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Assemblywoman Angela McKnight Makes Push for Resolution Supporting Federal Antilynching Legislation

May 12, 2022

TRENTON, NJ  – Hudson County Assemblyman Angela McKnight has joined two of her colleagues to introduce Assembly Resolution 137 in support of the Emmett Till Antilynching Act, signed by President Biden on March 29.

A statement released by McKnight reflected that anti-lynching legislation was first introduced in 1900 by North Carolina Congressman George H. White in ...

Governor Phil Murphy Condemns Release of Convicted Cop Killer

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The man who was sentenced to life for the 1973 murder of State Trooper Werner Foerster in one of the highest-profile trials in the city’s history will soon be released from prison.

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered parole for Sundiata Acoli from a Maryland prison by a 3-2 vote, it announced May 10.

At issue was whether the 85-year-old Acoli, who is ...

Bayonne Man Charged with Use of 'Tire Deflation Devices'

BAYONNE, NJ - A 51-year-old Bayonne man was arrested in his home on May 5 and charged in a string of incidents in which he is said to have placed “tire deflation devices” in the immediate area of Dodge Street, Orient Street, and East 5th Street. 

According to Captain Eric Amato, members of the Bayonne Police Department conducted an investigation beginning in September that led ...

Bayonne Man Arrested for Criminal Sexual Contact After Confronting Woman on Street

BAYONNE, NJ – A 23-year-old Bayonne man was arrested just before midnight Thursday and charged with Criminal Sexual Contact of a woman he is said to have encountered while walking on 8th Street.

According to Captain Eric Amato, the 25-year-old victim said that the suspect, identified as Jeron R. Ransom, approached her and requested her Instagram name. 

After the victim, who did ...

Hudson County Prosecutor Hosts Vigil to Honor Victims of Domestic Violence

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A chilly day greeted those who gathered in Lincoln Park last month to take part in a candlelight vigil and a walk to mark crime victims’ rights week.

What they lacked in numbers, they made up for in dedication, since many of them represented groups whose goal was to help and protect victims of domestic violence.

Huddled in parkas and hoodies, the band of advocates ...

Hudson County Prosecutor's Office Plans Candlelight Vigil, Memorial Walk For Crime Victims' Rights Week

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — In recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office plans to hold a Candlelight Vigil and Memorial Walk on Wednesday in Jersey City.

The inaugural event is being organized by the Hudson County Office of Victim/Witness Advocacy in an effort to increase the awareness of resources available to victims and their ...

FBI in NJ Warns Parents of Increase in Sextortion Cases

NEWARK, NJ—The FBI Newark Field Office is seeing an increase in reports of sextortion involving teenaged boys and wants parents and guardians to be on alert.

Sextortion is an online crime that typically begins with contact through social media or another online platform, such as a gaming site. The adult predator or scammer convinces the child to share sexual images or videos and then ...

Jersey City Man Charged With Armed Robbery Of Bayonne Convenience Store

BAYONNE, NJ — A 45-year-old Jersey City man faces charges in connection with an armed robbery at a Bayonne convenience store in March.

According to Bayonne Police, Terrence E. Williams was taken into custody Thursday in Jersey City and charged with robbery, possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Following an investigation, police said ...

Court Reinstates Charges Against O'Donnell

BAYONNE, NJ - Former Assemblyman Jason O’Donnell, who ran for mayor of Bayonne in 2018, once again faces criminal charges for bribery after a state appellate court reversed the dismissal of an indictment against him.

A lower court ruled last year that because did not hold public office at the time, he could not be charged with bribery. But the Appellate Court this week reversed that ...

Jersey City Man Found Guilty Of 2018 Murder of Bayonne Man

JERSEY CITY, NJ — A 24-year-old Jersey City man was found guilty for his role in the 2018 shooting death of a Bayonne resident.

On Thursday, a jury convicted James Crawford of murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said.

The verdict came after a four-week trial and was delivered before Judge ...


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Hudson County Community College and Rutgers University School of Public Affairs and Administration Sign Transfer Agreement for Public and Nonprofit Administration Degree Program

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County Community College (HCCC) and Rutgers University School of Public Affairs and Administration (RUSPAA) have entered into an agreement that enables students who graduate from HCCC with an Associate of Science degree in Human Services to transfer seamlessly and attain their Bachelor of Arts degree from RUSPAA. The agreement was signed by HCCC President, Dr.

New Brunswick Mayor Cahill Urges Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – New Brunswick Mayor James M. Cahill has thrown his support behind the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“Today, New Brunswick residents in need ...

NJ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey ("SHCCNJ") threw its support behind the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and St. Peter's HealthCare System, which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick. 

In a letter to the Federal Trade ...

Hudson County To Host First-Ever Fleet Week Event

May 21, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ — For the first time ever, Hudson County will host a Fleet Week celebration.

Along with celebrating the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps, the May 26 event at Lincoln Park West will give the community the opportunity to learn more about the sea services.

The event, which is free and open to the public, runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the baseball field.

A ...

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

May 19, 2022

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...

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