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Creating NJ’s Premier Academic Medical Center

"Today, we were notified that the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) is going to file an administrative complaint and has authorized a suit in federal court to block our proposed transaction that would have enabled us to build the first premier academic medical center in New Jersey to increase services and provide better access to such care for New Jersey residents.  We are incredibly disappointed by these FTC actions against our proposed transaction, which has received full approval from New Jersey’s Attorney General ...

HCCC Update

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County Community College (HCCC) and Cannademix will co-host a daylong special event, “The Cannabis Culture of New Jersey: A Community Cannabis Conversation.” The FREE event will take place Thursday, June 23, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the HCCC Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street, Jersey City – just two blocks from the Journal Square PATH Transportation Center. HCCC President, Dr. Christopher Reber, and Cannademix Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Josh Alb, will deliver ...

HCIA Corner

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Each Earth Day, we are reminded to take part in activities and habits to protect the environment and make the world around us a healthier place! To protect and preserve our environment beyond Earth Day, we must build a sustainable movement that invests in our planet and future. This movement will require all hands-on deck, including our neighbors, young adults, government and businesses to come together to plan for our future while also preserving the present. The time is now to take collective action to invest time, money ...

Healthy In Hudson

When you think of a classic American summer, three things come to mind—the Fourth of July, swimming pools, and, of course, barbecues. There are hundreds of different kinds of meat to cook (even more vegetarian alternatives) and thousands of recipes you can create from the comfort of your own grill. But, this beloved tradition is particularly partial to high-calorie, meaty foods—believe it or not, there is a way to have your meat and eat it, too! That's right. There are dozens of mouth-watering recipes that are fantastic for ...

Lens into NJ

As the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season gets underway this month, all New Jerseyans should be prepared to face stronger and potentially more devastating storms. But, for people with a physical, sensory or developmental disability, the risks can be even greater.  It's not hard to imagine how another storm like Hurricane Ida, which flooded homes and streets across parts of our state last year, could threaten the safety of someone with a disability. How would a wheelchair user be able to safely navigate an inundated roadway? How can a ...

McQueeny on New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades.  It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 billion budget for the next fiscal year starting July 1.  That will come to a brutish end very quickly, and a very politically precarious 17-month ...

NJ Family Law Updates

If you’re thinking about filing for divorce sometime this month, you’re not alone. As a New Jersey family law attorney, my calendar fills up quickly with initial consultations in January. Studies actually confirm that couples decide to take the first steps towards divorce at the start of the year for particular reasons. First, they’ve gone through the motions of attempting to celebrate the holidays together at least one last time. Secondly, the new year offers the opportunity to end the old and begin the new. As far as ...

The Felician Way

RUTHERFORD, NJ - The contingent of former Felician University baseball players in the professional ranks grew by two during Memorial Day weekend. Pitchers Michael Gutierrez, a right-hander, and lefty Darwin Matos signed independent pro contracts and made their professional debuts shortly thereafter. Gutierrez and Matos were both members of the 2022 Golden Falcons and are 2022 graduates of Felician. Both men are local products and are currently toiling professionally in-state. Gutierrez, a native of Garfield, signed with the High Point ...

Your Mortgage Matters

There’s a lot of talk these days surrounding inflation and interest rates. Regardless of where things head, mortgage rates are still near historic lows, and despite any possible increase in 2022, they are expected to remain there. If you’ve been thinking about refinancing your mortgage and aren’t sure what to do, now could be a great time to take the next step. Your home is most likely sitting on untapped equity due to skyrocketing home prices in New Jersey and across the country. Your equity is the difference between your ...

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Hudson County Schools of Technology Hosts Industry Partner Breakfast

July 2, 2022

SECAUCUS, NJ – Hudson County Schools of Technology held its 2022 Industry Partner Breakfast on Tuesday at the Frank J. Gargiulo Campus to recognize the invaluable educational and professional contributions made by HCST’s many industry partners throughout the state. The event also provided an opportunity for partners to network with each other, as well as with teachers and staff who ...

NJ Transit Will Conduct Redesign Of Hudson County Bus Network

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — NJ Transit will soon begin examining COVID-19’s impact on local bus networks in Hudson County and what changes can be made to improve those services, the statewide transit agency recently announced.

The project — which is being funded through a $514,045 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration — ...

South Jersey Man Admits Selling Fake COVID Cleansers

June 22, 2022

CAMDEN, NJ — A South Jersey businessman pleaded guilty to selling pesticide-laced disinfectant wipes and liquid sanitizers to federal agencies, municipalities and others, falsely promising they would kill the coronavirus.

Maple Shade businessman Paul Andrecola, 63, admitted his role in a year-long scheme before U.S. District Court Judge Robert B. Kugler on Thursday in a Camden federal ...

5 Healthy Recipes for Your Backyard Barbecue

When you think of a classic American summer, three things come to mind—the Fourth of July, swimming pools, and, of course, barbecues. There are hundreds of different kinds of meat to cook (even more vegetarian alternatives) and thousands of recipes you can create from the comfort of your own grill.

But, this beloved tradition is particularly partial to high-calorie, meaty ...

How to Start Working Out: A Guide for Fitness Beginners

So you’re ready to start working out. Congrats! You’ve officially taken the first step to creating a happier and healthier life for yourself. If you’re wondering where to go from here, we’ve listed five of the most frequently asked fitness questions (and their answers) to help you get started.

Do I Need to Work Out Every Day?

If your goal is to lose weight and get ...

Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, July 9, 11:00 AM

Liberty State Park, Jersey City

JCPD Memorial Walk

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Tue, July 12, 7:00 PM

Hoboken

Party With Purpose Annual 5k and After Party

Garden Savings FCU Partners with Local Radio Station to Support Habitat for Humanity

July 1, 2022

Garden Savings Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey with branches in Newark, Dover and South Orange, is helping to build homes for local communities in the surrounding areas. The credit union has partnered with WDHA FM (105.5 FM) to help support Habitat for Humanity and build homes for people in need.  

“We love supporting Habitat for Humanity and the great ...

Empower The Village Celebrates Juneteenth, Black Artists and Economic Empowerment at 4th Annual ‘For The Love of Art’ Show

MORRISTOWN, NJ – The second annual Juneteenth federal holiday weekend was celebrated in spectacular fashion, as Empower The Village Inc, a New Jersey-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, showcased Black excellence in the arts and hosted over 200 attendees at their annual For The Love of Art: A Juneteenth Celebration of Justice & Joy, an art show and fundraiser at the ...

Liberty State Park: Protect a National Treasure

July 6, 2022

Dear Editor,

Liberty State Park is a national treasure, a piece of our country’s history that we must protect for the enjoyment of current and future generations.

Public, green space is integral for our communities, especially in urban areas where parks are scarce. Liberty State Park is a celebrated environment for Jersey City and all of Hudson County where children, families, ...