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Ten Facts About Independence Day You May Not Know

July 3, 2022

UNITED STATES -- Many Americans will celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with backyard BBQs, picnics or a trip to the beach. But did you know that Independence Day was not a paid federal holiday until 1938? (source: ACEI-Global). 

1. Thomas Jefferson was not the only author of The Declaration of Independence
While Thomas Jefferson is often called the “author” ...

Kennedy Dancers To Kick Off Free Summer Performances Around Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, NJ — The Kennedy Dancers, a Jersey City-based non-profit dance organization, are set to begin a series of free performances around the city this summer.

Under the direction of Diane Dragone, there will be four scheduled shows featuring original choreography and professional company performers Dree Dray, Abigail Dias, Kat Reese, Zackary Anderson, Danae Balladares, and Tallia ...

Jersey City 4th of July Celebration: What Time, How to Get There, What you Need to Know

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Those planning on attending Jersey City’s 4th of July featuring Flo Rida and fireworks conducted by Guinness World Record holder, Fireworks by Grucci, are being strongly encouraged to arrive by foot, bike, or public transportation to Exchange Place as parking will be extremely limited and road closures will be in effect.  

New Jersey’s July 4th ...

Here's The Lineup For Jersey City's 'Movies In The Park' Series

JERSEY CITY, NJ — Jersey City has kicked off its free summer “Movies In The Park” series.

Screenings will begin at 7:30 p.m., however check JerseyCityCulture.org for updates on any weather-related cancellations.

The series is part of the “Summer in the City 2022” programs, which are being presented by Mayor Steven Fulop, the Jersey City Municipal Council and ...

Express Yourself: Submit Your Proposal For Central Avenue’s Next Mural

JERSEY CITY, NJ – Have a flair for the creative?

Well, Jersey City’s Central Avenue Special Improvement District (CASID) would love to hear from you.

Through July 29, CASID is seeking proposals for public art displays to be featured along the Heights’ main thoroughfare, Central Avenue.

The annual art installation is part of CASID’s goal of continuing to grow ...

Drum Beat of Freedom Fills Berry Lane Park to Mark Juneteenth

JERSEY CITY, NJ - You could hear the drum beat from every corner of Berry Lane Park, something fundamental, a backbeat to the movement of people from vendor to vendor, something distinct from the announcers talking to kids in the basketball rink or even competing with the DJ’s hip hop music in another corner, a beat the seemed to rise up out of the earth itself, something almost ...

Flo-Rida to Headline Jersey City's Fourth of July Celebration

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Flo Rida, the Florida-born rapper best known for international hits such as "Right Round", "Club Can't Handle Me", "Good Feeling", "Wild Ones", "Whistle", "I Cry", "G.D.F.R." and "My House,” will headline Jersey City's Fourth of July Celebration this year, Mayor Steven Fulop announced ...

Fulop Announced Nearly $900K in Arts Funding

JERSEY CITY, NJ - 89 local artists and arts organizations will share in nearly $900,000 in "critical grant funding," as part of the first disbursement from the Jersey City’s Arts and Culture Trust Fund, Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced on Wednesday. 

“Jersey City’s investment in the arts is an investment in our entire community.  The short- ...

New Jersey Native Ray Liotta Dies at 67

Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," has died.

Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up in Union Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old.

Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the movie "Dangerous Waters."

Last year, he played two roles in the ...

Access JC Fridays Back on June 3

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Art House Productions has announced Access JC Fridays on Friday, June 3 will focus on artists with disabilities.

Described as Jersey City’s premiere quarterly arts festival, the happening will once showcase a variety of happenings including visual art exhibitions, live music, arts classes and studio tours from 20+ artists, businesses, and organizations. Visitors are ...

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

June 30, 2022

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 ...

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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 — ...

Hudson County to Begin Distributing COVID Vaccines to Children 6 Months and Older

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise and the Hudson County Vaccine Task Force have announced that that they will begin distributing COVID-19 vaccines to children ages six months and up on Wednesday. 

Parents can register for an appointment by clicking here. Walk in vaccines will also be available.

“The CDC’s approval of vaccines for children six months and ...

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 ...

Murphy's ANCHOR Program Could Give $2 Billion in Direct Tax Relief to NJ Homeowners, Renters

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy wants New Jersey homeowners and renters to receive nearly $2 billion in direct tax relief this year and in the years moving forward under the newly created Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters (ANCHOR) program.

At a Wednesday press conference flanked by leading lawmakers Senate President Nick Scutari (D-Union) ...

New Jersey Teens Promote Bill to Enable 16-Year-Olds to Vote in Local Elections

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Eric Brekhman and Lucas Zhu, rising seniors at Livingston High School (LHS) and co-presidents of the LHS Democrats Club, are currently collaborating with Westfield Councilman David Contract through a non-partisan initiative called Vote16NJ to add an amendment to the New Jersey State Constitution that will allow 16-and 17-year-olds to vote in local ...

Hudson County Community College to Co-host Free Educational Event on the Cannabis Culture of New Jersey

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 ...

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 ...

4 Undeniably Delicious and Healthy Single-Serving Recipes

Whether you’re late for work and rushing out the door, packing a lunch for the day to come, or making dinner after a long day at work, you don’t likely want to spend your time cooking a large, complicated meal for just one person. 

But it can be challenging to find recipes that meet your desired cooking time and sound appealing. Thankfully, there are recipes that will nourish ...

Former Felician Baseball Players Signed Professionally

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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...