Jersey City resident Sathya Priya Senthil gave birth to a six-pound three-ounce daughter in the backseat of an Uber car on Monday, according to media reports.
The car was stuck in traffic outside the Lincoln Tunnel toll booths and the family did not have time to make it to Tisch Hospital in Manhattan.
The driver pulled over and three Port Authority officers helped deliver the baby. Her husband Karthik Lakshmanan cut the umbilical cord before the family was detoured to Hoboken University Medical Center.
“It has been a nervewracking day, an exciting day,” said Lakshmanan on TV. “I don’t think we’ll ever forget this day.”
Father charged in connection with death of 2-year-old daughter found in suitcase
Travis Plummer, 37, of Richmond, Va., has been charged with allegedly dumping the remains of a child along the PATH tracks near Journal Square on April 11. Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said the child, who was found by Port Authority employees dead in a suitcase, has been positively identified as Te’Myah Layauna Plummer, born on May 19, 2016, in Richmond, Va.
The investigation as to the exact nature of the infant’s death is still pending, but the preliminary investigation has led law enforcement to believe that Te’Myah Plummer died out-of-state. During the investigation, homicide investigators from the prosecutor’s office were contacted by the Richmond Police Department regarding a missing child case that they were currently investigating involving Te’Myah Plummer and her father.
Her father was subsequently tracked by investigators to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he was arrested without incident by FBI agents on April 19 and is currently awaiting extradition to Hudson County.
Plummer has been charged by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit with Desecrating Human Remains. He had previously been charged in connection with a toddler’s drowning years ago while two children were under his care.
Investigators are continuing to investigate this case and are urging anyone with information about this incident or anyone who remembers seeing something suspicious in this area to contact the Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit at (201) 915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip on the Prosecutor’s website at http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All information will be kept confidential.
Saint Dominic’s to host Spring Open House
Saint Dominic Academy, Jersey City will host its Spring Open House for those interested in all grades 7-12 on Wednesday, May 2, from 6-8 p.m. The event will feature club and athletic demonstrations, including a performance by the award-winning Dominoes, presentations by academic departments and the administration, tours of the school and complete information about the Application and Admissions process for all grades 7-12, including transfers.
Information will also be available about Summer Enrichment programs for rising eight and ninth graders (including HSPT Prep) as well as the Summer Rising Leaders Program for girls entering grades 4-7.
Saint Dominic Academy is an independent, Catholic, college preparatory school for girls in grades 7-12, which has been empowering women for leadership in a global society for 140 years. Sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Caldwell, Saint Dominic Academy is rooted in Christian values and embraces its richly diverse community of learners. It is located in an historic building at 2572 Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City, on the internet at www.stdominicacad.com and on Instagram and Twitter both @SaintDomAcademy.
Volunteer to help foster kids
Learn how to become a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer and help foster children find safe and permanent homes. The next information session will be held at the Hudson County Courthouse, 595 Newark Ave. Rm. 901 on Tuesday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m.
Hudson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a non-profit organization committed to advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children. CASA works through trained community volunteers to ensure that needed services and assistance are made available to children while helping to move them toward safe and permanent homes. Hudson County CASA volunteers are everyday people who make a direct impact in foster children’s lives. They are trusted, dedicated adults who seek to improve children’s well-being. CASA volunteers get to know their assigned child and his or her circumstances and provide valuable information to the court. Judges rely on the volunteers’ recommendations to make the best decisions about the children’s futures.
For further information, visit www.hudsoncountycasa.org.