|Jersey Journal front and back page news: Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017NJ.com / 9 min. ago more|
The judge in U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez's corruption trial yesterday refused to throw out any of the charges against the Democrat and his son said he and Salomen Melgen were like brothers. A Brooklyn man charged with a fatal hit-and-run in North Bergen last month had $1 million in cash and diamonds in a New Jersey home, prosecutors said... The judge in U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez's corruption trial yesterday refused to throw out any of the charges against the Democrat and his son said he and Salomen Melgen were like brothers. A Brooklyn man charged with a fatal hit-and-run in North Bergen last month had $1 million in cash and diamonds in a New Jersey home, prosecutors said in court. Plus, a former Giant and two-time Super Bowl champ told Jersey City middle schoolers not to give up your dreams. Oh the (in)humanity! A woman reported that her car was broken into and a baptismal gown and accessories were stolen. In Sports, the St. Peter's Prep and St. Dominic cross-country teams won their seventh and third straight Jersey City championship titles, respectively, and the New York Yankees fought back in the ALCS with a Game 3 victory over the Houston Astros.
|PHOTOS of N.J.'s high school mascots: Fierce, fuzzy & funny - you sent us moreNJ.com / 54 min. ago more|
Photos we've snapped since 2010, and we want yours too. UPDATE, Oct. 16, 6 p.m.: You sent us more photos, we shot more photos and we found some in the archives that we missed the first time around. From all those sources, we're well past 100 pics now. And we're happy to get more, so use the form below to send more, if you have some. Important note: If you sent us pics thinking you were nominating your mascot for the NJ.com mascot challenge, that won't do it. For that, we need a 30-60-second video. The deadline is coming up fast - Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. Here's lots more info. Some are adorable. Some are kind of scary. Some are a little puzzling. They're almost all fuzzy. These are New Jersey's high school mascots. The ones we've photographed since 2010 are in the photo gallery above, and, we know - we're a little heavy on cardinals, or Kardinals, as the case may be. RELATED: Nominations open for the NJ.com HS Mascot Challenge We know there are more out there than these for the 37 schools represented above, so we're looking for some help from you. When you're out there over the next few weeks enjoying some high school sports, scan the venue for something bigger, brighter and fuzzier than your typical athlete. When you find something, snap some pics and then use the form below to send them to us, and we'll add them to the photo gallery. And while you're at it, think about shooting some video, because a video is what's needed to nominate that mascot for the NJ.com HS Mascot Challenge. All the details about that project, including the Oct. 23 deadline for videos to be posted with the #NJmascotchallenge hashtag, are at the link above.
|Should Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell resign?NJ.com / 1 h. 3 min. ago more|
Should Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell resign? After Donald Trump took matters into his own hands last week on dismantling Obamacare, many Republicans and conservative organizations are calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to resign. Tea Party Patriots, Freedom Works, and the Senate Conservatives Fund are all calling for the Kentucky senator, as well as several other top GOP leaders, to resign over their lack of productivity in office. "He has demonstrated that he either does not understand the frustration coming from conservatives and the urgency of passing key legislation - or he does not care," FreedomWorks President Adam Brandon said in a statement last week. "It's time for new leadership." Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., blames McConnell for the failure to pass health care reform, saying if he were McConnell, he would step down. "If Mitch McConnell cannot get the job done on this, how is he going to get the job done on the rest of President Trump's agenda over the next 31/2 years?" Brooks asked in an interview with CNN. Trump and McConnell on Monday displayed a show of unity during a press conference in the White House Rose Garden. "My relationship with this gentleman is outstanding, has been outstanding," the president said of the man he has spent much of the late summer attacking. Trump praised McConnell's successes, including securing him the confirmation of a Supreme Court justice. Having failed repeatedly to keep their promise to repeal Obamacare, Republicans are launching an equally arduous effort to rewrite the tax code. The first major test comes this week, when the slim Senate GOP majority will try to pass a budget setting the parameters for the tax cuts and approving the use of a process that will allow them to circumvent a Democratic filibuster. Steve Bannon, the president's former chief strategist, has declared an open war on McConnell's leadership. He's meeting with and backing primary challengers who will vow to oppose McConnell as leader in 2019. Do you think it's time for McConnell to resign? Vote in our informal, unscientific poll and tell us how you voted in the comments. Bookmark NJ.com/Opinion. Follow on Twitter @NJ_Opinion and find NJ.com Opinion on Facebook.
|Casino comes to Jersey City for autism benefit Oct. 21 | Health NotesNJ.com / 1 h. 13 min. ago more|
Upcoming health meetings and events in and around Hudson County. TODAY JERSEY CITY Blood drive, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., NJ City U-Gilligan Student Union, 2039 Kennedy Blvd. TOMORROWUNION CITY Aphasia communication group, provides those who have been diagnosed with aphasia an opportunity to socialize with others who share similar experiences, 10 a.m.-noon, also Nov. 1 and 15, 10 a.m.-noon Union City Public Library, 1800 Summit Ave. 201-866-7500. SATURDAYJERSEY CITY "Chip in for Autism," casino games, cocktails and music benefit for Autism Speaks, 6-10 p.m., White Eagle Hall, 335-337 Newark Ave. $150. autismspeaks.org/chipinnj, 609-228-7324. NORTH BERGEN Childbirth Education, classes on the labor process, breathing and relaxation techniques, role of the support person, options for pain medicine and medical intervention, Caesarean birth, understanding body changes after birth, newborn appearance and procedures after birth, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., also Oct. 28, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. HackensackUMC Palisades, 7600 River Road. $125-$150. palisadesmedicalfoundation.org, 201-854-5008. TEANECK Hispanic Heritage Health Fair, People at the fair can have consultations with physicians, screenings for bone density, blood pressure, vein and body mass index, CPR demos, insurance counseling, food, entertainment, activities and more, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Holy Name Medical Center, 718 Teaneck Road. holyname.org, 877-465-9626. OCT. 23NORTH BERGEN Keys to successful breastfeeding, $35 for couples delivering at Palisades and $50 for couples delivering elsewhere. 7-9:30 p.m., HackensackUMC Palisades, 7600 River Road. palisadesmedicalfoundation.org, 201-854-5008. OCT. 24 JERSEY CITY Blood drive, 4-8 p.m., Enterprise Lodge no 31, 87 Hutton Street. Blood drive, 3:30-8 p.m., Liberty Harbor, 30 Regent St.
|Hundreds stay the course in first Bayonne Youth City Challenge (PHOTOS)NJ.com / 1 h. 15 min. ago more|
The weather was nearly summer-like Sunday morning and hundreds of kids took advantage of it. The weather was nearly summer-like Sunday morning and hundreds of kids took advantage of it. The first Bayonne Youth City Challenge Race was a huge hit, drawing participants from not just Bayonne, but all over the area. More than 500 kids tested their obstacle course ability, jumping over and crawling under things to reach the finish line. The course included running on top of a Bayonne police cruiser.
|Fulop allies stress independenceNJ.com / 1 h. 17 min. ago more|
As Jerramiah Healy attempted to unseat Bret Schundler in the 1997 Jersey City mayor's race, Healy took out a full-page ad in this newspaper to attack Schundler's allies on the City Council. As Jerramiah Healy attempted to unseat Bret Schundler in the 1997 Jersey City mayor's race, Healy took out a full-page ad in this newspaper to attack Schundler's allies on the City Council. The ad featured a cartoon hand holding a stamp with Schundler's face on it and text blasting the "rubber stamp" council members aligned with Schundler. Healy's gambit wasn't entirely successful -- he lost and only three of his council candidates won -- but 20 years later "rubber stamp" remains a potent political slur. And in the upcoming municipal contest, the target is Mayor Steve Fulop's council slate. Hoping to erode Fulop's council majority if he wins a second term on Nov. 7, when all nine council seats are also up for grabs, the mayor's critics are telling voters his allies are mere puppets and they are promising to battle him if he wins next month. Fulop's council candidates, in turn, are defending their independence and insisting Fulop will not control their vote. "I would be accountable to the people who live in Ward D. That's my boss," said Moriah "Mo" Kinberg, 38, a Fulop ally seeking to unseat Councilman Michael Yun in the Heights. "I have been thinking for myself for the last 38 years and I plan on continuing to do that." RUBBER STAMP "Rubber stamp" used as a political insult dates back more than 100 years.The phrase was lobbed at members of Woodrow Wilson's cabinet in the early 20th Century, according to the 1924 "Dictionary of American Politics" by Edward Conrad Smith. The term was used in the pages of this newspaper as early as 1910, in an article quoting a Democrat calling the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders "a rubber stamp for the Republican Party." Matt Hale, who teaches political science at Seton Hall University, said the two words are powerful as a political cudgel because they suggest "doing exactly what the boss says." "That is a bad thing for any American politician. We value independence over obedience," Hale said. FULOP'S COUNCIL For most of Fulop's term as mayor, he had seven allies on the nine-member council, a veto-proof majority. It became common for votes on major Fulop initiatives -- paid sick leave, changing the timing of municipal elections, the City Hall annex plan -- to receive approval from all of his allies and either nays or abstentions from his two critics, Yun and Councilman Rich Boggiano. The split became so common Boggiano bought his council foes buttons that, when pressed, say the word "yes." He has a similar one in his office that says "no." Boggiano, 74, who is also seeking a second term in the nonpartisan municipal contest, has touted his independence from the mayor on the campaign trail (Fulop ally Council President Rolando Lavarro has called Boggiano and Yun obstructionists). Most of the council members, Boggiano said, "do what they're told." "The problem here with the city is you have a 'yes' council," Boggiano said. "If we have more independence on the council we may be able to get things done." Fulop does not have a 100 percent success rate with council votes, but it's rare for the body to reject his administration's measures. In June most of his allies voted against the administration's request to repeal zoning regulations that restrict where chain stores can open Downtown. Last month, the council voted down a 20-year tax break the administration sought. Fulop lost a seventh ally last November when Councilman Chris Gadsden won a special election to fill a council vacancy. When he was sworn in, Gadsden, 43, said he did not see himself as a Fulop antagonist but with Election Day nearing he has turned sharply critical. Gadsden is running for re-election on the council slate of Fulop challenger Bill Matsikoudis. "Anybody that was elected with Fulop has not deviated from the agenda, even if the populous, even if the people say this, that and the third is wrong," Gadsden said. "I think that the public is kind of tired of that." NEW FULOP ALLIES This year Fulop's council slate includes four incumbents seeking new terms and four newcomers: Kinberg; Denise Ridley, 34, who is running in Ward A; Mira Prinz-Arey, 45, who is challenging Gadsden in Ward B; and John Hanussak, 48, vying for the Ward C seat. All four newcomers told The Jersey Journal they would vote in residents' best interests, not Fulop's. Ridley said the council's reputation as a rubber stamp is largely "a lot of speculation." She said you can be both independent and supportive of the Fulop administration, adding that working with the mayor can be more productive than opposing him. The Jersey Journal asked the four newcomers to cite one Fulop initiative they would have voted against. Ridley named Fulop's push to move city elections to November. Prinz-Arey said she had qualms about the Sci-Tech Scity project, but declined to say she would have voted against it. Kinberg said she opposed a 2016 statewide referendum to expand casino gaming that Fulop initially supported then later opposed (voters rejected it). Hanussak could not cite any council action he would have opposed.When The Jersey Journal first asked to talk to Hanussak about his candidacy, he said Fulop's campaign told him he could not be interviewed. This reporter mentioned that to Fulop, who said his campaign had no objections to the interview. Hanussak subsequently agreed to meet with The Jersey Journal. Asked during that interview how voters could trust he would vote in their best interests if he needed Fulop's express permission to be interviewed by a reporter, Hanussak struggled to answer. After a 10-second pause, he said, "How the heck do I answer that?" After another 10 seconds, he said, "It's a lot ... " before trailing off.
|Jury must decide: Was death merciless attack, or tragic end of fight?NJ.com / 1 h. 18 min. ago more|
Was the fatal violence inside a car in Union City between two friends smoking PCP in 2015 a vicious attack by the man charged with manslaughter or just a fight over a woman that ended in tragedy? Was the fatal violence inside a car in Union City between two friends smoking PCP in 2015 a vicious attack by the man charged with manslaughter or just a fight over a woman that ended in tragedy? That's the question jurors will now have to answer following closing statements by both sides yesterday morning in the homicide trial of John Gutierrez, 31, who is charged with the Oct. 10, 2015, manslaughter of Ely Chalas, 34. The victim was found stuffed between the front and rear seats of Gutierrez's car following a minor accident at Summit Avenue and 30th Street. "They had a fight and (Chalas) lost the fight, but the fight didn't kill him and it's a fight that he initiated," Hope Mitchell, the defendant's lawyer, said in her summation. Mitchell said Chalas was high on PCP, had heart disease and clogged arteries. Regarding bloody pictures of Chalas' face shown during the trial, Mitchell said, "The blood makes it look gory like it's Halloween Day, but he had no fractures." She argued that Gutierrez was only defending himself and that Chalas died as a result of his medical conditions and intoxication. Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Kevin Roe reminded the jury that there may have been factors that contributed to Chalas' death, but that the medical examiner determined the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head. During much of his closing argument, Roe displayed a picture of Chalas' bloody brain on a large monitor for the jury to see. "This was not a fight," Roe told the jury. "This was not self-defense. This was an attack and we know that because John Gutierrez told us." Roe reminded the jury that at the scene, Gutierrez told an official, "We got into an argument and I f----d him up." Gutierrez testified that during an argument over a woman, Chalas punched him from the passenger seat of the car. He said he pulled the car over and the pair fought. But while on the witness stand, Gutierrez contradicted his self-defense assertion. Roe reminded the jury that while Gutierrez was on the stand, "I asked him are you telling the jury at this point you're afraid of (Chalas)? He said 'Nah, I wasn't afraid of him.' Any force thereafter is unjustified." Roe also said Gutierrez was disrespectful to the court and jury while on the stand. "Over and over again he tells me 'Bring it,'" Roe told jurors. "He said 'Bring it,' 'Ask it,' 'You can't prove it.' Well we'll see about that. ... He admitted that it wasn't a fight -- it was a beatdown." The prosecutor showed images of injuries to Gutierrez's hands as proof that he was the attacker. He showed images of his face, which was uninjured, and Roe helf up his unbroken glasses. He also showed images of the brutal injuries Chalas suffered. Chalas' hands had no injuries. The jury began their deliberations yesterday afternoon and were released at 4 p.m. Deliberations will continue this morning. Gutierrez is facing charges of reckless manslaughter, aggravated assault and possession of PCP.
|Baby's baptism gown stolen from car in Jersey City: copsNJ.com / 1 h. 19 min. ago more|
A baby's baptism gown was stolen overnight from a parked car in the Greenville section of Jersey City, police said. A baby's baptism gown was stolen overnight from a parked car in the Greenville section of Jersey City, police said. A 61-year-old woman called police at about 9 a.m. yesterday morning when she noticed items were missing from her car, a police report indicates.The woman said she parked her Toyota Camry on Terhune Avenue at about 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. When she returned to her vehicle, a dress, headband, cradle, sweater, blanket and shoes -- all used for a child's baptism -- were missing, the report states. Police believe the thieves may have gained entrance to the car through a trunk that was not closed properly or an unlocked door, authorities said.No arrests have been made in the theft. Caitlin Mota may be reached at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter @caitlin_mota.
|Man charged with trying to steal bikes from PATH station, againNJ.com / 1 h. 21 min. ago more|
A Jersey City man seen trying to steal a bicycle from the Journal Square PATH Station was arrested 10 days later, not far away from the scene of the crime, police said. Jose L. Torres, 25. (PAPD photo)Ron Zeitlinger | The Jersey Journal A Jersey City man seen trying to steal a bicycle from the Journal Square PATH Station was arrested 10 days later, not far away from the scene of the crime, police said. Jose L. Torres, 25, of Grove Street, was charged with attempted theft by unlawful taking, bail jumping and possession of drug paraphernalia when he was spotted near the Journal Square station on Saturday. He was also charged on warrants out of Jersey City and from Port Authority, Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo said. Pentangelo said that 10 days earlier, Torres was seen near the Journal Square bike racks trying to steal a bicycle. A photo of Torres near the bike rack and information about the incident were circulated to Port Authority police, Pentangelo said. In 2014, Torres was arrested on similar charges at PATH stations in Hoboken and Jersey City.
|Super Bowl champ talks success at Jersey City middle schoolNJ.com / 1 h. 28 min. ago more|
Perry Williams was an 11-year-old boy living in North Carolina when he decided he would one day earn a college football scholarship, play in the NFL, and win a Super Bowl championship. Perry Williams was an 11-year-old boy living in North Carolina when he decided he would one day earn a college football scholarship, play in the NFL, and win a Super Bowl championship. His mother and grandmother joked with him, saying maybe he'll win a toilet bowl some day. "I used to tell them that I was going to be somebody one day," Williams said. "I was going to make something positive happen in my life." Fourteen years later Williams was a cornerback for the New York Giants playing in Super Bowl XXI. After the team's victory over the Denver Broncos on Jan. 25, 1987, Williams called his grandmother, one of the most important people in his life. "Whatcha think of this toilet bowl kid now?" he recalled asking her.Yesterday morning, Williams, 56, shared the story of his success and his journey to greatness with about 200 students at Middle School 7 in Jersey City. He told the students, mostly sixth-graders, he grew up in a "broken home" and knew what it was like not having a lot of money, but he pushed himself to keep trying when times got tough. The football field is hardly where Williams' success ended. Since 1995 he has served as the director of outreach programs for the Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is also an adjunct professor at the school, teaching undergraduate and graduate level leadership and ethics courses. Some of the most important things he told the middle school students to remember were not to quit and don't be intimidated by others. Following his short talk in the school's gym, students had the chance to ask the two-time Super Bowl champion questions: no, he doesn't think athletes should kneel during the national anthem, Williams thinks end zone celebrations are "unnecessary," and the best advice he ever got was from his grandmother, who told him to give the Giants an "honest day's work" every time he plays. One group of students -- the homeroom that brought in the most donations for Hurricane Maria relief in Puerto Rico -- was able to meet Williams and received autographed photos of the former Giants cornerback. Evelyn Maldonado, 11, said she was motivated by Williams' story. She said what stuck with her the most was Williams' determination after winning two championships to return to school to earn his master's degree. "I think it was very inspiring," Evelyn said.
|Man charged in fatal hit-and-run had $1 million in cash in homeNJ.com / 1 h. 30 min. ago more|
A man charged with leaving the scene of a fatal North Bergen crash before authorities recovered $1 million in cash, as well as bags of diamonds and fake IDs from his home, must remain in jail throughout his prosecution, a judge ordered yesterday. A man charged with leaving the scene of a fatal North Bergen crash before authorities recovered $1 million in cash, as well as bags of diamonds and fake IDs from his home, must remain in jail throughout his prosecution, a judge ordered yesterday. "This defendant has unlimited resources to disappear if he wanted to," Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Lynne Seborowski told Hudson County Superior Court Judge Paul DePascale when Olvy R. Torres, 36, appeared for a detention hearing. "Quite frankly, there is no residence attributed to him," Seborowski said. "He is literally like a ghost. He can go anywhere in the country with any of these IDs and nobody would know." Authorities say Torres was driving a Hyundai Santa Fe at about 6:30 a.m. on Sept. 26 when the SUV jumped the curb on River Road and hit 59-year-old Luisa Valdez, who was sitting at a bus stop. The nursing assistant was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. The driver fled on foot, prompting police to ask for the public's help locating Torres who turned himself in Oct. 9. But before he surrendered, a search warrant was executed at a Palisades Park residence associated with him, Seborowski said. That's where investigators found the cash, diamonds, jewelry, marijuana, designer bags, and watches worth up to $30,000. Authorities also found dozens of pairs of expensive sneakers, bullets, electronics and expensive clothing and liquor. An earnings statement says Torres makes $42,000 per year, Seborowski said. The prosecutor said multiple IDs were found including a Florida driver's license with Torres' picture and another man's name. A medical marijuana ID card was found with Torres' information and the address of a gas station/car wash in California. A TD Bank card, a Social Security card, and a title for a motorcycle, all in other people's names, were also found in the home. Investigators additionally found plane tickets for travel all over the world including Cuba, Colombia and the Dominican Republic, Seborowski added. The apartment appeared to have been ransacked before investigators arrived. Security video captured after the North Bergen crash shows what appears to be Torres loading duffel bags into a car and leaving the apartment for good, Seborowski said. "He is probably one of the biggest flight risks I've seen in my time as a prosecutor," said Seborowski in the courtroom packed with Torres supporters.Torres' lawyers argued that he turned himself in and that shows he is not a flight risk. But DePascale was not convinced by the defense's argument. "Why would a person with multiple identities have $1 million in cash and a $40,000 a year income. That is not an accident," DePascale said. DePascale ordered that he be detained through the course of his prosecution, after which Torres was returned to the Hudson County jail in Kearny. Leaving the scene of a fatal accident is a second-degree charge and carries a possible sentence of five to 10 years upon conviction. Money laundering is a first-degree crime and carries a possible sentence of 10 to 20 years upon conviction. Torres supporters chose not to comment following the hearing.
|14 displaced in morning fireNJ.com / 1 h. 31 min. ago more|
Fourteen people were forced out of their homes when a fire broke out near Journal Square in Jersey City yesterday morning, officials said. Fourteen people were forced out of their homes when a fire broke out near Journal Square in Jersey City yesterday morning, officials said. The one-alarm fire was reported at 77 Garrison Ave. at about 9 a.m., city spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill said. The fire started in the first-floor living room of a three-story home. The first level of the home suffered fire, smoke and water damage. Minor fire damage was found on the second floor, she said. One resident had thermal burns on his fingers and was treated at the scene for his injuries, Morrill said. The 13 adults and one child displaced are being assisted by the American Red Cross. Officials are continuing to investigate what caused the fire.
|Medieval Times trip is planned | Senior NotesNJ.com / 1 h. 36 min. ago more|
Upcoming trips, events and meetings for northern New Jersey seniors. OLMC SENIORSOLMC Seniors, 99 Broadway, Jersey City will hold a trip to Medieval Times on Oct. 20. For information, please call 201-435-7080. ST. MARY'S ADVOCATES St. Mary's Advocates will hold a bus ride to the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA., on Oct. 29. There will be a continental breakfast at 9 a.m. and the bus will leave at 10 a.m. from Hoboken University Medical Center. Cost id $35. Proceeds go to the Nursing Scholarship Fund. call Gail Beck, 201-892-9823 for tickets. NARFE MEETINGS Arrangements for the Holiday Luncheon will be finalized at the Nov. 8 meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), Chapter 1490 at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center, 56th Street and Ave. B. All NARFE members and any active or retired federal employees interested in joining are welcome. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month from March to June and from September to December. For further information, call Jean at (201) 339-3032. EXERCISE AT LIBRARY Intermediate, low-impact aerobics classes for seniors are held on Mondays at 10:30 a.m., and Thursdays at 6 p.m., at the Heights branch library, 14 Zabriskie St. Call 201-547-4556.
|Super Bowl champ talks success at Jersey City middle school - NJ.comGoogle News / 6 h. 4 min. ago more|
NJ.comSuper Bowl champ talks success at Jersey City middle schoolNJ.comPerry Williams was an 11-year-old boy living in North Carolina when he decided he would one day earn a college football scholarship, play in the NFL, and win a Super Bowl championship. His mother and grandmother joked with him, saying maybe he'll win ...
|Max Weinberg's Jukebox Rolls Into Jersey City on Wednesday - New Jersey StageGoogle News / 11 h. 26 min. ago more|
New Jersey StageMax Weinberg's Jukebox Rolls Into Jersey City on WednesdayNew Jersey Stage(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Max Weinberg's Jukebox not only takes audience requests, but encourages them. Max Weinberg – drummer extraordinaire for Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band – brings his new project, the distinctively eclectic Rock & Roll show ...and more »
|Jury must decide: Was death a merciless attack, or tragic end of fight?Jersey City News / 13 h. 46 min. ago more|
JERSEY CITY -- Was the fatal violence inside a car in Union City between two friends smoking PCP in 2015 a vicious attack by the man charged with manslaughter or just a fight over a woman that ended in tragedy? That's the question jurors will have to answer following closing statements by both sides this morning in the homicide trial of John Gutierrez, 31, who is charged with the Oct. 10, 2015 manslaughter of Ely Chalas, 34. The victim was found stuffed between the front and rear seats of Gutierrez's car following a minor accident at Summit Avenue and 30th Street. "They had a fight and lost the fight, but the fight didn't kill him and it's a fight that he initiated," Hope Mitchell, the defendant's lawyer, said in her summation.
|Baptism gown stolen from parked car in Jersey City: copsJersey City News / 13 h. 46 min. ago more|
JERSEY CITY -- A baby's baptism gown was stolen overnight from a parked car in the Greenville section of the city, police said. A 61-year-old woman called police at about 9 a.m. Monday morning when she noticed items were missing from her car, a police report indicates.
|Anti-bullying film, discussion at City Hall in Jersey City tonightJersey City News / 13 h. 46 min. ago more|
An anti-bullying short film, "Breaking the Silence,' will be shown tonight at City Hall in Jersey City in support of National Bullying Prevention Month. The 22-minute film, described as "docu-fiction," features experts and victims of bullying sharing their experiences.
|$1 million cash, diamonds, fake IDs lead to man's detention in fatal crash caseNJ.com / 15 h. 49 min. ago more|
Authorities say Torres hit 59-year-old Luisa Valdez with an SUV on Sept. 26. JERSEY CITY -- A man charged with leaving the scene of a fatal North Bergen crash before authorities recovered $1 million in cash, as well as bags of diamonds and fake IDs from his home, must remain in jail throughout his prosecution, a judge ordered today. "This defendant has unlimited resources to disappear if he wanted to," Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Lynne Seborowski told Hudson County Superior Court Judge Paul DePascale when Olvy R. Torres, 36, appeared for a detention hearing. "Quite frankly, there is no residence attributed to him," Seborowski said. "He is literally like a ghost. He can go anywhere in the country with any of these IDs and nobody would know." Authorities say Torres was driving a Hyundai Santa Fe at about 6:30 a.m. on Sept. 26 when the SUV jumped the curb on River Road and hit 59-year-old Luisa Valdez, who was sitting at a bus stop. The nursing assistant was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. The driver fled on foot, prompting police to ask for the public's help locating Torres who turned himself in Oct. 9. But before he surrendered, a search warrant was executed at a Palisades Park residence associated with him, Seborowski said. That's where investigators found the cash, diamonds, jewelry, marijuana, designer bags, and watches worth up to $30,000. Authorities also found dozens of pairs of expensive sneakers, bullets, electronics and expensive clothing and liquor. An earning statement says Torres makes $42,000 per year, Seborowski said. The prosecutor said multiple IDs were found including a Florida driver's license with Torres' picture and another man's name. A medical marijuana ID card was found with Torres' information and the address of a gas station/car wash in California. A TD Bank card, a Social Security card, and a title for a motorcycle, all in other people's names, were also found in the home. Investigators additionally found plane tickets for travel all over the world including Cuba, Colombia and the Dominican Republic, Seborowski added. The apartment appeared to have been ransacked before investigators arrived. Security video captured after the North Bergen crash shows what appears to be Torres loading duffel bags into a car and leaving the apartment for good, Seborowski said. "He is probably one of the biggest flight risks I've seen in my time as a prosecutor," said Seborowski in the courtroom packed with Torres supporters. Torres' lawyers argued that he turned himself in and that shows he is not a flight risk. But DePascale was not convinced by the defense's argument. "The information that has been provided by the state here is that this defendant has multiple identities and law-abiding people don't have multiple identities, they have one," the judge said. "Why would a person with multiple identities have $1 million in cash and a $40,000 a year income. That is not an accident," DePascale added. The judge said there were no conditions of supervised release that would ensure Torres would appear at all hearings, ensure the public safety and ensure Torres would not obstruct the legal process. DePascale ordered that he be detained through the course of his prosecution, after which Torres was returned to the Hudson County jail in Kearny. Leaving the scene of a fatal accident is a second-degree charge and carries a possible sentence of five to 10 years upon conviction. Money laundering is a first-degree crime and carries a possible sentence of 10 to 20 years upon conviction. Torres supporters chose not to comment following the hearing.
|Baptism gown stolen from parked car in Jersey City: cops - NJ.comGoogle News / 16 h. 28 min. ago more|
NJ.comBaptism gown stolen from parked car in Jersey City: copsNJ.comJERSEY CITY -- A baby's baptism gown was stolen overnight from a parked car in the Greenville section of the city, police said. A 61-year-old woman called police at about 9 a.m. Monday morning when she noticed items were missing from her car, a police ...
|Anti-bullying film, discussion at City Hall in Jersey City tonight - NJ.comGoogle News / 20 h. 53 min. ago more|
NJ.comAnti-bullying film, discussion at City Hall in Jersey City tonightNJ.comAn anti-bullying short film, "Breaking the Silence,' will be shown tonight at City Hall in Jersey City in support of National Bullying Prevention Month. The 22-minute film, described as "docu-fiction," features experts and victims of bullying sharing ...
|Cops probe 3 Jersey City shootings in less than 18 hours - NJ.comGoogle News / 1 d. 18 h. ago more|
NJ.comCops probe 3 Jersey City shootings in less than 18 hoursNJ.comJERSEY CITY -- Authorities are investigating three shootings that occurred in the city less than 18 hours apart. One person was injured and two of the shootings were reported in the same neighborhood, city spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill said. The first ...and more »
|Rest easy, you will be missed' Memorial erected for Union City teen killed in bike accidentJersey City News / 2 d. 8 h. ago more|
A memorial for a Union City teenager who died in a collision with a garbage truck in Union City two weeks ago has been erected near the crash site, above Route 495. "I only knew you for three months, and it was the best three months ever," read one tribute to Sean Lemus, 16. "Rest easy, you will be missed," reads another note, with smiley faces.
|Man parked in fire zone, then gave false name, police sayJersey City News / 2 d. 12 h. 3 min. ago more|
READINGTON TWP. - A 32-year-old Jersey City man was arrested and charged with obstruction of justice after he tried to hide the fact his driver's license was suspended, police said.
|JC Penny hiring 5,500 CA employees for holidaysJersey City News / 2 d. 16 h. 11 min. ago more|
NOVEMBER 27: A JCpenny employee works at a cashier station at the Newport Mall store during Black Friday Sales on November 27, 2015 in Jersey City, New Jersey. It was expected that 135.8 million Americans would shop this Black Friday weekend, according to the National Retail Federation .
|Let Hoboken's failure be guide for saving longtime Jersey City...Jersey City News / 2 d. 20 h. 4 min. ago more|
In recent debates the two mayoral candidates for Jersey City outlined their positions in solving the affordable housing concerns of many Jersey City residents. However, there was not an in-depth description of how these candidates intend to calm the fears that gentrification brings to longtime residents of Jersey City.
|Man accused of killing girlfriend admits he dismembered her bodyJersey City News / 2 d. 22 h. 15 min. ago more|
ELIZABETH -- A 47-year-old man charged with killing his girlfriend admitted in court Friday that he dismembered her remains, saying he cut off her head and limbs with a knife and saw. Matthew Ballister, who is accused of intentionally running over and killing April Wyckoff with his Hummer in October 2013, testified he dismembered her remains in the garage of his Union Township home and dumped them in Newark because her body was a "I was completely distraught," he said.
|Battle flags fly over Bayonne: Political InsiderJersey City News / 3 d. 0 h. 39 min. ago more|
Former 31st District Assemblyman Jason O'Donnell, left, will face off against Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis in next year's mayoral election. It's hometown boy versus hometown boy in next May's mayoral battle in the Bayonne municipal election.
|Ramp to Route 7 closing indefinitely for Wittpenn Bridge replacementJersey City News / 3 d. 5 h. 13 min. ago more|
The Fish House Road northbound ramp to Route 7 eastbound in Kearny will be closed indefinitely, starting tonight at 10 p.m., as work continues on the Wittpenn Bridge replacement project, state Department of Transportation announced. The ramp will undergo resurfacing, as well as curb and drainage work, officials said.
|Bayonne Mayor Davis Expresses Support for Staten Island-Bayonne Aerial GondolaRiver View Observer / 3 d. 8 h. 53 min. ago more|
Aerial Gondola considered for Staten Island Bayonne connection may not necessarily looks like this Bayonne Mayor James Davis is excited to announce that he has signed on to support the proposed Staten Island to Bayonne Aerial Gondola. Recently, Mayor Davis and Assemblymen Nicholas Chiaravalloti (D-31) and John Wisniewski (D-19) met with representatives from the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC) to discuss the project and how to advance it to the next phase –an engineering and feasibility study for the system. “The City of Bayonne is always looking for innovative ways to improve our mass transit and when the SIEDC presented this idea to me I was intrigued. Thanks to their flexibility and adaptability, aerial gondolas really do present the next frontier of regional transit for the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area and are ideal for an urban environment such as Bayonne” said Mayor Davis. SIEDC initiated the gondola effort over two years ago with the idea of connecting Staten Island to the rest of the region via an aerial cableway. During that time, SIEDC has conducted significant research and developed a network of supporters that believe the project is not only feasible – but essential. The addition of Mayor Davis to the list of supporters is a significant step forward for the project. According to Cesar Claro, President & CEO of the SIEDC “SIEDC is thrilled that Mayor Davis has signed on to support this effort. Staten Island and Bayonne share a number of economic and transportation similarities and we look forward to a prosperous partnership focused on how our communities can work in tandem to create a long-term and mutually beneficial relationship.” SIEDC recently conducted a global design competition to determine the best system type, ideal route and proposed cost for the aerial gondola. Leitner-Poma of America and their Staten Island to Bayonne route was selected as the winner which would connect Elm Park on Staten Island to Bayonne. The estimated cost for the project would be $62 million and estimated ridership is as high as 4,000 people per hour during peak periods. Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti noted that “Hudson County has been the economic engine of New Jersey. Part of our strength is our commitment to mass transit such as buses, ferries and light rail. As we look to the future, the potential development of an aerial gondola is a natural fit.” Mayor Davis’ support is critical in advancing the engineering study which will include information related to vehicular traffic changes, connectivity opportunities to mass transit, enhancements of services for commuters, residents and tourists. There are also opportunities for catalytic development in the neighborhoods surrounding the stations. Assemblyman John Wisniewski, Chairman of the NJ Assembly Transportation Committee, who helped organize the meeting added “By virtue of our geography, New Jersey has always served as a vital link in the movement of people and goods along the East Coast. The proposed Bayonne – Staten Island Aerial Gondola is an innovative and low cost way to link communities and people. I believe we should embrace the future of transportation and economic development than by linking Staten Island and Bayonne with this reliable, cost-effective and modern means of transport” Share this: The post Bayonne Mayor Davis Expresses Support for Staten Island-Bayonne Aerial Gondola appeared first on River View Observer.
|State wants man accused of killing father of 3 to remain in custodyJersey City News / 3 d. 10 h. 2 min. ago more|
JERSEY CITY -- A 19-year-old Jersey City man made his first court appearance this afternoon on charges he murdered a father of three on Central Avenue last week. Jose Mojica was arrested Wednesday and charged with gunning down Donald McLaughlin III, 37, of Union City, who was shot in the back around 8:30 p.m. near Graham Street, officials said.
|Take a look inside Jersey City's newest grocery storeJersey City News / 3 d. 10 h. 2 min. ago more|
The owners of Sub Hub Market & Grill on Bergen Avenue have opened a second location on Kennedy Boulevard near Tonnelle Avenue called Sub Hub Market Fresh Supermarket. Born and raised in Jersey City, owners Omar and Abdel Tamer say the store's smaller size is what sets it apart from other supermarkets.
|Are foxes minding the diversity advisory henhouse? | Morgan's CornerJersey City News / 3 d. 17 h. ago more|
Several weeks ago, a diversity advisory board whose existence was discovered during a meeting of the Jersey City NAACP Labor and Economic Development committee was the subject of a column in this space . The board is a peculiar entity that's failed to conform to many of the rules and regulations governing the existence of any other municipal agency -- though it does exemplify a lack of transparency that's bedeviled Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop's administration.
|Take a look inside Jersey City's newest grocery store (PHOTOS) - NJ.comGoogle News / 3 d. 18 h. 8 min. ago more|
NJ.comTake a look inside Jersey City's newest grocery store (PHOTOS)NJ.comBorn and raised in Jersey City, owners Omar and Abdel Tamer (they're brothers) say the store's smaller size is what sets it apart from other supermarkets. Less square footage means savings on rent, and in turn, lower prices for customers. But the ...
|Food chain introduces new line, restaurant, spa open | Business NotesJersey City News / 3 d. 20 h. 52 min. ago more|
B.GOOD, a farm-to-table restaurant chain with a location in Jersey City, is introducing "Food with Roots" to locations across the country. The special menu will feature items with ingredients from some produce that is grown around the store locations.
|Art in Bayonne Unveiling of Art on Utility Boxes and Fire BoxesRiver View Observer / 3 d. 22 h. 53 min. ago more|
Art in Bayonne, brought out an enthusiastic group of art lovers who visited Bridge Art Gallery at 7th and Broadway for the unveiling of art on Bayonne’s Utility and Fire Poles on Thursday, October 12th. Artists Jeff Ware, Stephanie Petersen, Gary Waynans, Maria Lupianez, Samantha Llanes and Tiffany Dancy were selected to create art on various utility boxes and fire poles in the Bergen Point section of Bayonne Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis with Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone Director Terrence Malloy told the participants at the Art Installation that this program was the first of many to beautify Bayonne Under the direction of Bayonne’s Mayor Jimmy Davis and created by Bayonne UEZ Director Terrence Malloy and Assistant Director Dee Dee Bottino the call went out looking for artist interested in creating art on Bayonne’s Utility Boxes and Fire Poles. The art installation was made possible through the efforts of the Bayonne Municipal Council, The Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone Corporation, Bridge Art Gallery (Cheryl and Chris Mack) Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs and Bayonne Mayor James Davis. Both Mayor Davis and UEZ Director Malloy assured the participants that this current art program was the first of many to come to beautify Bayonne. The artists work can be seen at these locations Tiffany Dancy (Broadway & 5th Street) Jeff Ware (Broadway & 7th Street) with two locations and Broadway & Cottage Street Maria Lupianez (Broadway and Cottage Street) Gary Wynans (Cottage Street) Stephanie Petersen with Bayonne Council President Sharon Ashe Nadrowski, Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis, Ms. Petersen’s two children, Stephanie Petersen, Bayonne First Ward Councilman Thomas Cotter and Bayonne Councilman at Large Juan Perez Stephanie Petersen (8th Street & Broadway) Samantha Llanes (9th Steet & Broadway) Share this: The post Art in Bayonne Unveiling of Art on Utility Boxes and Fire Boxes appeared first on River View Observer.
|Jersey City brothers facing murder charges won't be released - NJ.comGoogle News / 4 d. 16 h. 41 min. ago more|
NJ.comJersey City brothers facing murder charges won't be releasedNJ.comJERSEY CITY -- The second of two brothers charged with fatally stabbing a man in Jersey City in September will be detained through the course of his prosecution, a judge ruled today. Hudson County Superior Court Judge Nesle Rodriguez found there are ...and more »
|Jersey City gets big win in contract dispute with cops - NJ.comGoogle News / 4 d. 18 h. 29 min. ago more|
NJ.comJersey City gets big win in contract dispute with copsNJ.comJERSEY CITY -- A state arbitrator has handed Jersey City a major victory in its contract dispute with the local police officers union, giving the city largely everything it asked for and making what the union calls "unprecedented" changes to its ...and more »
|Man shot in Jersey City -- for the 4th time -- cops say - NJ.comGoogle News / 5 d. 16 h. 46 min. ago more|
NJ.comMan shot in Jersey City -- for the 4th time -- cops sayNJ.comA 27-year-old man was wounded in a Tuesday night shooting in Jersey City, marking the fourth time he has been shot, authorities said. Jersey City police are investigating the shooting incident that left the man with a non life-threatening injury to his ...
|Jersey City to Install Electric Car Charging StationsRiver View Observer / 5 d. 19 h. 23 min. ago more|
Mayor Fulop Announces Plan to Install Electric Car Charging Stations in All Wards; Stations will be Open to the Public Administration Looking to Transition City Vehicle Fleet to Electric Vehicles; Office of Sustainability to be Created following Adoption of Ordinance by City Council this Week JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced today that the administration is advancing a plan to install electric car charging stations that will be open to the public in all six wards of the city as part of the Fulop administration’s sustainability agenda. “We are excited to bring this technology to Jersey City as we know our residents are conscious about reducing our impact on the environment,” said Mayor Fulop. “We also believe that government should lead by example, so we will be looking to transition the city vehicle fleet to electric vehicles and hope this will inspire more residents to do the same.” On Wednesday, the City Council will vote to authorize a competitive contracting resolution for a request for proposals for the charging stations. The number of total car charging stations will be determined by the final costs from the bid, however, the administration is planning for a minimum of two car charging stations per ward and a total of 16 stations at the outset, with the potential for growth. The City is seeking grant funding to help cover the costs of the program. As part of the Fulop Administration’s continued focus on enhancing sustainability in Jersey City, the city launched this year a series of initiatives aimed at tackling issues related to climate change initially focusing on storm water management, specifically reducing flooding and limiting pollution of our waterways. Also on second reading this week is an ordinance creating an Office of Sustainability to continue the work of the Office of Innovation in addressing a range of citywide sustainable practices and initiatives including collaborating with our local partners to establish green infrastructure standards for the city, identify priority areas for big green infrastructure projects, and tighten storm water runoff limits across the city for new developments. . Share this: The post Jersey City to Install Electric Car Charging Stations appeared first on River View Observer.
|10 Incredible Ways To Help Homeless Animals Without Adopting ThemRiver View Observer / 7 d. 9 h. 45 min. ago more|
by GRACE EIRE Seeing the helpless, sad faces of dogs and cats in shelters might be just about enough to shatter your heart into a million and one pieces. If you’re anything like me, you want to take every homeless animal home and nurse them back to health and happiness. However, if your home and schedule is anything like mine, there simply isn’t enough space or time for each and every one of them. So, what is a diehard animal lover to do if they aren’t in a place to adopt? As it turns out, there are plenty of things that we can all do to help local shelters and rescue organizations stay afloat, as well as help them get the animals into good homes. These 10 ways to help homeless animals goes far beyond simply writing a check to the organization (although that is very much appreciated too). Let us know if we missed anything you do to help shelter animals in your community. And please SHARE this potentially lifesaving list with your family and friends on Facebook! Thumbnail source: Flickr 1. Sew “Adopt Me” Vests And Bandanas Flickr / Caruba When a dog goes out for a walk, no one will know she’s up for adoption unless someone shouts it from the rooftops! These simple bandanas or vests might just be the ticket to getting these dogs adopted while they’re out on a walk or at an event. 2. Help With Paperwork Flickr / Erich Ferdinand If you’re a lawyer, see if your local shelter needs help sorting through any legal documents. If you’re an accountant, see if they need help keeping their books straight. If you’re just good at paperwork, see if they need help with something in the office! Offer up some of your time and talent to keep the shelter up and running smoothly so that even more animals can find homes. 3. Take A Dog To An Obedience Class Flickr / John If you’ve got some spare time, see if your shelter would appreciate it if you took one of their pups to an obedience class, as well-behaved pups are much more likely to get adopted than unruly ones. 4. Offer Up Your Gifts Flickr / Praveen If you’re having a birthday party, ask guests to bring a gift for the shelter rather than for you. You could also set up a donation page online to collect “birthday money” for the shelter all month long. 5. Write Copy For Them Flickr / brownpau Shelters need adoption profiles and ads written up all the time. They also need digital designers to help with those ads. If you know anything about writing or advertising, take a bit of time from your day to write a bit of copy for the shelter. 6. Play With The Cats Flickr / bullcitydogs Everyone knows about walking the shelter dogs, but cats need socialization, exercise, and love too! If you like cats, offer up your time to give a little love to the kitties at your shelter. 7. Take Higher Quality Pictures Flickr / Eddie S So much happens online these days, and adoption is no different. With online adoption sites at the forefront, it’s important that there are high-quality images of the animals at shelters. Some say it’s love at first sight, and that first sighting may very well be online. 8. Post Adoptable Animals On Social Media Facebook With Facebook, we’ve got hundreds of eyes on our posts every day. Why not use this power to help get an animal a loving forever home? Share the links to adoptable pets on your wall so that every one of your friends can see them. There might just be someone out there who is looking for their new best friend. 9. Scour The Internet Flickr / bullcitydave Search through Craigslist, eBay, and Freecycle to see if there is anything super cheap or for free that the shelter might be able to use. Keep an eye out for things like filing cabinets, printers, or furniture. You can also call around to see if stores near you are willing to donate anything like ink or paper for printers. 10. Transport Animals Flickr / Rob Marquardt Animals in rural shelters are often moved to rescue organizations where there are more folks looking to adopt, because these shelters often have high kill rates. If you could lend your car for an afternoon on some weekends, you could help save many precious lives. Get in touch with the rescue organizations in your area to coordinate. Do you think you’ll do any of these things for the animals in your area? Did we miss anything from our list? Let us know in the comments and please SHARE with family and friends! Share this: The post 10 Incredible Ways To Help Homeless Animals Without Adopting Them appeared first on River View Observer.
|Man shot on MLK Drive in fifth Jersey City shooting incident in 5 days - NJ.comGoogle News / 7 d. 18 h. 7 min. ago more|
NJ.comMan shot on MLK Drive in fifth Jersey City shooting incident in 5 daysNJ.comA man was shot on Martin Luther King Drive in Jersey City Monday morning, the fifth shooting incident in the past five days. This morning's shooting occurred near the Glenn D. Cunningham branch of the Jersey City library, near Bostwick Avenue, said Joe ...and more »
|NJ Turnpike CONSTRUCTION INTERCHANGE 14ARiver View Observer / 9 d. 20 h. 43 min. ago more|
THREE WEEK SCHEDULE AS OF OCTOBER 6, 2017 The following work is scheduled over the next three weeks: Toll Plaza East side (entering 14A): renovation of existing Toll Utility Building continues. Ramps between the Toll Plaza and the Hudson County Extension (HCE) Local street level work at Garfield, Avenue C and JFK Boulevard bridges will resume in the Fall of 2017. This work will be supported by Jersey City and Bayonne Police as needed. Avenue E / Proposed Roundabout New roadway construction on Avenue E between 51st Street and 53rd Street continues. New bridge construction activities continue. Asphalt paving will resume on Avenue E during the week of 10/16/17. Connector Bridge (Bridge from the Toll Plaza to Port Jersey Boulevard) Traffic was shifted onto the new Connector Bridge in a two-way temporary traffic pattern. Please CLICK HERE for graphic. Pedestrian usage of the bridge for access to and from Port Jersey Boulevard continues to be prohibited. Please CLICK HERE for shuttle bus pamphlet. Route 440 and Pulaski Street Intersection / Jughandle Ramp roadway construction continues. Ramp structure construction to southbound Route 440 continues. During the weekends of October 20-22 and October 27-29, 2017, there will be weekend lane closures on northbound and southbound Route 440 between Pulaski Street and Harbor Drive for asphalt paving work. Work will be supported by Bayonne Police. Ramp Area East of Route 440 New ramp construction continues. ### If you have any questions about the 14A Improvement Project, please call the toll-free hotline at 1-800-671-6872, or email firstname.lastname@example.org anytime. Thank you. For full project details, contact information, traffic advisories, and informational pamphlets, please visit the NJTA 14A Website. For information about the Bayonne Bridge, please click here. Share this: The post NJ Turnpike CONSTRUCTION INTERCHANGE 14A appeared first on River View Observer.
|Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark Sets November Events to Mark a Month of RemembranceRiver View Observer / 10 d. 19 h. 27 min. ago more|
Visitors express personal messages of love and remembrance on a life-sized greeting card available at Archdiocesan Catholic (photo courtesy of Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark) Each year, Catholic Cemeteries, a Ministry of the Archdiocese of Newark, marks November, a month of Remembrance, with events to commemorate All Saints Day (November 1), All Souls Day (November 2), and Cemetery Sunday (November 6). Observances include Masses, an inspirational concert, a symposium on coping with grief, and a unique opportunity for the bereaved to personally express themselves in tribute to departed loved ones. Masses of Remembrance at Catholic Cemeteries An integral aspect of the ministry of Catholic Cemeteries is to provide for the spiritual needs of its families. As part of this commitment, Remembrance Masses are celebrated on Memorial Day and throughout the year, typically the first Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday each month at its cemeteries. During November’s Masses of Remembrance, special prayers and intentions will be shared to mark the observance of All Saints and All Souls Days. Mass will be celebrated at Saint Gertrude Cemetery in Colonia (Nov. 3), Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover (Nov. 7), Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington (Nov. 8), Maryrest Cemetery in Mahwah (Nov. 8), and Holy Name Cemetery in Jersey City (Nov. 9). For a complete schedule of Masses, visit www.rcancem.org or stop by the cemetery’s main office. All are welcome to participate. Cemetery Sunday November 5th is Cemetery Sunday, a special day to remind us of the importance of Catholic cemeteries and the value of continued prayer for departed family members, friends, and those who may have no one to pray for them. Catholic Cemeteries are sacred places, blessed and set aside as final resting places for the earthly remains of our faithful departed. They are visible reminders of our Catholic faith in the Resurrection, and a sign of hope in God and His promise of everlasting life. All in our Catholic community are encouraged to join in a day of faith, prayer and remembrance by visiting one of our most sacred places… a Catholic cemetery. Bereavement Presentation and Concert in Honor of the Faithful Departed Each year, Catholic Cemeteries sponsors A Concert in Honor of the Faithful Departed on Cemetery Sunday (November 5) at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. This year, the inspirational concert will feature the musical works of Dvorák, Mozart, Duruflé, Elgar, Barber, and Flummerfelt. The talented Cathedral Choir, organist Ian Tomesch, and conductor John J. Miller, Director of Music Ministries for the Archdiocese of Newark, will present the concert beginning at 4:00 P.M. This performance is intended to be a source of comfort and hope for those mourning the loss of a loved one. The Church gathers not only to pray for the repose of their souls, but to console one another by strengthening our hope and faith in the resurrection. Upon arrival, guests may enroll names of departed loved ones into a special Book of Remembrance. A free-will offering will be received, and advance tickets are not necessary. Prior to the concert is a short symposium to the bereaved by the Office of Family Life of the Archdiocese of Newark. This year’s pre-concert lecture, “Using Music to Cope with Grief,” starts at 3:20 PM in the Cathedral Chapel of Our Lady of Grace of the Cathedral Basilica. The Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart is located at 89 Ridge Street, Newark. For more information visit www.CathedralBasilica.org or call 973-484-2400. Hallmark of Love and Remembrance Remembering loved ones with a greeting card is a common expression of affection. At Catholic Cemeteries, families and visitors are offered the opportunity to express themselves to departed loved ones on life-sized greeting cards available during important holidays and celebrations. These include Easter, Christmas, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Memorial Day, and All Saints and All Souls Days, and Cemetery Sunday (see photos). Heartfelt prayers and personal expressions of love and remembrance for departed loved ones fill the banners placed near the cemeteries’ entrances two weeks prior to each holiday. To learn more about Catholic Cemeteries, a Ministry of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, or to sign up for informative e-mails and newsletters, visit www.CatholicJourney.org Share this: The post Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark Sets November Events to Mark a Month of Remembrance appeared first on River View Observer.
|River View Observer October 1-October 15 2017River View Observer / 10 d. 19 h. 45 min. ago more|
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|MUSIC BROADWAY BAYONNE OCT. 6 2017River View Observer / 10 d. 20 h. 44 min. ago more|
Now in its fifth week Music Broadway Bayonne Oct. 6 2017 sponsored by Bayonne Mayor James Davis and the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone brings Music back to Broadway combining excellent venues with exceptional entertainment to make your Friday night out fun and local. See who’s performing at these five participating restaurants and Bistro and Tavern for Friday, October 6th, 2017 Enjoy! Share this: The post MUSIC BROADWAY BAYONNE OCT. 6 2017 appeared first on River View Observer.