Red Bulls partner with Hoboken Recreation Department

The New York Red Bulls are offering free, at-home youth soccer programming, according to Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla.

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Each week, the Red Bulls will share new content and videos, including technical training, at-home workouts, and video analysis.

For more, visit

Bhalla also said that residents who paid for spring recreation can get a credit for a future season.

NJ firefighters’ union president and North Bergen native dies

Dominick Marino, president of the Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey has died, according to the association. He was a North Bergen native who had been a firefighter in the township and North Hudson Regional Fire Rescue.

He retired from active service in 2011 after serving for 25 years. He held multiple leadership positions in the firefighter union locals in both departments.

Garfield Ave. and  MLK Dr. light rail stations reopen

NJ TRANSIT resumed service on the MLK Dr. and Garfield Ave. stations on the West Side Avenue Branch on April 25 following completion of required utility work by the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority.

The West Side Avenue station will maintain shuttle bus service to allow for continued construction on the Rt. 440 extension.

Shuttle buses will continue to provide service between the West Side Avenue station and MLK Dr. station. Visit for schedules.

Hoboken postpones May 3 Spring Arts and Music Festival

A new date has not yet been announced.

Palestinian group donates PPE to North Bergen 

Last week, members of the Palestinian American Community Center (PACC) donated  Personal Protective Equipment to North Bergen.

The donation included 4,000 gloves, 400 masks, and 48 cans of Lysol. The items were given to the North Bergen Police Department, North Bergen EMS, Hudson Hills Senior Living, and North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue.

The equipment was delivered by PACC members Bader Risheg, Hamza Abdelhadi, and Fayez Yousef.

North Bergen offers online ‘Business Smarts’ workshops

North Bergen in partnership with the Hudson County Economic Development Corporation (HCEDC) offers free “Business Smarts” online workshops for new and prospective businesses.

Marketing Research Tools will be held on May 6, and Digital Marketing and Social Media on June 17.

Registration is required at For more information visit the website or call Tammy Watterman at 201-359-4370.

A link to the webinar will be emailed to all participants.

Jersey City man charged in knife-point sexual assault

On April 22, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Jersey City Police Department arrested  Jersey City resident Jermaine Williams, 28, for his alleged involvement in the sexual assault of a Jersey City woman at knife point on April 7.

The incident took place on Warner Ave. and Ocean Ave. in Jersey City. A woman, 37, was treated at Christ Hospital.

Charges against Williams included those involving Sexual Assault, Robbery, Criminal Restraint, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Terroristic Threats, Obstruction, and Resisting Arrest.

The above charges are merely accusations. Williams is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Jersey City man charged with March murder

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit arrested and charged Phillip Wiggins, 23, of Jersey City, in connection with the shooting death of Damone Smith, 25, on March 31, in Jersey City.

Wiggins was charged with murder and weapons violations.

The above charges are merely accusations. Wiggins is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Salvation Army and HHA help Hoboken seniors

The Jersey City Salvation Army, in collaboration with the Hoboken Housing Authority,  has provided 496 Hoboken senior citizens with hygiene kits with toilet paper, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, and shampoo.

The Salvation Army also provides food.

For more information and to make a donation to The Salvation Army, visit

 Bayonne man charged in Jersey City homicide

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit arrested and charged Bayonne resident Bernard Wilson, 27, in connection with the Jersey City shooting death of Abimael Fuentes, 38, on April 21, according to a press release from the HCPO.

The charges against him include murder and weapons possession.

The above charges are merely accusations. Wilson is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Hoboken man charged after allegedly wielding knife

Hoboken Police officers arrested resident John Vogel, 60, on April 18 after he allegedly brandished a knife at another man in the area of 423 Willow Ave., according to a press release from the Hoboken Police Department.

Vogel was allegedly in possession of two knives and Pepper Spray Gel 50 grams.

While Vogel was being placed under arrest, he allegedly said he was COVID-19 positive.

All officers were wearing Personal Protection Equipment.

Vogel, who was charged with weapons violations, is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.




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