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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...

Hudson County honors 9/11 victims

Hudson County will never forget the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack in which many residents, loved ones, and community members lost their lives, Nearly 20 years after the horrific incident, municipalities are honoring the dead...

Collecting data on the use of force by police

To gain a better understanding of the police use of force in New Jersey, the full Assembly approved legislation on Thursday, Aug. 27, requiring the NJ Attorney General to implement an electronic data collection...

From ‘chosen freeholder’ to ‘county commissioner’

Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation on Aug. 21, which requires the title of “chosen freeholder” to be changed to “county commissioner." All “boards of chosen freeholders” will be known as “boards of county commissioners.” “We...

Hunger Free serving Hudson County

Recently, Hunger Free Bayonne, founded in 2016 to provide fresh produce, spices, and canned goods to residents, has expanded to become Hunger Free Unity in the Community. (HFUC) The food pantry, started by Stephanie Glover-Wilson,...
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