Jersey City Top Stories

July 26, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop fielded a variety of questions at an hour-long event hosted by Hudson Media Group on July 21. HMG’s Pat O’Melia welcomed Al Sullivan from TAPinto Jersey City and John Heinis of Hudson County View to the studio with the triumvirate grilling Fulop ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - If you’re looking for an edgy and hip exhibition, then Dyandre Motta’s exhibition entitled “MidNightHorrorShow” is perfect for you. Located in Mana Contemprary’s basement, in a 232 square foot space that is encapsulated by red and black graffiti, is the exhibition containing 8 ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - After being closed for more than a year, White Eagle Hall reopened on July 15, bringing live music back to Jersey City. The event was curated by JC promoter “Dancing Tony” Susco, who has previously run Groove on Grove and Harsimus Cemetery shows, and included indie-folk group ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez is seeking the public’s support in locating a 42-year-old Jersey City man wanted in connection with multiple sexual assaults against children. Salomon-Lopez is described as a shorter man with a medium build and may be known by this name or ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - An effort to develop a better understanding of what members of the Jersey City Police Department face while on duty brought what is being considered by some to be unwarranted and inaccurate attention to Ward E Councilman James Solomon courtesy of social media on ...

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NEW JERSEY -- It's been called "A Handshake for the Century," and it took place 75 years ago in Jersey City when the Dodgers farm team visited the Jersey City Giants at Roosevelt Stadium.  The event occurred on April 18, 1946, when Jackie Robinson, playing for the Montreal Royals, hit his first ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 55-year-old Jersey City man has been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of an unidentified adult male who was found deceased in the area of Cambridge Avenue in Jersey City on Saturday. Steven Bardsley has been charged with Murder, Possession of a Weapon (knife) ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 26-year-old Jersey City man was fatally shot Saturday morning on Grant Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive in Jersey City.   According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the area of ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Under a trio of bills signed into law on Thursday by Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey veterans and active military service members will have easier access to higher education, and expanded access to the disabled veterans’ property tax exemption. An annual grant program within the ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Day after day, severe weather watches and warnings come across our screens here in our region. As we white-knuckle through the washouts in one of the wettest months in recent years, more and more residents demand to know what answers we have for the onslaught of urban ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Before March, Faith Bethea never gave much thought to being a track and field superstar. In fact, if someone gave Bethea a pop quiz about the different events in track and field, she would have failed miserably. “I didn’t even know what the triple jump was,” Bethea ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Modeled after the highly successful business relief program his Administration implement, Mayor Steven Fulop has announced the August launch of the Jersey City COVID-19 Rent Relief Program which will provide up to $10,000 in much-needed rental assistance to low-income Jersey City ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Possible changes to how Jersey City’s two top high schools accept students have become another political football in the upcoming campaign, as Ward E council candidate Jake Hudnut has waded into the controversy. Earlier this month, the Jersey City Board of Education approved a ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - More than a hundred motorcycle patrol officers escorted Jersey City Police Officer Morton Otundo from Mclaughlin Funeral Home on Pavonia Avenue to St. Aedan's Church on Bergen Avenue in a sign of respect for the fallen officer. Otundo, whom JCPOBA President Joe Cossolini said ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Despite his determination to finish what he started when he became the youngest person to serve on the school board, and later as school board president, Mussab Ali said this week that he will not run for re-election in November due to health concerns. In March, Ali announced ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Alika Muhammad had never met the widow of Police Lt. Chris Robateau before his wake. But that didn’t stop her from walking up and asking Rose about the expensive handbag she kept in her closet. “I was stunned. How did she know about the bag?” Rose Robateau recalled thinking at ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - City officials including, Mayor Steven Fulop and Councilman Jermaine Robinson, helped celebrate the lives, and birthdays, of a pair of Jersey City residents who have both reached the ripe age of 103. In a Facebook post, Fulop described visiting Helen Regan, a graduate of ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ  – When COVID-19 lockdowns made meeting community members face-to-face more challenging, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office sought alternative ways to put their community outreach program to work.  The need for assistance did not stop during this time, Hudson County Prosecutor ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - “Unions built this country, and veterans have defended it,” Jack Dunne, Deputy Vice Commander of the American Legion, Department of New Jersey, told TAPinto Jersey City Tuesday.  The statement came just minutes after Mayor Steven M. Fulop joined Commissioner William O’Dea to ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A portrait of the late Jersey City Police Officer Morton Otundo will be presented to his family thanks to the generosity of a non-profit organization and talent of a local artist. Otundo, who served as the president of the 2013 police academy class, died from injuries sustained ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A six-week-long investigation headed by members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force led to execution of search warrants and the seizure of more than two kilograms of heroin/fentanyl on July 13, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — If you’ve noticed haze in the area Tuesday, you can blame Canada’s wildfires, according to the National Weather Service. Levels of particulate matter are anticipated to rise to unhealthy levels for sensitive groups due to a “plume of smoke, associated with the Canadian ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his regular COVID press briefing on Monday, July 19, that over 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in New Jersey and that more than five million individuals who live, work, or study in the state are now fully vaccinated. Among ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — While COVID-19 conditions have improved, the need for blood never ends. Our hospitals rely on individual donations to provide much of the blood that we use, and our primary blood suppliers urgently need the public’s help to address the severe blood shortage and avoid potential ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ – A group of young parishioners volunteered to assist with maintenance projects at Our Lady of Sorrows/Christ the King Church in Jersey City on July 17. Their efforts were part of “Days in the Diocese,” a new summer program presented by the Office for Youth & Young Adult ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - An investigation launched by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force following a tip by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children led to the Friday arrest of 48-year-old Thomas Gaughran, of ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Break out the beard oil and crack open a few cans of juicy IPA, Jersey City, because we've been named Number 5 on a list of "Hipster Cities" that aren't Brooklyn. The good folks at lawn care company LawnStarter decided to go ahead and yield the top spot to Brooklyn, the ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A decision by the international swimming federation (FINA) to disallow the use of a swim cap specifically designed to accommodate “thick, curly, and voluminous” in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics has caught the attention of Hudson County Assemblywoman Angela McKnight.  According to ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Despite the passage of a new state law that will prohibit state, local government agencies, and private detention facilities from entering into, renewing, or extending immigration detention agreements, Hudson County may need some time to finally do away with the contract that is ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Black and Latinx people intensely sought information on COVID-19 and engaged in public health measures such as mask-wearing and testing due to devastating experiences during the pandemic but are still skeptical about vaccines, according to a Rutgers study. The findings, which ...

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