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Boys Basketball: Hoboken Edges Dickinson, 59-58, in OT

February 5, 2023

JERSEY CITY, NJ -- The Hoboken boys basketball team survived a fourth-quarter comeback by Dickinson to win in overtime, 59-58, on Saturday.

Joel Lopez finished with 20 points and two assists for the RedWings (14-7), who led, 44-36, going into the fourth quarter. Tayshaun Cox had 16 points for Dickinson (5-15).

Jasir Lane totaled 12 points and 15 rebounds, and Dorien Moorman had 12 points ...

Daughters Launch GoFundMe to Help in Care of Retired Jersey City Firefighter Currently in a Coma

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Bobby "Mac" Mac Arthur made a career of answering the call for others.

Now, just days after the retired Jersey City firefighter suffered serious injures in a fall down basement stairs, others are answering the call for him.

During the fall, he sustained major injuries including 10 broken ribs, a dislodged rib punctured his right lung which caused internal ...

Jersey City Councilman Seeks Audit of 'Boat Payments'

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City Councilman James Solomon announced earlier this week that his office plans to audit local governments’ rules around “boat payments.” payouts that public officials receive upon retirement for their accumulated unused sick days and vacation days. 

Solomon’s office will be submitting OPRA requests for information from five government ...

Representative Rob Menendez Secures Key Committee Assignments

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Congressman Rob Menendez was named to serve on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the 118th Congress, a role in which he will support investments in infrastructure improvements across the Eighth Congressional District,  a statement said. This appointment marks his first committee assignment as a Member of Congress.

“Securing a seat on ...

Woman Dies Following Apparent Jump From Jersey City Building

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A woman is believed to have jumped to her death from a tall building on Columbus Drive on Thursday, Jan. 26.

According to city spokesperson Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione members of the Jersey City Police Department were called to the area of Marin Boulevard and the Grove Street PATH station just before 10 p.m. on a report of an injured person.

Upon arrival officers ...

Jersey City Councilman Seeks Audit of 'Boat Payments'

February 2, 2023

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City Councilman James Solomon announced earlier this week that his office plans to audit local governments’ rules around “boat payments.” payouts that public officials receive upon retirement for their accumulated unused sick days and vacation days. 

Solomon’s office will be submitting OPRA requests for information from five government ...

Representative Rob Menendez Secures Key Committee Assignments

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Congressman Rob Menendez was named to serve on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the 118th Congress, a role in which he will support investments in infrastructure improvements across the Eighth Congressional District,  a statement said. This appointment marks his first committee assignment as a Member of Congress.

“Securing a seat on ...

Jersey City's John Metro Earns National Recognition as Top Governmental Influencer

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City Business Administrator John Metro has been recognized as one of the nation’s top professionals in local government, Mayor Steven Fulop announced earlier this week. 

For the second consecutive year, Metro earned a spot as one of the Top 100 Local Government Influencers by the Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL), a competitive annual list ...

Planning Board Says No to 3,100 Unit Water Street Project

January 27, 2023

JERSEY CITY, NJ - In a move that upends some of the Fulop Administration's vision for a redeveloped Hackensack River waterfront, the Jersey City Planning Board rejected a four-tower, 3,100-unit project for a section of Water Street.

The Planning Board’s action was not a judgment on the quality of the project, officials said, but rather on the lack of the developer’s ...

Daughters Launch GoFundMe to Help in Care of Retired Jersey City Firefighter Currently in a Coma

February 3, 2023

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Bobby "Mac" Mac Arthur made a career of answering the call for others.

Now, just days after the retired Jersey City firefighter suffered serious injures in a fall down basement stairs, others are answering the call for him.

During the fall, he sustained major injuries including 10 broken ribs, a dislodged rib punctured his right lung which caused internal ...

Woman Dies Following Apparent Jump From Jersey City Building

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A woman is believed to have jumped to her death from a tall building on Columbus Drive on Thursday, Jan. 26.

According to city spokesperson Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione members of the Jersey City Police Department were called to the area of Marin Boulevard and the Grove Street PATH station just before 10 p.m. on a report of an injured person.

Upon arrival officers ...

Arrest Made in Tuesday Shooting Death of Jersey City Woman

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 39-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection to the shooting death of Temara King, 35, early Tuesday.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, Lucas Cooper has been charged with Murder, Unlawful Possession  of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

The announcement of the arrest ...

Le Leo in Jersey City's Journal Square Hits 75% Leased Milestone

January 24, 2023

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Journal Square’s Le Léo has quickly found its mark in Jersey City’s crowded rental market with an impressive 75% of its 99 apartments leased since a late-fall debut.

Park Stone Management and Fields Grade developed the new six-story rental building at 244 St. Paul’s Avenue, just minutes from the Journal Square PATH Station with direct service to ...

Jersey City Man Among Four Charged in Connection with 'Ghost Gun' Ring

January 31, 2023

NEWARK, NJ - Four members of a gun manufacturing and trafficking network in Passaic and Hudson counties have been charged with weapons offenses related to the fabrication and sale of personally made firearms (PMFs), commonly known as “ghost guns,”  said U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger.

Savion Clyburn, 20, and Corey Jenkins Jr., 30, both of Paterson; Richard Mullane, 26, of ...

Information Sought in Shooting Death of Jersey City Man

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Gun violence claimed the life of a 25-year-old man in the most northerly portion of Jersey City Saturday, prompting an investigation by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department.

The man, identified as Rafael Gomez, was shot dead on Summit Avenue a block off of Kennedy Boulevard near where Paterson Plank Road crosses into ...

Boys Basketball: Hoboken Edges Dickinson, 59-58, in OT

February 5, 2023

JERSEY CITY, NJ -- The Hoboken boys basketball team survived a fourth-quarter comeback by Dickinson to win in overtime, 59-58, on Saturday.

Joel Lopez finished with 20 points and two assists for the RedWings (14-7), who led, 44-36, going into the fourth quarter. Tayshaun Cox had 16 points for Dickinson (5-15).

Jasir Lane totaled 12 points and 15 rebounds, and Dorien Moorman had 12 points ...

Boys Basketball: Hoboken Defeats Ferris, 46-32

JERSEY CITY, NJ -- Hoboken pulled away in the second half for a 46-32 boys basketball victory over Ferris on Tuesday.

Lamir Boxley scored 15 points and passed for a pair of assists for Hoboken (10-6), which outscored Ferris, 27-14, in the second half.

Ray Casey led the RedWings with eight rebounds, Simon Celiberti-Byam passed for a team-high five assists and Jasir Lane had seven points and ...

Jersey City Actors Set to Perform in NYC Theater

January 28, 2023

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City’s Emma Origenes, 10, is set to play the role of Dot in the TADA! Youth Theater’s production of Princess Phooey. Set to run from February 10th through February 26th the performances will take place at TADA!’s theater which is located 15 West 28th Street, 2nd Floor Theater in Manhattan.

“I was born and raised in Jersey City, NJ. On our side ...

Are You Funny? Jersey City Comedy Festival Seeks Submissions

JERSEY CITY, NJ – Are you ready to bring the funny to Jersey City?

Launched in 2017 as the 6th Borough Comedy Festival, the 4-day Jersey City Comedy Festival, presented by Art House Productions, was designed to showcase comedians from Jersey City and elsewhere, and will run again this year from June 7-10.

The acts will include stand up, sketch, improv, roast battles, podcasts and ...

Appilcations for Arts Funding Grants Open Monday

JERSEY CITY, NJ – Local artists and arts organizations are being encouraged Local Artists and Arts Organizations to apply for 2nd Round of Arts & Culture Trust Fund.

Applications for the program, aimed at expanding arts education and programming citywide will open on Monday. 

In 2022 $900,000 was awarded to 89 artists and arts organizations across Jersey City.

“As ...

Molotov Cocktail Attack at New Jersey Synagogue Draws Condemnations, Concern

January 30, 2023

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Authorities are investigating after a man threw a Molotov cocktail at the front door of a synagogue in Bloomfield early Sunday morning, police said.

Security footage shows a man approach the front door of the synagogue at 3:19 a.m., light the incendiary device then throw it at the front door, Public Safety Director Samuel A. DeMaio said in a statement.

The glass ...

Praying for Safety, and Taking Action

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hudson County religious leaders, security coordinators, and congregations of all faiths and denominations are being invited to attend a special security program for houses or worship hosted by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, in coordination with the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The ...

Are You Elgibile for a $1500 Property Tax Benefit?

January 30, 2023

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City Council members James Solomon, Yousef Saleh, Frank Gilmore, and Daniel Rivera are set to host two more bilingual Anchor Program benefit information sessions in the coming days.

The Anchor Program is a benefit of up to $1,500 for qualified property owners and $450 for tenants. The sessions will explain who qualifies for the program and what to do if you ...

Homes in Heights Evacuated After Thursday Morning Gas Leak

JERSEY CITY, NJ – Residents of a neighborhood in lower Jersey City Heights were evacuated after a gas leak was detected from a property located near Beacon and Central Avenues Thursday morning.

“It appears a construction crew ruptured a 2-inch high-pressure line. Beacon Avenue is currently closed between Oakland and Summit. Central Avenue is currently closed from Hopkins to ...

Hudson County Board of Commissioners Opposes Helicopter Flight Plan

February 1, 2023

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hudson County’s Board of Commissioners have stepped into the battle against hovering helicopters over Liberty State Park, approving a resolution strongly opposing new flight plans over the park.

Late last year, the Federal Aviation Administration and National Park Service put forth a plan that would set limits on flights hovering over or near historic monuments such ...

Hudson County Commissioners Approve $400K for Home Health Care Programs

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - The Hudson County Board of Commissioners approved a 12-month $400,000 for Bayada Home Health Care, Inc. and Visiting Homemaker Service of Hudson County for certified home health care services.  

The program, officials said, will provide home health care services, including basic personal care, hygiene, grooming services, meal preparation, laundering, ...

Hudson County Officials to Raise Pan African Flag

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise and the Board of Commissioners kick off Black History Month with a Pan-African Flag Raising Ceremony at the Justice William J. Brennan Courthouse on Wednesday, February 1 at 5:00 p.m.

According to Board of Commissioners Chairman Anthony Vainieri he and his colleagues are committed to educating Hudson County residents about the ...

Rowan Today

Early Childhood Demonstration Center Earns National Accreditation

Rowan University’s Early Childhood Demonstration Center has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, a mark of excellence in early childhood education.

“NAEYC is the leading voice in early childhood education,” says Leah Walker, director of the ECDC for the past 10 years. “Our accreditation shows we are ...

Textbook Alternative Program on pace to save Rowan students up to $6 million

Rowan University’s Textbook Alternative Program (TAP), which began in 2019 with anticipated savings to students of $120,000, is on pace through 2023 to save as much as $6 million.

The program developed as an initiative of the campus Affordability Task Force, encouraging faculty to move from assigning traditional textbooks to free, online study materials, in a University-wide ...

Delicious Grab-and-Go Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

We need to talk about breakfast.

According to a study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, nearly one-quarter of Americans skip breakfast daily. It’s understandable! It’s easy to forget or skip it when you’re rushing to work or to drive the kids to school.

But eating breakfast is critical to your health—it’s the meal that kickstarts your ...

Try These Satisfying Winter Salad Recipes

When the produce section starts to look a little wilted in the winter, it’s time to stock up on root vegetables and winter greens! Check out our favorite winter salad recipes for nutrient-packed (and delicious!) seasonal options.

These winter salads make a hearty, healthy side or a fresh, full meal and give you that nutrient boost we often lose when our favorite fruits and veggies ...

Dr. Lou Ruvolo Prioritizes Student Experience as Executive Director of the Center for Innovation

RUTHERFORD, NJ - Felician University has announced the appointment of a new executive director for the Lenke Family Center for Innovation (CFI), Dr. Louis Ruvolo. Following a year of successful involvement with the CFI in 2022-2023, when he was a driving force for project vision casting for the center, Ruvolo plans to continue to channel his experience towards interdisciplinary ...

Black History Month Programming For February 2023

RUTHERFORD, NJ - This February 2023, Felician University’s Black Student Union will host a six-part series of student-focused events to celebrate Black History Month (BHM).

Following campus-wide surveys initiated by Felician’s Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Council (JEDI), the integration of student feedback has become a central focus for Felician’s diversity ...

New Jersey Man Sentenced to Six Years for Assault of Police Office During Jan. 6 Capitol Riot

January 29, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A New Jersey man has been sentenced to six years in prison for assaulting Brian Sicknick, a capitol police officer who fought off rioters on January 6, 2021.

The New Jersey native, Sicknick, 42, died the day after the assault as a result of his injuries. .

Julian Khater, 33 of Somerset, who has been in custody since March 14, 2021, pleaded guilty in September 2022 ...

SeaSmart Diversity Scholarship Now Open

HOBOKEN, NJ - SeaSmart, a Hoboken-based nonprofit, will provide qualified students with an opportunity to explore their interest in ocean conservation, marine biology and SCUBA diving.  

SeaSmart's primary mission is to raise awareness of and develop advocates for ocean conservation, marine biology and SCUBA via programs and camps.

This July, SeaSmart will conduct ...

Love You to the Moon and Back. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Remarries at 93

MONTCLAIR, NJ - US astronaut Buzz Aldrin tied the knot for a fourth time on Friday.

Aldrin, a New Jersey native, is best known for his venture to the moon on the Apollo 11 space mission in 1969 with Neil Armstrong.  Aldrin was one of the first two humans to set foot on the moon.

"On my 93rd birthday, and the day I will also be honored by 'Living Legends of ...

Bill That Would Force Telemarketers to Explain Why They're Calling in 30 Seconds Advances in Trenton

January 27, 2023

TRENTON, NJ — A bill that would require telemarketers to identify themselves and what they're trying to sell in the first 30 seconds of the call has advanced in Trenton.

“New Jerseyans should know who they’re talking to on the phone and what’s being sold to them by telemarketers,” Sen. Jon Bramnick (R - District 21), one of the primary sponsors of the ...

Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs in New Jersey Receive $10 Million Federal Grant

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs (NJHVIPs) received a big boost on Friday, in the form of $10 million in federal American Rescue Plan funds.

The programs launched three years ago using federal money with the mission of ending cycles of violence across the state by helping victims and their families.

“These innovative violence ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Delivers 2023 State of the State, Says New Jersey is Moving in the Right Direction

TRENTON, NJ — During Tuesday's State of the State Address at the Assembly Chambers in Trenton, Gov. Phil Murphy said he's confident with the direction in which the state is going.

"We are stronger and we are fairer," Murphy said. "We are moving confidently in the right direction — forward."

Republicans aren't so sure.

"Despite the ...

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Feb. 10: Mission 50 Winter Art Show to Feature Tali Rose Krupkin

February 5, 2023

Mission 50, New Jersey’s premier coworking space,  continues its monthly Winter Art Show Series with, “Reclaimed Vision,” an event featuring Jersey City artist Tali Rose Krupkin. Free and open to the public, the solo art show and reception will be held on Friday, February 10, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Mission 50, 50 Harrison Street in Hoboken.

The exhibition will showcase ...

RWJBarnabas Health Urges Blood Donations During American Heart Month

WEST ORANGE, NJ - RWJBarnabas Health continues its urgent appeal for blood and platelet donations, especially Type O blood, the universal blood type, this February during American Heart Month in response to a severe blood and platelet shortage statewide. The surge in respiratory illnesses this winter has exacerbated the already acute nationwide shortage, and blood suppliers are in critical ...

NJPCSA Applauds Murphy Administration’s Approval of 11 Expansions of High Performing Public Charter Schools

HAMILTON, NJ – Yesterday, the Murphy Administration granted approval for 11 high-performing public charter schools to offer more grade levels and seats for students throughout New Jersey. These decisions coming out of the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) will allow thousands of students to get off wait lists and enroll in public charter schools over the next several ...

Felician University President Calls for 'Actionable Good' Following Death of Tyre Nichols

February 1, 2023

Once again, we as a nation find ourselves gripped in the tense aftermath of a senseless violent tragedy as we try to comprehend the beating death of Tyre Nichols by five Memphis police officers. The quick and decisive action by the Memphis Police Chief, prosecutors, and other city officials is to be applauded. It is a welcomed difference from what has transpired on occasions in the past. However, ...