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HOBOKEN BRIEFS
Jan 25, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Hudson County Restaurant Week discounts and specials start Monday Hudson County Restaurant Week will feature great deals at local places to eat. The week-long extravaganza lasts from Jan. 26 to Feb...
Weather forecast proves accurate: Snow, then rain; "A bit" of snow predicted for Monday, then cold
Jan 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
HUDSON COUNTY -- The first significant snow of 2015 settled over Hudson County, New Jersey in the wee hours of Saturday morning, Jan. 24. However, then the rain washed it out of the streets by morn...
Battle on Boulevard East over 13 story proposed hi-rise
Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WEST NEW YORK – Opponents of a controversial 13-story building proposed for Boulevard East finally got their say in a stormy public session before the West New York Zoning Board of Adjustment on Ja...
Port Authority prepares for nor’easter
Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
THE REGION – A northeast winter storm bringing snow, ice and rain is expected to hit the New York-New Jersey region beginning early Saturday morning. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey w...
Bayonne police officer arrested on alleged civil rights violation
Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
BAYONNE – City officials and a Federal Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman confirmed that a Bayonne police officer was arrested on the morning on Friday, Jan. 23 in connection with an alleged civil...

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Southwest Park concept approved
December debut planned; new negotiations with PSE&G
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Jan 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The first stage of a planned Southwest Park could be ready for construction in July and completed by December, according to the landscape architecture firm contracted by Hoboken to produce a final ...
Waiting for development on town’s borders
Family of Minnesota Vikings owner sees their Western Edge project rejected
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Jan 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Should property owners eager to move forward with major projects at the underdeveloped edges of Hoboken have to wait for the City Council to weigh in on the future of their neighborhoods, and if so...
American Legion returns home again
Two years after Superstorm Sandy, Post 107 has clean slate
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Jan 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The men of Hoboken’s American Legion returned to their post this past Tuesday for the first time since Superstorm Sandy, thanks to the generous aid of Hoboken businesses and the local Rotary Club. ...
Planning Board tables controversial measure
Zoning rules for home sales to be revised after outcry from homeowners and realtors
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The Planning Board has put off until March their decision on a proposal that would require sellers of property in Jersey City to get inspected before completing a sale. The plan introduced by Counc...
County agency failures led to $2 million in lost aid
Not-for profit agency most effective in county for Sandy fund distribution
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Hudson County has lost more than $2 million out of $4 million in Superstorm Sandy renter and home owner relief because agencies assigned to the task of finding people in need failed to reach out in...
Dancing on ice
Ice Theater of New York puts on a show at Newport Skates
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
More than an hour before they were slated to perform, champion figure skaters Jessica Huot, Christian Erwin and skaters from Ice Theater of New York took to the ice, weaving around public skaters w...
Local brewers are what’s on tap
Three craft beers being created in Hudson County’s towns
by Joe Granat
Reporter Correspondent
Jan 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Hudson County is the smallest and most densely-populated county in New Jersey, and the sixth most densely-populated county in America. With all those people living here, it brings a question to the...
Filming on the Bluff
Thriller movie shot in Weehawken
Jan 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Hollywood came to Weehawken last month when a new film underwent principal photography in the tony Bluff section overlooking the Hudson River. The name of the movie is “Manhattan Nocturne,” accordi...
Cell phones, blood, and a bar tab
How local law enforcement caught the alleged hit-and-run driver
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jan 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The driver who allegedly slammed into brothers Michael Viruet, 20, and Adrian, 11, in North Bergen on Nov. 14, sending both to the hospital with critical injuries, never stopped his car, law enforc...
Medical marijuana coming to Secaucus
Alternative Treatment Center projected to open this year
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jan 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Harmony Foundation in Secaucus is one of six Medicinal Marijuana Alternative Treatment Centers (ATCs) authorized in March 2011 to grow and dispense the herb in New Jersey – two each in the northern...
Keeping control of your online identity
Secaucus graduate appears on Forbes “30 Under 30” tech innovators list
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jan 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
“Passwords are ridiculous,” said Ryan Shea. “It’s such a hassle to deal with passwords on 100 different sites.” We’ve all felt that way at one time or another. The difference is that Shea is doing ...
‘CASA’ means home
Group advocating for foster children needs volunteers, donations
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jan 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
“Peter” has had a rougher start to life than most. At 3 years old, he sustained a thigh fracture, which became infected, and landed him in the hospital for two months. His mother said he injured hi...
Holding their breath
McCabe, JCMC wait for council decision on ambulance contract
by By Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Two emergency medical services companies have bid on the new contract for the city’s ambulance services, but only one will come out a winner. So in the run-up to the decision to be announced at the...
The ‘Power List’
The Hudson Reporter’s fourth annual rankings of Hudson County’s most influential people
by Al Sullivan, Carlo Davis, Art Schwartz, and Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writers
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
While many of Hudson County’s most influential people remain relevant year to year, their impact waxes and wanes. Influence can mean different things, not only political power. Artists, activists, ...
Rotating shifts at hospital
BMC head takes new post; new COO named to replace him
by By Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Bayonne Medical Center’s management is changing, with former president Mark Spektor moving over to the Jersey City-based CarePoint Insurance, and newcomer Paul Minnick taking over the helm as chief...
‘We are the community’
NB police officers honored for outstanding work
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jan 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Members of the North Bergen Police Department were honored on Thursday, Jan. 9 for the services they provide to the community every day of the year. Officers were cited for their hard work and quic...
Conspiracy, or serial killer?
Two theories offered on unsolved 1974 murder of NB teens
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jan 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
“I can still picture it in my mind all these years later, that moment when they opened the curtain,” said Nancy Pryor. “When I saw the body, she had been gone a couple of days and had been beaten. ...
Guttenberg PD on the case
Police handling wide variety of offenses
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jan 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Burglary, assault, drugs, DWI. The Guttenberg police have been busy cleaning up the streets recently, arresting wrongdoers for a variety of offenses. On Monday, Dec. 29 a resident on 68th Street he...
Cell phones, blood, and a bar tab
How local law enforcement caught the alleged hit-and-run driver
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jan 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The driver who allegedly slammed into brothers Michael Viruet, 20, and Adrian, 11, in North Bergen on Nov. 14, sending both to the hospital with critical injuries, never stopped his car, law enforc...
Science leads at St. Augustine
Students examine carbon-decay, mixing household products
Jan 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The eighth grade students at the St. Augustine School in Union City recently completed a science lab to model carbon-14 dating and study what physical and chemical changes occur when mixing baking ...
Reporter on Vacation
Take a photo with your newspaper and send it in!
Jan 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 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 neig...
Rodriguez sworn-in as new commissioner
Meeting offers foretaste of coming political battle this spring
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
In a move that will have significant implications in the upcoming municipal elections, Gabriel Rodriguez was sworn-in on Jan. 21 by Mayor Felix Roque as a new member of the Board of Commissioners. ...
Cell phones, blood, and a bar tab
How local law enforcement caught the alleged hit-and-run driver
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jan 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The driver who allegedly slammed into brothers Michael Viruet, 20, and Adrian, 11, in North Bergen on Nov. 14, sending both to the hospital with critical injuries, never stopped his car, law enforc...
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St. Augustine students write letters
Jan 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
St. Augustine School, Union City had a great day last month! Students from Grades pre-K through grade 3 went outside to their school parking to see their letters to Jolly St. Nick put outside their...

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