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Jersey City Crossing Guards Agree to Contract Through 2026

June 30, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - After a five-year impasse, Jersey City school crossing guards have ratified a tentative contract.

The 102 crossing guards voted in favor of a contract that will give them an immediate $1 an hour raise, bringing their hourly salary up to $18. They will also receive retroactive raises going back to 2017

The contract will run until 2026 with a salary increase each year ...

WIth NJCU Facing Financial Emergency Sue Henderson Resigns as President of NJCU

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Susan Henderson resigned her position as president of New Jersey City University where she had served for ten years on Monday.

She made the announcement just after the trustees declared a state of financial emergency – although the two announcements may not be connected.

With both the financial difficulties and a 2021 vote of no confidence made against her in 2021 by ...

'Reach for the Stars' Dickinson Valedictorian Tells Fellow Graduates

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Under bright skies and potentially even brighter futures, the Dickinson High School Class of 2022 held their commencement ceremony on Tuesday.

To enthusiastic cheers of family and friends, the 408 graduates took their seats in the school gymnasium where they became the focus of attention, as teachers and others sang their success stories.

Principal Gekson Casillas ...

Ferris High School Celebrates Class of 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Ceiling high balloons celebrating the commencement of the Class of 2022 decorated Ferris High School Auditorium on June 27 marking the end of a particularly difficult four years for many of the 254   graduating students.

Class President Maria Tejada spoke briefly about the mixed feelings most high school graduates endure, then looking back at what is for many the ...

Jersey City Students Have Summer School Options, Officials Announce

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City Public Schools students in need of credit recovery or seeking to take advanced classes will have the opportunity to attend summer school June 29 through Aug 10 at Lincoln High School Freshman Academy and McNair Academic High School, Jaime Morales, Director of Secondary Education Division for the Jersey City Board of Education announced. 

High School ...

County Prep High School Students Showcase Designs at Annual Fashion Show

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - County Prep High School Fashion and Design students participated in the annual student Fashion Show at the Earl W. Byrd Center in Jersey City last week. Students showcased the designs that they spent the school year creating at the show, which was attended by Mrs. Janet Patten, Fashion and Design Instructor, as well as HCST faculty and staff, family members, community members, ...

The Hudson School Set to Host Annual Golf Classic

The Hudson School is proud to announce its fourth annual Golf Classic at Rock Spring Golf Club on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 1:30PM (all start at 2:30PM). Golfers and supporters of The Hudson School will enjoy an incredible afternoon of golf (all 18 holes), refreshments, online auction, and prizes. There is still time to join us for this amazing event, so be sure to register now by ...

Location of Proposed Cannabis Dispensary Sparks Concern by Jersey City Board of Education, Parents

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City school officials need to have more say as to where cannabis distributors are being located, several said at a recent meeting. 

The concerns were first raised just before the Jersey City Planning Board approved the application of Cannabis Place 420 Corp to operate an adult-use cannabis dispensary at 1544 Kennedy Boulevard, in close proximity to three ...

Increased Security Around Jersey City Schools Following Texas Shooting

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City will continue to see increased security in and around public schools in reaction to the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, that left 19 students and two adults dead.

“There are no threats in Jersey City,” said Mayor Steven Fulop. “However, in an effort to provide reassurance to students, parents, school staff, and the entire ...

NJCU Names Honorees for Leadership Awards

JERSEY CITY, NJ - New Jersey City University will honor three distinguished individuals and one visionary organization at the NJCU Leadership Awards on May 31. The event will be held at Liberty House, 76 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City. 

Those being honored include Assembly Deputy Majority Leader Angela McKnight (D-Jersey City); Developer Paul Silverman, owner of the Jersey City-based real ...

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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 ...

Upcoming Events

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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 ...