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Memorial Service for Longtime, Groundbreaking Firefighter Jose Cruz Set for Sunday

December 8, 2022

PATERSON, NJ - Perhaps one of the saddest moments in former Jersey City Fire Department Chief Jose Cruz’s life came in 1990, when he put out a fire at the old Buffalo Gym in Jersey City Heights where he had trained as an amateur, and later, a professional boxer.

Best known for his service to the Jersey City Fire Department, including actions he took in the aftermath of the attacks ...

Jersey City Medical Center to Host Community Outreach Events at Two Jersey City Malls

JERSEY CITY, NJ –– Jersey City Medical Center, an affiliate of RWJBarnabas Health, announced new community outreach events, which will occur on Saturday, December 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The events will take place simultaneously at Newport Centre and Hudson Mall. 

The Medical Center encourages residents to bring their friends and family to learn more about the health ...

Staying Healthy During the Holidays – Tips from RWJBarnabas Health Experts

NEW JERSEY – With the holidays quickly approaching, residents throughout the state are gearing up for travel, the return of indoor gatherings, and long-overdue celebrations that may have been put on hold for two years due to the pandemic.

The timing of the holidays, however, combined with the current uptick in both the flu and RSV cases along with emerging variants of COVID-19, ...

Public Asked to Help Identify Car, Driver Involved in Tuesday Hit and Run

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a pedestrian in Jersey City on Tuesday.

As previously reported, the incident took place at approximately 4:35 p.m. at the intersection of Griffith Street and Sherman Avenue intersection.

Choc O Pain Opens Journal Square Location

JERSEY CITY, NJ - With locations already in Hoboken and Jersey City, lovers of fresh baked goods now have a fifth opportunity to enjoy all that Choc-O-Pain has to offer. On Monday, Mayor Steven Fulop and owner Clemence Danko cut the ribbon on Choc-O-Pain's fifth space, this one at 244 Saint Pauls Avenue in Jersey City.

Known for its French breads, pastries and coffee, ...

City Officials to Seek Public Input in Development of Courthouse Park

December 1, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Significant strides are being made toward developing the three-acre Courthouse Park, the first large public park to be built in Journal Square, as part of the area’s overall renaissance currently underway, local and county officials said in a statement on Wednesday. 

In order to solicit public input into the development of the park, the statement added, the city ...

Hudson County Community College and New Jersey Reentry Corporation Honor Class of 2022 at Graduation Ceremony

November 29, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - When one’s troubled past includes incarceration, there are a myriad of barriers to reentering society. Scant job opportunities become the toughest challenge. Now, Hudson County Community College (HCCC) and New Jersey Reentry Corporation (NJRC) are providing previously incarcerated citizens a pathway to new beginnings through training for in-demand careers.

Earlier ...

Statewide Recognition for Newark Ave. Pedestrian Plaza Project

November 25, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City’s transformation of Newark Avenue as a pedestrian plaza has received statewide recognition. Earlier this week Mayor Steven Fulop announced that just months after completing the $7 million final phase of improvements designed to give “restaurant row” the permanency officials said it deserves and creating one of New Jersey’s premier destinations ...

Memorial Service for Longtime, Groundbreaking Firefighter Jose Cruz Set for Sunday

December 8, 2022

PATERSON, NJ - Perhaps one of the saddest moments in former Jersey City Fire Department Chief Jose Cruz’s life came in 1990, when he put out a fire at the old Buffalo Gym in Jersey City Heights where he had trained as an amateur, and later, a professional boxer.

Best known for his service to the Jersey City Fire Department, including actions he took in the aftermath of the attacks ...

Public Asked to Help Identify Car, Driver Involved in Tuesday Hit and Run

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a pedestrian in Jersey City on Tuesday.

As previously reported, the incident took place at approximately 4:35 p.m. at the intersection of Griffith Street and Sherman Avenue intersection.

Hit and Run Crash Leaves Jersey City Man in Critical Condition

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 36-year-old Jersey City man remains in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Griffith Street and Sherman Avenue on Tuesday.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez the crash took place at approximately 4:35 p.m. After striking the victim, a statement said, the driver and vehicle fled the scene leaving the pedestrian seriously ...

First Look: Le Leo in Jersey City's Journal Square Unveils Modern Indoor Amenities

December 1, 2022

A full suite of indoor amenities has been unveiled at Le Léo, the new luxury rental building that is now over 50% leased in Jersey City’s historic Journal Square.

The curated recreational and social spaces include a welcoming lobby lounge, state-of-the-art fitness center and yoga studio, resident lounge, co-working space with a conference room and game room with flat screens, a ...

Federal Court Case Against Former Jersey City Schools Official Delayed Again

December 6, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The federal court case of Sudhan Thomas, the former president of Jersey City Board of Education, has been delayed until Feb. 28, 2023.

In November 2020, Thomas was charged in a 26-count indictment by the U.S. Attorney’s Office with embezzling over $45,000 from JCETP while serving as head of the agency. Just 10 months prior Thomas was nabbed in a sting along with four ...

Jersey City Man Admits to Defrauding Lenders Out of $400K

NEWARK, NJ - A 52-year-old Jersey City man faces up to 30 years in jail and a one million dollar fine after admitting that he conspired to orchestrate a fraudulent home equity line of credit that led to over $400,000 in losses for the impacted lenders. 

According to U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger, Anthony Garvin, 52, whom the statement described as a “real estate investor” ...

Captain Mark V. Lee Sr. Christmas Toy Drive Set for Saturday

December 2, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Family, friends and community members will gather in the basement of St. Joseph Church on Saturday to sort and wrap presents that will be distributed to thousands of Jersey City children in the coming weeks.

The tradition, dating back to 1985, will once again honor Jersey City Fire Captain Mark V. Lee Sr., who started the toy drive in 1985 and kept it going until his untimely ...

Downtown Jersey City Officially Kicks Off Holiday Season

December 5, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - If you were looking for a bit of old-fashioned Christmas, the kind which you used to get a Radio City Musical Hall with the Rockets, you didn’t need to go outside Jersey City last week as the JC Historic Downtown SID kicked off the holidays with their annual festive tree lighting.

Partnering with SMILE Preschool, Whole Spectrum Autism, and Garden Greenz, the HDSID ...

Jersey City Nutcracker Back at Nimbus Dance Center on December 9

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Nimbus Dance’s beloved Jersey City Nutcracker is back at the new Nimbus Arts Center from Dec. 9 to Dec. 23.

Nimbus Dance will offer 13 performances of the quirky and lovable adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s timeless classic, which takes place in Jersey City and weaves together themes of magic, adventure, family, and friendship. 

The highly acclaimed Nimbus ...

Downtown Jersey City to Kick Off Holiday Season with Tree, Menorah Lighting

JERSEY CITY, NJ – The Historic Downtown Jersey City Special Improvement District (HDSID), along with SMILE Preschool and Nursery, Whole Spectrum Autism, and Garden Greenz will officially kick off the holiday season with both a Christmas tree and menorah lighting on Thursday.

The event, co-hosted by Sherry Singh of Whole Spectrum Autism, is set to begin at 6:00 p.m., will take place ...

Jersey City Stands United for Ukraine

December 5, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Public officials and others concerned about the impact of the war in Ukraine gathered at the Sapthagiri/Vaibhay Indian restaurant on Dec. 1 in an effort to raise funds to help purchase an ambulance, as well as desperately needed winter gear, for those struggling in the conflict.

The fundraiser was occurring on an auspicious day in Ukrainian history as on Dec. 1, 1991, ...

Lottery Ticket Worth $3.7 Million Sold in Jersey City

TRENTON, NJ - A Jersey City lottery player is $3.7 million richer after purchasing a ticket that matched all six numbers drawn for the Thursday, December 1, Pick-6 with Double Play drawing.

The winning ticket was sold at Borinquen Corner, 1063 West Side Ave., Jersey City. The lucky retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

The winning numbers for ...

Hudson County Community College Foundation’s 25th Gala Fundraiser to Spotlight the Renowned Foundation Art Collection

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Board of Directors of the Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Foundation has announced that for the first time ever, Gala guests will be able to view a selection of works from the acclaimed HCCC Foundation Art Collection at the upcoming Foundation Gala.

The 25th Anniversary celebration of the Gala will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, 2022, at ...

Hudson County Community College Advances to 2023 National Bellwether Awards Finals

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Bellwether College Consortium has named Hudson County Community College (HCCC) a Top 10 Finalist in all three program categories for the nationally recognized 2023 Bellwether Awards: Instructional Programs and Services; Workforce Development; and Planning, Governance, and Finance. HCCC is one of only two colleges in the United States to be invited to compete in all ...

School of Business & Information Sciences Captures Power of Radio

RUTHERFORD, NJ - Felician University’s School of Business & Information Sciences (SOBIS) is building momentum across the region for a new podcast series entitled, Elevating Education. SOBIS Assistant Professor, Dr. Joy de los Reyes, is host of this innovative podcast produced by RadioFelician under the direction of radio station manager, Ed Robinson.

Launched in March 2022, ...

Doctoral Students Receive Executive Women of New Jersey Awards

RUTHERFORD, NJ - Alexis Libert and Vanvian Hoo, doctoral students at Felician University's School of Arts and Sciences, have been selected as recipients of 2022 Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ) Awards.

Ms. Libert is the winner of the EWNJ Prudential Award and Ms. Hoo earned the EWNJ Graduate Merit Award. Both awards include a scholarship to assist them in the achievement of ...

Sweet Winter Recipes for a Healthy Family Holiday

The holidays mean many things—gifts, spending time with loved ones, carols, and, of course, baked goods. In fact, one of American children’s most cherished traditions is leaving out baked goods for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve in thanks for the gifts they’ll receive the next morning.

But, just because it’s baking doesn’t mean the treats can’t be lighter on ...

8 of the Best Soups to Freeze Ahead

Busy weeknights often mean quick dinners for the family. Unfortunately, many frozen meals and fast-food options aren’t very nutritious. Set yourself up for success by making and freezing healthy soups ahead of time. You’ll be thankful for having something easy to reheat on those busy nights.

How to Freeze

No matter your soup recipe, there are a few guidelines for freezing. For a ...

8 of the Best Soups to Freeze Ahead

Busy weeknights often mean quick dinners for the family. Unfortunately, many frozen meals and fast-food options aren’t very nutritious. Set yourself up for success by making and freezing healthy soups ahead of time. You’ll be thankful for having something easy to reheat on those busy nights.

How to Freeze

No matter your soup recipe, there are a few guidelines for freezing. For a ...

Have You Seen Veronica? Police Searching for Woman Missing Since October

December 3, 2022

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Authorities in one Middlesex County town are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Veronica McLean is a 22-year-old black female who is 5’04” tall and weighs 130 lbs, according to police.

According to a press release, McLean had been living at Community Options, a group home in South Brunswick. After signing herself out and giving up ...

Hudson County Residents Are Invited to Have Their Fall Gourds and Pumpkins Recycled!

Nothing shows off Fall like pumpkins and gourds! But when the season is over, and the pumpkins and gourds have served their purpose, they need to be disposed of to make room for Winter Holiday decorations!

In order to make sure that Hudson County residents properly dispose of their Fall gourds and pumpkins, the Hudson County Improvement Authority (HCIA) is hosting events across the ...

New Jersey Black Bear Hunt Begins Following Court's Ruling

December 6, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's black bear hunt began Tuesday afternoon, following a ruling by the Appellate Division of the state Superior Court.

After lasting for three hours on Tuesday, the hunt will be open from 12 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday December 7 through Saturday, December 10.

The hunt was reinstated last month and was then stopped last week following a court ...

New Jersey Black Bear Hunt Halted Following Judge's Ruling

TRENTON, NJ — Just days before it was set to begin, a judge has stopped New Jersey's black bear hunt.

Three animal rights groups, including the Animal Protection League of New Jersey, claimed a loophole was used to reinstate the hunt and went to court.

State Appellate Division Judge Lisa Rose announced the decision Wednesday. In her ruling, bear hunt opponents have until Friday ...

New State Law Requires Schools to Submit Digital Maps to Law Enforcement

TRENTON, NJ — Starting in the 2023-24 school year, all schools in New Jersey will have to submit digital maps of their campuses to law enforcement.

Gov. Phil Murphy signed S-2426 into law Wednesday. It requires the information to be submitted next year and updated regularly with copies given to designated law enforcement.

"We have seen, time and time again, public mass shootings ...

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Hospitals in Critical Need of Blood Donations Amid Nationwide Type O Blood and Platelet Shortage

December 8, 2022

 

West Orange, NJ, December 7, 2022– RWJBarnabas Health is urgently appealing for blood and platelet donations, especially Type O blood, in response to a severe blood and platelet shortage among hospitals throughout the state heading into the winter holidays and season. Due to an acute nationwide shortage and critically low reserve of Type O Blood, the universal blood type, ...

A Christmas Carol at the bergenPAC

Virginia Rep on Tour presents “A Christmas Carol” at the bergenPAC December 18, 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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Perhaps the best loved holiday story of all time, our adaptation of Dickens’ classic is particularly suited to children. Watch Mr. Scrooge have a change of heart from stone to gold as he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas. All the joy, ...

RWJBarnabas Health Facilities Nationally Recognized by Healthgrades for Quality Across Specialty Care Areas

West Orange, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health received 32 awards and recognitions from the Healthgrades 2023 Specialty Excellence Awards for superior clinical performance in numerous specialty care areas, including cardiac, critical care, and surgical care.

 

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center was named one of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary ...