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UPDATED: Reports say U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez may face corruption charge
Mar 06, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
HUDSON COUNTY – A report issued by CNN in the last few hours said that the U.S. Justice Department is allegedly preparing corruption charges against Democratic U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, a former m...
NBHS opens new STEM academy for gifted students
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NORTH BERGEN – Twenty eighth grade students from throughout North Bergen and Guttenberg gathered together recently in a North Bergen High School auditorium for their induction ceremony as the inaug...
Mural of heavyweight champ started
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BAYONNE – Work has begun on the mural honoring hometown hero Chuck Wepner that will be unveiled on March 21 in the city. The Bayonne Community Development Department-sponsored piece is being painte...
Gantry cranes readied for transporting roadway pieces across bridge
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BAYONNE – The two massive mechanical devices which will transport new Bayonne Bridge roadway segments across the span for placement have been assembled and are about ready to go, according to a Por...
Some schools stayed closed on Friday
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HUDSON COUNTY -- Due to icy conditions on a cold day after a snowstorm, many schools in New Jersey remained closed on Friday, March 6, 2015. In Hudson County, the Weehawken, West New York, and Unio...

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Council approves 11th Street flood pump
One resident escorted out of meeting by police; public process criticized
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 4 4 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
From the moment Mayor Dawn Zimmer called a special meeting to vote on a resolution issuing bonds for a wet weather pump station in northeast Hoboken this past Monday, the event appeared destined to...
City going to trial over Southwest Park
No new meters until May at earliest; contracts codified
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Both Hoboken and the former owner of the property slated to become a new southwest park have appealed an assessment of the property value by a panel of county commissioners, setting the stage for a...
Making LaRusso last
Hoboken bard’s works are kept alive with new reading
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Louis LaRusso II was a struggling playwright living in his mother’s old townhouse on Willow Avenue when he realized the secret to his success was right beneath his nose. “My problem as a writer was...
49 school trailers in use
Fixing them could cost as much as $3.6 million
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
With trailers housing classrooms at nearly every school in the district, the Jersey City Board of Education is reviewing its options for replacing or doing away with those that are in the worst sha...
Bigger is better
Fulop delivers his State of the City Address
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Mayor Steven Fulop touted the successes of his administration over the last year before a packed house in the City Hall council chambers in his second State of the City address on Feb. 24. “My goal...
Veterans can get VA healthcare closer to home
CarePoint hospitals in Hudson County will provide services
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Ever since the day World War II ended 80 years ago, soldiers returning to Hudson County have had to go to a Veterans Administration hospital in East Orange to get officially-sanctioned healthcare. ...
Drawn to animation
Weehawken resident opens video advertising studio
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
When theater major Steve Day moved to New York City from Kansas, his goal was to become a Broadway director. As is so often the case, it didn’t quite work out that way. Instead he wound up founding...
Netting more experience
High Tech badminton fans get visit from U.S. national squad
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The world got a bit smaller and friendlier for the students and Badminton Club members at High Tech High School – a countywide public school -- last month, when they were visited by the USA and Tha...
Dirty business
Federal investigation of alleged extortion scheme results in two arrests – so far
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
A federal investigation begun more than three years ago has led to the arrest of two Jersey Shore men in connection with what authorities say was an alleged scheme to extort payments from suppliers...
No place to land?
Officials unveil new strategy for dealing with tourist helicopters
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
With the doors to the Weehawken ferry terminal closed against the cold wind on Feb. 18, you almost couldn’t hear the helicopters buzzing overhead. But you could feel them as their vibrations shook ...
Crying fowl
North Bergen bans chickens, other towns have different rules
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
If you live in North Bergen, it’s time to get rid of those chickens you’ve got living in a coop in your back yard. Otherwise, thanks to a new ordinance adopted by the town, you could be fined betwe...
Poetry out loud
High Tech student advances to statewide competition
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
“When people think about poetry they think about dead poets. They think about Shakespeare,” said Aaleah Oliver, the 16-year-old High Tech High School junior who will be competing in the statewide P...
And so it begins
Startup work for Turnpike project under way
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Mar 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The massive overhaul of the Bayonne New Jersey Turnpike exchange is moving forward with preparation work for the construction project that will take years to complete. Though the official groundbre...
The right amount or too many?
Administration, former opponent jousting over hiring numbers
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Mar 04, 2015 | 7 7 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
City hiring in the new municipal government continues to be raised as an issue by a former political opponent of Mayor James Davis. Peter Franco, campaign manager for candidate Anthony Zanowic earl...
Two board members seated
‘New’ Board of Ed members more a view of the past
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Mar 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
In the end, it came down to a short learning curve and two people who have a head start on that curve. On Thursday, Feb. 26, former Bayonne City Council members Raymond Greaves and Mary Jane Desmon...
No tax increase in 2015
NB introduces town budget of $86.7M
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The North Bergen commissioners introduced the town’s $86.7 million budget on Feb. 25, which will not cause a municipal tax increase in 2015. A homeowner with a property value of $140,000 will pay a...
No place to land?
Officials unveil new strategy for dealing with tourist helicopters
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
With the doors to the Weehawken ferry terminal closed against the cold wind on Feb. 18, you almost couldn’t hear the helicopters buzzing overhead. But you could feel them as their vibrations shook ...
Crying fowl
North Bergen bans chickens, other towns have different rules
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
If you live in North Bergen, it’s time to get rid of those chickens you’ve got living in a coop in your back yard. Otherwise, thanks to a new ordinance adopted by the town, you could be fined betwe...
Medical marijuana coming to Hudson County
Alternative Treatment Center projected to open this year
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 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...
No place to land?
Officials unveil new strategy for dealing with tourist helicopters
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
With the doors to the Weehawken ferry terminal closed against the cold wind on Feb. 18, you almost couldn’t hear the helicopters buzzing overhead. But you could feel them as their vibrations shook ...
BRIEFS
Mar 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Altercation between two homeless men leads to stabbing A 42-year-old homeless man was taken into custody early Sunday, Feb. 22 in North Bergen after allegedly stabbing a 39-year-old homeless man in...
No place to land?
Officials unveil new strategy for dealing with tourist helicopters
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
With the doors to the Weehawken ferry terminal closed against the cold wind on Feb. 18, you almost couldn’t hear the helicopters buzzing overhead. But you could feel them as their vibrations shook ...
Medical marijuana coming to Hudson County
Alternative Treatment Center projected to open this year
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 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...
BRIEFS
Mar 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Altercation between two homeless men leads to stabbing A 42-year-old homeless man was taken into custody early Sunday, Feb. 22 in North Bergen after allegedly stabbing a 39-year-old homeless man in...

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