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Hudson Pride Center Announces the Appointment of Elizabeth Schedl as Executive Director

July 8, 2020

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Longtime Hudson Pride Center (HPC) staff member Elizabeth Schedl has been named as the organization’s new Executive Director, a statement announced Wednesday.

According to Obsetee Korme, Board Chair for the Hudson Pride Center, “Elizabeth has been a shining star and along with her team has proven their commitment and love for the work they do for the LGBTQ+ ...

Warplanes to Conduct Flyover Along the Hudson River on July 4th

HOBOKEN - The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has announced the scheduled July 4th flyover of New York City and the Hudson River, as part of its "salute to the Great Cities of the American Revolution."

Reportedly led by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the flyover will also consist of F-15 and F-22 fighters U.S. Marine Corps F-35 fighters, as well as USAF B-1, B-2, and B-52 ...

NJ Lottery: Beware of Fraudulent Promises of Winnings

TRENTON, NJ  – New Jersey Lottery officials issued an alert Monday after recent reports of alleged lottery scams cropping up over the past weeks in social media posts. The agency cautioned players to beware of any social media postings, emails or telephone calls from anyone promising lottery winnings, asking for money or offering to share money from lottery prizes ...

Macy's to Launch Unannounced Fireworks Across NYC Starting Monday

HOBOKEN - Guessing they didn't get the memo...

Macy's, the New York City-based retail giant, have announced that they will be launching spontaneous fireworks displays across the City starting Monday, and continuing all week long leading up to the mega display on Saturday, July 4.

"From Monday, June 29 through Saturday, July 4, Macy’s Fireworks displays will launch ...

Fulop Declares Juneteenth City Holiday, Bayonne Celebrates with Flag Raising

JERSEY CITY and BAYONNE, NJ -  In an effort to celebrate the day when all slaves were declared free at the end of the American Civil War, Mayor Steven Fulop issued an executive order Wednesday declaring Juneteenth as an official city holiday.

City employees will be paid for the day even though city offices are closed.

This holiday will be an annual event in Jersey City and could become ...

Hoboken & Jersey City Announce Partnership to Create Combined Bike Share Program

JERSEY CITY - Good neighbors share. That's the message coming out of Hoboken and Jersey City today, after years of head-scratching over the two cities incompatible bike share programs.

Hoboken Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla and Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop are currently peddling/pedaling a plan for a combined bike share program that would make two-wheeled transit between the adjacent Hudson County ...

Weekend WTC PATH Service Returns Six Months Ahead of Schedule

NEW YORK - The Port Authority of NY & NJ have announced that weekend service on the World Trade Center PATH train lines will return to full capacity after repairing damage from Superstorm Sandy. The restoration of train service under the Hudson River on weekends comes six months ahead of PATH's original estimates.

“In this time of COVID-19, too much is uncertain,” said ...

Street Sweeping, Parking Enforcement Return to Hoboken & Jersey City

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — After on-and-off enforcement of parking regulations and street sweeping amid the COVID-19 quarantine, both Hoboken and Jersey City have returned to their regular schedule.

"As a reminder, street sweeping regulations resume on Monday for the week of May 18," said the City of Hoboken, via a statement. "Street sweepers will be cleaning Hoboken streets of ...

Hoboken to Reopen City Parks Friday; Social Distancing Required

HOBOKEN, NJ—Officials in Hoboken have announced a gradual re-opening of City parks, beginning on Friday.

“Based on the recent data demonstrating a downward trend in new, confirmed cases in Hoboken, and the important benefits of outdoor activities on mental health, we are moving forward with the first phase of a gradual parks re-opening,” said Mayor Ravi Bhalla.

The parks ...

Service Disrupted Citywide Following Massive Water Main Break

JERSEY CITY, NJ - SUEZ North Jersey is reporting a massive water main break that has disrupted Jersey City water service Tuesday. According to the utility, a contractor hit the 36″ water main on Route 7. Repairs are reportedly underway.

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MVC Deadlines Extended, Customers Asked Not to Blame Staff

July 11, 2020

NEW JERSEY — While asking New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) customers not to crowd or hunker down overnight at local agencies, Gov. Phil Murphy outlined a set of extensions Friday during his coronavirus briefing in Trenton.

Expiration dates have been lengthened for driver’s licenses, non-driver identification, vehicle registrations, inspections, and temporary tags. Any ...

Top State Lawmakers Support Effort to Amend County Legislator Titles

NEW JERSEY — Removing “freeholder” from New Jersey’s 21 county legislative boards will mean the country’s full eradication of the title — which has been called confusing, insensitive and racist.

The inspiration for the change came from Union County Freeholder Angela Garretson, who broached the subject with Gov. Phil Murphy and State Senate President Stephen ...

FAY IT AIN'T SO: Tropical Storm Warning as System Set to Hit New Jersey Friday

MIAMI - The National Hurricane Center has just issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Cape May, New Jersey through Watch Hill, Rhode Island, as thunderstorms off the Carolinas have developed into an organized system. On Friday, coastal areas are facing anywhere from 3-5 inches of rainfall and winds upwards of 45 miles per hour.

"One of the main threats associated with Tropical Storm Fay will ...

2020 General Election Policies

July 8, 2020

TAPinto is a network of more than 80 award-winning objective online local news sites. While we accept Letters to the Editor, we do not have an Editorial Page and do not provide our opinion on any elections or issues.  We do not endorse candidates.

Like hardcopy newspaper, television, radio and other media, TAPinto provides opportunities for candidates to advertise.  Such advertising ...

Rising Tide Capital Expands Partnerships to Support the Recovery of Black Businesses and Other Historically Underserved Entrepreneurs in New Jersey

Recently, Rising Tide Capital (Rising Tide), a national nonprofit headquartered in New Jersey, was selected as one of PayPal’s Nonprofit Community Partners to distribute a portion of its $5 million small business grant program. PayPal’s $5 million fund is part of a larger $530 million commitment to provide immediate financial relief, sustained support, and long-term investment to ...

First Move-Ins Underway at BeLa in Jersey City's Bergen-Lafayette

The first residents have begun moving into BeLa, a new luxury rental building located in Jersey City’s Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood. The exciting milestone follows the successful launch of leasing at BeLa through 3D virtual tours which are now complemented by in-person presentations by appointment only.

Located at 74 Maple Street, BeLa is quickly drawing renters from both sides of ...

LIUNA Laborers Local 3 Endorse Representative Albio Sires

July 7, 2020

Paul Roldan, Business Management, LIUNA Laborers Local 3, offered the following endorsement of US Representative Albio Sires:

The men and women of LIUNA Laborers Local 3 are proud to endorse the reelection of Representative Albio Sires. Throughout his career as an elected official, first as a mayor, then as Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly, and now, serving in the US House of ...

The Voice of a Poet: To Those Leaving Elementary School in June 2020

I imagine that, for some of you, being graduated by your elementary school doesn’t feel like much at all—just another day in your house, trying to stay out of your parents’ way while they dutifully work from their makeshift home offices.

But you’d be wrong to think that this isn’t much at all. This is a momentous occasion. You have done what no generation of ...