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American Idol issues cease-and-desist letter over Hoboken's popular 'Sinatra Idol' contest
Sep 25, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
According to a press release from the city of Hoboken, the producers of American Idol, the hit TV show that has launched many singing careers, have threatened the city with a lawsuit for copyright ...
Hoboken resident to perform acclaimed solo show
Sep 25, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
On Sept. 28 and 29, Hoboken resident Douglas Taurel, actor and creator of the acclaimed solo show The American Soldier , will perform both of his solo shows, The American Soldier and An American So...
Hoboken to host public workshop to improve street designs
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Hoboken and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority will host a public workshop to gather feedback on the creation of a Street Design Guide on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. a...
Hoboken fire department extinguishes 2-alarm fire
Sep 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hoboken Fire Department extinguished a 2-alarm fire at 166 Sixth St. on Monday, Sept. 24. According to Chief Brian Crimmins, a neighbor of the three-family house called in the fire, which was i...
Police seek information on Jersey City homicide
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According to a press release from the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office, officers are investigating a homicide which took place on Sunday, Sept. 23 in Jersey City. At approximately 2:10 a.m., the J...

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Helping the homeless
City launches initiatives to help the homeless
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 23, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
Mayor Ravi Bhalla announced last that after nine months of work with the local Homeless Task Force, government agencies, private companies, and non-profits, several new programs will be launched in...
Don’t ‘dis’ disabilities
Hoboken resident to host conversation about disability awareness
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 23, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
Hoboken resident Jack Silbert – who went into a hospital in 2016 for gastrointestinal problems and ended up having both of his legs amputated below the knee – has gotten a wide range of reactions f...
Italian Festival fun
Hoboken’s 92nd Italian Festival honors Madonna Dei Martiri
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 23, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
Hoboken’s four-day Hoboken Italian Festival drew to a close on Sunday, Sept. 9, along Sinatra Drive from Pier A Park to Third Street. People from all over the county came to enjoy the live music, f...
Remembering, 17 years later
JC holds ceremony on date of 9/11 attacks
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 23, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
An eerie fog hug over Lower Manhattan and the waterfront on Sept. 11 as people gathered across the river -- at the foot of Grand Street in Jersey City -- to commemorate the horrific and yet heroic ...
No move yet
Freeholders again delay ICE contract vote
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 23, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
Even though Hudson County has agreed to revisit its approval of a contract with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after protests from immigrant rights group, the freeholders will not vo...
JERSEY CITY BRIEFS
Sep 23, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Voters to decide on Polish statue In a divided vote, the City Council has decided to let voters decide whether or not the Katyn Memorial statue should be moved from its current location on Exchange...
Flying high
Residents celebrate 10th Weehawken Kite Night
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 207 207 recommendations | email to a friend
Kite-flyers of all ages came out to the 10th annual Weehawken Kite Night at Waterfront Park on Aug. 22. Officials try to run three nights a year—one in April, another in summer, and a third in fall...
Officials: Bring back stalled train tunnel project!
Murphy, Menendez come to Secaucus to press Trump on Gateway
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 178 178 recommendations | email to a friend
No-one disagrees that the 107-year-old North River Tunnel, carrying thousands of Amtrak and NJ Transit passengers between New York City and New Jersey each day, could use some renovations. But desp...
Stars to shine in Jersey City
Golden Door International Film Festival kicks off Sept. 20
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 202 202 recommendations | email to a friend
What do the “Brady Bunch,” “The Sopranos,” and “Real Housewives of New York” have in common? Stars from those shows as well as a host of other movie industry professionals are expected to attend th...
No pot brownies for purchase here
Mayor and Town Council adopt ordinance banning recreational marijuana sales
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 23, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
Whether Gov. Phil Murphy makes good on his promise to have the state legislature legalize recreational marijuana, it won’t matter much in Secaucus. The mayor and Town Council adopted a zoning ordin...
SECAUCUS BRIEFS
Sep 23, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
Secaucus High School offering PSAT test in October On Wednesday, Oct. 10, Secaucus High School will be offering the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/ National Merit Scholarship Qual...
New countywide high school opens
Massive campus has wings for arts, technology
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 23, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
Teenagers in Hudson County have a new place to go to high school, as the new High Tech High School opened in Secaucus on Wednesday, Sept. 5, with a ceremony on Friday, Sept. 7. High Tech was moved ...
Bergen Point does it again
Bridge Arts Festival a hit
by Rory Pasquariello
Staff writer
Sep 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
Fall is festival season in Bayonne. The second annual Bridge Arts Festival took place on Saturday, September 8, which will be followed by the Bergen Point Fall Festival on October 13. The Bridge Ar...
Saving cyclists
Infrastructure and education needed
by Rory Pasquariello
Staff writer
Sep 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
On September 12, Carlos Pimetel and his mother were riding south on Broadway to check out a store in Bergen Point when a driver opened a car door while the two were approaching. His mother was “doo...
Bayonne priest speaks out
Hudson County expected to end ICE contract by 2020
by Rory Pasquariello
Staff writer
Sep 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
Hudson County Freeholders seem to be bowing to pressure from criminal justice and immigration advocates. County Executive Tom DeGise said the county would initiate a “path to exit” by 2020 of its a...
In controversial decision, NB, WNY consolidate health services
Some allege it’s linked to larger county political battle
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 23, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
The West New York Board of Commissioners adopted an ordinance last month to dissolve the town’s Health Department and enter a shared services agreement with North Bergen, a move the town claims wil...
NORTH BERGEN BRIEFS
Sep 23, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
North Bergen celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 There’s an event almost every day during Hispanic Heritage Month in North Bergen. From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the township wil...
New countywide high school opens
Massive campus has wings for arts, technology
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 23, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
Teenagers in Hudson County have a new place to go to high school, as the new High Tech High School opened in Secaucus on Wednesday, Sept. 5, with a ceremony on Friday, Sept. 7. High Tech was moved ...
Officials: Bring back stalled train tunnel project!
Murphy, Menendez come to Secaucus to press Trump on Gateway
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 178 178 recommendations | email to a friend
No-one disagrees that the 107-year-old North River Tunnel, carrying thousands of Amtrak and NJ Transit passengers between New York City and New Jersey each day, could use some renovations. But desp...
'We Say No!'
Local environmentalists continue battle against area power plant
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 165 165 recommendations | email to a friend
Chants of "Meadowlands power plant, we say, 'No!' Meadowlands power plant's got to go!" filled Iglesia De Dios En Cristo La Senda Church on 75th Street in North Bergen on Aug. 29. It was the latest...
Stars to shine in Jersey City
Golden Door International Film Festival kicks off Sept. 20
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 202 202 recommendations | email to a friend
What do the “Brady Bunch,” “The Sopranos,” and “Real Housewives of New York” have in common? Stars from those shows as well as a host of other movie industry professionals are expected to attend th...
Officials: Bring back stalled train tunnel project!
Murphy, Menendez come to Secaucus to press Trump on Gateway
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 178 178 recommendations | email to a friend
No-one disagrees that the 107-year-old North River Tunnel, carrying thousands of Amtrak and NJ Transit passengers between New York City and New Jersey each day, could use some renovations. But desp...
'We Say No!'
Local environmentalists continue battle against area power plant
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 165 165 recommendations | email to a friend
Chants of "Meadowlands power plant, we say, 'No!' Meadowlands power plant's got to go!" filled Iglesia De Dios En Cristo La Senda Church on 75th Street in North Bergen on Aug. 29. It was the latest...
Stars to shine in Jersey City
Golden Door International Film Festival kicks off Sept. 20
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 202 202 recommendations | email to a friend
What do the “Brady Bunch,” “The Sopranos,” and “Real Housewives of New York” have in common? Stars from those shows as well as a host of other movie industry professionals are expected to attend th...

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