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Stevens must wait at least two more months for ruling on academic complex
Aug 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A Stevens Institute of Technology plan to build a new 90,000-square-foot academic complex on Hudson Street in Hoboken remains alive but in limbo before the Zoning Board of Adjustment. Through four ...
WNY mayor’s son gets county job
Jul 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WEST NEW YORK – Joseph Roque, son of Mayor Felix Roque, was hired by the Hudson County Department of Roads recently. Roque was convicted of a misdemeanor two years ago for his role in hacking into ...
Jersey City man charged with sexually exploiting girl
Jul 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Felix Restitullo, 40, of Jersey City, was charged on July 30 with allegedly coercing a minor family member to engage in sexually explicit conduct while he photographed the abuse, according to U.S. ...
Jitney owners throughout Hudson County charged with alleged violations of Angelie’s Law
Jul 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
HUDSON COUNTY -- The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has issued Notices of Violation to 17 commercial autobus owners for failure to post public notices on the outside and inside vehicles ab...
Hoboken Police to host National Night Out Aug. 4
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Hoboken Police to host National Night Out Aug. 4 HOBOKEN--On Tuesday, Aug. 4, the Hoboken Police Department will host its annual National Night Out, a nationwide event that allows citizens to expre...

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Uber, after all
Despite controversy, city welcomes car-sharing service
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
In one sense, Uber’s decision to open its first New Jersey partner support center in Hoboken is a no-brainer. The ridesharing service, which allows users to summon a car with the tap of a smartphon...
Hometown hero
Play records, enjoy memorabilia at new Frank Sinatra exhibit
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Perhaps the most fascinating display in the Hoboken Historical Museum’s new exhibition devoted to “Frank Sinatra: The Man, the Voice, and the Fans,” which opens this Sunday, Aug. 2, is a cabinet fi...
Even with the windows down…
Leaving a child or pet in car has been deadly
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
So far this year, eight kids across the country have died because their parents inadvertently left them in hot cars – including the 18-month-old daughter of a Florida fourth grade teacher who left ...
A new tool against breast cancer
New 3-dimensional mammogram first in Hudson County
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Although medical science has made great strides over the last few decades in helping to detect breast cancer early, the latest innovation at Christ Hospital is expected to help even more. CarePoint...
A memorial of their own
Final touches underway for Korean War monument
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Although a light pole still needs to be fixed and a number of other small items attended to, the monument to veterans of the Korean War at Washington Boulevard and Dudley Street in Jersey City is j...
STEM school
Boys and Girls Club hosts educational race for students
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
For three days in July, kids from Jersey City and Bayonne took part in a unique program that allowed them to build, program, and race robotic cars. The event was designed to raise awareness and int...
A taste of New Orleans
Weehawken resident Craig Handy plays Summer Concerts on the Hudson
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Summer Concerts on the Hudson will present Weehawken resident Craig Handy and his band 2nd Line Smith along with very special guest Catherine Russell at Summer Concerts on the Hudson on Wednesday, ...
NHRFR promotes five officers
Shows off new equipment
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue (NHRFR) promoted five fire officers and unveiled new equipment last week, adding to its fleet of fire protection apparatus. The five veteran firefighters promo...
Union City ‘Kid’ to play Weehawken concert
Summer concert series continues on waterfront
by Melissa Heule
Reporter correspondent
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Susan Scherman will lead The Robert Lawrence Orchestra in a performance on Aug. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hamilton Park, as part of Weehawken’s free Summer Concert Series overlooking the New York skyli...
They say it’s your birthday…
Combination fundraiser and mayor’s birthday party raises $5K+ for charity
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Originally planned as a fundraiser for the Secaucus Emergency Fund, the town barbecue on July 24 was eventually revealed as a semi-surprise birthday party for Mayor Michael Gonnelli as well, comple...
Young at art
Seniors win awards with paintings from weekly art class
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Florence Tarantino is an award-winning painter of landscapes. She couldn’t say that a few months ago. In fact, a few months ago she had never painted a picture in her life. Tarantino learned to pai...
National Night Out highlights crime prevention in Secaucus
Game Day for kids kicks off the festivities on Aug. 4
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Secaucus will once again participate in America’s Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, Aug. 4. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. in Buchmuller Park and run until 10 p.m. In the event of rain it will be he...
Teach your students – don’t text or ‘friend’ them
Some schools serious about social media bans; others duck the question
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Teachers may be people like everyone else, but writing casual comments on social media just like a regular person can get them into hot water pretty quickly if they’re not careful. Fortunately, mos...
Pride of Lions
‘Lion King’ performers stop by high school to encourage their junior counterparts
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Never give up on your dream. That was the message from two Broadway performers who stopped by the “Lion King Jr.” rehearsal of the Bayonne High School Drama Junior group on Thursday, July 23. More ...
Note Worthy
Resident oversees world-renowned institute dedicated to jazz
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
If you’re a jazz aficionado with degrees in music education and library science, what could be better than managing the world’s foremost collection of items related to your favorite genre? Nothing,...
High-end rental units coming to site of former trailer park
Seen as anchor to redevelopment around light rail
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The former trailer park just north of 48th Street on Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen is about to be razed. The township has approved a resolution to redevelop the property for a rental community co...
The party begins at age 60
Free cruise, meal, entertainment, and dancing for 2,400 senior citizens
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
For her birthday on July 17, Felicia Perez had a special treat this year. She took a cruise on the Hudson River aboard the Spirit of New Jersey. Perez was one of more than 200 senior citizens from ...
Even with the windows down…
Leaving a child or pet in car has been deadly
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
So far this year, eight kids across the country have died because their parents inadvertently left them in hot cars – including the 18-month-old daughter of a Florida fourth grade teacher who left ...
Union City ‘Kid’ to play Weehawken concert
Summer concert series continues on waterfront
by Melissa Heule
Reporter correspondent
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Susan Scherman will lead The Robert Lawrence Orchestra in a performance on Aug. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hamilton Park, as part of Weehawken’s free Summer Concert Series overlooking the New York skyli...
Roque pleads ‘not guilty’ to kickback scheme
WNY mayor said he did nothing wrong in latest charges
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
West New York Mayor Felix Roque pleaded not guilty on July 27 to state charges that he was involved in a bribery and kickback scheme connected to his medical practice. After the court date was post...
‘I personally like a challenge’
A 10-year-old’s account of taking the PARCC test
by Dallas Hannon
Kid reporter
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Many parents and students were worried for the PARCC test this year. What is the PARCC might you ask? Well the PARCC (pronounced park) is the latest state test given to children who are in third gr...
Roque pleads ‘not guilty’ to kickback scheme
WNY mayor said he did nothing wrong in latest charges
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
West New York Mayor Felix Roque pleaded not guilty on July 27 to state charges that he was involved in a bribery and kickback scheme connected to his medical practice. After the court date was post...
Union City ‘Kid’ to play Weehawken concert
Summer concert series continues on waterfront
by Melissa Heule
Reporter correspondent
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Susan Scherman will lead The Robert Lawrence Orchestra in a performance on Aug. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hamilton Park, as part of Weehawken’s free Summer Concert Series overlooking the New York skyli...
‘I personally like a challenge’
A 10-year-old’s account of taking the PARCC test
by Dallas Hannon
Kid reporter
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Many parents and students were worried for the PARCC test this year. What is the PARCC might you ask? Well the PARCC (pronounced park) is the latest state test given to children who are in third gr...

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