Friday, July 8, 2016


Hoboken hit and run suspect arrested

According to NJ.com and other reliable sources, an arrest has been made in the hit and run death last month of Zackhary Simmons of Ramsey, NJ

Simmons was in Hoboken to celebrate the birthday of a friend after attending the NBA draft in Manhattan where his cousin, Ben Simmons was drafted first by the Philadelphia 76ers.

A news conference is scheduled for 11:00 am at Hoboken Police Headquarters and is expected to offer additional details.

The arrest took place in New York City.


From NJ.com:


"There's been an arrest in the fatal hit and run," Ferrante said in a brief interview Friday morning.

Details of the arrest were reported earlier on NJ.com:

A 50-year-old Jamaican native has been arrested in connection with the fatal hit-and-run of a 21-year-old man in Hoboken last month.
Mark T. Nicholas, a Brooklyn resident, is charged in the crash that killed Zachary Simmons on June 25, Police Chief Kenneth Ferrante said at a press conference Friday.
New York City police officers arrested Nicholas, a U.S. citizen, at 3:16 a.m. Friday in Manhattan, Ferrante said. The Hudson County Prosecutor's Office is working to seize the black Cadillac Escalade involved in the crash. 

Sign of the Times: Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop's summer gathering fundraiser

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop pauses to snap a pic with former Hoboken councilman Tony Soares.
Last night, Mayor Fulop addressed hundreds of supporters at a summer fundraiser in Jersey City's
Zeppelin Hall Restaurant and Biergarten.