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‘Just Breathe’

Life during a global pandemic has been stressful and anxiety-ridden for many, but some have taken that new normal and transformed it into art that captures this moment in history. Over the last three months,...

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...

Via’s first quarter data exceeds expectations

“Despite COVID-19, we have exceeded every goal,” said Mayor Steven Fulop, as he released the first-quarter numbers for Jersey City’s subsidized ride-sharing service with Via, which launched on February 25. The $1.8 million partnership between...

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...

Jersey City to feed youth

Jersey City’s annual Summer Food Service Program returned this week to help feed children who lack access to reliable sources of healthy food while school is closed for the summer. The Summer Food Service Program...

Liberty State Park Protection Act tabled

Despite hearing from some 50 speakers urging the council to adopt a resolution supporting the Liberty State Park Protection Act (LSPPA), the council pulled it from the agenda for a second time, postponing the...


Hoboken opens basketball courts, skate park, and playgrounds  Basketball courts at Church Square Park, Elysian Park, and behind the Multi-Service Center have reopened, with restrictions. Staff will be on hand to enforce regulations. The courts under the...

Standing up to sitting incumbents

The July 7 primary elections are fast approaching in New Jersey. In Hudson County, there are two congressional primary races heating up. In the 8th Legislative District, Rep. Albio Sires faces a primary challenge from...

IBEW Local 164 Donates $50,000 to Local Hospitals

IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) Local 164, donated $50,000 in PPE to seventeen hospitals in Bergen, Hudson, and Essex counties. The donations consisted of KN95 masks, gowns, hand sanitizer, and food. “On behalf of...

Jersey City creates more space

Jersey City began a Slow Streets Pilot Program this week to support safe outdoor activity for residents’ physical and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will add more open space by designating streets...
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