A group of elementary school kids is gathered around a table at the SteamWorks Studios at 1050 JFK Boulevard in Bayonne. In this robotics workshop the mission is to assemble a program for robots, so that they can follow a designated path on the floor. The studio, which opened last week, features maker activities such as 3D printing, robotics, coding in Python and JAVA, and even programming quadcopter drones. Students can sign up for courses that run for 12 weekends for two hours each. Click here for more.
Hanging just above the approach to the Lincoln Tunnel in Weehawken is a single purple banner draped over someone’s balcony: Donald Trump for president. Probably the most visible political sign in Hudson County this year, it’s also a rare sight. That’s not because Trump is running for president as a Republican in a largely Democratic county, but because it’s hard to spot any political signs around the county this season. Political observers say this is almost unheard of in Hudson County, a place that’s usually obsessed with politics. Click here for more.