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JCFD Adds Two New Companies to Deal with High Rise Incidents, Rapid Intervention

June 30, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - In some ways, the Jersey City Fire Department went back in time on Thursday, restoring fire company number one, which was first established in 1829, but was done away with during budget cuts in 1991.

This is part of a new fire department expansion that established two new fire companies and officially launched a newly created specialized response team, the JCFD High-rise ...

Jersey City Fire Department Welcomes 23 New Members

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Jersey City Fire Department added 23 new members to their ranks on Tuesday.

The swearing in ceremony presided over by Mayor Steven M. Fulop brought the JCFD to a historic total of over 700 firefighters and superiors, further increasing public safety throughout the community, officials said.

“We hold our firefighters in high regard for their bravery, running ...

Fulop Swears in 28 New Members of Jersey City Police Department

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Mayor Steven Fulop swore in 28 new members of the Jersey City Police Department on Wednesday. 

The latest police academy graduates bring the department’s size to over 950 officers as the Fulop Administration continues to grow the force and enhance public safety.

“Rebuilding the police department has been our top priority to enhance public safety.  We ...

Dancing in the Streets. JCPD Hosts First Rockin with Seniors Event of 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Sizzling hamburgers and hotdogs, free cans of mango drink or water, senior citizens clutching their bingo cards while waiting for their chance for a raffle or to guess the cost of items in a local version of Price is Right, some even dancing to hot disco tunes being played by a local DJ in the street.

“This is a good way to kick off summer,” Councilman ...

Jersey City Cops Set to 'Rock with Seniors'

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Jersey City Police Department is set to once again host their annual Rockin’ with the Seniors events to open the lines of communications and foster relations between local senior residents and police officers.  

The Jersey City Police Department will hold two events to show their appreciation for senior citizens, often with police officers taking part in ...

Bayonne PD, State Police Seek Public’s Helping Finding Missing Autistic Man

BAYONNE, NJ — Authorities are seeking the public’s help locating a 25-year-old autistic man from Bayonne who was reported missing.

According to New Jersey State Police, Joseph Song was last seen on the evening of May 22 wearing a black t-shirt with a blue Smurf on the front and back, short black sweatpants and gray sneakers.

Song is described as an Asian male, 5’5” ...

Port Authority Officers, Bystander Save Man Having Medical Emergency On PATH Train

HOBOKEN, NJ —Port Authority police officers and a bystander jumped into action Thursday to save a man’s life when he had a medical emergency on board a train at the Hoboken PATH station.

Around 6:29 p.m., Police Officers Mike Maratta and Sean Kelly were dispatched to a train parked on Track 2, where they found an unconscious man and immediately began life-saving efforts, Port ...

Sunday Afternoon Stabbing Death of Jersey City Man Under Investigation

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 28-year-old Jersey City man is dead after being stabbed during a fight on Sunday.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to Bostwick Avenue after a 9-1-1 call at approximately 1:53 p.m. reported the fight.

Upon arrival responding officers found Jawon Purcell with multiple apparent stab wounds in ...

Attorney General's Office Investigating Police Invovled Shooting that Left One Man Dead in Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office announced that it is conducting an investigation of a fatal police involved shooting that occurred the evening of Tuesday, May 24 in Jersey City.

One male civilian sustained fatal injuries. His identity is not being released at this time.

According to the preliminary investigation, uniformed officers of the Jersey City ...

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Upcoming Events

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Sat, July 9, 11:00 AM

Liberty State Park, Jersey City

JCPD Memorial Walk

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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 — ...

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 ...

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, ...