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Re: Eugene McKnight is fired.
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This is laughable, I still remember the story of Eugene McKnight as Welfare Director of Jersey City also stealing the free cheese that was suppose to go to welfare recipients. I friend of my whose father ran a restaurant admitted his father actually brought the cheese to make grilled sandwiches. http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... n.html#incart_river_index


There's already a thread on this topic.

Posted on: 3/5 14:13
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Murder - Suicide in Country Village
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By Caitlin Mota
The Jersey Journal

JERSEY CITY – Authorities are investigating an apparent murder-suicide inside a Country Village home, sources say.

Police arrived in the neighborhood during Monday morning's rush hour commute and found a man and woman dead from apparent gunshot wounds on different floors of the home at 2 Mina Drive, sources with knowledge of the investigation said.

At least one child appears to have been home at the time of the shootings, the sources said.

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Re: Hoboken LepreCon Today - 100 Bars Open this Morning
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This is my first year skipping this show...


Doesn't sound like you missed much:

Chief Ken Ferrante
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We also had a 25 yr old from Bound Brook , NJ jump into the Hudson River off of pier C park as part of a drunken dare. he was taken out of the river safely and is receiving 2 summonses.


Posted on: 3/3 18:21
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Hoboken LepreCon Today - 100 Bars Open this Morning
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By Caitlin Mota
The Jersey Journal



Everyone is welcome in Hoboken, but if you're heading to the infamous LepreCon bar crawl this weekend, there are a few things you need to know.

Police Chief Ken Ferrante estimates close to 250 police officers -- including the entire Hoboken force -- will be patrolling the Mile Square City today as thousands of people dress in green and booze it up.

The event started in 2012 in response to the city banning its annual St. Patrick's Day parade because of unruly crowds, and this year it may be a little less rowdy with the forced closure of five popular bars.

There are, however, more than 100 other bars open for business beginning this morning and Ferrante says police don't anticipate a repeat of December's "violent" Santacon bar crawl.

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Business administrator, redevelopment chief departing Jersey City
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By Terrence T. McDonald tmcdonald@jjournal.com
The Jersey Journal

Two top officials with Mayor Steve Fulop's administration are departing city government.

Business Administrator Bob Kakoleski was appointed to that role soon after Fulop became mayor in July 2013. Kakoleski was hired as Rutherford's borough administrator on Tuesday night.

David Donnelly, tapped by Fulop to lead the autonomous Jersey City Redevelopment Agency in 2014, is stepping down to take a job with a family business in Texas. Donnelly is a former Ward B councilman.

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Note: Since Jan. 1st:

-Fulop has replaced the city's housing and recreation directors and its chief diversity officer.
-Corporation Counsel Jeremy Farrell is going to the autonomous Municipal Utilities Authority to become its full-time executive director.
-The autonomous Jersey City Housing Authority is also seeking a new chief.

Posted on: 3/1 8:03
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Re: what to bring to jury duty?
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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(And to echo some of the sentiment here, the woman mentioned below owns 2 downtown, multi unit properties, if this article is correct. So, yeah, cry me a river vs. our neighbors who have been subsidizing these properties for decades.)

Jersey City residents protest tax reval: 'You're taking our homes away from us'
Updated 5:51 PM; Posted 4:15 PM

By Corey W. McDonald cmcdonald@jjournal.com
The Jersey Journal

JERSEY CITY -- Dozens of Downtown residents protested outside City Hall today to call attention to exorbitant tax increases they could see as a result of the citywide property revaluation.

Carrying signs and protesting the new assessments that were released last month on their homes, the residents said their tax bills could double or even triple.

"You're taking our homes away from us. People who have lived here for 80 years are going to lose their homes," said Christina Szpala, 55. "The people standing around me are not millionaires. It's not our fault you've built up this city the way you have and given abatements to all these developers. We're the people you're supposed to protect and you're throwing us out."

Posted on: 2/24 19:09
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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The recent tax law changes disincentize home ownership due to the changes with respect to property tax and mortgage interest deduction. Additionally the trend on interest rates is upward. Along with a large property tax increases downtown there will be some significant downward pressure on prices.

The question is supply and demand. Supply downtown seems tight still. Will there continue to be more buyers out there? Will people from NYC continue to have JC be an option? A lot of uncertainty right now.


I spoke to a smart real estate friend of mine the other night about this exact subject. He said inventory is extremely tight in downtown right now - and he has not seen a rush for people to sell. Maybe it's early, but he doesn't think there will be any meteoric shift downtown anytime soon.

Posted on: 2/24 19:05
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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By Terrence T. McDonald tmcdonald@jjournal.com
The Jersey Journal

Jersey City's long-delayed property revaluation is going so swimmingly, Mayor Steve Fulop wants to do it all again next year.

Fulop said tonight he plans to put a measure before the council in the upcoming weeks that would pave the way for a second reval in 2019, one the mayor said would readjust assessments in the wake of an expected dip in home values caused by the current reval.

"We are doing our best to make this difficult time as manageable as possible for residents because we don't want any resident to have to struggle," he said.

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Posted on: 2/22 22:55
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N.J. watchdog issues scathing review of Jersey City water agency - JJ
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By Terrence T. McDonald tmcdonald@jjournal.com
The Jersey Journal

JERSEY CITY — The state comptroller's office has issued a highly critical audit report that describes multiple instances of fiscal mismanagement at the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority.

The MUA repeatedly raised water and sewer rates despite having multimillion-dollar surpluses; did not perform financial reviews to determine if rate increases were necessary; lost an estimated $575,000 in revenue after failing to collect payments from bulk-water customers; and allowed its former executive director to give himself raises and other benefits without board approval, according to the 36-page report, released today.

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Read the Report Here

Posted on: 2/21 13:28
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Thank You JCPD/JCFD
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We often hear stories about the JCPD and JCFD not responding to issues - just wanted to share a "good news" story today. Driving down Washington between Morgan and Bay, I noticed a huge hole on the side of the road where a sewer grate was supposed to be. I called JCPD (201-547-5477) and the dispatcher told me he would have the JCFD respond. A few minutes later, a JCFD truck rolled up and examined the situation. I don't know what the outcome was as I had to get on with my day, but I appreciated such a quick and professional response.

Thanks JCPD/JCFD for responding.

Posted on: 2/17 20:11
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Re: Signing up for Little League?
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Hello everyone,
I'm interested in signing my son up for Little League (T-Ball?) this year and a quick google search shows me a lot of options. I assumed it was something run through the Board of Rec, but I see Roberto Clemente, Jackie Robinson, Washington Park, and College Little League listed in the search results. It's possible that these are all run through the board of rec and just represent different areas of Jersey City, but since it's Sunday night I figured I'd ask here before making some calls tomorrow. Any help/advice/guidance is appreciated. Thanks


Noticed this today on NJ.com:

(Today) Little League Registration, 2018 spring season, Lincoln Park Fieldhouse at field 12, $20 to $40 per child, birth certificate, 3 documents for proof of address, and 1 for local school enrollment required, noon-5 p.m., also Feb. 24, noon-5 p.m. Lincoln Park, Duncan Avenue.

Posted on: 2/17 8:59
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Weehawken Closing Streets to Commuters
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As CBS2’s Alice Gainer reported, Hackensack Plank Road and Pleasant Avenue are a well-known cut-through to get to I-495. But starting Tuesday, drivers won’t be allowed to make that right turn between the hours of 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. unless they are a Weehawken resident.

The mayor said they first put a restriction on Shippen Street and Gregory Avenue from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

“[Now] there’s no commuters in the morning. They have to go back the traditional way,” he said.

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Posted on: 2/13 9:13
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Re: Lost Dog from Bayonne!
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i recommend creating a flyer and posting everywhere with a reward and calling all local shelters.

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If you want to hire someone to do this, here's your guy:

http://forroflyers.com/index.htm

Posted on: 2/3 13:56
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Re: Is Downtown JC next? Out-Of-Town Drivers Banned From Using Leonia As Shortcut
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By Sara Jerde sjerde@njadvancemedia.com,
NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

A resident of Edgewater filed a complaint Tuesday against Leonia over the town's new rule about who can drive on its roads -- a measure locals say is meant to curb traffic congestion caused by commuters looking for a shortcut to the George Washington Bridge.

Jacqueline Rosa, a lawyer in Ridgewood, said she travels through Leonia every day to get to her job. She claimed the new rules have "unconsciously impinged" on commuters' ability to travel on the public roads.

Rosa filed her complaint in Bergen County Superior Court, seeking to overturn Leonia's ordinance and reopen the streets to all traffic.

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Posted on: 2/2 9:59
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13-Year-Old Student Attempts Suicide at BeLoved Charter School
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By Caitlin Mota
The Jersey Journal

JERSEY CITY -- A student attempted to commit suicide at an elementary school Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

The incident happened at Beloved Charter School on Grand Street around 2 p.m., city spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione said.

School officials contacted police saying a 13-year-old girl "attempted to harm herself" in one of the bathrooms.

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Posted on: 1/31 17:14
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Re: NJ Rates Your Public Schools - What's Your PS Score?
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We have been incredibly happy with our zoned school, PS5, in the village section of downtown. When we first were looking at schools, we were thinking private but had heard from neighborhood friends that PS5 was a lovely school. We went for a tour and talked to parents and were pleasantly surprised. We also toured some private schools and they just didn’t blow us away. We have found a great community at PS5 and are glad that we kept our mind open to public school. My firstborn is in kindergarten now and is already reading and doing great with math. She is in the dual language program. Our youngest will start PRe-K 3 next year.


Does it concern you that your school received a NJ state score of 52/100? What are your thoughts on that?

Posted on: 1/31 0:20
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Re: Where can I drop off an old TV plus other electronics in Jersey City??
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By Wilson Conde | The Jersey Journal
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on August 20, 2014 at 10:25 AM, updated August 20, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Jersey City residents now have the opportunity to recycle large household appliances and electronic equipment through the Jersey City Incinerator Authority's "White Goods and E-Waste" recycling programs.

The program allows residents to dispose of these white goods and/or e-waste products either by arranging a pick-up over the phone or by bringing the waste to be recycled in person to the JCIA’s headquarters, located at 501 Rt. 440.

Those who wish to arrange a pick-up by phone should call the JCIA at 201-432-4645, ext. 600, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Those who wish to deliver their waste in person to JCIA’s headquarters can do so Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Residents taking advantage of the program must provide proof of Jersey City residency, such as a driver’s license or utility bill.

Some examples of white goods that will be accepted as part of this program include refrigerators, air conditioners, stoves, microwaves, hot water heaters, washing machines and dryers. Examples of e-waste that will be accepted include computers and computer equipment, TVs, VCRs/DVD players, stereos, radios, copiers, fax machines and scanners, as well as phones.

The reuse and/or recycling of these materials conserves natural resources, and reduces the pollution and greenhouse gas emissions that results from having to make new materials, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

“We’re concerned about ensuring the proper disposal of large household items and consumer electronics,” JCIA CEO Oren K. Dabney Sr. said in a press release. “That’s why we implemented these programs to increase the collection and responsible recycling of consumer goods. Together, with our residents, JCIA will continue to recycle our way to a cleaner, healthier environment.”


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Re: Podewitz Deli Central Ave
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New recent owners killed this place.
Probably one of the only throwbacks on Central Ave that's
still around and it was your classic deli that made great egg sandwiches and lunch hot plates with the best rice pudding in town.


That's really awful. I loved this place. What happened? Jesus, I've only been around JC since '98 but wow how things have really changed.

Posted on: 1/26 19:05
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Re: Big crime scene on JFK near JSQ?
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By Caitlin Mota
The Jersey Journal

JERSEY CITY -- Police have arrested the man they believe was behind the wheel of a stolen SUV that jumped the curb and killed a deaf man on his way home for work.

The Hudson County Prosecutor's Office announced a 19-year-old man was apprehended late Thursday afternoon, just hours after putting out a stern message the suspects will be caught and "can't keep running."

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Re: Big crime scene on JFK near JSQ?
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Re: NJ Rates Your Public Schools - What's Your PS Score?
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I noticed Learning Community Charter has dropped in rankings. Something gone wrong with the school?


Apparently a typo on the part of Jerseymom, on the link the score is 62.8, still low IMO, but I no longer have a kid there.


I didn't list LCCC. Perhaps you have that confused with the other schools I noted?

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Re: Big crime scene on JFK near JSQ?
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By Caitlin Mota
The Jersey Journal

JERSEY CITY - Authorities are searching for two teenage suspects wanted for their involvement in a violent early-morning crash that claimed the life of an innocent bystander.

Umar King, 33, was standing at a covered bus stop on Kennedy Boulevard near Communipaw Avenue when a stolen SUV jumped the curb and fatally struck him around 4:50 a.m., Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said during a press conference.

A Hudson County Sheriff's Officer noticed the SUV driving south "at a high rate of speed" on Kennedy Boulevard, not stopping at traffic lights, Suarez said. A radio communication soon came in that the suspect refused to stop and the SUV eventually collided with another car at the Communipaw Avenue intersection.

Suarez said it appears the officer was following protocol.

A 16-year-old boy who was inside the SUV was brought to Jersey City Medical Center for treatment and is now in custody. He has not yet been charged with a crime. The driver of the vehicle the SUV collided with suffered minor injuries, Suarez added.

Two other teenagers, described as being between 16 and 18 years old, are being sought and they are believed to be Jersey City residents. They can be seen running from the scene in a short surveillance clip provided by the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office. It is still unclear who was driving the SUV.

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Posted on: 1/23 17:52
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Re: Big crime scene on JFK near JSQ?
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By Caitlin Mota
The Jersey Journal

JERSEY CITY -- A portion of Kennedy Boulevard that was closed this morning following a fatal crash has reopened to traffic.

A pedestrian was killed shortly before 5 a.m. when an SUV jumped a curb on Kennedy Boulevard between Communipaw and Clinton avenues and struck the person.

Sources and witnesses say a sheriff's officer was chasing the speeding SUV when that vehicle jumped the curb, plowed directly through a bus stop and hit someone on the sidewalk.

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Posted on: 1/23 11:41
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NJ Rates Your Public Schools - What's Your PS Score?
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By Adam Clark and Carla Astudillo
NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

In a trendy but controversial new rating system, New Jersey education officials have for the first time assigned a score of 1 to 100 to each of the state's more than 2,000 public schools.

But if you missed the score in the state's release of annual school report cards this month, you're not alone.

That's because they were excluded from the summary reports the state encourages parents to view online, and were instead placed more than 20 pages deep into each school's detailed report. They combine standardized test results, graduation rates and chronic absenteeism.

Among the worst-rated schools was Trenton's Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, which scored a 1. Among the best schools was Jersey's City's McNair High School, which received a 97 out of 100.

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Some Highlights (these are X/100 scores)


Cornelia F. Bradford School 78

Rafael De J. Cordero School 42

Christa McAuliffe School 65

Dr. Michael Conti School 52

Explore 2000 Middle School 30

Frank R Conwell School 32

Dr Ronald McNair High School 97

William L Dickinson High School 18

Infinity Institute 90

Jersey City Global CS 84

Jersey City Community Charter School 12

Jersey City Golden Door Charter School 51

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Re: Big crime scene on JFK near JSQ?
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It was a police pursuit by a Sheriff's car. I didn't know Sheriff's could pursue vehicles in that fashion?

Posted on: 1/23 10:47
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Re: In search of a studio or 1 bedroom
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Hi im a single male work full time. Steady job. Looking for a Studio or 1 Bedroom apt to rent looking in the $800.00 Range.
If anyone knows of one please contact me back.Looking to move asap.
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Try this one - it's in a pretty convenient location -

https://newjersey.craigslist.org/apa/d ... apartment/6463569658.html

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Driver Sought in Fatal Hit & Run on 1/17 @ 6:30am (Grand - Near Johnston)
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By Caitlin Mota
The Jersey Journal

JERSEY CITY -- Authorities have released surveillance video hoping the public can assist in locating the driver who fatally struck a 63-year-old woman and left her in the street to die.

Theresa Florence, of Jersey City, was crossing Grand Street near the Johnston Avenue intersection at about 6:30 a.m. on Jan. 17 when she was struck by a silver four-door sedan, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a statement. The car continued to drive west after hitting Florence.

Police were initially called to the intersection on Wednesday morning by the driver of an SUV who realized he had struck the woman. It was determined that driver inadvertently struck Florence after she had already been hit by the silver sedan, officials said.

More - with Video of Suspect

Posted on: 1/19 18:20
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Re: U.S. Sen. Menendez - new federal investigation
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By Ted Sherman tsherman@njadvancemedia.com,
NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Federal prosecutors say they intend to retry U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez on political corruption charges.

The trial of the New Jersey Democrat ended in a mistrial in November after jurors were unable to reach a verdict.

The Department of Justice had been facing a deadline later this month to retry the case or drop the charges.

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Posted on: 1/19 17:06
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JC Man Among 9 Arrested for Bringing Fake Bomb to Newark Airport
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Port Authority police Friday morning identified nine people who were arrested after they tried to pass a fake bomb through Newark Airport security claiming it was part of a TV stunt.

None of the nine -- including members from Jersey City, Sparta and Staten Island -- had any media credentials, the authority's Joseph Pentangelo told Daily Voice.

Working "in concert," he said, the group packed items made to look like an explosive device into a specially designed suitcase, then recorded it as it passed through a security checkpoint at Terminal One on Thursday, Pentangelo said.

TSA agents who spotted the suspicious package immediately summoned Port Authority police, he said.

The PAPD arrested all nine on charges of causing a false public alarm, interfering with transportation and conspiracy.

They were identified as:

Ruben M. Montenegro, 44, Barclay Avenue, Staten Island
Samuel Micah Berns, 39, Magnolia Boulevard, Hollywood CA
Jacob M. Towsley, 34, East Koy Road, Portageville, NY
Michael L. Palmer, 51, McBaine Avenue, Staten Island
William Oaks, 36, Lewis Avenue, Brooklyn
Philip K. Nakagami, 26, Regent Street, Jersey City
Carlos F. Gonzalez, 33, 32nd Street, Queens
Timothy S. Duffy, 34, Village Lane, Sparta
Adolfo Lacola, 51, Drew Court, Staten Island

All were released pending a court hearing.

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Also - NJ.com Article

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