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|Hudson-Bergen Light Rail extension could be boon to neighborhoodsJersey City News / 24 min. ago more|
The expansion of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail system westward to Route 440 in Jersey City is expected to receive a $5 million jump start when the NJ Transit board votes on an engineering contract this week. The expansion project is seen as a key component of the city plan to revitalize the western side of the city and provide a mass transit option for the planned Bayfront development on the Hackensack River north of Society Hill.
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Hudson-Bergen Light Rail extension could be boon to neighborhoodsNJ.comThe expansion of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail system westward to Route 440 in Jersey City is expected to receive a $5 million jump start when the NJ Transit board votes on an engineering contract this week. The expansion project is seen as a key ...and more »
|Jersey Journal front and back page news: Monday, Dec. 18, 2017NJ.com / 3 h. 56 min. ago more|
Top news and sports headlines in today's Jersey Journal. According to police, it was Hoboken's nightmare before Christmas. And the incoming mayor says Saturday's SantaCon might be the city's last. Thousands of students in Hudson County are missing out on free breakfasts during school. A Jersey City church suffered a loss of several hundreds of dollars after a burglary. In Sports, Hudson Catholic and Secaucus girls come out on top in basketball.
|Jersey Journal front and back page news: Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 - NJ.comGoogle News / 6 h. 10 min. ago more|
NJ.comJersey Journal front and back page news: Monday, Dec. 18, 2017NJ.comAnd the incoming mayor says Saturday's SantaCon might be the city's last. Thousands of students in Hudson County are missing out on free breakfasts during school. A Jersey City church suffered a loss of several hundreds of dollars after a burglary. In ...New Jersey naughty list: At least 17 arrested during drunken, violent Hoboken SantaConNew York's PIX11 / WPIX-TVall 10 news articles »
|FREE Holiday Marketplace at Hudson County Community CollegeJersey City News / 9 h. 54 min. ago more|
Bring the Family to the FREE Holiday Marketplace at Hudson County Community College on Sunday, December 17th from Noon to 4 p.m. at the HCCC Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City .
|Ho, ho, no! SantaCon is busiest day in years for cops with 17 arrestsNJ.com / 11 h. 56 min. ago more|
One cop was assaulted, another officer was spit on during processing at headquarters, and 17 people were arrested during this year's annual SantaCon. HOBOKEN - An event that is supposed to raise money for local charities brought chaos to the Mile Square City on Saturday. One cop was assaulted, another officer was spit on during processing at headquarters, and 17 people were arrested during this year's annual SantaCon. The popular bar crawl is known to bring issues to Hoboken, but after Saturday's mayhem it could be the last time thousands of people dressed as Santa descend on the city. Hoboken Police Chief Ken Ferrante called Saturday's SantaCon the busiest day for the department in five years. Police issued 52 tickets for drinking and urinating in public and other disorderly persons offenses. Another 32 moving violations were written for motorists driving erratically throughout the city, the chief said on Twitter. Police received 282 calls for service within 16 hours. Officers broke up fights around the city and 55 people were transported to local hospitals for treatment. Of the 17 people arrested, their charges include aggravated assault and drug possession. One sexual contact incident was reported, Ferrante said. The number of arrests and hospitalizations was significantly higher than 2016, which saw five arrests, 30 summonses issued, and 23 ambulance calls. More than 100 officers were on duty throughout the day, Ferrante, who reported much of the chaos on his Twitter page throughout the day, also said many of the bars were overcrowded and more than a dozen ABC Tavern complaints were issued. Responding to one Twitter user who said SantaCon "is the worst," Ferrante replied "I have to agree. "The Saturday before Christmas and the Saturday of Hanukkah should be a time for families getting together at homes or restaurants and for people to shop," he wrote. "This day hurts most of the bars, restaurants and stores in town, except for a few." Ferrante also thanked bars for not participating in the "unsanctioned SantaCon event." Mayor-elect Ravi Bhalla appears to be on board with ridding the city of SantaCon next year, calling the assault on police officers "disgraceful." He said, on Twitter, "SantaCon is not welcome in Hoboken" adding the city "shouldn't have to subsidize a few bars getting rich off our tax dollars." Bhalla also retweeted a link to a petition calling for an end to the event. "Enough is enough with SantaCon - in addition to exploring legislative options, please consider signing this petition which we will deliver to the participating bar owners, letting them know this event is NOT acceptable in Hoboken," he wrote. Ferrante said more information about the arrests would be available on Monday and he would comment further after those reports were released. Caitlin Mota may be reached at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter @caitlin_mota. Find The Jersey Journal on Facebook.
|Police group takes 35 children on holiday shopping spree NJ.com / 14 h. 21 min. ago more|
The Guardian Foundation took kids on a shopping spree at the Bayonne Walmart on Saturday afternoon. BAYONNE - About three dozen children had the opportunity to pick out their own Christmas gifts this year thanks to a local group of police officers. The Guardian Foundation, a Bayonne based organization which runs a youth mentoring program and finds funding for lifesaving body armor to law enforcement officers, took kids on a shopping spree at the Bayonne Walmart on Saturday afternoon. Of the dozen or so cops who participated, most were from the Bayonne Police Department with a detective from the Sheriff's Department and Hudson County Prosecutor's Office also attending. Bayonne Police Lt. Carlos Betancourth, founder of the Guardian Foundation, said the group raised money through fundraisers over the year and received donations from both Bayonne police unions and Walmart to make the event possible. It was the first time the organization hosted a Shop with a Cop event. "Hopefully we'll start doing this on an annual basis," Betancourth said. Last week the Guardian Foundation participated in Shop with a Cop at Target in Jersey City. Caitlin Mota may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @caitlin_mota. Find The Jersey Journal on Facebook.
|Freeholder's group hosts holiday party for kidsJersey City News / 14 h. 25 min. ago more|
JERSEY CITY -- The South Hudson Civic Association hosted its 33rd annual holiday party to distribute toys to children in the community.
|Freeholder's group hosts holiday party for kids NJ.com / 15 h. 46 min. ago more|
The South Hudson Civic Association hosted its 33rd annual holiday party to distribute toys to children in the community. JERSEY CITY -- The South Hudson Civic Association hosted its 33rd annual holiday party to distribute toys to children in the community. The group, headed by Hudson County Freeholder Bill O'Dea, held the event at the Jersey City Moose Lodge on West Side Avenue. Children received gifts and treats and had their photos taken with Santa. Check out photos from the event taken by Jersey Journal freelance photographer Rich McCormack.
|Justin Pugh helps distribute toys in Jersey City NJ.com / 17 h. 10 min. ago more|
New York Giants offensive lineman Justin Pugh helped spread holiday cheer in Jersey City on Friday night. JERSEY CITY -- New York Giants offensive lineman Justin Pugh helped spread holiday cheer in Jersey City on Friday night. Pugh was on hand at City Hall as more than 2,000 gifts were distributed to more than 900 families. Children who attended the event had their photos taken with Santa, enjoyed character guests, and snacks. Pugh signed autographs for attendees and posed for pictures. It is the 21st time the city has sponsored the event. Check out photos from the toy drive taken by Jersey Journal freelance photographer Rich McCormack. Caitlin Mota may be reached at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter @caitlin_mota. Find The Jersey Journal on Facebook.
|Justin Pugh helps distribute toys in Jersey City - NJ.comGoogle News / 17 h. 11 min. ago more|
NJ.comJustin Pugh helps distribute toys in Jersey CityNJ.comJERSEY CITY -- New York Giants offensive lineman Justin Pugh helped spread holiday cheer in Jersey City on Friday night. Pugh was on hand at City Hall as more than 2,000 gifts were distributed to more than 900 families. Children who attended the event ...
|A big bust JC police nab $1 million in marijuana and two suspectsJersey City News / 19 h. 4 min. ago more|
When Captain Michael Gajewski got a tip from another law enforcement agency on Dec. 8 that a massive shipment of marijuana was scheduled to pass through Jersey City on its way to Long Island, he gathered a team together to investigate, leading to one of the largest seizures of drugs in Jersey City in recent years. "We received a tip from another law enforcement agency that a large quality of drugs was being held in Jersey City," he said.
|The lesson of Christmas: We are all God's children | Faith MattersNJ.com / 19 h. 26 min. ago more|
Following Pope Francis' lead, a few members of the U.S. hierarchy have been reaching out to the LGBT community. The film "Call Me by Your Name" has gotten rave reviews from critics and garnered three Golden Globe nominations -- for Best Film, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor in a drama. Good thing I'm not a film critic. I found the movie boring, though I loved the Italian scenery, the lush fruit trees, the hidden lakes, the outdoors and the way they lived in their 17th-century northern villa. The piazzas, the architecture, churches and their bells are intoxicating. The book was equally tedious with about 10 percent action and 90 percent getting into the head of a 17-year-old as he tries to hide his attraction to the graduate student who comes to live with his professor-father. Oliver, played by Armie Hammer, 6 foot, 5 inches, is built like the Greek statues the professor studies. He's right out of Abercrombie and Fitch. Timothee Chalamet, Elio, the professor's son, is half the size of Oliver, supposed to be 17 but he looks like 12 and has a scrawny build. You can count his ribs. No doubt there is mutual attraction between these two mismatched individuals. The packed audience in the theater chuckled at some scenes that would have been romantic between equals. But there is something troubling about the age difference, especially in this climate of cascading accusations of sexual harassment. The end of the film, though, was redeemed by a tender exchange between Elio and his father, played by Michael Stuhlberg, who lets on that he knew about the "friendship" between his son and the graduate student. He does not judge but rather helps his son realize that it was something special, which the father almost had in his own life but did not experience. This scene showed how parents know their children. And that reminded me of a pastoral letter, "Always Our Children," issued by the Catholic bishops of the U.S. 20 years ago. "The purpose of this pastoral message is to reach out to parents trying to cope with the discovery of homosexuality in their adolescent or adult child,'' it read. "It asks them to recognize that the Church offers enormous spiritual resources to strengthen and support them at this moment in their family's life and in the days to come." Most Catholics do not even know about this ground-breaking document, which caused fierce debates in the bishops' conference. But there were enough Pope Paul VI bishops in the U.S. who had the tenacity and pastoral vision to bring the document to fruition. Back in 1976, the late Francis Mugavero, Bishop of Brooklyn, was the first U.S. bishop to crack through the centuries-old teaching on homosexuality and invite the church to take a more compassionate tone. As parents struggle to understand what a son or daughter goes through and how to accept and support their child, the bishops call this "a critical moment, a time of grace." I recently received a call from the mother of a boy who just started Catholic high school and is gay. She said there is no guidance or discussion of his orientation at the school or in the student handbook as far as she knows and she wanted to make sure he does not walk away from the church. I offered her this pastoral letter. Following Pope Francis' lead, a few members of the U.S. hierarchy have been reaching out to the LGBT community, and none more prominently than our own archbishop, Joseph Cardinal Tobin, who welcomed a gay pilgrimage to Sacred Heart Cathedral last May. He has taken a lot of flak from critics but is unrepentant. And he has good reason to be hospitable and affirming because of the feast the world celebrates next Monday. Christmas tells the story of the God-made-human who has come among us to reveal the sacred life of every human being. Fully human, Jesus reveals the spark of the divine in each one of us. God creates us all equally. And Christmas heralds the fact that we are all God's children. Nothing can separate us from the love of God. That's the blessing of Christmas. EDITOR'S NOTE: The Rev. Alexander Santora is the pastor of Our Lady of Grace and St. Joseph, 400 Willow Ave., Hoboken, 07030, FAX: 201-659-5833; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Twitter: @padrehoboken. Details ... "Call Me by Your Name," Rated R. Directed by Luca Guadagnin. Based on the novel by Andre Aciman; Picador from Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux, 2007. "Always Our Children: A Pastoral Message to Parents of Homosexual Children and Suggestions for Pastoral Ministers," U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, 1987.
|How Hoboken SantaCon descended into a drunken violent dayNJ.com / 19 h. 39 min. ago more|
More than a dozen people were arrested during SantaCon in Hoboken. Here's how it unfolded, via the media accounts of the police chief and others. Hoboken may have welcomed its final SantaCon this weekend after more than a dozen arrests and reports of bar fights across the Mile Square City. Mayor-elect Ravi Bhalla tweeted that SantaCon isn't welcome in Hoboken and that he would review options. "We shouldn't have to subsidize a few bars getting rich off our tax dollars!" Hoboken Police Chief Ken Ferrante posted a running commentary, underpinned with growing disgust, as the day got out of hand. Here's how Hoboken SantaCon 2017 unfolded: During the 2016 @SantaconHoboken , five individuals were arrested, 30 were issued City Ordinance summonses and 23 went to hospitals. This year some 13 bars are listed as the main participants. We ask they do everything they can to keep their patrons orderly. -- Chief Ken Ferrante (@KenFerrante) December 16, 2017 In the first ten minutes of our officers hitting the streets, officers are already currently issuing five summonses for open containers of alcohol on 1st St and on the 100 block of Washington. Another one now, 1st and Bloomfield,, that makes six. -- Chief Ken Ferrante (@KenFerrante) December 16, 2017 // // ]]> I have to agree. The Saturday before Christmas and the Saturday of Hanukkah should be a time for families getting together at homes or restaurants and for people to shop. this day hurts most of the bars, restaurants and stores in town, except for a few. https://t.co/tpNIAOHcJ2 -- Chief Ken Ferrante (@KenFerrante) December 16, 2017 We have another wave of officers hitting the @CityofHoboken streets at 4pm, and looking to add to the already 63 officers assigned on overtime. Over 2 dozen city ordinances already issued for open containers and urinating in public. 2 fight calls. Some will have a costly holiday. -- Chief Ken Ferrante (@KenFerrante) December 16, 2017 Only 330pm, (4 hrs into SantaCon) & the @HobokenPD has already matched the 30 City ordinances that it issued over 16 hr pd during last yr's event. Arrests #s 4 and 5 are being transported to HQ now, that matching last years number of arrests. 1/4 of the time, matching numbers. -- Chief Ken Ferrante (@KenFerrante) December 16, 2017 Thank you to @HobokenPD for maintaining order and keeping our City safe. SantaCon is not welcome in Hoboken. It's a shame some of our bar owners enable disorderly conduct https://t.co/5cwH9n07GT -- Ravinder S. Bhalla (@RaviBhalla) December 16, 2017 Female who was getting arrested for being involved in a fight, punched a Class2 @HobokenPD officer in the face. She is now facing a much stiffer charge of Aggravated Assault. How some try to paint this as a "CHARITABLE EVENT" is absolutely laughable. -- Chief Ken Ferrante (@KenFerrante) December 16, 2017 I will review every available option. Residents also need to make their voices heard. We shouldn't have to subsidize a few bars getting rich off our tax dollars! https://t.co/1bZ0sexuCS -- Ravinder S. Bhalla (@RaviBhalla) December 16, 2017 The @HobokenPD HQ has 9 prisoners in it now from the first 5 hrs of SantaCon. To see the conduct & listen to the dialogue of these individuals is startling. All are combative, abusive intoxicated persons, who so far are the 9 who have stood out the most of the 5000 attendees. -- Chief Ken Ferrante (@KenFerrante) December 16, 2017 Because I'm old and thankfully not a young millennial attending. City of Hoboken: Stop #HobokenSantaCon https://t.co/hGlAc40jT7 via @Change -- Jen McNelis (@JenMcNelis) December 16, 2017 As the day progresses, predictably, we now start to have ambulance calls to our local eateries as ambulances are dispatched to pizzerias and diners for over intoxicated people who need to be taken to the hospital for detox. Last yr 23 went to hospitals. -- Chief Ken Ferrante (@KenFerrante) December 16, 2017 As the day progresses, predictably, we now start to have ambulance calls to our local eateries as ambulances are dispatched to pizzerias and diners for over intoxicated people who need to be taken to the hospital for detox. Last yr 23 went to hospitals. -- Chief Ken Ferrante (@KenFerrante) December 16, 2017 Just had a prisoner spit directly in one of our @HobokenPD officer's face during processing. Correspondents from @FiOS1NewsNJ saw the conduct of that individual & his 2 friends outside of HQ while interviewing me. They are seeing 1st hand what we are dealing with. Report at 10pm. -- Chief Ken Ferrante (@KenFerrante) December 16, 2017 As a city, we need to rethink and de-escalate events like #SantaCon. Thank you @HobokenPD for keeping dangerous situations under control. Cc: @RaviBhalla https://t.co/SJYvxmlcUj -- Ron Bautista (@RonBautistaNJ) December 17, 2017 With 4 arrests that occurred at TexasArizona for a fight,that takes our arrest total up to 14.Our City Ord number is up to approx 45. The nxt wave of POs to hit the streets will be addressed by me in 15 mins. We keep deploying waves of POs until we bring this day under control. -- Chief Ken Ferrante (@KenFerrante) December 17, 2017 It's getting even messier out there in #Hoboken because of Santacon. If you are looking to go out in the Mile Square, go somewhere uptown or just sit home. [?] [?] #HobokenSantaCon #santacon #hoboken @njdotcom pic.twitter.com/fiuViBajq0 -- Don't Sit Home(r) (@dontsithome) December 17, 2017 If you want to see the day in the life of a Hoboken cop during #santacon watch Chief Ferrante's Twitter account @KenFerrante. Officers dealing with being assaulted and spit on. Keep up the great work @HobokenPD. People have no idea the work we do. https://t.co/puYNP6hGkY -- New Jersey State PBA (@NJSPBA) December 17, 2017 @RaviBhalla I had to escape my apartment on 3rd & Wash, I walk outside to litter on my doorstep & insults from SantaCon patrons. Changed holiday plans bc of this; left hobo to Woodbridge.When is this going to end? Is LepreCon going to be the weekend before Easter next year? -- rosaliafiske (@RosaliaFiske) December 17, 2017 It's days like today that make Hoboken look like a trashy place. Possibly rated the worst day of the year. #SantaCon #Hoboken pic.twitter.com/8Y7gVJ6bE5 -- HobokenLife (@HobokenLifeCo) December 17, 2017
|Dems taking heart from loss of Moore in Alabama is stupid | ReaganNJ.com / 21 h. 2 min. ago more|
The Moore-Jones contest was a bizarre one-off -- a controversial, nationally publicized, expensive, hard-fought special election featuring a horrible Republican candidate that will go down as one of the most embarrassing races in modern electoral history. By Michael Reagan Democrats can dream all they want. They and their soulmates in the liberal media can celebrate the victory by Doug Jones in Alabama's U.S. Senate race until next fall. They can continue to fool themselves into thinking that Republican candidate Ray Moore's narrow defeat was a sign from above that the Democratic Party will regain control of Congress in 2018. And that Moore's defeat will prove to be the beginning of the end for President Trump. But what happened on Tuesday in the reddest state in America -- the state Donald Trump won by a landslide - was not a harbinger of the death of the GOP. The Moore-Jones contest was a bizarre one-off -- a controversial, nationally publicized, expensive, hard-fought special election featuring a horrible Republican candidate that will go down as one of the most embarrassing races in modern electoral history. Jones, the Democrats and Trump-hating media have good reason to high-five each other over their victory -- in the short run. But the biggest loser on Tuesday was not President Trump, who publicly supported Moore in the final days. It wasn't even the incompetent GOP, whose meddling national leadership made Jones' seemingly impossible win possible. The biggest loser by far was Steve Bannon, Roy Moore's chief cheerleader and future puppet-master. Moore was his "flawed" candidate, as I've heard some people in the GOP call him. "Flawed"? I'm not an establishment Republican. But I know stupid when I see stupid. MOORE WAS ACCUSED OF SEXUAL MOLESTATION! AND HE WAS NOT ABLE TO CONVINCINGLY DEFEND HIMSELF! That's why Moore lost. That's why so many Republican women stayed home. That's why so many Republicans would not put their party's political interest above a candidate who had been credibly accused of molesting teenagers decades ago. That's why 22,780 Alabamans cast write-in votes - 2,000 more than Jones' margin of victory. Moore and his backward brand of Christian "conservatism" were an embarrassment to Republicans long before he was accused of molesting teenagers half his age. No matter how important it was to preserve the GOP's slim majority in the Senate, President Trump and the Republican National Committee never should have jumped back in the game and backed Moore. Now the Moore loss is hung around their necks -- and they've given the Democrats a great campaign ad for the 2018 elections: "Hello voters. We don't support child molesters. Republicans do." Nevertheless, all this happy talk in the liberal media about the Moore-Jones race being a referendum on Trump is simply not true. It was a referendum on Moore and Bannon. That's all. In fact, President Trump actually dodged a bullet when Moore was not elected. Moore would not only have been an ongoing GOP embarrassment. He would have been a Bannon puppet in the Senate, not a Trump puppet or a Mitch McConnell puppet. What Republicans have to do now to keep control of the Senate is what President Trump said - find better candidates. That's not going to be easy. Anyone running for office today has to be willing to have anything bad they did in their entire life plastered on the front page of the local paper. Everyone, including me, did something wrong or stupid in their life they don't want to see made public. So President Trump may want the GOP to find better candidates, but good luck on that. Jesus died on the cross a long time ago. Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of "The New Reagan Revolution" (St. Martin's Press). He is the founder of the email service reagan.com and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation.
|Girls basketball: Secaucus topples Dwight-Englewood in season opener (PHOTOS)NJ.com / 1 d. 0 h. 16 min. ago more|
Amanda Ulrich and Lindsey Mack combined for 46 points with 24 and 22 respectively as Secaucus topped Dwight-Englewood, 67-33, in Secaucus. Ulrich bucketed 12 2-point shots in the contest and had th... Amanda Ulrich and Lindsey Mack combined for 46 points with 24 and 22 respectively as Secaucus topped Dwight-Englewood, 67-33, in Secaucus. Ulrich bucketed 12 2-point shots in the contest and had th...
|Girls basketball: Hudson Catholic shake off rust, rallies for season-opening winNJ.com / 1 d. 1 h. 32 min. ago more|
It was Dionna Lenardo’s three-pointer that put Hudson Catholic back up by a point at 37-36 with 4:30 to play. It was Dionna Lenardo’s three-pointer that put Hudson Catholic back up by a point at 37-36 with 4:30 to play.
|Man 'choked, punched' female family member: criminal complaintJersey City News / 1 d. 4 h. 15 min. ago more|
A 29-year-old Union City man has been charged with choking and punching a female family member. The 42nd Street resident is charged with aggravated assault in connection to Tuesday's incident in which he allegedly punched the woman in the nose and choked her, according to a criminal complaint.
|Victim tells police a man armed with handgun tried to carjack him: copsNJ.com / 1 d. 13 h. 55 min. ago more|
The victim told police the man was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun and threatened him with it, telling him to "step out of the vehicle and give me your car." JERSEY CITY -- A Deptford Township resident told police a man tried to carjack him at gunpoint, police said. Just before 7 p.m. on Thursday, the victim told police a man had approached him as he made a right turn in his car onto Baldwin Avenue from Montgomery Street, authorities said. The victim told police the man was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun and threatened him with it, telling him to "step out of the vehicle and give me your car," authorities said. The victim quickly sped off, traveling north on Baldwin Avenue, while the man also fled the area, police said. The incident is currently under investigation. Corey W. McDonald may be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @coreymacc. Find The Jersey Journal on Facebook.
|Jersey City resident celebrates 104th birthday - NJ.comGoogle News / 1 d. 15 h. 46 min. ago more|
NJ.comJersey City resident celebrates 104th birthdayNJ.comMargaret Norman is not your average aunt. She raised seven children that were not her own and treated everyone like family. And at 104 years old, she' still there for her great-nieces and great-nephews. "She raised seven kids that weren't her own ...
|Jersey City resident celebrates 104th birthdayNJ.com / 1 d. 15 h. 56 min. ago more|
Jersey City resident Margaret Norman turned 104 years old on Dec. 7. Margaret Norman is not your average aunt. She raised seven children that were not her own and treated everyone like family. And at 104 years old, she' still there for her great-nieces and great-nephews. "She raised seven kids that weren't her own, including myself," said Norma's nephew and godson, Herkie Mack. "To her, everyone is family and that is how she treats you." Norman, a Jersey City resident, celebrated her 104th birthday on Dec. 7. Born and raised in the South, she moved north to Harlem and then settled in Jersey City in 1965. She worked as a nurses aide, Mack said. Norman attends Mount Olive Baptist Church on Arlington Avenue, where she is considered "the mother of the church." In the summer, she enjoys playing spades on the porch and spending time with her family at cookouts, Mack added.
|Firefighters battle 3-alarm blaze at Weehawken homeNJ.com / 1 d. 16 h. 25 min. ago more|
It us unclear what caused the fire at this time. WEEHAWKEN -- Firefighters battled a three-alarm blaze at a private residence this morning, according to North Hudson Regional Fire Department Chief Frank Montagne. Firefighters were called to 5 Sterling Ave. at around 10:30 a.m., Montagne said, where they found the second floor of the home in flames. The bulk of the fire was under control within an hour and a half, but firefighters took extra precautions because of a number of hot spots in the building. The owner of the property had ammunition for legally registered guns in the lower floor of the home, which complicated things for firefighters. "They had to be very cautious," Montagne said. It us unclear what caused the blaze, or if anyone was injured, at this time. Corey W. McDonald may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @coreymacc. Find The Jersey Journal on Facebook.
|Two men steal $400 speakers from Jersey City church: copsNJ.com / 1 d. 17 h. 5 min. ago more|
Two men reportedly stole two Panasonic speakers valued at $400 from the Corinthian Baptist Church on Friday. JERSEY CITY -- Two men burglarized a church on Bergen Avenue, stealing more than $400 worth in equipment, police said. In the early morning hours on Friday, police were called to the Corinthian Baptist Church on Bergen Avenue near Audubon Park, where two men had reportedly stolen two Panasonic speakers valued at $200 each, authorities said. Police found no one in the church at the time of arrival, but an anonymous caller told police that two men clothed in all black were carrying the speakers up Wegman Parkway towards MLK Drive, police said. The two men had entered the building from a side entrance on the north side of the building and had exited from the front doors, police said. The incident is under investigation, authorities said. Corey W. McDonald may be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @coreymacc. Find The Jersey Journal on Facebook.
|Two men steal $400 speakers from Jersey City church: cops | NJ.com - NJ.comGoogle News / 1 d. 17 h. 6 min. ago more|
NJ.comTwo men steal $400 speakers from Jersey City church: cops | NJ.comNJ.comTwo men reportedly stole two Panasonic speakers valued at $400 from the Corinthian Baptist Church on Friday.and more »
|Now is the winter of Bayonne's discontent, campaigning: Political InsiderJersey City News / 1 d. 18 h. ago more|
You can tell Bayonne is having a May local nonpartisan election because the incumbent mayor and his challenger are anxious and active in the middle of the holiday shopping season when most potential voters wouldn't care if candidates lit themselves on fire let alone notice any political announcements. Mayor Jimmy Davis and opponent Jason O'Donnell, an ex-firefighter, a former member of ex-Mayor Mark Smith's administration and a past assemblyman, expect a tough and contentious short four-month campaign and they want to get their respective resources in place and candidates up on the front line as soon as their strategists deem it.
|Muslim cleric's hate sermon reviewed by NJ prosecutorJersey City News / 1 d. 22 h. 49 min. ago more|
The imam accused of calling for the death of Jews in Israel during a sermon will be "retrained," according to a Jewish newspaper. The county's top prosecutor, meanwhile, joined U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., in describing the cleric's message as disturbing.
|Woman charged with DWI after crashing minivan into townhouse, cops sayJersey City News / 2 d. 3 h. 50 min. ago more|
A woman with a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit was arrested Thursday night after crashing her vehicle into a Jersey City home, police said. Zaheera Aubrey, 41, a resident of Society Hill in Jersey City, was charged with driving while intoxicated following the crash on Tottenham Court, a street within the Society Hill development.
|Man hanging from bridge rescued in Jersey City, cops sayJersey City News / 2 d. 9 h. 15 min. ago more|
Officers from the Port Authority and Jersey City police departments teamed up yesterday to rescue a man who reportedly threatened to jump from a bridge over PATH tracks in Journal Square, authorities said. Both departments responded to the Summit Avenue bridge between Sip and Magnolia avenues around 11:20 a.m. and found the man hanging onto the track side of the bridge's fence, Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo said.
|Man shot in the torso in Jersey City, authorities say - NJ.comGoogle News / 2 d. 12 h. 30 min. ago more|
NJ.comMan shot in the torso in Jersey City, authorities sayNJ.comA 28-year-old man was shot in the torso this morning in Jersey City and police are searching for the person who pulled the trigger, authorities said. The man, who was shot in the area of Bergen and Lexington avenues at about 10:10 a.m., was taken to ...
|Raceway collects cards for soldiers; firm sells properties | Business NotesJersey City News / 3 d. 3 h. 37 min. ago more|
RPM Raceway in Jersey City collected holiday cards to send to deployed service members and veterans. The raceway partnered with America's Adopt A Solider.
|N.J. man made it easy for cops to arrest him on drug charges: policeJersey City News / 3 d. 7 h. 42 min. ago more|
It's hard to talk your way out of drug charges when you try to pull a cell phone from your pocket and a bag of cocaine falls out -- and lands directly on the police officer's boot. That what Secaucus police say happened when an officer questioned Eric L. Gonzalez of Jersey City in the parking lot of the Extended Stay hotel parking lot at at 3:25 a.m. on Dec. 8. Secaucus police Capt.
|Suicidal Man Saved From PATH Tracks In Jersey City: Police - Patch.comGoogle News / 3 d. 12 h. 29 min. ago more|
Patch.comSuicidal Man Saved From PATH Tracks In Jersey City: PolicePatch.comJERSEY CITY, NJ — A suicidal man was rescued from above the PATH tracks near Journal Square late Thursday morning, Port Authority Officer Joseph Pentangelo said. Around 11:20 a.m, police responded to the train tracks on the Summit Avenue bridge, near ...Man hanging from bridge rescued in Jersey City, cops sayNJ.comall 3 news articles »
|MUSIC BROADWAY BAYONNE DECEMBER 15th 2017River View Observer / 3 d. 15 h. 55 min. ago more|
Music Broadway Bayonne for December 15th 2017. Sponsored by Bayonne Mayor James Davis and the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone the Music on Broadway program brings music back to Bayonne combining excellent venues with exceptional entertainment to make your Friday night out fun and local. See who’s performing at these eight participating restaurants and Bistro and Tavern for Friday, December 15, 2017 Share this: The post MUSIC BROADWAY BAYONNE DECEMBER 15th 2017 appeared first on River View Observer.
|Armed robbery foiled at Jersey City deli, cops say - NJ.comGoogle News / 3 d. 18 h. 15 min. ago more|
NJ.comArmed robbery foiled at Jersey City deli, cops sayNJ.comA masked man's attempt to rob a deli was foiled this week when a regular customer interrupted the armed robbery and helped scare the intruder off, authorities said. Police responded to the Danforth Avenue store just after 8:20 p.m. Tuesday on the ...
|2 beloved Jersey City pets poisoned by deadly tablets thrown into yard - New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TVGoogle News / 4 d. 10 h. 9 min. ago more|
New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV2 beloved Jersey City pets poisoned by deadly tablets thrown into yardNew York's PIX11 / WPIX-TVJERSEY CITY, N.J. — Just ahead of the holidays, one family has discovered that someone has been poisoning their pets. Jersey City mom Melisa Koytroulis says her 3-year-old boxer Shadow and her 8-year-old American bulldog Bella had to be euthanized ...
|LISTEN: 'Our lives are in danger,' 911 caller says of mental health patient shot by copJersey City News / 4 d. 12 h. 14 min. ago more|
JERSEY CITY - Employees at a mental health facility hid in fear when a patient's outburst turned violent earlier this month, prompting police to shoot the man, 911 calls reveal. Workers at a group home operated by Jersey City Medical Center told police one of their clients suddenly became violent on Dec. 4 because he wanted access to his money.
|Vote looms on tax revenue for schoolsJersey City News / 4 d. 18 h. 40 min. ago more|
The Jersey City City Council is expected to vote on an ordinance that would steer more revenue from tax-abated properties into the city's school district. The ordinance, which is up for adoption at tonight's meeting, would require an additional 2.5 percent service charge be paid to the Jersey City Public Schools by properties that receive long-term tax breaks, otherwise known as payments in lieu of taxes.
|This Rare Pharrell Williams x adidas Originals Hu NMD Can Be Yours for $12,000 USDJersey City News / 5 d. 6 h. 58 min. ago more|
Jersey City, New Jersey-based sneaker boutique Soled Out has struck gold with a rare iteration of the famed Pharrell Williams x adidas Originals Hu NMD silhouette. The low-top model draws similar design cues to the shock pink variant teased by adidas VP Jon Wexler .
|Jersey City home is burglarized, police say - NJ.comGoogle News / 5 d. 12 h. 46 min. ago more|
NJ.comJersey City home is burglarized, police sayNJ.comA home on Highland Avenue in Jersey City was burglarized sometime between Dec. 10 and 11, but the thieves didn't get anything valuable, a Jersey City police report said. The home is located between Kennedy Boulevard and Bergen Avenue. The homeowner ...
|Largest Jersey City Recruit Class in Over 3 Decades Entering Police AcademyRiver View Observer / 5 d. 13 h. ago more|
Exceeding the Fulop Administration’s Goal of 950 Officers Citywide With 76 New Recruits, the City’s Police Department Reaches its Largest Size in More than Two Decades, Increasing Police Presence, Walking Patrols & Community Relations JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop and public safety officials announce the largest police recruit class in more than thirty years entering the police academy this month as the Fulop Administration continues to expand public safety citywide. The Fulop Administration has now surpassed its original goal of growing the Jersey City Police Department to 950 officers. With this latest class of 76 recruits, the department will be reaching a total of more than 960 officers citywide. “We inherited a police department that was at a historical low in officers, and from day one set out to expand the force,” said Mayor Fulop. “With the addition of this newest recruit class, we have now hired more than 400 officers, exceeding our goal to grow and diversify the police department and enhance public safety throughout Jersey City.” “We’ve not only worked to increase the number of officers citywide, but we’ve also focused on diversifying the department to reflect Jersey City – the most diverse city in the country,” Mayor Fulop added. “These 76 recruits are reflective of that, with minorities making up nearly three-quarters of the new class. While we know there’s more work to be done, we’re proud of how far we’ve come as Jersey City continues to serve as a model for police recruitment and diversity.” The Fulop Administration set out to expand the Police Department after acquiring 769 officers in 2013 when Mayor Fulop took office. Earlier this year, the department reached its largest size in more than two decades and this new class of recruits further expands those numbers. Establishing a greater police presence has also aided in the strengthening of community relations, as more officers mean greater interaction with the community. Various outreach programs have also been designed to bolster communication between officers and residents, an effective crime prevention tool. “Increasing public safety has been a top priority for this administration from the start,” said Public Safety Director James Shea. “The increase in officers has enabled more foot patrols in areas where they are most needed, a proven crime deterrent.” All media inquiries should be directed to Kimberly Scalcione at firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-376-0699. Share this: The post Largest Jersey City Recruit Class in Over 3 Decades Entering Police Academy appeared first on River View Observer.
|Bayonne Bridge UpdateRiver View Observer / 5 d. 13 h. 42 min. ago more|
Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has provided the City of Bayonne with updated information about Bayonne Bridge construction and demolition. Demolition of old bridge piers (columns) has been completed in residential areas. Demolition is taking place now between 1st Street and the Kill Van Kull. The piers that are being demolished supported the old version of the Bayonne Bridge. Bridge construction (pier erection/roadway segments) is taking place now between 4th Street and Juliette Street. Work on building footings is proceeding between West 1st Street and West 2nd Street. In a letter addressed to residents of the Juliette Street area, the Port Authority has announced that it will be closing Juliette Street as early as Friday, December 15, to erect the new bridge support structure and to install the southbound roadway segments. According to the Port Authority, this closure is expected to last approximately six-to-eight weeks. While Juliette Street is closed, vehicles can continue to enter from Kennedy Boulevard or Avenue A for local access only. No through traffic can travel there under the Bayonne Bridge. Also during the closure, vehicles cannot park there under the Bayonne Bridge. Share this: The post Bayonne Bridge Update appeared first on River View Observer.
|LIBERTY SAVINGS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION PARTNERS WITH RESILIENT JC IN TRUE CREDIT UNION SPIRITRiver View Observer / 8 d. 3 h. 30 min. ago more|
(Pictured from left to right) Dr. Alexander Mirescu, Vice President Resilient JC, Maria Solorzano, President/CEO Liberty Savings Federal Credit Union, Karen Velasquez, Marketing/Business Development Officer Liberty Savings FCU, And Simon Pereira Shorey, President Resilient JC Jersey City, NJ-In the wake of such recent natural disasters as Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria and the terrorist events of recent years, recovery planning and resilience for cities is becoming an even more vital topic for community discussion. Liberty Savings Federal Credit Union under the guidance of its newly appointed CEO, Maria Solorzano, recognized this and seized the opportunity to partner with Resilient JC in their endeavors for Jersey City in Hudson County. Resilient JC is under the direction of Simon Pereira Shorey, President, and Dr. Alexander Mirescu, Vice President. The not-for-profit NJ-based Corporation aims to support and augment disaster preparedness, response and relief initiatives for Jersey City, New Jersey. Mark Rowan, who for many years has served as a Supervisory Committee to the Credit Union Board, initially made the introduction with the belief that the credit union’s philosophy of serving the community walked hand-in-hand with Resilient JC’s mission to better prepare Jersey City to become a resilient and strong population. Solorzano and her Board could not have agreed more. “One of the goals of Liberty Savings within the community is to position ourselves as a complete resource to the members and families we serve. This has and always will be what makes credit unions unique among financial institutions, our support of the community as a whole, not simply in financial aspects,” stated Maria Solorzano, “This is why, when Mark proposed our support of Resilient JC it made complete sense to us.” Simon Pereira Shorey, President of Resilient JC said “We are deeply honored by this partnership with Liberty Savings. All aspects of the Jersey City community are becoming aware that growth and prosperity needs to be built on resilient foundations, and Liberty Savings is once again demonstrating its commitment to the people of Jersey City through leadership in this important area.” For more information about Liberty Savings FCU, please visit www.lsfcu.org For additional information on Resilient JC, please contact Simon@resilientjc.org or visit www.facebook.com/resilientjc/ ### Share this: The post LIBERTY SAVINGS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION PARTNERS WITH RESILIENT JC IN TRUE CREDIT UNION SPIRIT appeared first on River View Observer.
|CAREPOINT HEALTH-HOBOKEN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER DONATES STUDENT LAPTOPSRiver View Observer / 10 d. 4 h. 57 min. ago more|
CAREPOINT COMPUTER DONATIONS: Representatives of CarePoint Health-Hoboken University Medical Center and TRUE Mentors pose with children and the new computers. Pictured (from left) are: TRUE Mentors Board Treasurer James Sproule; Chris Lopez; HUMC Chief Operating Officer Ann Logan, PhD, RN; Pedro Gonzalez; TRUE Mentors Executive Director Katie Eades; and TRUE Mentors volunteer Peter Uwandi. HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY — CarePoint Health–Hoboken University Medical Center donated 10 laptops for students in the TRUE Mentors program with a presentation at the Hoboken Dual Language Charter School. TRUE Mentors is a Hoboken nonprofit offering a one-to-one mentoring program which matches children aged 7 to 17 with adult community leaders. Among the students who will benefit the most from the 10 Google Chromebooks are those in TRUE Mentors’ Teen Internship Program, according to TRUE Mentors Executive Director Katie Eades. Between 15 to 20 students go through the teen internship program each year and can benefit from the CarePoint Health laptop donations. College applications and job searches will be among the computers’ uses. Eades said her group partners with Mission 50, a Hoboken business center. Hoboken University Medical Center Chief Operating Officer Ann Logan said she was gratified that the hospital could assist the youth by making the donations. CarePoint is Hoboken’s local health care provider, offering a full continuum of care to residents. This comprehensive program often begins with the response of McCabe Ambulance, a CarePoint partner. It continues with treatment from the Hoboken University Medical Center Emergency Departments, diagnostic departments, and inpatient and outpatient services. # Share this: The post CAREPOINT HEALTH-HOBOKEN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER DONATES STUDENT LAPTOPS appeared first on River View Observer.
|SUGARPLUMS Jersey Style-JC Nutcracker, Hudson Holiday Classic Opens Dec. 12River View Observer / 11 d. 1 h. 57 min. ago more|
Tchaikovsky’s Masterpiece Performed by Nimbus Dancers & Students By Sally Deering With just a week away, Nimbus Dance Works in Jersey City spends most of its time rehearsing choreography, preparing Sugarplum costumes and dusting off Christmas scenery as it prepares for its 8th annual production of JC Nutcracker. The show opens Tues, Dec. 12 at the Frank R. Conwell auditorium in Middle School No. 4 on Bright Street in Jersey City, and stars a cast of 125 – all Nimbus dancers and local Jersey City students. The magic of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, the story of two kids at Christmas and their toys that come to life, can give even grumpy old Scrooge the holiday spirit. JC Nutcracker, the Nimbus version, tells the story of two kids who hit the streets of Jersey City to find their Christmas wonder. It’s the classic story re-imagined Jersey-style. With music by Tchaikovsky, the production is directed by Samuel Pott, Artistic Director of Nimbus Dance Works. JC Nutcracker has become extremely popular, Pott says. The story, written by playwright Alysia Souder, follows two children, one poor and one rich, who are friends and meet up and have an adventure before the holiday tree-lighting. JC Nutcracker’s cast of 125 includes professional dancers from the company and students from its dance school and Public Schools No. 3, 4, 16, and 41 in Jersey City. Not all 125 dancers are on stage at the same time, Pott says, the students rotate in and out of their roles. “JC Nutcracker features those aspects of The Nutcracker that are magical for kids,” Pott says. “The toys that come to life, the sugarplum fairies, the rat king, and of course, the music score by Tchaikovsky – we’ve included those aspects, but we’ve also woven in other parts that make it specific to Jersey City and give it local flavor. Mayor Frank Hague makes an appearance. Instead of toy soldiers, they’re like B-boy, B-girl break dancer soldiers. There are references to streets in Jersey City, and the Statue of Liberty makes an appearance.” This is the 14th year for Nimbus Dance Works and Pott says, there have been highs and lows. Space has been a major concern as well as funding. “Coming up with funding is a constant challenge,” Pott says. “Things are changing for the arts in Jersey City. People are realizing the arts are an essential part of what we like about Jersey City, and what gives character to the community here. If it continues to get so expensive that nobody else can live here, then it dries up, and people are seeing that’s what they don’t want. We’re seeing more help from city government and companies here who want to support what we’re doing.” Nimbus Dance Works just moved into a new space on Newark Ave and Barrow Street, the old Brick House Gym, Pott says. It’s a big space with two dance studios, and performance and art exhibition spaces. “It’s been great for the company,” Pott says. “We have performances there. Smaller shows.” JC Nutcracker’s mix of professional and student dancers is part of the company’s mission to give children a professional experience in dance. Pott says: “It’s at the heart of what we do. Producing professional excellent performances, but also weaving them into the life of the community of Jersey City. That’s what makes it meaningful for me. We’re reaching out and impacting people from all over Jersey City, and giving everybody the opportunity to connect with dance, come together and be part of something special.” If you go Tues, Dec, 12-Sun, Dec. 17 Nimbus Dance Works presents JC NUTCRACKER Performances at the Frank R. Conwell Auditorium Middle School No. 4 www,nimbusdanceworks.org Share this: The post SUGARPLUMS Jersey Style-JC Nutcracker, Hudson Holiday Classic Opens Dec. 12 appeared first on River View Observer.
|Dennis and Austin Wright Sr. Are Inducted Into Don Nagel’s Isshin-Ryu Karate Hall of Fame with Recognitions Awards for Their U.W.A. Champion StudentsRiver View Observer / 18 d. 2 h. 21 min. ago more|
On October 14th 2017, Bayonne’s Team Wright received recognition awards as Isshyn-Ryu World Hanshis. Dennis and Austin Wright Sr. were inducted into A.O.K.A., Inc. Isshin-Ryu Karate Hall of Fame for their years of dedication, loyalty, championship winnings. The Wrights are three Generations of Isshin-Ryu Karate Students who are NJ Strong, with three locations in Bayonne and Jersey City, New Jersey! Top Rated Instructors and Competitors that received Recognition Awards were: Kenneth Jackson Sr., Outstanding Sensei, Outstanding Isshin-Ryu Warrior Competitor, Kenneth Jackson Jr., and Junior Competitor of the year is Samir O’Neill. All competitors have won numerous1st places in Various Isshin-Ryu Sanctioned Tournaments Kumite, Kata, and Weapons over the last decade. Dennis and Austin Wright Sr. are few of Isshin-Ryu Karate’s best! International World Champions, in Kickboxing, Karate, and Jujitsu and Self Defense. Dennis and Austin Wright were both given the one of the highest recognitions Inductions known as the “Guardians of Isshin-Ryu.” All students train under the direct supervision of Grand Masters (Hanshi) Austin Wright Sr., who is an original A.O.K.A. member. Austin is the Highest Ranking School Owner of Isshin-Ryu Karate 8th Dan in Bayonne, NJ. Mr. Austin Wright holds a 9th Dan Grade in Judo.-Jujitsu Combative Arts and a Soke-Dai Rank 10th Dan in Universal Warrior Martial Arts. For more information on beginners classes, call (201)437-1820, or visit www.karatenjmma.com. Share this: The post Dennis and Austin Wright Sr. Are Inducted Into Don Nagel’s Isshin-Ryu Karate Hall of Fame with Recognitions Awards for Their U.W.A. Champion Students appeared first on River View Observer.
|City of Bayonne and Community Volunteers Help the Needy for ThanksgivingRiver View Observer / 21 d. 3 h. 17 min. ago more|
Bayonne Mayor Davis, Council Members, and community volunteers help the needy: Mayor Jimmy Davis, City Council Members, and community volunteers helped unload and distribute 100 frozen turkeys for residents in need. Mayor Davis and the Council Members donate turkeys annually to St. Henry’s Church. The event took place at St. Henry’s School building. Pictured in approximate left to right order: First Ward Council Member Tom Cotter, Third Ward Council Member Gary LaPelusa, Laura Stanlaw, Leanna Karlicki, Pat Stanlaw, Mike Stanlaw, Bill Stanlaw, City Council President Sharon Ashe Nadrowski, Marie Pope (Director of Religious Education/Youth Ministry, St. Henry’s Parish), Yesenia Luciano, Rich Marchitto, Mickey Gonzalez, Mayor Jimmy Davis, Abdul Butt, and Second Ward Council Member Sal Gullace. Share this: The post City of Bayonne and Community Volunteers Help the Needy for Thanksgiving appeared first on River View Observer.