MOTHER OF THE PARK – The lettering on the historic Landmark Loew’s Theater in Jersey City memorializes Audrey Zapp, who passed away recently. She was an activist who pushed for the creation of Liberty State Park in Jersey City. A street through the park is named for her.
Deadline changes for holiday
The Reporter offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20 for Presidents Day. The classified and display advertising deadlines that are normally scheduled for that day for the Midweek Reporter and Bayonne Community News will move up to Friday, Feb. 17 at noon. If you have questions, call (201) 798-7800.
Teen arrested in JC Heights stabbing death
JERSEY CITY – A 15-year old has been arrested in connection with a stabbing death that took place Wednesday night in Jersey City Heights.
The incident was allegedly the result of an argument that took place on Palisade Avenue that afternoon.
The victim, who was allegedly stabbed repeatedly with a knife described a as a "machete-like" weapon, was 21 and lived on Waverly Street.
The teen has already been charged as a juvenile with first degree murder.
The Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor plans to file a request with the court to have the teen charged as an adult, according to a report on NJ.com.
Police search for Hoboken man who allegedly shot Weehawken resident
HOBOKEN – As of press time Tuesday police were still looking for 22-year-old Hoboken resident Emilio "Chino" Rosario after issuing warrants for his arrest for attempted murder, robbery, and possession of an unlawful weapon, Weehawken Public Safety Director Jeff Welz said.
Officials believe Rosario allegedly shot a 36-year-old Weehawken resident last Thursday night after a dispute surrounding drugs in his house on Gregory Avenue.
Police attempted to apprehend Rosario Saturday night at his Hoboken address but he was not there, Welz said.
The victim is in stable condition at Hoboken University Medical Center after being treated for gunshot wounds to an arm and leg, Welz confirmed.
"We are still investigating," Welz said, "and we expect additional people will eventually be charged."
Institute to host jobs meeting
HUDSON COUNTY – The A. Philip Randolph Institute of Hudson County, a nonprofit organization, will host “Accessing Jobs in the Construction Industry During a Recession.” The meeting will give attendees a chance to network, share information, learn about jobs in 2012, and more.
The event will be held Thursday, Feb. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Mary McLeod Bethune Center at 140 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Jersey City. For more information, call (201) 332-1971.