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Teacher again charged with alleged sexual assault

On Feb. 21,  members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office (HCPO) Special Victims Unit arrested Hoboken resident Francisco Realpe, 43, on a charge that he allegedly sexually assaulted a 17-year old female student while...

Man charged with alleged manslaughter of North Bergen woman after head-on collision

A Union City man was charged with aggravated manslaughter after a grand jury indictment for his alleged involvement in an automotive accident that caused the death of a North Bergen woman. According to the Hudson...

Proposal could mean a new school in Downtown Jersey City

A new public school and over 800 residential units could be coming to downtown Jersey City. The proposed project would transform two blocks on dead-end streets where small deteriorating homes currently stand. Plans for the two...

Feds cut security funding

Jersey City and the surrounding region could lose up to $5 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), according to the department’s proposed budget, despite the domestic terrorist attack which...

Jersey City proposes school funding plan

Mayor Steven Fulop and Ward D Councilman Michael Yun have announced a plan which allocates $250 million to the Jersey City school district over the next three years. The school district faces a loss of...

Legislation supporting disability technology advances

Legislation cosponsored by Bayonne state assembly members that would create a task force to study technology to benefit people with disabilities cleared committee in the assembly in February. The goal of the legislation, creating a...

The Fest For Beatles Fans returns to Jersey City March 27 – 29

For three days, Jersey City will be transformed into Merseyside when Fab Four fans “come together” once again to the Hyatt Regency for The Fest For Beatles Fans from March 27 – 29. The Fest...


Jersey City pastor sentenced to eight years for sexual assault On Friday, Feb. 21, Judge Patrick Arre sentenced Jersey City Pastor Orlando Martinez-Chavez, 48, to eight years in state prison after he was convicted...

Zoning ordinance aims to protect Bayonne Medical Center amid crisis

The Bayonne City Council has taken steps to maintain Bayonne Medical Center, the only hospital in the city, by introducing a zoning ordinance. CarePoint Health has dissolved and has been liquidating its assets, including Bayonne...

Bayonne Elks hold funeral for “unclaimed” veteran

“As long as there are veterans, the Elks will never forget them.” That's the message the Bayonne Elks Lodge 434 hoped to send to veterans in the city, as “unclaimed” veteran Melvin Scharf was buried...
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