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JCMC Emergency Room Physician Recounts Life on the Front Lines

Jersey City, NJ – Birth, death, and everything in between. Over the past few months, Dr. Peter Lee has experienced it all.

As an attending physician and the associate director of Emergency Medicine at RWJBarnabas Health’s Jersey City Medical Center, Dr. Lee has been on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle.

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BAYONNE Dine Out and Shop Out Event on Broadway Set for Thursday, September 24

Between 18th to 25th Streets

          Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that a Dine Out and Shop Out Event on Broadway has been scheduled for Thursday, September 24, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Broadway will be closed to traffic from 18th Street to 25th Street, in order to accommodate the event.  Participating restaurants will set up tables, chairs, and tents on the street.  Participating stores will have sidewalk sales. The event will feature live music.   Additional details will be announced. 

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County Executive DeGise and Mayor Fulop announce nearly 600 Small Businesses to be Awarded a total over $9 million in CARES Act Grants

Small Business Grants Distributed across the City to Help Struggling Stores Reopen and Remain Open after Pandemic Causes Months of Closures and Lingering Limitations

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New Jersey to Provide Opioid-Overdose Antidote Naloxone for Free to Residents September 24-26 at Participating Pharmacies Across the State

Residents Can Obtain Free Naloxone at 322 Participating Pharmacies Without Providing Name or a Prescription

11 Hudson County Pharmacies to Participate

Jerry’s Drug and Surgical Supply in Bayonne

Medicine Man Pharmacy & Compounding in Hoboken

Acme Pharmacy in Jersey City and West New York

Riteaid in Jersey City

Walgreens in Jersey City and Union City

Midtown Pharmacy in Kearny

Shoprite Pharmacy of Kearny

Walmart in Kearny and Secaucus

CVS in North Bergen and Secaucus

Trinity Pharmacy in Union City

Park Avenue Pharmacy in Weehawken

Governor Murphy and Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the state will offer the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone (commonly called Narcan) for free to residents at participating pharmacies throughout New Jersey from September 24th through 26th.

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Head of Jersey City’s Finance Department gets Distinguished Appointment to Improve Fiscal Policies Affecting Municipalities Nationwide

JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced today the prestigious appointment of Jersey City’s Director of the Department of Finance, John Metro, to the Committee on Governmental Budgeting & Fiscal Policy, a national think tank for emerging issues, concepts, and techniques in public finance.  As a member of the committee, he will work in conjunction with other government finance professionals from across the nation to advise and recommend policies in budgeting, management, and related public finance areas.

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learn a language at Hudson County Community College Continuing EDUCATION

Learning a second language offers benefits that go far beyond just broader communication and crossing language and cultural barriers. Although we are all familiar with some of the more common reasons why bilingualism is advantageous, some other surprising advantages are rarely explored. Learning a second language increases cognitive ability according to recent research. It also enhances soft skills, which are a combination of people, social, and communication skills. Moreover, a second language usually increases mastery of the native language as well as a renewed appreciation for it. Certain World Languages predominate today’s necessary technologies such as the internet as well as industries and agencies. 
Source: World Economic Forum

A second language offers marketability and professional development. The Continuing Education Department at Hudson County Community College  welcomes you to join our language institute where you have the opportunity to learn the basics of a new language and expand your view on cultures. 
Basic French
Days: Mondays & WednesdaysDate: 10/5/2020 – 11/4/2020Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pmInstructor: Djadji SyllaPrice: $45
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Basic ItalianDays: Tuesdays & FridaysDates: 10/6/2020 – 11/6/2020Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pmInstructor: Gabriela FossatiPrice: $45Basic ArabicDays: Mondays & WednesdaysDates: 10/12/2020 – 11/11/2020Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pmInstructor: Marwa AbdelazizPrice: $45
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Participants will receive an email detailing information on accessing the live class.

Discover more personal enrichment and professional development programs atHudson County Community College by visitingwww.hccc.edu/continuingeducation

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Details Revealed for Upcoming 30TH annual Jersey City Art & Studio Tour (JCAST); Experience the Heart of Art and Culture in Jersey City – Virtually!

Mollie Thonneson and Alan Walker, Programming: Virtual Garden Gallery Tour

NJ’s Largest Art Tour with 4 days of Gallery Exhibitions, Artist Talks, Demonstrations, and Performances, all from the Comfort of your own Home

JERSEY CITY—Mayor Steven M. Fulop announces the 30th anniversary of the largest art tour in the state of New Jersey, the Jersey City Art & Studio Tour (JCAST). To celebrate 30 years of growing success, the City of Jersey City is hosting a four-day extravaganza of virtual events from October 1 through October 4, 2020.

“Every year we are broadening the scope of JCAST to incorporate more and more new and upcoming artists, and as we go virtual for the first time this year, we have even more exciting art and events planned to mark our 30th anniversary. JCAST highlights Jersey City’s dynamic city culture by showcasing our unparalleled arts community and the incredibly talented artists who live and work here,” said Mayor Fulop. “The annual event always draws thousands of people from near and far, and I anticipate even more participation this year as we invite everyone to virtually experience our expansive gallery in a safe and comfortable way.”

For the first time, JCAST Live! will be held via Zoom, featuring studio tours, art demos, and panel discussions with artists, arts organizations, and collectives from all over Jersey City, in partnership with Art House Productions. For a full description of events and festivities, visitors are encouraged to go to www.thejcast.com, which serves as the main resource for all JCAST information. It includes a calendar of events taking place virtually and other JCAST-related affairs.

For those looking to get out and explore our expansive citywide art gallery, thejcast.com will have options for open air, self-guided experiences. Take a walk and discover the region’s largest, wide-ranging outside art gallery through the Jersey City Mural Arts Program (JCMAP). Visit a local park and discover artwork printed on banners courtesy of “Walk Bye” and the Jersey City Parks Coalition. Visit a Jersey City Free Public Library branch to uncover Drawing Rooms’ “Prayer Flags” flying out front.

“There really is something for everyone, whether you’re new to the arts or a steadfast supporter,” said Christine Goodman, Director of Cultural Affairs.  “By offering our events virtually for the first time this year I think we will be able to expand our reach so that residents and visitors alike will discover why Jersey City truly is the heart of art in New Jersey.”

This year will also feature “Artivism”, a thought-provoking virtual program to be held during JCAST weekend’s evening hours, in partnership with Jersey City Theater Center. Those looking for rich discussions around topics such as community engagement and the arts, the arts as a catalyst for change, and the arts as a global connector can tune into Zoom for this series.

KICK OFF JCAST 2019

Our robust website, thejcast.com, features easy-to

profiles. Discover artists by medium (photography, ceramics, etc.) and message our JCAST Art Concierge if you’d like to purchase a piece and have it delivered to your doorstep!

This year’s virtual events will be accessible to the disabled community. ASL interpretation and captioning will be available through Zoom. JCAST is encouraging participants to describe visual content within their events and you can request this in the chat box of each event. If you need assistance accessing the online platforms or content please contact jcast@thejcast.com. If you have other access needs please contact access@thejcast.com

Presented by Bank of America. Special thanks to JCAST Partners: Art House Productions, Goldman Sachs, the Jersey City Economic Development Corporation, Jersey City Theatre Center, the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism, and the Historic Downtown Special Improvement District.

Made possible by Mayor Steven Fulop, the Jersey City Municipal Council, and the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs.

Image 1: Mollie Thonneson and Alan Walker, Programming: Virtual Garden Gallery Tour

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undaunted by covid, jersey city medical center maternity delivers the next generation

Jersey City, NJ – Melanie Llanes and her husband had been trying for a child for two years, through fertility treatments and disappointments. Finally, when delivery of her son Caden – meaning “little warrior” in Welsh for his resilience – was coming up quickly, she trusted only the expert maternity care at Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC) to help bring him home safe and sound.

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Job Readiness Workshops – Tools for Reentering the Workforce duringCOVID-19

These individual workshops were created to provided students with the ability to learn how to better market themselves during this pandemic.
These classes include topics like learning how to make resumes and cover letters appealing for the job industry they are applying to, what applicant tracking systems look for in resumes, along with many other topics spread out over the course of 5 weeks.
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