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Dueling ribbon cuttings announced for Hoboken park
Sep 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN – After the city of Hoboken announced a ribbon cutting for the new Southwest Park on Friday Sept. 22, Councilman Dave Mello issued a release that he, along with Southwest Parks Coalition co...
Bayonne enters bid for Amazon headquarters
Sep 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
BAYONNE – The City of Bayonne is planning to respond to the request for proposals (RFP) from the Seattle-based Amazon.com, Inc. for a location to build a second headquarters. The online retail corp...
Controversial North Bergen pre-K trailers will get fire safety doors
Sep 21, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTH BERGEN – Five years after Hurricane Sandy downed power lines and caused a fire that consumed two pre-K classroom trailers at James J. Braddock Park in North Bergen, Superintendent of Schools ...
Police say Secaucus juvenile allegedly tried to rob cab
Sep 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
SECAUCUS -- Police apprehended a 17-year-old male who allegedly tried robbing a taxi driver Sept. 17, according to a press release from the department. After picking up the youth as a fare in the t...
Kennedy Dancers present an afternoon of International Folk Dance
Sep 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY – The Kennedy Dancers, a non-profit professional dance company and dance school, will present their 1st Annual International Folk Dance Concert, “An Evening of Folk Dance Company Presen...

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Fair heads uptown again
Music, food, and fun at Hoboken Arts & Music Festival
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
On Sunday, Sept. 24, thousands of people will flood the city’s main drag from Eighth Street to Fourteenth Street for the fall Hoboken Arts & Music Festival, which is celebrating its 24th year of ex...
Hoboken honeymooners
Local couple chronicles five-year journey in National Geographic book
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
In January 2012, Hoboken residents Anne and Mike Howard set off on a honeymoon that was supposed to last a year. Instead, it has no end in sight. The couple intended to take a year off from their j...
School board ruling announced
Ethics Commission finds no violations of School Ethics Act
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
During last week’s Board of Education meeting, Board President Thomas Kluepfel announced that he and other board members were exonerated on ethics charges brought against them last year regarding f...
From chromate cleanup to (someday) development
Torricelli discusses challenges in removing contamination to create new Gold Coast
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
Fifteen years after setting aside his career in politics, former Sen. Robert Torricelli still looks pretty much the same. His hair has gone gray, but he still has the same bearing of someone still ...
The consummate gangster
JC native Frank Vincent, who played mobsters, dies at 78
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
Although known best for his roles as a mobster, actor Frank Vincent got his start at a musician at St. Peter’s Prep. Vincent, a Jersey City native who lived in Bayonne for a while, died at age 78 o...
Remembering 9/11
People gather at waterfront to pay tribute to victims
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
Each year, when people gather at the Jersey City memorial to the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, something is slightly different. Some years, it’s the weather; other years, it’...
‘Meet The Skullers’
Local student debuts EP
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
New band The Skullers, started by Weehawken native and current Hoboken college student Jack Skuller, will release their debut EP “Meet The Skullers” in September. They already have several gigs lin...
Lunch on the Hudson
Local seniors treated to a cruise, courtesy of the county
Sep 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
Weehawken and Hoboken seniors were treated to a lunch time cruise on the Hudson River last month, sponsored by County Executive Thomas A. DeGise and the Hudson County Board of Freeholders. A DJ pla...
A weed grows in Secaucus
Local dispensary gets state permit to grow medical marijuana, set to open in Q4 2017
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
A medical marijuana dispensary is set to begin operations in Secaucus, after the state recently issued a permit for it to begin growing the plants. Harmony Foundation is on track to become New Jers...
‘Walking through the water was like walking through peanut butter’
Secaucus helps Katy, Texas residents after Hurricane Harvey
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
Secaucus, unlike nearby municipalities, will not be helping Houston after Hurricane Harvey’s destruction. Instead, the town is working to help Katy, a nearby Texas city that suffered mass damage fr...
Touring the Meadowlands
Local nature activities on tap for this fall
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
Near where the Turnpike and Route 3 meet in northern Secaucus, there’s a hidden ecological treasure for nature and animal lovers, bookended by speeding cars and mini-strip malls. It’s Mill Creek Ma...
Their moment in the sun
Six Hudson County sports figures are inducted into Hall of Fame
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 119 119 recommendations | email to a friend
As a sports umpire, Michael Lynch of Bayonne has a number of words to live by, but has one hard and fast rule. “I’m a traditionalist,” he said. “If I make a call on the field, I’ll take that call t...
Bayonne Bike Share near the finish line
Program could lure young professionals
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Sep 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Bayonne’s bike share program is almost ready for installation. “Bayonne Bike Share” signs are beginning to pop up around town with maps indicating the locations of seven stations dispersed evenly t...
All-day pre-k program expanded
Lottery system to place students
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Sep 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
The Bayonne School District is expanding pre-k this year to dozens of students starting on November 1 after it applied for and was awarded a Preschool Education Expansion Aid (PEEA) grant of $770,9...
Pizza acrobat throws dough for celebrities
Local pizzeria owner featured on The Gong Show
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Sep 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
When professional pizza-thrower Giuseppe “Joe” Montuori, owner of Pizzalino’s on Avenue A in Bayonne, stepped onto ABC’s “The Gong Show” in September, actors Courtney Cox, Will Arnett, and Isla Fis...
Sixteen years later
North Bergen commemorates 9/11 anniversary at Braddock Park
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
North Bergen and Hudson County officials and residents marked 16 years since the 9/11 terrorists attacks at a remembrance ceremony on Monday at 9 a.m. at James J. Braddock Park. Various officials s...
Safe town
Independent trade association names North Bergen 52nd safest place in America
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 17, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
Is North Bergen the 52nd safest place in America? It is, according to the National Home Council for Home Safety and Security, a national trade association specializing in alarm installation and hom...
‘Meet The Skullers’
Local student debuts EP
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
New band The Skullers, started by Weehawken native and current Hoboken college student Jack Skuller, will release their debut EP “Meet The Skullers” in September. They already have several gigs lin...
Fresh halls, fresh walls
UC gets a new school building, while WNY gets two
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Both West New York and Union City held opening celebrations for new schools in their districts Sep. 5. Union City’s Sara Gilmore School, located on Kerrigan Avenue between 16th and 17th Streets, is...
1915 newspaper found in wall
School renovation reveals 102-year-old artifact
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Sometimes, old news is good news. Construction workers who were renovating the old Harry L. Bain Elementary School in West New York found an unusual artifact in a wall – a September, 1915 edition o...
A remembrance of horror
WNY residents gather for 9/11 memorial
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
For Rep. Albio Sires, the events of Sept. 11, 2001 and the death of four residents from West New York that day are still stinging memories. Sires was mayor of West New York when he learned that Mic...
Fresh halls, fresh walls
UC gets a new school building, while WNY gets two
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Both West New York and Union City held opening celebrations for new schools in their districts Sep. 5. Union City’s Sara Gilmore School, located on Kerrigan Avenue between 16th and 17th Streets, is...
1915 newspaper found in wall
School renovation reveals 102-year-old artifact
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Sometimes, old news is good news. Construction workers who were renovating the old Harry L. Bain Elementary School in West New York found an unusual artifact in a wall – a September, 1915 edition o...
A remembrance of horror
WNY residents gather for 9/11 memorial
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
For Rep. Albio Sires, the events of Sept. 11, 2001 and the death of four residents from West New York that day are still stinging memories. Sires was mayor of West New York when he learned that Mic...

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'Carrie Pilby' movie, based on local author's novel, will screen in Philadelphia on Sat, then premiere in theaters and on demand
Mar 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 626 626 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN -- "Carrie Pilby," a movie based on the offbeat first novel by Hoboken-based author Caren Lissner, is set to open the weekend of March 31-April 1 in theaters in New York City, Los Angeles, ...

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Suez smackdown!
Council concerned with $8.3 million liability
| September 10, 2017 12:03 AM | 1661 views by Marilyn Baer
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Safe town
Independent trade association names North Bergen 52nd safest place in America
| September 17, 2017 12:02 AM | 1337 views by Hannington Dia
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Despite greater acceptance, LGBTQ community still faces issues
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