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JC After-School Closings Due to Today's Storm
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-JCBOE has cancelled after school activities

-Explore 2000 has cancelled today's interviews and is closing early

-Primary Prep - cancelling after school activities - call for precise closing times

Batten down the hatches!

Posted on: Today 11:13
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Re: Dr. John Fritz - JC Physician - Indicted for $500K Kickback Scheme
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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Hudson County Superior Court Judge Mitzy Galis-Menendez dismissed the second degree commercial bribery charge against Fritz, 48, on Thursday, according to documents obtained by Hudson County View.

Specifically, the judgement of acquittal says that Fritz “was found not guilty at a non-jury trial,” meaning a jury was waived and Galis-Menendez made her decision after a bench trial.

Fritz, whose office is in Journal Square, was first tried on the case late last year, ultimately concluding with a hung jury on October 6.

Fritz was also initially charged with healthcare fraud and “knowingly acting as or using a runner,” but those charges were dismissed on September 13, 2016, the ruling says.

The same charges were tossed in a nearly identical fashion during Roque’s case.

Fritz was indicted just days before Roque in June 2015, with the state attorney general’s office accusing him of referring approximately 4,500 scans to medical imaging facilities controlled by Rehan Zuberi in exchange for approximately $500,000 in kickbacks between 2006 and 2013.

Zuberi was the state’s key witness in Roque’s case, claiming he bribed him twice at the mayor’s office, but his credibility took a hit when the defense brought out his lavish lifestyle and prior convictions.

Howard Brownstein, Fritz’s attorney in the matter, declined to comment beyond the judge’s ruling.

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Posted on: Yesterday 18:56
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Attempted Robbery & Assault - Heights - 10pm on Friday 1/20
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By Caitlin Mota | The Jersey Journal
on January 22, 2017 at 12:20 PM, updated January 22, 2017 at 12:21 PM

JERSEY CITY -- A 23-year-old man was beaten and thrown to the ground during an attempted robbery on Friday night, police said.

The victim was walking near Hopkins and Oakland avenues at about 10 p.m. when a man wearing a puffy jacket hit him in the face with either his fist or a firecracker, according to a police report.

Another man kicked the victim to the ground and demanded money. The victim said he did not have any cash and the suspects demanded his cellphone, which he refused to hand over, the report states.

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Posted on: Yesterday 12:36
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Re: 6 Things to Know About Criminal Justice Reform - Starts 1/2
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By Jonathan Lin | The Jersey Journal
on January 21, 2017 at 5:30 PM, updated January 21, 2017 at 6:27 PM

JERSEY CITY -- A 23-year-old city man accused of shooting another man has been released from the Hudson County jail in Kearny under conditions set by the state's new bail reform law.

Felix A. Torres of Jewett Avenue appeared today in Central Judicial Processing via video link from the jail on charges of aggravated assault and weapons offenses dating from Jan. 6 in the area of Kensington and West Side avenues.

Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor William Specht told CJP Judge Margaret Marley during the hearing that it isn't clear if Torres targeted anyone in the shooting or if the victim happened to be in the direction of the gunfire.

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Posted on: Yesterday 12:34
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JC Cop Drama on Netflix - Filmed In...Mount Vernon!
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(Why did JC miss out on this opportunity?)

Mount Vernon building featured in new Netflix series
Karen Roberts , kroberts@lohud.com Published 7:03 p.m. ET Jan. 19, 2017

A contract manufacturer for Reliable Electronics, Friedman inherited the building at 519 S. Fifth Ave. in Mount Vernon from his father, who bought the building in 1952. It was once the headquarters for the Westchester Electric Railroad Company, the company that ran trolleys in Southern Westchester.

“It couldn't be copied today, in my opinion; the walls separating the offices have a brick wall inside, I guess to prevent a fire from spreading from room to room," said Friedman. "There is an oak chair rail throughout the whole building.” Other period detailing includes window frames of decorated oak plus terrazzo floors and marble-sided panels.

Friedman says a scout for the media company dropped by in December to broker the deal. Production starts this month with filming taking place until May, at night from 5 to 11 p.m.

Filmmaker Veena Sud is behind the 10-episode drama, a “ripped from the headlines” story about strained police and community relations after the critical shooting of an African-American teenager by a Jersey City police officer.

So far the production crew has installed a gate and will use the inside lobby and front of the building for the five-month shoot. "All sorts of workers are here setting the place up to look like a police station," said Friedman.

Expect to see 81-year-old Friedman in some background shots. "They said I can be in a part," he said. "I can be an extra. Many of my friends will recognize the building."

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Photo of Dramatized JC Greenville Precinct

Variety Article About the Series

Posted on: 1/19 19:53
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Re: Required in unit building inspection notices around 07302, what gives?
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On my building in Paulus Hook (small 7 unit brownstone) and a larger building (150 Bay Street), I noticed State of NJ inspection notices that require entry to each unit. Anyone seen these before?

Seems intrusive, is it for fire safety? Anything I should be worried about?


This sounds like your 5-year state inspection for multiple dwellings (click on inspections). The same kind of inspection occurred recently in my condo. Someone from the condo association, maintenance and an inspector entered my unit, made sure items were up to code and we had proper detectors. They were in and out of my 2-bedroom unit in less than 10 minutes.

And for what it's worth, I felt like my dad was inspecting my bedroom to make sure it was clean when I was a kid. Intrusive? Yup. Necessary? Considering the way some people live in our building, oh yeah.

Posted on: 1/19 17:59
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Re: Heads Up - Bike Thefts on the Increase at JSQ PATH
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I've never heard of the brand "Roadmaster" and looked it up, probably one of the cheapest "new" bikes you can buy. My guess would be that the thief was desperate and would have stolen ANYTHING – not knowing that particular bike isn't even worth the risk.


Value is in the eye of the beholder, and in this case, the owner of the bike. To many, $79 is a heck of a lot of money to be stolen away from you. To a thief or a druggie, it's just the next fix, or the means of getting from point a to b. Not a lecture, mind you, just an observation. Victims are so rarely considered with anything more than a shrug.

Posted on: 1/19 16:52
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Re: DO Minibuses stop at or near the GWB Bus terminal to go to Jersey from NYC?
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i know but not exactly...my friend is going to Unilever 800 sylvan englewood cliffs 07632. i cant tell if the minibuses go there and nj transit buses still require a 20 minute walk. the map cuts off for englewood cliffs for the minibuses on the site given in the other reply. thanks


Unilever has an employee shuttle.

Posted on: 1/18 19:47
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Re: DO Minibuses stop at or near the GWB Bus terminal to go to Jersey from NYC?
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Hi Does anyone know for sure if the Minibuses go from the NYC side of the GW Bridge bus terminal to Englewood, NJ or will my friend have to take NJ transit buses? Thanks


Does this Help?

Posted on: 1/18 19:02
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Re: Roberto Clemente Field Just Sold?
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ok, i take back my comments about fulop if the baseball park is not being sold...after all, our aspiring clementes need a place to play baseball...i looked at the plans, renderings and the scale of those buildings will re-characterize the nab...put the parking below ground


Thanks for the link.

Wow - that's a pretty big change for the neighborhood - St. Anthony's goes, the JCFD building goes, a school can be built (but it doesn't have to be a public school).

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Posted on: 1/18 18:57
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Roberto Clemente Field Just Sold?
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I heard that Roberto Clemente field was just sold and a new tower will be erected there. Is that really true? If so, that's a real loss for the neighborhood kids.

Posted on: 1/18 18:33
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Heads Up - Bike Thefts on the Increase at JSQ PATH
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By Ron Zeitlinger | The Jersey Journal
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on January 18, 2017 at 9:00 AM, updated January 18, 2017 at 12:45 PM

A Jersey City man with an extensive criminal record was charged with trying to steal a bicycle at the Journal Square PATH station yesterday morning, authorities said.

...When Fields was arrested, he admitted that he did not own the Roadmaster bicycle, said Pentangelo, who noted that there has been a recent spike in bicycle thefts at the PATH station.

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Posted on: 1/18 14:09
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NJT Bus with 2 Dozen Passengers Struck by Bullets - MLK Near Bidwell
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By Caitlin Mota | The Jersey Journal
on January 18, 2017 at 12:09 PM, updated January 18, 2017 at 12:53 PM

JERSEY CITY -- An NJ Transit bus carrying more than two dozen passengers was struck by stray bullets on Martin Luther King Drive Tuesday evening, officials said.

The 87 bus was near Bidwell Avenue at about 7 p.m. when shots were fired in the neighborhood. Bullets shattered at least one window on the bus, NJ Transit spokesman Jim Smith said.

None of the 25 passengers were injured, but the driver was brought to Jersey City Medical Center with an injury from the shattered glass, Smith said.

JC Make it Yours

Posted on: 1/18 12:58
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16 Year Old Shot - Bidwell Ave- 2pm
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By Patrick Villanova | The Jersey Journal
on January 17, 2017 at 5:40 PM
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A 16-year-old was shot in the thigh in broad daylight on Jersey City's Bidwell Avenue Monday afternoon, authorities said.

Jersey City police are investigating the incident, in which the Carteret Avenue boy was shot once in the thigh just after 2 p.m., Jersey City spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill said.

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Posted on: 1/17 18:59
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Re: Fulton Ave. Shooting - Multiple Fatalities Reported
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1010 WINS reported the woman who was killed was pregnant. How awful.

John Montone Report 1010 WINS

Posted on: 1/17 10:17
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Re: Fulton Ave. Shooting - Multiple Fatalities Reported
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Fulton Ave. Shooting - Multiple Fatalities Reported
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By Caitlin Mota | The Jersey Journal
on January 16, 2017 at 11:49 PM, updated January 16, 2017 at 11:58 PM

Jersey City police and the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office's Homicide Unit are investigating a shooting on Fulton Avenue on Jan. 16, 2017.

The Hudson County Prosecutor's Office is on the scene of a multiple shooting on Fulton Avenue tonight.

The shootings were reported shortly after 10 p.m. in a home near Corcoran Street.

A tense scene is playing out in the neighborhood as more than a dozen people try to reach their family members.

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Posted on: 1/17 0:05
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Holding an Event at Loews - Recommendations?
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I'm planning an event for about 100 people and really like the Loews as a venue. Has anyone held an event there? Is there a local caterer that knows their way around all the logistics? I understand you have to hire a fire marshal or something like that, too. Is it a hassle or worth it?

Also - how do you get a hold of them? They only have an email noted on their site.

Advice welcomed!

Posted on: 1/14 11:18
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Re: J.C. Police Sucker-Punched During Infraction
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What kind of pussy cops are these? Must be women.


Are you on something? That's a new low, even for you, which is saying something.

Posted on: 1/14 10:58
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Re: 6 Things to Know About Criminal Justice Reform - Starts 1/2
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Bail reform is killing our business, bail bondsmen say

By Michaelangelo Conte | The Jersey Journal
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on January 11, 2017 at 3:09 PM, updated January 11, 2017 at 3:47 PM

JERSEY CITY -- New Jersey bail bondsmen may be looking for some bailing out of their own. 

A pair of Hudson County bondsmen and one from Bergen County told The Jersey Journal the bail reforms that took effect on Jan. 1 have decimated their businesses, leaving them with previously sold bonds to service but no money coming in.

"So far we have zero business," Lou Turdo, of Big Lou's Bail Bonds on Newark Avenue in Jersey City said of the impact of the Speedy Trial and Bail Reform Act, which assumes virtually no defendants will have monetary bails.

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... dsmen_in_a_tight_spo.html



(This is a tad concerning...)

I don't have the means and the income to catch these guys or monitor them anymore," Turdo said. "Once they get the word on the street, I think people will stop showing up in court... It's really scary the types of defendants that are being released on their own recognizance."

Shaw added: "There's no way we can keep an office and pay our employees to come in if there's no business."




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Re: USA added to list of persecuted Christians
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Baloney, JerseyMom, no straight man has the desire to have sex with another man. It is gay men entering the seminary who is violating their oath as priests. People heads here must be spinning. First the Church is blamed for not being tolerated of gays, then the church is rightfully blamed for the sex abuse. But it is gay men entering the seminary that has violated this sacred trust. You are playing the game of rationalization, Jersey Mom.

By the way, this International group that makes this list has nothing to do with the Catholic Church. Which just shows the hate people here has for the Church. The immediate response is to attack the Catholic Church. One of the reason the USA made the list is due to the Orlando attack. A gay Muslim killed people in a nightclub and Christians were blame.

Let me repeat, an independent group not associated with the Catholic Church created this list.


FACTS:

1. Girls were victims of molestation by male Catholic priests
2. Girls tended to be younger than boy victims
3. Catholic nuns were involved in molestation claims

Sex Abuse in the Church - Girls were Victims, Too

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Re: USA added to list of persecuted Christians
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Luckily, the rules in the Vatican has changed, gay men cannot enter the seminary to become priests. Since everyone here is stating people are "born that way" that means the sexual abuse were committed by gays and not straight men or whatever political correct term is used to described men who have no desire to have sex with men/boys. Still the USA does deserves this inclusion.


Yvonne, I'm trying to be patient, I really am. With all respect (and zero sarcasm) I understand you are an older person and may have views that are reflective of your time. I get that. But you really do have to look to irrefutable facts and science and grow a bit in your knowledge. You still maintain the ability to learn. Please try. If you still believe that "gay" priests were the cause of the abhorrent molestations in Catholic churches, you are really wrong. You have to understand how this works. Try to start here:

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As an expert panel of researchers convened by the National Academy of Sciences noted in a 1993 report: "The distinction between homosexual and heterosexual child molesters relies on the premise that male molesters of male victims are homosexual in orientation. Most molesters of boys do not report sexual interest in adult men, however" (National Research Council, 1993, p. 143, citation omitted).

To avoid this confusion, it is preferable to refer to men's sexual abuse of boys with the more accurate label of male-male molestation. Similarly, it is preferable to refer to men's abuse of girls as male-female molestation. These labels are more accurate because they describe the sex of the individuals involved but don't implicitly convey unwarranted assumptions about the perpetrator's sexual orientation.

The distinction between a victim's gender and a perpetrator's sexual orientation is important because many child molesters don't really have an adult sexual orientation. They have never developed the capacity for mature sexual relationships with other adults, either men or women. Instead, their sexual attractions focus on children – boys, girls, or children of both sexes.

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Re: 25 miles up the Hudson River -- the Indian Point nuclear power plant will be shut down.
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Oh good, now we can burn more fossil fuels.


Too many accidents at this facility - plus they built it on a major earthquake fault. I'm glad it's closing.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Point_Energy_Center


Closing it before building a replacement facility?

Hope you like burning a lot more fossil fuel and paying more for energy.


Something like this concerns me a hell of a lot more than my fossil fuel consumption. This plant is a huge accident just waiting to happen (not to mention the accidents that already have happened).

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Posted on: 1/10 1:52
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Re: USA added to list of persecuted Christians
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An international group that list the Hall of Shame of countries that persecute Christians has added the USA to the Hall of Shame list for the first time.
http://www.persecution.org/persecutio ... 20of%20Shame%20Report.pdf


Here's your real Hall of Shame...

3,400 sexual abuse cases
That’s how many credible cases of abuse had been referred to the Vatican from 2004 to 2014, according to the Vatican’s U.N. ambassador in Geneva, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi. There were an estimated 410,000 Catholic priests around the world in 2014, the Catholic News Service reported.

2,572 priests sentenced to a lifetime of penance
Another 848 over the last decade had been defrocked, according to Tomasi. The others were sentenced to penance and other mild religious sentences.

Pope Benedict XVI defrocked 384 priests in 2 years
The former Pope, who resigned in 2013, essentially fired 384 of those priests in the last two years of his pontificate.

Majority of priests’ victims were male
American Catholic priests were shown to have a distinct pattern of sexual abuse, with 64 percent of all allegations of abuse made against a priest by a male only, according to a detailed report by the John Jay Institute investigating child abuse in the Catholic Church from 1950 to 2002. Those males were young: more than 85 percent of them were 8 to 10 years old.

$150,747,387
That’s how much the Catholic Church in the U.S. spent between July 2013 and June 2014 on costs “related to child protection efforts and to allegations of clergy sexual abuse of minors…” according to an annual survey by Georgetown University’s Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA).

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Re: 25 miles up the Hudson River -- the Indian Point nuclear power plant will be shut down.
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Oh good, now we can burn more fossil fuels.


Too many accidents at this facility - plus they built it on a major earthquake fault. I'm glad it's closing.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Point_Energy_Center

Posted on: 1/9 22:53
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Re: Secaucus Boy Kicked Out of Scouts Because He's Transgender (Petition)
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By Corey McDonald | The Jersey Journal
on January 07, 2017 at 7:15 AM, updated January 07, 2017 at 7:16 AM

After ejection from Cub Scouts, transgender boy tells his story

SECAUCUS -- Over the past week, 8-year-old Joe Maldonado and his mother, Kristie, have been sent to the forefront of the national debate over transgender rights.

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Re: Door to Door Organics - Anyone Try them Yet?
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Update on the Sour Diesel once it arrives.

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Patients typically use Sour Diesel as their first source of medication to start the day; it’ll have you feeling awake and ready to go. Sour D affects your head almost exclusively; there’s absolutely no couch-lock or heavy body feeling. The way I think of Sour Diesel is similar to how a dog reacts when it sees a squirrel. Head perks up, instantly aware of your surroundings, and sort of tuned into your environment like you’ve never been before. It seems to work with the brain to create tons of ideas and energy.

Oh - good - hope it helps!


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Door to Door Organics - Anyone Try them Yet?
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I just got a mailer from Door to Door Organics which promises all sorts of organic and natural goodness delivered weekly to my door. Anyone try it yet?

Use offer code HealthHappy to get 50% off and free delivery on your first Bitty produce box.

DoortoDoorOrganics.com

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Re: Car stolen from front of my house on York St.
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Re: Car stolen from front of my house on York St.
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So, I was just informed by the insurance company that the car was recovered yesterday. I would have expected at least a courtesy call by JCPD to inform me rather I got attitude when I inquired with them as if it was my fault the car was stolen. Then they proceeded to inform me that my car is being held as evidence because it was involved in a shooting. Seriously...WTF? They proceeded to tell me that Hudson County Prosecutors Office will reach out to me once they are ready to release the vehicle (no time table provided). Not sure if I want the car back now. I have a feeling this is going to be a long process.

As a side note, any one know where I can find information of the shooting incident? I did a quick Google search but did not find anything.


Yorkster - I'm really sorry you're going through this. Do know that you are a victim of a crime, and as such, have certain rights and "benefits" in the state of New Jersey. I encourage you to contact the Victims of Crime Compensation Office:

http://www.nj.gov/oag/njvictims/contact.html

They can help be a squeaky wheel and advocate for you - especially for the prompt return of your property (which is guaranteed to you in the NJ Victims Bill of Rights).

As an aside, there were at least three shootings this week in JC; two had black cars; one identified as an Audi, one an Acura sedan, and the third shooting was a street shooting.

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