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Active Aging

Getting outside to work in the garden is a wonderful way to be physically active and soak up some natural vitamin D from the sun. If you haven’t planted anything yet or you’re aiming to increase your harvest, don’t worry. There are lots of nutrient-rich vegetables, herbs, and gorgeous flowers you can still plant in June. Here’s a list to help you get growing!   USDA Gardening Zones The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Plant Hardiness Zone Map splits the U.S. into different gardening zones ...

HCCC Update

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 businesses. The “Strengthening Community College and Workforce Partnership” project will expand the College’s Science, Technology, ...

HCIA Corner

Summer is here, and for those with a green thumb, gardens are ready to start blooming! For those of us that haven't quite gotten started, it's not too late to get growing!  Why Plant a Garden? Why not? Planting a garden can enhance your home by increasing the green space and makes for a rewarding experience. With some effort, some water and the right weather, you can enjoy such benefits as flowers in bloom or vegetables and fruits to enjoy. Planting, from an in-ground garden to containers on the balcony, provides serious ...

Home Sweet Home

If you’re daydreaming about the burble of a stream over rocks or the spray of a waterfall right in your backyard, we’ve put together a selection of outdoor water feature ideas to help you make your dream come true! While water features may sound expensive or out of reach, there are tons of great do-it-yourself options for everything from flower pot fountains to ponds and waterfalls. Take a look at these DIY water feature ideas that add tranquility and sophistication to your outdoor space.   Bamboo Water ...

NJ Family Law Updates

Whether you’re the parent making child support payments or receiving them, you may have concerns. Do child support obligations automatically end when your child turns 18? As a New Jersey family law attorney, people ask me questions about this particular issue regularly. Many confuse the ability to vote or make other important decisions – with emancipation. Child support obligations terminate based on the date of your child’s emancipation from you. This comes at different times according to New Jersey law – and ...

The Entertainer

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these décor elements into your home this season. New Dishes These citrus plates and bowls are a great addition to your entertainment décor ...

The Felician Way

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 program, an initiative by the Internal Revenue Service, since 2011 with about 125 to 150 taxpayers being helped this tax season. “The VITA program ...

Women's Wellness

In general, the bold colors found in fruits indicate a large concentration of antioxidants. These vitamins and compounds perform many different functions within the body, but all antioxidants help reduce “free radicals,” or potentially harmful atoms that interfere with normal cell functioning in our bodies. Eating a variety of colors through fruits will help ensure that you’re adding a mix of these antioxidants to your diet, promoting good overall health. If you’re looking for ways to increase your intake of specific ...

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Want a Greener Hudson County? Let's Get Growing

Summer is here, and for those with a green thumb, gardens are ready to start blooming! For those of us that haven't quite gotten started, it's not too late to get growing! 

Why Plant a Garden?

Why not? Planting a garden can enhance your home by increasing the green space and makes for a rewarding experience. With some effort, some water and the right weather, you can enjoy such ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Formal Utility Moratorium Ends July 1st; Grace Period Will Run Through Dec. 31

June 15, 2021

TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order ending the moratorium on utility shutoffs as of July 1, 2021. However, a grace period will run through December 31 which will protect customers facing shutoffs, he said on Monday.

"This grace period is for customers to enroll in payment assistance plans, and this is something that we’re taking very ...

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

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 ...

Art House Productions Announces New Board Leadership

June 15, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Art House Productions, Jersey City’s home for the performing and visual arts for the past 20 years, has announced a transition of the leadership of its board of trustees. David Gibson, current board president, will be stepping down on June 13th, 2021 after ten years on the board and seven years as President. The board has unanimously appointed Robinson Holloway to succeed ...

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

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 ...

Obituaries

Oct 23, 1950 - Jan 30, 2021
Robert “Bob” W.  Betz of New Providence, NJ passed away in the early hours on ...
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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 ...

From Ponds to Waterfalls: Outdoor Water Features You Can DIY

If you’re daydreaming about the burble of a stream over rocks or the spray of a waterfall right in your backyard, we’ve put together a selection of outdoor water feature ideas to help you make your dream come true!

While water features may sound expensive or out of reach, there are tons of great do-it-yourself options for everything from flower pot fountains to ponds and ...

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.

Assess and Adjust Sprinkler Heads
The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the ...

Citrus, Coral, and Florals: Summer from the Inside Out

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these ...

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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Eat the Rainbow: Why Fruits of Every Color Belong on Your Plate

In general, the bold colors found in fruits indicate a large concentration of antioxidants. These vitamins and compounds perform many different functions within the body, but all antioxidants help reduce “free radicals,” or potentially harmful atoms that interfere with normal cell functioning in our bodies. Eating a variety of colors through fruits will help ensure that you’re ...

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 ...