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    Two restaurants in New York are among the 10 best new eateries in the country, according to a roundup by Bon Appétit Magazine.  Columbia County’s Cafe Mutton, located in the City of Hudson, and Semma, in New York City “exemplify exactly how special a restaurant can be,” the outlet said. Cafe Mutton, which reviewers dubbed the country’s most uncompromising restaurant, was praised for its “decadent, unpretentious cooking” served in a “warm cottage-like” environment. Earlier Report: City Of Hudson Eatery Among 50 Nationwide To Make NY Times' List Of 'Restaurants We Love Most' Owner and chef Shaina Loew-Banayan, who uses they/them pronouns, has been cooking “since circa their bat mitzvah and are super excited to bring casual, happy food” to Hudson, reads the restaurant’s website. Its menu offers several brunch options, including tortilla espanola with pimenton aioli, and rice porridge with chicken, poached egg, scallions, and chili crisp. Cafe Mutton also serves dinners on Fridays only, with a menu featuring beer-battered soft shell crab with tarragon aioli, and fettuccine with broccoli rabe and ricotta. In Manhattan, Bon Appétit praised Semma for...
    Six eateries in New York are among 50 nationwide that The New York Times labels "restaurants we love most in 2022." The list was published on Tuesday, Sept. 19. Five of the six are in New York City: Bonnies: Cited for making Cantonese cuisine "seem new again, no easy trick." The restaurant is located in Brooklyn, on Manhattan Avenue. Little Mad: Located in Manhattan, on Madison Avenue, the Korean American eatery's prime galbi "may be one of New York City’s best new steak offerings," says The Times. The Musket Room: The restaurant, which opened in 2013 in lower Manhattan, "takes a globalist approach to flavor, borrowing ideas from Spain, Lebanon, Japan," says The Times. Semma: The Times says Chef Vijay Kumar makes the most of South India's "deep, lavish flavors" at this year-old eatery in Greenwich Village. Zaab Zaab: The restaurant, which opened in April in Elmhurst, Queens, features Thai cuisine from the Region of Isaan. The other New York restaurant on the list is located in the Capital Region, in the City of Hudson in Columbia County:...
    A 28-year-old Jersey City woman has been charged with murder after the man she's accused of having stabbed in February died of his injuries over the summer, authorities announced. Sykirrah Kirkland stabbed Omar Boatwright, 29, who was found with injuries at 67 Lexington Ave., around 8:05 the morning of Saturday, Feb. 19, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Boatwright was treated at Jersey City Medical Center and released, but was readmitted on Saturday, July 9, for complications of the stabbing, Suarez said. He died on Friday, July 16, the prosecutor said. The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined the Cause of Death to be Complications of a Stab Wound to the Abdomen/Delayed Death and the Manner of Death to be Homicide. Kirkland was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 14 on charges of first-degree murder and various weapons offenses, authorities said. She was being held in the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending her first court appearance. It was not immediately clear if she had initially been charged.
    A second suspect is behind bars, accused of taking part in a brazen, daytime armed robbery in the Capital District. Columbia County resident Eugene Hobbins, age 42, of Hudson, turned himself into the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, Sept. 10, police said. Earlier Report: 1 Suspect Nabbed, Second On Run Following Brazen Daytime Armed Robbery In Hudson His arrest came two days after Hudson Police were called at around 4:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, with reports that a man had been attacked and robbed in Hudson. The victim told Hudson Police he was walking near 4th Street and Long Alley when two men approached him. One of them allegedly displayed a knife and told the victim, “I’m going to kill you.” The suspects then began punching and kicking the man, he told police. The attackers reportedly made off with numerous personal items, including the victim’s glasses, wallet, and cell phone. Medics treated the victim at the scene before he was taken to Columbia Memorial Health for what police described as non-life-threatening injuries. He was released from the hospital later the same...
    The search is on for a man accused of taking part in a brazen, daytime armed robbery in the Capital District. Police in Columbia County were called at around 4:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, with reports that a man had been attacked and robbed in Hudson. The victim told Hudson Police he was walking near 4th Street and Long Alley when two men approached him. One of them allegedly displayed a knife and told the victim, “I’m going to kill you.” The suspects then began punching and kicking the man, he told police. The attackers reportedly made off with numerous personal items, including the victim’s glasses, wallet, and cell phone. Medics treated the victim at the scene before he was taken to Columbia Memorial Health for what police described as non-life-threatening injuries. He was released from the hospital later the same day. Officers located and arrested one suspect shortly after the attack in the 7th Street Park. He was identified as 22-year-old Cain Carothers. Carothers is a New York State parolee with prior convictions for burglary and grand larceny, according...
    An off-duty Jersey City police officer was seriously burned while assisting at a crash scene in Kearny, when another driver passed road flares sparking a fire, authorities said. The officer was helping at the two-car crash near 1249 Newark- Jersey City Turnpike around 11:30 Thursday, Aug. 25, when a 2017 white Mercedes passed the flare and caused a nearby car to go up in flames, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. The officer suffered multiple burns and was transported to Jersey City Medical Center for treatment. The driver of the Mercedes, a 29-year-old East Orange woman, was being treated at University Hospital for a serious leg injury. A third individual suffered a gash to the arm and was treated at the scene by emergency medical services. The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the Kearny Police Department are actively investigating this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip. All information will be kept confidential.
    The body of a Hoboken mom who went missing last week was apparently found at a Jersey City motel, according to those who knew her and the Hudson County View. Kyelia Colon was reported missing on Wednesday, Aug. 17. A body found at the Skyway Motel on Tonnele Avenue in Jersey City was believed to be that of Colon's, Hudson County View reports. Spokespeople for the Jersey City Police Department and Hudson County Prosecutor's Office did not immediately respond to Daily Voice's request for comment. Colon, a mom and longtime advocate for the Hoboken Housing Authority, had dozens of Facebook tributes rolling in for her.
    A 14-year-old boy was stabbed during a fight with another teen over an "ongoing issue," authorities said. The attack took place in Columbia County around 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 17 in the city of Hudson. Officers responded to the Hudson Terrace Apartments on Front Street for a reported stabbing via 911, said City of Hudson Chief of Police L. Edward Moore. Responding officers located the injured victim, a 14-year-old male with a stab wound to his chest, the chief said. "Information gathered at this point indicates that the victim was engaged in a verbal argument with another juvenile male just prior to the stabbing," Moore said. Greenport Rescue Squad responded to the scene and transported the victim to a helipad where he was transported by helicopter to Albany Medical Hospital for emergency treatment, police said. The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries at the hospital and later released, the chief said. The suspect was not immediately identified when police arrived on the scene. Police checked the area, but were unable to locate him, police said. "This was an isolated incident involving an ongoing issue...
    Charges were upgraded for a Hudson County man after the man he beat unconscious died, authorities said. Robert Stevens, 40, of Union City, beat 51-year-old Anthony Passero on Bergen Avenue between Myrtle and Bostwick avenues in Jersey City around 10:20 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Passero was brought to Jersey City Medical Center, where he died of his injuries on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022 at approximately 12:40 a.m., Suarez said. The Regional Medical Examiner’s Officer determined Passero died of blunt force trauma and the manner of death was homicide. Stevens was initially charged with aggravated assault and endangering an injured victim, but was additionally charged with manslaughter upon Passero's death. He has been held in the Hudson County Correctional Facility since his arrest and made his first appearance on the upgraded charge on Thursday, Aug. 18. The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and Jersey City Police Department are actively investigating this case. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip. All information...
    A 24-year-old Jersey City man was sentenced to prison while his co-defendant will be retried in a 2018 killing of a Bayonne man, authorities announced. James Crawford, 24, was sentenced by Hudson County Superior Court Judge Angelo Servidio to 30 years in New Jersey State Prison without parole, for his role in the Sept. 4, 2018 killing of Eric Crocker, 23, in Jersey City, Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. The jury was hung on the Conspiracy to Commit Murder charge against Crawford and could not reach a unanimous decision on the Murder and Conspiracy to Commit Murder charges brought against codefendant Alexander Harris, 33, of Jersey City.  The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office intends to have Harris retried on the charges. A third codefendant, Jahmir Thomas, pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Assault. Crocker was found suffering gunshot wounds near Lembeck Avenue and Ocean Avenue in Jersey City. He was rushed to the hospital where he died at 6:30 p.m. The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined the Cause of Death to be multiple gunshot wounds to the torso and the Manner of Death...
    A 3-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital in critical condition after falling from a second-story window in Jersey City last week, Hudson County View reports. The child fell from a window in a building on the 500 block of Central Avenue around 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office told the outlet. No further details were released. Click here for more from HCV.
    A 63-year-old Jersey City bicyclist was hospitalized with serious injuries in a hit-and-run crash last month, authorities said. the cyclist was struck from behind while heading south on JFK Boulevard on July 24 around 12:30 a.m., Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. The car did not stop and continued south on JFK, where it struck a parked vehicle as well, Suarez said. The victim was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center where he currently remains with injuries that were considered life-threatening as of Aug. 2, authorities said. Police believe the car may have been a maroon sedan. The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are actively investigating this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip. All information will be kept confidential.
    Newly-released bodycam footage shows a Jersey City councilwoman at the center of a recent hit-and-run case trying to plead her way out of having her car towed last year. The footage released by Hudson County View shows Amy DeGise on the verge of tears as her Nissan Rogue was loaded onto a tow truck in Hoboken. An officer tells her that the car had been struck by a tractor trailer partially because she was in a no stopping/standing zone, and then that her SUV was being impounded since it had been unregistered since 2019. "I have a family member that's an officer I have their card on me, if there's any way I can pay a ticket instead," DeGise responds, noting she has to get to her job at the Hudson County School of Technology. The officer offers to help DeGise get to work and explains the vehicle has to be impounded before she explains she was endorsed by the PBA and is a councilwoman in Jersey City. "There's nothing else I can do," the officer says, before DeGise says...
    A pair of men have been charged with murder in a Jersey City shooting that left one man dead in June, authorities announced. Quadre Domnie, 21, of Jersey City, and Jekhi Wade, 19, of North Plainfield, are responsible for killing Kyle Howard, 34, of Newark, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Domnie and Wade shot Howard around 11:15 p.m. on Forrest Street and MLK Drive on Sunday, June 12, Suarez said. Howard was rushed to the hospital in a private car and later died. Both were arrested without incident on Monday, July 25, 2022 near Cator and Rose avenues in Jersey City. Domnie and Wade were being held at the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending their first court appearances. Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit for the investigation and arrest with the assistance of the Jersey City Police Department.
    (CNN)Two people died Tuesday afternoon after a boat capsized off New York City's Midtown Manhattan, spilling relatives and friends onboard into the Hudson River, officials said. A 7-year-old boy was among those killed, said New York Police Department Assistant Chief of the Patrol Bureau Manhattan South James McCarthy.The boat, which is not closed cabin, had been chartered by a group of family and friends, McCarthy said. The boat's captain was in critical condition Tuesday, he added. Its owner had been on a Jet Ski following the vessel when it overturned.647 people drown each day. Heres how to avoid being one of them"There's a lot of commercial and recreational traffic during the day here," said Inspector Anthony Russo, the commanding officer of the NYPD Harbor Unit. "You could have waves approaching from different directions. It takes some skill to operate in the Hudson River, so it could have been a contributing factor."Read MoreThe NYPD got a report around 2:45 p.m. Tuesday about a boat in distress, and officials pulled 12 people from the water, most with minor injuries. One person had...
    Several people have been critically injured after a boat capsized on the Hudson River in New York City on Tuesday.  At least two people were pulled out of the water by first responders, with another 10 able to get out of the water on their own, ABC 7 reported.  The New York Police Department said the incident happened at around 2:45 p.m., near Pier 84, when the boat completely tipped over into the river.  Emergency services, along with harbor, aviation and scuba units were deployed to save the 12 people reportedly aboard a recreational vessel.   This is a developing story.  
    A RESCUE mission is underway after a vessel carrying multiple people capsized in New York City's Hudson River. A massive New York City Police Department emergency service including harbor, aviation and scuba units were deployed to the Hudson River near Pier 84 on Tuesday afternoon. 1A vessel carrying multiple people capsized in the Hudson River in NYCCredit: Twitter/presinzano4hob1 More to follow...For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The-sun.com is your go-to destination for the best celebrity news, sports news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheUSSun.
    Dolphins are making their way into the iconic New York skyline as the city's rivers are now cleaner than at any point since the Civil War, according to environmental experts.  Anthony Obas, a Harlem resident, was lingering along the East River at the lower Manhattan waterfront when he saw a dolphin appear, The Wall Street Journal reported. 'I was like, that's a dolphin,' he told the paper. 'Oh no! In the dirtiest river in New York?'  Recent improvements in the city's water, however, have made the waterways safer for dolphins and their food supply, and in turn increased sightings of the aquatic mammals, scientists say. 'The harbor and connected waterways are cleaner today than they have been since the Civil War,' NYC Environmental Protection spokesperson Ted Timbers told Dailymail.com. Photos from Gotham Whale show dolphins leaping out of the water in front of the New York City skyline Dolphin sightings have been increasing in New York City rivers as the water is claimed to be as clean as before the Civil War  The river waters are tested regularly to compare...
    A 21-year-old man was killed and a 22-year-old woman hurt by knife-wielding suspect in what sources say may have been a love triangle. Jason Khusial was found around 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 5 at 186 McAdoo Ave., and pronounced dead about 15 minutes later, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. The 22-year-old female victim suffered a serious stab wound around 6:40 a.m. at 196 Clinton Ave., and rushed to Jersey City Medical Center, where she remained Wednesday in stable condition, Suarez said. Sources say Khusial was believed to have been dating the female victim, and drove himself to the McAdoo Avenue address after he was stabbed. The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are actively investigating this case.  No arrests had been made as of Wednesday.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip. All information will be kept confidential.
    A 21-year-old man was killed and a 22-year-old woman hurt by knife-wielding suspect in what sources say may have been a long triangle. Jason Khusial was found around 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 5 at 186 McAdoo Ave., and pronounced dead about 15 minutes later, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. The 22-year-old female victim suffered a serious stab wound around 6:40 a.m. at 196 Clinton Ave., and rushed to Jersey City Medical Center, where she remained Wednesday in stable condition, Suarez said. Sources say Khusial was believed to have been dating the female victim, and drove himself to the McAdoo Avenue address after he was stabbed. The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are actively investigating this case.  No arrests had been made as of Wednesday.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip. All information will be kept confidential.
    A 58-year-old stabbing suspect was hospitalized after being shot by police responding to the incident in Hudson County July Fourth, police said. Jesus Suazo hurt the victim during an argument before police were flagged down on 23rd Street and Bergenline Avenue in Union City around 7:50 p.m., Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. An officer fired his service weapon during the encounter, striking Suazo, who was hospitalized and in stable condition as of Wednesday, Suarez said. The victim wounded by Suazo suffered non life-threatening injuries, police said. Suazo was charged with aggravated assault and related weapons offenses. The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Shooting Response Team and Public Integrity Unit immediately notified the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General of the use of force by police, pursuant to Attorney General Directive 2019-4.  The Hudson County Prosecutor's Office has been designated the independent investigator for this officer involved shooting and is investigating the incident in accordance with guidelines set forth by the NJOAG. The investigation in this matter, including the use of force by police, remains active and ongoing. At this time,...
    A ranking of the most expensive colleges in the United States includes several schools in the Hudson Valley, according to a report from CBS News. The news outlet shared a report on March 10 of the 50 most expensive colleges in the United States. Vassar College, located in Poughkeepsie, was the most expensive of the New York colleges that made the list, ranking 12th due to its tuition of about $76,000 annually. The following New York colleges were also included in the list: Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, 15th Barnard College, New York City, 22nd University of Rochester 24th Cornell University, Ithaca, 25th Colgate University, Hamilton, 28th Fordham University, New York City, 32nd Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, 36th New York University, New York City, 43rd Union College, Schenectady, 45th St. Lawrence University, Canton, 48th Read the full report from CBS News here.
    Four people including an 11-year-old girl were sexually assaulted by a 40-year-old man at a North Jersey pool, authorities said. Ashokbhai Vaddoriya, of Jersey City, has been accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl, a 12-year-old girl, a 33-year-old woman, and a 34-year-old woman at a public pool in Union City on Sunday, July 3, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. The victims did not know Vaddoriya. Vaddoriya has been charged with two counts of sexual assault by contact, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, and two counts of criminal sexual contact. He was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City and taken to the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending his first court appearance. The state has filed a detention motion, which is tentatively scheduled for Friday, July 8. Anyone wishing to report a sex crime should call the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office Special Victims Unit (SVU) at 201-915-1234.
    US Marshals captured a 31-year-old Newark man accused of killing a woman and wounding two other people in a shooting in Jersey City last February, authorities said Tuesday, June 21. Jimmy B. Colclough shot Raven Harris dead and wounded the other victims -- one 28, the other 29 -- at the intersection of Old Bergen Road and Neptune Avenue on Feb. 10, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said.  Colclough had been wanted on murder, attempted murder and weapons charges when he was captured at a hotel on Paterson Plank Road in Carlstadt, Suarez said. He remained held at the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearney pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court. Two of Colclough's brothers, Scott and Ahmin, were killed in 2020 and 2016, respectively. Both were members of Sa-Laf, a gang based out of Salem Lafayette housing complex in Jersey City, NJ Advance Media reports. Sa-Laf member Shamar Bey was charged last year in what authorities said was the retaliatory killing of Scott Colclough in June 2020. Anyone with information as to Colclough's current whereabouts is urged to contact...
    US Marshals captured a 31-year-old Newark man accused of killing a woman and hurting two other victims in a Jersey City shooting last February, authorities said Tuesday, June 22. Jimmy B. Colclough shot Raven Harris dead and hurt the other victims, ages 28 and 29, at the intersection of Old Bergen Road and Neptune Avenue on Feb. 10, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said.  He was captured at a hotel on Paterson Plank Road in Carlstadt and was being held at the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending his first court appearance, Suarez said. Two of Colclough's brothers, Scott and Ahmin, were killed in 2020 and 2016, respectively. Both were members of Sa-Laf, a gang based out of Salem Lafayette housing complex in Jersey City, NJ Advance Media reports. Sa-Laf member Shamar Bey was charged last year in a retaliatory killing that killed Scott Colclough and injured six others, in June 2020. Colclough had been wanted on charges of first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree attempted murder, two counts of second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon and second-degree possession of a weapon for an...
    Nearly three pounds of heroin and fentanyl were seized, along with three handguns, $70,000 in cash and more than $500,000 worth of jewelry in the takedown of a major North Jersey/New York City drug ring, authorities said. A U.S. Postal Service worker was among 14 people arrested as more than 100 local, county and federal law enforcers executed search warrants across Jersey City, Rahway and the Bronx, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said.They also hit a Newark location where Suarez said the drugs were processed and packaged for sale. The ringleader, she said, was Charles King, 48, who was among a dozen Jersey City residents arrested in the takedown. King and his associates were “fueled by plain greed – a desire to enrich themselves with jewelry, cash, guns, and cars – all at the expense of the community who is left to shoulder the burdens brought on by organized drug trade,” said Jason Molina, the special agent in charge of the Newark office of Homeland Security Investigations. The street value of the seized drugs alone was estimated at $342,000, authorities...
    Two brothers from Jersey City were racing each when one caused a June 2021 crash that seriously injured a 44-year-old man from Passaic, authorities said. Justin Crespo, 25, was heading north on Kennedy Boulevard in a Mercedes Benz when he struck a Toyota Highlander, as the 34-year-old driver was turning left onto Leonard Street from the south side of the roadway on the evening of June 5, 2021, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. The backseat passenger in the Toyota was ejected and suffered life-threatening injuries. Both drivers were treated for minor injuries at Jersey City Medical Center.  A third vehicle, a Nissan Maxima, was also involved in the collision and the driver refused medical attention at the scene. A total of five unoccupied vehicles were damaged as a result of the collision. The investigation found that Crespo was racing his brother, Marc Crespo, 26, operating a BMW sedan, in the moments leading up to the collision. They were arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City on Wednesday, June 1, on charges of: Justin Crespo: one count of Aggravated Assault in violation...
    A 36-year-old Jersey City man brought a 14-year-old girl he met at a light rail station back to his home where he sexually assaulted her, authorities said. Cashmere Mudayh met the girl at a light rail station in Jersey City on Monday, April 18, then brought her back to his Fulton Avenue apartment, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Mudayh was arrested Wednesday, June 1 by members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit on sexual assault and child endangerment charges. He was taken to the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending his first court appearance. Suarez credited the Special Victims Unit with the investigation and arrest. Anyone wishing to report a sex crime should call the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office Special Victims Unit (SVU) at 201-915-1234. 
    Getty Images Kym Herjavec shared a video of her kids at karate. Kym Herjavec (nee Johnson) and her husband Robert Herjavec took their two kids to New York City and shared some photos from their trip on Instagram. The couple, who met on season 20 of “Dancing With the Stars,” spent a fun-filled weekend in the Big Apple with 4-year-old Hudson and Haven. Kym and Robert had instant chemistry on DWTS and ended up taking their romance off the dance floor and started dating. About a year later, they got engaged. “It was a really magical moment,” Kym told People magazine after Robert proposed. “I was just so happy. I was completely shocked. I can’t stop staring at the ring. It’s unbelievable,” she added. The two tied the knot on July 31, 2016, and welcomed their twins in April 2018. Since then, Kym has shared photos and videos of her twins on social media. Although she doesn’t post frequently, she does share her babies with fans, and often documents special moments, such as birthdays or visits with the...
    A 28-year-old man was stabbed dead in Jersey City over Memorial Day Weekend. Jawon Purcell was found with multiple stab wounds at 12 Bostwick Ave., around 1:50 p.m. on Sunday, May 29, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 2 p.m.  The Cause and Manner of death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office. The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are actively investigating this case.  No arrests had been made as of Monday morning.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip. All information will be kept confidential.
    A Jersey City police officer has been arrested for filing a false police report after a motor vehicle accident in his patrol car, authorities said. Joseph Ross, 36, was involved in a crash in his marked car on Thursday, Feb. 10, but later reported that the car was involved in a hit-and-run crash at a separate location, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Ross was charged with one count of False Reporting to a Law Enforcement Officer and arrested without incident at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City. He was released on a summons pending his first court appearance on Wednesday, June 1.
    A missing man's body has been recovered from the Hudson River by police. The body of Jordan Jones, age 20, of the city of Poughkeepsie, was found on Friday, May 13 in the Hudson River. Using dental records, the Dutchess County Medical Examiner's Office positively identified the body as being Jones, who was last seen on Saturday, April 30, said Det. Lt. Matt Clark of the city of Poughkeepsie Police. "There is no evidence of foul play, the exact cause of death is pending toxicology results," Clark said. See Earlier Story: Alert Issued For Missing Poughkeepsie 20-Year-Old Jones, who had Asperger’s Syndrome had  “wiped” his cellphone and left it along with his wallet at his residence before he left, Clark said at the time of his disappearance. He worked in the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory building located at 8 North Cherry St., Poughkeepsie but had not shown up to work since April 30, he added.
    Dr. MIke's $320,000 Lamborghini was taken for a joy ride across NYC by a parking attendant at his building A New York City parking garage attendant took a five-hour joy ride in a $320,000 Lamborghini Urus owned by a physician who was once named the 'sexiest doctor alive.'  Dr. Mike, whose real name is Mikhail Varshavski, purchased the Lambo last September and was apparently keeping it in a monitored garage at his apartment building in Manhattan's Hudson Yards neighborhood. The attendant stole Varshavski's car from the garage earlier this month, in the wee hours of the morning, and drove it 'all over New York City,' a source told The New York Post.  A NYPD license plate check discovered the driver rode through Staten Island and on the Verrazzo-Narrows Bridge and the Williamsburg Bridge.  Officials only learned about the thief's spin around the city after residents tried to access their vehicles and the attendant was nowhere to be found. 'The reason that they caught him was because other people came to get their cars and there was no one there,' the source...
    A 22-year-old Jersey City man has been arrested and charged in the hit-and-run death of a 36-year-old beloved Old Navy employee last November, authorities announced. Kristopher Khusial has been accused of hitting Phillip Delancy at 740 Route 440 around 9:30 p.m. Nov. 3, 2021, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Delancy was rushed to Jersey City Medical Center after being struck, and pronounced dead at approximately 10:25 p.m.  Khusial was arrested on multiple charges Tuesday, May 17, and released on a summons pending his first court appearance on Monday, June 20. A GoFundMe launched for Delancy's family had raised $15,000 as of May 17. "Phillip was a son, a brother, and a loving uncle," the page reads.  "He will always be remembered for his bright personality and dedication to his job. He worked for Old Navy for over 16 years and never missed a day." The events surrounding the crash are under investigation by the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department.  No charges had been filed as of Thursday.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the...
    As crime soared and his approval rating plunged, New York City's 'blue-collar mayor' Eric Adams rubbed elbows with Hollywood stars and powerbrokers at one of the most exclusive venues in town. The cop-turned-politician flew to Los Angeles last weekend for a three-day jaunt in Tinsel Town, he says, to drum up positive press and business for the Big Apple. During his trip, which included catching Dave Chappelle's show at the Hollywood Bowl, he was seen at a dinner at the hyper-cool, members-only San Vincente Bungalows hosted by top Hollywood agent Cade Hudson, according to Page Six. Paris Hilton, Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson, her mom, Goldie Hawn and a gaggle of top movers and shakers such as sports agent Rich Paul, producer John Goldwyn, nightlife entrepreneur Jeff Klein, Kris Jenner's boyfriend Corey Gamble and former ambassador to the Bahamas Nicole Avant, according to the gossip column. It was an intimate 14-seat dinner at a long table and Adams gave a little speech during the meal. New York Mayor Eric Adams, shown here at the Met Gala with his date, Tracey Collins,...
    A Hackensack man who in 2016 led a wild police pursuit in Jersey City was charged in May 2022 in a string of armed robberies across Hudson County, authorities announced. Joel Krecz, 35, set out the evening of Friday, April 29 holding up five stores in Jersey City, Secaucus, Union City and Hoboken, and didn't stop until the end of the following day, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Krecz has been charged with multiple counts of robbery and various weapons and theft, Suarez said. This is a developing story. Check back for more.
    A pedestrian was struck and killed by two cars on Routes 1&9 in Jersey City Monday, May 2, authorities said. The unidentified pedestrian was crossing the roadway when he was struck by an SUV that traveling north around 9:50 p.m., the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office said.  The driver of the SUV remained at the scene, and then the victim was struck by a second vehicle, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. The identity of the victim was being withheld pending notification of his next of kin. The Jersey City Police Department is actively investigating with the assistance of the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit.
    A 29-year-old Jersey City man pleaded guilty in connection with a 2020 shooting that left a 23-year-old man dead, authorities said. Kenyowa Pinkney admitted shooting Javone Smith near near Martin Luther King Drive and Myrtle Avenue the morning of Monday, April 6, 2020, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Pinkney on Monday, April 15, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated manslaughter.  Pinkney surrendered to authorities days after Smith was pronounced dead. The incident marked the city's fourth deadly shooting in a seven-day span. Sentencing is scheduled before Hudson County Superior Court Judge Vincent J. Militello on Friday, June 17.
    OLIVE, N.Y. (AP) — As western regions contend with drier conditions, New York City is under fire for sometimes releasing hundreds of millions of gallons of water a day from a key reservoir in the Catskill Mountains. The occasional releases, often around storms, have been used to manage water levels in the Ashokan Reservoir and to keep the water clear. But residents downstream say the periodic surges cause ecological harm along the lower Esopus Creek. They say the high flows churn up the water so much it turns the scenic Hudson River tributary into the color of chocolate milk. “These people can afford to offer New York City cheap, clean, beautiful water by destroying ours,” said Michael Vallarella, who lives on the creek in Saugerties. Standing on his back deck recently, he swiped through pictures on his phone of the water looking like “Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory river.” The tensions between upstate residents and the city of 8.8 million people to the south touch on how the largest unfiltered water supply in the country will operate in an expected stormier...
    A Jersey City couple has been convicted of threatening a Muslim neighbor for years, authorities said. William Ong, 76, and Beverly Ong, 73, were found guilty of bias intimidation for incidents that occurred between 2016 and 2018, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Ong and her daughter, Johanna, were convicted in 2012 on similar charges, for similar incidents. The verdict was delivered before the Superior Court Judge Vincent after a two-day trial. William Ong was found not guilty of Terroristic Threats. Sentencing is scheduled for Tuesday, June 7. “Hudson County is one of the most diverse communities in the country and there is no place for hate or discrimination here, or anywhere,” Suarez said. “The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is committed to prosecuting anyone responsible for bias crimes to the fullest extent of the law.” Anyone who believes they are the victim of a bias crime is encouraged to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit at 201-915-1234. The State was represented at trial by Assistant Prosecutor John Burke.
    A 17-year-old Hudson Valley girl is in critical condition and a man is behind bars following an attack. The incident took place in the city of Poughkeepsie on Sunday, April 10. Police received a report of a female down on the floor at a residence within the city, said Sgt. Sean Fitzgerald, of the city of Poughkeepsie Police. Upon their arrival, officers located the 17-year-old girl who was unconscious and unresponsive with severe injuries to her head from an assault, Fitzgerald said. Officers secured the scene and EMS rendered immediate aid, then transported the seriously injured victim to a local area hospital for further medical treatment, he added. During the course of the investigation, a suspect was identified and located by the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department, who then contacted the New York State Police to request assistance.  The suspect, Sebastian Morataya-Mendez, age 25, of the city of Poughkeepsie was detained without incident in Orange County by state police, Fitzgerald said. After a further investigation, Morataya-Mendez was charged with attempted murder and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail.  The victim remains in the hospital in critical condition, Fitzgerald...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Monroe County Sheriff’s Office investigators said a 25-year-old Florida City driver was arrested after pointing a gun at another driver in a road rage incident Friday. Deputies said Laquavius Levon Hudson is facing aggravated assault charges, tampering with evidence and improper exhibition of a firearm. READ MORE: FHP IDs Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins As Man Struck, Killed By Dump Truck On I-595Authorities said it happened at around 4 p.m. The victim told law enforcement that he and Hudson were driving on Burton Drive toward U.S. 1 when Hudson passed him at a high rate of speed. READ MORE: All Westbound I-595 Lanes Shut Down After Pedestrian Hit, Killed By Dump TruckThe victim said he confronted Hudson at the red light before both parties continued north on U.S. 1. the victim said Hudson pointed a black handgun at him while they were traveling on U.S. 1. Detectives said they found the vehicle a short time later and identified Hudson as the driver. MORE NEWS: Miami Weather: Enjoy Cooler Weekend With Low HumidityHudson admitted that a...
    A Jersey City restaurant is expanding its footprint: The Franklin has landed in Secaucus. Chef Jaime Ramirez's Italian restaurant is located on Fifth Street and boasts a full bar with the assistance of sommelier and consultant, Joel Liscio.  The 90-seat restaurant is spacious and comforting, bright and clean in the daytime, with a roomy bar area bordered by tables and banquettes, and a larger dining area in the back, appropriate for private parties or buyouts.  The team at The Franklin is also a family affair. Ramirez has brought his daughter Kelly on board as the general manager. Other family members will be around to help out. A variety of wines and cocktails are on the menu, but the focus is on a selection of craft beers, along with popular everyday favorites to round out the beverage menu. The Franklin opened on New York Avenue in Jersey City Heights in 2019. It has become well known for its vast brunch menu — including items like The Franklin Burger — and fresh entrees, like wild mushroom and salmon risotto or Lamb Sugo Pappardelle. The Franklin, 780 Fifth St.,...
    A Jersey City Public Schools security guard has been arrested for submitting 50 bogus medical claims and taking $17,000 in payouts through his employment, authorities said. Kaquan Vanliew, 34, submit the medical claims to AFLAC insurance between 2018 and 2021, and received the money from a policy obtained through his employment at the Jersey City Public Schools, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Vanliew was charged with one count of Insurance Fraud, and arrested without incident at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City on Thursday, March 31. He was released on a summons pending his first court appearance. Suarez credited the Insurance Fraud Unit with the investigation and arrest. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Insurance Fraud Unit at 201-795-6000 ext. 6634. 
    A Jersey City Public Schools security guard has been arrested for submitting 50 bogus medical claims and taking $17,000 in payouts through his employment, authorities said. Kaquan Vanliew, 34, submit the medical claims to AFLAC insurance between 2018 and 2021, and received the money from a policy obtained through his employment at the Jersey City Public Schools, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Vanliew was charged with one count of Insurance Fraud, and arrested without incident at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City on Thursday, March 31. He was released on a summons pending his first court appearance. Suarez credited the Insurance Fraud Unit with the investigation and arrest. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Insurance Fraud Unit at 201-795-6000 ext. 6634. 
    Nearly 5.5 pounds of cocaine was seized from three men in an undercover Hudson County drug bust, authorities said. Nicolas Mora-Daza, 24, of Union City, Christopher Gonzalez, 33 of Union City and John Perez, 31, of Weehawken, sold cocaine to an undercover officer multiple times over the course of a month, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Nearly $125,000 worth of cocaine was seized from the trio as a result of a search warrant at a Weehawken home, Suarez said. They were arrested on multiple drug and distribution charges, and taken to the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending their first court appearance. Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Task Force, the Hudson County Regional SWAT Team, Homeland Security Investigations, the Weehawken Police Department, the Union City Police Department and the UCPD K-9 Unit with the investigation and arrests.
    Two people were hospitalized following a serious Sunday morning crash in Hudson County, authorities said. A 19-year-old Union City man and a 15-year-old girl were heading north on Kennedy Boulevard in North Bergen in a Honda Accord when the vehicle struck several cars parked between 18th and 26th streets and crashed into a telephone pole just after 8 a.m., Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Both victims were taken by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center for treatment of serious but non-life-threatening injuries, Suarez said. The crash remains under investigation by the Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the North Bergen Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip. All information will be kept confidential.
    A 56-year-old Jersey City man was arrested on accusations he sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl — a complete stranger, authorities said. William Dudek assaulted the girl on Central Avenue around 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Dudek was arrested on charges of sex assault and child endangerment. He was remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending his first court appearance.  The State has filed a detention motion, which is tentatively scheduled to be heard on Wednesday, March 23. Prosecutor Suarez credited the Special Victims Unit with the investigation and thanked the Jersey City Police Department for their assistance. Anyone wishing to report a sex crime should call the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office Special Victims Unit (SVU) at 201-915-1234.
    A MOM gets monthly $1,000 guaranteed income payments for three years and says the money helps take a “load off her chest”. New Yorker Shakeya Hudson, 33, is one of 100 moms who are receiving the cash as part of the Bridge Project scheme. 1Shakeya Hudson is one of 100 moms who receive monthly $1,000 payments as part of a New York City guaranteed income schemeCredit: Getty The scheme provides support to moms and their babies and aims to reduce child poverty across New York City. Hudson first heard about the initiative when a friend messaged her but was initially skeptical. She received her first payment in July 2021 and will continue to get financial support for three years. The mom uses the money to buy baby formula, which costs around $300 a month, and diapers for her one-year-old daughter. She bought tickets for the CoComelon show and is putting money aside for her when she turns 18. The mom told Grow Acorns: “It helped my daughter and it boosts your confidence because it takes a load off your chest....