Prosecutor Suarez Investigating Missing Crime Scene Cash

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Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that an undetermined amount of cash held for safekeeping has gone missing.  The cash was reportedly held for "temporary storage in locked safes" and was seized in from crime scenes.

Everyone 16 and Over to be Vaccine Eligible on April 19

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Governor Phil Murphy announced today that all individuals ages 16 and older will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination on April 19 – two weeks ahead of the state’s initial target of May 1.

Board of Ed, City Council Huddle on Budget Crisis 

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Jersey City Board of Education trustees and city council members who met for a joint session on Wednesday are in agreement: to solve the public schools’ funding crisis, they must work together.

COVID-19 Variants Help Drive NJ Infection Rate to Highest in Nation

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New Jersey currently has the highest rate of new COVID-19 infections in the nation, likely fueled at least in part by the presence of large numbers of viral variants that state health officials are having a tough time quantifying due to the dearth of specialized testing.

A Notorious Developer Has the Last Laugh: Part IV

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For over two years Jersey City developer Peter Mocco had stalled, postured, obstructed, litigated, and cajoled. And by any reasonable measure he had come out ahead.  

Hit and Run Under Investigation, Police Seek Help

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The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit is investigating a hit and run incident in which a 31-year-old Jersey City woman was struck and seriously injured while crossing Palisade Avenue just south of Bowers Street in the Jersey City Heights shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday night.

14 Year-Old Boy Kidnapped, Sexually Assaulted

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A 54-year-old Jersey City man has been charged kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy. The two met at Berry Lane Park.

Virus Variants Rising in Hudson County, Murphy Promises Vaccine Help

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Murphy’s comments came the day after U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) shared his “deep concern” that Hudson County residents do not have equitable access to the vaccines in a letter that cited several NJ Spotlight News reports, including a story posted last week on how Hudson had the lowest vaccination rate in New Jersey. With just 9% of its residents fully immunized, Hudson remains the only county with a single-digit vaccination rate, according to state data.

Former JCRA Chief Gives 200k To NJCU

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New Jersey City University has announced that the University has received a gift in the amount of $200,000 from Bob Antonicello, former Executive Director of the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency.

News Briefs

Today at 2 p.m., the steps of City Hall in Jersey City will become a rally stage for the #StopAsianHateJC rally, to gather community members in solidarity of stopping the rise of violence against the Asian American community that has shocked the nation in recent weeks.

According to a report in the Jersey Journal, a  Jersey City police and fire dispatcher died on Wednesday after being admitted to the hospital with Covid-19. His death, apparently, follows a Covid-19 outbreak at the Jersey City Public Safety Communications Center. A city spokeswoman has confirmed the death but said that it “hasn’t been determined” that it was coronavirus-related.

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Mayor Steven Fulop and the Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the opening of the City’s sixth vaccination site located near the Marin Boulevard Light Rail Station to vaccinate frontline workers, including all food and restaurant workers, grocery store workers, porters, hospitality workers, warehouse workers, those in the medical supply chain, and more.

Two of the City-run vaccination sites will dedicate 1,000 J&J vaccines for those interested, prioritizing workers who have limited time off: 100 Marin Boulevard and 28 Paterson Street (Connors Center).   Those interested should call (201) 373-2316.

Vaccine-eligible individuals can make an appointment online by visiting hudsoncovidvax.org.

Keep abreast of Jersey City Covid-19 statistics here.

Governor Murphy has launched a “Covid Transparency Website” where New Jerseyans can track state expenditures related to Covid.  Go here.

For info on vaccinations, call Vaccination Call Center. Operators will assist you with scheduling one: 855-568-0545

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