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JUSTICE DELAYED: Accused Killer Of Bayonne Mom Finally Extradited To US To Face Murder Charges JUSTICE DELAYED: Accused Killer Of Bayonne Mom Finally Extradited To US To Face Murder Charges
Justice Delayed: Accused Killer Of Bayonne Mom Finally Extradited To US To Face Murder Charges A fugitive wanted for the brutal slaying of a Bayonne mom studying to be a nurse 3½ years ago has finally been extradited to the United States to face murder charges. Erick Acosta, 35, fled to Colombia after beating 40-year-old Crystal Ojeda to death with an object that local authorities have yet to identify in a public housing project on Lord Avenue near the Kill Van Kull. It was shortly before 1 p.m. Oct. 9, 2020 that city police responding to a request for a welfare check found the brutally beaten Ojeda. The mother of two, formerly of Jersey City, had been struck in the head and on her …
JACKPOT! Ticket Sold In Hudson County Wins Big Bucks JACKPOT! Ticket Sold In Hudson County Wins Big Bucks
Jackpot! Ticket Sold In Hudson County Wins Big Bucks It was a wonderful Wednesday for a lottery player in Hudson County. A ticket sold in Jersey City matched all five numbers in the Jersey Cash 5 jackpot drawing on Wednesday, April 10, winning $208,940.  The ticket was sold at Lotto.com at 111 Town Square Place. The winning numbers were: 02, 13, 18, 24 and 35 and the XTRA number was: 02. 
Route 3 Pileup: Trio Survives Wrong-Way DWI Crash, But Second Collision Injures 6 Route 3 Pileup: Trio Survives Wrong-Way DWI Crash, But Second Collision Injures 6
Route 3 Pileup: Trio Survives Wrong-Way DWI Crash, But Second Collision Injures 6 A pair of overnight chain-reaction crashes on Route 3 began when a suspended drunk driver heading west in the eastbound lanes slammed head-on into another vehicle, authorities said. It ended with a police car and a private vehicle being struck by another car moments later, sending six people to the hospital. It was shortly before 3:30 a.m. Sunday, April 7, when a 2022 Toyota Highlander being driven the wrong way collided with a 2019 Nissan Rogue on eastbound Route 3 near Route 120, East Rutherford Police Capt. Jeff Yannacone said. The driver of the Rogue, a 23-year-old Secaucus man, d…
Jersey City Triple Shooting: One Dead, Two Wounded, Gunmen Flee Jersey City Triple Shooting: One Dead, Two Wounded, Gunmen Flee
Jersey City Triple Shooting: One Dead, Two Wounded, Gunmen Flee A man was shot and killed and two other people wounded in the Heights section of Jersey City, authorities confirmed. Witnesses reported seeing two gunmen flee east on Bowers Street following the shooting on Central Avenue around 9 p.m. Sunday, April 7. Freddie Posey, 25, of Jersey City, was pronounced dead shortly after 9:30 p.m. at Jersey City Medical Center, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. A 30-year-old Jersey City female who also was brought to the hospital in an ambulance was treated for a gunshot would in the leg, responders said. A third victim, a 24-year-old Jerse…
WINNER! Essex County Mega Millions Player Scores Big Bucks WINNER! Essex County Mega Millions Player Scores Big Bucks
Winner! Essex County Mega Millions Player Scores Big Bucks They may not have won the billion dollar jackpot like someone in Monmouth County, but several North Jersey Mega Million players still had reasons to celebrate on Tuesday, March 26. Lottery players in Essex County, Hudson County and Somerset County had tickets that matched four of the white numbers, winning $10,000. The ticket sold in Essex County was bought with a Megaplier multiplier and won $20,000. The tickets were sold at Krauszer's Food Store in Belleville, New Hilltop Exxon in Union City and Lucky Spot Convenience Store in Somerville. The winning numbers were  07, 11, 22, 29 and …
Acclaimed French Restaurant Opening Second Location In Hudson County Acclaimed French Restaurant Opening Second Location In Hudson County
Acclaimed French Restaurant Opening Second Location In Hudson County Diners in Hudson County are going to be saying "ooh la la" to its newest addition to the restaurant scene. Faubourg, a French restaurant that opened to acclaim in Montclair in 2019, is opening a second location in Weehawken this summer at 1100 Avenue at Port Imperial, a block from the Hudson River waterfront.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Faubourg Montclair (@faubourgmontclair) Dominique Paulin and Chef Oliver Muller said every detail in the new restaurant is "meticulously planned" to enhance the guest experience, with Fa…
Cigarette Butt Leads To NJ Suspect's Arrest In 2012 West Reading Diner Killing: DA Cigarette Butt Leads To NJ Suspect's Arrest In 2012 West Reading Diner Killing: DA
Cigarette Butt Leads To NJ Suspect's Arrest In 2012 West Reading Diner Killing: DA The alleged gunman in a deadly 2012 Reading shooting is in police custody in New Jersey, according to Berks County prosecutors.  Vallis L. Slaughter, of Jersey City, is being held in Hudson County pending his extradition to Pennsylvania, said the District Attorney's Office on Monday, March 25.  Investigators believe he killed 34-year-old Julio A. Torres on March 24, 2012. Torres was shot while sitting in his car in the parking lot of the West Reading Diner after a confrontation with suspects, the DA's Office said.  Jomaine Case was eventually convicted in connectio…
Convicted MS-13 Killer Sentenced In NJ Murder Plot Convicted MS-13 Killer Sentenced In NJ Murder Plot
Convicted MS-13 Killer Sentenced In NJ Murder Plot 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A member of an MS-13 clique who just began serving 40 years in federal prison for a murder in Virginia was sentenced to 10 years for his role in a failed plot to kill a rival in Hudson County. The plea-bargained sentence approved by a federal judge in Newark on Thursday, March 21, won’t require Jose Gimenez-Lobos, a 33-year-old Salvadoran national, to serve more time. It will run concurrently. Gimenez-Lobos and two companions were ordered by a high-ranking member of La Mara Salvatrucha to execute a member of the rival 18th Street gang from the Maryland/Virginia area, U.S. Attorney …
PA Drug Dealer Federally Indicted For Methamphetamine Sales: USDOJ PA Drug Dealer Federally Indicted For Methamphetamine Sales: USDOJ
PA Drug Dealer Federally Indicted For Methamphetamine Sales: Usdoj A federal grand jury indicted a Luzerne County man on drug trafficking charges this week, according to the US Attorney's Office.  Benjamin Woytas, 34, of Wilkes-Barre Township, is accused of distributing methamphetamine in Luzerne County in August 2023, said USA Gerard Karam in a release.  The maximum penalty for the charges is a 40-year prison term followed by supervised release and a fine, prosecutors said.  In addition to the FBI, the county Drug Task Force investigated the case.  Woytas was charged with drug possession in Hudson County, New Jersey, in 2020.&nb…
Kearny Man, 18, Charged With Having Backyard Sex In Harrison With Underage Girl He Met Online Kearny Man, 18, Charged With Having Backyard Sex In Harrison With Underage Girl He Met Online
Kearny Man, 18, Charged With Having Backyard Sex In Harrison With Underage Girl He Met Online An 18-year-old Kearny man was charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl.  Angel Aparicio De La Cruz and the girl had sex in the backyard of a Harrison home last July 11 after meeting on social media, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Whether the girl consented or not is irrelevant under the law. Statutory rape occurs in New Jersey when one of the partners is between 13 and 16 and the other is at least four years older. Those adults who claim “she/he looked 18″ — or that the victim showed a fake ID — have no defense, under what is known as the standard of strict l…
Hudson County Favorite Son Bobby Cannavale Praised In Garden State-Centric Dramedy 'Ezra' Hudson County Favorite Son Bobby Cannavale Praised In Garden State-Centric Dramedy 'Ezra'
Hudson County Favorite Son Bobby Cannavale Praised In Garden State-Centric Dramedy 'Ezra' Actor Bobby Cannavale has a heartwarming New Jersey-based film premiering this spring that those who've seen it predict could be one of his best. In "Ezra," the pride of Hudson County plays Max, a stand-up comedian from the Garden State who lives with his father, portrayed by Robert De Niro. Max pursues his career while trying to co-parent his 11-year-old son with ex-wife (and Cannavale's real-life partner) Rose Byrne. Max lands a gig on Jimmy Kimmel's show in Hollywood, but the plane fare isn't comped. So he and young Ezra -- who has autism -- embark on a life-changing cross-country trip …
WINNER! Mega Millions Ticket Sold In Hudson County Scores $20K WINNER! Mega Millions Ticket Sold In Hudson County Scores $20K
Winner! Mega Millions Ticket Sold In Hudson County Scores $20K It was a lucky day for a lottery player in Hudson County. A Mega Millions ticket sold in Union City matched four numbers plus the gold Megaball in the drawing held on Tuesday, March 5, winning $20,000. The ticket was sold at Fragoso Liquors. The winning numbers were 2, 49, 50, 61, 70 and the gold Megaball was 14.
Chilling Footage Shows Blood-Spattered Car At Scene Of Deadly Jersey City Shooting Chilling Footage Shows Blood-Spattered Car At Scene Of Deadly Jersey City Shooting
Chilling Footage Shows Blood-Spattered Car At Scene Of Deadly Jersey City Shooting Prosecutors in Hudson County were investigating a deadly shooting Saturday, March 9. Footage of the crime scene shared by HudPost shows blood spatters on the interior and exterior of a silver sedan with the rear doors open, which remains at Jordan Avenue and Mercer Street. ** WARNING: The footage shared by HudPost is graphic and may be disturbing to some. ** One person was killed and two others were injured, the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office said. More details were expected to come.
Bob Dylan Biopic Starring Timothee Chalamet Shooting In These NJ Counties Bob Dylan Biopic Starring Timothee Chalamet Shooting In These NJ Counties
Bob Dylan Biopic Starring Timothee Chalamet Shooting In These NJ Counties In New Jersey, the times are about to be a changin'. "A Complete Unknown,", a biopic about Bob Dylan starring Timothee Chalamet will be shooting in the Garden State.  The movie is set to film in Hudson, Essex, Passaic and Cape May counties from the end of March through May, Steven Gorelick, the director of the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission said. The film is directed by James Mangold, who previously directed the Johnny Cash biopic "Walk the Line."  "A Complete Unknown" has been gestating for years and Dylan is an executive producer on the film, Mangold …
Staten Island Driver Charged In Jersey City Crash That Killed Theater Teacher: Prosecutor Staten Island Driver Charged In Jersey City Crash That Killed Theater Teacher: Prosecutor
Staten Island Driver Charged In Jersey City Crash That Killed Theater Teacher: Prosecutor A 28-year-old Staten Island woman has been charged in a crash that left a 31-year-old Bayonne theater teacher dead, authorities said. Amanda Rivera faces charges of aggravated assault, reckless manslaughter, and assault by auto weeks after sending her the 2019 Nissan passenger car she was driving into the back of a parked tractor trailer on Route 185 and Linden Avenue in Jersey City on Feb. 3, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. As a result, Stephanie Weymouth was killed. Rivera was arrested Monday, March 4 at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Secaucus and tr…
Robbery Spree Ends, Hoboken Police Charge JC Man With Five Holdups In Six Weeks Robbery Spree Ends, Hoboken Police Charge JC Man With Five Holdups In Six Weeks
Robbery Spree Ends, Hoboken Police Charge JC Man With Five Holdups In Six Weeks Hoboken police stopped a one-man crime wave following five armed robberies over six weeks, including two the same day. Matthew Trontz, a 31-year-old ex-con from Jersey City, was arrested almost immediately after he held up Thomas’ Ice Cream Café on Jefferson Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets on Tuesday, Feb. 27, city police said. He was carrying a black stun gun, a silver imitation toy gun, a pocket knife and three cans of pepper spray, they said. Trontz brandished the firearms at Thomas’s, at Prime Gourmet on Monroe Street (Jan. 15), at Prime Stop on Willow Street and Hoboken Mini Mart o…
STAR WITNESS: What Does Menendez Co-Defendant's Deal With The Government Mean? STAR WITNESS: What Does Menendez Co-Defendant's Deal With The Government Mean?
STAR Witness: What Does Menendez Co-Defendant's Deal With The Government Mean? A New Jersey businessman admitted in federal court that he helped U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and his wife buy a $60,000 convertible in exchange for protecting two associates from a state insurance fraud investigation. Jose Uribe, 56, of Clifton, agreed to “cooperate fully” with a federal investigation of the powerful lawmaker from Hudson County, and others, as part of a deal that he cut with the government. In exchange, federal prosecutors will ask the judge to go easy on him. Uribe pleaded guilty in the Southern U.S. District Court of New York in Manhattan on Friday, March 1, to wire fraud, o…
GOTCHA! Five Charged With Rash Of Bergen Armed Wristwatch Robberies, Stabbing In PalPark GOTCHA! Five Charged With Rash Of Bergen Armed Wristwatch Robberies, Stabbing In PalPark
Gotcha! Five Charged With Rash Of Bergen Armed Wristwatch Robberies, Stabbing In PalPark Authorities have charged five men with robbing three separate victims of wristwatches – stabbing one of them – in two Bergen County towns, thanks to an arrest by Port Authority police. Two of the robberies occurred in broad daylight on River Road in Edgewater last fall, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said on Friday, March 1. The third included a stabbing in the victim’s driveway in Palisades Park, the prosecutor said. One of two robbers brandished a handgun while a colleague stood lookout when they robbed the first Edgewater victim shortly after 3 a.m. Oct. 24, Musella said. The ro…
Paterson Man Charged With Murder In Shooting Death Of Victim From Union City Paterson Man Charged With Murder In Shooting Death Of Victim From Union City
Paterson Man Charged With Murder In Shooting Death Of Victim From Union City A Paterson man was charged with murder after police responding to a report of a robbery found a shooting victim from Hudson County, authorities said. A witness directed officers to a house at 258 East 21st Street, off 19th Avenue where they found Logan Gonzalez, 33, of Union City with gunshot wound in his back shortly after 10:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16. Gonzalez was taken to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, where Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Department Officer-In-Charge Isa Abbassi said he was pronounced dead. They didn’t give the time. Valdes and A…
WILD CHASE: Career Offender, 62, In Multi-Town Police Pursuit Caught After Blowing Two Tires WILD CHASE: Career Offender, 62, In Multi-Town Police Pursuit Caught After Blowing Two Tires
Wild Chase: Career Offender, 62, In Multi-Town Police Pursuit Caught After Blowing Two Tires A wild police pursuit through several Bergen County towns ended with the arrest of a 62-year-old former repeat offender from Fair Lawn who authorities said stole the car from Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Daniel McKay at one point tried fleeing on two flat tires before the stolen sedan broke down and he was arrested on Franklin Turnpike in Allendale, witnesses said. Upper Saddle River Detective Capt. Edward Kane said the Valentine's Day pursuit began after McKay pulled over on Lake Street and asked officers out on another call for directions shortly before noon. One of the officer…
WINNER! Lotto Ticket Sold In Hudson County Nets Big Bucks WINNER! Lotto Ticket Sold In Hudson County Nets Big Bucks
Winner! Lotto Ticket Sold In Hudson County Nets Big Bucks It was quite the snow day for a New Jersey Lottery player in Hudson County. A Mega Millions ticket sold at City Line Liquors in Bayonne matched four of the five numbers plus the gold Megaball in the drawing held on Tuesday, Feb. 13, winning $30,000. The winning numbers were 1, 3, 19, 25, 58 and the gold Megaball was 20.
Man Sexually Assaulted 11-Year-Old In North Bergen: Prosecutor Man Sexually Assaulted 11-Year-Old In North Bergen: Prosecutor
Man Sexually Assaulted 11-Year-Old In North Bergen: Prosecutor A Hudson County man has been arrested for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old victim, authorities announced. Edgar Rompich-Ramos, 19, carried out the alleged crimes at a local home in 2023, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Rompich-Ramos was arrested on Feb. 9 and charged with aggravated sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child/facilitating child sex abuse material, and endangering the welfare of a child. He was being held at the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending his first court appearance. The State has filed a motion for detention in this matter, which …
SEE ANYTHING? Kearny Hit-Run Crash Leaves North Arlington Moped Rider, 67, Critical SEE ANYTHING? Kearny Hit-Run Crash Leaves North Arlington Moped Rider, 67, Critical
SEE Anything? Kearny Hit-Run Crash Leaves North Arlington Moped Rider, 67, Critical 𝗛𝗘𝗟𝗣 𝗦𝗢𝗨𝗚𝗛𝗧: A motorist who seriously injured a moped operator from North Arlington in Kearny ditched the cargo van involved and split, authorities confirmed. The 67-year-old victim was struck in the areas of Harrison and Bergen avenues shortly after 10:15 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. He was taken to University Hospital in Newark with life-threatening injuries and then transferred to Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, where he remained in critical condition, the prosecutor said on Monday. Suarez didn’t say whether or not the vehicle that …
Driver Who Did 100MPH+ In Wrong-Way Crash That Killed Three In Jersey City Indicted: Prosecutor Driver Who Did 100MPH+ In Wrong-Way Crash That Killed Three In Jersey City Indicted: Prosecutor
Driver Who Did 100MPH+ In Wrong-Way Crash That Killed Three In Jersey City Indicted: Prosecutor 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A Jersey City driver who authorities said was doing over 100 miles an hour before a head-on crash on a treacherous stretch of road that killed three people was indicted on major charges. Ziyang Wang, 23, was behind the wheel of a BMW X5 M50i that collided with a Kia Amanti after it came around a blind curve on the wrong side of Paterson Plank Road, just south of Congress Street, on Oct. 16, 2023, authorities said at the time. Wang had four other people in the car with him, two of whom died in the crash along with the Kia driver, Dylan Weidenfeld, 26, of Jersey City, who was pronounc…
MRI Tech Terrorizes People By Posing As Them Online, Mailing Letter To One: Bergen Prosecutor MRI Tech Terrorizes People By Posing As Them Online, Mailing Letter To One: Bergen Prosecutor
MRI Tech Terrorizes People By Posing As Them Online, Mailing Letter To One: Bergen Prosecutor An MRI tech from Hudson County terrorized a number of people, including by mailing letters to one victim’s job in Bergenfield, said authorities who arrested him on Monday. Sarju Patel, 39, who lives at Half Moon Harbour on River Road in North Bergen, already had a criminal history that stretches back nearly two decades, records show. This time, the Bergenfield native created social media accounts that “used vanity names in the likeness of the victims, posted photographs of the victims [and] ‘checked-in’ online at various locations associated with the victims,” Bergen County Prosecutor Mark …
Jury Awards $5.3M To Worker Injured At Site Of 45-Story Jersey City High-Rise Jury Awards $5.3M To Worker Injured At Site Of 45-Story Jersey City High-Rise
Jury Awards $5.3M To Worker Injured At Site Of 45-Story Jersey City High-Rise A jury in Jersey City awarded $5.3 million to an ironworker who underwent a series of surgeries and was left disabled by an accident at the site of a downtown luxury high-rise condominium project, his lawyers announced. Attorneys with the Clark Law Firm argued that AJD Construction Company created the hazardous condition by using pieces of a building it was replacing as fill on the site of the 235 Grand complex in downtown Jersey City. “This left large chunks of concrete, wood, and glass strewn about the site, including on the job access road which was used by everyone to walk around the si…
WINNER! Secaucus Lotto Player Hits $100K Jackpot WINNER! Secaucus Lotto Player Hits $100K Jackpot
Winner! Secaucus Lotto Player Hits $100K Jackpot A lottery ticket sold in Hudson County hit the jackpot on Sunday, Jan. 14. The ticket matched all five numbers in Sunday's Jersey Cash 5 drawing, winning $100,000. The ticket was sold at Gro Mart in Secaucus. The winning numbers were: 6, 16, 20, 21 and 25 and the XTRA number was: 03. 
GOTCHA! Arrest Made In Hit-Run That Severely Injured Jersey City Pedestrian Nearly Year Ago GOTCHA! Arrest Made In Hit-Run That Severely Injured Jersey City Pedestrian Nearly Year Ago
Gotcha! Arrest Made In Hit-Run That Severely Injured Jersey City Pedestrian Nearly Year Ago Authorities have charged a 66-year-old Bayonne man with a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a pedestrian at the corner of Kennedy Boulevard and Communipaw Avenue in Jersey City nearly a year ago. Rey Rosario was charged with knowingly leaving the scene of a crash with serious bodily injury and endangering an injured victim, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced on Tuesday, Jan. 9. The 39-year-old Jersey City pedestrian was struck around 7:45 p.m. Feb. 10, 2023, Suarez said. Sbe was taken to Jersey City Medical Center with serious injuries, the prosecutor said. Suarez did…
Snow Showers Could Close Out 2023 In Some Parts Of NJ, Mostly Dry Elsewhere: NWS Snow Showers Could Close Out 2023 In Some Parts Of NJ, Mostly Dry Elsewhere: NWS
Snow Showers Could Close Out 2023 In Some Parts Of NJ, Mostly Dry Elsewhere: NWS It won't be white but there will be flurries. New Year's Eve could come with snow (just a dusting of it) in parts of New Jersey, the National Weather Service says. We're gonna actually see our local star for a fair amount of today, which is something we haven't seen much of for the... Posted by US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly on Friday, December 29, 2023 The week will close out with sunny skies and temps near 50 on Friday, Dec. 29, according to the NWS. Temperatures will drop to around 45 on Saturday, Dec. 30, and slightly lower Sunday, Dec. 31. Sunday evening…
No-Show Jersey City Contractors Conned Victims Out Of $200K: Prosecutor No-Show Jersey City Contractors Conned Victims Out Of $200K: Prosecutor
No-Show Jersey City Contractors Conned Victims Out Of $200K: Prosecutor Three Hudson and Bergen County residents were arrested and charged this week after they were paid $200,000 to do contract work they never performed, authorities said. In March, Viral Patel, a 38-year-old Jersey City resident, Priyanka Patel, a 33-year-old Jersey City resident, and Pratik Patel, a 35-year-old Ramsey resident, were hired to perform contract work at a business owner's three properties, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. The business owner received an invoice from Janvi Hotel Supply LLC at 23 Thorne St. in Jersey City for $200,000, which they paid, only the contract w…
UPDATE: Hudson Man Gets 70 Months In Fed Pen For Grooming Girls, 15, To Send Him Homemade Porn UPDATE: Hudson Man Gets 70 Months In Fed Pen For Grooming Girls, 15, To Send Him Homemade Porn
Update: Hudson Man Gets 70 Months In Fed Pen For Grooming Girls, 15, To Send Him Homemade Porn A now-former Hudson County real estate agent was sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison for grooming two 15-year-old girls to create pornographic photos and videos of themselves for him. Erick Solis, 25, of Weehawken will have to serve the entire 70-month sentence because there’s no parole in the federal prison system. After finding and grooming the girls on social media, Solis told them to “take sexually explicit photographs and videos of themselves and send them to him," U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger said. “What will your friend friends/teachers think if I picked you up from…