Man shot and killed in Jersey City
JERSEY CITY - Jersey City police were seeking help last weekend locating the person or people who shot and killed a 21-year-old man on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Friday evening. The person was not captured as of press time.
The victim was shot twice - once in the abdomen and one once in his lower
back - while sitting in a parked car on MLK Drive. at around 5 p.m., according to a report from the daily newspaper.
The victim, whose family is based in Virginia, had recently relocated to Jersey City, according to the report.
Police do not believe the victim, who was identified in the newspaper as Jalauni Harrington, knew his attacker or attackers. There was no known motive for the murder.
Anyone with information regarding this murder is urged to call the Prosecutor's office at (201) 915-1345.
This is the second time this year that a new resident to Jersey City has been murdered shortly after relocating to this area.
Artists’ Studio Tour kicks off Friday, Oct. 12
The weekend of Oct. 12 and 13 is sure to be a great one for local art and film lovers. The 22nd Annual Jersey City Artists’ Studio Tour is taking place both days, as is the Golden Door Film Festival (see the Jersey City Reporter for expanded articles about both events, or go to hudsonreporter.com).
The Artists’ Studio Tour kicks off with a party Friday, Oct. 12 and opens its exhibits Saturday and Sunday. The tour is a free two-day self-guided walking tour of galleries, exhibitions, artists’ studios, and art in public spaces. The Hudson Reporter newspaper group is a co-sponsor.
The tour is hosted and organized by the Jersey City Division of Cultural Affairs and the nonprofit organization Pro Arts.
Each year, the tour showcases the work of professional artists who live and create in Jersey City, but whose art may be unfamiliar to the larger community. While many sites along the tour route are located downtown (waterfront area), organizers emphasize there are several dynamic group shows this year in the Jersey City Heights, Greenville, and Bergen-Lafayette communities as well.
The kickoff party is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12 at the Tenmarc Building, 430 Comunipaw Ave. Free shuttle service will be provided from the Grove Street PATH Station to the Tenmarc Building for this event. The opening night party is free and open to the public. The Division of Cultural Affairs, however, encourages those attending the opening night celebration to arrive early.
Free shuttles will also be available throughout the weekend from the Grove Street PATH Station to various stops along the tour route. Three shuttles will be available and will operate during the Studio Tour hours of noon to 6 p.m.
See this weekend’s Jersey City Reporter for a special section and map.
Nights under the stars with NJMC
The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission’s William D. McDowell Observatory is open to the public for free stargazing through its research-grade telescope on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in October, weather permitting and excluding holidays. No registration required. “Let’s Talk Astronomy” learning sessions are held on Tuesday nights from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., with registration and fee required. The observatory is located in DeKorte Park, Lyndhurst. Visitors must be able to climb 25 steps. For information on the observatory and the “Let’s Talk Astronomy” programs, as well as details on what can be seen in the weeks ahead, visit www.njmeadowlands.gov/ec or call: (201) 460-8300.
First-Sunday-of-the-Month nature walk with the NJMC and BCAS
Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus is a great place to see raptors and waterfowl – and those amazing ancient cedar stumps. NJMC and BCAS will meet on Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. at the trail’s entrance, just off Park Plaza Drive. Visitors can also meet up at the visitors’ parking lot at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst at 9:30 a.m. and carpool. The walk is run by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society. Check meadowblog.net for last-minute updates and weather advisories. Participants will have to sign a standard liability release that is good for NJMC/BCAS events throughout the year. To rsvp, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at email@example.com or (201) 230-4983.