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Police officers participate in special needs kids program Bayonne’s finest took a break from police work on Jan 25 to spend time with special needs members of the city. The BPD participated in Special Olympics...

Reaching out Operation Helping Hand assists arrested narcotics users

Around 24 officers from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office (HCPO) and the Jersey City Police Department targeted multiple areas of Jersey City during the early morning hours of Friday, Jan. 24, arresting eight people...

American Dream: open, but empty Only one store open despite Oct. 25 debut

American Dream, the behemoth mall in East Rutherford, finally opened on Oct. 25, 2019. Yet only a candy department store, IT’SUGAR, is ready for business. The only amenities open as of Jan. 29 were Nickelodeon...

New Jersey bans gay ‘panic’ defense in murder cases Another new law that supports...

The “panic” defense is a legal strategy, primarily used in murder cases, that asks a jury to blame a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity for the defendant’s violence against them. Now New Jersey has...

Jersey City Author to Speak at Lincoln Dinner Local group is the oldest Lincoln...

Jersey City native son and author Ron Semple, former reporter for the Hudson Dispatch and Jersey Journal, where he served as city editor, will be the featured speaker at the annual Jersey City Lincoln...

Bayonne to Staten Island gondola developer petitions for local support The Staten Island Economic...

The Peninsula City is inching closer to the possibility of a new transportation link to New York City. Developers of a potential aerial gondola that would connect Bayonne to Staten Island have asked residents of...

Bayonne resident homeless after fire on 26th Street Three people were treated by EMS...

A Bayonne resident was left homeless, and three people were injured after a structure fire in an apartment on 26th Street, according to Deputy Fire Chief Bill Bartos. Bartos said that members of the Bayonne...

NJ makes adoption access easier for LGBT citizens New legislation removes some legal hurdles...

New Jersey has been working to make the Garden State a fruitful place for the LGBT community to grow. On Jan. 15, Gov. Phil Murphy signed new legislation that will expand adoption access for...

‘SELL ME: I Am From North Korea’ Portrays Struggles of Refugees & Defectors

Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) sheds light on the life and times of refugees and defectors from North Korea – considered a closed-society ruled by a totalitarian government –with its presentation of SELL ME:...

Widespread redevelopment in Bayonne continues with approved 6-story building At its recent meeting, the...

Bayonne is experiencing a boom in residential development. In its first meeting of the year on Jan. 14, the Bayonne Planning Board held public hearings for two proposed developments and adopted a resolution approving a...
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