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Jersey City Teachers Prepared to Give Blood to Help Others

June 15, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A blood drive in honor of Jersey City Board of Education President Mussab Ali, who announced earlier this year that was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin Lymphoma, will be held on Thursday, June 17 at 1600 Kennedy Boulevard. The event, being sponsored by the Jersey City Education Association (JCEA), is by appointment only and will take place from noon until 5:00 p.m.

Ali, ...

Jersey City Kids Bike Ride Set for Saturday

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Bringing together kids and families, the Jersey City Kids Bike Ride is set for this Saturday, June 12.

The self-directed ride is designed to help families explore the city's protected bike lanes and will feature a scavenger hunt and pop up tents along the route where city and county agencies, as well as local bicycle shops, will offer information, safety tips and ...

Power Outages Hit Jersey City, Bayonne Wednesday

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A downed power pole followed by a manhole fire caused large swaths of Jersey City’s Eastside and Greenville neighborhoods to lose power in two separate incidents Wednesday.

The first outage hit at about 3:00 p.m. and also knocked out traffic lights along the Route 440 as well as power in shopping centers in the area.  A few hours later, a larger outage, which also ...

Jersey City 4th of July Celebration to Celebrate Nation's Birthday, Independence from COVID

JERSEY CITY, NJ - New Jersey’s largest fireworks display will return to the Jersey City waterfront this Fourth of July with Fireworks by Grucci, Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced. Following recent years of historic crowds with A-list celebrities, the annual Independence Day celebrations were canceled in 2020 to protect the community amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

While this year’s ...

Whole Spectrum Autism Foundation to Celebrate Parents and Caregivers

JERSEY CITY, NJ - While the pages of the calendar have turned twice since April, Jersey City officials, business leaders, and advocates haven’t let the passing of Autism Awareness Month slow down their efforts to support children and families impacted by spectrum related disorders.

On Saturday, June 12, the Whole Spectrum Autism Foundation, with the support of Jersey City and its ...

NJBPU and DCA Announce “Utility Assistance Week”

Trenton, N.J.—May 18, 2021—The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) and the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) today announced that May 17-21 is “Utility Assistance Week,” dedicated to increasing residents’ awareness of the various programs available to support those who have fallen behind on their utility bills and may be newly eligible for financial ...

Pershing Pool Open, City Offices Continues COVID Safety Protocols

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Pershing Pool, offering exercise and fun all year long, is open with limited capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions. Social distancing & face coverings are required when not in the water. Click here to learn more about the facility, including swim lessons. 

Additionally, while the City has resumed normal operations, officials say they are taking the ...

Weekend Closure of Pulaski Skyway May Cause Delays to and from Hoboken, Jersey City

TRENTON, NJ – Traffic into and out of Hoboken and Jersey City might be disrupted this weekend thanks to the full closure of the Pulaski Skyway for construction, New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) have announced. The concrete work is part of the rehabilitation of the historic 88-year-old bridge. In addition with the full closure, the Department will be doing various maintenance ...

Friends, Officials Mourn Loss of 'Walking City Hall'

JERSEY CITY, NJ - For decades, people traveling in or through Jersey City only knew Jimmy King from the huge billboard his civic association had posted on the corner of Summit Avenue and Route 139 just north of Journal Square.

People in the community, however, knew him better since his organization was widely recognized for serving Thanksgiving dinners to the needy – a tradition ...

Ruptured Line Causes Most of Jersey City to Lose Water Service

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Most of Jersey City is without water due to a ruptured line from the Boonton Reservoir.  

Mayor Steven Fulop said one of workers on a state construction project ruptured the 36-inch line and that crews are being mobilized to fix it. 

An area on Route 7 approaching Charlotte Circle is experiencing flooding from the damaged line.


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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 ...

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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 ...


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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 ...