Public meetings for Liberty State Park go virtual

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has scheduled two public meetings to provide time for in-depth discussion and feedback on the remediation of the interior section of Liberty State Park and the options for active recreation development.

The virtual meeting for Remediation of the Interior of Liberty State Park will take place on Thursday, Jan. 7, at 6 p.m. Register at to get a link to the Remediation meeting.

The virtual meeting for Options for Active Recreation Amenities will take place on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 6 p.m. Register at to get a link to the Active Recreation meeting.

Following the meetings, you can submit any written comments to by Feb. 18. For the most recent information about the DEP, follow its Twitter feed at @NewJerseyDEP or visit

Web design class on Facebook Live

The Hoboken Public Library will be holding a web design class for adults on Facebook Live on Monday, Jan. 4 at 6 p.m. The workshop is for anyone who wants to learn the foundations of website design and layout and create your own webpages using HTML5 and CSS3 that showcase rich content, including text, images, videos, and more.

The class will also teach practical, marketable discipline of computer science. The workshop uses a product called Coditum, available at There are three following sessions occurring on January 11, 18, and 25, all at 6 p.m.

This workshop is free and interactive. Questions are welcome. Once the class is finished, it will be uploaded to the Library’s Facebook video page.

Employment and training orientations available

The Jersey City Employment & Training Program is accepting eligible applicants on Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 10 a.m. for the following fields: healthcare, education, CDL and SORA licensing and business management, and electrical.

To meet all eligibility requirements to qualify, applicants must be Hudson County residents and currently receiving unemployment. Click here to register.

New York Adventure Club will host virtual history of the Palisades

The New York Adventure Club will be hosting The New Jersey Palisades: Old Millionaire’s Row to NYC Playground’ Webinar on Friday, Jan. 8, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

The virtual showcase will feature a brief history of the Palisades in modern times; how the George Washington Bridge came to be; the 101 on “devil nuts” and why they line the hidden beaches on the Hudson River; a discussion around the former Millionaires’ Row, where wealthy New Yorkers established second homes; and the local legend of Devil’s Tower, a stone clock tower originally designed for sugar baron Manuel Rionda (1854–1943) that is claimed to be haunted.

If you can’t make the event live, register and get access to the full replay for one week at Tickets are $10 at eventbrite:

Liberty Science Center to preview upcoming shows

The Liberty Science Center will be holding an online preview of its upcoming planetary shows, The Astronomy of 2021, on Thursday, Jan. 7, at 5 p.m.

The free virtual program, which will be streamed on Liberty Science Center’s Facebook page,, you’ll get a look at the big astronomy events in the year ahead. Highlights include the Perseverance Mars landing in February, the supermoon in April, and the partial solar eclipse in June.

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