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Suicides off George Washington Bridge Becoming More Common

Suicides off George Washington Bridge Becoming More Common
BY FRANCESCA PHILLIPPY
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

On Sunday, July 20th, an unidentified man committed suicide by jumping off of the George Washington Bridge along the Hudson River in New York City.

This has become a rising trend in past years, causing police officials to patrol the area more frequently.

The GW Bridge stands at 212 feet, practically guaranteeing death to anyone ready to take that plunge.

The man, whose age and identity are unknown at the moment, landed on the tracks near the landmark Little Red Lighthouse, which is under the bridge on the New York side.

Amtrak rail services were disrupted for almost an hour and a half, according to Northjersey.com.

Since 2000, suicides off the bridge have averaged about six a year, although 10 jumped to their deaths in 2004 and 13 in 2010 according to nj.com.

In 2012 a record 18 people plunged to their deaths from the bridge, compared with the previous high of 13 jumpers in 2010, according to the New York Post. That same year there were 43 attempted suicides from the bridge, an all-time high.

 

New Jersey's Ali Mohammad Brown could get death penalty for three Seattle murders, hate crime

New Jersey's Ali Mohammad Brown could get death penalty for three Seattle murders, hate crime
BY MARY MARSHALL
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

An East Orange-native was arrested in West Orange Friday as a suspect for a double homicide in Seattle and under a warrant for a carjacking in Point Pleasant last ...

Chris Christie jumps into immigration issue

Chris Christie jumps into immigration issue
BY KRISTEN LAULETTI
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Chris Christie, while campaigning in Iowa, said that although he doesn’t encourage children without their families crossing the southern border, he isn’t turnin...

8 Myths About Hunger in America

8 Myths About Hunger in America
BY IRWIN STOOLMACHER
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

There are many widely held false misconceptions about hunger in America. The first and most insidious is that there is no hunger in Ameri...

NJ Medical Marijuana Gets Assist in Washington

NJ Medical Marijuana Gets Assist in Washington
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Many banks have been hesitant to deal with medical marijuana businesses due to potential penalties under federal laws. Many of them have been operating as cash-only ser...

Chris Christie Visits Iowa, But Not For Presidential Race

Chris Christie Visits Iowa, But Not For Presidential Race
BY FRANCESCA PHILLIPPY
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Gov. Chris Christie has made his first of many visits to Iowa to raise money for other Republican politicians, including Gov. Terry Branstad, for the upcomin...

California church helps undocumented immigrants get east

California church helps undocumented immigrants get east
BY MARY MARSHALL
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

In the midst of turmoil and violence circulating the topic of immigration, a church in California temporarily put the politics aside in order to “address a humanit...

Hillary Clinton Book Signing to Be NJ Mob Scene

Hillary Clinton Book Signing to Be NJ Mob Scene
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Possible 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton opened her latest book tour in New York last month, and more than 1,000 people came by to see her.

Clinto...

Republican says Chris Christie running scared is 'a sad sight to see'

Republican says Chris Christie running scared is 'a sad sight to see'
BY KRISTEN LAULETTI
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Joe Scarborough, a Republican, took digs at Chris Christie as he disagreed with the governor’s decision to not meet with parents of the victims of the Sandy Hoo...

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