Two teens stabbed in Union City, one fatally

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Union City Police Department have announced the preliminary findings from an investigation into the stabbing death of a 15-year-old juvenile on Tuesday, Dec. 20, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez.

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At about 6:24 p.m., the Union City Police Department was notified of a stabbing in the area of 40th Street and New York Avenue. Responding officers located two juvenile males in the area of 40th Street and Bergenline Avenue with apparent stab wound(s).

Allen Flores, 15, of Union City, was transported to Christ Hospital in Jersey City and was pronounced dead at 7:08 p.m. The cause and manner of death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office. A second juvenile, a 16-year-old Union City male, remains hospitalized at Jersey City Medical Center with serious injuries.

A preliminary investigation by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit determined five juveniles were involved in an altercation prior to two of the juveniles being stabbed. Three juveniles have since been arrested.

Juvenile matters are confidential and no additional information can be released at this time. Additional arrests and charges may be forthcoming.

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Sens. Menendez, Booker secure millions for Hudson County projects

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) highlighted the $181,080,000 for community projects he helped secured in the Fiscal Year 2023 government funding bill that passed the U.S. Senate on Dec. 22. The projects Menendez fought for make investments in education, water infrastructure and health care services, which will help improve communities across the state.

Menendez, alongside New Jersey’s other Sen. Cory Booker, were able to secure tens of millions of dollars for community projects in cities and townships across New Jersey including in Hudson County municipalities such as Jersey City, Hoboken, Bayonne, Secaucus, West New York, North Bergen, Guttenberg, and Harrison.

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Man killed on Communipaw Avenue in Jersey City

A man was fatally shot in Jersey City on Christmas Day according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez.

The victim was later identified as Khaliq Lockett, 46, who suffered gunshot wounds in the torso area. According to the prosecutor’s report, the Jersey City Police Department was notified of the shooting in the area of Communipaw and Crescent avenues.

The victim was taken over to the Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead shortly after. The case remains an open investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at

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Jersey City Medical Center and Global Business Corporation donate to toy drive

Just days before Christmas, Jersey City Medical Center and Global Business Corporation donated more than 600 toys to Jersey City’s Julia A. Barnes Elementary School this week.

The toy drive, which was spearheaded by the Medical Center’s Business Resource Groups (BRGs) began in November and donations were received from employees, physicians, and members of the community with the largest donation of 400 toys donated by the Bank of China and China General Chamber of Commerce, a non profit organization in New York City.

A portion of the toys will be donated to children served by the outpatient programs in areas such as physical and occupational therapy, the Center for Comprehensive Care, and Treatment and Speech-Language Pathology Services.

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COVID-19 rapid tests are available for Hoboken residents

At-home rapid COVID-19 tests are once again available through the federal government for residents of Hoboken, in an announcement made by Mayor Ravi Bhalla.

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 antigen tests through the U.S. Postal Service. Orders began shipping the week of Dec. 19.

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Jordan Coll, Staff Writer
Jordan Coll, Staff Writer
Jordan Coll, is a journalist who currently lives in Jersey City. He graduated with a degree in journalism at Florida International University and is pursuing his masters at Columbia University School of Journalism.
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