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Why the Flu Shot Is More Important Than Ever. Check it off your list.

Between social distancing and mask wearing, we have been taking the necessary precautions to safeguard our health. But there’s one more important item that should be on our to-do lists. It’s the annual flu vaccination, and this year, it’s more important than ever.

The flu and COVID-19 are both highly contagious respiratory illnesses. Although they’re caused by different ...

Hudson County Partnership with Non-Profit Lender Offers No Interest Pandemic Relief Loans

September 23, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Small business and non-profits across Hudson County will now have the opportunity to avail of interest free loans of up to $75,000 thanks to a $100,000 grant the Hudson County Economic Development Corporation (HCEDC) committed to New Jersey Community Capital (NJCC) to help buy down interest rates for the Garden State Relief Fund.  

The HCEDC grant will ...

NJ’s COVID Outbreak on Upswing ‘In Large Part’ Due to Ocean County, Says Murphy

September 29, 2020

NEW JERSEY — The front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in New Jersey appears to now be in Ocean County, which has made up 28% of the state's 3,660 new cases over the last six days. 

Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said Monday that a “hotspot team” will soon increase testing capacity in the Jersey Shore county and the state will deploy 20 contact ...

Murphy Blasts Republicans’ ‘Blatant Power Grab’ in Rushing to Replace Ginsburg

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday said Republican lawmakers are displaying “rank hypocrisy” in looking to “ram a nominee” for the seat left vacant by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with less than seven weeks to go before Election Day 2020.

Three days after Ginsburg’s death, Murphy — a Democrat — called out U.S. Senate Republicans ...

State Lawmaker Calling for Flu Vaccines for All Students in School, Child Care and Higher Ed

TRENTON, NJ – With the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, many health care experts are raising concerns about the impact of the upcoming flu season. Since patients may experience the same symptoms for the common flu and the coronavirus it can make it difficult to differentiate between them.

State lawmaker Assemblyman Herb Conaway (D-Burlington) wants to protect ...

Commercial District Services Welcomes Danielle Russell as Creative Placemaking and Communications Manager

September 30, 2020

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Commercial District Services (CDS) is pleased to announce that Danielle Russell has joined the firm in the newly created position of creative Placemaking and Communications Manager within the Jersey City office.

Ms. Russell will anchor the company’s placemaking and place management activities focusing on the design and implementation of supplemental seating ...

Freeholder Bill O'Dea Endorses The Education Matters Team

The Education Matters team is proud to announce that it has received an endorsement from Hudson County Freeholder Bill O'Dea.

"Our team is thrilled to receive an endorsement from someone like Freeholder O'Dea. His lifelong career and track record speaks for itself and the fact that he has been a staunch advocate for unions and what they stand for as well as someone ...

Help the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority Plan for the Future

How do you see yourself traveling in the future? Would you use a self-driving car? Are there regional transportation projects that you think should be prioritized for funding? 

These are some of the questions the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) is asking the public as it drafts its next long-range transportation plan, Plan 2050: Transportation, People, Opportunity.

Plant Trees Now for Decades of Shade and Beauty

September 20, 2020

Cooler temperatures and warm soil make fall a great time to add trees to your landscape. Make the most of this investment of money and time and give your tree its best chance at survival with proper planting and care.

Select a tree suited to the growing conditions, your landscape design and available space. Make sure it tolerates the sunlight, soil and temperature extremes. Check the tag for ...

Paterson Will Pilot Guaranteed Income

“I'm now convinced that the simplest approach will prove to be the most effective — the solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a now widely discussed measure: the guaranteed income.”

- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In June 2020, a coalition of mayors founded Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI) to advocate for direct, recurring cash payments to everyday ...