Widow of mayoral aide files wrongful death lawsuit
JERSEY CITY – The widow of a former Jersey City mayoral aide has filed a lawsuit against a retired Jersey City employee and two bars, blaming them for the 2009 death of her husband, according to an article on NJ.com.
Genevieve Reilly, the widow of John Reilly, alleges that her husband died as the result of a physical confrontation with another city worker.
Reilly, a former aide to Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy, died in February 2009 after apparently being involved in some sort of altercation with a former Department of Public Works assistant director who has since retired from city employment.
Citing Genevieve Reilly’s lawsuit, one published report described the incident between the two men as an altercation that led to a “punch” and an “assault” against John Reilly.
According to published reports, the lawsuit alleges that the attacker was intoxicated. It further alleges that two Jersey City bars continued to serve the man alcohol prior to the incident, even though he was clearly intoxicated.
The defendants in the suit all deny wrongdoing. The attorney for the alleged attacker said that Reilly died due to health issues unrelated to the February 2009 incident.
Jersey City Police investigated the incident, but declined to press any criminal charges. – Assata Wright
Dead dog found in Hoboken garbage container
HOBOKEN – A dead dog was found in a bag in a garbage container behind a Hoboken Housing Authority building on Monday, according to an article on NJ.com.
The discovery was made at 400 Harrison St., and the dog was described as “large,” according to the report. The report states that the dog was discovered by a Housing Authority worker just after 11 a.m.
For years, rumors have circulated about dogs – particularly pit bull terriers – being used for dogfights in the Hoboken projects and in Jersey City. For past stories on the subject, use the search engine at hudsonreporter.com.
WNY rec director charged in alleged no-show job scheme
WEST NEW YORK - Tim Nagurka, the recreation director for the town of West New York, has been released on $10,000 bail after being charged with fourth degree theft of services and falsifying records in connection with an alleged no-show jobs scheme.
Nagurka is charged with allegedly authorizing payments totaling over $15,000 to employees who never showed up to work since the beginning of the year, according to West New York Police Director Michael Indri.
The arrest of the director came two days after the arrest of department employees Ramon Felix and David Almonte. The two other employees were also released on bail, according to Indri.
Stay tuned for more news updates on this arrest.