Jersey City Top Stories

October 29, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy declared Thursday that he’s “back on the field” and ready to resume in-person events after a self-imposed quarantine. The surge of COVID-19 cases, however, also appears to be back. In his COVID-19 media briefing, Murphy all but declared that the long-anticipated ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - A man driving around Hoboken just before 1:00 a.m. without headlights was taken off the streets by police without incident. At 12:50 a.m. on October 27, Officer Brandon Fitzgibbons and Officer Harold Milne responded to the area of 4th and Willow Avenue after being called about an ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Always in search of a middle ground Mayor Steven Fulop has said his continued intention is to restructure the Jersey City Police Department for greater performance, not defund it.  “In Jersey City it’s been about concrete steps,” Fulop said in a tweet. “We looked for ways that ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A $295,263 grant by the Kresge Foundation, one of just 25 awarded across the county, will allow the Jersey City Health Department to continue efforts to address the impact of COVID-19 while addressing racial injustice and inequity. “It’s been a very tough year and of course we ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Brian Platt, business administrator in Jersey City since 2018, will be moving on to take up a similar position in Kansas City. While the move comes as something of a surprise to many, Mayor Steven Fulop confirmed the move saying that “I’m very happy for Brian Platt being as he ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ – Autumn foliage may be at or past peak here in Hudson County, but Jersey City’s deeply rooted commitment to tree planting is a perennial project citywide. With the value of fresh air at a premium these days, that mission has taken on a new significance to a lot of ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ- Retired Jersey City Police Capt. Ed Nestor has been appointed to serve as chief of staff to Hudson County Correctional Facility Director Ron Edwards. Nestor served with the Jersey City Police Department from 1994 until last August, starting out as a beat cop in the West Side of ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The quick actions of Jersey City police officers E. Rivera and C. Zapaleta are drawing the praise of their superior officers and union leadership after the two saved the life of a man who was near death following a suspected drug overdose. According to reports, the two were ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has announced that people utilizing its mass transit hubs will face a fine for not wearing a facemask. "Anyone using Port Authority facilities – including airport terminals, PATH stations and trains, AirTrain stations and trains, and ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Two of the three members of the Education Matters slate of candidates for Jersey City Board of Education now have the endorsement of Jersey City Ward B Councilwoman Mira Prinz-Arey. In a statement issued by the campaign, the westside section representative to the City’s ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - With threats still overshadowing the historic Liberty State Park, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) presented its vision of a restored park interior on October 20. The plan would open 234 acres of the interior, 75 of them becoming saltwater and ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) announced that Jersey City Medical Center has earned 2020 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition as a certified level 9. The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Jersey City Council voted to approve an inclusionary zoning ordinance that some critics claim gave breaks to wealthy developers by a 7-2 vote. Scores of protestors spoke at the remote meeting last week, many of whom read from the same script, trying to derail the ordinance ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Residents of Jersey City may see discolored water running from their taps over the next week, but need not be concerned, city officials said. The discoloring may be the result of ongoing repairs to the Jersey City aqueduct that runs from the Jersey City Waterworks under the ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A family is desperately searching for a donor to help save the life of a young boy with severe kidney disease. "My seven-year-old son, Modak, is in need of a kidney donor," say Nirmesh Kumar. "His kidneys are functioning at 6.5%." Modak, a 2nd Grader at Golden Door Charter ...

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NEW JERSEY — Cutting off indoor dining and mandating that all non-essential businesses close their doors at 8 p.m. are part of the measures that will begin in Newark on Tuesday, after the largest city in New Jersey confirmed more cases Sunday (101 total) than all other Essex County towns ...

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NEW JERSEY — Five days after Gov. Phil Murphy suddenly left a briefing in Camden County over concerns of having the coronavirus, he said this afternoon he has not been symptomatic and tested negative four times since last Monday. First Lady Tammy Murphy, who entered a ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey has submitted a draft of a coronavirus vaccine distribution plan to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Gov. Phil Murphy and other state officials announced Monday during a virtual press briefing.  While a COVID-19 vaccine or therapeutic has not been ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ – Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that residents will have the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs during National Drug Take Back Day Residents can ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - This Friday, October 23 kicks off the Ghost of Uncle Joe’s Show—an annual fundraiser for the Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery. For the past 12 years, the show has raised over $100,000 for the cemetery, which is a historical site in the heart of Jersey City that is ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Six playwrights will take part in the Art-House Production 2020-2021 INKubator Program, the Jersey City-based arts organization announced recently.  Under the tutelage of program director Alex Tobey, playwrights Andrea Coleman, Izzi D’Esposito, Madeline Dennis-Yates, Nathaniel ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ -  Work has finally started in the clearing of 14 acres of vacant land for what will become part of SciTech Scity near Liberty Science Center. In early September, Paul Hoffman, CEO of Liberty Science Center, told the city council that the first phase the technology campus could ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County residents have been warned to remain extra vigilant against become the victims of scams that involved them giving confidential information, such as bank account numbers, over the telephone. According to a statement by Hudson County Tom DeGise, The Division of ...

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BLACKWOOD, NJ — Over 1.6 million people in New Jersey have filed for unemployment benefits since mid-March when the coronavirus pandemic began to ravage the state. Looking to help individuals out of work, as well as employers unable to hire more people due to the financial impact of ...

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BLACKWOOD, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy abruptly left a press briefing Wednesday after learning that an individual with whom he was in close proximity on Saturday has tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus). Murphy, 63, was hosting an outdoor press briefing at the student center of Camden County ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - After more than a decade of seeking to get the Austin, Texas.-based organic mega-retailer to open a store in downtown Jersey City, city officials have cleared the last hurdle and will soon see a Whole Foods opening on the corner of Washington Street and Columbus Drive.  The ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A new traffic bridge that connects downtown Jersey City with Liberty State Park is under construction. The bridge, a project by Jersey City and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, will connect Jersey Avenue to Phillip Street and moderate traffic that uses downtown streets as a ...

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Stefan Balan, MD is the director of Oncology Services at Jersey City Medical Center. He is board certified in medical oncology and internal medicine. We sat down with Dr. Balan for a one-on-one discussion about his background, why he chose to practice at JCMC and what he sees for the future of ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Envisioned for years as a possible park-like setting similar to New York City’s High Line, the Sixth Street Embankment -- an abandoned freight rail line in Jersey City – may become part of a larger network extending into Essex County as part of the state’s Greenway program. The ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Former New Jersey State Senator Ray Lesniak will square off with New Jersey State Senator Mike Testa in a Presidential debate hosted by the New Jersey Jewish Business Alliance Tuesday. Both men, standing in for their Party's Presidential candidate, will be asked questions ...

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