Dominick Marino Act becomes law
Gov. Phil Murphy has signed the “Dominick Marino PFRS Enhanced Benefits for Surviving Spouses Act” into law.
The legislation is named for North Bergen’s late Dominick Marino, a former professional firefighter.
The law ensures that the accidental death benefit provided by the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System cannot be below $50,000 annually.
NY Waterway remembers the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’
On Jan. 15, 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 crash landed in the Hudson River.
NY Waterway ferry crews saved 143 of the 155 passengers and crew. The U.S. Coast Guard and the New York City Fire Department rescued 12 people.
The safe landing and rescue of all on board became known as the “Miracle on the Hudson.”
County vaccination center to get more supplies
The Hudson County Vaccine Distribution Center is expecting another shipment this week.
It’s open by appointment only on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 110 Hackensack Ave., Kearny.
For more information, visit hudsoncovidvax.org
Public meetings about Liberty State Park
A virtual meeting will be held on Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. regarding the multi-million-dollar investment to restore 234 acres of Liberty State Park’s interior.
To register go to https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3843338908488645387
New Secaucus fire chief
Former SFD Chief Carl Leppin III has passed the baton to Joe Schoendorf, who will lead the all-volunteer department until 2023.
Man arrested in Jersey City murder
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit arrested Jersey City resident Darius Evans, 45, for murder in connection with the stabbing death of Tyrone Haskins, 39, on Jan. 1.
Evans is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Comment on Hoboken’s Vision Zero plan
Hoboken’s Vision Zero Action Plan aims to eliminate all traffic-related injuries and deaths in Hoboken by 2030.
The public can comment until Jan. 27. For more information go to https://www.vzhoboken.com/public-input
Sires endorses Team Fulop
U.S. Representative Albio Sires endorsed Mayor Steven Fulop and his city council slate in the citywide election in November.
On the slate are HCDO Chair Amy DeGise, city council incumbents Joyce Watterman, Daniel Rivera, Denise Ridley, Mira Prinz-Arey, Richard Boggiano, Yousef Saleh, and Jermaine Robinson.
The member running for Ward E will be announced soon.
Hoboken library receives award
The New Jersey Council for the Humanities presented a Women’s Suffrage & Beyond Program Award to the Hoboken Public Library, enabling it to present a free Zoom program on March 21, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote.
The program features a poetry reading by actress and poet Susanna Rich.
Details will be posted on the Events Calendar at www.HobokenLibrary.org.
Official pleads guilty to embezzlement
Linda Rogers, 71, former secretary-treasurer of Local 2254 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Union and a medical clerk at Jersey City Medical Center admitted embezzling $40,455 from the union’s bank accounts, according to Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael Honig.
Her daughter, Jennifer Rogers, pleaded guilty to the same charges.
Linda Rogers faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Sentencing is scheduled for May 25.
Jersey City man charged with sexual assault
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit has arrested Jersey City Leon Rueda, 63, on charges that he allegedly sexually assaulted a boy, 11, in his care.
Rueda is presumed innocent until proven guilty.