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Mumps cases confirmed at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken; students were vaccinated
Apr 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN -- For some people, the closest they've ever come to the mumps is watching the "Brady Bunch" episode from 1973 when Bobby worried he might have them. But despite vaccinations, outbreaks do ...
Woman’s body found near Newport Park
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JERSEY CITY – The body of a woman in her late 40s to early 50s was taken out of the water near the 14th Street side of the Holland Tunnel air vent at about 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, said Gene Rubino,...
Bayonne Bridge remains open overnight Good Friday
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BAYONNE -- Overnight closure of the Bayonne Bridge is canceled for Good Friday and the bridge will remain open to vehicular traffic, according to an online posting. The bridge is open to permit eve...
Lincoln Tunnel “helix” to see lane closures at night
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WEEHAWKEN – The westbound (to New Jersey) lanes of Route 495 outside the Lincoln Tunnel, known as the “helix,” will be closed at night beginning April 22 and running through December 2014. Westboun...
Jersey City council member Yun seeks $40K raise for council members (from $35K to $75K)
Apr 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY -- Ten months into his office, Councilman Michael Yun is looking for a raise. The councilman, who has been representing Jersey City Heights since July 1, Yun asked that council salaries...

this week's news stories

135-unit apt. building to rise on west side
Mayor and two development companies tout environment-friendly 11-story structure
by Caren Matzner
Reporter Editor
Apr 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
One of the remaining patches of vacant land in the city is about to become the home of an environmentally-friendly residential tower. Two developers held a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday to kic...
The secret story of ‘Polka Dot’
Popular local children’s entertainer went from reporting about them to becoming one
by Katherine Desimine
Reporter Correspondent
Apr 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
One of the most popular local children’s entertainers ended up in his career nearly by happenstance. “Polka Dot,” otherwise known as Ron Albanese, can be seen donning outrageous costumes and polka-...
Verses
NJ’s biggest poets headline packed event in Hoboken
by Dean DeChiaro
Reporter staff writer
Apr 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
One doesn’t think “New Jersey” and immediately conjure images of poets hunched over typewriters feverishly pecking away. But they do think of rock n’ roll and the iconically poetic Springsteen lyri...
Mayor releases crime stats
Man arrested in Danforth Avenue murder
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
After a weekend in which two men were shot to death in separate incidents in Jersey City, Mayor Steven Fulop issued a quarterly report on crime in the city, showing a downward trend. But some resid...
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Learning Community Charter School honors developer at spring gala
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 13, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
When the Learning Community Charter School kicked off its sixth annual Art-Infused Spring Gala on April 4, which is hosted by the Rialto-Capital Board of Trustees each year, it followed a noble tra...
Human anatomy: horrifying and intriguing
Middle school kids learn unusual facts about the body
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Dorota Haragova of Hoboken and her classmates from Jersey City – Kyra Turner, Laiba Khan, and Malaika Syed – gave a collective shudder during their presentation on lymphatic system during the one-d...
A place for pooches
New dog run among several developer givebacks
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
The newest real estate amenity in the neighborhood is so upscale it practically needs a doorman. Or would that be a doordog? Just north of The Estuary, the new three-building luxury rental complex ...
Cole Porter musical presented in Weehawken
‘Anything Goes’ features dancing and classic popular standards
Apr 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
The Annual School Musical Theater Production this year, Cole Porter’s classic musical “Anything Goes,” was performed April 4 and 5 in the Weehawken High School Auditorium. Students produced the sho...
A sandwich of their own
Blimpie founder talks about struggle as an entrepreneur
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Fifty years ago, Tony Conza, living in Jersey City at the time, and two buddies from Hoboken High School got the idea to go into business. Like many urban kids from North Jersey, they liked going t...
School board election set for April 23
Four candidates are running for three seats
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
The Secaucus Board of Education has nine members in total, each serving a three-year term. Every year three of those terms expire. This year the terms are ending for board members Joseph Lewis, Dor...
Students grill Town Council
High schoolers meet with mayor and council members for Q&A
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
In the second of what promises to be a biannual series of informal “town hall” meetings, a group of student participants in the Secaucus High School Junior State of America (JSA) sat with the Town ...
Keep ’em guessing
Trivia nights at local bars, restaurants are entertaining, educational
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Apr 13, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
1) Do you know what summer the movie “Dirty Dancing” took place? 2) Which one-hit group sang “Brandy”? 3) Who won the 1963 National League Rookie of the Year Award? (The answers are at the end of t...
Transparency, taxes, and teachers’ contract highlight mayoral debate
Smith, Davis, Zanowic clash over hot-button issues
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Apr 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The man who is mayor—and the two who want to be—gathered at the Hoboken offices of the Hudson Reporter on Thursday, April 10, for the first of only two debates scheduled for the Bayonne mayoral can...
Free for all in Bayonne’s Third Ward
Five candidates vying for one council seat
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Apr 16, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
One is the catalyst behind an elected school board drive. A second is a former candidate for Hudson County Sheriff. A third began the race on a slate, but is now running as an independent. Another ...
Blighted Broadway block could be rejuvenated with new development
Medical center facility being pushed by administration
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Apr 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
A dilapidated city block in the heart of the city’s central business district could become ground zero in Bayonne’s effort to turn around the once-thriving Broadway shopping area. City officials an...
School board elections on April 23
Nine candidates running for three seats
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Three seats are in contention in this year’s Board of Education election. The board has nine members in total, each serving a three-year term. Every year, three of those terms expire. This year the...
‘A tremendous heart’
Beloved special needs advocate ‘Miss Netta’ Meltzer dies
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
“She had a tremendous heart,” said Jackie Elwood of her friend and mentor Netta Meltzer. “She never wanted to see a family or a kid hurt by anything. She would go out of her way to make sure a chil...
Honoring she-roes
County pays tribute to women who make a difference in the community
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Hundreds of people filled the Conrad Rotunda of the historic Brennan Court House in Jersey City on March 25 to pay tribute to nearly a score of women from every corner of Hudson County in recogniti...
A sandwich of their own
Blimpie founder talks about struggle as an entrepreneur
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Fifty years ago, Tony Conza, living in Jersey City at the time, and two buddies from Hoboken High School got the idea to go into business. Like many urban kids from North Jersey, they liked going t...
Lights! Cameras! Legislate!
Memorial students film documentary on assemblyman
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Instead of working in the classroom one day last month, eight students from Memorial High School in West New York headed to the State House in Trenton to witness a voting session, discuss legislati...
Award-winning UC student researches stem cell work
ROGATE in-depth study has academic and personal benefits
Apr 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
In order to receive the Gold Satori award, I, Alexandria Suarez, an eighth grade Union City student who participates in the ROGATE program (Resources Offered For Gifted And Talented Education), a p...
Lights! Cameras! Legislate!
Memorial students film documentary on assemblyman
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Instead of working in the classroom one day last month, eight students from Memorial High School in West New York headed to the State House in Trenton to witness a voting session, discuss legislati...
A sandwich of their own
Blimpie founder talks about struggle as an entrepreneur
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Fifty years ago, Tony Conza, living in Jersey City at the time, and two buddies from Hoboken High School got the idea to go into business. Like many urban kids from North Jersey, they liked going t...
Award-winning UC student researches stem cell work
ROGATE in-depth study has academic and personal benefits
Apr 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
In order to receive the Gold Satori award, I, Alexandria Suarez, an eighth grade Union City student who participates in the ROGATE program (Resources Offered For Gifted And Talented Education), a p...

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