A Hudson County grand jury has returned an indictment against Michael J. Hansen, 38, of North Bergen, charging him with four counts related to the deaths of Russell Maffei and Marie Tauro, two Jersey City residents, in a North Bergen fatal collision that occurred on April 2.
Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said the indictment charged Hansen with two counts of death by auto and two other charges.
Maffei and Tauro were walking across the street near the intersection of Paterson Plank Road and Kennedy Boulevard in North Bergen when they were stuck by a car allegedly driven by Hansen.
The vehicle suspected in the crash allegedly left the scene and was subsequently located in North Bergen. Hansen, who was identified as the owner of the suspected vehicle, was arrested shortly before 4 a.m. at a residence in North Bergen.
The two victims were involved politically countywide and in Jersey City.
North Bergen Recreation to hold Comic Book and Toy Show on Nov. 4 & 5
Mark your calendars for the first annual North Bergen Comic Book and Toy Show, taking place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4 and Sunday, Nov. 5 at the Recreation Center, 6300 Meadowview Ave.
Admission is free for grammar school kids ages 12 and under. Adults and teens are $5. Vendor prices are $50 for the two days.
One table and two chairs are included. Each additional table is $10. All proceeds go towards the annual North Bergen children’s Christmas party. For more information call (201) 392-2016 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or (201) 861-9601 from 2 to 9 p.m.
Scary good time at NBHS
North Bergen High School started the Halloween season with a scream, hosting its Haunted Hallways on Tuesday, Oct. 24. Proceeds from ticket and popcorn sales go to Project Graduation, which funds safe and happy final activities for graduating seniors. Hundreds attended the Haunted Hallways, with Key Club members and others volunteering their time to the event.
Extended hours for tax collector’s office
Office hours to pay the fourth quarter 2017 property taxes will be extended on Nov. 10 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.