Jersey City – Official Penguins Site http://officialpenguinssite.com/ Sun, 28 Nov 2021 21:01:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://officialpenguinssite.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1.png Jersey City – Official Penguins Site http://officialpenguinssite.com/ 32 32 Men’s basketball can’t hold on as Alvernia returns to top of Gothic Knights https://officialpenguinssite.com/mens-basketball-cant-hold-on-as-alvernia-returns-to-top-of-gothic-knights/ Sun, 28 Nov 2021 21:01:13 +0000 https://officialpenguinssite.com/mens-basketball-cant-hold-on-as-alvernia-returns-to-top-of-gothic-knights/ NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia – The University of New Jersey City men’s basketball team faced the University of Alvernia for the second time this season today, Sunday, November 28, in Game 1 of Christopher Newport University’s Day 2. / Holiday Inn Invitational. The Gothic Knights led up to seven points in the first half and up […]]]>

NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia – The University of New Jersey City men’s basketball team faced the University of Alvernia for the second time this season today, Sunday, November 28, in Game 1 of Christopher Newport University’s Day 2. / Holiday Inn Invitational. The Gothic Knights led up to seven points in the first half and up to six in the second, but couldn’t hold out and lost six points to the Golden Wolves, 70-64, in their second loss to Alvernia this year. .

NJCU (3-4) and AU (5-3) were tied at 35-35 after a tied first half of play. Unfortunately, the Gothic Knights led by seven points with 5:26 left until the break, but the Golden Wolves hit their free throws down the stretch to tie after the first 8:00 p.m. Jersey City started second in a quick 6-0 run, taking a 41-35 lead, including three from the triple senior captain Jason Battle (Jersey City, NJ / Roselle Catholic). Alvernia eventually equalized at 41-41 with 15:58 remaining, but NJCU extended it to a five-point game at 46-41 with a quick 5-0 run, capped by a senior rider. Kayton Darley (North Bergen, NJ / North Bergen).

The Gothic Knights held onto that lead – allowing AU to tie it at 50-50 with 6:53 – up to the 5:05 mark when they led 52-51. About 30 seconds later, Alvernia pulled a three to take the two-point lead with 4:37 left. senior tri-captain Denzel Banks (Newark, NJ / East Orange Campus) did a clutch bucket to pick it up at 54-54 with 4:18 remaining in settlement, unfortunately the Golden Wolves blew up for an 11-0 run to take a 65-54 lead and didn’t give in control for the rest of the day. NJCU saw some light with a late 6-1 run to make it a five-point game with 12 seconds left, but that was as close as the team would get in loss.

Strong points:
– Two-time New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Rookie of the Week in 2020-21, second year Hakeem Wilson (Newark, NJ / North Star Academy) came off the Gothic Knights bench for 23 minutes and scored 13 points, the team and season high, on 5 of 9 shots (55.6%). He was also a perfect 3-for-3 from the line, racked up a pair of interceptions and had five rebounds, his career best record.
– Battle (11 points) and Banks (10 points) also scored in double digits for NJCU. Battle, whose career-high points total at Jersey City, also had two assists and a rebound, while Banks had seven boards, one steal and one assist.
– Junior Michael Clement (Sicklerville, NJ / Township of Winslow) posted a season record with nine points to go with seven rebounds and two blocks. Second year Ryan Savoy (Lakewood, NJ / Lakewood) also scored eight points and caught eight boards tied with three assists, two steals and four blocks, a game-high.

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Seeking to end a three-game slippage, the Gothic Knights return to the field for their first NJAC road game of the season. NJCU is scheduled to kick off at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday night, December 1, in Wayne, NJ against William Paterson University. Jersey City have won two of their last three games against the Pioneers, but the two teams did not meet in last year’s abridged campaign.


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A Guide to Planning the Perfect Vacation “Getaways” in Hudson County https://officialpenguinssite.com/a-guide-to-planning-the-perfect-vacation-getaways-in-hudson-county/ Sat, 27 Nov 2021 02:15:11 +0000 https://officialpenguinssite.com/a-guide-to-planning-the-perfect-vacation-getaways-in-hudson-county/ With the glow of the New York skyline, Hudson County’s waterfront neighborhoods enjoy a dazzling light show every night. But during the holiday season, the region shines even more. Holidays in Hudson County entice visitors and residents alike with must-see events and attractions, from watching a local Nutcracker show to shopping for gifts at local […]]]>

With the glow of the New York skyline, Hudson County’s waterfront neighborhoods enjoy a dazzling light show every night. But during the holiday season, the region shines even more. Holidays in Hudson County entice visitors and residents alike with must-see events and attractions, from watching a local Nutcracker show to shopping for gifts at local local shops or dine at the restaurant for festive meals.

This Hudson County Getaway Guide is the perfect winter vacation, whether it’s a stay for locals who want to experience life in this scenic and easily navigable getaway, or for those of the outdoors wishing to enjoy the region’s winter beauty, without the stress or cost of staying in Manhattan. Visit Hudson.org curated the ultimate guide to planning a Hudson County vacation adventure to remember, from local hotels to 5Ks to family outings and more.

Book a hotel with a view of the city

First of all: where to stay? To really soak up the spirit and soak up those New York City lights, grab a city view room at one of the many waterfront hotels, from the brand new EnVue Hotel to Weehawken’s Port Imperial to the W Hotel in Hoboken or Hyatt House in Jersey City. Each of these hotels offers a magnificent view of the breathtaking Manhattan skyline, not to mention the rooftop spots and waterfront restaurants to take in the scenery. Guests will be within walking distance of public transportation, making it easy for visitors to hop on the PATH and into the city for a day enjoying Manhattan’s markets, the lights of Fifth Avenue, and beloved sites, then cross the river to relax. Hudson County’s quiet waterfront.

See a holiday show

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Few experiences bring back the nostalgia of childhood vacations like live music and performances, and North Jersey is full of these fun and festive events, especially at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), which is a short walk away. not from Newark PATH station. (technically in Essex County). This year’s events include Nutcracker performed by State Ballet of Ukraine (12/11), Mannheim Steamroller Christmas (12/15) and The Nutcracker Hip Hop with MC Kurtis Blow (12/18). Keep an eye on the event calendar for more vacation shows in Hudson County.

Read more: Where to see Santa Claus in North Jersey this season | 2021

DIY Hudson Restaurant Week

Hudson's Restaurant Week

Due to Covid-19, the annual and beloved Hudson Restaurant Week is canceled for winter 2021, but that doesn’t mean missing out on the best bites! Visitors can DIY their own restaurant week while supporting local businesses when they need it most. Make reservations with a host of local establishments that participate in Restaurant Week each year, such as Amanda’s in Hoboken, Battello in Jersey City, and Fork Hill Kitchen in Union City. Grab your take-out food and enjoy it with this panoramic city view from the comfort of your own hotel room.

Join a JC Friday event

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Enjoy local art at the JC Friday winter event in Jersey City on December 3, 2021. With this limited-time experience, attendees can visit galleries, businesses, event venues, and art spaces to see the creative community spread throughout New Jersey while meeting some of the many talented local artists. Even better? The event is free! Check out the latest experiences online from December 3 here.

Run a 5K Jingle Bell

Jog, run or walk alongside the festive Hobokenites at the annual Jingle Bell 5K Run on December 18, 2021. It’s a great way to get your heart racing while taking in the variety of waterfront sites of Mile Square City – think of skyline views, scenic parks, murals, and more. The race starts at Pier A Park in Hoboken. Participants can even donate everything from toys to coats at the start line. And, to warm up after you’ve covered those three miles, book a table for brunch at a local spot like Halifax or Bluestone Lane.

Buy local gifts

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One of the most typical vacation experiences is shopping at a local market, and Hoboken Main Street Pops will offer a variety of pop-up shopping experiences under the 14th Street Viaduct throughout December, including included December 5, 12 and 19. Here shoppers can find everything from handcrafted goods to artwork from Jersey’s talented creatives. And that’s just the start of shopping in Hudson County. The area is a holiday shopper’s paradise, especially since New Jersey has no sales tax on clothing and footwear. Whether visitors are looking for kid-friendly gifts or a little something for everyone, our Hudson County Holiday Shopping Guide will ensure shoppers find everything they need, and more.

See more: Where to Buy a Menorah in Hoboken + Jersey City

Try ice skating or indoor skiing

American Dream Ice Skating Mall

One of the best places to enjoy cold-free winter sports is the American Dream in East Rutherford, New Jersey, just beyond Secaucus. Here, visitors can ski indoors at Big Snow, the first and only year-round indoor ski resort with real snow. And, for those looking to hit the ice, it’s hard to beat American Dream’s The Rink, an NHL regulation-sized rink with free skating, activities, lessons, figure skating events and more. . Newport Skates in Jersey City have also announced their 2021-2022 season dates.

Enjoy a family vacation adventure at Liberty Science Center

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Liberty Science Center doesn’t skimp on vacation fun. Whether it’s the on-site Snowflake Maze, with science facts on how snowflakes formed, or the Laser Wonderland Holiday Lights and Music Show with songs by Mariah Carey, Frozen, and Alvin and the Chipmunks, Liberty Science Center’s many vacation experiences are sure to immerse kids and adults alike in the vacation spirit.

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Jersey City Planning Council to Vote on Vision for City’s Future https://officialpenguinssite.com/jersey-city-planning-council-to-vote-on-vision-for-citys-future/ Thu, 25 Nov 2021 17:54:00 +0000 https://officialpenguinssite.com/jersey-city-planning-council-to-vote-on-vision-for-citys-future/ The Jersey City Planning Board is expected to approve its master plan on Tuesday, giving official direction on a range of issues ranging from detailed points of zoning law to broad visions for the future of New Jersey’s second largest city. The master plan is not a law, but a report on the land use […]]]>

The Jersey City Planning Board is expected to approve its master plan on Tuesday, giving official direction on a range of issues ranging from detailed points of zoning law to broad visions for the future of New Jersey’s second largest city.

The master plan is not a law, but a report on the land use problems facing the city and recommendations for solving them. Even though it is not legally binding, the city and town planning council are required to refer to the master plan when making future zoning decisions.

The plan will influence everything from bike paths and parking spaces, to height restrictions and impermeable surface coverage, to high-level decisions such as how to balance the need for development with benefits for the community.

“It’s a policy document,” said Max Herman, professor of urban sociology at the University of New Jersey City. “It sends a message to potential developers, potential marketers, and people who want to grow businesses that these are the types of areas we’re going to be focusing on and that’s how we’re going to do it.”

The council will approve three parts of the plan: the land use element, the open space element and the master plan vision.

The land use element is mainly about “correcting some zoning that no longer works,” said Tanya Marione, the planning director.

She pointed to the “R-1” zoning designation, that is, residential dwellings for one or two families, as a particular problem for Jersey City dating back to the 1970s. At this time, many zoning districts different ones were grouped together in this area even though they did not look alike.

Now the R-1 zones are a major problem for the planning board. Although this area comprises about 25% of the city’s land, more than 50% of requests for exemptions come from it. Often times, residents ignore the zoning code completely and build illegal projects, like a third unit on their two-unit lot.

The zoning encourages residents to create a ‘Bayonne Box’ style of building by turning their front yards into private parking, which ends up exacerbating the parking shortage in this neighborhood. Adding this “border cut” also interrupts the sidewalk and makes flooding worse by leaving no unpaved surface for rainwater to escape.

And when older, architecturally consistent buildings are demolished, they end up being replaced by these kinds of buildings, Marione said, which residents complain about.

The problems with R-1 zoning, the city’s largest single-zoned district, are “multi-faceted,” Marione said. But the master plan does offer some first steps, including creating smaller, neighborhood-specific “small area vision plans”, instead of a single template.

“We need to fix the legacy of bad zoning in order to eliminate the problems it has created at this point,” said Marione.

The city looked at the “Lower Heights area” near Summit and Baldwin avenues; “The Junction” where Grand Street, Summit Avenue and Communipaw Avenue almost intersect; and the area near the West Side Avenue light rail station.

These small area plans relied on close engagement with local residents to produce recommendations. Mobility and safety were a top priority for the Lower Heights, especially crossing Upper Route 139, also known as State Highway. At The Junction and the West Side Avenue train station area, revitalization, pedestrian safety and waste were major concerns for residents that the plans addressed.

The open space element of the plan deals primarily with the parks of Jersey City. The report found that 94% of Jersey City residents live within a 10-minute walk of a park.

Still, “some of them are really small, they don’t have a lot of programming,” said Liz Opper, a member of the planning board. The challenge Jersey City faces with its parks is how to “improve every square inch”, increase coverage so that 100% of residents are within 10 minutes of a park, and improve the programming and functionality of each park. Park.

Finally, the town planning council will vote on its vision for the master plan, a document that lists in more abstract terms than the other two the direction in which Jersey City is expected to move over the next 10 years.

The report presents a vision of the city that may already be familiar to locals, but on a larger scale: a city that favors non-car transport, that encourages dense population growth close to transit centers, a “city of 15 minutes’ where all the amenities a resident needs are within a 15 minute walk.

The document is lighter on specific recommendations and builds on the work done in previous elements of the master plan such as the traffic plan, which dealt with transport.

It emphasizes the need for cycle paths, greenways, measures to ensure the safety of pedestrians and cyclists, as well as public transport infrastructure such as rapid bus and transit options. water.

The document responds to the need for Jersey City to create a fair and inclusive economy in the future. Part of this is about finding the right balance between the needs of residents and the needs of developers. Marone said tension often plays out when it comes to deciding what, if anything, developers should be responsible for providing in return for building in the city.

“We have been fortunate as a city to be so close to places like New York that we can benefit from this increased development,” said Marione, “but now that we are at where we have this development and have this demand, we can really start looking to make zoning profitable.

The vision of the master plan also addresses the issue of climate change. It recommends measures such as modernizing sewer and storm water infrastructure, building green infrastructure to collect rainwater, revising zoning rules to increase the amount of permeable land, and modernizing buildings. existing systems to be more resilient to flooding.

“Overall, I would give this planning document high marks,” said Herman, professor of sociology. “It’s an A report on paper, but then it’s up to the city to implement the plan and get developers to comply with the plan. “

He noted that one area where the plan was flawed was those interviewed for comment, who were white and relatively young. This may have influenced why certain topics, like gentrification and affordable housing, haven’t received more attention, Herman said.

All of the documents that the planning council votes on November 30 have been prepared taking into account community feedback. The process, which began about a year and a half ago, began with online surveys and online and in-person meetings.

Because the plan is not legally binding, there will be no city council vote. Marione said she expects the plan to be fully approved and finalized at the November 30 meeting. Work on the historic preservation element of the plan will begin next year.


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Ridgewood couple cancel honeymoon after dog loss in Hoboken https://officialpenguinssite.com/ridgewood-couple-cancel-honeymoon-after-dog-loss-in-hoboken/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 20:17:05 +0000 https://officialpenguinssite.com/ridgewood-couple-cancel-honeymoon-after-dog-loss-in-hoboken/ HOBOKEN, NJ – A Ridgewood couple were preparing to honeymoon in Tahiti on Sunday night when – they say – a sitter lost her dog near the Hoboken / Jersey City border and they had to cancel their plans. Receive a free morning newsletter with news in Hoboken: https://patch.com/subscribe “[We] are heartbroken and still looking […]]]>

HOBOKEN, NJ – A Ridgewood couple were preparing to honeymoon in Tahiti on Sunday night when – they say – a sitter lost her dog near the Hoboken / Jersey City border and they had to cancel their plans.

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“[We] are heartbroken and still looking for it, ”said Luba, 34, a newlywed, who asked that her last name not be used. “With the temperatures falling, we are afraid it will starve and freeze. He’s only one year old and we’ve had him since he was 2 months old. ”

The family said that according to the sitter, who lives in Jersey City, the dog escaped near the Second Street Light Rail station in Hoboken, near the city’s wooded border with Jersey City.

Luba said: “We are looking for him 18 hours a day, and our friends and my parents have helped. He has been missing for two days now. We don’t live here, but the babysitter does. We must find him terrified and hungry boy. “

The couple’s friend Jaclyn Luberto, who helped them search, said: “The babysitter lost him at 8:30 pm. [Sunday], so they spent every waking moment trying to find him. “

The couple – Luba and her husband Ira, 38 – had planned to catch a flight to the Pacific Island on Monday morning.

Pet care issues

Luba said: “[The sitter’s] the explanation didn’t make sense, honestly. She said he got out of the harness and ran away. He’s never gone out before even when he’s agitated. And I asked why she hadn’t run after him. She said she did. Someone last saw him in Hoboken on his own and was afraid to
10 p.m. November 21. “

Earlier this year, dog lovers in Hudson County desperately searched for a dog named Mac, which the Jersey City-based sitter claimed lost him and then did not respond to messages. The search ended in tragedy and pet owners were furious, saying pet sitting apps need to screen their sitters better. READ MORE: Vigil held in Hoboken for Mac The Jersey City Dog

Luba said they found their babysitter through a website, but it wasn’t the same babysitter who allegedly lost Mac.

Luba added: “We are concerned that he will be sold or someone will take him as theirs or freeze to death. We have called all the police and vets to keep an eye on him, and if anyone ‘one is walking him, it’s not us … to call him the police. “

The couple are hoping someone has seen their pet because of its unusual coloring.

Anyone with information about Presley is encouraged to call 973-224-3631 or the local police. There is a reward.

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Women’s bowling kicks off season at AMCC Round Robin # 1 https://officialpenguinssite.com/womens-bowling-kicks-off-season-at-amcc-round-robin-1/ Mon, 22 Nov 2021 01:20:15 +0000 https://officialpenguinssite.com/womens-bowling-kicks-off-season-at-amcc-round-robin-1/ By: Contact: Alex Falk; Director of Athletic Communications, Digital and Creative Services History links Results (Day 1) Results (Day 2) LATROBE, Pennsylvania – The University of New Jersey City women’s bowling team opened its 2021-22 season this weekend during Round Robin # 1 of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC), which took place at Lincoln […]]]>

LATROBE, Pennsylvania – The University of New Jersey City women’s bowling team opened its 2021-22 season this weekend during Round Robin # 1 of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC), which took place at Lincoln Lanes by Saint Vincent College on Saturday and Sunday 20 November. 21. The Gothic Knights were eighth in the two days and claimed their first victory of the season on Sunday, beating Penn State University-Altoona, 749-655. Overall, NJCU has participated in eight games, all in the Baker format. GCCA Round Robin # 2, which takes place after the New Year, will be in the Traditional format.

Jersey City played five games on Saturday, falling to the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg 818-712, La Roche University 768-680, Saint Vincent 833-691 and Medaille College 935-739. NJCU also fell at Mount Aloysius College, but by just four pins in total, 818-814.

On Sunday, the Gothic Knights started the day with their victory over Penn State Altoona. NJCU then fell in a close match, 803-777, against Penn State University-Behrend. The Knights finished the weekend against the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford, losing 828-687.

NJCU returns to the tracks in 2022 on Saturday and Sunday January 15 and 16 for the Garden State Classic. The two-day tournament will be hosted by Monmouth University at Bowlero in North Brunswick, NJ


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Jersey City officials unveil 9-foot Mary McLeod Bethune statue in F Quarter park of the same name https://officialpenguinssite.com/jersey-city-officials-unveil-9-foot-mary-mcleod-bethune-statue-in-f-quarter-park-of-the-same-name/ Sat, 20 Nov 2021 14:01:50 +0000 https://officialpenguinssite.com/jersey-city-officials-unveil-9-foot-mary-mcleod-bethune-statue-in-f-quarter-park-of-the-same-name/ Jersey City officials unveiled a brand new nine-foot statue of Mary McCleod Bethune at its namesake park in Ward F earlier this afternoon. Photo courtesy of the City of Jersey City. By John Heinis / Hudson County See “This monument not only pays homage to a historic civil rights leader, but it also complements the […]]]>

Jersey City officials unveiled a brand new nine-foot statue of Mary McCleod Bethune at its namesake park in Ward F earlier this afternoon.

Photo courtesy of the City of Jersey City.

By John Heinis / Hudson County See

“This monument not only pays homage to a historic civil rights leader, but it also complements the much-needed park to signify a bright future where children now play together on the new playground, neighbors can bond at game tables and listen to music and other events in the amphitheater’s host community, ”Fulop said in a statement.

“This pandemic has underscored the growing need for accessible outdoor spaces to enable more passive recreational and community activities. This is exactly what Bethune Park offers our residents of Greenville and all of Jersey City. In addition, this statue of Mrs. Bethune places particular emphasis on the importance of education and perseverance, which will enable our residents today and for generations to come, ”added the Board Chair, Joyce Watterman.

The director of the Bethune Center, Alvin Petit, designed a monument based on a younger version of Bethune in his late twenties to early thirties.

“As a larger meaning, it also plays a role in linking our city to a national movement to erect monuments that symbolize diversity and inclusiveness. It will be the first statue in Jersey City to honor the legacy of an African-American woman, ”he added.

“As an artist, I am grateful for having had the opportunity to make such a lasting contribution to the city in which I have lived for 30 years.”

The statue of the monumental figure stands strategically in the main entrance to the park as the focal point of the new Bethune Park with the intention of arousing the curiosity of viewers to become more engaged in its legacy and contributions to the community of Jersey City.

Newly constructed $ 3.5 million Bethune Park, funded by community development block grant and capital funding, features amphitheater / concert stage, outdoor pavilion, shaded seating area, game tables , a playground and exercise equipment.

The park can be used for recreation, celebrations, farmers’ markets and other community events. A new car park with charging stations for electric vehicles has also been set up nearby in order to preserve the existing parking offer.

“This Mary McLeod Bethune monument will empower residents and visitors and encourage people of all ages and ethnicities to embrace education and stand up for their rights,” said Ward B Councilor Mira Prinz-Arey, who chairs the open space trust fund committee.

“It’s a great way to pay tribute to Mary McLeod Bethune, an important person for Jersey City, while bringing art into our public spaces with this sculpture. “


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FBI searches Jersey City landfill for Jimmy Hoffa’s remains https://officialpenguinssite.com/fbi-searches-jersey-city-landfill-for-jimmy-hoffas-remains/ Fri, 19 Nov 2021 03:41:00 +0000 https://officialpenguinssite.com/fbi-searches-jersey-city-landfill-for-jimmy-hoffas-remains/ The FBI is investigating the possibility that the body of union boss Jimmy Hoffa is buried in a former landfill in Jersey City under the Pulaski Skyway, according to a report. The search was sparked after advice from a worker who said he buried Hoffa in a steel drum just outside the former PJP landfill, […]]]>

The FBI is investigating the possibility that the body of union boss Jimmy Hoffa is buried in a former landfill in Jersey City under the Pulaski Skyway, according to a report.

The search was sparked after advice from a worker who said he buried Hoffa in a steel drum just outside the former PJP landfill, now Skyway Park, the New York Times said.

An FBI spokesperson confirmed to the Post that agents conducted an “site investigation” under the Skyway last month after obtaining a search warrant, but would not say if the search had anything to do with Hoffa. , the leader of the Teamsters connected to the crowd whose disappearance on July 30, 1975 became the affair of legend.

“On October 25 and 26, FBI staff in the Newark and Detroit field offices completed the investigation and this data is currently being analyzed,” Special Agent Mara Schneider said in a statement. “Because the affidavit in support of the search warrant was sealed by the court, we are unable to provide additional information. “

The site and tip were the subject of a “Fox Nation” report earlier this year, with radar experts from the special saying they had confirmed steel drums at the site where Hoffa ended up. .

The tip came from a former worker who claimed to have buried the body in the New Jersey landfill.
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Journalist Dan Moldea, who has written extensively on Hoffa, passed the information on to the FBI, according to the Times. The latter advice comes from PJP employee Paul Cappola, Sr., who later told his son that he was directed to a specific location to bury the body by landfill co-owner Phil Moscato.

Cappola told his son in 2008 that he got nervous that someone potentially saw where Moscato was pointing, so Cappola chose another area of ​​the dump, the Times reported. He used an excavator to bury the drum and several other drums eight feet or more below the ground, covered in stones, dirt and “something detectable” beneath the surface, according to the Times.

Cappola’s son Frank died last year and passed the tip on to Moldea, according to the Times. Moldée discussed the report on Twitter Thursday.

“For me it has been a long journey of 46 years,” he wrote. “I have full confidence in what the FBI is doing. I don’t want to say anything that might jeopardize their investigation. Once resolved – win, lose or draw – I will have a lot more to say.

Journalist Dan Moldea forwarded the tip he received from Paul Cappola, Sr. to the FBI.
Journalist Dan Moldea forwarded the tip he received from Paul Cappola, Sr. to the FBI.
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Hoffa’s disappearance outside the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Township, Mich., Has led investigators to search across the country. Earlier this year, a former Mafia lawyer claimed he helped bury Hoffa’s remains on a golf course in Georgia.

The 2019 film “The Irishman” portrays Frank Sheeran killing Hoffa in Michigan, with his body later cremated in a scenario that many experts consider unlikely. However, authorities have already been reported in New Jersey, the Times noted, and Sheeran is said to have met New Jersey Mafia boss Anthony “Tony Pro” Provenzano and another Mafia boss on the day of his disappearance.



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Jersey City’s In Full Color invites you to celebrate your roots https://officialpenguinssite.com/jersey-citys-in-full-color-invites-you-to-celebrate-your-roots/ Wed, 17 Nov 2021 15:09:00 +0000 https://officialpenguinssite.com/jersey-citys-in-full-color-invites-you-to-celebrate-your-roots/ Poets, musicians, comedians and many more are invited to join In Full Color’s Calling Our Ancestors open mic this Friday, November 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Source of Knowledge bookstore in Newark. With poet Ameerah Shabazz-Bilal and founder / director of In Full Color Summer Dawn, all participants will be able […]]]>

Poets, musicians, comedians and many more are invited to join In Full Color’s Calling Our Ancestors open mic this Friday, November 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Source of Knowledge bookstore in Newark.

With poet Ameerah Shabazz-Bilal and founder / director of In Full Color Summer Dawn, all participants will be able to take part in 5-minute sets. The open mic “Calling Our Ancestors” celebrates ancestral roots and shared works inspired by biological ancestors or those who simply paved the way for future generations.

Those who arrive early can also browse the shelves at Source of Knowledge. Admission to the open mic is a suggested donation of $ 10, but those who cannot pay will not be refused.

Award-winning poet from Newark, Ameerah Shabazz-Bilal received the 2020 Maria Mazziotti Gillan Literary Service Award and is known for telling stories through poetry and the visual arts. She is also a visual artist, teacher, photographer and founder / facilitator of “When Women Speak” and “When People Speak”.

Shabazz-Bilal is also the author / illustrator of “Breathing Through Concrete” with works featured in publications such as “Every Kinda Lady and Her Sister Pages”, “Philadelphia Says: Black Lives Matter”, “Womb of the Violet II “,” American Muslim Journal “,” Soup Can “Magazine Issue 2 and” Life in Qurantine – Global Pandemic “.

Summer Dawn is an Asian / Hispanic artist based in Jersey City with her organization, In Full Color, which encourages artists of color through education and the arts. She received two commendations from the New Jersey State Assembly and the Jersey City Arts Council Performing Arts Award.

An event coordinator, arts journalist, writer, actress, and activist, she has also won the NJ Governor’s Award in Arts Education, served on the Drama Grants jury for the National Endowment for the Arts in 2021, and is a teaching artist for the young audience from NJ. & Oriental PA and storytelling arts.

The Source of Knowledge bookstore is located at 867 Broad St., Newark.


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Jersey City BOE to pay teachers more for after-school care, hoping to alleviate long waiting list https://officialpenguinssite.com/jersey-city-boe-to-pay-teachers-more-for-after-school-care-hoping-to-alleviate-long-waiting-list/ Mon, 15 Nov 2021 22:34:00 +0000 https://officialpenguinssite.com/jersey-city-boe-to-pay-teachers-more-for-after-school-care-hoping-to-alleviate-long-waiting-list/ The staff crisis that has created a long waitlist for after-school child care in Jersey City may soon be over. The Jersey City Board of Education plans to increase the hourly rate of pay for employees of “CASPER,” the district’s popular after-school program, by $ 3 an hour in all areas, from $ 30 to […]]]>

The staff crisis that has created a long waitlist for after-school child care in Jersey City may soon be over.

The Jersey City Board of Education plans to increase the hourly rate of pay for employees of “CASPER,” the district’s popular after-school program, by $ 3 an hour in all areas, from $ 30 to $ 33 an hour, officials said.

Jersey City teachers and staff, Kindergarten to Grade 5, have the option of working overtime in the children’s after-school program for after-school education and recreation, but the rate of Previous pay was not enough to attract enough teachers to properly train staff. the program, said Deputy Superintendent Norma Fernandez.

The result has been a shortage of places in CASPER, a waiting list of 500 children and parents who have resorted to drastic measures to recover their children after school, such as changing jobs or relying on older children. -parents to help them.

Making employment at CASPER more lucrative can ease the pressure by getting more staff and creating more places for students. But the underlying problem, according to Board of Education chairman Mussab Ali, is the shortage of teachers across the district.

The rise in the pay scale is being funded by an $ 83 million investment in Gov. Phil Murphy’s child care, Ali said.

This money is a one-time initiative and will not help attract new teachers. Only Jersey City public school teachers are permitted to teach in CASPER, Fernandez said, due to the amount of work required to hire and fire new teachers from scratch, although the district is considering that option.

The salary increase will also not solve the deeper issues causing the entry of safeguarding into CASPER, including the population growth in the city center which has not been offset by the construction of new schools and a shortage. of facilities available.

However, this decision will be a stopgap to get more teachers in the short term until a permanent solution to the understaffing problem can be found. Ali said the board is considering “dramatic” measures to hire more teachers, which will be unveiled at next month’s meeting, but did not specify.

The board will vote on the resolution to increase after-school pay at its meeting on Thursday. It’s on the consent agenda and Ali has said he expects it to pass.


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They took their budget from Brooklyn to New Jersey for more value. Which house would you choose? https://officialpenguinssite.com/they-took-their-budget-from-brooklyn-to-new-jersey-for-more-value-which-house-would-you-choose/ https://officialpenguinssite.com/they-took-their-budget-from-brooklyn-to-new-jersey-for-more-value-which-house-would-you-choose/#respond Thu, 11 Nov 2021 10:00:05 +0000 https://officialpenguinssite.com/they-took-their-budget-from-brooklyn-to-new-jersey-for-more-value-which-house-would-you-choose/ Three years ago, when Tom Chu and Janet Huang decided to move in together, only one of them had to move. Mr. Chu lived in Murray Hill with a roommate, while Ms. Huang rented a one-bedroom in a new tower in downtown Brooklyn. “It was super convenient,” Ms. Huang said of her seat. “Everything I […]]]>

Three years ago, when Tom Chu and Janet Huang decided to move in together, only one of them had to move. Mr. Chu lived in Murray Hill with a roommate, while Ms. Huang rented a one-bedroom in a new tower in downtown Brooklyn.

“It was super convenient,” Ms. Huang said of her seat. “Everything I needed was there – all the stores, banks, doctor’s offices, cafes, Trader Joe’s.”

So Mr. Chu packed his bags and moved to Brooklyn – which was fine until the couple, now both 30 and engaged, found themselves working from home. Ms. Huang, a product manager for a media company, worked from the kitchen counter or from the bed. “I was constantly talking,” she said. “We couldn’t have meetings at the same time.

Mr. Chu, who works in finance, has set up his computer screens on a side table in the living room. And their energetic dog, Goose, begged to play fetch. “The three of us were walking on each other’s feet, literally and figuratively,” Mr. Chu said.

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The couple wanted an apartment with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a kitchen that they could occupy at the same time. They considered renting a two-bedroom apartment in their apartment building, but figured the nearly $ 4,000 a month it would cost would be better spent on a mortgage.

Their one bedroom was about 700 square feet. The available two-bedroom co-ops they saw in Brooklyn were about 900 square feet. “It didn’t seem like it was worth going through the process of buying an apartment for an additional 200 square feet,” Mr. Chu said.

And their $ 800,000 budget didn’t seem to get them very far. The listing of a two-bedroom downtown Brooklyn near their rental mentioned “a good view of a grassy area,” Chu said. It turned out to be a place they took Goose for a walk. “It was like a highlight of the apartment, so I had to laugh about it a bit,” he said.

Next, Ms. Huang spotted a list of two rooms in Jersey City, NJ, where Mr. Chu had lived for a year after graduating from Rutgers University. It sounded promising, but she was reluctant to leave Brooklyn. “I don’t know how to drive and I don’t know anything other than taking the metro,” she said. “I didn’t enjoy my time in Syracuse because I felt stuck on campus.”

But after visiting Jersey City, she warmed up to the area – and the condominiums available there. “I didn’t want a cookie-cutter place,” she said. “Tom liked modern developments, but I find these are a bit soul hungry, a bit Pinterest-y. That wasn’t my vibe.

Online, they found Joelle Chilazi, a Compass agent. “I have a lot of clients looking in Brooklyn and Jersey City at the same time,” she said. “Two out of three times they choose Jersey City because you get more for your money.”

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