UPDATED: Jersey City cancellations: St. Paddy’s parade, police graduation, & more…

first_img Bayonne Previous article20-year police veteran Dennis Miller sworn in as new Secaucus police chiefNext articleProsecutor: Motorcyclist killed in fatal Jersey City crash on Routes 1 & 9 John Heinis CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Bayonne While Jersey City still has no confirmed cases of the coronavirus, they are erring on the side of caution by cancelling most public events in the next week: including the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, a police graduation ceremony, zoning and planning board meetings – among other things. By John Heinis/Hudson County View“We are canceling all #JerseyCity sponsored (or JC involved events). We will reassess in 1-week,” Fulop said in a series of tweets posted minutes ago.“Events include the JC St Patrick’s Day Parade, JCPD graduation ceremony, senior events, planning board, zoning board, most recreation events etc. – we are also going to give clear directive to venues that will be hosting private groups of more than 25 ppl to maintain attendance/contact info in the case of confirmed cases + the need to track potential contacts.”The mandate will take effect at 10 p.m. tonight and run through at least March 20th, so the 6 p.m. council meeting at City Hall, 280 Grove St., is still on.Additional measures enacted by the city to minimize potential impacts of the virus include making all city offices available by appointment only, as well as public venues like restaurants and bars that hold more than 25 people being asked to track attendance.“We are asking people to use judgment and to limit public gathering, maintain personal hygiene, and stay home if you feel sick,” Director of Health and Human Services Stacey Flanagan added in a statement.Fulop added that these policies will remain in place until presumptive positive tests for COVID-19 begin to decrease in the state.The city announced yesterday that “larger group” senior events would be cancelled until further notice.This afternoon, Gov. Phil Murphy announced another eight New Jersey residents were diagnosed with the coronavirus, bringing the total number of presumptive positive tests up to 23.He further stated that there have also been 57 negative tests, 20 tests in process, 37 people under investigation, and one death.While New Jersey’s coronavirus numbers are increasing, Hudson County has still seen just one positive presumptive case to date, a 32-year-old West New York man who is making a speedy recovery and aiming to return to work next week, as HCV first reported. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter CommunityJersey CityNewscenter_img Bayonne Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say Bayonne man busted with cocaine, heroin, semi-automatic handgun after fleeing from cops Editor’s note: This story was updated with new information.  TAGScoronavirusjersey city city hallsteven fulop SHARE UPDATED: Jersey City cancellations: St. Paddy’s parade, police graduation, & more to prevent COVID-19 By John Heinis – March 11, 2020 5:24 pm 0 last_img read more

Rudolph Austin inks deal with Danish club Esbjerg FC

first_imgFormer Reggae Boyz captain, Rodolph Austin, has inked a football contract with Danish first division club Esbjerg FC.The 32-year-old who was out of contract with Brøndby IF has come to a two-year agreement worth in the region of £340,000.  Esbjerg is keen to add experience to a youthful squad following the team’s relegation from the Danish top league last season.  The club had previously attempted to seal a move for the midfielder in the January transfer window.Austin, who has 84 caps for the Jamaica national team, moved to Brøndby from the English Championship club Leeds after failing to secure a work permit.  The midfielder made 40 appearances for the club, netting only two goals, but was not offered a new contract by the team at the end of the summer.  The player made his first appearance for Esbjerg in a practice match last Friday and was given the number 8 jersey.Austin last appeared for Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz at the 2016 Copa America Centenario and was also the skipper of a Gold Cup team that lost 3-1 to Mexico in the 2015 final.last_img read more

Bantamweight Title Fight added to loaded UFC 207 card

first_img Related TopicsCody GarbrandtDominick CruzUFCUFC 207 Vince McKee LAS VEGAS, Nevada – The loaded UFC 207 card has received another major title fight as current Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz has signed on to defend his title against the unbeaten Cody Garbrandt.Cruz (22-1, 5-0 UFC) puts it on the line against Garbrandt who is 10-0 and one of the rising starts of MMA.Fans have been craving this fight over a rematch between Cruz and the now very angry former champ TJ Dillashaw. Garbrant cannot be taken lightly however as he has knocked out his last 5 opponents since joining the UFC.As this bombshell wasn’t enough, it joins the already stacked card that will also featureAmanda Nunes vs. Ronda RouseyFabricio Werdum vs. Cain VelasquezMatt Brown vs. Tarec SaffiedineNeil Magny vs. Johny HendricksAlex Garcia vs. Mike PyleAfter the biggest year in UFC history, they have made certain it will end with a bang!last_img read more