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March 24, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ — Used, broken or otherwise unwanted ice hockey sticks are getting a second life —keeping local waterways clean. NY/NJ Baykeeper, along with several Hudson County-based organizations, are collecting hockey sticks and then plan to repurpose them into oyster habitat units that can ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City will get a $50,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced this week. According to a statement this is one of 38 grants being awarded throughout the state to support Governor Phil Murphy’s ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City’s Department of Public Works did a bit of early spring-cleaning along the remains of the elevated rail line better known as the Sixth Street embankment recently. Pulling truck after truck up to a slanted pathway, workers began to haul a winter's worth of debris from ...

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NEW JERSEY — March has arrived and, depsite the harsh weather, thoughts have turned to spring. One tried-and-true sign that the season of renewal and rebirth is around the corner is the start of Daylight Saving Time, which begins Sunday, March 13 at 2 a.m.  Although some may miss the one-hour ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Jersey City is one of four Hudson County townsthat will get a piece of $16.2 million in grants to help them enhance waste reduction and recycling programs, a slight increase over the previous year’s total, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — With a messy mix of snow and ice predicted across northern New Jersey for Friday morning, Jersey City could be in for a slick morning commute. According to the latest forecasts, Hudson County will likely see mixed precipitation with one to three inches of snow and sleet ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Most people who travel along the route take very little notice of the vacant parcel of property located along Summit Avenue, just south of the Beacon towers. Many drivers are more annoyed by the long delay at the traffic light as they make their way north or south to and from ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority (JCMUA) will take a proactive step to protect residents' health by replacing all lead service lines in Jersey City over the next decade through its new Lead-Free JC Program, a statement read earlier this week. The effort to replace ...

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JESRSEY CITY, NJ - Well before the Coles Street Park opened officially last October residents of the neighborhood already used it – posing serious safety problems. The massive development taking place in the SoHo portion of Jersey City had brought a large new residential population to an area ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hoping to be able to tap into federal funds that might offset the costs associated with climate change improvements, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop has called on congress to pass the Build Back America Act. The act is currently bogged down in a partisan fight in the U.S. Senate ...

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NEW JERSEY – The active storm pattern that has been in place for the past week continues through the weekend, as a storm coming up from the Ohio Valley will couple with an oncoming Alberta Clipper overnight on Wednesday night/Thursday morning.   Expect rain to start late this evening, and in the ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - When New Jersey native, and famous poet, Joyce Kilmer wrote about the beauty of trees, he didn’t mean Jersey City, or the critics claiming the city “botched” its recent tree planting effort in Jersey City Heights. Activists have complained that the city screwed up the design ...

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NEW JERSEY - New Jersey’s ban on single-use plastic products is inching closer, prompting local businesses to assess how to continue operation if they are no longer allowed to use plastic bags. The new law, which goes into effect on May 4, and prohibits the use of single-use plastic carryout ...

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NEW JERSEY – While all of the models seem to confirm that the impending storm will be a major event, but for all but the most northern and western portions of New Jersey and counties immediately north of New York City, almost entirely rain, Mayor Steven Fulop has assured residents that Jersey City ...

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NEW JERSEY – All of New Jersey gets to breathe a sigh of relief after a near-miss storm passes out to sea south of us on Friday.  The question is, will we dodge a second bullet, or are we about to get walloped on Monday? All the meteorologists we rely on for analysis agree that the period ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Although Enos Jones Skate Park has been around for nearly two decades, an email from local resident Joseph Bouliame to Mayor Steven Fulop earlier this year made it clear that the site – located at Brunswick and 8th Street – had weathered poorly. The skate park was outdated with ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Mary McLeod Bethune has come to Jersey City in a big way in the form of a 9-foot statute to complete the new Bethune Park on MLK Drive. Frequently called “The First Lady” of African Americans, Bethune began her life as the 15th child of former slaves in a sharecroppers’ shack ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ  -- Governor Phil Murphy has announced the State's plan to purchase the former Boonton Line to create a 9-mile Greenway that will connect eight towns. The new Greenway, spanning Essex and Hudson Counties, will improve access to nature and create new recreational and transportation ...

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NEW JERSEY — Drivers should be extra careful on roadways as the end of daylight saving time on Sunday marks the height of white-tailed deer mating season, according to experts from the state’s environmental and transportation agencies. “It’s an annual event triggered by shortening day length,” ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Mayor Steven M. Fulop joined the City Council, community members, and the Manhattan Building Company last week  to cut the ribbon on a brand new $2.5 million dollar public park filled with playgrounds, dog runs, greenery, artist works, and an amphitheater for community ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Mayor Steve Fulop will join members of the City Council, community members, and the Manhattan Building Company to officially open a brand new $2.5 million-dollar public park filled with playgrounds, dog runs, greenery, artist works, and an amphitheater for community events on ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - While some local environmentalists have raised concerns about the feasibility of the city meeting its goal of opening the new Skyway Park by Summer 2022, a spokesperson for Jersey City said efforts are continuing. “We’re concerned that the park is not moving ahead,” said Bill ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Jersey City Municipal Council recently passed a pair of resolutions that officials hope will set the stage for the city to turn the 6th Street Embankment into a park. The first of the resolutions requests the Jersey City Planning Board to declare the former rail line as an ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - After summering at Harsimus Cemetery in Jersey City, a herd of goats will be returning to their winter home. On the last weekend before their departure, local residents came to bid them farewell and to give them bits of grass as parting snacks. The goats have spent the summer ...

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NEW JERSEY — The arrival of October and the changing colors of leaves across the state go together like peanut butter and jelly, fish and chips, or sweet and sour... The New Jersey Forest Service issued a foliage forecast for the season this week. So, get ready — charge your smartphone and lace ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Dueling rallies at Liberty State Park Saturday pitted big money interests against the community, a fight for social justice and civil rights against efforts to deprive people of color from participating in the fullness of the environment at their doorsteps. What wasn’t quite as ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Seeking once again to get Gov. Phil Murphy to support legislation that they say would protect Liberty State Park, Friends of Liberty State Park will gather at the flag area of the park on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Organizers hope to gather more signatures on a petition that has ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Historic Paulus Hook Association and Public School 16 are at odds over the use of a playground located near Grand and Washington streets in Jersey City. The school would like to use the playground exclusively for its students during school days while local families, activists ...

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NEW JERSEY, NJ — A flash flood watch is in effect from Wednesday afternoon through late Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service. The flash flood watch is in effect for portions of northeast New Jersey and southeast New York, including Hudson County and Passaic County, as well ...

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HOBOKEN and JERSEY CITY, NJ - Remnants of Hurricane Ida, a storm that made landfall in Louisiana on Sunday, brought an absolute deluge to the New York/New Jersey Metro Region Wednesday night into Thursday. Scene upon scene of horrific flooding unfolded in Hoboken and Jersey City, with ...

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