Fatal shooting near Grove Street under investigation

Hudson County Acting Prosecutor Gaetano T. Gregory has announced the Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit with the assistance of the Jersey City Police Department is investigating the shooting of Darren Talington, 25, of Jersey City, who was shot multiple times and killed early Saturday morning, April 26, on Grove Street in Jersey City.
At approximately 3:45 a.m., Jersey City Police were dispatched to the area of Grove Street and Christopher Columbus Drive on a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found Talington lying on the ground. The victim was transported by ambulance to the Jersey City Medical Center in cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead at 7:10 a.m.
Homicide detectives believe Talington drove to a local deli to purchase food. While inside the deli, a male customer pushed a female customer. Talington intervened and an argument erupted leading to a fight outside between Talington and the male customer. Another male then approached Talington and began to fire a gun.
According to the Medical Examiner, Talington sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the torso and lower extremities.
No arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit at (201) 915-1345 or by email at All contacts will be kept confidential.
Want your event listed in Jersey City Magazine?

Jersey City Magazine’s calendar of events offers readers a comprehensive listing of seasonal happenings in Jersey City. If you want your event listed, please email the details to and put “JC Magazine Calendar” in the subject line. The calendar will cover events between July 30 and Nov. 30, 2014. Do it as soon as possible. Don’t miss this opportunity to have your event included in the summer issue of Jersey City Magazine.

Job fair in Jersey City is May 3

Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the City Council, and the Jersey City Employment and Training Program, in coordination with Ahold eCommerce, will hold a job fair with 500 jobs available at the new warehouse on Route 1&9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, at the Bethune Center, 140 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
Ahold eCommerce Sales Company, LLC is opening a 350,000 square foot distribution Center on Route 1&9 in Jersey City.
Saturday’s job fair is a business-casual event and will begin with an information session led by Ahold eCommerce, who will also be on hand to answer questions. Applications must be filled out on site and resume submissions are welcomed.

Weekend ferry will continue as alternative to PATH

The Port Authority will continue weekend ferry service between the Paulus Hook Terminal in Jersey City and the World Financial Center Ferry Terminal in New York throughout 2014, following the success of a six-week pilot program for weekend riders who would normally use PATH between New Jersey and Lower Manhattan.
The WTC and Exchange Place stations will remain closed each of the remaining weekends in 2014, since major holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas fall on Thursdays.
The ferry fare will be the same as a PATH ride, $2.50 one-way, or $5 round trip, paid via cash, credit or debit card at either terminal ticketing booth. Children age five and under ride free. Riders can also board with bicycles, and will be subject to the ferry’s additional $1 charge.
Weekend ferry service will continue to run from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and may be adjusted according to demand levels. Travel time between terminals is approximately seven minutes and ferries will depart every 15 minutes, beginning with the 8 a.m. departure from Paulus Hook. The last ferry will depart Paulus Hook at 9:45 p.m. and the World Financial Ferry Terminal at 9:53 p.m.
Ferry service is available on Saturday, May 3 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, May 4, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., at the Paulus Hook Terminal in Jersey City and the World Financial Center Ferry Terminal in New York. To accommodate cyclists participating in the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, the ferry contractor will run seven additional early-morning ferries on Sunday, May 4, from Paulus Hook in Jersey City to the World Financial Center Ferry Terminal in Lower Manhattan, beginning at 6 a.m. and departing every 15 minutes thereafter.

JCMC holds trauma surgery symposium on May 8

The Port Authority Heroes of 9/11 Trauma Center at Jersey City Medical Center, which was a preliminary receiving hospital for patients ferried across the Hudson River for medical care on that infamous day, celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2014 as a verified, state-designed Level 2 trauma center.
To mark this occasion, Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow, a celebratory conference designed for health care professionals involved in the care of the injured patient, will be held in Jersey City at the Liberty House Restaurant (75 Audrey Zapp Drive) on Thursday, May 8, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The symposium, which is expected to attract 250 medical professionals, will feature keynote speaker Dr. Philip Lisagor, who was Chief of Surgery at Jersey City Medical Center during the 9/11 tragedy, on his reflections of that day at the hospital.

JCMC offers free CPR classes

In honor of annual EMS Week from May 18 to 24, Jersey City Medical Center’s Emergency Medical Services will offer members of the community a chance to learn basic CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) at no cost.
The two-hour “Family & Friends” CPR class will be held at 2 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday in May at the hospital’s EMS Headquarters, 415 Montgomery St.
The class uses the research-proven Practice-While-Watching method to provide students with hands-on instruction and instructor feedback. Students will also receive an instructional booklet on CPR. Students must be at least 10 years of age to participate. There are no residency requirements. Registration is available for a maximum of 24 persons. To register, call (201) 547-6126, or email at

Metropolitan Family Health celebrates National Women’s Health Week

Metropolitan Family Health Network (MFHN) will celebrate National Women’s Health Week with a series of special events on Tuesday, May 13 and Thursday, May 15. The events will take place at the organization’s headquarters, 935 Garfield Ave. in Jersey City, just steps away from the Garfield Avenue Light Rail Station.
On Tuesday, May 13 at 11 a.m., Towanda McEachern will present “A Life Recycled” a program on how physical health can lead to emotional, mental and spiritual health.
From 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. the center will offer information about MFHN medical professionals and the care they provide. This will be repeated on Thurs. May 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. At noon on May 15, the center will provide a zumba class. Light refreshments will be served on both days. For more information, please visit or phone (201) 478-5800.

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