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Hudson County Dolphins Making a Splash in Florida

December 4, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ – Richardson Adams is a nine-year-old student at Jersey City’s P.S. 14. He is also a center and defensive lineman for the Hudson County Dolphins.

Adams is getting the golden opportunity this weekend to play for the Big Apple United Youth Football League national championship in Florida.

“It’s always been my dream to play football like ...

First Omicron Variant Case Confirmed in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's first case of the Omicron variant has been confirmed.

On Friday Governor Phil Murphy and Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said that the person has been identified by the New Jersey Department of Health as an adult female, who is a fully-vaccinated resident from Georgia, and had recently traveled to South Africa.

She tested positive on November ...

Jersey City Man Convicted of Drugs, Weapons Charges

NEWARK, NJ - A 38-year-old Jersey City man was found guilty Thursday of being a felon in possession of a firearm and carrying a firearm to facilitate distribution of heroin on the streets of New Jersey, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

Raymond Petway was convicted of one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin, one count of being a felon in possession of a ...

Cannabis Industry Leader Applauds Jersey City’s Inclusion for Priority Application Consideration

JERSEY CITY, NJ - With the application process for the licensing of two components of New Jersey’s burgeoning recreational use cannabis industry set to begin in less than two weeks one prominent dispensary owner is celebrating the inclusion of Jersey City on the list of both Impact Zones and Economically Disadvantaged Areas.  

The designation by New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory ...

How to Get All of Your Holiday Shopping Done Without Leaving Downtown Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, NJ -  Check everyone off your shopping list this year at the four-day Happy Holiday Market hosted by the Historic Downtown Special Improvement District (HDSID).

With different vendors offering a variety of crafts, homemade goods, and other items on each of the days, shoppers will want to make it a point to visit the market more than once!

The market will be held at the ...

Jersey City's Jennifer Morrill to Serve as Press Secretary to Senator Bob Menendez

November 23, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ – Jersey City resident Jennifer Morrill has been appointed as Press Secretary in the state of New Jersey for U.S. Senator Bob Menendez. 

In a statement Menendez referred to Morrill, who most recently worked in the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office and has prior experience in local government, as a “seasoned professional.”  

“I am ...

Statue of Early Civil Rights Icon will Inspire Perserverance, Education, Jersey City Officials Say

November 21, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Mary McLeod Bethune has come to Jersey City in a big way in the form of a 9-foot statute to complete the new Bethune Park on MLK Drive.

Frequently called “The First Lady” of African Americans, Bethune began her life as the 15th child of former slaves in a sharecroppers’ shack in South Carolina in 1875, their first child born in freedom.

An adviser to ...

Hudson County Community College, Eastern Millwork and Thomas Edison State University Host ‘Celebration of Collaboration’

December 2, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) and Eastern Millwork, Inc., partners in the Holz Technik Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program, co-hosted a “Celebration of Collaboration” on Friday, November 19, and welcomed Thomas Edison State University (TESU) as the four-year college destination for students in the program.

HCCC President Dr. Christopher ...

Cuts in Aid to Jersey City Schools Must be Restored, Feds Say

JERSEY CITY, NJ - As a result of complaints raised by the Education Law Center (ELC) and Jersey City Together, the U.S. Department of Education (USED) has found that state aid cuts in the FY22 New Jersey State Budget violate the Maintenance of Equity (MOEq) provision in the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund (ARP ESSER).

In a November 24 letter to Acting ...

Jersey City Teachers to See Pay Rise Under 'Ground-Breaking' Deal

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City’s public school teachers will receive a minimum salary increase of $500 under what Board of Education President Mussab Ali and Jersey City Education Association (JCEA) President Ronald Greco referred to as a “ground-breaking new deal.”

The raises come as part of a package that will also increase the starting teacher salaries for candidates with a ...

More Affordable Housing, Journal Square Community Association Says

November 29, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Members of the Journal Square Community Association (JSQCA) have voted to support strict affordable housing requirements within the area covered by the Journal Square 2060 Redevelopment Plan and are preparing to ask the Jersey City Municipal Council to approve proposed changes, a statement said. 

The proposal would require all developers of new residential developments ...

Jersey City Lawmakers to Consider New Affordable Housing Measure

JERSEY CITY, NJ - An Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance (IZO) that establishes affordable housing mandates for increased access to low-income housing in Jersey City is scheduled to be introduced at the City Council meeting on November 29th and will be on track to be codified before the end of 2021, Mayor Steven Fulop announced last week.

Jersey City’s new ordinance, written in tandem ...

Jersey City Teen Left with Life Threatening Injuries After Driver Struck Her, Fled Scene, Police Say

November 28, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 15-year-old Jersey City girl is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries after she was struck by a vehicle while crossing Duncan Avenue on Saturday afternoon.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, the vehicle that struck her had left the scene by the time members of the Jersey City Police Department arrived. 

The responding officers ...

Jersey City Man Stabbed his Victim to Death in Vacant Lot, Prosecutor Charges

JERSEY CITY, NJ – A Jersey City man wanted in connection with the death of 46-year-old Haldy Thermitus has been arrested, officials announced.

Thermitus was fatally stabbed in a vacant lot on West Side Avenue in Jersey City on November 19.

Following an investigation Jersey City resident Raymond Chandler, 45, was arrested and has been charged with Murder, Possession of a ...

Two Dead in Separate Weekend Shootings

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A pair of shootings less than 12 hours apart left two victims dead in Jersey City on Friday and Saturday.

In the first incident, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez reported, members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to the area of Oxford and West Side avenues in Jersey City on a report of an injured male at approximately 4:00 p.m. Friday.

The ...

Hudson County Dolphins Making a Splash in Florida

December 4, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ – Richardson Adams is a nine-year-old student at Jersey City’s P.S. 14. He is also a center and defensive lineman for the Hudson County Dolphins.

Adams is getting the golden opportunity this weekend to play for the Big Apple United Youth Football League national championship in Florida.

“It’s always been my dream to play football like ...

Playoff Loss Has St. Peter's Prep Looking Towards Next Season

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The St. Peter’s Prep football season came to a crashing halt last Saturday afternoon, when the Marauders were trounced once again by the state’s premier team Bergen Catholic, in a 35-10 contest that was indeed close until the second half.

The Marauders (8-4) only trailed the mighty undefeated Crusaders (11-0), 14-10, at halftime of the game, but fell hard after ...

Despite Playoff Exit Hudson Catholic Coach Confident Hawks Will Fly High Again in 2022

JERSEY CITY – Hudson Catholic’s brilliant football season came to a crashing halt Saturday night, as Holy Spirit of Absecon did not play like a three-win team en route to a resounding 27-0 trouncing of the Hawks in the NJSIAA Non-Public B quarterfinals at Caven Point Cochrane Stadium.

The visiting Spartans had their way with the Hawks from almost the get-go, as the Hawks suffered ...

Jersey City Man Convicted of Drugs, Weapons Charges

December 3, 2021

NEWARK, NJ - A 38-year-old Jersey City man was found guilty Thursday of being a felon in possession of a firearm and carrying a firearm to facilitate distribution of heroin on the streets of New Jersey, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

Raymond Petway was convicted of one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin, one count of being a felon in possession of a ...

Senate President Stephen Sweeney Honored for Support of Second Chance Employement Training

KEARNY, NJ - An old pop song by Ricky Nelson may have well described the Wednesday gathering in Kearny where the atrium of a state reentry training and employment center was named in honor of outgoing New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney.

The little garden party included some of the most powerful political figures in the state, as well as political allies – such as former ...

Annual 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' DUI Prevention Campaign Set to Get Underway

NEW JERSEY – Don't enjoy too much holiday cheer in a glass and get behind the wheel of a car this season.

That's essentially the message of the Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety as the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” holiday campaign gets underway to target impaired driving during the ...

Playing on His Home Court. NBA's Louis King Continues to Give Back to his Jersey City Neighborhood

November 26, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - With his team on the road this year, Sacramento Kings forward Louis King could not attend the 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Meal and Coat Giveaway on Saturday, Nov. 20. at Audubon Park.

But his family was well represented, and the event drew even more people than last year when held along a one block stretch of Martin Luther King Drive.

This year Stop & Shop and Hunger Free ...

Jersey City Mural Celebrates Diversity, Inspires Creativity

November 29, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A recent screening of “Sister Cities: Discovering Common Threads,” at White Eagle Hall brought focus to the incredible work of the 30 Jersey City youth that participated in the Jersey City Mural Arts Youth Summer Program this past summer.

The documentary, produced by Unshakeable Productions, revealed the entire creative process, the team, and the strategies ...

When Mayor Steven Fulop Met James Bond

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Daniel Craig’s last James Bond movie, No Time to Die,‬ is in theaters now. 

While James Bond never made it to Jersey City as a fictional character, Mayor Steven Fulop and his wife Jacklyn managed to rub shoulders with Craig at a 2018 charity Gala held at the Cipriani Wall Street.

It is unlikely anybody will mistake Mayor Fulop for 007, though the two men have ...

Jersey City Catholic School Students Thankful for Scholarship Opportunity

November 24, 2021

NEWARK, NJ - With messages of gratitude and appreciation, 19 students enrolled in area Catholic Schools including Sacred Heart School, St. Aloysius Elementary Academy, St. Joseph Catholic School, and St. Nicholas Catholic School sent “heartfelt messages” to the Archdiocese of Newark and Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Newark’s Archbishop, expressing gratitude and joy in ...

Wednesday Tree Lighting to Kick Off Christmas Season in Jersey City

November 30, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Mayor Steven M. Fulop, along with members of the Jersey City Municipal Council and residents, will officially kick off the holiday season in Jersey City with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the City Hall Annex, Ege Avenue & MLK Drive, on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.

On Friday, December 3rd, Fulop will join the Resident Response Center to ...

Nicholas Grillo is the Dante Alighieri Society of Jersey City's Man of the Year for 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Nicholas Grillo was recently named the Dante Alighieri Society of Jersey City's Man of the Year for 2021.

Celebrating its 112th year, The Dante Alighieri Society is intended to “protect and promote the Italian language and culture in the world, reviving the spiritual ties of compatriots abroad with the mother country and nurturing among foreigners love and worship ...

SUEZ Water & The Shauger Group Join Community Organizations to Deliver Thanksgiving Meals in Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, NJ - SUEZ Water North Jersey & The Shauger Group have partnered to donate 150 turkeys and accompanying meals to organizations in Jersey City ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Personnel from Shauger and SUEZ were both on hand Monday afternoon to assist with the delivery at City Hall in Jersey City, where they met with representatives from several local charities. The donated ...

Gift Spring Blooms for the Holiday

November 24, 2021

Give the gift of spring this winter to gardeners and non-gardeners alike.  A pot of tulips, daffodils or other spring flowering bulbs is sure to brighten a dreary winter day and elevate the recipient’s mood.

Spring flowering bulbs need 12 to 15 weeks of temperatures between 35 and 45 degrees to initiate flowering. This happens naturally in areas with cold winters. Bulbs are planted ...

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Jasmine Ngin Sworn in as New Student Alumni Representative to Hudson County Community College Board of Trustees

JERSEY CITY, NJ - HCCC graduate Jasmine Ngin was sworn in as the new Student Alumni Representative to Hudson County Community College's Board of Trustees earlier this week. The swearing in came at the Board's Annual Reorganization meeting.

Ms. Ngin earned her Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Computer Science from the College in May. As a student she earned ...

NJ TRANSIT’s Renaissance Plans Focus on a Decade of Enhancements

NEW JERSEY – The state’s most extensive transit system recently laid out plans for a massive transformation intended to make it tops as far as reliability and efficiency.

According to NJ TRANSIT President and CEO Kevin Corbett, President, the company intends to make up for lost time and has already begun the process. Strategic plans made through 2030 bring a promise of increased ...

Reducing Food Waste This Holiday Season 

With the holiday season upon us, family and friends are preparing to gather to celebrate yearly traditions and make new memories with one another, food often the focal point of many of these.

Unfortunately, during this time of the year, millions of pounds of food remain uneaten and end up in landfills.

In fact, I Love A Clean San Diego, an environmental nonprofit, estimates that ...

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Felician University's Women's Leadership Initiative Features MBA Powerhouses

RUTHERFORD, NJ – Four women from the Felician MBA program spoke about their experiences as part of Felician University's second annual Women’s Leadership Speakers Series. The discussion took place at Ray’s Place in Education Commons on the Rutherford Campus on October 20.

The Series, which supports the University’s focus on diversity, inclusion and student ...

First Omicron Variant Case Confirmed in New Jersey

December 3, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's first case of the Omicron variant has been confirmed.

On Friday Governor Phil Murphy and Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said that the person has been identified by the New Jersey Department of Health as an adult female, who is a fully-vaccinated resident from Georgia, and had recently traveled to South Africa.

She tested positive on November ...

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Notice of Public Hearing Pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2021-25

December 3, 2021

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Pursuant to NJDEP Administrative Order 2021-25

TAKE NOTICE that Aries Kearny, LLC will hold a Public Hearing pursuant to Administrative Order No 2021-25 to receive comments from interested members of the public concerning its proposal to construct a Biochar Manufacturing Facility located at 75 Jacobus Avenue, South Kearny, NJ 07032. Aries Kearny, LLC will be seeking ...

DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP, Bolsters Its Ranks by Adding New Attorneys, Gaining Depth to Practice Areas and Expanding Purview Into New Industry

PARAMUS, NJ - DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP, is pleased to announce it has bolstered its law practice with the addition of thirteen new legal professionals, effective on December 1, 2021. This expansion provides the firm with additional expertise in existing practice areas such as complex litigation, labor and employment, land use, real estate, and banking as well as extends ...

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10 DIY Décor Ideas for Your Holiday Home

So much of the joy from the holiday season comes from entertaining. Whether you’re throwing a big bash for the neighborhood or hosting a more intimate gathering of close family and friends, filling your home with exciting and colorful decorations is a must.

Rather than buying everything pre-made, consider rounding out your décor collection with some DIY items that highlight your ...

Practical Skincare Gifts She’s Sure to Love

When it comes to gifting, we often think along the lines of gift cards, flowers, candies, and chocolates. While those items are classic crowd-pleasers, skincare can also make a great gift.

Here are practical gifts for every skincare fanatic on your list, from mask lovers to eye cream connoisseurs.

Facial Cleanser

One of the most essential needs for a woman’s skincare routine is a ...