Hoboken urges residents to get tested
Hoboken continues to offer testing for any Hoboken resident or business employee, regardless of symptoms.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 2,514 residents have tested positive. 1,614 residents have made a full recovery, according to the Health Department, and fatalities remain at 39.
Twenty-one patients with COVID-19 are being treated at Hoboken University Medical Center, which includes two Hoboken residents.
Too get tested visit http://www.hobokennj.gov/testing.
Lockbox for North Bergen property tax payments
The Tax Collector’s Office is not accepting in-person payments.
A silver-colored lockbox on the north side of town hall is for non-cash payments.
Residents can pay by mail or online at northbergen.org.
For more information, call 201- 392-2017.
Jersey City Restaurant Week launches
North Bergen Lincoln School Virtual Art Show
View artworks by Lincoln School students at https://tinyurl.com/virtartshow
Stevens alumna releases indie-pop album
A new album created by Stevens Institute of Technology alumna Kiera Dillon, titled “Perspective.”
Less than two weeks after the album’s release, “Perspective” had garnered more than 5,000 streams with praise from indie music blogs For the Punks, Untold Music, and Rock & Roamer.
Find it at https://bit.ly/2KP7Rlu
North Bergen traffic changes
Traffic pattern changes include: Adams St. from 70th St. in Guttenberg to 73rd St. in North Bergen will become one way northbound. Jackson St. from 73rd Street in North Bergen to 70th St. in Guttenberg will become one way southbound.
Call 201-392-2135 with questions.
Jersey City teen sentenced to 18 years
On Jan. 14, Judge Paul DePascale sentenced Jersey City resident Jaquay Gleaton, 18, to 18 years in New Jersey state prison for his role in the Dec. 26, 2018, death of Jersey City resident Judane Holmes, 16, according to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.
On Dec. 26, 2018, the Jersey City Police Department received a report of shots fired in the area of 209 Bidwell Ave. in Jersey City.
Officers found Holmes with gunshot wounds.
He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined the Cause of Death to be gunshot wounds, and the Manner of Death to be homicide.
Gleaton and two juvenile co-defendants were charged.
On Jan. 30, 2020, Gleaton pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree aggravated manslaughter.
Gleaton must serve 85 percent — or 15 years and three months —before he is eligible for parole.