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$24M for public housing rehab in West New York
Apr 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WEST NEW YORK -- On Monday, Rep. Albio Sires plans to join West New York Mayor Felix Roque and West New York Housing Authority officials to announce a $24 million federal housing rehabilitation pro...
Bridge to close from Friday night to Sunday morning
Apr 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
BAYONNE – The Bayonne Bridge will be closed from 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 24, until 8 a.m. Sunday, April 26, as work continues on the "Raise the Roadway" project, the Port Authority of New York & N...
WSJ says investigation of Zimmer’s Christie claims has 'fizzled'
Apr 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN -- Most New Jersey political watchers expect imminent indictments from the U.S. Attorney’s office in its year-plus investigation of the administration of Gov. Chris Christie, but according ...
Firefighters extinguish downtown Bayonne fire
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
BAYONNE – City firefighters responded to a blaze at a one-family home at 66 Trask Ave. on Wednesday, April 22 at about 5:40 p.m., a fire official said. Upon arrival, firefighters were confronted wi...
Spring cleaning: Toss your old prescriptions in four locations
Apr 23, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Hudson County Coalition for a Drug-Free Community (HCCDFC) is working in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force, Partnership ...

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Another appeal
School board to continue fighting charter school expansion, with private money
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Apr 19, 2015 | 8 8 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
Yasmine Petrocelli hopes to continue her education at one of Hoboken’s three charter schools, the Hoboken Dual Language Charter School (HoLa), when she enters seventh grade this August. But if the ...
Scene change
Local artist opens his own gallery; Stevens exhibition in new home
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Apr 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
After braving the long winter, Hoboken-based artists are enjoying a change of scenery in more ways than one. On Saturday, April 18, local painter and printmaker Ricardo Roig opens the first new art...
Unusual week for police
A bomb threat, a shooting, and an intoxicated man in river
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Apr 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Hoboken police and cooperating agencies spent the last week searching for the individual who called in a bomb threat that led to the evacuation of the Neumann Leathers building and the closing of r...
Slab of history unearthed in Secaucus
Lost base of statue found on former pig farm
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
While clearing the grounds of a former pig farm on the Secaucus/Jersey City border in preparation for building two new warehouses, a worker from Hugerich construction stumbled across a huge block a...
A dream come true
Fisher Development breaks ground on first of two high rises near Liberty Harbor
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
On perhaps the last chilly morning of early spring, public officials gathered at the foot of Park Avenue near Liberty Harbor to break ground on the first of two 44-story residential towers. For dev...
A lesson against lying
Not just for kids, ‘Pinocchio’ comes to new Jersey City Theater Center
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
“Pinocchio” is the well-known children’s fable in which a puppet’s nose grows longer whenever he is stressed or tells a lie. The fable will be performed locally for area residents by Puppetworks, a...
Kids lead the way
Peer group will present check to Special Olympics
by Joanne Hoersch
Reporter Correspondent
Apr 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
In Weehawken High School’s Peer Leadership program, a group of ninth to 12th graders gathers each week to strategize about how to best serve the township of Weehawken. Under the guidance of Basic T...
Weehawken archers receive certificates
Safety and accuracy stressed in eight-week course
Apr 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Children ages 9 to 13 recently received their certificates marking the successful completion of eight weeks of archery instruction and rage safety. The graduates of the program, offered by the Weeh...
More than just a girls’ tale
Local writer publishes and promotes new book
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
After living up to the adage that writers should write what they know, former West New York resident and Secaucus native Amanda Palasciano has published and is promoting the first book in a series ...
Slab of history unearthed in Secaucus
Lost base of statue found on former pig farm
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
While clearing the grounds of a former pig farm on the Secaucus/Jersey City border in preparation for building two new warehouses, a worker from Hugerich construction stumbled across a huge block a...
Thousands of meatballs!
2015 contest will raise funds for charity
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Who knew that eating meatballs could help cure disease? The Secaucus Knights of Columbus, that’s who. This month the Secaucus chapter will hold its annual Best Meatball Contest, with the proceeds t...
Human rainbows
Spring celebration of Holi brings explosion of color to Secaucus
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Kids sneaked up behind friends and family, color-bombing them in pink, yellow, and brilliant green powder. Laughter was the order of the day, with women in traditional or modern garb dancing to the...
New executive director
Howard takes the reins of BEOF
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The transition is complete at the Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation. In less than a week after the April 10 departure of former executive director Ana Quintela, Bayonne Community Development ...
Astra-nomical development
Bayonne urgent care facility expanding for patients
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Increasing its medical services to better serve Bayonne residents is the reason Astra Health Center, an urgent care facility at 564 Broadway, is expanding to become a general care practice, officia...
Traffic relief
GCT, Port Authority, truckers work together to solve traffic snafu
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
What was an extremely frustrating situation for commuters just two weeks ago may be solved now – at least for the time being – as early-morning delays on the eastbound New Jersey Turnpike’s Newark ...
Mudslinging and grudges
NB mayor/commissioner candidates duke it out before May 12 election
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 19, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Temperatures are rising in North Bergen, and it’s not just the onset of spring. The upcoming municipal election on May 12 has pitted two vehemently opposed mayor/commissioner tickets against one an...
We will rock you
Painted rocks in Braddock Park cause controversy
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Four workers were busy this week painting the rocks bordering both sides of the road in James J. Braddock North Hudson County Park near Bruins Stadium. It was the second time in two weeks the rocks...
Medical marijuana coming to Hudson County
Alternative Treatment Center projected to open this year
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 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...
Baseball great takes on domestic violence in UC
Legendary manager Torre comes to town to help kids
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
When Joe Torre walked into the auditorium at Emerson Middle School on April 14, the room went wild. Students put on put on a dance routine to 1950s classic music. Members of the school band pounded...
Purr-fect way to help pets
Join charity run to assist animals with cancer, and enjoy ice cream
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Apr 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The Joshua Louis Animal Cancer Foundation has announced its annual fundraiser to help families who have pets with cancer. The all-volunteer nonprofit group’s second Walk, Run & Wag 5K and Ice Cream...
Slices of fame
Union City/North Bergen photographer’s famous photos line pizzeria
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Apr 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Customers pay for takeout dinners. Pizza deliverymen hurry into the store for hot pies to whisk off to local addresses. High school and college-age cashiers take orders at the register. That’s the ...
The third ticket
DeFino slate provides alternative to Roque and Wiley in WNY mayor/commission election
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
It anyone had any doubts about Anthony M. DeFino – the son of former Mayor Anthony DeFino – running for mayor of West New York, the release of his 21-page book “If I were Mayor of West New York, Ne...
Purr-fect way to help pets
Join charity run to assist animals with cancer, and enjoy ice cream
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Apr 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The Joshua Louis Animal Cancer Foundation has announced its annual fundraiser to help families who have pets with cancer. The all-volunteer nonprofit group’s second Walk, Run & Wag 5K and Ice Cream...
Slices of fame
Union City/North Bergen photographer’s famous photos line pizzeria
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Apr 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Customers pay for takeout dinners. Pizza deliverymen hurry into the store for hot pies to whisk off to local addresses. High school and college-age cashiers take orders at the register. That’s the ...

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