Police & Fire

Top Stories

57d8201c3e4a4f15e3006e88
57d8201c3e4a4f15e3006e88
57d8201c3e4a4f15e3006e88

Jersey City Firefighters Rescue Motorist as Flooding from Tropical Storm Fay Swamps Region

July 10, 2020

JERSEY CITY - According to officials, members of the Jersey City Fire Department rescued motorists after their car became trapped in heavy flood waters. 

In Downtown Jersey City near at Merseles and Montgomery streets, motorists were attempting to navigate roads that soon became waist-deep in flash flood waters. Units were able to respond and safely assist the occupants as they were ...

Jersey City Man Found Shot Dead in Car

JERSEY CITY, NJ - An investigation is underway into the events that led to members of the Jersey City Police Department finding a 30-year-old city man dead inside a car in the area of Clerk Street and Forrest Street.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, law enforcement officials were called to the scene at approximately 12:40 p.m. and, upon arrival, found the victim, identified ...

Jersey City Man Arrested for Trespassing in DiDomenico Pool

BAYONNE, NJ - An 18-year-old Jersey City man was arrested Monday after members of the Bayonne Police Department caught him swimming in the DiDomenico Pool without permission.

According to Captain Eric Amato, officers responded to the area at approximately 5:42 p.m. on a report of trespassers. Upon arrival offices located a man, later identified as Jeremiah A. Footman, in the pool and ordered ...

Jersey City Man Arrested After Hoboken Stabbing Incident

HOBOKEN, NJ - A 34-year-old Jersey City man has been arrested and charged in connection with a stabbing incident that took place on Friday.

According to a report, at approximately 7:46 p.m. Officer Kyle Seper responded to a group of disorderly males being loud and consuming alcoholic beverages. Upon arrival, Seper was alerted to a dispute related to that group.

As Officer Seper ...

Three New Fire Trucks Put in Service to Protect Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City officials welcomed the addition of, and, as part of a fire service tradition, blessed, three new fire trucks for its fleet on Tuesday. The delivery of an aerial platform apparatus is expected later this month.

JCFD Chief Steven McGill said the three new vehicles will replace two fire trucks that are already two years beyond the 15-year life expectancy and a ...

Activists Call for Dismissal of Police Officer Seen Using Baton to Subdue Suspect

JERSEY CITY, NJ - After viewing the body camera footage supplied by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, community leaders in Jersey City have made a plea for the resignation of a police officer they claim used excessive force breaking up a fight on Bostwick Ave. on May 5.

Chris Gadsden, a member of the Jersey City NAACP, was joined by activists Pamela Johnson, Frank Gilmore and Nevin ...

17-Year-Old Jersey City Girl Killed by Gunfire Monday Night

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 17-year-old Jersey City girl is dead after being shot in the “upper body” Monday night. 

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to the area of Rutgers Avenue and New Street on a report of shots fired at approximately 10:30 p.m. Once on scene police found the victim, identified as Tyeah ...

Two Bodies Pulled from Hudson River Saturday

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The deaths of two people found in the Hudson River Saturday are being investigated by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, members of both agencies responded to the Hudson River near the end of Morris Canal Park in Jersey City on reports of a female in the water ...

Jersey City Man Struck, Killed by Vehicle Overnight

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 26-year-old Jersey City man is dead after being fatally struck by a vehicle just after 4:00 a.m. Saturday. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit is investigating the incident that claimed the life of Shawn Charles.

A report states that Charles was standing outside a home on Summit Avenue when he was ...

4th of July Fireworks Incident Turns Deadly in Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Jersey City Police Department is investigating the death of a man who died in the early hours of Saturday after being hit by exploding fireworks, according to law enforcement sources familiar with the incident.

The incident, said to have taken place just after midnight in the area of the Booker T. Washington Apartments, comes as cities across the state, including Jersey ...

57d8201c3e4a4f15e3006e88
504e4c6b60612765ff000047
504e4c6b60612765ff000047
504e4c6b60612765ff000047
504e4c6b60612765ff000047
504e4cda6061277739000007
504e4cda6061277739000007
504e4cda6061277739000007
504e4cda6061277739000007
57717274a947ca105c0009b5
57717274a947ca105c0009b5
57717274a947ca105c0009b5
57717274a947ca105c0009b5

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Will COVID-19 Surge in Other States Impact NJ?

July 13, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy says he is "nervous" that spikes in COVID-19 hotspots such as Florida could trigger an uptick, if not a surge, of cases in New Jersey.

For now, Murphy said he is relying on people arriving from the Sunshine State, or any of the other 18 states on the travel advisory list, to self-quarantine upon arrival, although he hinted that State Health ...

MVC Deadlines Extended, Customers Asked Not to Blame Staff

NEW JERSEY — While asking New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) customers not to crowd or hunker down overnight at local agencies, Gov. Phil Murphy outlined a set of extensions Friday during his coronavirus briefing in Trenton.

Expiration dates have been lengthened for driver’s licenses, non-driver identification, vehicle registrations, inspections, and temporary tags. Any ...

Top State Lawmakers Support Effort to Amend County Legislator Titles

NEW JERSEY — Removing “freeholder” from New Jersey’s 21 county legislative boards will mean the country’s full eradication of the title — which has been called confusing, insensitive and racist.

The inspiration for the change came from Union County Freeholder Angela Garretson, who broached the subject with Gov. Phil Murphy and State Senate President Stephen ...

2020 General Election Policies

July 8, 2020

TAPinto is a network of more than 80 award-winning objective online local news sites. While we accept Letters to the Editor, we do not have an Editorial Page and do not provide our opinion on any elections or issues.  We do not endorse candidates.

Like hardcopy newspaper, television, radio and other media, TAPinto provides opportunities for candidates to advertise.  Such advertising ...

Rising Tide Capital Expands Partnerships to Support the Recovery of Black Businesses and Other Historically Underserved Entrepreneurs in New Jersey

Recently, Rising Tide Capital (Rising Tide), a national nonprofit headquartered in New Jersey, was selected as one of PayPal’s Nonprofit Community Partners to distribute a portion of its $5 million small business grant program. PayPal’s $5 million fund is part of a larger $530 million commitment to provide immediate financial relief, sustained support, and long-term investment to ...

First Move-Ins Underway at BeLa in Jersey City's Bergen-Lafayette

The first residents have begun moving into BeLa, a new luxury rental building located in Jersey City’s Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood. The exciting milestone follows the successful launch of leasing at BeLa through 3D virtual tours which are now complemented by in-person presentations by appointment only.

Located at 74 Maple Street, BeLa is quickly drawing renters from both sides of ...

LIUNA Laborers Local 3 Endorse Representative Albio Sires

July 7, 2020

Paul Roldan, Business Management, LIUNA Laborers Local 3, offered the following endorsement of US Representative Albio Sires:

The men and women of LIUNA Laborers Local 3 are proud to endorse the reelection of Representative Albio Sires. Throughout his career as an elected official, first as a mayor, then as Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly, and now, serving in the US House of ...

The Voice of a Poet: To Those Leaving Elementary School in June 2020

I imagine that, for some of you, being graduated by your elementary school doesn’t feel like much at all—just another day in your house, trying to stay out of your parents’ way while they dutifully work from their makeshift home offices.

But you’d be wrong to think that this isn’t much at all. This is a momentous occasion. You have done what no generation of ...