day Hikes in 2021 were canceled. In 2022, activities are scheduled to include traditional hikes, self-guided hikes and trail ...

State Parole Board Accepting Applications for New Officers

January 17, 2022

TRENTON, NJ —The New Jersey State Parole Board is now accepting applications for individuals seeking a new career working with former offenders to successfully re-assimilate into the community. 

Applicants for the positions of Parole Officer Recruit and Bilingual Parole Officer Recruit (Spanish & English) would work to promote of ...

Jersey City Man Wanted for November Murder Arrested in North Carolina

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ- A Jersey City man was arrested in North Carolina on Thursday in connection with the November 13 fatal shooting of Ishamell McCany.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, Anthony King, 34, has been charged with Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. He remains in North Carolina awaiting extradition to ...

Jersey City Man Charged in Charged in Crash that Claimed Life of JCPD Officer Morton Otundo

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 30-year-old Jersey City man has been charged with one count of Causing Death While Driving Unlicensed in the July 16, 2021 crash that killed off-duty Jersey City Police Officer Morton Otundo.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, Rafael Rodriguez-Rivera surrendered himself to detectives with the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit in ...

Johnston Avenue to Undergo Road Repairs

January 18, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The long needed rehabilitation of Johnston Ave in Jersey City will start shortly thanks to a $2 million grant from the federal government.

The project, according to city planner Paul Russo, went out to bid multiple times and, fortunately, the third time was the charm as proposals came in lower than estimates.

“We got good numbers,” Russo ...

Local Groups to Honor MLK. Civil Rights Leader Visited Jersey City Twice in Fight for Equality

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Two local organizations will pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the coming days.

New Jersey City University will hold its 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Awards on Wednesday, January 19, from 10:00 a.m. until noon in the Gilligan Student Union Building (GSUB) Multipurpose Room, 2nd Floor.  

The Keynote Speaker will be Ilyasah ...

$100K Lottery Ticket Sold in Jersey City. Do You Have the Winning Numbers?

TRENTON  – A Jersey City lottery player is $100,000 richer after matching all five winning numbers, plus the Xtra number, in Monday's Jersey Cash 5 drawing. The store that sold the ticket will receive $2000.

The winning numbers were: 08, 12, 15, 32, and 33 and the XTRA number was: 02.

The winning ticket was sold at Lincoln Park Shell, 1000 ...

Grow Herbs Indoors for Year-Round Enjoyment

January 16, 2022

NEW JERSEY - Add garden fresh flavor to your meals year-round. Grow a few of your favorite herbs indoors, harvest and enjoy.

Select a variety of herbs you and your family enjoy and use for cooking, decoration, or fragrance. Basil, chives, cilantro, oregano, marjoram, mint, parsley, sage and thyme are some of the easier herbs to grow indoors. Purchase plants or seeds from your local ...

Governor Phil Murphy Sworn In For Second Term

January 18, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — “Were all the votes counted?” joked Josh Murphy, as he and his siblings introduced their father during his inauguration for second term as 56th Governor of New Jersey. 

After the small roast from his four children and a speech from his wife and First Lady Tammy Murphy, Governor Phil Murphy took the podium following Chief Justice Stuart Rabner ...

Governor Murphy Allocates Funding For School Security Systems in Dozens of Districts

NEW JERSEY — Dozens of New Jersey school districts will receive more money to help upgrade their security systems. 

Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation that appropriates a total of $5,150,531 from the “Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act” to provide grants for school security projects in 60 New ...

Former Senator Loretta Weinberg Looks Back on 30 Years in Public Service

TEANECK, NJ — “It’s great to see you, even though you look a little bit like Nanook of the North," said now former Senator Loretta Weinberg to First Lady Tammy Murphy with a smile and sparkle in her eye. “I’m really glad to see you out and about.”

Those were Weinberg’s opening remarks at the bill signing for The Freedom of Reproductive Choice ...

VIDEO: Promising COVID-19 News in New Jersey, Kids Helping Kids & Honoring a Hero

January 18, 2022

NEW JERSEY — There's new promising news that the COVID-19 surge in New Jersey is slowing. Plus, generous kids are using their hearts to help other kids. Also, one community prepares to honor a local hero, as he celebrates a milestone.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank.

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VIDEO: Weeks After Giving Birth, Mom Dies of COVID-19; Teen Helps Girls & The Environment

NEW JERSEY — A community is remembering a New Jersey mother of four who died of COVID-19, just weeks after giving birth.  Plus, a high school freshman is going green and helping other girls at the same time.  Also, a little bit of luck changes 'lost' to 'found.'

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to ...

VIDEO: Mom Dies from COVID-19 Weeks After Giving Birth, Teen Helps Girls & The Environment

NEW JERSEY — A community is remembering a New Jersey mother of four who died of COVID-19, just weeks after giving birth. Plus, a high school freshman is going green and helping other girls at the same time. Also, a little bit of luck changes 'lost' to 'found.'

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by ...

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George I. Alden Trust Grant Awarded to Felician University

RUTHERFORD, NJ – Felician University President James Crawford, III proudly announced on Tuesday that the George I. Alden Trust has awarded Felician University a $15,000 grant to establish the School of Business and Information Sciences Bloomberg Finance Lab.

The award, made at the December Alden Trust meeting, is in acceptance of Felician University’s proposal to transform the ...

Hundreds Gather for Farewell to Popular Hudson County Sheriff's Officer

January 6, 2022

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ – Hudson County Sheriff's Office Lieutenant Matthew Vogel, whom Sheriff Frank Schillari called an "icon," was laid to rest Tuesday at Crest Haven Cemetery in Clifton.

Hundreds of police officers from across the region joined Vogel's family and friends to honor the popular law enforcement official's more than 20-years of service to the ...

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties Finds New Home in Downtown Newark Building

January 18, 2022

NEWARK, NJ – The Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties organization will now be housing its services in the prominent 550 Broad St. building in downtown Newark, allowing the organization to privately conduct interviews with children and their families to match them with potential adult volunteers.

The downtown Newark office building is currently ...

New Jersey Mother of 4 Dies of COVID-19 Three Weeks After Giving Birth

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A 37-year-old Somerville woman who gave birth to a baby boy three weeks ago has died of COVID-19 complications without ever having the chance to hold her newborn, according to family and friends.

Michelle Stani, also had an 11-month-old daughter, Jordan, a son Noah, 4 and her oldest daughter Samantha, 19.

Described as "a beautiful soul - so strong and ...

Test Taker Beware: NJ Attorney General Issues Warnings Over Price Gouging of At-Home COVID Tests

NEWARK, NJ – New Jersey Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck is cracking down on businesses who are raising prices as the demand for COVID-19 tests have skyrocketed due to the Omicron variant.

Bruck announced on Friday that the Division of Consumer Affairs has sent more than 50 warning letters to businesses whose prices for COVID-19 test kits have ...

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Retirement Rights After Divorce: What Might Surprise You

If you’re thinking about filing for divorce sometime this month, you’re not alone. As a New Jersey family law attorney, my calendar fills up quickly with initial consultations in January.

Studies actually confirm that couples decide to take the first steps towards divorce at the start of the year for particular reasons. First, they’ve gone through the motions of attempting to ...

Guest Column: January 6 Attack a ‘Terrifying Moment’

January 6, 2022

A year ago today, our democracy was attacked by a violent mob inspired by the former President and his lies about the 2020 election. The former President has had an entire year to take responsibility for his actions, yet he has chosen to continue to lie to his supporters. As a nation, I believe that we must have a full understanding of what happened on and ...

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