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Letters circulate in favor, against Washington Street plan; meeting to discuss redesign to be held tonight in Hoboken
Feb 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN – Two letters were circulated in Hoboken on Sunday, Feb. 7 in favor of and against the plan to narrow Washington Street and make way for bicycle lanes on each side. The first letter, from B...
Bayonne-based cruise ship runs into problems
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BAYONNE – Anthem of the Seas, the third largest cruise ship in the world, encountered rough weather off the southeast coast of the U.S. on Sunday, which caused damage to the ship and made it change...
High tides cause some flooding at Hoboken terminal
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HOBOKEN - A high tide Monday morning, Feb. 8 caused water to surface onto the train tracks at the Hoboken's Terminal. "What's up with the crazy high tide at Hoboken Terminal this am? What caused it...
New York Times covers Hoboken flooding proposal
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HOBOKEN -- Hoboken's anti-flooding proposal got a look in Monday's New York Times. The story gets quotes from Mayor Dawn Zimmer, and seeks (and doesn't get) quotes from Hoboken resident Natalie Mor...
Two cheesy fundraisers
Foodies out in droves for Mutzfest and Mac & Cheese cook-off
by Steven Rodas
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Which would you rather eat: a replica of Mt. Vesuvius made from hand-tossed mozzarella or something called the “The Grande Cadillac” of macaroni and cheese? You could have tried both – for a good c...

this week's news stories

Word on Washington St.
Vote coming about redesign; businesses say ‘no’ to bike lanes
by Steven Rodas
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 07, 2016 | 5 5 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Businesses and residents along Washington Street -- "the most dangerous corridor" of Hoboken according to city officials – have had a mix of responses to a plan to redesign the 17-block-long thorou...
Water problems in the firehouses
During upgrades, a walkthrough with Fire Chief Peskens
by Steven Rodas
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
While water is a blessing to help firefighters fight blazes, water from heavy rains and aging pipes has made life difficult for firefighters in Hoboken. Hoboken’s firemen and women are beginning to...
99 and in his prime
Resident gets Obama portrait as birthday gift
by Steven Rodas
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
A soft-spoken Frank Augustine, who turned 99 on Jan. 5, can tell his story with a collection of photos. Some populate his mantelpiece and others he keeps stowed away in a folder at his Fifth Street...
Doing good, but not perfect
Mayor Fulop tells community groups about successes, and explains delays
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 07, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Mayor Steven Fulop brought half his administration’s directors out of City Hall over the last two weeks to visit community forums, talk about the city’s successes, and answer residents’ questions. ...
Working after high school
Board to offer career training for non-college bound students
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
In order to accommodate students who might not or cannot attend college, the Jersey City school district is about to establish a vocational training program. School Board Trustee Marilyn Roman, cha...
City will test for lead in water
Independent consultant to be hired to check Suez Jersey City water quality
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
In response to local concerns raised by news stories about lead contamination in the water supply in Flint, Mich., Jersey City will hire an independent, third party consultant to test the city’s dr...
Love at first sight?
County residents tell how they met the love of their life
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Feb 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Sometimes it’s a chance encounter at a bar; other times it’s at work. Residents of several of Hudson County’s towns talked last week about how they met. For instance, Anna and Vitaly of Bayonne, bo...
Paul Anka’s hairstylist marks nearly a decade at salon
Weehawken resident’s UC business ‘rose from the ashes’ after 2004 fire
by Steven Rodas
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Weehawken resident Jackie Cruz says she would not have been able to bounce back after a fire destroyed her Union City salon in 2004 if it wasn’t for her customers. But being Paul Anka’s hairstylist...
Building a community
Controversy and war followed opening of Meadowview Village in 1940
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Feb 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Second in a three-part series Editor’s Note: This story is the second in a three-part series that looks at the time in the 1930s and 1940s when shacks were replaced by federal low-income housing in...
Weathering the storm
Secaucus gets through Jonas with flying colors
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
“I couldn’t have been more happy,” said Mayor Michael Gonnelli about how Secaucus fared after Winter Storm Jonas dumped an estimated 27-plus inches of snow on the town. “We had an awesome plan in p...
Acts of bravery
Police officers cited at Valor Awards Ceremony
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Winter Storm Jonas was mere hours away but that didn’t keep a crowd from gathering inside the Arthur F. Couch Performing Arts Center on Friday, Jan. 22 for the Secaucus Police Department’s Valor Aw...
Bullied to death
Students and parents attend presentations on anti-bullying and suicide prevention
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jan 31, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Ryan Halligan was 13 years old when he killed himself on Oct. 7, 2003 after being the victim of persistent bullying and cyber-bullying. His father, John Halligan, subsequently became a strong advoc...
Floodgates open at Board of Education
Thirteen residents apply for two one-year Board of Trustee seats
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The Bayonne Board of Education is once again top of mind, as 13 people applied for two vacant board of trustee seats by the deadline last week. Both of the seats are for an interim basis, finishing...
Jumping in head first
New education board president has his work cut out for him, but is positive about schools’ future
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
New Bayonne Board of Education President Joseph Broderick knows he has his hands full with a majority board of new school trustees and myriad issues affecting the Bayonne district over the upcoming...
From wheels to rentals
New residential structure could rise on Avenue B and 44th Street in less than two years
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The site of an unused auto mechanic shop at the northeast corner of 44th Street and Avenue B may soon blossom into a 24-unit boutique luxury apartment complex. George Georgiadis of Soli Development...
North Hudson gets first no-kill animal shelter
WNY facility approved to open this month
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Feb 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The West New York zoning board on Jan. 28 unanimously approved a variance allowing a new animal shelter to open in a mixed-use building at 6410-6412 Dewey Ave. The facility, operated by the nonprof...
Welcoming the fire monkey
Tips to enhance your luck and life this Chinese New Year
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Feb 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The Year of the Monkey is upon us, beginning Monday, Feb. 8. Across the globe, in Asia, in urban Chinatowns, and in countless homes internationally, celebrations will take place with families gathe...
Barbara Tulko wins award for excellence
Re/Max broker’s 26 years of success unbroken
Feb 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
For the 26th consecutive year, Barbara Tulko, broker associate with RE/MAX Villa Realtors of Hudson and Bergen Counties, has earned the 2015 NJ Association of Realtors Circle of Excellence Award. T...
New park, paving, and public safety measures in UC
Stack, as hands-on mayor, looks at projects for new year
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
If anyone had any doubt about how involved Mayor Brian Stack is in the day-to-day activities of Union City, they would just have to look into his third floor City Hall conference room and office. I...
North Hudson gets first no-kill animal shelter
WNY facility approved to open this month
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Feb 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The West New York zoning board on Jan. 28 unanimously approved a variance allowing a new animal shelter to open in a mixed-use building at 6410-6412 Dewey Ave. The facility, operated by the nonprof...
Love at first sight?
County residents tell how they met the love of their life
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Feb 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Sometimes it’s a chance encounter at a bar; other times it’s at work. Residents of several of Hudson County’s towns talked last week about how they met. For instance, Anna and Vitaly of Bayonne, bo...
Leading by example
Miranda-Diaz hopes she can be a role model for future Latina nurses
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
“Nursing is more than just about blood and guts,” said Dr. Gina Miranda-Diaz, director of the West New York Health Department, who was recently one of 10 nurses nationally honored for her innovativ...
North Hudson gets first no-kill animal shelter
WNY facility approved to open this month
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Feb 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The West New York zoning board on Jan. 28 unanimously approved a variance allowing a new animal shelter to open in a mixed-use building at 6410-6412 Dewey Ave. The facility, operated by the nonprof...
Love at first sight?
County residents tell how they met the love of their life
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Feb 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Sometimes it’s a chance encounter at a bar; other times it’s at work. Residents of several of Hudson County’s towns talked last week about how they met. For instance, Anna and Vitaly of Bayonne, bo...

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