Jersey City Medical Center needs supplies

Sharon Ambis, Senior Director, Marketing and Public Relations, Jersey City Medical Center-RWJBarnabas Health has called on the public with the news that JCMC is in need of supplies.

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JCMC and frontline healthcare workers during this difficult time need liquid soap, bleach, Purell (foaming is best, but will also take clear), and Personal Protective Gear (Surgical or N95 Masks).

They have staff working 24/7. Those who want to buy food locally can send lunch or dinner to JCMC employees. They can deliver directly to the Medical Center at 355 Grand Street. Please have members reach out to me directly at 551-229-3506 or email me at

Pedestrian killed in Jersey City hit and run

On Wednesday, March 18,  just after 1:30 a.m., the Jersey City Police Department and the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit responded to Palisade Avenue between Jefferson Avenue and Waverly Street in Jersey City on a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle.

The victim, a 62-year-old man, was pronounced dead at 2:25 a.m. at Christ Hospital.

The vehicle which struck the pedestrian did not remain on the scene, according to a press release from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office. Investigators said the vehicle is described as a dark-colored wagon, similar to a Subaru Outback.

The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit is investigating the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201- 915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip at:

All information will be kept confidential.

Hoboken man arrested for assault

At about 6:33 a.m. on Monday, March 16, while in the area of 10th and Washington streets, a man was struck from behind by a garbage can.

The victim turned around and was confronted by a man identified as Rakeem Nichols, 28, of Hoboken.

A physical altercation allegedly ensued between the man and Nichols. As Nichols was allegedly engaged in a physical altercation with the man, the man’s wife came to her husband’s aid.

Nichols also allegedly became involved in a physical altercation with the man’s wife.

The two victims separated themselves from Nichols and fled the area and flagged down Officer John Hermann who was patrolling in the area.

Officer Hermann gave a description of Nichols. Sergeant Robert Roman, and Officers Christopher Barral and Joshua Campoverde stopped Nichols in the 1100 block of Bloomfield Street.

On scene investigation lead to the discovery of one of the victim’s cell phones allegedly in Nichols’s possession.

Nichols was identified by the victims and placed under arrest.

Nichols was transported to headquarters, where a continuation of the investigation was conducted by Detective Michael Miranda which led to charging Nichols with two counts of Simple Assault.

Nichols is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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