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VIDEO: Active Shooter Simulation in Jersey City, Bordentown City Plant Could Grow into Marijuana Business, 'Greta's Run' in Westfield Returns and Montville Softball Wins County Title

May 23, 2022

NEW JERSEY - First responders in Jersey City hold an active shooter drill. Plus, the former Ocean Spray plant in Bordentown City could become home to a mariujana business. And, the Montville softball team wins its first county title. Also "'Greta's Run" memorial 5k returns to Westfield, which helps raise money for local charities. 

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RWJBarnabas Health Services for Athletes Expands to Hudson County

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes (Morahan Center) at RWJBarnabas Health expanded its services to Hudson County at Newport Centre. To mark the grand opening of the new Center, staff recently offered free cardiac and concussion baseline screenings for young athletes.

“The screenings offered through Morahan Center help families take a ...

New Jersey Republicans Propose Bills to Immediately Reimburse Thousands of Dollars in Surplus Money to Taxpayers

NEW JERSEY — Could New Jerseyans be getting a tax rebate?

The Republican members of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee are calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to commit to expanding tax relief. An update from State Treasurer Elizabeth Muoio showed a total of more than $9 billion of tax over collections in the current year and almost $7.8 billion more in revenue ...

Rental Assistance Program Open to Hudson County Residents

BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation (BEOF) announced that the Rapid Re-Housing Rental Assistance Program is available for homeless people and those who are at risk of becoming homeless. 

The program, open to residents in Hudson County, can help with the security deposit and/or rental subsidy for up to twelve months.  

According to a statement, the ...

Environmental Groups Oppose Turnpike Extension Widening Plans

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Several environmental groups have filed a petition to stop the New Jersey Turnpike Authority's proposal to widen the bridge over Newark Bay. 

The effort filed by EmpowerNJ, representing 135 faith, community and environmental groups; BlueWaveNJ; Clean Water Action NJ; Delaware Riverkeeper Network; Don’t Gas the Meadowlands Coalition; Environment New Jersey; Food ...

Jersey City Retains Law Firm in Ward Boundary Dispute

May 13, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Jersey City Municipal Council voted earlier this week to hire the law firm of Murphy Orlando LLC to represent the City’s Ward Commission in lawsuit brought against them by Jersey City United Against the Ward Map, a group of community leaders who believe the commission split up that part of the city to reduce the influence of some local advocates and elected ...

Environmental Groups Oppose Turnpike Extension Widening Plans

May 22, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Several environmental groups have filed a petition to stop the New Jersey Turnpike Authority's proposal to widen the bridge over Newark Bay. 

The effort filed by EmpowerNJ, representing 135 faith, community and environmental groups; BlueWaveNJ; Clean Water Action NJ; Delaware Riverkeeper Network; Don’t Gas the Meadowlands Coalition; Environment New Jersey; Food ...

Heat Advisory Extended Thru Sunday, Cold Water Temps Could Still Pose Risks

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) extended the weekend heat advisory through 6:00 p.m. Sunday.

Local residents, and those throughout Hudson County, as well as in Bergen, Essex, Passaic, and Union counties should expect high temperatures and high humidity. Heat index values across much of the effected area are expected around 95 on Sunday. 

Hot temperatures and high ...

William L. Dickinson High School Educator Named Amazon Future Engineer Teacher of the Year

May 19, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ – Billy Urena, a math teacher at William L. Dickinson High School, has been selected among thousands of eligible teachers as a 2022 Amazon Future Engineer Teacher of the Year Award recipient. Urena will receive a prize package valued at more than $30,000, which includes $25,000 to expand computer science and/or robotics education at his school and a $5,000 teacher cash ...

NJCU to Hold Commencement Ceremonies June 2

JERSEY CITY, NJ - New Jersey City University (NJCU) will award 1,876 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees in a double ceremony during its 2022 Commencement exercises on Thursday, June 2 at the Prudential Center in Newark.

The first ceremony is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. and will include graduates from the School of Business and the College of Professional Studies. The second ...

Two Jersey City Students to Graduate from Prestigious Governor's STEM Scholars Program

JERSEY CITY, NJ -- Shrutee Sangeeta Behera and Ankit Mithbavkar of Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High School are two of just 95 New Jersey high school and college students set to graduate on May 21 from the prestigious Governor’s STEM Scholars, a program of the Research & Development Council of New Jersey.

Behera, a Sophomore, and Mithbavkar, a Senior, ...

Jersey City Receives $10M In Federal Funding For Community Revitalization Efforts

May 17, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ — New Jersey will receive more than $177 million in federal funding to support revitalization of communities across the state, U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker announced Monday.

As part of the award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will allocate Jersey City more than $10 million to help turnaround struggling neighborhoods and expand ...

Exhange Place Redesign Gets Key Approval

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Despite objections from some critics, the Jersey City Planning Board has approved the Exchange Plaza redesign. The decision reversed a vote last month opposing the plan because the proposal would obstruct the Katyn Memorial.

The memorial, a tribute to the victims of a 1940 slaughter of Jewish Poles and others at the hands of Soviet soldiers, has been at the center of a ...

7th Annual Jersey City Real Estate Summit Slated for June 23

May 22, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy and Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop are scheduled to speak at the Jersey City Summit for Real Estate Investment 7th Annual Gathering on June 23, the fourth year in a row the pair have served as keynote speakers at the leadership conference. 

The all day summit to be held at Bentall Green Oak in Newport Tower will be an in-person event ...

‘Active Shooter’ Prompts Response from JCPD in Saturday Training Exercise

May 21, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Gunshots rang out in the Jersey City City Hall Annex prompting a large response from the Jersey City Police Department, Fire Department and EMS crew Saturday morning. 

Thankfully this “incident”, unlike so many others in recent years, including just one week ago when a gunman shot and killed 10 innocent people at a Buffalo grocery store, was just part of a ...

Police Unity Tours Rides Through Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hundreds of police officers rode through Jersey City Monday as part of the annual Unity Bike Tour to honor fallen officers.

The tour started at the World Trade Center in Manhattan, making its way into Jersey City via the Holland Tunnel for a brief ceremony at Grundy Pier where officials honored local fallen police officers before taking off again for the trip to ...

Inaugural Jersey City Marathon Set for April 23, 2023

May 8, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The first Jersey City marathon will be held on April 23, 2023. 

Steve Lipski, a former Jersey City Councilman, who currently serves as Jersey City Road Runners Executive Director made the announcement last week.

The event is expected to draw thousands of runners and spectators and will show off views from Jersey City as runners traverse two 13.1 mile ...

TAPinto Jersey City Gets Look Under the Roof

JERSEY CITY, NJ - When R&B group The 5th Dimension sang “Let the Sunshine in,” they weren’t singing about the Pershing Field Pool. But they might as well have been.

The pool has been the mainstay of youth recreation year-round in Jersey City Heights, but the retractable roof that would allow sunshine to pour down onto the bathers hadn’t worked for more than 20 ...

Iconic Coach Stringer Retires; Rutgers to Name Court in Her Honor

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – C. Vivian Stringer, a Rutgers icon, a trailblazer in women’s basketball and the first Black coach (man or woman) to reach 1,000 wins in Division I competition, has announced her retirement.

Stringer, who also coached at Cheyney State and Iowa during her Hall of Fame career, will officially retire Sept. 1.

In 50 years as a college coach, she amassed 1,055 ...

Jersey City Police Officer Charged With Filing False Police Report

May 21, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ — A Jersey City police officer is facing charges after authorities say he falsified a police report he submitted while on duty.

On Friday, Joseph Ross, 36, was arrested and charged with one count of false reporting to a law enforcement officer, a fourth-degree crime, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said.

An investigation by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s ...

Jersey City Airbnb Host Convicted Of Biting Off Renter’s Ear

JERSEY CITY, NJ — A 30-year-old Jersey City man was found guilty of assaulting a man who was renting an apartment from him through Airbnb in December 2019, according to authorities.

On Thursday, a jury convicted Alexandre Saunders of aggravated assault following a five-day trial before Judge Patrick Arre, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said.

According to Suarez, on Christmas ...

Jersey City Man Charged In Fatal Hit-And-Run Crash On Route 440

JERSEY CITY, NJ —  A 22-year-old Jersey City man faces charges in connection with a November 2021 hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian on Route 440, according to authorities.

On Tuesday, Kristopher Khusial was arrested and charged with knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle collision resulting in death and endangering an injured person, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther ...

#HudsonGives Campaign Off To A Strong Start

May 16, 2022

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — There’s still time left to give where you live.

The Hudson County Chamber Foundation’s annual #HudsonGives online fundraiser campaign is off to a strong start, having brought in more than $687,400 since its initial 24-hour push on May 12.

“We’re very pleased with this year’s campaign which concludes at midnight on May 18. We’re ...

#HudsonGives Campaign Launches At Midnight

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — The Hudson County Chamber Foundation’s annual #HudsonGives 24-hour online fundraising campaign is set to kick off at midnight May 12.

This year, more than 100 charities are registered in the campaign, including arts organizations, animal rescue groups, environmental entities and groups that serve women and children.

According to the foundation, a minimum ...

Walk Bye Public Art, in Collaboration with Jersey City Free Public Library Community Awareness Series, Presents Far East Group Show

May 20, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Jersey City Public Library is celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May.

Originating in 1977, AAPI encompasses all the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the ...

Rental Assistance Program Open to Hudson County Residents

May 23, 2022

BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation (BEOF) announced that the Rapid Re-Housing Rental Assistance Program is available for homeless people and those who are at risk of becoming homeless. 

The program, open to residents in Hudson County, can help with the security deposit and/or rental subsidy for up to twelve months.  

According to a statement, the ...

Thunderstorms, Damaging Winds, Flooding Possible Monday PM In Hudson County

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ –  A thunderstorm system could bring strong winds, large hail and flooding to Hudson County starting Monday afternoon.

According to the latest forecasts, Hudson County, along with much of the tri-state region, will be under a hazardous weather outlook from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Along with the potential for wind gusts up to 58 miles per hour and one-inch hail, the ...

Jersey City Can Help 'Stamp Out Hunger' on Saturday

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City residents are invited to support the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) nationwide food drive that will take place in Jersey City and across America on Saturday.

The Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive, the country's largest one-day food drive, provides residents with an easy way to donate food to those in need.

Residents ...

New Jersey Republicans Propose Bills to Immediately Reimburse Thousands of Dollars in Surplus Money to Taxpayers

May 23, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Could New Jerseyans be getting a tax rebate?

The Republican members of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee are calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to commit to expanding tax relief. An update from State Treasurer Elizabeth Muoio showed a total of more than $9 billion of tax over collections in the current year and almost $7.8 billion more in revenue ...

Assemblywomen Introduce Bill Package Tightening Punishment for Car Thieves

NEW JERSEY — The Garden State Parkway was shut down last week for miles after a crash caused by a police chase involving a car that was reported stolen. One of the suspects fled on foot through Clark. Officers caught up with him, arrested him and three other suspects who were then turned over to State Police. 

A similar incident occurred a few days later in Holmdel, ...

Gov. Murphy Announces Police Licensing Proposal Aiming to Build Community Trust

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Aiming to “lift the unfair stigma” placed on law enforcement, Gov. Phil Murphy along with Acting Attorney General Matt Platkin announced a new police licensing program that will require all law enforcement officers hold a valid, active license issued by the Police Training Commission (PTC) in order to be employed in the ...

VIDEO: Active Shooter Simulation in Jersey City, Bordentown City Plant Could Grow into Marijuana Business, 'Greta's Run' in Westfield Returns and Montville Softball Wins County Title

May 23, 2022

NEW JERSEY - First responders in Jersey City hold an active shooter drill. Plus, the former Ocean Spray plant in Bordentown City could become home to a mariujana business. And, the Montville softball team wins its first county title. Also "'Greta's Run" memorial 5k returns to Westfield, which helps raise money for local charities. 

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VIDEO: Hasbrouck Heights Scouts Clean the Community, Scholarships Awarded in South Plainfield, Rahway Educator Honored and Westfield Boy Scout Proposes Life-Saving Station

NEW JERSEY - The Girl and Boy Scouts of Hasbrouck Heights join together to clean their community. Plus, several Girl Scouts in South Plainfield receive scholarships. Also, a Rahway superintendent is honored. And a Westfield Boy Scout proposes a life-saving station near a local pond.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you ...

VIDEO: Film and TV Studio Proposed for Newark, Paterson Resident Leads Community Clean-up, Affordable Housing Opens in Elizabeth and Roxbury Student Habitat Home Transferred

NEW JERSEY - A $125 million dollar film and TV complex proposed in Newark. Plus, a Paterson native leads effort to clean up hometown. And, a house built by Roxbury students is transferred to a new lot while an affordable housing complex opens in Elizabeth. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland ...

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Hudson County Community College and Rutgers University School of Public Affairs and Administration Sign Transfer Agreement for Public and Nonprofit Administration Degree Program

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County Community College (HCCC) and Rutgers University School of Public Affairs and Administration (RUSPAA) have entered into an agreement that enables students who graduate from HCCC with an Associate of Science degree in Human Services to transfer seamlessly and attain their Bachelor of Arts degree from RUSPAA. The agreement was signed by HCCC President, Dr.

NJ Legislative Leaders Urge Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ –The leaders of New Jersey’s State Legislature, Senate President Nicholas Scutari and Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin, are backing the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier ...

New Brunswick Mayor Cahill Urges Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – New Brunswick Mayor James M. Cahill has thrown his support behind the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“Today, New Brunswick residents in need ...

NJ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey ("SHCCNJ") threw its support behind the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and St. Peter's HealthCare System, which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick. 

In a letter to the Federal Trade ...

African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

Felician University Announces 2022 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient

RUTHERFORD, NJ - President James W. Crawford, III and the Felician University Board of Trustees have announced that Jeh Johnson will receive an honorary doctor of letters degree and serve as keynote speaker at this year’s Commencement. He will address the graduates during the ceremony which will begin at 10am on May 21st at American Dream. Mr. Johnson is the former Secretary of ...

Hudson County To Host First-Ever Fleet Week Event

May 20, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ — For the first time ever, Hudson County will host a Fleet Week celebration.

Along with celebrating the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps, the May 26 event at Lincoln Park West will give the community the opportunity to learn more about the sea services.

The event, which is free and open to the public, runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the baseball field.

A ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

May 20, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...

Governor Murphy Announces American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program

HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments across the state provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, according to a news release from the Governor's office. 

“Confronted ...

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The Hazel Luxury Rental Now 65% Leased in Jersey City's Bergen-Lafayette

May 24, 2022

Developers Alpine Residential and FieldsGrade announced that The Hazel, the new luxury rentals in Jersey City’s historic Bergen-Lafayette, has leased 65% of its 114 upscale apartment homes. 

The impressive milestone is a true testament to the sophisticated urban lifestyle offered at the contemporary six-story building which features a mix of generously-sized and well-appointed ...