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Hoboken: What do you REALLY need to know about the six mayoral candidates?
Sep 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN -- Are you having trouble distinguishing among the six people running for mayor in the November election? What aren't they telling you in their glossy campaign literature? Now that the cand...
Relief effort for victims of hurricanes and earthquake
Sep 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY – City officials are setting up drop off points for people to donate essential items in an effort to help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico and earthquake victims in Mexico. With the res...
Don’t miss the Hoboken Arts & Music festival Sunday!
Sep 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN – This Sunday, Sept. 24, thousands of people will attend the free Hoboken Arts & Music Festival. The festival takes place all day long along Washington Street from Eighth Street to Fourteen...
International folk dance at Grundy Pier
Sep 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY-- The Kennedy Dancers Inc. a non-profit professional dance company, dance school, presents their first Annual International Folk Dance Concert, An Evening of Folk Dance Company Presenta...
Board meeting scheduled and dockets opened on Hoboken train crash
Sep 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN-- Dockets for the fatal, Sept. 29, 2016, train crash in Hoboken were opened to the public on Thursday by the National Transportation Safety board as part of its ongoing investigation, as we...

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What you REALLY need to know about the mayoral candidates
Details on the six people who are vying for top spot on Nov. 7
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Six people filed their petitions on Sept. 5 to run for mayor in Hoboken’s Nov. 7 municipal election. In alphabetical order, they are: activist Ronald Bautista, Councilman at-Large Ravi Bhalla, Coun...
‘We are evaluating the finances’
Council gets no assurances city will hire new firefighters despite federal funding
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
During the City Council meeting on Sept. 19, council members questioned Business Administrator Stephen Marks as to why the city had yet to accept a grant that would provide partial funding for four...
Locals recognized for charity
Dominican Republic town names holiday to honor Hoboken firefighters
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
A special holiday in honor of Hoboken firefighters has been designated in the small town of Boca Chica in the Dominican Republic after Ralph Eusebio, a city firefighter for 14 years, and his friend...
The city will be watching
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by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Jersey City has announced that it has moved into the second phase of a three-phase, multi-year program to entirely revamp the city’s public safety camera system. Over the three phases, the city pla...
Film tax breaks may return to NJ
Professionals gather in Jersey City to discuss new production tax incentives
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Film history often attributes the origin of the term “cliffhanger” to the 1914 silent film serial “The Perils of Pauline” in which the main character is depicted clinging to the Palisade cliffs nea...
Sailing in Jersey City
Manhattan Sailing club is at home on this side of the Hudson
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Going into the third day of an international sail boat race on in August, one of the two boats representing the United States was a mere one competition point ahead of a boat sailing under the New ...
‘Meet The Skullers’
Local student debuts EP
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 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 | 9 9 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 | 1 1 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...
Eleven running in local races
Secaucus residents can cast ballots for mayor, council, school board on Nov. 7
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Secaucus residents can look forward to voting for a mayor, council member, and three Board of Education candidates on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Mayor Michael Gonnelli is running unopposed for re-election to...
Died on the job in 1970
Secaucus dedicates police statue all officers, and a plaque to one long gone
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The town of Secaucus dedicated a new statue last weekend to all active and retired police officers. The statue also included a plaque honoring Officer George Rennie, who died in an on-duty motorcyc...
Board of Ed relocates from house
Also at town meeting: New volunteer firefighter sworn in
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
At the twice-monthly Town Council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 12, Secaucus Board of Education Business Administrator Grace Yeo stood up to thank the council for having let the Board of Education head...
Bayonne Bike Share near the finish line
Program could lure young professionals
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Sep 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 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 | 56 56 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 | 65 65 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...
Prepare for detours and traffic
DOT to begin multi-year rehabilitation of Route 495 bridge in fall
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Route 495, which connects the New Jersey Turnpike to the Lincoln Tunnel, is set to undergo a multi-year renovation to repair its debilitated viaduct bridge in North Bergen, according to the NJ Depa...
More cops, less cost
Mayor swears in five special law enforcement officers
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco and Public Safety Commissioner Allen Pascual swore in five special law enforcement officers at the Sep. 13. Commissioners’ meeting. As special law enforcement, the...
Touring the Meadowlands
Local nature activities on tap for this fall
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 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...
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 | 3 3 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 | 2 2 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 | 2 2 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 | 3 3 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 | 2 2 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 | 2 2 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 | 226 226 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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