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'Conrail Boyz' leader and nine others arrested in cargo train thefts after four-month probe
Dec 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY -- Hudson County Acting Prosecutor Gaetano Gregory announced Friday that a highly sophisticated, multi-jurisdictional, cargo theft operation was dismantled this week when alleged member...
Are you dreaming of a wet Christmas?
Dec 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
HUDSON COUNTY – The previous prediction of rain and wet snow for this weekend has been changed, and you should expect mostly dry weather this weekend. For Christmas Eve, however, a storm is coming ...
Jersey City to allocate $165G to homeless prevention
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY – In what appears to be a reaction to a report by the Hudson County Freeholders showing that local homeless shelters are struggling to meet needs in Jersey City and elsewhere, Mayor Ste...
BREAKING: POLICE CALLED TO SECAUCUS DUE TO ZOMBIES
Dec 18, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
SECAUCUS – It's no joke. Secaucus police officers, the Hudson County sheriff’s department, and the New Jersey state police were all called to the scene of a zombie gathering at the Meadowlands Conv...
Mixed reactions to news of Pres. Obama's change of policy on Cuba
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Wednesday morning, the U.S. government announced that Pres. Barack Obama would like to ease travel and trade restrictions against Cuba that have been in place for more than 50 years, since the earl...

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Could Eric Garner situation happen here?
New police chief promises community outreach; openness to body cameras
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Dec 14, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Does the stress and scrutiny currently engulfing the New York Police Department have any bearing across the Hudson River in Hoboken? At first glance, the comparison seems laughable—the NYPD’s 49,52...
950 new residents, 1.4 million square feet of office space
Council members seem ready to approve rail yard redevelopment plan, face public questions
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Dec 14, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
It was billed as yet another chance for the public to weigh in on the course of development in Hoboken’s southern rail corridor, but the City Council special meeting on the Hoboken Yards Redevelopm...
A bed, a shower, and a plate of hope
Hoboken Shelter does a lot for homeless in small space
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Dec 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Depending on what hour of the day you arrive, the Hoboken Shelter could be a drop-in center, soup kitchen, classroom, or dormitory. Like the city it proudly serves, the shelter strives to satisfy e...
City anticipates bike-share bids
Jersey City hopes to hook up with New York City program
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 14, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Earlier this year, Jersey City decided to go its own way rather than join a proposed bike-sharing program with Hoboken and Weehawken. A request for proposals for the Jersey City program was issued ...
Honoring a trail blazer
Post office named for Judge Tolentino
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
For public officials and residents of Jersey City, Shirley A. Tolentino wasn’t just another judge. She was a girl from the ‘hood who made it good. For this reason, people far and wide gathered on D...
Art for sake of the community
Goldman Sachs partners with community groups to benefit Jersey City kids
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Although Mya Phu is only in the eighth grade at Middle School No. 4, she already had a map of her future as she stood in the glow of sunset near the Goldman Sachs building on the Jersey City waterf...
‘On a mission from God’
Bayonne man finds, rescues isolated 80-year-old gravestone from Meadowlands
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Fluke season had just begun, and Bruce Dillin of Bayonne was scouting the Hackensack River across from Laurel Hill Park in Secaucus for a spot to trap killie fish he could use as bait. “I remember ...
Music, song, and dance from the Irish Winter Solstice
Free lunchtime concert will be Wednesday, Dec. 17
Dec 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The UBS Atrium Series will continue on Wednesday, Dec. 17 with a special holiday concert featuring music, song, and dance from the Irish Winter Solstice. The concert will take place in the Atrium, ...
Eating and technology
Weehawken Girl Scouts learn a variety of skills
Dec 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Weehawken Girl Scout Troops 12933 and 12779 have been busy. They recently traveled to Branch Brook Park Roller Rink in Newark to participate in a special Girl Scout program called Stemtastic. The g...
‘First lady of the Secaucus stage’ passes
C.A.S.T. founder Pat DeFerrari will be missed by many
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Dec 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
“I say this very affectionately, and I think she would appreciate it,” said Michael Griffo about his longtime friend and associate, Pat DeFerrari. “She was a tough broad. A force to be reckoned wit...
Portrait of the apes
Local artist is an advocate for vanishing primates
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Dec 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Richard Moglia is not an easy person to describe in a few words. That’s because he has so many facets, so many interests, so many careers. He’s a personal trainer and a national champion bodybuilde...
Targeting sex crimes
PD cracks down on prostitution
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Dec 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Prostitutes and their patrons had better have second thoughts about using Secaucus as their base of operations. Several months ago, Acting Police Chief John Cerny of the Secaucus P.D. launched an i...
Two out of three ain’t bad
City in final phases of agreements of two MOTBY-related lawsuits
by By Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Construction at the former Military Ocean Terminal, which has been stalled for years as the city was mired in lawsuits with developers, may now be able to move forward as Bayonne reaches settlement...
Holiday memories
Your neighbors share their stories
by By Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Whether it’s the memory of receiving the first present each year because they were the youngest child, or of being the oldest sibling and enjoying watching the younger one’s sheer delight on the mo...
First impressions count
Resident asks city to protect appearance of city’s gateways
by By Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Bayonne resident Corrado DiVincenzo is concerned about the gateways into the city and specifically about the John F. Kennedy Boulevard entrance. DiVincenzo’s concerns were aired at the Dec. 10 City...
Singing in the streets
22nd Winterfest brings out the crowds
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Dec 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Santa Claus posed inside a storefront to take photos with hundreds of kids and families. Volunteers from the schools costumed as cartoon characters prowled the crowd. Choruses from eight schools sa...
Watching the river flow
Song recalls couple’s 90-year love affair with Hudson River
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Dec 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
At age 85, Catherine Portman-Laux decided to write a song. But not just any song. As a self-proclaimed “river rat” and lifelong lover of the waterways, she opted two years ago to make her first com...
Coldwell Banker Homes announces grand opening
Luxurious 15-unit condo complex in Union City open for occupancy
Dec 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
According to Coldwell Banker New Homes, one of the nation’s largest award-winning residential brokerage firms, a new15-unit boutique condo complex at 140 36th St. in Union City will host its grand ...
Last words
UC teacher’s book details her experiences caring for the dying
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Dec 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Most people shy away from the subject of death. Not Karen Kaplan. She made a career out of it, serving for seven years as a hospice chaplain, tending to the spiritual and emotional needs of people ...
WNY shows off two new ambulances
High-tech vehicles expand coverage and enable quicker care
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
To replace two ambulances, one that was obsolete and another that was destroyed in an accident while responding to a call in 2013, West New York has unveiled two new high-tech ambulances which will...
A different kind of bravery
Hoboken author draws praise, criticism for kids’ book with gay hero
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Dec 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent e-book by Hoboken-based children’s author Daniel Errico is making waves online for its unconventional ending—the story features a prototypical dashing knight who decides to live happily ev...
WNY shows off two new ambulances
High-tech vehicles expand coverage and enable quicker care
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
To replace two ambulances, one that was obsolete and another that was destroyed in an accident while responding to a call in 2013, West New York has unveiled two new high-tech ambulances which will...
Last words
UC teacher’s book details her experiences caring for the dying
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Dec 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Most people shy away from the subject of death. Not Karen Kaplan. She made a career out of it, serving for seven years as a hospice chaplain, tending to the spiritual and emotional needs of people ...
A different kind of bravery
Hoboken author draws praise, criticism for kids’ book with gay hero
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Dec 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent e-book by Hoboken-based children’s author Daniel Errico is making waves online for its unconventional ending—the story features a prototypical dashing knight who decides to live happily ev...

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