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Death of 27-Year-Old Jersey City Woman Under Investigation, Prosecutor Suarez Announces

October 20, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The death of a 27-year-old Jersey City woman found deceased in her Woodlawn Avenue apartment is under investigation by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department.  

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to a report of a deceased female at ...

Jersey City Exhibition Highlighting Women Artists is Divine

JERSEY CITY, NJ - PRIME Gallery and Main Street Pops have collaborated to present The Divine, an exhibition celebrating artist expression through the female lens with a showcase of powerful works by women artists. This exhibit features three talented local women; Nathalie De Zan, Barbara Shelly and Brittany Vogel, each with a unique perspective and compelling stories to ...

Mayoral Candidates Square Off at Community Candidates Forum

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The two contenders seeking to lead Jersey City for the next four years faced off at a mayoral forum hosted by the Journal Square Community Association on Oct. 16.

Taking questions that covered a range of topics including tax increases to water bills, assisting the school district to future political aspirations, and funding the police to affordable housing, the ...

Meadowlands Convention Center Would Draw Crowds, Revenues and Jobs, Advocates Say

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - The gathering of the Meadowlands 2040 Foundation in the Hilton Meadowlands on Tuesday bubbled with excitement, not just because many of the professionals had not seen each other face to face for nearly 18 months due to the COVID pandemic, but also because they had come to hear the long-anticipated report on the possible construction of a Meadowlands Convention ...

How to Keep Our Children Safer in the Classroom

Have you ever thought about how important it is to synchronize activities and, for that matter, technologies? For example, without a conductor and a high level of coordination and teamwork, a symphony orchestra wouldn’t be completely coordinated to play the right notes at the right time. This same principle of coordination applies to a school’s emergency response system. 

A ...

Overcharged on Art Tax, Residents will See Refund on Next Bill

October 13, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Some property owners, who were overcharged their portion of the new arts and culture tax by a whopping 800 percent will see a refund on their next tax bill, Mayor Steven Fulop said.

Adopted in March, the ordinance set a charge of one quarter of a penny per $100 of assessed value. When bills arrived, some found they were charged $2 per $100 instead. 

This was the ...

How to Keep Our Children Safer in the Classroom

October 18, 2021

Have you ever thought about how important it is to synchronize activities and, for that matter, technologies? For example, without a conductor and a high level of coordination and teamwork, a symphony orchestra wouldn’t be completely coordinated to play the right notes at the right time. This same principle of coordination applies to a school’s emergency response system. 

A ...

Learning Community Charter School to Celebrate Indigenous People in the United States

JERSEY CITY, NJ – Student’s at Jersey City’s Learning Community Charter School (LCCS) will be using Columbus Day to celebrate and learn about the culture and history of indigenous people in the United States. 

All 636 students in all grades (Pre K - 8th grade) at LCCS will be taking part in educational activities on Monday including in gym classes where lower school ...

Jersey City Man Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women

October 14, 2021

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - A Jersey City man, a senior correctional officer, was arrested Wednesday on charges of sexual assault at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women.

Tyrell Harris-McLaughlin, 28, was charged with second degree sexual assault and second degree official misconduct for allegedly sexually assaulting an inmate at the correctional facility, according to a release ...

Bayonne Police Officer Injured Chasing Accused Detergent Thief

BAYONNE, NJ - A member of the Bayonne Police Department reportedly suffered a back injury after a Jersey City woman, identified as Kimberly Sanders, 38, fled on foot during an investigation into her alleged theft of two containers of laundry detergent from Rite Aid on Broadway.

According to Captain Eric Amato, the officer stopped Sanders in the area of 55th Street heading toward Jersey City ...

Jersey City Man Arrested for Soliciting Sexually Explicit Photos from a Minor Via Gaming App

JERSEY CITY, NJ – When kids are online, they are routinely vulnerable to threats from criminal elements. Such is the case today, as Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck announced the indictment of a Jersey City man who allegedly attempted to extort a 12-year-old girl he encountered on the gaming app Discord to send him sexually explicit photos of herself.

The Division of Criminal ...

Death of 27-Year-Old Jersey City Woman Under Investigation, Prosecutor Suarez Announces

October 20, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The death of a 27-year-old Jersey City woman found deceased in her Woodlawn Avenue apartment is under investigation by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department.  

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to a report of a deceased female at ...

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez Appoints New Chief of Detectives

JERSEY CITY, NJ  – The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office has a new Chief of Detectives.

On Tuesday James A. Parker, a more than three decade veteran of law enforcement work, including in both Philadelphia and with the New Jersey State Police where he rose to the rank of Major, was sworn in by the Honorable Jeffrey R. Jablonski, A.J.S.C. during a small ...

Arrest Made in Bayonne 'Road Rage' Incident that Sent 81-Year-Old Jersey City Man to Hospital

BAYONNE, NJ - An “intense and thorough” investigation into an October 5 road rage incident that sent an 81-year-old Jersey City man to the hospital with wounds to his left eye and face has led to the arrest of Luis A. Villa, 33, Bayonne.

As previously reported, on the day of the incident the victim was seated in his vehicle and stopped at a traffic light in the area of Hook Road ...

Mayoral Candidates Square Off at Community Candidates Forum

October 20, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The two contenders seeking to lead Jersey City for the next four years faced off at a mayoral forum hosted by the Journal Square Community Association on Oct. 16.

Taking questions that covered a range of topics including tax increases to water bills, assisting the school district to future political aspirations, and funding the police to affordable housing, the ...

Jersey City Exhibition Highlighting Women Artists is Divine

October 20, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - PRIME Gallery and Main Street Pops have collaborated to present The Divine, an exhibition celebrating artist expression through the female lens with a showcase of powerful works by women artists. This exhibit features three talented local women; Nathalie De Zan, Barbara Shelly and Brittany Vogel, each with a unique perspective and compelling stories to ...

TAPinto Jersey City Photos: All About Downtown Festival A Success

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Crowds poured into the Newark Avenue pedestrian walkway for the 2021 edition of All About Downtown Street Fair on September 18.

The annual event began in 2011 featuring over a hundred vendors selling all sorts of products ranging from handmade jewelry to one-of-a-kind artworks, more than 10 of the top food trucks in the tri-state area, and all sorts of fun for the ...

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Hudson County Community College Celebrates Grand Opening of New Student Center

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - A ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Dr. Christopher Reber marked the official opening of the new Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Student Center at 81 Sip Avenue in Jersey City on September 30.

The event, which also featured food tastings from Libby’s Home Kitchen and Starbucks, both located in the Student Center, also included self-guided tours of the $8.2 million ...

NJ TRANSIT’s Mobile App Upgrades: Keeping Riders in the Know

NEW JERSEY – With more and more riders returning to public transportation, NJ TRANSIT’s recent changes to mobile apps literally represent well-timed upgrades.

Smartphone users can readily appreciate the ease of information available at their fingertips. A few swipes on the mobile app replace the need for paper schedules and more.  The mobile app is available on both Google ...

Hudson County Statewide Leaders in Vaccinated Youth

October 10, 2021

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Executive Tom DeGise announced last week that Hudson County ranked first in the state for vaccination rate among 12-to-17-year-olds at 83%. The county is third in the state in overall one-dose vaccination rate at 87%, trailing only Morris and Somerset counties. 

“Ensuring that our kids can go back to school safely has been one of our highest priorities and ...

Vice President Harris Talks Child Care Funding, Vaccinations During New Jersey Stops

October 9, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Vice President Kamala Harris visited Montclair State University and Essex County College during her stop in New Jersey on Friday. 

She and her team had two goals for the visit: to promote vaccines and to highlight the importance of federal funding for child care. During her visit to MSU, Harris was accompanied by Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) and Governor Phil ...

McKnight Championed Age Discrimination Bill Becomes Law

TRENTON, NJ  – Legislation championed by Assemblywoman Angela McKnight (D-Jersey City) which expands the scope of the Law Against Discrimination (LAD) by providing protections against age discrimination by employers was signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy on Tuesday.

“Discrimination of any kind has no place in New Jersey," Murphy ...

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How Exercise Can Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Though preventing breast cancer entirely is not possible, there are many steps you can take to reduce your risk of development. Perhaps the biggest thing you can do that studies show correlates to preventing breast cancer is exercise. And thankfully, there are plenty of things you can do to get moving and live an active lifestyle.

Regular physical activity regulates hormones including estrogen ...

How to Support Your Mental Health as the Seasons Change

As the days get shorter and colder and we welcome the festivities of fall, many older adults notice that they experience a change in energy levels and mood that feels like depression. If you’ve noticed a decline in your mental health when the seasons change, you’re not alone. Here’s a basic guide to understanding seasonal depression, its symptoms, and most importantly, how to ...

Tips to Stretch Your Food Budget This Fall

When it comes to budgeting, living on a fixed income can be tricky—from monthly bills to healthcare to necessities (and leaving a little wiggle room for fun and social activities). Luckily, a few simple changes could make shopping for groceries less of a hassle each month.

Here are eight tips for stretching your food budget this fall.

 

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Sales Launch at Wonder Lofts Introducing Upscale Condos, Amenities in Historic Hoboken Bread Factory

October 14, 2021

Wonder Lofts, the new upscale condominium conversion of Hoboken’s historic Wonder Bread factory, circa 1909, has officially launched sales, delivering one of the most unique and luxurious housing experiences on New Jersey’s Hudson River Gold Coast.  

The landmark property debuts with an on-site sales gallery and fully furnished models styled by Serena & Lily’s ...

Join Mission 50 Today and Get Your First Month Free

Whatever your work style, Mission 50 has you covered. Our collaborative, flexible coworking community located in southwest Hoboken (right where Hoboken and Jersey City meet) offers something for everyone. And now, there’s a new, limited-time perk for becoming a member.

Whether you are seeking a hotdesk, a private office, or a new home base for your growing team, Mission 50 can meet your ...

How to Clean and Care for Your Gutters

Being a homeowner means weekends doing chores or finding reliable service companies to take on tasks for you. Gutters play an important role in protecting your home and should be added to your bi-annual home maintenance schedule.

Cleaning gutters yourself is typically not difficult, depending on the size of your home, your physical ability to climb ladders, and the current condition of your ...

5 Benefits of Video Doorbells (and 5 Buzzworthy Brands!)

There’s arguably no better use of smart home technology than keeping your family and valuables safe, and a video doorbell offers a variety of home security benefits.

This small yet powerful surveillance equipment records video footage as visitors arrive—great for security whether you are home or away. Plus, the device’s sleek design hides its impressive functionality in an ...

Top Halloween Costumes for 2021

Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s time to start planning costumes for the whole family! Whether you’re trying a DIY look for your crew, hosting a party for friends, or trying to win the office costume contest, knowing this year’s hottest looks will give you the edge. Here are some of the costumes sure to be popular for kids and adults this year.

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Add These Spooktacular Sides to Elevate Your Halloween Party

Fall brings yearnings for warm and cozy gatherings with friends and family. If hosting a Halloween party is on your agenda this year, you are in luck! From alarming appetizers and devilish dips to spooktacular salads, we have gathered some of the most delicious and fun recipes for creepy fun.

 

Appetizers

Set the mood for your party right from the start with Halloween-themed ...

Steps to Minimize Your Chances of Developing Breast Cancer

Breast cancer has affected millions of women worldwide, and chances are you or someone you know has been impacted by this disease.

Though there is no known way to prevent or cure breast cancer, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk, especially if you take action while you’re younger and healthier. Here is a list of things you can do and lifestyle changes that could reduce the ...

It’s Pumpkin Season! 5 Healthy Fall Recipes You’ll Love

Hello, pumpkin season!

Pumpkin is not only tasty, it’s also a superfood because it is high in Vitamins C and A, which help with eye health, boosting immunity, heart health, and more! Below is a list of five creative and tasty recipes that include this delicious and nutritional fall produce.

Pumpkin Muffin

Who doesn’t love a muffin on a crisp fall morning? These muffins are ...

Letter to the Editor: Frank Gilmore Giving All Residents a 'Seat at the Table'

October 12, 2021

Dear Editor,

In light of the appalling slanderous flyers that greeted Ward F residents from the windshields of their cars this morning, I would like to share my own humble opinion of Frank Gilmore. 

I first met Frank in September 2017, when he presented his work with the Jersey City youth to the block association leaders of Ward F & Ward A. I was so impressed ...