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JCTC New Play Festival: Return to Love, which runs every Wednesday through May from 7 to 8:30 p.m. features several artists, including Cristina Bejan, Geoff Hargreaves, Amy Oestreicher, J.J. Steinfeld, James McLindon, John Bray, Megan Moodie, and Sheila Cowley.
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JCTC New Play Festival: Return to Love, which runs every Wednesday through May from 7 to 8:30 p.m. features several artists, including Cristina Bejan, Geoff Hargreaves, Amy Oestreicher, J.J. Steinfeld, James McLindon, John Bray, Megan Moodie, and Sheila Cowley.

Hoboken Police investigate anti-Asian hate speech

According to the HPD, on May 2, police officers responded to 222 Clinton St. for a report of criminal mischief on the ground in front of the garage doors.

The following anti-Asian hate speech was spray painted :

“1 AMOR = 3 C***** USA #1 C***** DIE.”

Detectives secured surveillance footage which shows a male suspect in the area at approximately 10:56 p.m. on May 1, last seen in the area of Second and Clinton streets.

The suspect is described as light-skinned, bald, with a medium build, wearing dark-colored clothing and dark shoes.

Anyone with information can call detective John Quinones at 201-420-2113 or Detective Sgt. William Collins at 201-420-5112, or email them at:  Quinonesj@hobokenpd.org and collinsw@hobokenpd.org

Hudson Regional Hospital starts antibody and asymptomatic COVID-19 testing

 Hudson Regional Hospital (HRH) in Secaucus is now providing COVID-19 antibody testing to determine whether someone has been exposed to, or potentially had the virus, and developed the antibodies to fight the infection.

HRH accepts walk-ins with and without a physician’s prescription between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, testing is available between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The cost for those without a prescription or insurance is $95, collected at the time of test.

The results will be faxed to the ordering physician. For those without a script, the results can be faxed, mailed, or emailed to the patient within one to two days.

New charges filed in car crash 

A Flushing, Queens woman who critically injured a Port Authority Police Officer in late April after striking him with her vehicle, as well as injuring two Jersey City Police Officers, has been charged with Driving While Intoxicated and additional upgraded charges after her blood alcohol test determined she was allegedly over the legal limit.

Amandeep Tiwana, 27, was charged multiple motor vehicle offenses, including Driving While Intoxicated. Charges were upgraded from fourth degree Assault by Auto, to second degree Assault by Auto.

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

North Bergen swears in new Police Chief Peter Fasilis

North Bergen former Police Chief Robert Dowd has retired after more than 26 years.

On May 1, former Deputy Chief Peter Fasilis took the oath of office in a private ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Chief Fasilis has spent his entire adult life serving the people of North Bergen as a member of the NBPD,” said Mayor Nicholas Sacco. “The NBPD could not be in better hands.”

New Jersey schools closed until fall

Gov. Phil Murphy announced that all school districts will remain closed to in-person instruction for the remainder of the school year “to protect the health of our children, our educators, and their families.”

ASchools will continue online learning through the end of the 2019-2020 academic year.

JCTC debuts online play festival ‘Return to Love’

On May 13, Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) began the Jersey City New Play Festival in a new online format Return to Love.

The play reading series features new plays by new and emerging playwrights.

JCTC is presenting the series in an interactive, online format

The free festival runs on consecutive Wednesdays through May with the next two showings on May 20 and May 27.

Audience members can access each episode live via JCTC’s Facebook Page or www.JCTCenter.org.

Street sweeping resumes in North Bergen

Parking enforcement for street sweeping resumed on May 11 on all North Bergen roads so that sweepers can thoroughly clean the streets.

Parking regulations are posted on street signs. Ticketing will be enforced on sweeper days.

Broadway entrance to Braddock Park closed to traffic on weekends

The Braddock Park entrance between Broadway and the circle will be shut down to vehicular traffic on weekends.
This road will be reserved for pedestrians, and for children to safely ride their bikes, skateboards, and scooters.

Hoboken street sweeping returns

 Hoboken will begin street sweeping again on Monday May 18.

Mayor Ravi Bhalla said personal protective equipment has been found on streets, “which is all the more reason that street sweeping should resume.”