Three Jersey City men have been arrested and charged in connection with the July 22 shooting that claimed the life of a 16-year-old high school student , Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced today. Naji McDuffy, 24, Darius Evans Emanuel, 21, and Justin Nesmith, 24, were all arrested between Friday and Saturday and charged with the murder of Ronald Witherspoon Jr., Suarez said.
Jersey City will begin training volunteers for the first community-based response program in the country - a program that is expected to lower response time for medical emergencies. In January, Mayor Steve Fulop announced the city's partnership with Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health to create a team of citizen volunteers that utilizes GPS mobile app-based technology.
Originally planned as a fundraiser for the Secaucus Emergency Fund, the town barbecue on July 24 was eventually revealed as a semi-surprise birthday party for Mayor Michael Gonnelli as well, complete with a birthday cake and the band The British Invasion playing the greatest hits from the 1960s. "They're my favorite band," said Gonnelli with a grin.
Samantha Irazari, 17, took the title of Jersey City Miss Puerto Rico, and Jasani Rodriguez, 8, was named Jersey City Little Miss Puerto Rico at School 7, where families and friends came to see the girls.
JERSEY CITY -- While many award-winning pies are the result of years of trials and errors, Emma Whittaker hit it big today with the first peach pie she's ever baked. The Jersey City woman's lattice peach pie came in first at the fourth annual Perfect Peach Pie contest hosted by Farms in the Heights, the nonprofit that organizes the Riverview Farmers Market at Riverview-Fisk Park.
Several family members were arrested late Friday into early Saturday as Jersey City cops investigated and ultimately arrested an 18-year-old woman suspected of stabbing a former corrections officer, officials say. JERSEY CITY - Several members of the same family ended up behind bars early Saturday as cops investigated and ultimately arrested an 18-year-old woman suspected of stabbing a former corrections officer in the chest shortly before 6 p.m. Friday, according to police reports.