JERSEY CITY -- A former Bayonne business administrator's trial on charges of theft and forgery has been postponed until May, according to Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Gene Rubino. Peter Cresci, who was appointed Bayonne's business administrator in Nov. 2008 and fired in May 2009 after former Mayor Mark Smith took office, was indicted in July 2013 for allegedly forging a signature on a settlement agreement and unlawfully taking $25,000 without informing a client.
The City of Jersey City is planning to create a new historic district in the West Bergen neighborhood of the city. This proposal is to appear before the city's Planning Board for adoption and then to the City Council for affirmation.
As you may know, petitions are currently available for positions within the Jersey City Democratic Committee as a committee member. Committee members are the backbone of our local Democratic Party, and leaders within their respective neighborhoods and local communities.
Christine Goodman, executive director of organizing group Art House Productions, says this Friday's lineup features tons of live music and family-friendly events, plus some new venues, all around the city. "It's great to see people creating artistic cultural centers in their neighborhoods," said Goodman.
Due to the weather, many local schools are having delayed openings. Check with your child's school before heading out this morning, and use caution during your commute.
A Jersey City man who was tried on charges of kidnap and rape this month was hired by Hudson County in 2009 -- without a background check -- after a nearly 20-year history of violent crimes. Shawn Barrett, 47, was found guilty Wednesday of simple assault at the trial in which he was accused of kidnapping and raping a Bayonne woman he had met days earlier while he was working at Hudson County Plaza in Jersey City in August 2013.