first_imgPort Authority announces random inspections over Easter weekendAs part of the Port Authority’s commitment to ensuring the safety of the traveling public, the Port Authority police will conduct DWI checkpoints at PA facilities from 10 p.m. Friday, April 14, through 6 a.m. Saturday, April 15. Drivers will be subject to random inspection. The purpose of the DWI checkpoint is to deter and apprehend anyone who operates a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs. Police also will distribute literature on the dangers of driving while intoxicated. SECURITY IMPROVEMENTS – Jersey City public safety officials are looking to provide more patrols to the Newark Avenue pedestrian mall to deal with apparently misbehavior by patrons after taverns in the area have closed. ×SECURITY IMPROVEMENTS – Jersey City public safety officials are looking to provide more patrols to the Newark Avenue pedestrian mall to deal with apparently misbehavior by patrons after taverns in the area have closed.center_img Ribbon cutting on affordable housing at Glennview IIMayor Steven Fulop and other local officials joined representatives from the Michaels Development Company, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and others to cut the ribbon on 56 new units of affordable housing at the Glennview II housing complex on Pacific Avenue in early April.The ribbon cutting marked the completion of the final phase of a seven-phase project that began in 2001 and replaced the former Lafayette Gardens public housing development.The revitalization plan consisted of seven (7) distinct phases. Each phase helped cater to the needs of the city, including the initial Lafayette Senior Living Center phase of 2005. Two of the seven phases accommodate senior residents only, while the other five phases are family sites. The final phase, which opened today, consists of 56 affordable units and 8 market rate units.Humorist James Judd to appear at White Eagle HallHumorist James Judd will present “Now I Know,” his one-person show at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City, April 23 at 4:30 p.m. For more information and tickets go to for Ovarian Cancer Coalition announcedThe National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) will host their 2nd Annual Run Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer on Saturday, May 6 at 11 a.m. in Liberty State Park in Jersey City.To register, go to or register the day of at 9:30 a.m.“Please join us this year as we take 150 million steps across the country in celebration, remembrance, and support of ovarian cancer fighters everywhere,” the NOCC’s announcement said.“The steps we take together represent the progress we make towards our goals of empowering our community, supporting quality of life initiatives for survivors and caregivers, promoting early awareness so all women know the signs and symptoms and, Investing in cutting-edge research until we find the cure for ovarian cancer.”CarePoint Health hospitals recognizedIn Jersey Magazine and Castle Connolly Group recently named all of the CarePoint Health hospitals among the top ten in the state of New Jersey, according to a press release from CarePoint.“CarePoint Health is the only system in Hudson County to have all of its hospitals named among the top ten in the state,” said the release.CarePoint Health-Bayonne Medical Center was named number two overall in the state among hospitals with fewer than 350 beds and CarePoint Health-Hoboken University Medical Center was named number six in that category. CarePoint Health-Christ Hospital was named number eight among hospitals with more than 350 beds. “We are extremely proud that all CarePoint Health hospitals have been awarded such prestigious honors,” said Jeff Mandler, CEO of CarePoint Health. “We take great pride in providing excellence in healthcare, and to have all of our hospitals named among the top ten in New Jersey illustrates our commitment to providing the best care in the region.”“These rankings confirm what we see every day in the hospitals—that our physicians put the needs of their patients first and are committed to high quality, coordinated care,” said CarePoint Health Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Nizar Kifaieh. “This recognition is particularly meaningful as it comes from our peers in the physician community.”CarePoint Health hospitals were also recognized as leaders in the treatment of breast cancer (Bayonne, Christ, Hoboken), prostate cancer (Bayonne, Christ, Hoboken), congestive heart failure (Bayonne, Christ, Hoboken), strokes (Christ, Hoboken), neurological disorders (Hoboken), and hip and knee repairs (Hoboken).CarePoint Health-Bayonne Medical Center was rated No. 1 in the state for treatment of breast cancer, prostate cancer, and congestive heart failure.Doctors were invited, directly and through a variety of means, to participate in an online survey that ran November to December 2016. More than 3,000 doctors throughout the state were reached by email and fax, including Castle Connolly-rated top doctors and physicians who participated in the online survey for Inside Jersey’s Top Hospitals 2016 feature.Two new high rises planned for Journal SquareProperty on Journal Square owned by the Harwood family may be the site of two high rise buildings, one 55 stories, the other 49, for a total of 1,200 units and 6,000 square feet of commercial space. Located at 808 Pavonia Ave., the project would encompass a two-acre site near the Landmark Loew’s Theater currently used as a parking lot.Seen as a key piece in the city’s proposed new arts district at Journal Square, the project will include a black-box theater, a museum and exhibition space,m and a re-constructed pedestrian walkway leading to Kennedy Boulevard.Fitch upgrades Jersey City’s credit ratingThe Fitch Group announced today a major, three-level increase of Jersey City’s credit rating for General Obligation (GO) debt from A- to AA-, marking the fourth consecutive credit rating increase under the Fulop administration.The upgrade follows the announcement two weeks ago with the budget introduction that municipal taxes would remain stable with no tax increase for a fourth consecutive year. In 2016, both Moody’s and S&P upgraded Jersey City’s credit rating, following an earlier upgrade by Moody’s in November of 2014.The Fitch report released early in April specifically cites “an improved financial profile evidenced by recent years of strong economic growth” and the Fulop administration’s implementation of a three-year budget cycle to forecast for expenses, revenue and debt. Fitch also notes that Jersey City’s revenue growth has “exceeded both inflation and the national GDP,” a trend that the credit rating agency expects will continue.St. Paul’s Easter-related program“Hear the Christus,” a 17-minute setting of the New Testament in poetic prose, will be featured at St. Paul’s Church on Tuesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. Craig Dudley will narrate, and baritone Mark Watson, soprano Heather Bobeck, and the St. Paul’s and Incarnation choirs will sing to complete the 45-minute program. A free will offering will be taken. All are welcome. St. Paul’s is at 38 Duncan Ave. between Bergen Ave. & Kennedy Blvd. View www.StPaulsJC or call (201) 433-4922 for information.Protest rally to support immigrants at Liberty State ParkA protest on May 1 at Liberty State Park will become a rally to support immigrant rights. A coalition of labor leaders, community activists, and immigrant rights groups will spearhead a “May Day” pro-immigration rally from 2:30 to 6 p.m. at Liberty State Park in Jersey City on Monday, May 1.Hudson County CASA is seeking volunteersLearn how to become a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer and help foster children find safe and permanent homes. The next information session will be at Little City Books, 100 Bloomfield St., Hoboken, on Tuesday, April 18 at 7 p.m.Hudson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a non-profit organization committed to advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children. CASA works through trained community volunteers to ensure that needed services and assistance are made available to children while helping to move them toward safe and permanent homes. Hudson County CASA volunteers are everyday people who make a direct impact in foster children’s lives. They are trusted, dedicated adults who seek to improve children’s well-being. CASA volunteers get to know their assigned child and his or her circumstances and provide valuable information to the court. Judges rely on the volunteers’ recommendations to make the best decisions about the children’s futures. For further information, visit www.hudsoncountycasa.orgEarth Day celebrated at The Historic Jersey City & Harsimus CemeteryThe Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery will hold its annual Celebrate Mother Earth Festival fundraiser from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 29. It’s a fun family day with Eco exhibits, mini-tours, urban farming, planting activities and garden stone painting.Members of the Hudson County Sierra Club will be there, as well as Rutgers master gardeners, and other local community gardeners, including Youth Urban Farm Kids Club (Jersey City’s first 4-H club.)Also on hand will be the herd of goats featured in the cemetery for several years, as well as baby sheep and other animal surprises. There will be live local music, as well as food in drink. The admission cost is $5 which will benefit the cemetery. For more information call (201) 707-0738last_img read more

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