Police & Fire

Top Stories


Seen Passed Out Behind the Wheel, Jersey City Man Arrested in Hoboken for DWI

June 18, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - After receiving a call from a concerned resident Wednesday morning, Hoboken Police arrested a Jersey City man for DWI.

At about 6:30 a.m. on June 16, Officer Jesse Castellano was dispatched to the area of 4th and Bloomfield Street on a report of a male passed out in a silver sedan. The caller had attempted to wake the driver but was unsuccessful. The caller had left the scene as ...

Jersey City Man Arrested After Breaking Into Hoboken Business

HOBOKEN, NJ - A Jersey City man was arrested after breaking into a business in southwest Hoboken.

On Friday, June 11, Officer Samuel Flores and Detective Vito Gigante responded to a business in the area of 2nd and Monroe Street on a report of a burglary and theft. It was learned that an unknown male had entered the business at about 1:18 a.m. earlier that morning, taking items belonging to the ...

Jersey City's 17 New Police Officers Sworn in to Protect and Serve

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Graduates from the first class of Hudson County Police Training Academy as well as candidates from the Bergen County Police Academy were sworn in to the Jersey City Police Department at an afternoon ceremony in Jersey City Hall on Thursday.

With over 70 percent of the graduates representing minority populations, these new classes expand the diversity in the department ...

Local Police Officers Carry 'Flame of Hope' Through Hudson County

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - More than 3,000 law enforcement officers took to the streets of their local communities on one of 26 separate routes to help carry the "Flame of Hope" a distance of nearly 750 miles throughout the Garden State to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics New Jersey on Friday.

Delayed last year until October by COVID-19, the 40th annual Torch Run resumed in ...

Jersey City Man Shot Dead Saturday

JERSEY CITY, NJ- A 22-year-old Jersey City man was shot and killed in the area of Stegman Street and Martin Luther King Drive in Jersey City Saturday.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to a report of received a report shots fired just after 10:00 p.m. 

Upon arrival officers located Ahmad McPherson with a gunshot ...

Five Arrested After Hoboken Street Fight in Broad Daylight

HOBOKEN, NJ - A brazen brawl in broad daylight has five individuals facing Riot and other charges, according to Hoboken Police.

Around 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2, Hoboken Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 3rd and Harrison Street on a report of a group of males fighting in the street. Initial reports indicated that one of the males involved was seen with a handgun.

As ...

NJ State Police Increasing Patrols on Roads, Water for Memorial Day Weekend

WEST TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey is open for Memorial Day. 

This weekend thousands of motorists will hit New Jersey’s roadways to head to beaches, lakes, State Parks or just across town to a friend’s cookout. New Jersey State Police is reminding residents and visitors to celebrate responsibly this weekend to prevent a tragedy as a result of driving or boating ...

Hoboken Police Arrest Two Jersey City Men Found with PCP in Stolen Car

HOBOKEN, NJ - Police stopped a vehicle in Hoboken that was reported stolen out of Union City, and arrested two Jersey City men who were allegedly smoking PCP.

On Sunday, May 23, 2021, at about 1:55 PM, Sergeant Christopher LaBruno conducted a motor vehicle stop of a grey Honda CRV in the area of 1024 Clinton Street. The vehicle was reported stolen out of Union City.

Lieutenant Scott ...

Two Men Killed by Gunfire in Friday Shooting Identified, Four Other in Stable Condition

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Randolph Black Jr., 25, and Jason Crutcher, 26, have been identified as the two men struck by gunfire and killed Friday night. Three other men and a woman, all Jersey City residents, were also struck and subsequently received treatment at Jersey City Medical Center. The four are said to be in stable condition.

In her statement Suarez reported that members of the Jersey City ...

Seatbelt Enforcement Statewide the Same Time New Jersey Residents Resume Travel

TRENTON, NJ  — No seatbelt? “No excuses,” according to New Jersey state officials who are ramping up seat belt checks beginning May 24 through June 6. 

That means any motor vehicle passenger caught without a seatbelt starting Monday will be issued a citation by local, county and state law agencies. The state has even dedicated money toward the “Click It ...


TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:


Want a Greener Hudson County? Let's Get Growing

Summer is here, and for those with a green thumb, gardens are ready to start blooming! For those of us that haven't quite gotten started, it's not too late to get growing! 

Why Plant a Garden?

Why not? Planting a garden can enhance your home by increasing the green space and makes for a rewarding experience. With some effort, some water and the right weather, you can enjoy such ...

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 ...

The Felician Way

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 ...

Hudson County Community College Tuition Freeze Will Remain

June 14, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County Community College’s (HCCC) Trustees tuition freeze will remain in place for a second consecutive year, HCCC President Dr. Chris Reber has announced. The Board of Trustees voted to maintain the current level of tuition and fees with no increases continuing throughout the 2021-22 academic year including this year’s Summer II and Fall semester ...

Dem Chair Leads Pride Flag Raisings Across Hudson County

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 ...

Formal Utility Moratorium Ends July 1st; Grace Period Will Run Through Dec. 31

June 15, 2021

TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order ending the moratorium on utility shutoffs as of July 1, 2021. However, a grace period will run through December 31 which will protect customers facing shutoffs, he said on Monday.

"This grace period is for customers to enroll in payment assistance plans, and this is something that we’re taking very ...

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

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 ...

Art House Productions Announces New Board Leadership

June 15, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Art House Productions, Jersey City’s home for the performing and visual arts for the past 20 years, has announced a transition of the leadership of its board of trustees. David Gibson, current board president, will be stepping down on June 13th, 2021 after ten years on the board and seven years as President. The board has unanimously appointed Robinson Holloway to succeed ...

Leasing Now Underway at The James, Luxury Rental Community in Park Ridge

Leasing is now underway at The James, a brand-new luxury rental community delivering modern rental residences and a wealth of lifestyle amenities in the charming Bergen County borough of Park Ridge.

Claremont Development announced last week that it has officially debuted the community’s 240 studio, one- and two-bedroom residences to the marketplace and is now offering private in-person ...


Oct 23, 1950 - Jan 30, 2021
Robert “Bob” W.  Betz of New Providence, NJ passed away in the early hours on ...
Read more

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 ...

From Ponds to Waterfalls: Outdoor Water Features You Can DIY

If you’re daydreaming about the burble of a stream over rocks or the spray of a waterfall right in your backyard, we’ve put together a selection of outdoor water feature ideas to help you make your dream come true!

While water features may sound expensive or out of reach, there are tons of great do-it-yourself options for everything from flower pot fountains to ponds and ...

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.

Assess and Adjust Sprinkler Heads
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 ...

Citrus, Coral, and Florals: Summer from the Inside Out

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these ...

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!

Crawfish ...

Eat the Rainbow: Why Fruits of Every Color Belong on Your Plate

In general, the bold colors found in fruits indicate a large concentration of antioxidants. These vitamins and compounds perform many different functions within the body, but all antioxidants help reduce “free radicals,” or potentially harmful atoms that interfere with normal cell functioning in our bodies. Eating a variety of colors through fruits will help ensure that you’re ...

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 ...