Coach Bob Hurley. See Brief
Coach Bob Hurley. See Brief

Coach Bob Hurley is Alive and Kicking

In the Spring, 2021, issue of Jersey City Magazine, we made a serious error. We mistakenly reported that legendary coach and beloved Jersey City native Bob Hurley had passed away. We are relieved to report that he is very much alive. As Mark Twain so memorably said, “The report of my death has been grossly exaggerated.” We deeply regret the error and offer our sincerest apologies to Coach Hurley, his family, and friends.

North Bergen student wins art contest

North Bergen High School student Camila Garcia received first place in the “#StopTheHate: Anti-Bias Vision for the Next Generation Youth Competition” from the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights (DCR).

Winners will be designated #NJCivilRights Ambassadors for the year and will work with DCR mentoring other students.

 Jersey City officer-involved shooting investigated

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Shooting Response Team is investigating an officer-involved shooting April 29, at the intersection of Bergen and Oxford Avenues in Jersey City.

During the course of a motor-vehicle stop, one of the officers discharged his weapon striking a vehicle.

The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office has been notified.

Hoboken vaccines made easy

The Hoboken Health Department allows residents and employees of Hoboken businesses to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To sign up, visit

Or leave contact information and an address at 201-420-5621.

Vaccines for walk-ins in Jersey City

The Mary McLeod Bethune Center and PS 26 are distributing the Moderna vaccine to walk-ins between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Ferris High School is distributing to walk-ins on Tuesday and Thursday between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Mobile vaccination sites accept walk-ins. It is located at Harborside on Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Grove Street Farmers Market, Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and at Berry Lane Park, Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Vaccine appointments can still be made by calling   201-373-2316 or by visiting

North Bergen daycare center renovated

A Step Ahead Early Childhood Learning Center at 610 76th St. has new owners, offering programs for kids 2.5 to 13, 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. For information, go to or call 201-869-5335.

Jersey City death investigated

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are investigating the death of a Jersey City man, 40, who was found dead in his 44 Storms Avenue apartment in Jersey City.

Benjamin Stone was pronounced deceased on April 27.

Anyone with information should call 201-915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip at:

All information will be kept confidential.

 Hoboken summer basketball 

The Grit and Grind Basketball Foundation will offer a free summer basketball league for Hoboken youth, ages 8 to 17, beginning July 12 and ending Aug. 5.

To learn more or to register, go to

North Bergen Gelato

Mayor Nicholas Sacco cut the ribbon opening Vico Gelato at 7901 Bergenline Ave. with  Commissioners Hugo Cabrera, Frank Gargiulo, Julio Marenco, and Allen Pascual; County Commissioner Anthony Vainieri; Police Chief Peter Fasili; and other officials. Open seven days, noon to 9 p.m.

Issyra Gallery presents ‘The Sea Bridge’

Issyra Gallery, 300 Observer Hwy., Hoboken, will present Christina Fazio’s first solo show, “The Sea Bridge.” Gallery goers can meet her each Saturday in May from 6 to 9 p.m.

Masks and social distancing required. For more information, go to

Man pleads guilty to fatal Jersey City shooting 

Linden resident Zia Berisha has pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree aggravated manslaughter for the fatal shooting of Jersey City resident Michael Marro Jr. in 2007.

Sentencing has been scheduled for July 16.

LIUNA endorses Hoboken mayor 

The Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) endorsed Ravi Bhalla for re-election as mayor of Hoboken.

“As mayor, I will continue to stand up for working people,” Bhalla said

North Bergen softball and baseball 

The baseball season started at the 76th Street Field as Commissioners Hugo Cabrera and Allen Pascual threw out the first pitches. Girls’ softball began at the 64th Street Field where Commissioners Cabrera and Julio Marenco threw the first pitches.

Kids ages 7 to 14 participate. All CDC guidelines are followed.