Summer camps and outdoor sports programs in Jersey City are set to return this summer as is the Youth Works program (see briefs.)
Summer camps and outdoor sports programs in Jersey City are set to return this summer as is the Youth Works program (see briefs.)

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.

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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.

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To enroll in the program, email or call 908-468-1679.

For information regarding Pathways to Success, Power of Peers, or Peer Credentialing, email 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

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 

The Hoboken Business Alliance will install more than 50 pet waste stations west of Washington Street.
“Pet waste is the responsibility of the pet owner, but if not picked up, is the responsibility of the property owner who maintains the sidewalk,” said Greg Dell’Aquila, president of the Hoboken Business Alliance. “The HBA is committed to supporting all our commercial property owners on and off Washington Street, and this is one of the ways we are doing it.”