Monday, May 27, 2013
According to the Jersey Journal, Hoboken firemen saved two newborn kittens from behind a wall.
According to the Jersey Journal, Hoboken firemen saved two baby kittens who were stuck behind a wall on Monday. The two kittens had gotten stuck in the lobby of 1100 Adams St., according to the Journal. "Firefighters had to cut a couple of holes in the sheet rock and used a camera to locate the fur balls before pulling them to safety," the article stated. A new class of Hoboken firefighters started work on Monday, after being sworn in before the weekend.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Hoboken police arrested a 37-year-old Brooklyn man.
Police say they have caught a man who was allegedly stealing packages from a building at 10th and Hudson Street. Isodore Grant, 37, of Brooklyn was arrested Wednesday afternoon during a patrol of the Housing Authority area, and charged with theft and burglary, according to police reports. When police saw Grant, they immediately recognized him as the man who had been allegedly taking packages from a building at 1030 Hudson St, police said. After police looked at surveillance footage, they confirmed that Grant was the same man who allegedly stole packages from the uptown lobby. Grant was wearing a wool hat with horseshoe print, black dark tinted sunglasses and black heavy duty work gloves in both the surveillance footage and on Wednesday …
The event will be held on August 6.
Once a year, the police are invited to the party. This year, Hoboken Police has announced, Police National Night Out will return to Hoboken on August 6. While in previous years, the event has been held in the Hoboken Housing Authority, the party is moving to Church Square Park for its 30th year. The goals of National Night Out are to heighten crime and drug awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnership as well as to send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back, the Hoboken Police Department announced. A parade has also been added as well as other festivities (including, but not limited to, a watermelon …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
A Hoboken resident woke up to find a complete stranger standing at the foot of her bed.
A 27-year-old Hoboken resident on downtown Garden Street woke up to a complete stranger standing at the foot of her bed on Wednesday morning, police said. The woman had been asleep since 10 p.m., she told police, and was awoken around 2:30 a.m. The man — about 5 foot 10 in height — realized the woman woke up when she started moving and left the apartment immediately, police said. He allegedly fled through the kitchen window. Nothing seemed to have been stolen from the woman's apartment. Police searched for the man in the area, but didn't find him. No arrests were made. The woman in question told police she'd ask her landlord to install metal bars at the kitchen window, which leads to a gated courtyard.
The 14 new firefighters were sworn in on Thursday afternoon in Hoboken City Hall.
A new class of Hoboken firefighters was sworn in on Thursday afternoon in Hoboken City Hall. The 14 men all just completed fire academy and will start work next week. Stephen Marks, standing in for Mayor Dawn Zimmer, as well as Public Safety Director Jon Tooke, Hudson County Freeholder Anthony Romano, Councilwoman Theresa Castellano and City Clerk Jimmy Farina officially welcomed the firemen to the force. Chief Richard Blohm wished all the new recruits — which includes his son Ryan – a safe and successful career. "I'm very proud," said Batallion Chief Mario Fini, who will be taking four new firefighters under his wing. The new members of the department are now entering into a one year probationary period. "It's a very exciting time," Fini …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Eight buildings were affected.
Eight buildings — including two businesses, the Multi Service Center and private properties — were vandalized between Sunday night 7 p.m. and Monday morning 10:30 a.m., police said, with black and white spray paint. On the side of 202 Clinton St., police found the words "*B1*" and "STASH 2" painted in black and white paint. The A had a halo drawn over it, according to the report. The graffiti was painted on the side of General Lumber Co. and clean up would be between $100 and $500, the owner told police. Other locations that were vandalized, according to police, are: 211 Grand St., 216 Grand St., 358 Second St. The city-owned multi service center was hit as well, police said. The word "RUNS" as well as "*B1*" were spray painted along the …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, 34, charged with killing Joseph Galfy of Clark.
Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, dubbed "Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker," was arrested Thursday evening at the Greyhound Bus Terminal in Philadelphia by members of the Philadelphia Police Department, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said. McGillvary has been charged with the murder of Joseph Galfy, Jr., 73, which allegedly occurred in Clark on May 12. McGillvary will be processed in Philadelphia and returned to New Jersey in the coming days. His bail was previously set at $3 million, and he will be lodged in the Union County Jail in Elizabeth, Romankow said. "I am grateful for the overwhelming response and dedicated effort by the public and law enforcement that led to this arrest," Romankow said. "I believe that everyone is a …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The National Transportation Safety Board recommends reducing the limit. Some say it would save lives. Others say it's unreasonable.
One drink could be the standard for drunken driving – at least for some people if the National Transportation Safety Board has its way. On Tuesday, the NTSB recommended states lower the blood-alcohol threshold for driving under the influence from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent. What do you think? Is this a reasonable proposal? According to a 2011 Mothers Against Drunk Driving report, the latest available data shows New Jersey ranked 31st out of 51 states (including the District of Columbia) in drunken driving injuries and deaths. That year, there were 193 DUI fatalities, MADD said. About 10,000 deaths nationwide a year are related to drunken driving. The NTSB says the lower limit would save 500 to 800 lives a year. Officials at the American …
Trespassing is one of the HHA's major problems, according to residents.
Six people were arrested on charges they trespassed onto Hoboken Housing Housing Authority property —a persistent problem in the public housing buildings, according to residents. At a meeting earlier this month, residents told Police Chief Anthony Falco that rowdy trespassers are a major nuisance, according to the Jersey Journal. The Hoboken Housing Authority has a special bureau of officers dedicated to the HHA's buildings and surrounding area. One man was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and trespassing at 300 Marshall Dr. on Sunday just after midnight, police said. Five others were arrested on Saturday around 2 a.m., according to a police report.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The Jersey Journal reports that a Jersey City man was killed in a car crash in Hoboken early Sunday morning.
A Jersey City man was killed in an accident on Paterson Plank Road in Hoboken on Sunday morning, reported the Jersey Journal on Sunday. The accident happened around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, according to the Jersey Journal. Hoboken police arrested the driver, who lives in the Bronx, a few blocks away, the paper reported, and arrested him. The 22-year-old driver was charged with driving while intoxicated and death by auto, according to the Jersey Journal. The victim — a 24-year-old from Jersey City — was pronounced dead on the scene.