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It’s Harvest Time! 5 Fun New Jersey Wineries to Visit this Autumn

September 24, 2020

Wine experts say that fall is prime time for visiting wineries in New Jersey because it is the harvest season, when grapes are ripe on the vine.  

Over the years, the Garden State has earned credibility as a quality wine-producing state, in great part due to its fertile soil.

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend a day this season, consider a trip to one of ...

Exposed To COVID-19? There's an App for That

TRENTON, NJ – The state is piloting a mobile app that will notify residents if they have been in close, prolonged contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said state employees as well as students from Montclair State University, Stockton University, and Passaic County Community College have been testing the app.

“You ...

Jersey City Man Arrested Following Hoboken Purse-Snatching

HOBOKEN, NJ - Just before 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Hoboken Police arrested a man accused of robbing a purse from one of two women walking together near 2nd & Clinton Streets.

According to the Hoboken Police Department, ESU Officer William Bullock and ESU Officer James Barbro responded immediately after one of the women called to report of a Robbery in progress. The officers were met by two ...

Hudson County Partnership with Non-Profit Lender Offers No Interest Pandemic Relief Loans

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Small business and non-profits across Hudson County will now have the opportunity to avail of interest free loans of up to $75,000 thanks to a $100,000 grant the Hudson County Economic Development Corporation (HCEDC) committed to New Jersey Community Capital (NJCC) to help buy down interest rates for the Garden State Relief Fund.  

The HCEDC grant will ...

10 Years in Prison for Jersey City Man

NEWARK, NJ – A Jersey City man was sentenced to 10 years behind bars Wednesday for offenses related to the possession of two firearms and fentanyl trafficking, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Tyreek Martin, a/k/a “Reek,” 35, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John M. Vazquez to charges that he possessed the firearms as a convicted felon, and ...

Fulop, Prinze-Arey Join Advocates in Urging 'Yes' Vote for Arts Funding

JERSEY CITY, NJ - While doubts emerged earlier this year about whether or not it would appear on the ballot in November, Mayor Steven M. Fulop this week reaffirmed his support for a “YES” vote on Municipal Question #1 which would dramatically change support for the arts community in Jersey City.  

If approved, Jersey City would be the first municipality in New Jersey to ...

Ridley, Solomon Seek to Merge Efforts to Create Police Review Board

September 22, 2020

JERSEY CITY, NJ - City Councilmembers Denise Ridley and James Solomon agreed to talk about merging their separate versions of legislation proposing the creation of a civilian led board to review police complaints. Even with the compromise, Council President Joyce Watterman reminded the body at their caucus meeting Monday, both will have to wait until state lawmakers enact legislation to ...

From the Meat Counter to the Ivy League- How Steven Fulop Developed the Chops to be Mayor

JERSEY CITY, NJ - In a news story written just after his taking the oath as the 49th mayor of Jersey City, Steven Fulop’s parents claimed that in high school, he tended to pay more attention to soccer than he did his studies.

Yet in some ways, Fulop got a different, and perhaps more practical, education working part-time at their family deli in Newark than he quite realized – ...

Jersey City Officials Break Ground on New $120 Million Public Safety Complex

JERSEY CITY, NJ - To the sounds of back hoes and scraping of stone, Mayor Steven Fulop joined members of the community to break ground on the city’s first all-encompassing public safety headquarters on Wednesday.

The project is part of an extensive municipal complex on the south side of Jersey City and will bring thousands of jobs to MLK Drive.

The 11-story building will be the fourth ...

Fulop, School Officials Working to Close Digital Divide

September 10, 2020

JERSEY CITY, NJ - As many as 3,000 Jersey City Public Schools students are starting the new year with no Chromebooks, a shortage of technology that will make it difficult for them to work remotely from home as classrooms remain shut due to COVID-19.

The Chromebooks were ordered in early August but won’t arrive until October. A similar issue arose last month in Paterson before a delivery ...

Jersey City Man Arrested Following Hoboken Purse-Snatching

September 24, 2020

HOBOKEN, NJ - Just before 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Hoboken Police arrested a man accused of robbing a purse from one of two women walking together near 2nd & Clinton Streets.

According to the Hoboken Police Department, ESU Officer William Bullock and ESU Officer James Barbro responded immediately after one of the women called to report of a Robbery in progress. The officers were met by two ...

Fleeing Jersey City Man Slams Bike Into Cop on Hoboken Waterfront

HOBOKEN, NJ - A Jersey City man crashed a bicycle into a Hoboken Police Officer as he attempted to flee Pier A Satruday.

According to reports at about 7:30 a.m. a man walked into headquarters reporting that he located a male he believed to have stolen his property the day before. The victim provided a description of the alleged perpetrator and told officers that he was riding a bicycle in ...

Home of 2 Camden Police Officers Hit by Gunfire With Newborn Inside

CAMDEN, NJ — The home of two Camden police officers — a male and female couple — was struck by half a dozen bullets Tuesday night with their 10-day-old newborn inside. 

Camden County Police Chief Joe Wysocki, other law enforcement members and city officials are asking for the public’s help in locating what is thought to be at least three ...

10 Years in Prison for Jersey City Man

September 23, 2020

NEWARK, NJ – A Jersey City man was sentenced to 10 years behind bars Wednesday for offenses related to the possession of two firearms and fentanyl trafficking, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Tyreek Martin, a/k/a “Reek,” 35, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John M. Vazquez to charges that he possessed the firearms as a convicted felon, and ...

Jersey City Business Fined for Price Gouging During Pandemic

NEWARK, NJ – A Jersey City business is among a dozen merchants fined Monday for violating consumer protection orders enacted by Governor Phil Murphy in response to the outbreak of COVID-19.

According to Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal, Siya Cash and Carry LLC, 175 Tonnelle Avenue, was fined $1,750 for selling or offering to sell Shree Ganesh wheat flour for $12.99, a price more ...

Notorious RBG Got Her Start in Newark

NEWARK, NJ - Long before she became a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent nearly a decade in Newark as a professor at the School of Law–Newark, now Rutgers Law School.

Ginsburg, 87, who died Friday after a battle with pancreatic cancer, worked at the law school from 1963 to 1972, a period when it was at the forefront of the social justice ...

Five Candidates Seek to Complete Term of Michael Yun

September 21, 2020

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Five candidates are running in the special election to serve out the remainder of former Ward D Councilman Michael Yun’s term. Yun died from COVID-19 earlier this year. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3.

Rafael Torres, Patrick Ambrossi, Cynthia Hadjiyannis, and Lenny Lambert will be challenging current Councilman Yousef Saleh, who was appointed by the City Council to ...

Fulop, Prinze-Arey Join Advocates in Urging 'Yes' Vote for Arts Funding

September 23, 2020

JERSEY CITY, NJ - While doubts emerged earlier this year about whether or not it would appear on the ballot in November, Mayor Steven M. Fulop this week reaffirmed his support for a “YES” vote on Municipal Question #1 which would dramatically change support for the arts community in Jersey City.  

If approved, Jersey City would be the first municipality in New Jersey to ...

30th Annual Jersey City Art & Studio Tour Set for October 1-4

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The 30th annual Jersey City Art & Studio Tour (JCAST), scheduled to take place Oct. 1 to 4, will be virtual. The largest such event in the state of Jersey, this year’s celebration will be a four-day extravaganza of virtual events, organizers have said.

“Every year we are broadening the scope of JCAST to incorporate more and more new and upcoming artists, and ...

Despite Virus Jersey City Library Remains 'Gathering Space' for Community

JERSEY CITY, NJ – Faced with a long-term closure due to the coronavirus, the Jersey City Free Public Library’s (JCFPL) management scrambled in March to determine new approaches to continue serving the community. 

Unable to offer book rentals or in-person resources until summer, the library began generating digital content to meet its approximately 70,000 cardholders’ ...

New Homeless Shelter to Provide Improved Services for the Community

September 16, 2020

NEWARK, NJ - The Archdiocese of Newark will soon be getting a new state-of-the art homeless shelter in Jersey City that will provide greater resources and assistance for the marginalized.

The new 60,000-square-foot building will be constructed across the street from St. Lucy’s Emergency Shelter, which is operated by Catholic Charities.

Since 1986, Catholic Charities has leased the ...

In Solemn Ceremony Jersey City Remembers Victims of 9-11

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Heavy Clouds hovered over the New York skyline like smoke on Friday, a foreboding reminder of the event that took place 19 years ago to the day. This serving as the backdrop for a scaled down 9/11 memorial in Jersey City.

In commemoration of the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Jersey City officials joined residents and public safety ...

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Between social distancing and mask wearing, we have been taking the necessary precautions to safeguard our health. But there’s one more important item that should be on our to-do lists. It’s the annual flu vaccination, and this year, it’s more important than ever.

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Hudson County Partnership with Non-Profit Lender Offers No Interest Pandemic Relief Loans

September 23, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Small business and non-profits across Hudson County will now have the opportunity to avail of interest free loans of up to $75,000 thanks to a $100,000 grant the Hudson County Economic Development Corporation (HCEDC) committed to New Jersey Community Capital (NJCC) to help buy down interest rates for the Garden State Relief Fund.  

The HCEDC grant will ...

Murphy Blasts Republicans’ ‘Blatant Power Grab’ in Rushing to Replace Ginsburg

September 22, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday said Republican lawmakers are displaying “rank hypocrisy” in looking to “ram a nominee” for the seat left vacant by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with less than seven weeks to go before Election Day 2020.

Three days after Ginsburg’s death, Murphy — a Democrat — called out U.S. Senate Republicans ...

State Lawmaker Calling for Flu Vaccines for All Students in School, Child Care and Higher Ed

TRENTON, NJ – With the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, many health care experts are raising concerns about the impact of the upcoming flu season. Since patients may experience the same symptoms for the common flu and the coronavirus it can make it difficult to differentiate between them.

State lawmaker Assemblyman Herb Conaway (D-Burlington) wants to protect ...

With Hard-Fought Environmental Justice Bill Signed, Activists Look Toward Work Ahead

NEWARK, NJ — When Maria Lopez-Nunez, director of environmental justice and community development for Ironbound Community Corporation, rattles off all the industrial entities impacting the quality of life for residents in her community, she needs both hands to count. 

Among the culprits: a garbage incinerator, the largest sewage waste treatment plant in New Jersey, two power ...

100 House Set to Launch Leasing this Fall on Jersey City's Vibrant Hoboken Border

September 16, 2020

The next chapter in the well documented story of Jersey City’s most successful luxury rental community is set to be written with the early fall debut of 100 House.

Developed by BNE Real Estate Group, Hoboken Brownstone Company and McKinney Properties, 100 House will introduce a collection of 137 stylishly appointed rental residences surrounded by an array of world-class amenities and ...

Closings Underway at 99 Hudson as Jersey City High-Rise Reports Strong Sales Velocity on Hudson River Waterfront

99 Hudson, the iconic high-rise condominium tower soaring 79 stories above the Hudson River waterfront in Downtown Jersey City, is celebrating one of the most important milestones in its sales program. Closings are underway at the Perkins Eastman-designed glass and limestone building, with its first residents having already moved in. 

The newsworthy announcement from developer COA 99 ...

Hudson County's Jose Arango Elected to Chair of Chairs

OLD BRIDGE, NJ – Hudson County’s Republican Chairman Jose Arango was unanimously elected by his peers to serve as Chair of the Chairs of the NJ Republican Chairmen’s Association, an organization comprised of the twenty one (21) Republican County Chairs throughout New Jersey.

Assembly Republican Leader, Jon Bramnick, who was at the meeting said “Chairman Arango is liked ...

Plant Trees Now for Decades of Shade and Beauty

September 20, 2020

Cooler temperatures and warm soil make fall a great time to add trees to your landscape. Make the most of this investment of money and time and give your tree its best chance at survival with proper planting and care.

Select a tree suited to the growing conditions, your landscape design and available space. Make sure it tolerates the sunlight, soil and temperature extremes. Check the tag for ...

Paterson Will Pilot Guaranteed Income

“I'm now convinced that the simplest approach will prove to be the most effective — the solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a now widely discussed measure: the guaranteed income.”

- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In June 2020, a coalition of mayors founded Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI) to advocate for direct, recurring cash payments to everyday ...