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Hoboken announced the activation of new charging stations as well as a new Green Pass pilot program for electric charging. Photo provided by the City of Hoboken.

New Jersey City University declared safe after bomb threat

New Jersey City University was judged safe to return to normal after students and personnel were ordered to evacuate by police on July 8, according to police and university officials.

Police had responded to a call sent to an outside police department reporting a suspicious package on campus. Police cleared the campus and determined that the call was unfounded. An investigation into the initial call is ongoing.

Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/07/08/new-jersey-city-university-declared-safe-after-bomb-threat.

Man charged with multiple sex crimes at Union City pool

On Sunday, July 3, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested Ashokbhai Vaddoriya, a 40-year-old of Jersey City, on charges relating to sex crimes on four individuals at a public pool in Union City, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced.

Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/07/05/man-charged-with-multiple-sex-crimes-at-union-city-pool.

West New York businesses consider outdoor dining

West New York businesses are looking to apply for outdoor dining, including New Pizza On the Block at 6415 Park Avenue and potentially Las Palmas at at 6153 Bergenline Avenue.

Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/06/30/west-new-york-businesses-eye-outdoor-dining.

Hoboken expands vehicle charging availability

The city of Hoboken announced the activation of six new level 2 dual port charging stations in the city, as well as the launch of their new six month Green Pass pilot program for electric vehicle charging.

The Green Pass pilot program will allow residents to park their registered electric vehicles or plug-in hybrid at a reduced rate while charging a vehicle at Garage B, Garage D and the Midterm Garage at $6 for up to eight hours of parking.

To become a Green Pass member, the individual must have a valid Hoboken Resident On-Street Parking Permit and have a registered electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. To register, visit www.hobokennj.gov/evcharging.

North Bergen hosts NJ Golden Gloves State Finals

The annual NJ Golden Gloves State Finals was held at the North Bergen Recreation Center on Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25.

Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/07/01/north-bergen-hosts-nj-golden-gloves-state-finals.

Union City reminds residents of fireworks ordinance

To help ensure a safe and enjoyable summer, Union City is reminding residents of its fireworks ordinance. In the past, the city received an overwhelming number of quality of life and safety complaints about pyrotechnics and or fireworks from noise to potential fire hazards.

Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/06/29/union-city-reminds-residents-of-fireworks-ordinance.

Kennedy Dancers announces free summer performances

The Kennedy Dancers in Jersey City have announced their summer performance series for this year. The shows feature choreography by artistic director Diane Dragone and Sean Curran, Director of Dance at the Tisch School of the Arts.

The schedule for the series is:

  • July 14 at 7:30 p.m. – Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 99 Broadway, Jersey City
  • July 15 at 5:30 p.m. – Leonard Gordon Park, John F. Kennedy Blvd. at Manhattan Ave. Jersey City,
  • July 22 at 5:30 p.m. – Leonard Gordon Park, John F. Kennedy Blvd. at Manhattan Ave. Jersey City.

Hoboken man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting students while teacher

Francisco Realpe, a 45-year-old from Hoboken, pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two female students while employed as a teacher in Union City and Jersey City, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced.

Authorities investigating July 4 police-involved shooting in Union City

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Shooting Response Team is investigating a police involved shooting that occurred on July 4 in Union City, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/07/06/authorities-investigating-july-4-police-involved-shooting-in-union-city.

North Bergen holds Educator of the Year ceremony

After many things were put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic, North Bergen took the next step in its return to normalcy by hosting a ceremony in honor of the most outstanding teachers and other educational service providers. Officials honored this year’s recipients of the Educator of the Year award, as well as honoring those who did not have a ceremony the past two years.

Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/07/01/north-bergen-holds-educator-of-the-year-ceremony.

U.S. Customs busts Union City man with cocaine in wheelchair

A Hudson County man gambled on being a high roller, but his attempt was just a bad bet. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers called his bluff and discovered more than 30 pounds of cocaine concealed inside his electric wheelchair at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshal Airport on June 20.

Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/07/01/u-s-customs-busts-union-city-man-with-13-cocaine-bricks-in-wheelchair.