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Taking care of first responders

State legislators unanimously passed a bill this week that will extend eligibility for accidental disability and death benefits to certain first responders who contract COVID-19. Law enforcement officers, state troopers, firefighters, and emergency medical responders...

‘Say her name!’

“We demand justice in all types of weather,” Camille High said, urging residents to come to a candlelight vigil at 16th Street Park despite the on-and-off rain showers on June 30. Just as the vigil...

NJ Department of Health denies expedited transfer of Bayonne Medical Center operations

With each passing week, new revelations unfold in the ongoing Hudson County hospital crisis. On June 24, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) denied BMC Hospital LLC’s request for an expedited review of...

Jersey City Prosecutor selected for Affirmative Leaders Fellowship

Jersey City’s Municipal Prosecutor, Jake Hudnut, was selected for the second cohort of the Public Rights Project’s Affirmative Leaders Fellowship, a program created to help attorneys in state and local governments expand their capacity...

Guttenberg reports no active COVID-19 cases

In a letter to the community, Guttenberg Mayor Wayne Zitt announced there were no longer any COVID-19 cases. “First and foremost, I hope this letter finds you and your family well,” Zitt said. “I am...

Bayonne man arrested after allegedly stabbing another man’s face

Joseph Matusaitis, 53, was arrested by the Bayonne Police Department after an incident in which he allegedly stabbed another man’s face. Matusaitis was charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose,...

North Bergen man pleads guilty to involvement in fatal car crash

A North Bergen man pleaded guilty on June 30 to second-degree Death by Auto for his involvement in the June 2019 collision that caused the death of a North Bergen woman. According to the...

Bayonne residents petition for Alonso to resign

Bayonne residents continue to call on Board of Education Trustee Michael Alonso to resign over his social media comments that many consider racist and an incitement to violence. On June 29, concerned citizens gathered for...

Alleged serial burglar apprehended

A man who allegedly committed a series of burglaries and thefts on Hoboken's west side was committed to the Hudson County Correctional Facility after he was transferred into the custody of the Hoboken Police...

Planned but unannounced fireworks displays begin this week

This year Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will launch through a series of smaller unannounced displays in every borough of New York City for residents of the area to enjoy without creating crowds during...
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