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Stand Up to Gun Violence, Jersey City Council Says

July 4, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Reacting to gun violence nationally and locally, the Jersey City Council approved several resolutions last month, acknowledging National Gun Violence Awareness Day and supporting Governor Phil Murphy’s comprehensive gun safety reform.

At the June 15 meeting, the council also honored Pamela Johnson, the Executive Director of the Jersey City Anti-Violence Coalition ...

Roe No. Jersey City WomenWon't Back Down After Supreme Court Ruling, Protesters Say at City Hall Rally

JERSEY CITY, NJ - For the fourth time in a little over a month, bands of protestors made their way through the streets of Jersey City on Friday just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the landmark case Roe vs. Wade, putting women’s reproductive health rights in the hands of lawmakers in state capitols across the nation. 

A series of rallies took place on the steps of City ...

Jersey City Council Approves $322 Contract for Auditor

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Jersey City Municipal Council voted to renew the contract of Donohue, Girona, Doria and Tomkins, LLC to perform auditing services for the city. The 7-1 approval of the $322220 contract came over the objection of Councilman James Solomon.

“First, the contractors have routinely been delinquent in turning around their audit of the city budget,” Soliman said in a ...

Fulop Raises Minimum Wage to $20 an Hour for Jersey City Workers

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Full time Jersey City employees will be paid a minimum wage of $20 under a new measure announced Thursday by Mayor Steven Fulop. The decision, according to a statement, comes as an effort to allow employees to have an adequate standard of living and help offset nationwide historic inflation and increased cost of living.

Included in the City’s 2022-2023 fiscal year ...

Jersey City May Acquire Port Liberte Ferry Terminal

JERSEY CITY, NJ — As part of an ongoing effort to improve access to affordable transportation options in Jersey City, officials may consider acquiring Port Liberte Ferry Terminal.

In a press release Thursday, Mayor Steven Fulop and Councilwoman Denise Ridley announced plans to introduce an ordinance at the June 15 city council meeting that would allow the city to enter talks to buy the ...

Supreme Court Decision on Payroll Tax 'Big Win' for Jersey City, Spokesperson Says

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A lawsuit first filed by several prominent Jersey City businesses in 2019 in an attempt to block the implementation of Jersey City’s payroll tax is headed back to the appellate court.

The move comes after the New Jersey Supreme Court affirmed the lower court’s decision that the tax was constitutional and that the matter should be further held at the level of the ...

Patel Tapped to Serve as Jersey City's Director of Infrastructure

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Barkha Patel, Jersey City’s Assistant Business Administrator, has been appointed as the director of the city’s new Department of Infrastructure.

The new department was created as part of a restructuring earlier this year. 

Patel, whom Ward A Councilwoman Denise Ridley called “a great asset to the city,” started with Jersey City in 2016 as a ...

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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 — ...

5 Healthy Recipes for Your Backyard Barbecue

When you think of a classic American summer, three things come to mind—the Fourth of July, swimming pools, and, of course, barbecues. There are hundreds of different kinds of meat to cook (even more vegetarian alternatives) and thousands of recipes you can create from the comfort of your own grill.

But, this beloved tradition is particularly partial to high-calorie, meaty ...

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 ...

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 ...

Liberty State Park: Protect a National Treasure

July 6, 2022

Dear Editor,

Liberty State Park is a national treasure, a piece of our country’s history that we must protect for the enjoyment of current and future generations.

Public, green space is integral for our communities, especially in urban areas where parks are scarce. Liberty State Park is a celebrated environment for Jersey City and all of Hudson County where children, families, ...