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Jersey City Set Mark Juneteenth, Honor African Culture

June 14, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Paying tribute to the vast cultural contributions made by African and highlighting the emancipation of American Slaves in 1865, Jersey City will hold the African Cultural Arts Family Festival on June 19.

Billed as expressions of art and freedom, the festival will be held at Berry Lane Park, 1000 Garfield Ave. from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and include live entertainment from ...

Hudson County Community College Tuition Freeze Will Remain

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County Community College’s (HCCC) Trustees tuition freeze will remain in place for a second consecutive year, HCCC President Dr. Chris Reber has announced. The Board of Trustees voted to maintain the current level of tuition and fees with no increases continuing throughout the 2021-22 academic year including this year’s Summer II and Fall semester ...

Restaurants Offer Entertainment, Outdoor Spaces to Bring Back Diners

NEW JERSEY — Indoor dining is back at full capacity in restaurants around the Garden State. But while some diners have been eager to get back inside, many have gotten out of the habit, and some still eye gathering maskless indoors with trepidation.

To woo diners back, some restaurants are turning to enhanced outdoor spaces, live entertainment and good old-fashioned fun.

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Child's Play: Fulop's Son Gives to New Playground at Audobon Park

JERSEY CITY, NJ - About an hour before the official ribbon cutting of the new playground at Audubon Park in Jersey City on Saturday Mayor Steven Fulop arrived with his two and half year-old son, Jaxon.

Along with a few neighborhood kids, Jaxon made his way through the assortment of slides and other features trailed by Fulop, who – even in his remarkable physical shape – barely kept ...

Bike Safety the Focus of Kids Ride Through Jersey City Streets

JERSEY CITY, NJ - With a ready, set, go, Mayor Steven Fulop helped launch this year’s Jersey City Kids Bike Ride from in front of City Hall on Saturday.

Established in 2020, the now annual event was designed to not just to highlight the protective bicycle lanes that the city has been aggressively installing, but also to educate the kids at an early age in safe riding.

Working with ...

Single Stall Bathrooms in Jersey City Would be Gender Neutral Under Solomon Ordinance

June 11, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - James Solomon will introduce an ordinance to make all single-stall bathrooms gender-neutral at the June 16 Jersey City Council meeting, the Ward E Councilman said in a statement Friday. The effort, he added, is to make Jersey City even more inclusive and welcoming to the LGBTQ+ community. 

Solomon said he hopes to build upon Mayor Steven Fulop’s Executive Order ...

Fulop Budget Proposes Average Tax Cut of $967 for Every Household

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A proposed $620 million calendar year 2021 municipal budget will cut taxes for Jersey City residents by an average reduction of $967 a year for every household, Mayor Steven Fulop announced in a statement Friday. The City Council is expected to vote to introduce the 2021 budget at their next meeting scheduled for June 16. 

Despite the crippling financial implications ...

Student Exposed to 'Ignorant, Racist, Profanity-Laden Diatribes' Files Lawsuit Against Jersey City Schools

June 10, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A Dickinson High School senior identified in court documents as T.W. has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Jersey City Board of Education, school officials, and the teacher.

The lawsuit alleges that on April 28 and 29, 2021, teacher Howard Zlotkin spewed ignorant, racist, profanity-laden diatribes against his students and black people in general—all ...

Local Police Officers Carry 'Flame of Hope' Through Hudson County

June 12, 2021

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - More than 3,000 law enforcement officers took to the streets of their local communities on one of 26 separate routes to help carry the "Flame of Hope" a distance of nearly 750 miles throughout the Garden State to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics New Jersey on Friday.

Delayed last year until October by COVID-19, the 40th annual Torch Run resumed in ...

Jersey City Man Shot Dead Saturday

JERSEY CITY, NJ- A 22-year-old Jersey City man was shot and killed in the area of Stegman Street and Martin Luther King Drive in Jersey City Saturday.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to a report of received a report shots fired just after 10:00 p.m. 

Upon arrival officers located Ahmad McPherson with a gunshot ...

Five Arrested After Hoboken Street Fight in Broad Daylight

HOBOKEN, NJ - A brazen brawl in broad daylight has five individuals facing Riot and other charges, according to Hoboken Police.

Around 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2, Hoboken Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 3rd and Harrison Street on a report of a group of males fighting in the street. Initial reports indicated that one of the males involved was seen with a handgun.

As ...

Jersey City Remembers Those That Gave All

June 1, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - While the unseasonable weather may have caused the turn-out for the Memorial Day services in Pershing Field to be smaller than in past years, the ceremony that included a posting of colors by the color guard of Vietnam Veterans of American, the pledge of allegiance, and the reading of names that allowed visitors to place a rose on the memorial graves, was no less ...

Jersey City Teen Charged with Murder in April Shooting

June 11, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 16-year-old male has been charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of 21-year-old Rodney Wallace who was fatally shot on Wilkinson Avenue in Jersey City on April 13.

The teen, who has been charged as a juvenile, was arrested by members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Gang Intelligence/Violent Crimes Unit inside a store at 245 ...

McKnight Applauds Announced Closure of Women's Correctional Facility, Calls for Further Reform of Prison System

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Calling Governor Phil Murphy's announcement that Edna Mahan Correctional Facility will be closed “welcomed news for all of us who were deeply concerned about the culture of abuse and the deplorable environment the inmates have had to endure,” Assemblywoman Angela McKnight (D-Hudson) added that “the task now is to ensure these women are provided a safe ...

Cunningham Pleads Not Guilty in March Accident

JERSEY CITY, NJ — Although State Sen. Sandra Cunningham did not appear at her first virtual court hearing last week, a plea of not guilty was submitted on her behalf by her attorney Michael Rubas. Rubas said Cunningham would want to be tried in person if the case were to go to trial.

Cunningham has been charged with driving while intoxicated and careless driving resulting in the ...

Hudson County Republicans to Hold Reorganization Tuesday

June 9, 2021

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - The Hudson County Republican Organization will hold their Party reorganization on Tuesday, June 15, Chairman Jose Arango has announced. The event take place at the Boulevard (formerly Scheutzen Park), 3167 John F Kennedy Blvd in North Bergen and begin at 6:00 p.m. 

A vote for party officers, including Chairman, will be held and general party business will be discussed, ...

Jersey City Set Mark Juneteenth, Honor African Culture

June 14, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Paying tribute to the vast cultural contributions made by African and highlighting the emancipation of American Slaves in 1865, Jersey City will hold the African Cultural Arts Family Festival on June 19.

Billed as expressions of art and freedom, the festival will be held at Berry Lane Park, 1000 Garfield Ave. from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and include live entertainment from ...

Tour Historic WWII Aircraft at Trenton-Mercer County Airport this Weekend

EWING, NJ -- Several World War II aircraft will be flying into Trenton-Mercer Airport this week for tourists to view. The CAF AirPower History Tour featuring historic World War II aircraft will provide cockpit tours, flight demonstrations, and rides.  

The event features the B-29 Superfortress FIFI, the most advanced bomber of World War II; the T-6 Texan, legendary ...

Loew's Theater to Host Saturday Fundraiser for COVID Ravaged India

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Called “To India with Love,” a fundraiser is being held at the historic Loew's Theatre to help raise funds to help people deal with COVID-19 crisis in India.

Sponsored by Americans in Jersey City, the event will be held on Saturday, June 12 at 6 p.m. and feature the Bollywood Movie "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge" (DDLJ). The event will also feature ...

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HCCC Construction Management Degree Program, Expanded STEM Programming, and Broadened Community Partnerships are the Focus of the $300K Grant.

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County Community College (HCCC) has been awarded a three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) “New to Advanced Technological Education” grant that will enhance areas of study at the College. The nearly $300,000 grant will support career opportunities for community members leading to a better educated and more skilled workforce for area ...

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Area Residents Get Tax Help Through Felician University Program

RUTHERFORD, NJ - Area residents including senior citizens, low-income residents, persons with disabilities, and taxpayers with limited English-speaking skills had access to free tax assistance thanks to Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program once again hosted by Felician University 

Felician, under the leadership of Professor Joseph Lizza has participated in the nation-wide ...

Felician University Named Military Friendly for 9th Year

RUTHERFORD, NJ - Felician University has received the designation of Military Friendly School by Military Friendly ®, which recognizes educational institutions that strongly support programming for veteran students, or the ninth consecutive year, Felician University received the 2021-2022 Military Friendly status of Silver.

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Hudson County Community College Tuition Freeze Will Remain

June 14, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County Community College’s (HCCC) Trustees tuition freeze will remain in place for a second consecutive year, HCCC President Dr. Chris Reber has announced. The Board of Trustees voted to maintain the current level of tuition and fees with no increases continuing throughout the 2021-22 academic year including this year’s Summer II and Fall semester ...

Dem Chair Leads Pride Flag Raisings Across Hudson County

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - June has long been recognized as LGBTQ Pride Month, partly in honor of the Stonewall riots which took place in Greenwich Village in June 1969.

The protest not only began a major change in policing policies regarding the gay community, but began a national movement that eventually led to establishing of gay rights backed up monumental rulings from the U.S. Supreme ...

Hudson County Officials Ask for Community Input in Stepped Up Fight Against Food Insecurity

JERSEY CITY, NJ - While efforts to combat the health impact of COVID-19 appear to be working, those that have been established to deal with the economic fallout will need more time to take hold, officials have said.

Some of these issues, such as food insecurity, existed well before the deadly virus began its global spread, but gained more attention as the pandemic greatly increased the number ...

Bah Humbug... How One School District Just Stole Christmas, Other Holidays from Calendar

June 13, 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Board of Education voted unanimously to remove the names of all holidays from the school calendar, and plans to simply call everything "Day Off".  The decision shocked those who were left in attendance, after many others had walked out or been asked to leave by security from a raucous public audience that had reached 125 people at one ...

Applicants for a NJ Driver License Can Now Submit an Affidavit in Lieu of Social Security Number or ITIN

TRENTON – Are you in need of a NJ driver license or non-drive ID card but don't have a Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number? No problem. 

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC), as of June 1, 2021, will allow applicants without a Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to submit a sworn affidavit to meet ...

Leasing Now Underway at The James, Luxury Rental Community in Park Ridge

June 14, 2021

Leasing is now underway at The James, a brand-new luxury rental community delivering modern rental residences and a wealth of lifestyle amenities in the charming Bergen County borough of Park Ridge.

Claremont Development announced last week that it has officially debuted the community’s 240 studio, one- and two-bedroom residences to the marketplace and is now offering private in-person ...

30 Court in Downtown Morristown Hits 85% Leased

PCD Development is touting yet another leasing milestone at 30 Court, the boutique four-story luxury rental building in downtown Morristown, NJ.  The collection of just 58 oversized homes has achieved the notable mark of 85% leased, according to the New Providence, N.J.-based developer.

Featuring a mix of 58 two-bedroom and two-bedroom-plus-den homes with expansive living spaces that ...

Clarus Glen Ridge Luxury Rental Community to Open for Leasing in July

JMF Properties announced today that its newest residential community, Clarus Glen Ridge, is nearing completion, with a July grand opening expected.

Located on Baldwin Avenue, just steps from downtown Montclair and NJ TRANSIT’s Bay Street train station, Clarus Glen Ridge will soon deliver a collection of 110 modern rental residences and lavish amenities to the desirable borough of Glen ...

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Opinion: The Pompidou Center is a High Price that our Residents can not Afford

June 13, 2021

The council members of Jersey City need to understand the responsibility they have on their shoulders when it comes to expanding the monies and resources of our residents. I strongly believe arts is the language of culture and diversity, which define the essence of our great city. However, the project of the Pompidou Center in Jersey City is a high price that our residents can not afford, ...

Fire Union President: COVID Couldn't Stop Us From Doing Our Job

New Jersey is opening back up and the firefighters, EMTs, and dispatchers of the NJFMBA could not be happier. While protecting our communities is our job, building the community is our passion, and that has been difficult over the past 15 months.

Like everyone, we were struck by the uncertainty that COVID-19 brought to the municipalities we serve. This was an uncertainty that extended across ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

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Upgrade Your Patio for Under $100

As the weather warms up and we all head outside, you may be envisioning an updated patio space to gather with your friends and family. While some outdoor items can be pricey, many simple updates are budget-friendly while making a big impact. If you’re ready to transform your outdoor space without spending a fortune, here are five of the best ways to get started.

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Celebrate Dad with These 4 Fun Ideas

With Father’s Day fast approaching and the possibility of gatherings and parties becoming more likely in many areas, the time is perfect for a celebration that highlights Dad’s favorites and creates a lasting memory for family and friends. If you’re eager to plan something special, here are four ways to celebrate Dad that your guests won’t soon forget!

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Shop Your Home for Living Room Décor Updates

Planning to host an event includes prepping your spaces - cleaning, decorating, designing - if it’s not in the cards to overhaul your living room décor this year, you don’t have to give up on a new look entirely. Shop your home for items that need a new life in your living room; sometimes, a change of location is all that you need to highlight beloved treasures by pulling them ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

Spa Day at Home: How to Choose the Best Face Mask for Your Skin

More than ever, home skincare routines are the best way to take advantage of spa-quality products to give you clear, glowing, refreshed skin. Face masks are a great addition to any skincare routine, and regular use (2-3 times per week), can make a noticeable impact on your skin’s health. For everything you need to know when choosing a face mask, read on!

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