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Hoboken Man With 10 Warrants and Jersey City Man Both Busted for Package Theft

August 6, 2020

HOBOKEN, NJ - As Benjamin Abreu, 49, Hoboken, was allegedly stealing packages, Gregory Freitas, 29, Jersey City was supposed to be on lookout. It appears someone slipped up, as both men were arrested Sunday afternoon by Hoboken Police.

Just after 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Detective Sergeant Josue Velez and Detective Luis Rodriguez were driving eastbound on 9th and Jefferson Street in an unmarked ...

Bayonne Woman Allegedly Set Boyfriend Up to Be Robbed at Gunpoint, Sheriff Frank Schillari Says

JERSEY CITY, NJ -- A 40-year-old Bayonne woman is under arrest after allegedly setting her boyfriend up to be robbed at gunpoint, according to Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari. 

In a statement Schillari reported that Orasha Wilkes has been charged with robbery, aggravated assault, aggravated assault with a weapon, criminal restraint, theft and possession of a firearm. Larry Johnson, ...

Mukherji Bill Would Allow Defendants to Negotiate with Prosecutors Via Email for Certain Offenses

TRENTON, NJ - Defendants seeking to resolve charges related to certain traffic offenses in courts across New Jersey may soon have the chance to negotiate with municipal prosecutors through email or standard mail, thanks to a piece of legislation being spearheaded partially by Assemblyman Raj Mukherji (D-Passaic/Bergen.).

Under the bill which recently passed the full General Assembly by a ...

A Tearful Plea from US District Judge Esther Salas After Her Son's Murder

NEWARK, NJ - US District Judge Esther Salas released a video message Monday, just two weeks after her son was killed and her husband was shot multiple times during an attack at their North Brusnwick home. While barely holding back tears, she described the days before her son was killed and the moment when she heard the gunshots. 

Her message is that Federal judges need better protection.

Previously Convicted Jersey City Man Faces 10 Years in Prison on Gun Charge

NEWARK, NJ - A 31-year-old Jersey City man admitted in court Wednesday to possessing a firearm and ammunition.

According to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpentino Benorce Duncan, 31, was arrested on May 21, 2019 after he was found to be in possession of a loaded .22 caliber revolver. Previously convicted for both aggravated assault and robbery, Duncan now faces up to 10 years in prison for this latest ...

Third Suspect Arrested in Murder of 17-Year-Old Tyaeah Garner

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jahquell Carter, the third suspect wanted in connection in the July 6 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Tyaeah Garner, was apprehended and arrested early Tuesday in Plymouth Borough, Pennsylvania.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, the arrest was made by members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Homicide Task Force, the Plymouth Borough Police Department, ...

Man Charged in Crash that Killed 24-Year-Old Jersey City Woman

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 25-year-old Jersey City man has been charged with Causing a Death While Driving with a Suspended License after he allegedly struck a pedestrian in the area of Garfield and Chapel Avenues at approximately 7:00 a.m. Sunday.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, Bahsil Marsh was also intoxicated behind the wheel of a 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee when he hit Charnell ...

Three Charged in Shooting Death of 17-Year-Old Jersey City Girl

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit has brought charges against three individuals in connection with the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Tyeah Garner. As previously reported, Garner was gunned down in the area of Rutgers Avenue at approximately 10:30 p.m. on July 6

According to Prosecutor Esther Suarez, charged are Heavenly Cherry, 19; Jahquell Carter, 24, ...

Newark Man Charged in Jersey City Attempted Carjacking

NEWARK, NJ - A 29-year-old Newark man faces up to 25 years in prison stemming from his role in an alleged attempted carjacking during which a victim was shot in the abdomen. Tevin Browning was formally charged via videoconference Friday with several crimes including Conspiracy to Commit Carjacking, Attempted Carjacking, Discharge of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence, and  Possession of a ...

Jersey City Police Officer Charged with Taking Pay for Assignment She Never Worked

NEWARK, NJ - A Jersey City police officer was charged with conspiring to defraud Jersey City by obtaining compensation for off-duty work that she did not perform, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced Thursday.

Gicella Sanchez, 36, Jersey City, faces one count of conspiracy to defraud a local government after she was allegedly compensated well over $5000 for work she didn’t perform ...

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County Officials to Seek New Bids for Construction of Courthouse

August 6, 2020

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Proposals to construct the new county court complex will be rejected and new requests made after three developers submitted prices tens of millions above the county’s projections.

The project which would replace the existing courthouse on Newark Avenue with a new court complex in the same area of Jersey City drew three proposals, all coming in higher than anticipated, ...

Hudson County Parks Reopen After Tropical Storm Isaias Cleanup

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County’s parks are back open after crews worked “sunup until sundown” Wednesday clearing debris and damage brought on by Tropical Storm Isaias. The remnants of the hurricane swept through Hudson County Tuesday leaving behind a swath of fallen trees and limbs, officials said. 

Saying they wanted to make sure there was no danger programs such as ...

Murphy to Partiers: ‘This Is No Time to Be Vying for Induction into the Knucklehead Hall of Fame’

July 29, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Murphy again condemned crowded house parties, which he says are causing the number of new COVID-19 cases to rise in the state during his COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday.

He said that over the past four months, New Jersey residents have “crushed the curve,” but was disappointed that over the past four days, there have been roughly 2,000 new positive ...

Murphy Adds $15M to New Jersey's Small Business Grant Program

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – April Scelsa’s story mirrors those of thousands of small business owners whose nail salons, coffee houses and nutrition supplement boutiques wouldn’t have been able to re-open in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic without a little help.

Scelsa used money she got from the New Jersey Economic Development Agency (NJEDA) to purchase masks, gloves, ...

Are You Partying Indoors? Governor Murphy Wants You to Stop

TRENTON, NJ — In his Monday press briefing Governor Phil Murphy pleaded with New Jersey’s youth and their parents to protect public health by not holding secret indoor parties and other large indoor gatherings.

“We have many examples of people congregating indoors without face coverings, without social distancing and in close proximity.  There is no good that will ...

Maridian Properties Implements Enhanced Safety and Health Procedures for Employees and Tenants Returning to Work

July 31, 2020

HOBOKEN, NJ – Maridian Properties, a Hoboken-based real estate developer and property manager with more than 100,000 square feet of commercial space and 200 residential units under management, has implemented a detailed re-occupancy plan that allows its commercial tenants and corporate employees to return to the workplace in a safe and healthy manner.

The plan includes enhanced ...