November 11, 2022
Hudson annually honors 12 veterans, one each from our 12 municipalities, as Hudson County’s “Veterans of the Year.” Today, on Veterans Day, we spoke to three of them: North Bergen's Frank Gargulio, Guttenberg's Jessica Reyes, and Secaucus's Patrick ‘Littlewolf’ Brooks. Three very different people but three proud veterans who share a common love for their country and a strong belief in the value of service.
Our 2022 Hudson County Veterans of the Year:
Bayonne – Owen Ballweg
East Newark – Frank Acuna
Guttenberg – Jessica Reyes
Kearny – Michael J. Machado
Harrison – Robert Gerris
Hoboken – Sergeant Josue Velez
Jersey City – Randy Riotto
North Bergen – Frank Gargiulo
Secaucus – Patrick Brooks
Union City – Henry Kaden
Weehawken – Erik O. Valentin
West New York – Sean McDonald
November 7, 2022
Hudson County's long-running "Live At Brennan's" music series wrapped up its fall season last week and HudCoRadio dropped in to chronicle it. A companion video will be up later this week on our YouTube Channel, HudCoTV, (https://www.youtube.com/user/hudcotv) showing the entire two and half hour concert.
Learn more about next season's shows when the schedule is released and about past shows at: https://liveatbrennans.com
October 28, 2022
This week, Hudson County hosted its, “Inclusive Employment Breakfast for Business Executives,” at the Liberty House Restaurant in Jersey City.
As the breakfast wrapped up, we spoke with the host of the event, the leader of its lively discussion panel, and a representative from an area business that came to listen and ask questions.
Afterward, we talked with a local resident with a disability—now flourishing thanks to this kind of employment assistance—about the value of educating business executives about hiring those they might not have considered adding to their workforce.
October 21, 2022
We discuss the return of the Hudson County Senior Art Show to IRL after two years being virtual during the pandemic lockdown with the Show's Coordinator, Joann Northgrave. Then three senior artists talk about their work, what it means to them, and about being honored with awards by the State of New Jersey. (This year was one of the most successful ever for our senior artists at the state level.)
A video about this year's Senior Art Show can be found on our YouTube channel, HudCoTV, here: https://www.youtube.com/user/hudcotv
October 13, 2022
HC Planning Chief Francesca Giarratana discusses her new role as President of the New Jersey County Planners Association (she's the first Hudson County member to serve as president in the NJCPA's 66-year history) and provides updates on: the progress of the Essex-Hudson Greenway, the latest County Open Space Trust-funded projects approaching completion, the upcoming County Smart Growth Awards, and how you can make your voice heard when it comes to local major-storm resiliency planning in our region.
October 6, 2022
Our "Hudson County & Immigration, The Story of America" interview series wraps up with a chat with Rimli Roy, the Founder and Artistic Director of Surati for Performing Arts. Matt Caranante, of the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs asks Rimli about her immigrant experience in Hudson County and about the rewards and challenges of developing new performance space here. You can learn more about Surati for Performing Arts by visiting:
September 22, 2022
Our "Hudson County & Immigration, The Story of America" series of interviews continues! Matt Caranante of the Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs talks with Olga Levina – Executive Producer of the Jersey City Theater Center located in downtown at 165 Newark Avenue, Jersey City. You can learn more about the JCTC and their upcoming projects on the web here: https://jctcenter.org/
September 12, 2022
In our new "Hudson County & Immigration: The Story of America" series of interviews, Matt Caranante of the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, chats with local leaders from different immigrant communities about their experience coming to this country—and our county—and about their work in our community today.
Matt's guest for this episode is Carla Truncellito Mastropierro, the Executive Director of the Italian Educational & Cultural Center at Casa Colombo, located at 380 Monmouth Street in Jersey City.
You can learn more about the work of Casa Colombo here:
May 14, 2019
Hudson County Community College (HCCC) is launching a new "Holz Technik Academy," a joint degree and apprenticeship program in Advanced Manufacturing with Eastern Millwork Incorporated, an industry leader in custom and high-end automated woodwork manufacturing and installation based in Jersey City. Lori Margolin, Dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Development for HCCC, and Andrew Campbell, President of Eastern Millwork, describe how this innovative partnership will work and how it could be a model for local workforce development in the future.
May 3, 2019
The New York Road Runner's Club (NYRRC) Open Run Program is now available in New Jersey, specifically in Hudson County's Lincoln Park. Michael Rodgers, Vice President of Youth and Community Engagement for the NYRRC, describes Open Run and how it found a home in Hudson's largest County Park.