Walter Parks and the Unlawful Assembly are one of the number of bands performing at the Jersey City Jazz Festival in June.

Jersey City Jazz Festival returns in June

The Jersey City Jazz Festival is coming back for its 2022 edition, featuring numerous bands over a two-day event from June 4 to 5 in the Powerhouse Arts District.

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The event will showcase fourteen different music acts across two stages, and offer food trucks, a full bar, and a VIP experience at the 107 Morgan Street lot in Jersey City. There will also be an after-party jam session at Moore’s Place on Monticello Avenue.

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Hudson County to receive $19.8 million in HUD grants

Hudson County will receive $19.8 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to revitalize communities and a number of municipalities county-wide.

The money will come from a combined $177.8 million in federal funding for New Jersey from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Community Planning and Development, according to New Jersey Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker.

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Jessica Lezcano hired as new recreational head in Hoboken

Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla announced the hiring of Jessica Lezcano as the city’s new head of the Division of Recreation. Lezcano had previously served as the Superintendent of Recreational in Passaic and the Director of Recreation in Rutherford.

Access JC Fridays on June 3 Celebrates Artists with Disabilities

Art House Productions has announced Access JC Fridays on June 3, which will showcase a variety of happenings, including visual art exhibitions, live music, arts classes and studio tours from more than 20 artists, businesses, and organizations.

The festival aims to be inclusive and encourages participants to present work from artists with disabilities and/or work that celebrates disability in its many forms, including presenters showcasing work from artists with disabilities or work that centers the disability experience, and most of the event being held in wheelchair-accessible venues.

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Hudson officials swoon over CarePoint transition to nonprofit

As CarePoint Health completes its transition from a for-profit healthcare system to a non-profit system, the company has the endorsement of elected officials from across Hudson County. The non-profit entity now owns a majority interest in CarePoint’s three hospitals, Christ Hospital, Hoboken University Medical Center, and Bayonne Medical Center, following the donation of CarePoint founder and Clover Health CEO Vivek Garipalli’s majority interest in the three hospitals to the non-profit.

The praise touted by CarePoint included that of: Bayonne Mayor James Davis, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, Union City mayor and state Senator for the 33rd Legislative District Brian Stack, state Senator for the 31st Legislative District Senator Sandra Cunningham, Assemblywoman Angela McKnight of the 31st Legislative District, Assemblywoman Annette Chapparo of the 33rd Legislative District, and Assemblyman Raj Mukherji also of the 33rd Legislative District.

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