An early morning, one-car accident on Route 3 in North Bergen on Aug. 10, killed three people, including the car’s driver, and sent two others to the hospital.
The two survivors were taken to the Jersey City Medical Center for treatment, according to police, who identified them as an 18-year-old Jersey City man and a 23-year-old man from Weehawken. As of Aug. 14, the 18-year-old man was still being treated in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. The other man was released on Aug. 11.
“At about 4 a.m., we responded to a very serious one-car motor vehicle accident on Route 3 East just before the turn on to 495 East, the main thoroughfare leading to the Lincoln Tunnel,” said Deputy Chief Gerald Sanzari in a statement on Aug. 10.
The vehicle involved in the accident was a 2008 Dodge Charger, transporting five men between the ages of 18 to 31, according to police.
Joshua Mayorga, 23, of Union City, Jammal Mann, 31, of Newark, and Tariq M. DeMoss, 22, of North Bergen were identified as the deceased by police and township spokesman Philip Swibinski.
“Four out of the five were ejected from the vehicle,” Sanzari said. “One of the occupants was found about 10 feet from the crash, several feet above the ground in a wooded area. The driver was killed as a result of this accident. He was the only occupant who was not ejected. He was wearing his seat belt.”
The deputy chief said that the two surviving occupants had been sitting in the back seat.
A police statement said that investigators are seeking to determine whether alcohol, drugs, and/or speeding were factors, “However, this cannot be determined at this time, until toxicology reports are received,” Sanzari said.
“They’re [North Bergen police] still investigating, along with the Hudson County Police and Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office,” Swibinski said on Aug. 12. Police were still awaiting the toxicology reports, he said.
Free community fair
The Dvine Konektion Community Development Corporation scheduled a free Community Fair on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 5516 Jefferson St. in West New York. Residents of West New York, North Bergen, Union City, Weehawken and Guttenberg are welcome to attend. During the fair free bags of groceries and baby supplies such as diapers and wipes will be distributed. There will also be free blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol screenings, information about health insurance and more! A limited amount of school supplies will also be distributed. For additional information, please call 201-617-4484 or visit www.dvinek.org.
St. Augustine Church holds free festival
Come together to celebrate with traditions, food, entertainment for all ages, and dancing.
St. Augustine Catholic Church in Union City will holds its “Building Community Festival” on Sunday, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The event will include folklore groups, artists, singers, and many surprises.
The mass in honor of St. Augustine and procession will kick off the vent on 40th Street between New York and Palisades avenues.
The church will also host a grand gala dinner and dance on the Friday before that, at La Fortuna Restaurant at 430 Kamena St., Fairview, featuring a DJ. That takes place on Aug. 23 at 7 p.m., $50 per person. Call 201-758-5363 for more information on the gala.
Award-winning actors to appear in ‘Broadway Under the Stars’ on waterfront
Summer Concerts on the Hudson will present a free celebration of the Great White Way on Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. at Lincoln Harbor Park on the Weehawken waterfront.
Performers scheduled to participate include: Beth Leavel (Tony Award, The Drowsy Chaperone), Vivian Reed (Tony nominee, Bubbling Brown Sugar and Marie Christine), Joshua Henry (Tony nominee, The Scottsboro Boys), John Bolton (A Christmas Story), Max Von Essen (Evita), Tari Kelly (Anything Goes), Jeff McCarthy (Beauty and The Beast), and Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones).
The concert will include classic Broadway song and dance, with a special tribute to Jersey City native and Tony Award-winning composer/lyricist Maury Yeston (Nine, Titanic).
The Hudson Riverfront Performing Arts Center, Inc. (HRPAC), a New Jersey not-for-profit, presents this summer-long series of concerts to the public. Limited seating is available. However, audience members are requested to bring a lawn chair or blanket and are encouraged to picnic on the lawn.
Lincoln Harbor Park is easily accessible by car, NJ Transit Bus no. 158, and NY Waterway ferry. In the event of inclement weather, the concert may be rescheduled for the following night.
For more information, directions, late-breaking concert news, and updates, check the HRPAC website, www.hrpac.org, or call the concert information line at (201) 716-4540.
Union City United Soccer Club schedules tryouts on Aug. 18
The oldest soccer club in Union City, formed in 2007, has invited boys and girls to attend a tryout on Sunday, Aug. 18, to select team players. The Union City United Soccer Club has teams for age groups from 7 to 13 for both boys and girls which will compete in the Metro Youth Soccer League in the coming season from fall 2013 to spring 2014.
Tryouts are scheduled for 1 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Union City High School, 24th Street and Summit Avenue. For more information, call Victor (201) 921-1110 or Willy (201)780-9408.
Artists, crafters and vendors wanted for Union City Art & Crafts and Music Festival
The city of Union City is seeking artists, crafters and vendors to participate in the Annual Union City Arts & Crafts and Music Festival to be held at Ellsworth Park, New York Avenue and 23rd Street, on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The day long festival will include various performances and activities for children. Artists and crafters interested in participating may reserve a space or obtain information from the Union City Department of Public Affairs, 3715 Palisade Ave., 3rd floor, Union City, NJ 07087 or by calling (201) 348-5746. The spaces are 10 x10 feet and participation is free.