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Hoboken Police Officer William Bullock and Detective David DiMartino were promoted to sergeant last week at a ceremony outside the Hoboken Police Department at One Police Plaza. Photo by Jerry Lore

Book raffle scores $8,100 for the Hoboken Shelter

Little City Books raised more than $8,100 for The Hoboken Shelter by raffling three signed copies of Barack Obama’s memoir, A Promised Land.

Crown Publishing Group granted the shop a single copy of the signed deluxe edition.

Rather than sell it for the list price of $350, the shop held a raffle to raise money for The Hoboken Shelter.

To learn more about the shelter and how to donate, go to www.hobokenshelter.org.  

North Bergen MVC closes due to COVID-19

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s North Bergen Licensing Center is closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19. The office is scheduled to reopen on Saturday, Jan. 2.

Hoboken hit and run leads to arrests

According to the HPD, on Dec. 17, communications officers reported a hit and run in the area of Third St. and Willow Ave.

Lieutenant Keith Rotondi caught up with the vehicle and arrested the driver for allegedly Driving While under the Influence.

He was identified as Union City resident Timothy Bracero, 46. His passenger was identified as Secaucus resident Richard Francolino, 34.

Francolino was wanted for Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.

On Dec. 15 in the area of Fourth St. and Willow Ave., a woman reported that a man, identified as Francolino, allegedly sprayed “some type of chemical agent in her face.”

A warrant complaint for Francolino’s arrest was issued.

Bracero was charged with DWI, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Driving While Suspended, and Failure to Use Headlights.

Both men are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Parking enforcement suspended in North Bergen

Residential enforcement will be suspended starting 7 a.m. on Dec. 31 and will resume at 7 a.m. on Jan. 4.

Donate to bridge Jersey City’s digital divide

More than  15 percent of Jersey City residents do not have access to broadband internet.

The Jersey City Public Library will use donations to keep the 300+ hotspots available and expand the program to reach more residents.

To donate go to https://www.jclibrary.org/donate

Guttenberg suspends meter parking until 2021

Meter enforcement will be suspended until Jan. 2. Alternate side (sweeper) parking and residential parking enforcement remain in effect.

 

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