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Heights Library to close for hydrant repair
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY -- The Heights Branch Library, 14 Zabriskie Street, of the Jersey City Free Public Library will close on Thursday, Aug. 28, due to United Water needing to shut off the water main. Unite...
Hudson Reporter editor takes ice bucket challenge
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
HUDSON COUNTY – After Mayor Dawn Zimmer challenged Hudson Reporter newspaper chain editor Caren Matzner to take the ice bucket challenge, senior graphic artist Pat Spina quickly volunteered to help...
Man shot five times, dumped not far from Lincoln Tunnel in Weehawken
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
WEEHAKWEN -- When police found a man on the ground in the "Shades" section of Weehawken Sunday around 5 p.m., they thought he had been hit by a car, but he actually had been shot five times and lef...
Mayor Zimmer says she's in favor of changing state law to allow Uber; city ordinance change could follow
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN — Mayor Dawn Zimmer has announced her support for a bill that would permit the use of ridesharing services like Uber in New Jersey. Her statement on Tuesday followed some criticism after ci...
Bayonne Bridge to be open all holiday weekend
Aug 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
BAYONNE – To ease the way for the high volume of holiday travelers, the Port Authority will suspend all roadway construction projects –– including the Bayonne Bridge “Raise the Roadway” project – f...

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Caught in between
Debate over home birth continues, minus midwife involved in tragic delivery
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Aug 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The midwife charged with practicing medicine illegally after a baby died in a 2012 Hoboken home birth has completed a pretrial intervention program designed for first time offenders, according to H...
Oops! Schools shouldn’t have laid off aides
Interim superintendent introduced at board meeting
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Aug 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Summer reading wasn’t just for students this year – the Hoboken Board of Education has had its own assignments to catch up on. After trimming kindergarten teacher’s aides due to an ever tightening ...
The pleading edge
Residents, developers have many hopes for Western Edge redevelopment zone
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Aug 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
A laundry list of desires for the future of Hoboken’s Western Edge redevelopment zone was on display at the first public meeting introducing a new round of city-led planning this past week. The mee...
It’s a woman’s world after all?
Mostly female crew shoots film in Jersey City and Hoboken
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Thomas Wolfe was wrong; you can go home again. That’s the theme of a new feature film that had local and international talents shooting a full length independent film at various locations in Hudson...
A saintly tradition
La Festa Italiana holds its festival
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Not all of the pre-recorded music that came out the speakers at La Festa Italiana were Frank Sinatra songs, but so many were that he might have been considered among the saints being honored. The L...
Plan introduced for separate $14M City Hall annex
Councilman Yun disagrees with Fulop administration on lease-purchase deal
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
  The City Council has introduced an ordinance that would authorize a 25-year agreement with a developer who will build a new $14 million City Hall annex on Martin Luther King Drive. The annex, in ...
Grammy winner Lisa Fischer headlines
Closing concert of free Summer Concerts on Hudson is Aug. 27
Aug 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Summer Concerts on the Hudson 2014 will present its season closer on Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. with Grammy winner Lisa Fischer in her New Jersey debut with her band Grand Baton. Fischer has work...
Missed connections and a lost locket
Craigslist helps local people look for loved ones – and an item from grandma
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Aug 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
On Aug. 1, a 29-year-old North Bergen man saw a “beautiful blonde lady on a Boulevard East bus to New York.” He didn’t talk to her, and certainly didn’t get her contact information. His only hope w...
Fighting for education
Parents push for charter school along waterfront
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
“We are trying to have a school our kids can safely walk to, just like any other neighborhood,” said Annie Lee, organizer of the group School Movement on the Hudson. Lee lives in Jacob’s Ferry in W...
Gambling in the Meadowlands?
‘Vision plan’ proposes four casinos and more
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 24, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
“This plan’s intention is to restore the Meadowlands complex as the number one multi-venue sports destination in the world,” said Ron Simoncini, president of Axiom Communications. The occasion was ...
Rolling restaurants hit town
Wednesday food truck court brings exotic food options to Secaucus
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
“Everybody makes fun of me at work because I get excited on Wednesday when it’s food truck day,” said Frank, who has been frequenting the food trucks ever since he found out they visit at lunchtime...
Canine memories
Photographer captures spirit of dying dogs
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The old saying claims that cats have nine lives. But what about dogs? For Jersey City photographer Jenna Leigh Teti, keeping the memory of pet canines has become something of a mission – especially...
Slip sliding away
Bayonne water treatment facility studying sewer overflow in $1.3 million state project
by Joseph Passantino
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Bayonne is the site of a six-month pilot program assessing how to treat water runoff from storms that could have state or even national implications. The kickoff of the Wet Weather Flow Treatment a...
Reading is fundamental
New Bayonne district programs stress word knowledge, increased reading
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s not exactly reading, writing and arithmetic, but it’s pretty close. This year the focus of the Bayonne School District will be on reading, vocabulary, and eating well. Goals for students inclu...
Artfully drawing the community together
Show attracts people wanting to clean up and beautify the city
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Artwork and an interest in keeping the city attractive merged in an event held Friday, Aug. 22 in the Bergen Point section. More than 75 people visited All Fit Studios on Broadway by Silver Street ...
Hudson County’s changing Jewish landscape
Temples merge, move, consolidate to address membership changes
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
“Unfortunately after 91 years of existence, the membership of Temple Beth El of North Bergen has gotten to a point where we can no longer survive on our own,” said Craig Bassett, president of the b...
North Bergen’s hippest performance space
Callaghan is most recent act to play the public library
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The small underground club was bathed in red light as the British cult performer played to an enthusiastic audience. No, it wasn’t some hip dive bar in Brooklyn or the Lower East Side, it was a dow...
Fighting for education
Parents push for charter school along waterfront
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
“We are trying to have a school our kids can safely walk to, just like any other neighborhood,” said Annie Lee, organizer of the group School Movement on the Hudson. Lee lives in Jacob’s Ferry in W...
From police beat to music beat
Union City cop starts music production business
by Eileen Budd
Reporter Correspondent
Aug 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Basketball and music kept Carlos Pina out of trouble when he was a kid growing up in the projects of Union City. He and his friends would rap in English and Spanish fusion, an art form that wasn’t ...
Friends, teammates mourn murdered WNY man
Aug 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Kenneth Amparo, who recently turned 22, was stabbed to death on Manhattan Avenue in Jersey City early Sunday morning, the result of an altercation outside a party that apparently had already broken...
Soundtrack from Secaucus
Resident composes songs for hit shows
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
If you watch Ray Donovan on Showtime, then you’ve heard Secaucus resident Dave Cirino. One of his songs was played during an episode of the hit series. Others were on Up All Night on NBC, and New G...
From police beat to music beat
Union City cop starts music production business
by Eileen Budd
Reporter Correspondent
Aug 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Basketball and music kept Carlos Pina out of trouble when he was a kid growing up in the projects of Union City. He and his friends would rap in English and Spanish fusion, an art form that wasn’t ...
‘The application of knowledge’
School superintendent Sanger retires after 41 years as an educator
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
When Stanley Sanger took over as Union City’s superintendent of schools in July of 2003, he inherited one of the state’s worst performing districts. When he retired this summer, he left behind one ...
‘The application of knowledge’
School superintendent Sanger retires after 41 years as an educator
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
When Stanley Sanger took over as Union City’s superintendent of schools in July of 2003, he inherited one of the state’s worst performing districts. When he retired this summer, he left behind one ...

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