Hudson sheriff’s officer arrested on child-porn charge, HCPO says
A 35-year-old Hudson County sheriff’s office has been arrested after being accused of possessing child sex abuse material, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. On Thursday, June 8, 2023, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office arrested William Medina, of Union City, after a months-long investigation into child sex abuse material being stored on an online file storage server.
Hudson judge orders opening of 15 voting machines
The Hudson County Superintendent of Elections will probably do some additional training in the fall after poll workers left memory sticks containing election results inside fifteen voting machines in Hoboken and Jersey City. That happens occasionally, but Hudson’s total in the 2023 primary was more than the other twenty counties...
Juneteenth Events 2023 in Hudson County
June is the month with many happenings. We take the time to celebrate and recognize Pride Month, the start of summer, Father’s Day, and Juneteenth. Since the 1800s, Juneteenth has been celebrated mostly by Black communities with events like parades, festivals, beauty pageants, educational events, and more. As the holiday gains national attention, various events and celebrations are happening throughout the country — and New Jersey is no exception. We’ve rounded up ways to celebrate Juneteenth throughout Hudson County to commemorate the freedom fought for and won so many years ago. Read on for ways to honor Juneteenth in Hudson County, New Jersey.
Aponte-Lipski and Romano hang on in close Hudson County commissioner races
Hudson County Commissioner Yraida Aponte-Lipski (D-4) and Anthony Romano (D-5), the board chair, held on in the only two tightly contested races from Tuesday. In the 4th District, the incumbent defeated Mamta Singh by 146 votes, or about 4.38 percentage points, 1,736 to 1,590, according to updated preliminary tallies from the Hudson County Clerk’s Office.
Hudson County officials detail what went wrong on election night, plans to fix issues
Hudson County officials from the clerk’s office and board of elections details what went wrong on election night and how they plan to fix these issues going forward. “Regarding the June 6, 2023, Election results not yet reported. The Democratic process relies on many moving pieces. At the end of the night, Election night materials are returned to the Municipal Clerk’s offices and subsequently to the County Clerk’s and Superintendent of Elections offices,” the officials wrote.
LETTER: Congrats to the HCDO-backed Craig Guy & the 3 LD-31 legislative candidates
In a letter to the editor, 31st Legislative District resident Demetrius Terry congratulates Craig Guy and the three LD-31 candidates backed by the Hudson County Democratic Organization for their primary victories. As the primary elections are over in Hudson County, I would like to congratulate the 31st Legislative District Team...
Early leads in NJ murder for hire case included Russian mafia, art deco painting and meth
Connections to the Russian mafia and a Brooklyn gang. A crystal meth addiction and online hookups with strangers. An art deco painting that could be worth millions — or nothing. All were disparate threads tugged on by Hudson County investigators exploring the murder of Michael Galdieri, a political operative, onetime Jersey City council...
UPDATED: Remaining Hudson County machine votes to be counted Friday after judge’s approval
It took a judge’s decision to get Hudson County’s complete primarily election results. After 21 recording cartridges were either left in voting machines or the machines were not closed properly, county officials turned to a judge to gain permission to open those cartridges and tally the results, county election officials said Thursday.
Air Quality Improving, But Remains Unhealthy in Hudson County
While Hudson County’s air quality is not listed as “code red” by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection on Thursday afternoon, it is still considered unhealthy, but improving. The DEP has extended the air quality alert through Friday at 11:59 pm. The New Jersey Department of...
NJ sheriff's officer arrested after investigators find child pornography server
A Hudson County Sheriff’s officer was arrested Thursday on child pornography charges, according to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.
Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Introduces Safe Place Program
In a proactive effort to combat the rise of hate and bias crimes, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office has unveiled the Safe Place Program. This new initiative aims to enhance public awareness and foster a supportive environment for victims within the community. With hate crimes on the rise nationwide,...
NJ county sheriff’s officer busted on child pornography charge
JERSEY CITY — A 35-year-old officer with the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office has been accused of having child pornography. William Medina, of Union City, was arrested Thursday, following a months-long investigation into child sex abuse material stored on an online file storage server, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez.
Hudson County political power sweeps elections after raising $1 million for one campaign alone
When longtime Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise was ready to step away from the position after 21 years, his colleagues at the Hudson County Democratic Organization helped raise $1 million in election funds to usher his chief of staff into the role to replace him. The show of brute financial...
Hudson Democratic organization holds on in two close commissioner primaries
The Hudson Democratic organization has officially won every contested primary this year, with two county commissioners prevailing over their off-the-line progressive challengers by smaller-than-expected margins, the New Jersey Globe projects. In the Hoboken-based 5th district, Commissioner Anthony “Stick” Romano (D-Hoboken) – currently the commission chairman – leads Ron Bautista 54%-46%....
With smoky haze hanging overhead, Hudson County heads inside
This time, we actually can blame Canada. The ballfields and playgrounds across Jersey City and county parks were eerily quiet Wednesday as what should have been a sunny June afternoon was replaced by a heavy red haze. The smoke from wildfires in thousands of miles away in Canada have rolled...
Hudson Sheriff’s officer suspended without pay for possessing child sex abuse material
A Hudson County Sheriff’s officer has been placed on leave and suspended without pay for possession child sex abuse material, County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced. William Medina, 35, of Union City, is charged with one count of possession of child sex abuse material, a third-degree crime, Suarez said in a statement.
Grilo cruises in East Newark; Cifelli fends off challenger for County Commissioner
Dina Grilo has likely won a second term as East Newark’s mayor. At the end of last night, Tuesday, June 6, the unofficial vote tally in the that race had her beating Jessica Diaz by a 186 votes to 40. Her running mates, Jeanne Zincavage and Ken Sheehan, ran...
Hudson County Sheriff's Officer Charged in Child Sex Abuse Case
HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - A member of the Hudson County Sheriff’s Department has been arrested following a months-long investigation into child sex abuse material being stored on an online file storage server. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, William Medina, 35, Union City, is charged with one count...
What's With The Fireworks On The Hudson? (This Time There's An Answer)
HOBOKEN, NJ — This week is just full of surprises. Around 9:40 p.m., Hudson County started hearing fireworks. What's up with that?. Unlike past mysteries, there's an answer. Gift of Life is a Bone Marrow Registry, and June 8, 2023 was their gala. Find out more here about this...
Hudson County’s got a Guy for the county executive job
Former Jersey City police officer, Hudson County Executive chief of staff and de facto County Executive Craig Guy steamrolled his progressive opponent in Tuesday’s primary election, one of more than two dozen victories for the Hudson County Democratic Organization across local, county and state races. Many of the well-funded...
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