Hoboken begins safety and accessibility street improvements
Hoboken began milling and paving operations on Nov. 7 as part of the city’s 2022 Complete Streets and Resurfacing Program. The projects will include safety and accessibility improvements to advance their Vision Zero goal to eliminate traffic injuries and deaths by 2030.
The following blocks to be constructed on by the city through early December are:
- 8th Street from Willow Avenue to Hudson Street
- 9th Street from Jefferson Street to Willow Avenue
- 10th Street from Grand Street to Park Avenue
- 11th Street from Adams Street to Willow Avenue
- 12th Street from Jefferson Street to Adams Street
- 13th Street from Madison Street to Adams Street
- Adams Street from 12th Street to 13th Street
- Jefferson Street from 11th Street to 12th Street
- Madison Street from 12th Street to 13th Street
Hudson County will also begin milling and paving operations on or about Nov. 15 on Park Avenue from Observer Highway to 16th Street.
The improvements will include new high-visibility crosswalks, curb extensions, raised intersections, rectangular rapid flashing beacon (RRFB) signs, corners with flexible bollards to improve intersection visibility and ADA-compliant curb ramps with detectable warning surfaces.
Jersey City’s Via service awarded 2022 Outstanding Program of the Year by ITSNJ
Jersey City’s Via service was named the 2022 Outstanding Program of the Year by the Intelligent Transportation Society of New Jersey (ITSNJ), which recognizes the advancement of intelligent technologies to improve surface transportation efficiency, safety, and mobility.
The service was launched in February 2020, surpassing one million riders and serves more than 57,000 riders per month, according to the city.
Jersey City Council bans parking on sections of Marin Blvd. and Newark Ave. to facilitate bike lanes
The Jersey City Council voted at their Oct. 26 meeting to ban parking on sections of Marin Blvd. and Newark Ave. to facilitate bike lanes there.
Two new ordinances will ban parking on the west side of Marin Boulevard from 18th Street to the Hoboken border, as well as banning it on both sides of Newark Avenue from Chestnut Avenue to Brunswick Street, which is the section of the road that connects Journal Square to Downtown.
To read more, visit hudsonreporter.com.
Journalists strike against Gannet-owned newspapers nationwide
Local journalists across the nation who have faced robust layoffs from the newspaper publishing company Gannett, went out on strike Friday. Among the staff who lost their jobs, over 200 union journalists representing 14 Gannett-owned newsrooms are standing up for “fair and valued contracts.
“We are going to bat for the communities we serve, journalism we believe in and equity, inclusion and opportunity in our newsrooms and coverage,” as stated on a GoFundMe page which has raised over $5,000. The fundraiser is online at gofundme.com/f/gannett-regional-unions-walkout-fund.
Danielle Parhizkaran, a photographer with The Record newspaper and the creator of the fundraising site, said, “Gannett has pushed us to this action.” She is part of the Record Guild Union, associated with the Atlantic regional union which encompasses the Bergen Record, Asbury Park Press, Courier-News, Home News Tribune, Daily Record, and the New Jersey Herald.
She said the media company has stalled bargaining in many local papers and has failed to act in good faith. Funds raised will go directly into journalists’ pockets who cannot afford to miss a day’s pay according to the site.
West New York Open Gym Basketball registration is open now
West New York has announced that Free Registrations for the Division of Recreation’s 2022 to 2023 Basketball Open Gym Program are now being accepted. The program will begin on Monday, November 14 at the West New York Middle School Gym from Monday to Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.
The program is available to all West New Yorkers, ages 15 and up. Registered participants of the Youth Basketball Program can also participate and do not need to register again for this program.
An original Birth Certificate or valid U.S. Passport and two proofs of residency are required in order to register, including at least one piece of mail received within the past 30 days. No junk mail allowed.
Register as soon as possible at the Town Hall Recreation Office, 428 60th Street, Suite 7, on Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 201-295-5120 for all recreation information.
Man arrested in connection with 2021 hit-and-run in North Bergen
A Newark man has been arrested in connection with a 2021 hit-and-run collision on Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen that critically injured a 56-year-old woman and a 3-year-old boy, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez.
22-year-old Micah James was charged with third-degree Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Collision Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, third-degree Hindering Apprehension, and two counts of fourth-degree Assault by Auto. The above charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/11/03/man-arrested-in-connection-with-2021-hit-and-run-in-north-bergen.
School security guard arrested for alleged sex crimes involving children
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit has arrested Freddy Salas, a 60-year-old of Bayonne, on multiple alleged sex crimes involving two children.
On Monday, October 31, Salas was charged with first-degree Aggravated Sexual Assault, two counts of second-degree Sexual Assault by Contact, and two counts of second-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He is employed as a security guard with the Jersey City Public Schools at School 5, also known as Dr. Michael Conti School at 182 Merseles Street.
According to the Prosecutor’s Office, the alleged crimes did not involve any students or occur on district property. The above charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/11/03/school-security-guard-arrested-on-alleged-sex-crimes-involving-children.
Man sentenced to 20 years in state prison for 2020 fatal shooting
A man has been sentenced to two decades in prison for a fatal shooting that occurred two years ago, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced.
On Monday, October 31, the Honorable Vincent J. Militello sentenced 29-year-old Bernard Wilson to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison for the 2020 shooting death of 38-year-old Abimael Fuentes, in Jersey City.
Wilson, of Bayonne, pleaded guilty to Aggravated Manslaughter on Thursday, July 21 of this year. The sentence is subject to the No Early Release Act.
Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/11/03/man-sentenced-to-20-years-in-state-prison-for-2020-fatal-shooting.
West New York tax sale
West New York has announced the sale of 2022 and prior year delinquent taxes and other municipal charges through an on-line auction on December 15, at 9 a.m. For a listing of all parcels, delinquencies and costs, along with bidding instructions, visit westnewyork.newjerseytaxsale.com. Information can be viewed free of charge.