Jersey City Completes $2 million Renovation to Riverview-Fisk Park as part of Citywide Park Improvements

27TH Annual JCAST

Renovations Guided by Partnership with Parks Coalition and Local RNA Community Group 

JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the Municipal Council join the Riverview Neighborhood Association (RNA) to announce the full reopening of Riverview-Fisk Park following $2.1 million in much-needed upgrades for the complete renovation of the neighborhood park. Working with the local community to best meet residents’ needs, the improvements include a modernized infrastructure, restoration of historic elements, tree canopy preservation and expansion, and additional recreation features for kids of all ages to enjoy the outdoors. 

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Mayor Fulop joins Community for Historic Reservoir 3 Groundbreaking 30 years in the Making; Committing $6 Million to Fully Fund Complete Public Access to the Local Treasure

n Partnership with Parks Coalition, Reservoir Preservation Alliance, and Local Boy Scouts, Improvements will Preserve Historical Assets and Enhance Safety

JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop joins the Municipal Council, the Jersey City Parks Coalition, the Jersey City Reservoir Preservation Alliance, and Boy Scouts Troop 466 to break ground on critical renovations to the historic Reservoir 3 with greater public access for all Jersey City residents and visitors.  Originally built in the 1870s, the City has committed $6 million to preserve the historic pumphouse and fully fund renovations for complete public access to the 14-acre site.

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REGISTRATION OPEN NOW FOR COVID-19 VACCINATIONS FOR THOSE AGE 16 AND UP WHO WILL BECOME ELIGIBLE ON APRIL 19 THROUGH RWJBARNABAS HEALTH

Current vaccine eligibility for those 55 and older, those with chronic medical conditions and those with specific career backgrounds

 As of Monday, April 19th, all individuals age 16 and older will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination according to the New Jersey Department of Health.  In advance of this expansion, we encourage those interested in vaccination to register now to ensure the earliest appointment when you become eligible.

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Jersey City & JC Housing Authority in $2M Partnership to Build New Facility to Provide more Resources for Homeless Residents

Stemming from the City’s Successful Mobile Showers Initiative, Jersey City Expands beyond Traditional Homeless Shelter to Address Complex Population Health Problems

JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop joins the Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to announce the expansion of Jersey City’s homeless resident outreach efforts with a $2 million commitment to provide more permanent solutions for people experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. The City is significantly enhancing health and social services utilizing our community partner and operator of Jersey City’s drop-in site, Garden State Community Development Corporation (GSCDC).

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Hudson County Community College to Open ‘Hudson Helps’ Resource Center April 15

 HCCC students will have access to a one-stop, comprehensive array of services, goods and resources that address needs beyond the classroom.

On Thursday, April 15, 2021 Hudson County Community College (HCCC) will further strengthen its culture of care with the opening of the new “Hudson Helps” Resource Center. The College will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. at the Resource Center, which is located on the third floor of 70 Sip Avenue, on the College’s Journal Square Campus in Jersey City.

“We are determined to remove the barriers that prevent our students from succeeding in their studies and completing their degree and certificate work,” said Dr. Chris Reber. “This Resource Center provides a complete array of services and resources to address students’ myriad of needs, and ensure their academic success.”

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Bayonne Library Presents Summit on Autism With Dr. Kerry Magro on Friday, April 16

On Friday, April 16, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., the Bayonne Public Library will present an autism summit with Dr. Kerry Magro, a best-selling author, public speaker, and autism self-advocate.  The program will include several panel discussions available online via Zoom.  There will be presentations for educators, therapists, and parents.  Discussion topics will include such items as helping people with autism across the lifespan; neurodiversity; preventing bullying; building connections; self-advocacy and advocacy for society. 

World Autism Month Breakthrough Summit with Dr. Kerry Magro

The registration link: https://www.bayonnelibrary.org/summit2021  The Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/355448472462792/ 

Quote from speaker: “As we celebrate April’s World Autism Month, I applaud Bayonne Public Library for offering this event for our community. As someone who used to be nonverbal and today has their doctorate and is a professional speaker, I’m excited about the opportunity to educate to help break down barriers.”

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Hudson County Community College Extends Moratorium on Tuition and Fee Increases for Second Consecutive Year

Hudson County Community College Wine Pairing event

April 1, 2021, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Trustees have voted unanimously to freeze the costs of tuition and fees for the second consecutive year.

HCCC President Dr. Chris Reber said the Board voted to maintain the current level of tuition and fees with no increases continuing throughout the 2021-22 academic year. The extension will include this year’s Summer II and Fall semester classes, as well as the 2022 Winter, Spring, and Summer I sessions.

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