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first_imgIn response to video that shows Jersey City police allegedly kicking and dragging someone from a fiery car crash after a long chase last weekend, the Hudson County prosecutor says the matter is being intensely investigated and has asked the public both for help and for patience. The Tonnelle Avenue incident puts Jersey City in the cross hairs of national attention. For the most part, the city’s police have avoided much of the negative publicity that has highlighted confrontations elsewhere in the country and which has inspired the Black Lives Matter movement. “On Sunday, June 4, shortly after 11 p.m., Jersey City police officers attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of Ocean and Cator avenues in Jersey City,” said a statement from the office of Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez. “The vehicle fled the area and was pursued by officers. The fleeing driver, Leo C. Pinkston, age 48, of Jersey City, was allegedly involved in at least two separate automobile crashes. The first crash occurred as he allegedly attempted to drive between two lanes of traffic while travelling on Tonnelle Avenue. Multiple shots were fired at the suspect by Jersey City police officers. Several blocks later, Pinkston crashed into a utility pole, causing a fire and injuring an innocent male victim who was also driving on Tonnelle Avenue.” Click here for more.Kind. Compassionate. Humorous. Engaging. Irreplaceable. Members of St. Francis parish used all of those words last week to describe retired Father Michael Guglielmelli, who died in a car crash in Monmouth County over the weekend. Guglielmelli age 81, a born and raised Hoboken resident, died alongside his sister Dolores “Dora” Guglielmelli, age 87, Sunday night after a car accident on Route 537. They were riding in a Dodge Caravan that was rear-ended at a red light by a 19-year-old driver in a pickup truck, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. Both siblings were transported to CentraState Medical Center where they were pronounced dead later that evening. Click here for more. × Fifth and sixth graders from Weehawken’s Theodore Roosevelt School teamed up with seventh through 12th graders from Weehawken High School to plant flowers at Waterfront Park last month. The students are members of Peer Leadership, a group that leads by example and by remaining drug and alcohol free. The event was part of the Weehawken Beautification Project and sponsored by the Weehawken Elks—the latter of which provided a grant for the tools and flowers the kids used. The Peer Leaders go around town, performing volunteer efforts such as packing bags for cancer victims and participating in benefit drives. The older Peer Leaders are at almost every single community event in Weehawken, and do at least 10 events monthly. Click here for more.last_img

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