HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a body found in the Hudson River this week has been identified as a 27-year-old Maryland man who went missing earlier this month while visiting friends in New...
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man has admitted his role in a conspiracy to promote a voter bribery scheme in his town.
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HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — The state of New Jersey has awarded five communities a $100,000 grant for innovation projects.
Hoboken, one of the communities to receive the grant from the New Jersey...
NJ city considers regulating annual pub crawl events
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey city is considering regulating pub crawls to prevent taxpayers to have to foot the bill for the locally reviled events.
Newell Brands: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) _ Newell Brands Inc. (NWL) on Friday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $208.1 million.
The Hoboken, New Jersey-based company said it had net income of 46 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 71 cents per share.
The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 41 cents per share.
Federal bill would require rail safety probe notification
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey congressman has introduced legislation to force federal regulators to notify Congress when a railroad or transit agency is being investigated for safety violations.
The bill proposed by Democratic Rep. Albio Sires (SEAR'-ess) would require the Federal Railroad Administration to inform members of Congress within 10 days of initiating a probe of an agency serving their district.
Police: 14 arrests, 4 officers injured in annual pub crawl
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey say 14 people were arrested and four officers injured during an annual holiday-themed pub crawl in Hoboken.
NJ.com reports that two arrests during Hoboken SantaCon 2018 were for aggravated assault on police officers and one was for a "sexual offense."
Comedian Lange avoids jail time despite positive drug test
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has spared comedian Artie Lange jail time even though he tested positive for cocaine and amphetamine.
Despite the positive test Friday in Newark, the judge ordered Lange's attorney to apply to have his client admitted to drug court.
Lange was in court Friday for a probation violation.
Officials urge Murphy to block Hoboken waterfront project
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Hudson County officials want Gov. Phil Murphy to get involved again in a dispute over whether a stretch of Hoboken waterfront is to become a public park or a ferry refueling depot.
They sent a letter to the Democrat on Thursday asking him to oppose the plan to move NY Waterway's depot from nearby Weehawken.
John Wiley & Sons: Fiscal 2Q Earnings Snapshot
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) _ John Wiley & Sons Inc. (JW.A) on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $43.8 million.
On a per-share basis, the Hoboken, New Jersey-based company said it had profit of 76 cents. Earnings, adjusted for restructuring costs, were 89 cents per share.
The publisher posted revenue of $448.6 million in the period.
John Wiley & Sons expects full-year earnings to be $3.43 per share, with revenue expected to be $1.8 billion.
Ex-Hoboken mayor, running mates fined over contributions
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey election officials have fined a former Hoboken mayor and his running mates for not reporting more than $1 million in contributions during a 2009 campaign.
Signal failure suspends PATH trains in, out of New York
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A signal failure has suspended PATH trains in both directions between New Jersey and New York.
The failure occurred early Tuesday afternoon.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says PATH tickets are being cross-honored by New Jersey Transit at New York Penn Station, Hoboken and stations in Jersey City and Newark.
Woman admits role in effort to promote voter bribery scheme
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman has admitted her role in a conspiracy to promote a voter bribery scheme in her town.
Federal prosecutors say Lizaida Camis now faces up to five years in prison when she's sentenced Feb. 21.
The 55-year-old Hoboken woman pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to use the mail to promote the scheme during the 2013 municipal election in Hoboken.
City councilor files complaint over polling location change
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — A Hoboken city councilor has filed a complaint over a City Hall polling location change due to a high profile hearing scheduled on Election Day.
New Jersey cities’ post-Sandy flooding plan is chosen
An ambitious plan to protect three New Jersey cities just outside New York from the type of major flooding caused by Superstorm Sandy is moving forward.
New Jersey officials have settled on the boundaries of a $230 million project in Hoboken, Jersey City and Weehawken.
It calls for flood walls protecting neighborhoods, an NJ Transit rail yard, a hospital, and police and fire stations. Hoboken was inundated by the 2012 storm; Monday is its sixth anniversary.
Officer, wife convicted of stealing Sandy relief funds
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A police officer and his wife have been convicted of stealing $187,000 in federal Superstorm Sandy relief funds to repair their vacation home on the New Jersey shore.
Hoboken officer Nikola Lulaj and his wife, Majlinda, face lengthy prison terms when they're sentenced in January. The couple was convicted Thursday of conspiracy, theft by deception and six counts of unsworn falsification.
Federal officials charge woman with bribing voters in 2013
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Federal officials say a New Jersey woman accused of bribing voters through mail has been indicted on a pair of federal charges.
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PATH service resumes between Hoboken, New York
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — A track condition that suspended service on PATH trains between Hoboken and New York has been resolved and train service has resumed.
Service had been suspended between the two stations at about 6 a .m. due to a track condition. Service resumed shortly before 8 a.m.
New Jersey Transit trains and light rail and NY Waterway ferries cross-honored PATH tickets during the suspension.
John Wiley & Sons: Fiscal 1Q Earnings Snapshot
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) _ John Wiley & Sons Inc. (JW.A) on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $26.3 million.
On a per-share basis, the Hoboken, New Jersey-based company said it had net income of 45 cents. Earnings, adjusted for restructuring gains, came to 43 cents per share.
The publisher posted revenue of $410.9 million in the period.
John Wiley & Sons expects full-year earnings to be $3.43 per share, with revenue expected to be $1.8 billion.
Newell Brands: 2Q Earnings Snapshot
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) _ Newell Brands Inc. (NWL) on Monday reported second-quarter earnings of $131.7 million.
The Hoboken, New Jersey-based company said it had net income of 27 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 82 cents per share.
The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 78 cents per share.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been charged with taking an "upskirt" picture of a 13-year-old girl on a cruise ship.
The U.S. attorney's office says Jeffrey Goldstein is charged with violating a voyeurism statute.
According to a criminal complaint, the 31-year-old Hoboken resident was on a cruise ship leaving Bayonne on July 8 when he allegedly took the picture.
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a drunken driver struck 36 parked vehicles on a New Jersey street, injuring both his passengers and causing thousands of dollars in damage.
Hoboken police say 22-year-old Miguel Allen, of Union City, was driving northbound on Bloomfield Avenue around 1:20 a.m. Wednesday when he started striking vehicles.
GARFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Transit authorities say a train collided with a bus in New Jersey, and one person was being treated for an injury not believed to be life-threatening.
New Jersey Transit officials said in a statement that a train on the Bergen County line that was on its way from Middletown, New York to Hoboken collided with a bus in Garfield shortly before 5 p.m. Monday.
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a driver who sped down a New Jersey roadway with a passenger riding on the roof of his car is now facing drunken driving charges.
Hoboken police say 37-year-old Khaled Makhlouf, of Dumont, was traveling at "a high rate of speed" when his car was stopped around 3:30 a.m. Saturday. Officers say he was charged after he failed a field sobriety test.
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey craft brewery is brewing a special beer to help a local American Legion post badly damaged during Superstorm Sandy get back on its feet.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Artie Lange has been spared a prison term for possessing heroin.
A judge on Friday ordered the comedian who has struggled with drug addiction to serve four years of probation. The Hoboken resident also must complete an outpatient drug treatment program.
The charge stemmed from a May 2017 traffic stop on the Garden State Parkway. Lange pleaded guilty in December, when Essex County prosecutors agreed to drop a 2016 cocaine possession charge.
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HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey say a yacht hosting a high school senior prom rear-ended another yacht on the Hudson River, but no injuries were reported.
There were 95 passengers and 11 faculty members aboard the prom-hosting yacht Cornucopia Destiny near Hoboken when it crashed into the smaller yacht, Sundancer, which then crashed into the pier. The Cornucopia Destiny's captain could be heard yelling "I have no control" moments before the collision.
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HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Newell Brands is selling its disposable cups and cutlery business to Novolex Holdings as it simplifies and refocuses the goals of the massive consumer products company.
Hoboken mayor introduces gender-free restroom ordinance
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of a New Jersey city has introduced an order that would make single-occupancy bathrooms gender neutral.
Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla signed the order Wednesday at City Hall. The measure would require public and private single-user bathrooms to be open to all people.
Bhalla says the ordinance is a chance for Hoboken to strengthen civil rights for the LGBTQ community. He says ordinance is a "no-brainer."
Hoboken waterfront battle takes another twist
The battle between the state's transit agency, a ferry company and the city of Hoboken over a waterfront property has taken another twist.
Hoboken's city council is scheduled to vote Wednesday night on rescinding an offer to buy the land, which has been used for more than a century as a marine maintenance site, in order to convert it into a public park.
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit's board has postponed a meeting where it was due to consider a controversial plan to buy a 3-acre site on Hoboken's waterfront to use as a ferry maintenance terminal.
The meeting was scheduled for Wednesday.
But the postponement was announced Tuesday after Gov. Phil Murphy and Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla reached a compromise over the site, ending a dispute between the two Democrats.
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say two women were driving drunk when they separately caused numerous crashes involving parked vehicles.
Hoboken police say the accidents occurred early Saturday.
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A baby girl was delivered safely during a traffic jam on a New Jersey highway with the help of firefighters and police.
Anuj Desai tells NJ.com he and his wife, Vendhana, were headed from Hoboken to Morristown Memorial Hospital on Tuesday morning when traffic came to halt.
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — A baby Jesus statue stolen nearly 90 years ago from a New Jersey church has been returned.
The Rev. Alex Santora says a suspicious package was delivered Wednesday to Our Lady of Grace Church in Hoboken with no return address. The Jersey Journal reports the pastor called police, who responded to inspect the package.
Carjacker gets 30-year sentence for New Jersey mall killing
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The gunman in a fatal 2013 carjacking at an upscale mall in New Jersey was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison.
Hanif Thompson had pleaded guilty to murder in the shooting of 30-year-old Dustin Friedland, of Hoboken, in the parking garage of the Short Hills Mall in Dec. 2013. The shooting occurred in front of Friedland's wife, Jamie.
At the sentencing hearing Thursday, she said Thompson, of Irvington, "tore my dreams away from me, tore my future away from me."
NJ Transit board pulls Hoboken waterfront item from agenda
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit's board held a meeting on Martin Luther King Day but didn't vote on purchasing a 3-acre site on Hoboken's waterfront to use as a ferry maintenance terminal.
In a surprise move, the proposed purchase was pulled from Monday's agenda.
Murphy rips NJ Transit for land purchase vote on MLK Day
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Democratic Gov.-elect Phil Murphy on Friday urged New Jersey Transit to postpone a hotly contested vote on whether to buy land on Hoboken's waterfront, and criticized the rescheduling of the vote for the Martin Luther King Day holiday on Monday.
Monday is Republican Gov. Chris Christie's last full day in office. In July, Christie signed a measure that included $12 million for purchase of the land.
NJ Transit shifts board meeting to holiday
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit has shifted a postponed board meeting to Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The public transit corporation was to have met on Wednesday but the meeting ended abruptly when a quorum of four members wasn't present. The meeting was rescheduled for Friday morning.
NJ Transit announced on Thursday the meeting would be held Monday, a federal holiday. Through a spokeswoman, it didn't provide an explanation for the change.
Trains rolling again in and out of New York
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit trains are rolling again in and out of New York's Penn Station.
Service was suspended for about an hour Thursday because the Portal Bridge was stuck in the open position.
Passengers heading in and out of New York are facing delays.
Park or shipyard? Hoboken waterfront dispute simmers
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Less than two weeks into his first term, the new mayor of Hoboken is locked in a tug of war with the nation's third-largest transit system over a parcel of land on the city's picturesque waterfront.
Whether the three-acre plot will be used as a ferry maintenance terminal or a public park will depend on how New Jersey Transit votes this week.
Authorities: Man drove police SUV into rail station doors
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of jumping into a police SUV and driving it into the doors of the waiting room of the Hoboken rail terminal is facing numerous charges.
The counts against Brito Avalos Santiago, a Mexican national, include burglary and risk of causing widespread injury or harm. It wasn't immediately known if he has an attorney.
Authorities say Santiago got off a Hoboken-bound train from Suffern, New York, and began opening police vehicles to see if any were unlocked.
Rail commuters face another round of Penn Station repairs
NEW YORK (AP) — A second round of track repairs at New York's Penn Station will cause some service changes.
Beginning Monday, New Jersey Transit will terminate and originate one morning and one evening train at Hoboken and one in each period at Newark Penn Station. One evening outbound train will be cancelled.
APNewsBreak: New Jersey Transit director to step down
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The man who has led New Jersey's embattled transit agency for the last 15 months is stepping down.
A person with direct knowledge of the announcement who wasn't authorized to comment publicly said Thursday that New Jersey Transit Executive Director Steven Santoro will announce he's leaving the agency in April.
New Jersey town swears in state’s first Sikh mayor
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's first Sikh mayor has taken office.
Ravi Bhalla was sworn in Monday as Hoboken's new leader. The former City Council member succeeds Dawn Zimmer, who decided not to seek a third term in office.
Zimmer had endorsed Bhalla in the November election, when he beat five other candidates for the job.
In Hoboken, a rush to pay ’18 taxes in face of new law
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Some New Jersey residents are scrambling to pay their 2018 property taxes in advance of new federal limits on how much they can deduct.
Perhaps nowhere is that personified more than in Hoboken. A city spokesman tells The Associated Press that through last Thursday, about 1,400 people had prepaid.
4 students charged in sexual assault on girl in high school
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say four students at a New Jersey high school have been charged in an alleged sexual assault on a 17-year-old girl.
Hudson County prosecutors allege that the female student was pushed into a room at Hoboken High School where she was fondled and forced to perform a sexual act.
Prosecutors said school surveillance video captured the victim being pushed into the room on Nov. 30.