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Child's Play: Fulop's Son Gives to New Playground at Audobon Park

June 13, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - About an hour before the official ribbon cutting of the new playground at Audubon Park in Jersey City on Saturday Mayor Steven Fulop arrived with his two and half year-old son, Jaxon.

Along with a few neighborhood kids, Jaxon made his way through the assortment of slides and other features trailed by Fulop, who – even in his remarkable physical shape – barely kept ...

Bike Safety the Focus of Kids Ride Through Jersey City Streets

JERSEY CITY, NJ - With a ready, set, go, Mayor Steven Fulop helped launch this year’s Jersey City Kids Bike Ride from in front of City Hall on Saturday.

Established in 2020, the now annual event was designed to not just to highlight the protective bicycle lanes that the city has been aggressively installing, but also to educate the kids at an early age in safe riding.

Working with ...

Coalition Recognizes Fulop for Making Jersey City More Bike Friendly

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Mayor Steven M. Fulop has accepted the 2021 Marty Epstein Advocate of the Year Award from the New Jersey Bike and Walking Coalition for bringing policy, funding, and infrastructure to accomplish Jersey City’s aggressive road safety goals.

Fulop was selected for this year’s award based on his work to make the City of Jersey City more accessible and equitable for ...

NY Waterway Restarts Jersey City to Midtown Service

JERSEY CITY, NJ - In another positive sign for the local economy, NY Waterway announced the restart of its weekday rush hour service from Jersey City to Midtown Manhattan as of June 7. 

The service operating from 6:30 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. and 4:10 p.m. and 7:50 p.m. from the Paulus Hook terminal, as well as the Hoboken rail station, will run during the morning and evening rush ...

Fulop Pedals to Work to Raise Awareness of Bike Safety

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The bike ride from Riverview/Fisk Park to City Hall Friday was more than just the start of another day at the office for Mayor Steven Fulop.

Accompanied by other two wheeled enthusiasts, the trip was designed to review the connectivity of bike routes in the city and highlight the difficulties, even dangers, bicyclists encounter traveling through the city every day. The ride ...

Officials, Community Break Ground on New Ward F Park Space

JERSEY CITY, NJ - City officials broke ground on a new $200,000 pocket park in the Bergen-Lafayette section of the city that they say will be ready by summer. 

For most people traveling down Summit Avenue from Journal Square, the existing park looked nothing like recreational space, but rather a confusing intersection with crisscrossing traffic lanes offering only the potential for ...

New Shared Program has Hoboken, Jersey City Pedaling in Same Direction

JERSEY CITY and HOBOKEN, NJ - The bike share feud between Jersey City and Hoboken came to an amicable end on May 12, when the mayors of both cities unveiled a new unified bikeshare program with a ride from City Hall in Jersey City to Pier A in Hoboken.

Although both communities have long agreed that there was a need for alternative bicycle transportation, they previously opted for different ...

Fulop, Environmental Activists Laud Introduction of Climate and Energy Action Plan

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Embracing the need to reduce greenhouse emissions, Jersey City’s Office of Sustainability is proposing Jersey City’s first Climate and Energy Action Plan which would advance projects that not only improve residents’ quality of life but also save energy and money. 

The Action Plan consists of over 50 individual actions for reducing ...

Sharrows Installed to Increase Bike Safety

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Mayor Steven Fulop said sharrows have been installed to close gaps in the city’s bike network, connecting the existing protected bike lanes on Grove and Montgomery streets.

“Sharrows are pavement markings used on streets without dedicated bikeways,” Fulop tweeted. “The markings indicate where cyclists ride within a travel lane. We use it to fill in the ...


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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 ...

30 Court in Downtown Morristown Hits 85% Leased

PCD Development is touting yet another leasing milestone at 30 Court, the boutique four-story luxury rental building in downtown Morristown, NJ.  The collection of just 58 oversized homes has achieved the notable mark of 85% leased, according to the New Providence, N.J.-based developer.

Featuring a mix of 58 two-bedroom and two-bedroom-plus-den homes with expansive living spaces that ...


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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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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 ...

Spa Day at Home: How to Choose the Best Face Mask for Your Skin

More than ever, home skincare routines are the best way to take advantage of spa-quality products to give you clear, glowing, refreshed skin. Face masks are a great addition to any skincare routine, and regular use (2-3 times per week), can make a noticeable impact on your skin’s health. For everything you need to know when choosing a face mask, read on!

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