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Jersey City Teen Charged with Murder in April Shooting

June 11, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 16-year-old male has been charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of 21-year-old Rodney Wallace who was fatally shot on Wilkinson Avenue in Jersey City on April 13.

The teen, who has been charged as a juvenile, was arrested by members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Gang Intelligence/Violent Crimes Unit inside a store at 245 ...

McKnight Applauds Announced Closure of Women's Correctional Facility, Calls for Further Reform of Prison System

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Calling Governor Phil Murphy's announcement that Edna Mahan Correctional Facility will be closed “welcomed news for all of us who were deeply concerned about the culture of abuse and the deplorable environment the inmates have had to endure,” Assemblywoman Angela McKnight (D-Hudson) added that “the task now is to ensure these women are provided a safe ...

Cunningham Pleads Not Guilty in March Accident

JERSEY CITY, NJ — Although State Sen. Sandra Cunningham did not appear at her first virtual court hearing last week, a plea of not guilty was submitted on her behalf by her attorney Michael Rubas. Rubas said Cunningham would want to be tried in person if the case were to go to trial.

Cunningham has been charged with driving while intoxicated and careless driving resulting in the ...

Prosecutor's Office Notifies Attorney of Ongoing Investigation

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 case.

Under federal law, the prosecutor must notify an attorney if any of those investigators ...

Murphy Announces Plans to Close Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women Amid Investigation of Use of Excessive Force

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 Monday that was prepared by former state comptroller Matt Boxer and law firm Lowenstein ...

Jersey City Murder Suspect Arrested at Pennsylvania Home

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The second suspect in the shooting death of Emmanuel Garcia was arrested in Allentown, Pennsylvania on Friday, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

According to Suarez, Omire Rios-William, 19, was apprehended without incident at a home just before 2:00 p.m. Members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Homicide Task Force, the Allentown Police Department, and ...

Jersey City Man Faces 30 Years in Prison in Passport, Bank Fraud Scheme

NEWARK, NJ - A Jersey City man that admitted to using a fake passport to defraud four banks out of $450,000 faces up to 30 years in prison, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

Mamadou Diallo, 44, pleaded guilty in the scheme in which, between June 2012 and December 2018, he and others created false passports from various West African countries by affixing their own pictures onto ...

New Marijuana Laws Explained by Incoming President of NJ State Association of Police Chiefs

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 John Zebrowski, who is also the incoming president of the New Jersey State Association ...

Do Not Approach Murder Suspect, Prosecutor Warns

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a second suspect wanted in connection with the death of 23-year-old Emmanuel Garcia, who was shot on Princeton Avenue and Brown Place on May 3, 2021. 

Omire Rios-Williams, 19, Jersey City, has been charged with Murder, Attempted Murder in, Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Possession of ...

Arrest Made in May 3 Shooting Death of Jersey City Man

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 21-year-old Jersey City woman has been arrested and charged in the shooting death of Emmanuel Garcia, 23.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, Shainne Payne-Nanton was apprehended and arrested by HCPO Homicide Unit detectives following a motor vehicle stop at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Thursday

As previously reported, on the day of the incident ...

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HCCC Construction Management Degree Program, Expanded STEM Programming, and Broadened Community Partnerships are the Focus of the $300K Grant.

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County Community College (HCCC) has been awarded a three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) “New to Advanced Technological Education” grant that will enhance areas of study at the College. The nearly $300,000 grant will support career opportunities for community members leading to a better educated and more skilled workforce for area ...

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Area Residents Get Tax Help Through Felician University Program

RUTHERFORD, NJ - Area residents including senior citizens, low-income residents, persons with disabilities, and taxpayers with limited English-speaking skills had access to free tax assistance thanks to Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program once again hosted by Felician University 

Felician, under the leadership of Professor Joseph Lizza has participated in the nation-wide ...

Felician University Named Military Friendly for 9th Year

RUTHERFORD, NJ - Felician University has received the designation of Military Friendly School by Military Friendly ®, which recognizes educational institutions that strongly support programming for veteran students, or the ninth consecutive year, Felician University received the 2021-2022 Military Friendly status of Silver.

Felician strives to enhance the university experience of student ...

Dem Chair Leads Pride Flag Raisings Across Hudson County

June 8, 2021

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - June has long been recognized as LGBTQ Pride Month, partly in honor of the Stonewall riots which took place in Greenwich Village in June 1969.

The protest not only began a major change in policing policies regarding the gay community, but began a national movement that eventually led to establishing of gay rights backed up monumental rulings from the U.S. Supreme ...

Hudson County Officials Ask for Community Input in Stepped Up Fight Against Food Insecurity

JERSEY CITY, NJ - While efforts to combat the health impact of COVID-19 appear to be working, those that have been established to deal with the economic fallout will need more time to take hold, officials have said.

Some of these issues, such as food insecurity, existed well before the deadly virus began its global spread, but gained more attention as the pandemic greatly increased the number ...

Hudson County Rolls Out Mobile Vaccination Unit

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hudson County officials have teamed up with the Hudson Regional Health Commission and the Vaccine Task Force to launch a new mobile vaccination unit that will serve as a popup clinic in neighborhoods throughout the county. 

The new unit, a small passenger bus that has been repurposed and outfitted to administer vaccines in the back half of the vehicle, will allow the ...

Bah Humbug... How One School District Just Stole Christmas, Other Holidays from Calendar

June 13, 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Board of Education voted unanimously to remove the names of all holidays from the school calendar, and plans to simply call everything "Day Off".  The decision shocked those who were left in attendance, after many others had walked out or been asked to leave by security from a raucous public audience that had reached 125 people at one ...

Applicants for a NJ Driver License Can Now Submit an Affidavit in Lieu of Social Security Number or ITIN

TRENTON – Are you in need of a NJ driver license or non-drive ID card but don't have a Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number? No problem. 

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC), as of June 1, 2021, will allow applicants without a Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to submit a sworn affidavit to meet ...

30 Court in Downtown Morristown Hits 85% Leased

June 12, 2021

PCD Development is touting yet another leasing milestone at 30 Court, the boutique four-story luxury rental building in downtown Morristown, NJ.  The collection of just 58 oversized homes has achieved the notable mark of 85% leased, according to the New Providence, N.J.-based developer.

Featuring a mix of 58 two-bedroom and two-bedroom-plus-den homes with expansive living spaces that ...

Clarus Glen Ridge Luxury Rental Community to Open for Leasing in July

JMF Properties announced today that its newest residential community, Clarus Glen Ridge, is nearing completion, with a July grand opening expected.

Located on Baldwin Avenue, just steps from downtown Montclair and NJ TRANSIT’s Bay Street train station, Clarus Glen Ridge will soon deliver a collection of 110 modern rental residences and lavish amenities to the desirable borough of Glen ...

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Opinion: The Pompidou Center is a High Price that our Residents can not Afford

June 13, 2021

The council members of Jersey City need to understand the responsibility they have on their shoulders when it comes to expanding the monies and resources of our residents. I strongly believe arts is the language of culture and diversity, which define the essence of our great city. However, the project of the Pompidou Center in Jersey City is a high price that our residents can not afford, ...

Fire Union President: COVID Couldn't Stop Us From Doing Our Job

New Jersey is opening back up and the firefighters, EMTs, and dispatchers of the NJFMBA could not be happier. While protecting our communities is our job, building the community is our passion, and that has been difficult over the past 15 months.

Like everyone, we were struck by the uncertainty that COVID-19 brought to the municipalities we serve. This was an uncertainty that extended across ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

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The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the ...

Upgrade Your Patio for Under $100

As the weather warms up and we all head outside, you may be envisioning an updated patio space to gather with your friends and family. While some outdoor items can be pricey, many simple updates are budget-friendly while making a big impact. If you’re ready to transform your outdoor space without spending a fortune, here are five of the best ways to get started.

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Celebrate Dad with These 4 Fun Ideas

With Father’s Day fast approaching and the possibility of gatherings and parties becoming more likely in many areas, the time is perfect for a celebration that highlights Dad’s favorites and creates a lasting memory for family and friends. If you’re eager to plan something special, here are four ways to celebrate Dad that your guests won’t soon forget!

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Shop Your Home for Living Room Décor Updates

Planning to host an event includes prepping your spaces - cleaning, decorating, designing - if it’s not in the cards to overhaul your living room décor this year, you don’t have to give up on a new look entirely. Shop your home for items that need a new life in your living room; sometimes, a change of location is all that you need to highlight beloved treasures by pulling them ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

Spa Day at Home: How to Choose the Best Face Mask for Your Skin

More than ever, home skincare routines are the best way to take advantage of spa-quality products to give you clear, glowing, refreshed skin. Face masks are a great addition to any skincare routine, and regular use (2-3 times per week), can make a noticeable impact on your skin’s health. For everything you need to know when choosing a face mask, read on!

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