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Port Authority employees criticize COVID-19 sick leave

Port Authority workers have criticized a new agency policy which would permit them only 10 paid sick days to recover from the COVID-19 virus, dubbing it a “clawback” policy. This comes after the PATH agreed...

Another day, another twist in the Hudson County hospital crisis

As the Hudson County Freeholders move to seize three local hospitals through eminent domain, a separate deal has been reached that would end the crisis altogether by other means. This new revelation adds another...

Blazing a trail

Audra Carter became the Hoboken Fire Department's  first female battalion chief in a promotional ceremony held on May 28. Battalion Chief Carter is an 18-year veteran of the HFD, having served as a firefighter for...

Fitness in the fresh air

Fitness enthusiasts may attend outdoor classes at the city's various parks and fields now that Mayor Ravi Bhalla has signed an executive order permitting fitness clubs to use the outdoor space for socially distanced...

Bayonne seventh grader, Nicole Borrero, succumbs to cancer

The Bayonne School District has lost one of its own this week. A student at Philip G. Vroom Community School passed away on May 27 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Principal Stacey Jaeczko...

‘Creativity Contest’ winners announced by Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office

As school children throughout the county are stuck at home and learning through online instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office launched a creativity contest in March for students to...

Elizabeth Fulop, grandmother of Jersey City mayor, lost to COVID-19

Jersey City Mayor Steven Flop lost his 95-year-old grandmother Elizabeth Fulop to COVID-19 last week, according to a Tweet posted by Mayor Fulop on May 26. She had lived independently in Bloomfield until she was...

Testing the workforce

Employees of local Hoboken businesses will now be eligible for rapid COVID-19 testing through the Riverside testing location, according to Mayor Ravi Bhalla and Council President Jen Giattino. “Hoboken is committed to providing businesses with...

Jersey City man pleads guilty to Union City bank robbery

On May 26, a Jersey City man admitted his role in two bank robberies and one attempted bank robbery and to impersonating a federal agent, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. William “Cherif” Tedeschi, 48,...

Nine operating rooms reopen at Hudson Regional Hospital

Hudson Regional Hospital in Secaucus has prepared a running start for the reopening of elective surgeries in New Jersey as some patients are now finally able to get the treatment they need. The elective surgery...
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