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August 19, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ — A 22-year-old Jersey City man is facing charges after authorities say he carjacked a couple at gunpoint while they waited outside a restaurant in Elizabeth for food. In addition to first-degree carjacking, robbery and conspiracy charges, Rahmel Belle was charged with weapons ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Amy DeGise will not resign from her position, the embattled Jersey City councilwoman said at the conclusion of a marathon public speaking session that lasted more than four hours during the Wednesday meeting of the Jersey City Municipal Council. While there were a number of ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - The family of former county employee and well-known local photographer Richard McCormack has established an Endowment Fund in honor of him with the Hudson County Community College. A perpetual scholarship will be awarded to a Jersey City resident majoring in Political Science or ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 28-year-old Jersey City man has been sentenced to 28 years in New Jersey State Prison after pleading guilty to the August 8, 2020 stabbing death of his roommate, Yuting Ge, 23. Ge was a student at Stevens Institute of Technology while Tong Cheng, 28, was an alumnus of Stevens ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - An investigation into the death of Anthony Passero, 51, Bayonne, is continuing after a 40-year-old Union City man was arrested August 4 in connection to the incident.  Robert Stevens, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced, has been charged with Aggravated Assault and ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Puerto Ricans have long played a significant role in the cultural life and business community in Jersey City. To help celebrate that tradition, Jersey City will hold its 62nd annual Puerto Rican Day parade starting at noon at Lincoln Park on Aug. 21. The annual Puerto Rican ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Earth Keepers is seeking volunteers to help maintain Liberty State Park at an event on Saturday, Aug. 20. Volunteers are needed to support various gardening projects including weeding, mulching, clean-up, removing invasive botanical species and planting. Volunteers are asked ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy was at Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Wednesday to announce the launch of the New Jersey Pay It Forward Program – a first of its kind workforce development program that furthers what Murphy has called his ongoing commitment to helping residents obtain ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — A Jersey Cash 5 ticket worth $221,697 was purchased at a store in Jersey City. According to state lottery officials, the ticket — which matched all five numbers drawn in the Friday, Aug. 12 drawing — was sold at Joy Market, 356 Westside Avenue. Friday’s winning numbers were ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — As part of a nationwide crackdown on child sex trafficking, the FBI, along with state and local authorities, tracked down five adolescent victims from North Jersey. Altogether, the FBI identified and located 84 minor victims of child sex trafficking and child sexual ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - La Festa Italiana Jersey City isn’t the same festival that it was when it started more than 119 years ago, but it is extremely popular. “We’ve had more people come to the festival this year than in history,” said organizer Nick Grillo who once again oversaw the festivities that ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Candidates on the Education Matters ticket and backed by the Jersey City Education Association, got top spots on this year’s Board of Education ballot in Jersey City. Ballot positions for November elections were selected at the Hudson County Clerk’s Office on Aug.

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — As Jersey City continues efforts to become one of the most innovative cities in the country, the administration wants to make sure it has a team in place that’s up for the job. Created in May, the Department of Infrastructure is responsible for the planning, design and ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — A 24-year-old Jersey City man was sentenced to 30 years in state prison for his role in the 2018 shooting death of a Bayonne resident. As part of the sentence handed down Friday by Judge Angelo Servidio, James Crawford will not be eligible for parole for 30 years, according to ...

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CHICAGO, IL -- Kraft Heinz has announced a voluntary recall of approximately 5,760 cases of Capri Sun Wild Cherry Flavored Juice Drink Blend beverages after cleaning solution was found in a factory's production line. On Friday the company said that the issue was discovered after they received ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ —The city’s Movies in the Park series continues this week with “Respect” at Berry Lane Park on Tuesday, "Tinkerbell" at Boyd McGuiness Park on Thursday and “Encanto” at Sgt. Anthony Park on Friday. Screenings will begin at 7:30 p.m., however check JerseyCityCulture.org for ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - When Tom DeGise won a special election for Hudson County Executive in 2002, he never expected it to be a job he would hold for 20 years. On Monday, in an exclusive interview with TAPinto, DeGise said it was time for him to let somebody else take the reins, announcing he will ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order Monday lifting requirements that school employees, child care workers and state employees who aren't vaccinated against COVID-19 must undergo regular testing. Executive Order 302 applies to school districts and child care settings ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Throughout the summer the Jersey City Department of Public Works Division of Recycling has hosted several workshops throughout Jersey City to educate local youth on the importance of recycling and composting. The goal was to provide the campers with the building blocks of ...

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TEWKSBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ — Former Governors of New Jersey have a tendency to mimic what General Douglas MacArthur said in his farewell address, that “old soldiers never die, they just fade away.” The New Jersey State Constitution doesn’t allow Governors to be elected forever, limiting them to ...

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North River Sing Community Chorus is offering up to five free memberships this fall,  aided by the Jersey City Arts and Culture Trust Fund, which awarded a grant to the choir in June. Founded in 2014, the group that performs throughout metropolitan Jersey City in venues including churches, ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A laundry detergent giveaway will be held on September 10 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Berry Lane Park. The event, hosted by City Council President Joyce Watterman, is a collaboration between the City of Jersey City and Connecting Champions of Change Foundation.  Cleaning products ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The secret to good pizza, Russell Basile told TAPinto Jersey City, is the ingredients used to make it. For Basile, a longtime pizza making pro, this means the freshest cheese, Fontanella Tomatoes, and live yeast for the dough. However, what really sets Basile’s recipe, which he ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- New Jersey State Troopers assigned to Troop "C" Hamilton Station are being credited with rescuing three puppies after responding to a complaint. The puppies had wandered off into the woods and fallen down an irrigation ditch about 10 feet underground.  In a social media post ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Northern New Jersey’s premiere coworking community and boutique office building, Mission 50, will hold its monthly “Coffee Talk” Speaker Series event on Wednesday, August 31. This free community event will take place from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at 50 Harrison Street in Hoboken. Featured ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hudson County Community College (HCCC) hosted a White Coat ceremony, a rite of passage that marked the graduation of the 13 students with the college’s associate degree in Radiography, on August 11. The ritual is often held by schools offering programs in medicine and other ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey has announced five new monkeypox vaccination sites in Hudson, Middlesex, Morris and Passaic counties. The locations are for residents without a confirmed exposure who think they may have been exposed or are at a high risk for having been exposed to the virus. There are ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - An alleged car thief who crashed into a home near the Garden State Parkway in Paramus and then fled on foot was arrested August 8. Javon Reaves, 29, of Jersey City, was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle. On Monday, August 8 at approximately 7:09 p.m., the Paramus ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ- Ballot positions for November’s board of election races will be selected at the Hudson County Clerk’s office at 3 p.m. on Aug. 15. In Bayonne, independent candidate Jahnbaz Almas will be running for a three-year term on the board of education on a ticket called “Education is ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Seven members of the Jersey City Municipal Council are co-sponsoring a resolution opposing the New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s proposal to widen the NJ Turnpike through Jersey City to the Holland Tunnel, a statement announced on Thursday. NJTA’s plan has faced growing ...

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