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DeFusco declares for 1st Ward Council race in Hoboken
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN—Zoning Board member Michael DeFusco has thrown his hat into the race for the City Council 1st Ward seat, challenging longtime incumbent Councilwoman Theresa Castellano. All six ward seats o...
Bayonne hockey player gets a surprise from the Devils
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
BAYONNE – High school hockey goalie Akiel Fogoe, 17, lost everything on July 11 when he and his father barely escaped a fire that destroyed their home at 77 E.21st St. The blaze left Fogoe empty-ha...
NHRFR promotes five officers, shows off new equipment
Jul 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTH HUDSON – North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue (NHRFR) promoted five fire officers and unveiled new equipment this week, adding to its fleet of fire protection apparatus. The five veteran fir...
Council to adopt $535 Jersey City budget with no tax increase
Jul 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY – The City Council is set to adopt the 2015 budget with no tax increase following the prior year’s 2.13 percent tax decrease. This year's budget is worth $535 million, $19 million more ...
Candlelight vigil held at Secaucus Hindu temple for former Indian president
Jul 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
SECAUCUS – On Monday, July 27 the Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan North America, a non-profit, religious-cultural organization devoted to social welfare and community outreach, held a ca...

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HoLa looks at Multi-Service Center for expansion
Space needed for new grade; City Council considers bonds and boats
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Jul 26, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
The City Council has advanced an agreement allowing the Hoboken Dual Language Charter School (HoLa) to lease 1,183 square feet in the Multi-Service Center for its incoming seventh grade class. If f...
Where the streets come to life
St. Ann’s Festival returns for 105th year
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Jul 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
In “Gotham,” their landmark history of New York City, Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace chronicle how Italian street festivals emerged in Harlem as a boisterous response to marginalization. Confine...
Young at heart
Sinatra-fied Shakespeare hits home in Hoboken
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Jul 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Even in the inner sanctum of an Athenian wood, the sea is never far. In Hoboken, it is often close enough to fill one’s eyes and mind. In choosing to set his production of “A Midsummer Night’s Drea...
A fresh start for ex offenders
Integrity House joins forces with Martin’s Place
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Tom Reigle was 23 years old when a judge sentenced him to 30 years for murder. “I grew up in Kearny,” he told officials at a tour of the newly-modernized community reentry facility at Sacred Heart ...
Foreign exchange camp
Hudson County youngsters explore the city with kids from Italy
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Josh Manosalvas of West New York didn’t know the students he met on July 6 were from Italy. He and about 22 other students from Jersey City, North Bergen, Guttenberg, West New York, and Bayonne had...
Here comes a traffic nightmare
Route 139 roadwork will spill traffic on to Jersey City streets
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Representatives from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) told the Hudson County Board of Freeholders last week to expect significant detours at the south end of Jersey City Heights du...
Even with the windows down…
Leaving a child or pet in car has been deadly
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jul 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
So far this year, eight kids across the country have died because their parents inadvertently left them in hot cars – including the 18-month-old daughter of a Florida fourth grade teacher who left ...
The 1980s rock again
Weehawken writer chronicles New Wave era in new book
Jul 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Remember the first time you saw Duran Duran’s X-rated “Girls On Film” video? Painted a white stripe across your face like Adam Ant in “Kings of the Wild Frontier”? Cried when they played “Don’t You...
A bit of Spain near Grove Street
Raval Tapas Bar & Lounge opens on Newark Avenue
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
For people looking for quality Spanish cuisine at a reasonable price, Raval Tapas Bar & Lounge may be just the place. The newly opened eatery located at 136 Newark Ave. near Grove Street is also de...
State contributes $1M to fix flooding drainage problems
Many more flood alleviation projects underway in town
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
“The other night we had some heavy rain,” reported Mayor Michael Gonnelli at the June 23 Town Council meeting, “and for the first time in 25 years that I know of, maybe longer, [the area in front o...
Even with the windows down…
Leaving a child or pet in car has been deadly
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jul 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
So far this year, eight kids across the country have died because their parents inadvertently left them in hot cars – including the 18-month-old daughter of a Florida fourth grade teacher who left ...
Sshh…the machines are talking
Library hosts a presentation on the ‘Internet of Things’
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
All of us are surrounded by a new Internet, one that is growing every day. It is the Internet of Things, an interactive network between devices and physical objects able to exchange data with other...
Teach your students – don’t text or ‘friend’ them
Some schools serious about social media bans; others duck the question
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Teachers may be people like everyone else, but writing casual comments on social media just like a regular person can get them into hot water pretty quickly if they’re not careful. Fortunately, mos...
Pride of Lions
‘Lion King’ performers stop by high school to encourage their junior counterparts
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Never give up on your dream. That was the message from two Broadway performers who stopped by the “Lion King Jr.” rehearsal of the Bayonne High School Drama Junior group on Thursday, July 23. More ...
Note Worthy
Resident oversees world-renowned institute dedicated to jazz
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
If you’re a jazz aficionado with degrees in music education and library science, what could be better than managing the world’s foremost collection of items related to your favorite genre? Nothing,...
All aboard the Guttenberg shuttle
Free cross-town shuttle buses begin next weekend
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
“We’ve got a big commercial area and we have the waterfront, and the two never mix,” said Guttenberg Mayor Gerald Drasheff, describing the geography of the town. “For people from the waterfront to ...
Foreign exchange camp
Hudson County youngsters explore the city with kids from Italy
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Josh Manosalvas of West New York didn’t know the students he met on July 6 were from Italy. He and about 22 other students from Jersey City, North Bergen, Guttenberg, West New York, and Bayonne had...
Game over
Quest to restore North Bergen’s football championship will not go to U.S. Supreme Court
Jul 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The North Bergen Board of Education will not appeal a ruling stripping North Bergen High School of its 2011 football state championship to the U.S. Supreme Court. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Geor...
Foreign exchange camp
Hudson County youngsters explore the city with kids from Italy
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Josh Manosalvas of West New York didn’t know the students he met on July 6 were from Italy. He and about 22 other students from Jersey City, North Bergen, Guttenberg, West New York, and Bayonne had...
Even with the windows down…
Leaving a child or pet in car has been deadly
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jul 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
So far this year, eight kids across the country have died because their parents inadvertently left them in hot cars – including the 18-month-old daughter of a Florida fourth grade teacher who left ...
Local kid gets essay in NY Times
Writes about living in urban area and attending prep school
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
“I coexist in two worlds,” said Hudson County resident Jon Carlo Dominguez recently. “I’m part of both and I love both.” The two worlds he lives in are that of his home nearby in North Bergen, and ...
Even with the windows down…
Leaving a child or pet in car has been deadly
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jul 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
So far this year, eight kids across the country have died because their parents inadvertently left them in hot cars – including the 18-month-old daughter of a Florida fourth grade teacher who left ...
Foreign exchange camp
Hudson County youngsters explore the city with kids from Italy
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Josh Manosalvas of West New York didn’t know the students he met on July 6 were from Italy. He and about 22 other students from Jersey City, North Bergen, Guttenberg, West New York, and Bayonne had...
Local kid gets essay in NY Times
Writes about living in urban area and attending prep school
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
“I coexist in two worlds,” said Hudson County resident Jon Carlo Dominguez recently. “I’m part of both and I love both.” The two worlds he lives in are that of his home nearby in North Bergen, and ...

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