Law & Justice

June 16, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - New Jersey Transit (NJT) has agreed to pay out over $8 million to a number of parties impacted by the 2016 crash in the Hoboken Terminal. On September 29, 2016, the Pascack Valley Line NJT Train 1614 out of Spring Valley overran the station in the Hoboken Terminal around 8:40 in ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The internal affairs unit of the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office is focusing on five detectives who may be the subject of a pending investigation, according to a letter issued on May 26 to defense attorney Michael Rubas – who apparently has a client charged in a narcotics ...

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CLINTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday his plan to close the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women, the state's only women's correctional facility, following an investigation into a violent attack on prisoners in January. Murphy's administration released an investigative report ...

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NEW JERSEY- Now that state lawmakers have passed measures to create a marketplace for recreational marijuana in New Jersey, the big challenge for local police departments is how to enforce these new regulations and to educate people about the seismic shift in thinking. Sayreville Police Chief ...

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TRENTON, NJ - A bill that would prohibit state and county correctional facilities from holding detainees for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is likely to become law, Hudson County Commissioner Anthony Romano, who sits on the Board of Commissioners Public Safety Committee, told ...

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KEARNY, NJ - An inmate at the Hudson County Correctional Facility that died of what officials are calling “self-inflicted” injuries on Wednesday has been identified as Albert Roman, 51.  “Immediate medical attention was rendered, and he was transported to Jersey City Medical Center where he ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is still seeking the public’s help in locating the whereabouts of the suspect wanted in connection with the death of a 29-year-old Bayonne man who was fatally stabbed on March 2.   As previously reported, Elvis Santana, age 30, of Bayonne, ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - A man has been arrested for attempted murder in connection with a shooting at an Amazon Fulfillment Center in Hoboken last October. The shooting occurred in at around 2:37 a.m. on October 11, 2020 on the 900 Block of Monroe Street, near an address listed as an Amazon Fulfillment ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — In what she called a “sheer betrayal and disgrace of the sacred oaths taken by those who wear a badge,” Hudson County Prosecutor Suarez has ordered an immediate internal affairs investigation into money that was recently discovered missing at the Prosecutor’s Office.  In a ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - On the Boulevard bus from Bayonne to Jersey City, a young Esther Suarez glanced out the window and saw a sign for a law firm reading “Suarez and Suarez.”  Every day, she told her mother that one day that would be her – eventually, her dreams would come true. Suarez, now serving ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Parents will now notified the first time their underage child is caught using or possessing marijuana or alcohol under a measure signed into law on Friday by Governor Phil Murphy. The law, sponsored by Senator Linda Greenstein (D-Mercer/Middlesex) and Assemblyman Dr. Herb Conaway ...

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NEW JERSEY — Last week, Gov. Phil Murphy signed three bills to legalize recreational marijuana use in the Garden State and establish a regulated cannabis market within the next six months. Shortly after, however, the New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association (PBA) issued a statement, ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A Hudson County corrections officer has been charged in connection to a double homicide that left two women dead, one of whom is believed to be the suspect's lover, authorities said.  Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez might be the next US Attorney for the State of New Jersey, according to reports. If appointed by President Joe Biden, Suarez, as she did when she was sworn in to her current position in 2015, would break ground by becoming the first ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- Valentine’s Day is here, and the FBI's Newark Field Office wants to make the public aware of possible romance scams. Romance scams occur when a criminal uses a fake online identity to gain a victim’s affection and trust. These scammers are present on most dating and social media ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - A West New York man entered a guilty plea for committing insurance fraud, following a hit-and-run collision with a parked car in Hoboken. Richard Hamedl, 32, was operating a 2019 BMW X6 when he struck a parked vehicle on 10th Street in Hoboken on August 26, 2020. Hamedl fled ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - 22 arrests have been made in what law enforcement officials called an international human trafficking and prostitution organization operating in and around Bergen County, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced Thursday. The arrests are the result of a four-month ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A year-long investigation into a large-scale narcotics trafficking network operating in Hudson, Essex, Bergen and Union Counties, as well as New York City, led to 20 arrests on Tuesday, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez. More arrests are expected, she ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - 10 Jersey City men have been in connection with a crime spree that allegedly targeted more than 40 pharmacies throughout northern New Jersey, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Tuesday. The spree, Honig said, took place over a three-month period and allegedly ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Under the leadership of former NJ Governor Jim McGreevey, the New Jersey Reentry Corporation (NJRC) is spearheading a program to fight stigmas, oppression, and sexism by giving formerly incarcerated women access to the resources and opportunities that they deserve. On Tuesday, ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Donald Trump’s departure from office Wednesday won’t be the end of Representative Albio Sires’ efforts to “protect our democracy and address abuses of the pardon power,” the veteran legislator said Monday in a statement directed at the nation’s outgoing ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - A man wanted in connection with several Hoboken-area thefts was arrested on Sunday after attempting to shoplift from a downtown pharmacy. On January 10 at 8:37 a.m., P.O. Anthony Olivera and P.O. Anthony Hochstadter responded to CVS at 59 Washington Street, where they met with the ...

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NEW JERSEY — The threat of Trenton protests on Jan. 17 looms, following a massive insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. last week. Gov. Phil Murphy and Colonel Pat Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, said Monday that NJ authorities are prepared and on high ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - A 63-year-old Hoboken man who was a passenger in a car that hit and killed a 56-year-old cyclist in November before fleeing the scene now faces several criminal charges in connection with the incident.  On Wednesday, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced that ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Steve Lenox, Publisher of TAPinto Bayonne, TAPinto Hoboken, and TAPinto Jersey City recently welcomed former Governor Jim McGreeveey to TAP'ed Into Hudson. As head of the statewide New Jersey Reentry Corporation, McGreevey helps provide critically needed services to ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - After more than nine hours of public comment and over 100 speakers in opposition to the proposal, a divided Hudson County Freeholder board voted 6-3 in favor of approving a 10-year contract with the federal Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) Tuesday. Under the agreement the ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ- A new incoming Administration in Washington, DC, more than $5.6 million in upgrades to the facility, and the reality that the loss of revenue associated with it would be ruinous to the county budget are just a few of the reasons Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise is encouraging ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Hoboken politico Carmelo Garcis, who also served as deputy mayor and director of Newark Economic and Housing Development has been charged along with two business owners in a bribery scheme involving Newark Community Economic Development Corporation, United States Attorney Craig ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Academy Bus has been named in as a defendant in a $15M lawsuit by the State of New Jersey. The Hoboken-based bus company allegedly defrauded New Jersey Transit (NJT) by underreporting the number of scheduled bus trips the company missed, while also charging fees for hours and miles ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - The Hoboken Policing Policy Task Force has released a survey soliciting feedback from community members. Established in June, the task force is a central component of former President Barack Obama’s “Commit to Action” pledge, for more equitable and community oriented policing.

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