City officials have identified the four men arrested since Thursday and charged in what Mayor Steve Fulop has called a waste-for-cash scheme operating out of the Jersey City Incinerator Authority. The four men include Clayton Dabney, 55, of Wilkinson Avenue, the city agency's assistant executive director and brother of JCIA Executive Director Oren K. Dabney.
The multiple-shooting incident at Mercer Park on Father's Day was not gang-related, but other recent shootings are connected to the Bloods gang, a Jersey City police lieutenant said at a community group meeting last week. The shootings at the county park, located in Bayonne but used almost exclusively by Jersey City residents, "was not part of the Bloods violence," Lt.
JERSEY CITY -- Jersey City Fire Department officials found 48 violations at a multiplex apartment after the steps of the building's fire escape snapped while residents were fleeing a fire there last month. The four-story building, located at 500 Garfield Ave., is tucked away between Garfield Avenue and Bayside Terrace, but leaves "a lot to be desired," said Charles Green, one longtime resident.
A Union City man has been charged with possession of suspected marijuana with intent to distribute near a school and near public property after allegedly selling pot during a police "controlled buy," officials said. Aligie Delatorre, 24, of the 900 block of Palisade Avenue, made his first court appearance on the charges today in Central Judicial Processing court in Jersey City via video link from Hudson County jail in Kearny.
Today at the complex located near the foot of Sip Avenue, Mayor Steve Fulop and Director of Public Safety James Shea announced the police department's plans to rent and renovate building No. 8 -- a move that will save the city on rent and create a visible presence within Marion Gardens.
The Five Corners Branch of the Jersey City Free Public Library will be closed indefinitely because of a problem with the building's bathroom. The Five Corners Branch of the Jersey City Free Public Library has closed for the day due to a problem with the building's bathroom facilities, a library official said.