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Overheated refrigerator motor cause of fire
Jun 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
BAYONNE – An overheated refrigerator motor was the cause of a two-alarm fire over the weekend that did extensive damage to a 26th Street home, a fire official said on June 29. Bayonne firefighters ...
Where can you see the fireworks in Hudson County?
Jun 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
HUDSON COUNTY -- Have you been wondering where you can see the fireworks locally this year? Check out our comprehensive article from this past weekend in your local edition of the Reporter , or cli...
UPDATE: Elderly pedestrian who died after Hoboken collision named
Jun 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN — Eighty-nine-year-old Agnes Acerra, a long-time Hoboken resident, died at Jersey City Medical Center this past Friday evening after sustaining head trauma and injuries to her lower extremi...
West New York man charged with involvement in ISIL
Jun 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WEST NEW YORK -- A West New York man was arrested Monday on charges of conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist orga...
Union City Independence Day celebration on July 2 includes music, art, food
Jun 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
UNION CITY – The City of Union City will hold their annual Independence Day Celebration on Thursday, July 2 from 6 to 10 p.m. along Palisade Avenue from 8th to 15th Streets. (Rain date is Friday, J...

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Getting to the bottom of it
Confusion over new ordinance regulating boats in city waters
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Jun 28, 2015 | 3 3 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
A new ordinance granting city officials enhanced power to remove boats abandoned in Hoboken waters has generated concern among mariners who have been mooring their sailboats legally for years on th...
HOBOKEN BRIEFS
Jun 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Elderly pedestrian hit by van on Washington Street An 80-year-old female Hoboken resident sustained possible head trauma and was transported to Jersey City Medical Center after being hit by a van w...
Countdown to 2022
State lays out timeline for flood protection project
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Jun 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Circle June 2022 on your calendars. That’s the month state officials say construction is projected to be completed on new infrastructure designed to prevent flooding in Hoboken. Exactly which struc...
Back to the future
Jersey City high schools hold graduation ceremonies
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 1,000 people crowded into the William L. Dickinson High School Auditorium on June 19 to watch 458 students graduate, one of six commencement ceremonies held around the city that day. Anur...
Councilman terminated from county job
Investigator examined Ramchal’s HCIA work records
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
After an investigation by the Hudson County Improvement Authority (HCIA), Jersey City Councilman Khemraj “Chico” Ramchal has been terminated from a job with the agency, a job he has held since 2008...
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Places where you can and can’t see the fireworks this year
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jun 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
You can go to Bayonne or Jersey City to see Fourth of July fireworks, but not North Bergen, West New York, Weehawken, or Hoboken. You can go to Secaucus as well, but their celebration is two days b...
Ooh! Ahhhhh!
Places where you can and can’t see the fireworks this year
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jun 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
You can go to Bayonne or Jersey City to see Fourth of July fireworks, but not North Bergen, West New York, Weehawken, or Hoboken. You can go to Secaucus as well, but their celebration is two days b...
Storage wars show comes to Hudson County
Local ‘pirates’ who bid on leftovers hope to become TV stars
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Although they don’t wear eye patches or scowl, the “storage pirates” of Hudson County are certainly characters in their own right, and are part of an emerging internet TV program shot in Jersey Cit...
Students tour veterans’ museum
Roosevelt sixth graders guests of VFW post
Jun 28, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Roosevelt School sixth graders recently visited the Veterans Museum at Bayonne VFW Post 226. A group of 44 students and their teachers were hosted by the Weehawken VFW Post 1923. The students liste...
High school seniors set record
Class receives nearly $12M in scholarships, grants
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jun 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The Secaucus High School graduating class of 2015 received nearly $12 million in scholarships and grants – the largest amount ever received in the history of the school. School Principal Dr. Robert...
Cruising through history
Residents enjoy environmental boat ride into wetlands
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jun 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
“See the railroad trestle over there? We used to jump off that into the river when we were kids,” recalled John Jandreau, a Secaucus resident for 65 years. The Riverkeeper Environmental Boat Ride o...
Ooh! Ahhhhh!
Places where you can and can’t see the fireworks this year
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jun 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
You can go to Bayonne or Jersey City to see Fourth of July fireworks, but not North Bergen, West New York, Weehawken, or Hoboken. You can go to Secaucus as well, but their celebration is two days b...
Getting a green light
14th Street residential plan may move forward after abatement compromise
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, a 38-unit residential project slated for 14th Street and Broadway may again begin to take flight after an ordinance passed on first reading at the June 17 City...
Focusing on success
Group of local filmmakers shooting for that one big hit
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
They’re young, intelligent, creative, driven and not willing to give up easily. They’re a crew of filmmakers, actors, musicians, artists, and technical workers. They’re from Bayonne and the surroun...
Class of 2015, you are dismissed
Bayonne graduates ready to move on to next stage of life
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
There were handshakes, hugs, smiles, and of course, tears. There was talk of an interesting and fun four years, of great friendships formed, and of continuing those relationships, even as the sun s...
Power of green
Second annual Summer Green Health Fair brings out twice as many vendors
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jun 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
A spell of rain at midday may have cut back on the crowds but it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the vendors and attendees at North Bergen’s second annual Summer Green Health Fair. Held on Saturday...
It’s not a bird or a plane, it’s fireworks – here is where to find them.
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jun 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
You can go to Bayonne or Jersey City to see Fourth of July fireworks, but not North Bergen, West New York, Weehawken, or Hoboken. You can go to Secaucus as well, but their celebration is two days b...
‘LEAD’ by example
Fifth grade drug awareness grads get their day in the sun
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jun 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Neighbors must have thought Beyonce was in town, the way the kids were cheering on the field as Lori Michaels belted out a pair of songs. The occasion was the first annual LEAD Day, and the lucky r...
McGreevey speaks at Union City graduation
Ceremony focuses on the past, present and future
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
“No matter what else you achieve in your lives, this moment right now is blessed,” said former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey to 766 graduates of Union City High School on Wednesday night. “But it i...
Ooh! Ahhhhh!
Places where you can and can’t see the fireworks this year
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jun 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
You can go to Bayonne or Jersey City to see Fourth of July fireworks, but not North Bergen, West New York, Weehawken, or Hoboken. You can go to Secaucus as well, but their celebration is two days b...
Reporter on Vacation
Take a photo with your newspaper and send it in!
Jun 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
If you’re going on vacation or just hanging out locally, take a photo with any Reporter newspaper, including the Bayonne Community News, and send it to us! We’d love to print it and show your neigh...
Ooh! Ahhhhh!
Places where you can and can’t see the fireworks this year
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jun 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
You can go to Bayonne or Jersey City to see Fourth of July fireworks, but not North Bergen, West New York, Weehawken, or Hoboken. You can go to Secaucus as well, but their celebration is two days b...
McGreevey speaks at Union City graduation
Ceremony focuses on the past, present and future
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
“No matter what else you achieve in your lives, this moment right now is blessed,” said former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey to 766 graduates of Union City High School on Wednesday night. “But it i...
Reporter on Vacation
Take a photo with your newspaper and send it in!
Jun 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
If you’re going on vacation or just hanging out locally, take a photo with any Reporter newspaper, including the Bayonne Community News, and send it to us! We’d love to print it and show your neigh...

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