Heroes of the World: JCTC Gallery showcases Greenville mural 

The Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) will showcase the young talent behind the city’s newest mural, Heroes of the World, on Nov. 21 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at 339 Newark Avenue in Jersey City.

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The mural at 1 Ocean Ave. in the Greenville neighborhood of Jersey City, depicts trailblazing personalities and historic figures. The longest mural in Jersey City was created by aspiring Jersey City artists through the Jersey City Summer Youth Mural Arts Program 2019.

North Bergen Children’s Christmas Party

Registration for the North Bergen Children’s Christmas Party ends on Nov. 21.

The party is limited to the first 500 children who register. Tickets must be picked up in advance. To register, visit the Recreation Center at 6300 Meadowview Ave. between 2 and 9 p.m.

Proof of residency and proof of address in the form of a recent utility bill are required.

The party starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Rec. Center. One adult per family is allowed.

Hoboken’s Hudson School to present ‘I Hate Hamlet’

Starting Friday, Dec. 6, The Hudson School will present Paul Rudnick’s comedy “I Hate Hamlet” at 601 Park Avenue.

The performance will take place Dec. 6 and Dec. 7 at 7 p.m., Dec. 8 at 2 p.m., and Dec. 13 and Dec. 14 at 7 p.m.

General Admission is $10 and $5 for students and senior citizens. For reservations, contact Adam Sentoni at

Weehawken VFW hosts flea market

The Weehawken VFW Post 1923 will host a flea market on Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the St. Lawrence Church Recreation Hall at 22 Hackensack Ave. in Weehawken. A few spots are still available. Applications are available on the VFW website, or on Facebook at Weehakwen Veterans of Foreign Wars Oulton-Kraft Post 1923.

For more information, contact Chuck Barone at 201-232-07666 or Jen Miller at 201-388-9177. Email the VFW Post at

Hoboken gets $1.8 million for open space

Hudson County and the State of New Jersey awarded Hoboken more than $1.8 million in grant funding for open space and park projects.

Hoboken received $1,069,132 in Green Acres funding through the state for the creation of Cove Park as part of the city’s Rebuild by Design project, as well as the restoration of a portion of the waterfront walkway in Hoboken at Weehawken Cove.

Hudson County awarded the city $500,000 for the construction of the Northwest Resiliency Park, as well as $250,000 for the renovation of dog runs at Stevens Park and Church Square Park.

Hoboken awarded 2019 Top STEM City

Hoboken has won the 2019 Top STEM City Award in New Jersey from Insurify, for its exceptional dedication to advancements in STEM.

For more information about this award, see this announcement:

Parenting classes for new moms and moms-to-be

Parenting Classes at Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center will offer parenting classes this winter, including a two-day Childbirth Education Series for $150, a Newborn Baby Care Class for $50, Keys to Successful Breastfeeding Class for $50, and Sibling Preparation for Birth Classes for $25.

For a schedule or to register, visit

Man arrested after allegedly attempting to take an ambulance in Hoboken

The Hoboken Police Department arrested Lyndhurst resident Nicholas Soto, 30, on Oct. 10 at 7:34 a.m. after he allegedly attempted to take an ambulance from Hoboken University Medical Center.

According to a press release from the police department, he was transported to headquarters for processing. While Soto was being fingerprinted, he allegedly attempted to flee.

Several officers were able to regain control and continue processing him. He was charged with burglary, theft, escape, and resisting arrest and remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

Palisades Medical Center hosts seminar on joint pain and injuries

Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center will host a seminar on joint pain and injuries on Dec. 2, at the hospital on 7600 River Rd., North Bergen at 6:30 p.m. There is free parking, free admission, and refreshments will be provided.

To register, call Nikki Mederos at 201-854-5702 or email

‘Every Voice Matters’ hosts a winter clothing drive

Nonprofit organization Every Voice Matters is hosting a winter clothing drive for homeless people and their pets. It accepts gloves, scarves, hats, socks, thermal attire, pet clothing, blankets, and hand warmers.

To make a donation call Carolyn at 201-694-7048 or John at 201-679-2551 for a donation pickup. The drive runs until Dec. 20.

Gov. Murphy calls for NJ public bank in executive order

Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order on Nov. 12 to create a state Public Bank Implementation Board, which is tasked with developing plans to create a public bank for the state within one year.

“Leveraging state resources to provide greater access to capital for our communities, small businesses, municipalities, and students is an important component of building a financially inclusive New Jersey,” Murphy said.

Citing concerns about vulnerability to “cronyism” and “undue political influence,” the New Jersey Bankers Association announced its opposition.

Bill to stop the sale of GPS locations approved 

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Paul Moriarty, Pamela Lampitt and Raj Mukherji to protect consumers from having their GPS tracking locations disclosed to third parties by their mobile service providers without the customer’s consent cleared the Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee Nov. 14.

If approved, any violation may result in a penalty of not more than $10,000 for the first offense and not more than $20,000 for the second and each subsequent offense.

The legislation will go to the Speaker for further consideration.



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