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Environmental groups file protest against Turnpike Expansion

A coalition of eight environmental groups filed a formal rule making petition with the state Department of Transportation and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, challenging the New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s $4.7 billion proposal to widen the Newark Bay-Hudson County extension to and from the Holland Tunnel while it is in the permitting process.

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The petition contends both haven’t complied with two of Gov. Phil Murphy’s Executive Orders, to reduce greenhouse gases by 50% by 2030 and that state agencies consider environmental justice for overburdened and minority communities in all their decision making. The DOT and the NJTA have five months to either grant the petition and initiate a rule-making proceeding or deny the petition giving written reasons for the denial.

North Bergen honors police

Sunday, May 15, is National Peace Officers Memorial Day. Mayor Nicholas Sacco and the Board of Commissioners invite residents to honor those officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

DWI charged dropped against state Senator Sandra Cunningham

State Senator Sandra Cunningham, 71, was charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) and careless driving on March 4, 2021, after sideswiping two parked cars near her home in Jersey City at approximately 9:30 a.m. On May 12, the Cunningham, who represents the 31st Legislative District encompassing Bayonne and parts of Jersey City, had her case dismissed after a brief virtual hearing in Bergen County Superior Court. Prosecutors said they lack enough evidence to prove their case.

West New York opens registration for Summer Action Day Camp

Registrations for the West New York Division of Recreation’s 2022 Summer Action Day Camp are now being accepted. Available to West New Yorkers only, ages 6 to 13, free of charge. The deadline to register is Friday, June 24.

This six-week program will start on Tuesday, July 5 and end on Friday, August 12. The town will provide breakfast and lunch, multiple indoor and outdoor interactive activities and weekly pool trips. The program will take place at the WNY Middle School form 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

A valid birth certificate or United States passport and two recently mailed proofs of WNY residency received within the past thirty days are required in order to register. Register at the Town Hall Recreation Office at 428 60th Street, Suite 7. Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 201-295–5120 for more info.

Hospitals receive safety grade from nonprofit

The Leapfrog Group, which promotes best practices for patient safety, released its fall round of hospital grades. Out of the six Hudson County facilities, half did will and the other half, all owned by one company, did not do as well:

  • Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center, North Bergen: A
  • Hudson Regional Hospital in Secaucus: B
  • RWJBarnabas Health’s Jersey City Medical Center: B
  • CarePoint Health’s Bayonne Medical Center: C
  • CarePoint Health’s Christ Hospital, Jersey City: C
  • CarePoint Health’s Hoboken University Medical Center: C

Hoboken announces Movies Under the Stars lineup

The city of Hoboken will be hosting Movies Under the Stars at Pier A Park at First Street and Sinatra Drive, as well as at 7th & Jackson Park, free of charge. All movies start at 9 p.m. in June and July and at 8:30 p.m. in August. Residents are encouraged to bring a blanket or low-back chair.

The following schedule for Pier A Park is:

  • June 15 – Jumanji: The Next Level
  • June 22 – Aladdin
  • June 29 – Spiderman: No Way Home
  • July 13 – In the Heights
  • July 27 – West Side Story
  • Aug. 10 – Sing 2
  • Aug 17 – Encanto

The following schedule for 7th & Jackson Park is:

  • July 20 – Soul
  • Aug. 3 – Frozen 2

Ribbon cutting ceremony held for completion of 351 Marin

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop joined Kushner Real Estate Group and Northwestern Mutual on Thursday at a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the completion of 351 Marin, a new 38-story tower with 507 residences in the Powerhouse Arts District.

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