The family of a Jersey City man who was fatally shot after coming to the aid of a customer in a Downtown deli gives its heartfelt thanks to members of the community who made it possible for the victim's $4,000 gravestone. "I'm truly grateful and thank everyone that was touched and decided to assist in making this a reality," said Andrew Kemp, the father of Darren Talington, 25, who was murdered on April 26 outside a Grove Street deli.
Stacey Flanagan, director of the Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services, speaks in behalf of Mayor Steve Fulop who was unable to attend, during the United Way of Hudson County's inaugural Living United Heroes Luncheon at the HCCC Culinary Arts Institute/Conference Center in Jersey City on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014.
The Wicked Riders Motorcycle Club was honored on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, by the students and staff of the Gerard J. Dynes New Jersey Regional Day School of Jersey City by dedicating the school's bus lane as "Wicked Riders Lane." They were also presented with a framed photograph of the students and a cake.
It was a one stop culinary treat for 80 diners who enjoyed the tastes of a number of Hudson County restaurants and dessert makers at the First Annual Fall Chef Showcase last night in Journal Square. "It's great," Rachid Harfouche of Ridgefield Park said during last night's cocktail hour when asked what he thought of chefs and desert makers coming together for the event.
The owner of the bar Tres Cuartos at 1007 Summit Ave. in Jersey City, Arroyo and his bar were featured in Sunday's episode of the SPIKE reality series, "Bar Rescue," which helps revitalize struggling businesses. While the episode was filmed from Aug. 22 to 29 when the bar was still known as Laguna Lounge, Arroyo said that once the revamped bar opened about a month ago, profits have gone up and the clientele has changed for the better.
A second Jersey City councilman will abstain from voting on awarding the city's ambulance contract, citing his new job with one of the two bidders. Councilman-at-large Daniel Rivera started working for Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health six months ago, in patient services.