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HCEDC grant will eliminate interest on loans for small business and nonprofit

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, small businesses have been struggling to stay afloat. Now, help is on the way. The Hudson County Economic Development Corporation (HCEDC) has committed a new $100,000 grant to New Jersey Community...

Sires introduces Community Parks Revitalization Act

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, parks have been essential for residents to safely enjoy outdoor recreation. Now legislators are looking for ways to renovate parks across the country. Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ) reintroduced the Community Parks...

Juneteenth is now a holiday in New Jersey

Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation on Sept. 10, which designates the third Friday in June as a state and public holiday, known as Juneteenth Day. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger...

Secaucus police save man from jumping off Route 3 Bridge

In August, two Secaucus police officers saved a 22-year-old man who appeared to be ready to jump into the Hackensack River. Secaucus Police said that on Aug. 20, at approximately 9 a.m., the department received...

HUDSON REPORTER BRIEFS

Kool & the Gang co-founder dies at 68 Former Jersey City resident and co-founder of the band Kool & the Gang Ronald Khalis Bell died at his home in the Virgin Islands on Sept. 9. In...

First annual “Tail of the Year” pet competition announced

Pets from all over Hudson County will battle it out over the coming months to win a new annual pet competition and be crowned 2020 Tail of the Year, hosted by Trusty Tails. Organizers at...

Eliminating mandatory minimum sentences

A major criminal justice reform package passed the New Jersey Senate on Aug. 27. The reform package would alter criminal sentencing norms and remove mandatory minimum sentences. The legislation sponsored by Senator Sandra Cunningham (D-Hudson)...

Undocumented immigrants eligible for licenses

On Sept. 1, Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill into law that would extend licensure eligibility to individuals with undocumented immigration status who meet all other requirements. The goal is to expand access to...

‘Scoop and Run’ bill approved by NJ Assembly

Legislation that would allow police officers trained as first responders to transport a victim of gun violence to the hospital was recently approved by the NJ Assembly. The bill enables New Jersey law enforcement to...

NJ Transit introduces PPE vending machines

NJ TRANSIT is introducing vending machines on a pilot basis to dispense Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The machines are an additional measure implemented to protect customers and employees from the spread of COVID-19. Machines supplying...
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