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A war of words over three Hudson County hospitals in crisis

Awaiting intervention from the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH), both sides in the struggle over three Hudson County hospitals have made their pleas to Commissioner Judith Persichilli. On one side is CarePoint Health;...

Understanding COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on communities of color

As New Jersey continues Phase 2 of reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the pandemic of police brutality and systemic racism is ongoing, taking a heavy toll on communities of color. Demonstrations across the country against...

Standing by DACA

On June 18, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected President Trump’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The decision protects hundreds of thousands of people who came to the United...

NJ TRANSIT looking into use of ultraviolet light to disinfect buses from COVID-19

As New Jersey continues Phase 2 of reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers continue to investigate ways to combat the virus. NJ TRANSIT has commissioned a study by Rutgers University’s Center for Advanced Infrastructure and...

Bayonne Medical Center staff voices support for CarePoint transaction

As the Hudson County hospital crisis awaits intervention from the New Jersey Department of Health, both sides in the struggle continue to make their pleas. The medical staff at Bayonne Medical Center (BMC) has...

Union City Mayor recovering at home after fall outside of city hall

Union City Mayor Brian Stack is now working from home but not due to COVID-19. Last week on June 18, Stack fell outside his office, suffering injuries to his ribs. “I just want to take...

Hudson County Clerk extends hours to accommodate primary voters

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the primary election in New Jersey has been moved moved from June to July 7, mostly using vote by mail. To ensure that all voters get a chance...

Telephone and video counseling available for Hudson County residents stressed by COVID-19

As New Jersey reopens during Phase 2 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many residents are still coping with the stress the virus has added to their lives. To help residents cope, the Metropolitan Family Health Network...

State attorney general commits to revising Use of Force Policies

Attorney General Gurbir Grewal outlined plans for revising New Jersey's Use of Force Policy, which governs when the state’s 36,000 law enforcement officers may and may not use force against civilians. As part of that...

Assemblywoman McKnight’s bill to create civilian review boards across NJ clears committee

As peaceful protests in honor of George Floyd and against police brutality continue across the country, change is being made. Some lawmakers have heard the calls for change and are coming up with ideas...
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