Hudson County celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride
All 12 Hudson County municipalities will raise the LGBTQ+ Pride Flag during the month of June.
Bayonne, Guttenberg, Harrison, Secaucus, Weehawken, West New York, and Union City held flag raisings on June 8. North Bergen raised its flag on June 4, and Hoboken raised the flag on June 5. The remaining municipalities have events later this month. Hudson County raised its flag on June 7.
Fatal Jersey City shooting investigated
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office and Jersey City Police Department are investigating a Jersey City fatal shooting.
On June 5, at about 10:05 p.m., the JCPD received a report of gunshots in the area of Stegman St. and Martin Luther King Dr.
Officers found Ahmad McPherson, 22, of Jersey City with gunshot wound(s) to the torso. He was pronounced dead at Jersey City Medical Center at about 10:40 p.m.
Anyone with information should call 201-915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip at http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.
Register for Youth Urban Farm Club
The free garden program is for kids 11 to 18, Thursdays, 3 to 5 p.m., July 1 to Aug. 19 in Guttenberg and Jersey City. Visit the 4-H site at https://rutgers.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aaak79jFqAU3HTw.
A rally in solidarity with Palestine and for racial justice in the U.S. was held in Braddock Park on June 5. Speakers called for the liberation of Palestinians in Israel, and African Americans in the U.S.
Hoboken is dog-run heaven
Hoboken opened the newly renovated Elysian Park Dog Run, added a new dog run at Second and Hudson Streets in 2019, helped renovate the dog run at Maxwell Park, and partnered with Hudson County to upgrade the Stevens Park and Church Square Park dog runs.
JC cops Rock the Block
The Jersey City Police Department will host four Rock the Block events, June 21, 4 to 7 p.m., MLK Dr. between Stevens and Van Nostrand; June 22, 4 to 7 p.m., Monticello Dr. between Communipaw and Brinkerhoff; June 23, 4 to 7 p.m., Eighth St. between Brunswick and Dead End; and June 24, 4 to 7 p.m., Ogden Ave. between Bowers and Griffith.
The Hudson County Food Security Task Force asks residents to take a survey at https://njcu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7VylnQY9FhX6V4a
North Bergen nixes swimming
There will be no Competitive Swim Team this year, according to the North Bergen Recreation Department.
Dog day afternoon
On June 26, 1 to 5 p.m. Barrow Mansion at 83 Wayne St. will host Dog Day After June with info about grooming, training, toys, food, and adoption. For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/events/230258432240929
Hotel Trades Council endorses Hoboken mayor
The Hotel Trades Council, which represents 6,000 workers, endorsed Mayor Ravi Bhalla for re-election. “I look forward to continuing our constructive and positive working relationship,” Bhalla said.
North Bergen phones are back
Phone lines for the North Bergen Parking Authority and the Court have been restored. For problems, email email@example.com.