Jersey City gives vaccines to school staff
This week, Jersey City gave its full allotment of vaccines to the teachers and staff in the district to safely return students to in-person learning.
The district is preparing to have students return to in-person learning in the fourth quarter, possibly by April 22.
Students would return to a hybrid model with some learning remotely and others in classrooms.
ACOVID-19 protocols will be strictly enforced.
North Bergen MVC closed
The Motor Vehicle Commission’s licensing center in North Bergen is closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19. It will reopen on March 22.
Jersey City Youth Works program returns
The online application process has been launched for this program, which provides summer employment and enrichment opportunities for youth, ages 15 to 24.
I twill focus on outdoor jobs at the city’s two public pools, six summer camps, various sports leagues, and the Division of Parks.
Pathways to Success program launched
Pathways to Success, which helps people impacted by opiate use disorder and their families find long-term employment, is free to eligible Hudson County residents.
To enroll in the program, email VVasquez@preventionlinks.org or call 908-468-1679.
For information regarding Pathways to Success, Power of Peers, or Peer Credentialing, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 732-244-0940.
North Bergen soccer and baseball
Register Monday to Friday, 4 to 9 p.m. or Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North Bergen Recreation Center, 6300 Meadowview Ave. Soccer registration is at Braddock Park at the white trailer by the soccer field, Monday to Friday, 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Proof of residency in North Bergen or Guttenberg with a birth certificate/passport required. Nonrefundable $35 fee for each sport. Exact change if paying in cash.
For more information call 201-861-9601.
Woman charged with sexual assault of minor
Evelia Pena, 37, of Guttenberg was charged with second degree Sexual Assault and third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez. The boy was 15 at the time of the alleged crime.
Pena is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Online winter concert
The 2021 North Bergen High School Winter Concert can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5otNDj1eAAk&feature=emb_title
It features the NBHS bands, choruses, and small ensembles.
Team Fulop secures Teamsters union endorsement
Teamsters Joint Council 73 (Springfield, NJ), a PAC representing various Teamsters Local Union affiliates, has endorsed Mayor Steven Fulop and his City Council slate.
Fulop is running for his third term alongside Council members Joyce Watterman, Daniel Rivera, Denise Ridley, Mira Prinz-Arey, Rich Boggiano, Yousef Saleh and Jermaine Robinson, as well as Council at-Large candidate Amy DeGise and Ward E Council candidate Jake Hudnut.
HBA adopts pet waste stations