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  • Local and international COVID-19 updates – March 27, 2020

    Local and international COVID-19 updates – March 27, 2020

    Local New Jersey has 1,982 new positive tests, bring the state total to 8,825. 27 more deaths are reported, bringing the total to 108. Hudson County currently has 594 positive test results. Jersey...

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  • Doña Lila: Her Secrets to Living a Long, Happy Life

    Doña Lila: Her Secrets to Living a Long, Happy Life

    Jersey City is a fast-paced place. Any person that is even remotely familiar with this place will agree that the all day and all night, Jersey City people are going full speed. High-rise buildings...

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  • Local spots offering cocktails, wine, and beer to-go

    Local spots offering cocktails, wine, and beer to-go

    If you need a little pick-me-up, these local shops and restaurants are offering drinks to-go! If you own or know of a business that is offering drinks to-go, let us know and we’ll add them in!...

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  • COVID-19 Social Media Poll

    COVID-19 Social Media Poll

    Up until today, Jersey City hasn’t had an official COVID-19 testing site so the numbers reported are going to change dramatically. I’ve been getting a lot of messages on my social media of people...

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  • Local and international COVID-19 updates – March 26, 2020

    Local and international COVID-19 updates – March 26, 2020

    Local Murphy reported an additional 2,492 new positive cases. The statewide total is now 6,876. Hudson County has 158 additional cases, bringing the total to 441. There are 19 additional deaths in...

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  • Indoor activities to keep your kids active

    Indoor activities to keep your kids active

    My name is Brittany Smith and I am a mama, local JC business owner, pediatric occupational therapist, and a health freak! While loading up on my vitamin C and wine, I am trying to keep up with my...

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  • Virtual events to check out this week

    Virtual events to check out this week

    If you’re looking for something fun to do, here are some virtual events to check out this week. JCFPL Virtual Programs for Kids Ongoing View this post on Instagram In T-minus 3 hours (11am) the...

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  • Local and international COVID-19 updates – March 25, 2020

    Local and international COVID-19 updates – March 25, 2020

    Jersey City is hosting a virtual Municipal Council meeting tonight at 6PM. Please visit www.jerseycitynj.gov/vcm to stream. Local New Jersey reported 736 new positive test results. The statewide...

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  • Jersey City Braces for Economic Impact: Projected Financial Loss of $70 million Amid COVID-19 Crisis

    Jersey City Braces for Economic Impact: Projected Financial Loss of $70 million Amid COVID-19 Crisis

    Mayor Fulop shared details on Wednesday around Jersey City’s projected financial exposure amid the COVID-19 health crisis with the anticipated budget impact totaling $70 million – $50 million in...

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  • Donating To Local Organizations and Businesses

    Donating To Local Organizations and Businesses

    If you’re looking to help local businesses and organizations as they try to stay up and running for the community, here are some local spots accepting donations for their services and their staff!...

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  • Local and international COVID-19 updates – March 24, 2020

    Local and international COVID-19 updates – March 24, 2020

    Many healthcare professionals are reusing masks due to a shortage of masks. If you have spare medical masks available, please consider donating them to local hospitals and Hackensack University...

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  • 5 services to virtually hang out with friends + family

    5 services to virtually hang out with friends + family

    In a time of social distancing, it’s understandable to miss your friends or family members. Set up a hangout to catch up and even play a few games! Netflix Party If you’re missing those movie...

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  • Support local businesses, buy a gift card

    Support local businesses, buy a gift card

    Many local businesses made the difficult decision to close their doors during the pandemic. In order to continue supporting these businesses while they wait for everything to get better, consider...

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  • Local and international COVID-19 updates – March 23, 2020

    Local and international COVID-19 updates – March 23, 2020

    For all state updates, please visit covid19.nj.gov. Please stay home if you can, and wash your hands! Local Murphy has reported 7 additional deaths. Total casualties for COVID-19 in NJ: 27....

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  • Please Help Us: Food & Necessities for JC- COVID19

    Please Help Us: Food & Necessities for JC- COVID19

    We are raising funds to purchase food and necessities to our local hospital workers, homeless shelters, police department and to anyone who may need any help during this time. With the funds we...

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  • The Jersey City COVID-19 Diaries

    The Jersey City COVID-19 Diaries

    Been a crazy couple of weeks – feels like a strange dream or a movie. My husband and I started self-isolating Friday evening after I returned home from work; I took a quick run outside along the...

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  • Governor Murphy Announces Aggressive Social Distancing Measures to Mitigate Further Spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey

    Governor Murphy Announces Aggressive Social Distancing Measures to Mitigate Further Spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey

    To mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and protect the capacity of New Jersey’s health care system for the state’s most vulnerable, Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 107, directing...

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  • Netflix Binge-worthy Shows to Beat Quarantine Cabin Fever

    Netflix Binge-worthy Shows to Beat Quarantine Cabin Fever

    Over the next few weeks, we have been mandated to socially distance ourselves and, in essence, be under quarantine. As much as we all have work to do and household chores, this is a time to also...

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  • Local and international COVID-19 updates – March 20, 2020

    Local and international COVID-19 updates – March 20, 2020

    Local Parking regulations in Jersey City are suspended, included meters and residential zone parking. The number of total statewide cases is now 890. There are 2 additional deaths, bringing the...

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  • Fulop and healthcare professionals unveil screening system for potential emergency room influx

    Fulop and healthcare professionals unveil screening system for potential emergency room influx

    Mayor Fulop joined Christ Hospital healthcare professionals today to officially open a new system set up in temporary structures outside of the hospital’s emergency room to prescreen walk-ins...

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