45 people let go from CarePoint Health corporate offices in Jersey City

Forty-five people from the corporate offices of CarePoint Health in Jersey City were laid off on Tuesday, March 3.

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CarePoint Health has dissolved and has been liquidating its assets, including selling Bayonne Medical Center (BMC), Christ Hospital in Jersey City, and Hoboken University Medical Center (HUMC).

Hoboken community meeting on Neumann Leathers Redevelopment agreement scheduled

Hoboken’s Department of Community Development will host a community meeting to solicit input for a proposed Neumann Leathers Redevelopment Agreement.

The meeting will take place on Monday, March 16 at 6:30 pm at the Multi-Service Center,124 Grand St.

Pro Wrestling event raises nearly $3K for Special Olympics

Despite some underhanded shenanigans by villainous challengers The Masked Superstars, including a sneak attack on the ref, the winners of the main event lumberjack match at the Rec Center on Feb. 29 were the Law & Order team, featuring NPBD’s own Frank “Mr. North Bergen” Mena and Big George Sombarriba.

With strong support from the community, the event raised nearly $3,000 for the Special Olympics. This is the seventh year the Township of North Bergen, the Recreation Department, and the NBPD have collaborated to bring ECPW to town to support the Special Olympics.

Public hearing announced for NJ Transit Records Building

A public hearing regarding the future of New Jersey Transit Records Building, adjacent to the Hoboken bus terminal, is scheduled for Tuesday, March 17 at 6:30 p.m at the Multi-Service Center (124 Grand Street).

The building was constructed in 1904 and has fallen into disrepair and is considered unsafe structure by the NJ Department of Community Affairs.

As required by the State Historic Preservation Office, NJ Transit is analyzing alternatives to demolition of the building, which will be presented at this public meeting.

Hundreds fill Lawler Community Room for Immigration and Census Forum

Hundreds of North Bergen residents filled the large community room in the Lawler Towers on Feb. 26 for Mayor Nicholas Sacco’s forum on the 2020 census and immigration issues.

Sacco stressed the critical importance of responding accurately to the census, which determines how much money is allocated to the township for key public services like hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources.

Support the Hoboken Community Center

The Taste of Hoboken, a fundraiser to pay for the renovation of the Hoboken Community Center, will take place on March 18 at the Wesley J. Howe Center, 1 Castle Point, in the Bissinger Room. The evening begins at 6 p.m. and includes wine, beer, live music, and bites from favorite Hoboken restaurants. Tickets begin at $75. To purchase a ticket or for more information go to

See the ‘The Lion King’ for free at the Kennedy Branch on March 14

Everyone is invited to come see the classic family film “The Lion King” for free at the North Bergen Free Public Library’s Kennedy Branch at 2123 Kennedy Blvd on Saturday, March 14 at 12:45 p.m.

Applications open for Jersey City Youth Works Initiative

The online application process for summer youth employment opportunities, under the Jersey City Youth Works initiative, has opened.

Positions are available for residents, ages 15 – 24, in areas such as junior/senior camp counselors, recreation aides, lifeguards, locker room attendants, security guards, as well as other job positions.

Residents can submit applications for City Youth Jobs through the Jersey City Youth Works website.

The application process to City Youth Jobs begins with the online application open through March 31, 2020.  Representatives of participating organizations will then interview individuals who are selected.  For more information, visit

Guttenberg’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Party is March 14

Mayor Wayne Zitt and the Guttenberg Town Council invite everyone to “Go Green” at the town’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade and party on Saturday, March 14.

The fun begins with the parade, kicking off at 1 p.m. at 68th Street and Madison Street and circling through town, winding up at the Wild Rover Pub, 7103 Park Ave., where there will be a bandstand and live music from the bands Finish

T-Ball Registration open now

T-Ball registration is now available for boys and girls ages four through six from North Bergen and Guttenberg residents only. Parents can register Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. until Apr. 1 at the North Bergen Recreation Center, 6300 Meadowview Ave.

Registrants are required to provide proof of residency and a birth certificate or passport. There is a non-refundable $35 fee. All forms of payment are accepted.



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