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Hoboken official announces she's running for governor of New Jersey
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HOBOKEN -- According to a press release, the chair of the Hoboken Housing Authority and founder of political group New Jersey Awakens, Dana Wefer, has announced her candidacy for governor. Even tho...
Work continues at site of fatal crash at Hoboken train terminal
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HOBOKEN -- As National Transportation Safety Board workers continue to investigate a September train crash that took the life of a young mother, NJ Transit workers are still fixing the area around ...
Secaucus kids observe 100th day of school
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SECAUCUS -- Students in Mrs. Sharon Holsten’s Fourth Grade Class at Huber Street School have been working on numerous activities relating to the 100th Day of School theme. Activities related to thi...
Fundraiser to fight kids' cancer at Hoboken pub March 11
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The St. Baldrick's Foundation will host fundraising event “Brave the Save” to fight kids cancer on Saturday, March 11 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Mulligan’s Pub, 159 First St. Hoboken barber-coordina...
Jersey City schools show off their oratory skills
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JERSEY CITY – In a dramatic presentation held in the council chambers of Jersey City Hall on Feb. 21, students from public, private and Catholic Schools showed their oratory skills in the 22nd Annu...

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Keeping strangers out
After murder in housing projects, council approves $360K for new doors
by Marilyn Baer
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Feb 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
After a teenager was shot to death in his family’s apartment in the Hoboken Housing Authority projects last month, the City Council approved funding for new doors following much debate. The resolut...
Making Hoboken bars safer
New program trains employees to prevent sexual assault
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
Meika Roberson, resident and chief medical officer of Hoboken University Medical Center, saw a local need for sexual assault training, particularly in this city of young bar patrons. “I thought, ‘W...
District obligated to pay legal fees in ethics violation
Also at meeting: Hall of Fame coach, students of month recognized
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
The Board of Education is obligated to pay the legal expenses of its members facing ethics charges and civil litigation, according to board attorney Vito Gagliardi. The board members and members of...
A major shift in school populations will begin soon
New school in The Heights to accept students in the spring
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
In what will be a two-part process, the Jersey City Board of Education at its Feb. 14 caucus authorized moving the entire student body from aging PS 31 on Kennedy Boulevard to the new Patricia M. N...
County conflicted over immigration
DeGise defends county’s holding immigration detainees
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
In a move that could put a wedge between the Board of Freeholders and the Hudson County executive, immigration activists want the county to stop doing business with federal Immigration and Customs ...
Kids make sandwiches for homeless
Lessons in food prep become a lesson in compassion
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
On a cold Saturday afternoon, the windows of Bambino Chef at 213 Newark Ave. steamed up as more than two dozen kids from downtown Jersey City stood around two very long tables making sandwiches. Re...
Local schools from A to Z
Superintendent Zywicki talks about his first year running the district
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
You don't have to travel to Florida to find the next generation of biologists studying sharks. As a matter of fact, you don't even have to travel beyond Weehawken's Theodore Roosevelt School. At th...
Class trip provides firsthand lessons
High school students visit Avora condominium construction site
Feb 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
A brand new elective course, Principles of Engineering Design, became available to juniors and seniors at Weehawken High School this year, and its 29 students are already gaining some real world en...
All the world’s a stage
Theater leader takes inspiration from Weehawken
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Chase Leyner of Weehawken has run a children’s theater in Hoboken for many years, and takes inspiration from the local area. “I think it’s a nice central hub for all of my students and staff,” said...
Snow days and rain delays
Superintendents reveal how they decide to close schools for storms
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
If this past week is any judge, there’s still plenty of time this winter for snow and slush. Last week, local school superintendents discussed how they decide to close schools because of the weathe...
‘Thank you for catching the bad guys’
Secaucus students write letters to local police
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
Last month, a second grader at the Huber Street School wrote to Police Det. Aniello Schaffer,“How does it feel being a cop? Is the head of the Police Department nice to you? You must be the best in...
The ‘Power List’
Our annual ranking of Hudson County’s most influential
by Al Sullivan
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
The status of each of Hudson County’s most influential people rises and falls from year to year. Influence can mean different things, not only political power. Artists, activists, and not-for-profi...
Mexican Consulate comes to Bayonne
Immigrants seek citizenship, legal help
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Representatives of the Mexican Consulate came to Bayonne City Hall from Tuesday to Friday last week to provide services to Mexican-Americans and Mexican nationals. The consulate is in Manhattan but...
A new kind of tax abatement in Bayonne
Could become law statewide
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The City Council passed a new kind of PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) at Wednesday’s council meeting, 4-1, allocating five percent of PILOT payments to the Bayonne School District over the program...
Bayonne business helps kids feed the homeless
Lessons in food prep become a lesson in compassion
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Suraj Kaufman, owner of the Sneaker Room store in Bayonne, has joined a group that helps make sandwiches for people living in homeless shelters. On a cold Saturday afternoon, the windows of Bambino...
Anti-Airbnb
Commissioners regulate short-term rentals, Vanieri reappointed to Zoning Board
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
When the North Bergen Board of Commissioners first introduced an ordinance limiting local short-term rentals at their Jan. 25 meeting, they may not have realized how many people would come to the f...
A new lake
Freeholder Anthony Vainieri Discusses $4M Braddock Park renovations
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Freeholder Anthony Vainieri, State Sen. Nicholas Sacco, and Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for the start of a $4 million project to replace Woodcliff Lak...
Union City becomes a sanctuary city
Commissioners vote for designation
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Union City has become the second municipality in Hudson County (after Jersey City) to designate itself a sanctuary city in the wake of Donald Trump’s executive order pressuring municipalities to re...
Union City becomes a sanctuary city
Commissioners vote for designation
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Union City has become the second municipality in Hudson County (after Jersey City) to designate itself a sanctuary city in the wake of Donald Trump’s executive order pressuring municipalities to re...
An Army veteran, a mayor, and a police standoff
Nearby incident with police raises questions about warriors who come home
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 109 109 recommendations | email to a friend
After standing behind an armored vehicle on 57th Street for nearly 12 hours last Saturday, Feb. 5, West New York Mayor Felix Roque had a lot of time to think about the harrowing event that took pla...
Love and friendship
Senior citizens enjoy Valentine's Day luncheon
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
Union City's older lovebirds got to celebrate Valentine's Day early, as the city held its annual Senior Citizens Valentine's Day Luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Colin Powell School. Members of...
Union City becomes a sanctuary city
Commissioners vote for designation
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Union City has become the second municipality in Hudson County (after Jersey City) to designate itself a sanctuary city in the wake of Donald Trump’s executive order pressuring municipalities to re...
An Army veteran, a mayor, and a police standoff
Nearby incident with police raises questions about warriors who come home
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 109 109 recommendations | email to a friend
After standing behind an armored vehicle on 57th Street for nearly 12 hours last Saturday, Feb. 5, West New York Mayor Felix Roque had a lot of time to think about the harrowing event that took pla...
Love and friendship
Senior citizens enjoy Valentine's Day luncheon
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
Union City's older lovebirds got to celebrate Valentine's Day early, as the city held its annual Senior Citizens Valentine's Day Luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Colin Powell School. Members of...

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