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Hudson County man John Mercado arrested

John Mercado arrested for allegedly sexually abusing underage boys

One more reason to consider home-schooling!

John Mercado arrested for allegedly sexually abusing underage boys

On Friday, May 23rd, John Mercado (age 52) of Jersey City was arrested and charged with multiple counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault by Contact, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Child Abuse for crimes committed against seven (then under-age) boys.

The preliminary investigation by the Hoboken and Jersey City Police Departments and the Hudson County Prosecutor’s SVU revealed that over the past THREE DECADES, Mercado had allegedly molested numerous boys while employed at several local schools (including Elysian Charter School), while he served as a youth athletic coach.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit at (201)915-1234.

Bail was set for John Mercado at $300,000 cash or bond.

John Mercado arrested for allegedly sexually abusing underage boys was once coach at Elysian Charter School Hoboken NJ

Have you seen Andrew Jarzyk?

Body in Hudson: Andrew Jarzyk

Hoboken sources confirmed this afternoon that the body found in the Hudson River yesterday was that of missing Andrew Jarzyk.

A sad day of closure for friends and relatives for sure.

Man’s body found in water near Hoboken Terminal

4/28/2014 Update:

ABC News is reporting that a man’s body was found in the water outside the Hoboken terminal this afternoon.

No word on the identity at this time, as the body is being autopsied tomorrow.

This makes the 4th body found in the river off Hoboken in the last month.

mans body found near Hoboken NJ terminal hudson river was it Andrew Jarzyk

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Blocked in Motorists

You’re a “blocked in motorist” – so what would you do?

what would you do if you were a blocked in motorist in Hoboken NJThe phrase “blocked in motorist” in Hoboken has three variations.

  1. A persons driveway is blocked by another car.
  2. Someone is double-parked next to a car trying to leave.
  3. Cars are almost “touching” a car both in front and back (parallel parking streets).

In most instances, people don’t call the police right away. They typically lay on their horns (thus disturbing the neighborhood for their own selfish needs), and a good chunk of the time, the “offending” driver moves their car (circumstance #1 and #2 above).

However, when you’re “squeezed in” by two parked cars – the drivers are more often than not nowhere nearby. Either they’re home, at work, or not in ear-shot of your obnoxious horn-honking.

So what would you do, or what have you done in the past?

Man up? Or cop out and cry for “help?”

Below is a photo of some incompetent wimp who actually called the police because his precious car was in a bit tight. I checked it out, and with maybe a handful of back and forths, I could have gotten out. And sure enough, that’s exactly what this Hoboken motorcycle cop did.

He helped the sad sack maneuver his way out of the spot without scratching his prized possession (which he most likely he didn’t have “title” of anyway).

What if you were in a tight spot like that? Would you call for help? Or would you figure out a way to get out?

blocked in motorist calls Hoboken NJ police for help

You can’t make this shit up

Only in Hoboken – You can’t make this shit up!

WTF is this all about? From a distance, it looks like perhaps a motorcycle rider crashed, and landed in a tree. Nope. It’s something else, and there is no doubt you can’t make this shit up!

Hoboken homeless man napping in tree

NAPPING in tree in Hoboken

This afternoon, an “emotionally disturbed person” who happened to be homeless as well, found his way into a tree on the perimeter of the parking lot in the back of the Monroe Center for the Arts.

Yes, as you can see upon further inspection, he in fact found a way to get comfortable within the scrappy branches of a freshly budding tree! Included with his own body, were plastic bags containing his “personal effects.”

You know, I can bet that most homeless people (who aren’t begging for handouts) probably want to be away from the rest of the world as well (at times at least – less harassment). In this spot, he most certainly “had his own space.” Sort of the way people who live in “boxes” in tall structures called “high price condos” feel (with the exception of paper thin Sheetrock and exorbitant property taxes… and running water and flushable toilets…)

But Hoboken PD asked him to come down and move along (he wasn’t charged with a crime – until the control-freak city council decides to introduce an ordinance than bans “public tree relaxation.”)

Thankfully for him, he doesn’t “toss and turn” while sleeping, otherwise he’d be in a Obamacare-funded body-cast!

Homeless man in Hoboken NJ napping in tree

Hit by Light Rail at 9th Street

Man hit by NJ Light Rail at 9th Street in Hoboken, NJ

People have been asking “why was the 9th Street Light Rail platform all bloody this morning in Hoboken?”

Hit by light rail at 9th Street in Hoboken NJ

Injured but seemed OK

Hoboken resident Joseph managed to capture the scene shortly after it happened.

It looks like some guy got hit by the light rail! I wonder how?

I mean it’s natural that “accidents happen” from time to time, and despite being at a train station with heavy moving objects, safety barriers and warning apparatus – makes it no safer than crossing the street in Hoboken.

One thing I’d be worried about is if those stupid thugs that play the “knockout game,” want to “expand their horizons” and start playing the “push in front of the train” game.

Then, I’d be sure the public wouldn’t mind if a vigilante like Charles Bronson from Death Wish made his rounds…

Man hit by light rail at 9th Street in Hoboken NJ

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day {REAL}

Monday Bloody Monday? Happy St. Patrick’s Day {the REAL one}

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! (From Hoboken411 Alt-Mascot Chooey, who celebrates by showing some Irish pride).

Being that SPD is on a Monday – does that stop any of you from “celebrating?”

So whatever snow ends up accumulating might just make this day a bit more interesting, because the (few) people that decide to drink and drive will have a much more difficult time. Stay tuned later, we’ll see if anything is worth mentioning.

Enjoy the day and be safe!

Happy St. Patricks Day Hoboken NJ Chooey the dog drinks a lot

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