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  • Restore voting rights to parolees; Marist football team praised | FeedbackRestore voting rights to parolees; Marist football team praised | Feedback

    About 90,000 citizens in New Jersey cannot vote because they are completing community supervision in parole or probation programs. Restore voting rights to parolees We in New Jersey have just completed an election in which we chose our legislators and a new governor. Nevertheless, many of our fellow citizens were deprived of their right to vote earlier this month. About 90,000 citizens in New Jersey cannot vote because they are completing community supervision in parole or probation programs. These are citizens who have submitted to justice, served time in accord with their sentencing, and are re-entering society to resume roles as parents, employees, taxpayers, and neighbors. We are a group of concerned New Jerseyans and we call on the Governor-elect and the New Jersey legislature to end this double punishment by restoring the right to vote to these citizens. Restoring voting rights for parolees and probationers would give voice to an important part of our society. We understand the obligation of our society to ensure that punishment for a crime is duly served. However, we believe that casting a ballot does not threaten crime victims or public safety. Rather, it sends a signal to those reentering society that they do not have to live under the shame of stigma or isolation. When citizens feel they are stakeholders in their communities, they are less likely to commit a crime. There is evidence that re-enfranchisement is correlated to a decrease in recidivism: a 2011 to 2015 Florida study by the Brennan Center for Justice showed a recidivism rate of only 0.04% on average after voting rights were restored. Expanding the right to vote shouldn't be a partisan issue. Civic participation benefits everyone. Concerned Citizens of New Jersey: Neil Glassman, Jersey City; Angela Danica Mustac, Jersey City; Tiziana Nin, Jersey City; Martha I Howlett, Jersey City; Ellen Simon, Jersey City; Steve Ramshur, Weehawken; Max Gray, Jersey City; Lauren Drew, Union City; Rev Scott Sammler-Michael, Montclair; Meghan Howard-Noveck, Jersey City; Andrew Weiner, Jersey City; Crystal Kovach, Jersey City; Byron Stevens, Jersey City; Meesha Diaz Haddad, Jersey City; Edmund B. Troya, Jersey City; Rita Healy, North Arlington; Amanda Prior, Jersey City; Jim Lane, Jersey City; Ivanka Zic, Jersey City. Marist High School football team deserves accolades I am one of the parents of Marist High School. On November 4, 2017, Marist High School's football team played Monclair Kimberley Academy. With only fifteen players that Marist high school had, they were able to win their first and last seasonal game. Even though Marist High School team played other teams and lost, they were able to put some points on the scoreboard with the other teams having 25 and more players. They couldn't stop Marist football team from scoring. Marist High School was able to put seven, fourteen or even thirty-three points on the scoreboard. This is something to talk about dedication of each player's not wanting to give up. They were aware that they are losing but having faith that they will have some points. Having confidence in each other, even though they did errands they stood by each other and said, don't you worry we will practice this again and get it better. It's something that you have to go to the school and talk to the young men in the football team and ask them how it felt playing with so few players and not giving up? What made them continue to play?  Maya Ortiz, Jersey City Skip the unhealthy turkey on Thanksgiving President Trump is getting his pardon pen ready, as the Muller investigation starts indicting his associates. This Wednesday, he plans to practice on two very innocent Minnesota turkeys. The other 244 million turkeys killed in the U.S. this year have not been so lucky. They were raised in crowded sheds filled with toxic fumes. Their beaks and toes were clipped to prevent stress-induced aggression. At 16 weeks of age, slaughterhouse workers cut their throats and dumped them in boiling water to remove their feathers. Consumers pay a heavy price too. Turkey flesh is laced with cholesterol and saturated fats that elevate risk of chronic killer diseases. Intense prolonged cooking is required to destroy deadly pathogens lurking inside. Now, for the good news: Per capita consumption of turkeys is down by a whopping 34% from a 1996 high of 303 million, as one third of our population is actively reducing meat consumption; Our supermarkets carry a rich variety of convenient, delicious, healthful plant-based meat products, including several oven-ready roasts. This Thanksgiving holiday, as we give thanks for life and good fortune, let's also skip the gratuitous violence and grant our own pardon to an innocent animal.  Peter Mapleton, Jersey City Submit letters to the editor and guest columns at jjletters@jjournal.com

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  • Project Greenville's Winter Wonderland gearing up, wants wonder-filled art Project Greenville's Winter Wonderland gearing up, wants wonder-filled art

    With the temperature finally dropping in what many would consider an otherwise frosty year, most people would probably say some warmth from the holidays would be nice. Project Greenville is preparing for its own attempt to add holiday cheer via Jersey City's southern side with its annual Winter Wonderland Show, on what will be the year's last JC Friday,... With the temperature finally dropping in what many would consider an otherwise frosty year, most people would probably say some warmth from the holidays would be nice. Project Greenville is preparing for its own attempt to add holiday cheer via Jersey City's southern side with its annual Winter Wonderland Show, on what will be the year's last JC Friday, Dec. 1, and on Saturday, Dec. 2. For the show, Project Greenville coordinator Elizabeth Deegan is taking submissions of holiday- and winter-themed art of all kinds until Nov. 28. Those interested in submitting can contact projectgreenville@gmail.com or call 646-361-1858. Art will be on display for the Winter Wonderland show in Project Greenville's usual venue (unless otherwise noted), and there'll also likely be the projector-showing of a much-loved holiday classic in the background. There will definitely be light refreshments (including cocoa). A toy drive box will also be on hand for new and gently used donations that will be distributed to a local charity. Project Greenville's mission is to help stoke a sense of community/camaraderie in one of the city's more disenfranchised areas.   Those who want to submit have until Nov. 28 to do so. The Winter Wonderland Shows will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 1 and 2, at 128 Winfield Ave.

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  • N.J. comic shop owner gives advice for novicesN.J. comic shop owner gives advice for novices

    If you like "Game of Thrones,'' for example, read "Saga." With the amount of pop culture content that's available today, it can be very hard to make a decision on what to digest. Comic books are no different, but as with any other medium, there's something for everyone. As his Bayonne shop celebrates its fifth anniversary today, Manifest Comics owner Mike Chen gives these recommendations on what comics are hot right now and where to go if you're just getting into the comics hobby. Hot titles right now DC Comics: "Batman: Dark Nights - METAL"; "Doomsday Clock" Marvel: "Doctor Strange," "The Mighty Thor," "The Amazing Spider-Man" Ezra Miller in a scene from "Justice League." (Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. via AP) Good starting points for novices If you liked "Thor: Ragnarok," read "Planet Hulk." If you liked "Stranger Things,'' read "Paper Girls.'' If you liked "The Flash'' TV series, read "Flashpoint, The Flash" (Current ReBirth Series). If you like "Game of Thrones,'' read "Saga." If you like "The Walking Dead,'' read "The Walking Dead" comics! If you're planning on seeing the "Justice League" movie this weekend, read "Injustice, The New 52 Origin Story, The Darkseid War.''

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  • Jersey Journal front and back page news: Saturday, November 18, 2017Jersey Journal front and back page news: Saturday, November 18, 2017

    The Jersey City Fire Department paid a solemn tribute to a fellow firefighter who died in a car crash. Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, who sources said had been eyeing a run for the U.S. Senate next year, said Thursday he would support Sen. Robert Menendez for re-election if Menendez seeks a third full term. Hudson County is set to study... Patrick Villanova | The Jersey Journal  The Jersey City Fire Department paid a solemn tribute to a fellow firefighter who died in a car crash. Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, who sources said had been eyeing a run for the U.S. Senate next year, said Thursday he would support Sen. Robert Menendez for re-election if Menendez seeks a third full term. Hudson County is set to study whether its Meadowview Complex could be the home to a state-funded microgrid, which would allow vital buildings and facilities to maintain power during emergencies. Police arrested and charged a 19-year-old with two counts of burglary after police say he was involved in several cases of car break-ins in late October. In sports, Union City and St. Peter's advanced to the football championships.

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  • Football playoffs, 2017: LIVE UPDATES, results and links for state semifinalsFootball playoffs, 2017: LIVE UPDATES, results and links for state semifinals

    All the news and information on the playoff semifinals in one place.  ESSENTIALS •  Brackets for all 23 sections  •  Top photos from semifinals• Round 2 mega-coverage guide • Previews, picks for all Round 2 games  • NJ.com football Top 20, Nov. 12: New teams burst in after Round 1 • Championship games schedule, locations, dates and times (matchups TBD) PLAYOFF PREVIEWS• Bracket-by-bracket previews  • Predicting all 23 sectional champions• 35 players worth the price of admission  SATURDAY LIVE COVERAGE• No. 1 Bergen Catholic vs. Delbarton, 1• No. 3 St. Joseph (Mont.) at No. 9 Pope John, 1• No. 8 Montclair vs. Ridgewood, 1• No. 11 Westfield vs. Elizabeth, 1• Bridgewater-Raritan at Piscataway, 1• Haddonfield vs. Cinnaminson, 1• Gateway at Penns Grove, 1• Salem at Paulsboro, 1 FRIDAY'S FEATURED COVERAGE  NON-PUBLICGROUP 4No. 2 St. Peter's Prep 42, Paramus Catholic 19• Marauders book return trip to MetLife• Look back at live updates• Box score SOUTH JERSEYGROUP 5No. 10 Lenape 63, No. 19 Howell 28• JoJo Kellum, Lenape run into final•  Photo gallery• Look back at live updates• Box score GROUP 3Delsea 41, No. 4 Timber Creek 30• Rally ends 25-game winning streak•  Photo gallery• Look back at live updates• Box score CENTRAL JERSEYGROUP 5No. 20 South Brunswick 21, Old Bridge 10• Justin Shorter provides points on both sides of ball•  Photo gallery• Look back at live updates• Box score NORTH JERSEY, SECTION 1GROUP 5Union City 35, Bloomfield 0• Union City finally breaks through to final•  Photo gallery• Look back at live updates• Box score GROUP 4Mount Olive 21, West Morris 16• Turnaround leads to title game•  Photo gallery• Look back at live updates• Box score GROUP 1Shabazz 27, Roselle Park 6• Showdown set up with Weequahic• Box score NORTH JERSEY, SECTION 2GROUP 4No. 13 Phillipsburg 21, Irvington 20• Stateliners survive on missed 2-pointer•  Photo gallery• Box score GROUP 4No. 18 North Hunterdon 29, Sayreville 7• Lions closer to 1st title in 42 years•  Photo gallery• Box score GROUP 3West Essex 28, Rahway 14• Resilient Knights win 9th straight•  Photo gallery• Box score GROUP 3Voorhees 24, Parsippany Hills 19• Last-second drive dies at 1-yard line• Box score GROUP 2Hackettstown 47, Caldwell 27• Christian Maciak had 3 picks, scores 2 TDs•  Photo gallery• Box score CENTRAL JERSEYGROUP 4Freehold Borough 35, Brick Township 28• Ashante Worthy gets his revenge• Box score GROUP 2Point Pleasant Boro 27, Manasquan 6• Cipriano runs, receptions add up to 4 TDs• Box score GROUP 1Middlesex 41, Burlington City 20• Ground game churns out 6 TDs• Box score SOUTH JERSEYGROUP 5Rancocas Valley 15, Millville 14• RV overcomes 14-0 deficit• Box score GROUP 4Hammonton 27, Highland 21, OT• Six seed knocks off seven in see-saw affair•  Photo gallery• Box score GROUP 2West Deptford 28, Cedar Creek 20 • Blocked PAT, Gismondi's 2 late INTs seal it• Box score TOP 20 SCOREBOARDFriday• No. 2 St. Peter's Prep 42, Paramus Catholic 19• Delsea 41, No. 4 Timber Creek 30• No. 17 Rancocas Valley 15, No. 5 Millville 14• No. 6 Manalapan 63, Freehold Township 22• No. 7 DePaul 42, No. 14 St. John Vianney 21• No. 10 Lenape 63, No. 19 Howell 28• No. 12 Old Tappan 42, Wayne Hills 7• No. 13 Phillipsburg 21, Irvington 20• Mater Dei 35, No. 16 Holy Spirit 34• No. 18 North Hunterdon 29, Sayreville 7• No. 20 South Brunswick 21, Old Bridge 10 Saturday• No. 1 Bergen Catholic vs. Delbarton, 1• No. 3 St. Joseph (Mont.) at No. 9 Pope John, 1• No. 8 Montclair vs. Ridgewood, 1• No. 11 Westfield vs. Elizabeth, 1• No. 15 St. Joseph (Hamm.) vs. Immaculata, 1 SATURDAY'S FEATURED COVERAGE No. 1 Bergen Catholic vs. Delbarton, 1• Live updates• Box score No. 3 St. Joseph (Mont.) at No. 9 Pope John, 1• Live updates•  Photo gallery• Box score No. 8 Montclair vs. Ridgewood, 1• Live updates•  Photo gallery• Box score No. 11 Westfield vs. Elizabeth, 1• Live updates•  Photo gallery• Box score Salem vs. Paulsboro, 1• Live updates•  Photo gallery• Box score Bridgewater-Raritan at Piscataway, 1• Live updates•  Photo gallery• Box score Haddonfield vs. Cinnaminson at Cherry Hill West, 1• Live updates•  Photo gallery• Box score Gateway at Penns Grove, 1• Live updates•  Photo gallery• Box score PLAYOFF SCOREBOARDSNon-Public, Group 4  Non-Public, Group 3   Non-Public, Group 2  North Jersey, Section 1, Group 5 North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4  North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3  North Jersey, Section 1, Group 2  North Jersey, Section 1, Group 1  North Jersey, Section 2, Group 5  North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4  North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3  North Jersey, Section 2, Group 2  North Jersey, Section 2, Group 1  Central Jersey, Group 5  Central Jersey, Group 4  Central Jersey, Group 3  Central Jersey, Group 2  Central Jersey, Group 1  South Jersey, Group 5  South Jersey, Group 4  South Jersey, Group 3  South Jersey, Group 2  South Jersey, Group 1 

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  • Jersey City's Bravest pay tribute to firefighter killed in crashJersey City's Bravest pay tribute to firefighter killed in crash

    The Jersey City Fire Department paid a solemn tribute yesterday afternoon to a fellow firefighter who died in a car crash. The Jersey City Fire Department paid a solemn tribute yesterday afternoon to a fellow firefighter who died in a car crash. Fire trucks and vehicles lined Danforth Avenue and members of the department formed a path on the Greenville Memorial Home walkway as the body of Matthew Nierstedt was transported from the state Medical Examiner's office in Newark. The firefighters stood at attention and saluted as the body passed them on the way into the funeral home. Nierstedt, 29, was in the back seat of a car involved in a collision in the area of Paterson Plank Road and Congress Street in Jersey City at roughly 2 a.m. Thursday morning. No one has been charged in the crash Nierstedt had been in the department for one year and was preparing to take a promotional test to become a captain. He served in the U.S. Navy for 10 years before becoming a fireman. "This young man who served his country and was beginning his career as a firefighter," acting Fire Chief Steven McGill said Thursday. "This is a great loss for the fire department and everyone who knew him and his family." Visititation is Nov. 21, from 2 to 8 p.m. at Greenville Memorial Home, 374 Danforth Ave. The funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph's Church at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 22. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington. In lieu of flowers, people are asked to make a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation or the Navy Marines Relief Society.

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  • Fulop: I'd support Menendez for re-electionFulop: I'd support Menendez for re-election

    Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, who sources said had been eyeing a run for the U.S. Senate next year, said Thursday he would support Sen. Robert Menendez for re-election if Menendez seeks a third full term. Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, who sources said had been eyeing a run for the U.S. Senate next year, said Thursday he would support Sen. Robert Menendez for re-election if Menendez seeks a third full term. In a statement given hours after Menendez's federal corruption case ended in a mistrial, Fulop said he looks forward to Menendez's "continued advocacy for New Jersey." "Senator Menendez has been a great advocate for New Jersey and a great partner in getting resources for Jersey City," Fulop said when asked about the trial's conclusion by The Jersey Journal. "We intend to work hard for his re-election in 2018." The judge presiding over Menendez's case declared a mistrial after jurors said they were at an impasse. Menendez, a Democrat up for re-election next November, has not confirmed he would seek a new term but his top strategist said to expect an announcement in upcoming weeks. Fulop is just one of the New Jersey Democrats expressing support for Menendez following the mistrial, including Gov.-elect Phil Murphy. Fulop, 40, a Democrat, challenged Menendez in a congressional race in 2004 but developed a close relationship with the senator in recent years. Fulop told The Jersey Journal earlier this year that he had "zero" interest in running for the U.S. senate. But Democratic sources, including those close to the mayor, said if Menendez had been found guilty and expelled from the senate, Fulop would have explored running to succeed him. City spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill Thursday night denied Fulop had any designs on Menendez's seat. Speaking outside a federal courthouse yesterday in Newark, Menendez sent a message to Democrats who had been lining up to succeed him. "To those who were digging my political grave so they could jump into my seat, I know who you are and I won't forget you," Menendez said. Two people close to Fulop said they believed that was a direct shot at him. One person close to Menendez said Fulop is just one of the Democrats Menendez was referring to. Menendez is "going to make it his business to be a real pain in their asses," the person said. Asked to comment, Menendez strategist Mike Soliman said, "The statement speaks for itself." Gov.-Elect Phil Murphy on Thursday said he'd back Menendez if he decides to run for another term. Murphy had remained mum about the Democratic senator until the mistrial was declared. "There is a reason why I refused to speculate on any matters related to this case," Murphy, who was endorsed by Menendez this year, said in his statement. "Our justice system is built on the foundation that we are innocent until proven guilty. "Sen. Menendez is a strong voice for New Jersey, and I look forward to working with him to stand up for our people against President (Donald) Trump's disastrous tax hike and further efforts to kill the Affordable Care Act," the governor-elect continued. "Should he decide to seek re-election, he will have my full support." The other two Democrats who with Murphy will form the "big three" in New Jersey politics next year agreed. State Senate President Stephen Sweeney said "too many people tried to convict the senator before he had his day in court." "He was tried, they brought their charges, and they couldn't find him guilty," said Sweeney, D-Gloucester. "We should move on." State Assemblyman Craig Coughlin, D-Middlesex, who will be the next Assembly speaker come January, said in a statement that he will work hard for Menendez's re-election. NJ Advance Media writer Brent Johnson contributed to this report.

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  • Will Secaucus be home to microgrid project?Will Secaucus be home to microgrid project?

    Hudson County is set to study whether its Meadowview Complex could be the home to a state-funded microgrid, which would allow vital buildings and facilities to maintain power during emergencies. SECAUCUS -- Hudson County is set to study whether its Meadowview Complex could be the home to a state-funded microgrid, which would allow vital buildings and facilities to maintain power during emergencies. Officials with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities joined town and county leaders outside of the Meadowview Psychiatric Hospital yesterday to announce a new feasibility study for a Town Center Distributed Energy Resource microgrid. Microgrids are independent systems powered by on-site distribution generation that provide electric, heat and cooling to critical facilities such as hospitals, public safety headquarters, town halls, schools and other buildings that can serve as emergency shelters during a crisis. These smaller systems operate separately from the local main power grid, and can protect themselves from any problems within the main grid -- keeping essential services in place should a major event knock out local power. "It's been a little over five years since this area was so dramatically affected by Hurricane Sandy (and) we all know what those effects were," said Richard Mroz, President of the state Board of Public Utilities. "What's happened in places like Puerto Rico where the power is still out weeks after the hurricane came through the island -- to realize how critical it is to plan and to make sure we have the critical infrastructure in place to try and be more resilient to make sure the lights can stay on -- that's what this project is about." Officials with the board pointed to Princeton University's use of microgrids during Hurricane Sandy as an example, where it was maintain power for dozens of buildings and crucial facilities. The board will be providing $150,000 in funding for the study. Officials at the press conference said the study will produce an initial concept design and should be completed in six to nine months. The study will evaluate "commercially-viable" technologies, "including but not limited to limited fuel cells, solar and dispatchable generation such as combined heat and power and other new electric infrastructure for the proposed microgrid," a press release reads. The Meadowview Complex was selected as the project's center because it comprises a number of critical facilities, including the county 911 call center, the Meadowview Psychiatric Hospital, Alaris Health at the Fountains, and the Hudson County Juvenile Detention Center which is being re-purposed as the new site of the Hudson County Regional Public Safety Academy. It is also yards away from the Secaucus Town Hall and police department. "This is a project that is vitally important for Secaucus," said Gary Jeffas, town administrator and former councilman. "We've had instances where our buildings (power) have gone down and trust me, it's a logistical nightmare... this will be fabulous and take the weight off of emergency responders. (Mayor Michael Gonnelli) is 100 percent behind this." Secaucus is one of 13 municipalities throughout the state that will be receiving funding to conduct such a study. Other towns include Paterson, Montclair and Trenton. The board's feasibility study program for the 13 towns and cities cost a little more than $2 million. Hoboken will also be conducting a feasibility study. The municipality where the microgrid is most feasible will receive state funds to build it. "My thanks to the BPU for advancing the cause of enhances survivability for our vital public infrastructure here in Secaucus, Hoboken, and throughout the state," said Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise.

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  • Sister of murder victim says suspect 'has no remorse'Sister of murder victim says suspect 'has no remorse'

    When 19-year-old Nasiar Day made his first court appearance yesterday on charges he murdered a Jersey City man, the victim's sister was unhappy with what she saw. JERSEY CITY -- When 19-year-old Nasiar Day made his first court appearance yesterday on charges he murdered a Jersey City man, the victim's sister was unhappy with what she saw. "It's terrible to look at him and he has no remorse for killing my brother," Yesenia Malave said of Day, one of two people charged in the fatal stabbing of her brother, Jose Malave. The state moved to detain Day through the course of his prosecution when he appeared in court via video link from Hudson County jail in Kearny, where he is being held. Malave's sister said she attended yesterday afternoon's hearing "Because my brother's life was taken and it was important to see who killed him and if he had remorse. I will be at every court date. Someone's life was taken for no reason." Hudson County Prosecutor's Office homicide detectives arrested Day in Newark Thursday afternoon on the charges of armed burglary, weapons offenses, conspiracy and the murder of Malave, 30, who was stabbed to death on Tuesday. The victim's family said Malave was killed while defending his 8-year-old son from a group who tried to rob the boy's sneakers earlier in the day. But friends of one of the teen charged have denied that claim. The 17-year-old, Malave, and others have been feuding for years, Denise Arroyo said. In at least one case the teenager was physically assaulted and suffered serious wounds to his back and threats had been made against his mother, she said. The teen's family declined to be interviewed. On the night of the murder, police were called to Malave's home at 197 Palisade Ave. just after 7 p.m. and found Malave in a "lifeless state" in the doorway of his apartment with stab wounds to his chest. He was pronounced dead at about 7:25 p.m., authorities said. A 17-year-old Jersey City resident was taken into custody at the scene and charged with murder, felony murder, armed burglary, weapons offenses, and conspiracy. "He killed my brother in front of his 8-year-old son," Yesenia Malave said. "He deserves to be in jail. He deserved to stay there ... He just left 11 kids without a father." At yesterday's hearing in Criminal Justice Reform Court, Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Leo Hernandez said the state has moved to detain Day through the course of his prosecution. Hudson County Superior Court Judge Mark Nelson said Day's detention hearing will be Wednesday before Hudson County Superior Court Judge Paul DePascale in the Hudson County Administration Building in Jersey City. Yesenia Malave said her brother was born in Jersey City, attended School 6 and Dickinson High School, and worked construction. The sister called her brother funny, loud and the life of the party. She said his body has not yet been released to the family, which is in the process of making funeral arraignments. Jersey Journal staff writer Caitlin Mota contributed to this report.

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  • Drugs and gun found during search of home in Jersey City, cops sayDrugs and gun found during search of home in Jersey City, cops say

    Police made several arrests and seized cocaine, heroin and a handgun while executing a search warrant in Jersey City on Monday. Police made several arrests and seized cocaine, heroin and a handgun while executing a search warrant in Jersey City on Monday. Officers executing the warrant at 554 Garfield Ave. heard loud movement after knocking on the door of a second-floor door. Fearing evidence was being destroyed, they forced entry, according to a criminal complaint. In the front bedroom of the unit, officers found 32 vials of cocaine, 19 glassine folds of heroin and ammunition of varying calibers, according to the complaint. In the rear bedroom police found a handgun, 82 vials of cocaine and more bullets, the court document alleges. Rose Bell, Kenyatta Washington, Jahir Bell and Rashawn Harrison were all arrested in the home. They all made their first appearances earlier this week on multiple drug counts in Criminal Justice Reform Court in Jersey City via video link from Hudson County jail in Kearny.  

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  • Jersey City NAACP to host annual Freedom Fund banquetJersey City NAACP to host annual Freedom Fund banquet

    The Jersey City branch of the NAACP will host its 96th annual Freedom Fund Banquet tomorrow, celebrating the theme of "One Nation, One Voice, One God, NAACP Strong!" The Jersey City branch of the NAACP will host its 96th annual Freedom Fund Banquet tomorrow, celebrating the theme of "One Nation, One Voice, One God, NAACP Strong!" Six people will be honored during the banquet: Yvonne Blake, the chief operating officer of Khaleidoscope Health Care; Phil Carrington, the president and CEO of Remarkable Mossi Youth Council; Oliver King Jr., the Hudson County Sheriff's chief warrant officer; Gary Murphy, the assistant director of human resources and affirmative action officer for the Jersey City Public Schools; Dr. Caroline Nelson, the founder and executive director of C-Line Outreach Services; and Sewpersaud Ramdat, the CEO of NAPA Auto and Truck Parts. The guest speaker for the event will be Lawrence Hamm, the chairman of People's Organization for Progress. The 4 p.m. banquet will be held at place at Casino-in-the-Park, located at 1 Lincoln Park in Jersey City. The cost for this event is $80 per person. For more information or to order tickets, call chairwoman Phyllis Gordon at 201-424-0080, co-chairwoman Paulette Gordon at 201-981-2461 or Jersey City NAACP President Rev. Nathaniel B. Legay at 201-333-3697. Tickets will also be available at the door.  

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  • Drug dealer sentenced to 17 years for selling heroin in HobokenDrug dealer sentenced to 17 years for selling heroin in Hoboken

    A Jersey City drug dealer was sentenced this week to more than 17 years in prison for selling heroin in Hoboken on multiple occasions, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced. A Jersey City drug dealer was sentenced this week to more than 17 years in prison for selling heroin in Hoboken on multiple occasions, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced. Travis "Mush" Thomas, 27, pleaded guilty in July to an indictment charging him with one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin and seven substantive counts of heroin distribution. Judge Wigenton imposed the 210-month sentence Wednesday in Newark federal court. Between July 2015 and December 2015, Thomas conspired with others to distribute heroin in Hudson County, including Hoboken, according to documents filed in this case and statements made in court. Fitzpatrick's office said Thomas admitted to distributing over 100 grams of heroin and working with others -- including Sterling "Boogs" McCoy, 34, of Pleasantville, and Jason "J" Henderson Wheeler, 29, of Hoboken -- in the drug operation. In addition to the prison term, Judge Wigenton sentenced Thomas to eight years of supervised release. McCoy and Wheeler have also been convicted and sentenced for their roles in the conspiracy. Acting U.S. Attorney Fitzpatrick credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Timothy Gallagher in Newark, with the investigation.  

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  • Man gets dose of pepper spray after telling cop 'I'll rip you apart,' police sayMan gets dose of pepper spray after telling cop 'I'll rip you apart,' police say

    A 46-year-old Jersey City man was pepper-sprayed and arrested after telling a police officer "I'll rip you apart," police say. JERSEY CITY -- A 46-year-old Jersey City man was pepper-sprayed and arrested after telling a police officer "I'll rip you apart," police say. Officers responded to the Ogden Avenue residence of Javier Cruz at 10:44 p.m. last Saturday and met his girlfriend, who said Cruz had been drinking, became irritated and punched her in the face, the criminal complaint states. Cruz was in his bedroom and an officer was standing at the bedroom door when he began yelling and told the officer "You bald-ass b--ch. Come at me you little b--ch... I'll rip you apart," according to the complaint. The officer said he told Cruz to calm down and remain seated or he would be restrained but Cruz faced him and "began taunting as if he was going to charge," the complaint alleges. The patrolman said that Cruz moved closer anyway, prompting the officer to release a blast of pepper spray. Cruz was then taken into custody, the complaint says. Cruz was charged with simple assault on the woman and aggravated assault on the police officer, the complaint says. He made his first appearance on the charges Monday in Criminal Justice Reform Court in Jersey City via video link from Hudson County jail in Kearny. At the hearing, the state moved to detain Cruz through the course of his prosecution. A detention hearing was scheduled earlier this week before Hudson County Superior Court Judge Paul DePascale in the Hudson County Administration Building in Jersey City.

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  • Jersey City (NJ) Firefighters Pay Tribute to Fellow Firefighter Killed in Accident - FireEngineering.comJersey City (NJ) Firefighters Pay Tribute to Fellow Firefighter Killed in Accident - FireEngineering.com

    FireEngineering.comJersey City (NJ) Firefighters Pay Tribute to Fellow Firefighter Killed in AccidentFireEngineering.comThe Jersey City Fire Department paid a solemn tribute this afternoon to a fellow firefighter who died in a car crash. Fire trucks and vehicles lined Danforth Avenue and members of the department formed a path on the Greenville Memorial Home walkway as ...Jersey Journal front and back page news: Saturday, November 18, 2017NJ.comall 2 news articles »

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  • Man dies 2 weeks after being stabbed; charges upgraded to murderMan dies 2 weeks after being stabbed; charges upgraded to murder

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  • 2nd man arrested after NJ dad allegedly killed over pair of sneakers2nd man arrested after NJ dad allegedly killed over pair of sneakers

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    Authorities have issued a warrant for the arrest of a man wanted in connection to the stabbing death of a New Jersey man who was only trying to defend his young son, his family told police. Nasiar Day, 19, of Newark, N.J. has been identified as the second suspect in the stabbing.

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  • Jersey Journal front and back page news: Thursday, November 16, 2017Jersey Journal front and back page news: Thursday, November 16, 2017

    The family of a father of 11 who was fatally stabbed in his Jersey City Heights home Tuesday night mourned the 30-year-old during a candlelight vigil last night. They said he was defending his son after the teen suspect tried to rob him of his sneakers.

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  • Rapist facing new sex assault charge rejects plea deal for 35-year prison termRapist facing new sex assault charge rejects plea deal for 35-year prison term

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