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Jersey City set to buy massive Bayfront property
Jun 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY – In a move that may well become the largest development in Jersey City since the 1980s, the City Council is slated to introduce a bond ordinance that would pay for the purchase of more...
Snoop Dogg to headline Jersey City Fourth of July celebration
Jun 15, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY – The Fourth of July celebrations being held in the Exchange Place area of Jersey City will feature rapper Snoop Dogg. Snoop Dogg is also a singer, songwriter, record producer, televisi...
Hoboken Green Team to Host 7th Annual Green Fair on Saturday
Jun 15, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN – The City of Hoboken Green Team will host the 7th Annual Green Fair on Saturday, June 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Church Square Park. The event will feature more than 30 vendors of eco-fr...
Council rejects pleas to keep Polish monument at Exchange Place
Jun 14, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY – Pleas by scores of Polish-Americans and others not to relocate a monument to thousands of Poles massacred by the Soviet Union during World War II fell largely on deaf ears at the June...
State Police revive woman with CPR on NJ Turnpike in Secaucus
Jun 14, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
SECAUCUS –Three New Jersey State Police troopers successfully revived an unresponsive woman with CPR on the NJ Turnpike in Secaucus, according to a NJSP Facebook post. On May 21, Troopers John Wals...

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How should Hoboken be developed?
Residents give suggestions for zoning changes
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Thirty-five residents attended a hearing on Monday to determine how the city should be developed over the next decade or so, including zoning laws changes and capital improvements. Twelve of those ...
A sight for Blue Eyes
Twelfth annual Sinatra Idol competition takes over waterfront
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Seven years ago, Don Lauzon had what he calls the best “accident” of his life. His friend asked him to sing at a showcase as legendary singer Frank Sinatra; the friend would portray Dean Martin, as...
County Democrats have a new leader
First woman wins chairmanship of political machine; beats Stack
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
In a stunning reversal of political fortune, powerful state Sen. and Union City Mayor Brian Stack lost his bid to become chairman of the Hudson County Democratic Organization – a longtime political...
Plastic, paper, or none of the above
City’s bag ban faces questions from the council
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
In a local bodega not far from City Hall in Jersey City, a store clerk puts a cup of coffee into a paper bag for the customer to take. The spilled liquid soaks through the bottom of the bag – forci...
County Democrats have a new leader
First woman wins chairmanship of political machine; beats Stack
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
In a stunning reversal of political fortune, powerful state Sen. and Union City Mayor Brian Stack lost his bid to become chairman of the Hudson County Democratic Organization – a longtime political...
109 years young
Resident came to Jersey City in 1920s, assembled radios
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
To celebrate her birthday on June 10, Mary Gibson came down to the community room at the Peace Care St. Joseph’s Facility in a wheelchair rather than her historic walker, but had lost none of her h...
Do over
After boat crash, students get new prom
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 181 181 recommendations | email to a friend
Weehawken High School students will get a second prom on June 10 after a yacht collision in the Hudson River prematurely ended their first one on May 24. A successful GoFundMe launched by district ...
More play
Hartz Mountain reopens public park by waterfront
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 198 198 recommendations | email to a friend
Developer Hartz Mountain, which built the Lincoln Harbor development on the town’s south waterfront, reopened North Park on June 1. The 2.5-acre public space now includes a tot lot, children’s play...
The living is easy
Thousands of residential units being built around Hudson County
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 242 242 recommendations | email to a friend
With dozens of new condo and apartment buildings rising or recent completed all over the county, it’s clear that residents want to take advantage of the area’s transportation, activities, parks, wa...
Games, food, and more
Ninth annual street fair returns
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
An estimated 8,000 to 10,000 flocked to Secaucus for the annual Street Fair at Plaza Center from June 1 through 3. Susan Flanagan, the town's event coordinator, said she believes this year – the ni...
'Sue loved this town so much'
Secaucus dedicates OEM building to deceased councilwoman
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Several years ago, 3rd Ward Councilman William McKeever found an injured bird in the Harmon Cove area of town. While he waited for an hour for animal control to come, fellow 3rd Ward Councilwoman S...
SECAUCUS BRIEFS
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Secaucus plans multi-purpose indoor recreational facility on Meadowlands Parkway A new recreational facility on Meadowlands Parkway is in the works, according to Town Administrator Gary Jeffas. The...
Bayonne bounds forward
Progress fueled by development, open spaces, and transportation
Jun 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
New buildings are bound to change the face of Bayonne, two of which will create a truly urban skyline and become landmarksto be seen from miles around: twin 22-story towers on North Street. Meanwhi...
Putting experience to the test
Councilman Gary La Pelusa to work for county parks department
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Jun 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
Councilman Gary La Pelusa is coming off a blowout victory in the three-way Third Ward council race in May, where he won with 60 percent of the vote. His next step, other than continuing his service...
Signs of improvement
NJ Transit installs informative touchscreen kiosks
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Jun 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail is beginning to solve its signage problems by going big – screens, that is. Light rail stations at Exchange Place and Newport, as well as the Hoboken Terminal and Newar...
Lighting the way
Local police pass torch in Special Olympics event
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Police from North Bergen, Union City, West New York, and Jersey City kicked off Special Olympics New Jersey's 35th annual Law Enforcement Torch Run June 8. This year marks the Olympics' 50th annive...
New high school to open in September
Countywide High Tech is on track, officials say
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
High Tech High School, a competitive countywide public school that draws from all towns, is on track to open at its new Secaucus campus in September of 2018, officials said last week at a dedicatio...
County Democrats have a new leader
First woman wins chairmanship of political machine; beats Stack
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
In a stunning reversal of political fortune, powerful state Sen. and Union City Mayor Brian Stack lost his bid to become chairman of the Hudson County Democratic Organization – a longtime political...
The living is easy
Thousands of residential units being built around Hudson County
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 242 242 recommendations | email to a friend
With dozens of new condo and apartment buildings rising or recent completed all over the county, it’s clear that residents want to take advantage of the area’s transportation, activities, parks, wa...
A whole new medical world
Hudson County hospitals reinvent themselves for the new reality
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 148 148 recommendations | email to a friend
Hospitals in Hudson County and elsewhere in New Jersey have faced serious challenges over the last decade, needing to reinvent themselves in order to survive in a new medical climate. Faced with in...
Business and commercial development
Companies plant their headquarters in Hudson County
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 182 182 recommendations | email to a friend
Hudson County has become the home for businesses large and small who take advantage of the area’s numerous transit options, river views, local housing, and amenities. Transportation doesn’t just mo...
The living is easy
Thousands of residential units being built around Hudson County
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 242 242 recommendations | email to a friend
With dozens of new condo and apartment buildings rising or recent completed all over the county, it’s clear that residents want to take advantage of the area’s transportation, activities, parks, wa...
A whole new medical world
Hudson County hospitals reinvent themselves for the new reality
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 148 148 recommendations | email to a friend
Hospitals in Hudson County and elsewhere in New Jersey have faced serious challenges over the last decade, needing to reinvent themselves in order to survive in a new medical climate. Faced with in...
Business and commercial development
Companies plant their headquarters in Hudson County
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 182 182 recommendations | email to a friend
Hudson County has become the home for businesses large and small who take advantage of the area’s numerous transit options, river views, local housing, and amenities. Transportation doesn’t just mo...

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