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Jersey City Man Convicted On All Charges For 2019 Fatal Shooting

July 6, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ — A 36-year-old Jersey City man was convicted for his role in the 2019 fatal shooting of Jason Dunbar, according to authorities.

On Tuesday, a Hudson County jury found Darius Bolden guilty of murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said.

The verdict was delivered before Judge ...

Man Killed, Woman Injured In Jersey City Double Stabbing

JERSEY CITY, NJ — A 21-year-old man was killed and a 22-year-old woman was seriously injured after a double stabbing early Tuesday morning in Jersey City, according to authorities.

Shortly before 6:45 a.m., Jersey City police officers were dispatched to 196 Clinton Avenue after receiving reports of an aggravated assault, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said.

Upon arrival, ...

Jersey City Man Charged With Sex Crimes At Union City Pool

JERSEY CITY, NJ — A 40-year-old Jersey City man was arrested Sunday on sex crime-related charges involving four strangers – including an 11-year-old girl and a 12-year-old girl — at a public pool in Union City, according to authorities.

Ashokbhai Vaddoriya reportedly victimized an 11-year-old girl, a 12-year-old girl, a 33-year-old woman and a 34-year-old woman at the pool, ...

Jersey City Man Sentenced To 25 Years In State Prison For Fatal Shooting Of 23-Year-Old

JERSEY CITY, NJ — A 29-year-old Jersey City man has been sentenced to 25 years in state prison for the 2020 fatal shooting of Javone Smith, according to authorities.

Along with the prison term handed down Friday by Judge Vincent Militello, Kenyowa Pinkney’s sentence is subject to the No Early Release Act and Graves Act, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said.

When Pinkney ...

Hoboken Teacher Pleads Guilty To Sexually Assaulting Two 17-Year-Old Girls

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — A 45-year-old Hoboken man pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two 17-year-old girls while working as a teacher in Jersey City and Union City, according to authorities.

On Thursday, Francisco Realpe pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault and forfeited his right to current and future public employment, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez ...

Newark Man Charged In Jersey City Triple Shooting

JERSEY CITY, NJ – A 31-year-old Newark man is facing charges in connection with a February 2021 shooting that killed one woman and injured two men in Jersey City, according to authorities.

On Tuesday, members of the United States Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional Task Force arrested Jimmy Colclough and charged him with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder, two ...

Video Footage, 911 Call Released In Fatal Police Shooting of Jersey City Man

JERSEY CITY, NJ — A 59-year-old Jersey City man had just grabbed a woman and held her at gunpoint when he was fatally shot by a Jersey City Police Officer last month, according to video footage of the incident released Monday by the state Attorney General’s Office.

Alongside the footage and recording of a 911 call, Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin provided new details ...

Jersey City Mail Clerk Faces Charges Over Fraudulent Medical Claims

JERSEY CITY, NJ — A mail sorter who works for the United States Postal Service is facing charges after prosecutors say he submitted falsified medical records to his insurance company.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, Gerald Hunter, 32, of Jersey City was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count of insurance fraud.

He was taken into custody at the ...

Federal Case Against Former Fulop Confidant Set to Go Forward

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Although postponed last December, the federal charge against Tom Bertoli is apparently on its way to court.

Bertoli was indicted for tax evasion in June 2020 after he failed to file income tax returns, and allegedly used check cashing services to conceal income and other charges – including giving false statements to the IRS.

In previous interviews with TAPinto ...

34-Year-Old Man Killed In Jersey City Shooting

JERSEY CITY, NJ – An investigation is underway into the fatal shooting of a 34-year-old Newark man late Sunday night in Jersey City.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, officers were dispatched around 11:15 p.m. to the area of Forrest Street and Martin Luther King Drive after receiving a report of a shooting.

After arriving at the scene, police confirmed a shooting ...


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Hudson County Schools of Technology Hosts Industry Partner Breakfast

July 2, 2022

SECAUCUS, NJ – Hudson County Schools of Technology held its 2022 Industry Partner Breakfast on Tuesday at the Frank J. Gargiulo Campus to recognize the invaluable educational and professional contributions made by HCST’s many industry partners throughout the state. The event also provided an opportunity for partners to network with each other, as well as with teachers and staff who ...

NJ Transit Will Conduct Redesign Of Hudson County Bus Network

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — NJ Transit will soon begin examining COVID-19’s impact on local bus networks in Hudson County and what changes can be made to improve those services, the statewide transit agency recently announced.

The project — which is being funded through a $514,045 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration — ...

South Jersey Man Admits Selling Fake COVID Cleansers

June 22, 2022

CAMDEN, NJ — A South Jersey businessman pleaded guilty to selling pesticide-laced disinfectant wipes and liquid sanitizers to federal agencies, municipalities and others, falsely promising they would kill the coronavirus.

Maple Shade businessman Paul Andrecola, 63, admitted his role in a year-long scheme before U.S. District Court Judge Robert B. Kugler on Thursday in a Camden federal ...

5 Healthy Recipes for Your Backyard Barbecue

When you think of a classic American summer, three things come to mind—the Fourth of July, swimming pools, and, of course, barbecues. There are hundreds of different kinds of meat to cook (even more vegetarian alternatives) and thousands of recipes you can create from the comfort of your own grill.

But, this beloved tradition is particularly partial to high-calorie, meaty ...

How to Start Working Out: A Guide for Fitness Beginners

So you’re ready to start working out. Congrats! You’ve officially taken the first step to creating a happier and healthier life for yourself. If you’re wondering where to go from here, we’ve listed five of the most frequently asked fitness questions (and their answers) to help you get started.

Do I Need to Work Out Every Day?

If your goal is to lose weight and get ...

Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

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Garden Savings FCU Partners with Local Radio Station to Support Habitat for Humanity

July 1, 2022

Garden Savings Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey with branches in Newark, Dover and South Orange, is helping to build homes for local communities in the surrounding areas. The credit union has partnered with WDHA FM (105.5 FM) to help support Habitat for Humanity and build homes for people in need.  

“We love supporting Habitat for Humanity and the great ...

Empower The Village Celebrates Juneteenth, Black Artists and Economic Empowerment at 4th Annual ‘For The Love of Art’ Show

MORRISTOWN, NJ – The second annual Juneteenth federal holiday weekend was celebrated in spectacular fashion, as Empower The Village Inc, a New Jersey-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, showcased Black excellence in the arts and hosted over 200 attendees at their annual For The Love of Art: A Juneteenth Celebration of Justice & Joy, an art show and fundraiser at the ...

Liberty State Park: Protect a National Treasure

July 6, 2022

Dear Editor,

Liberty State Park is a national treasure, a piece of our country’s history that we must protect for the enjoyment of current and future generations.

Public, green space is integral for our communities, especially in urban areas where parks are scarce. Liberty State Park is a celebrated environment for Jersey City and all of Hudson County where children, families, ...