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Two North Bergen Parks and Recreation employees indicted for allegedly falsifying time sheets
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NORTH BERGEN – T wo employees of the North Bergen Department of Parks and Recreation have been indicted by a state grand jury for allegedly submitting false timesheets to collect numerous hours of ...
Website sends out release saying ‘Hoboken [is] one of the most promiscuous cities in America’
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HOBOKEN – As if we haven’t seen enough polls from organizations trying to get into the news by naming a city “the most” or “the least” this or that, today we got a release from a website claiming, ...
'Pop-up' Cat café to land in Hoboken
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HOBOKEN -- Cablevision’s Optimum Community, in partnership with North Shore Animal League America, will launch a pop-up Cat Café August 5 in Hoboken. They write, "Visitors to this free, five-day ev...
Reports: Hertz 24/7 will close as of Aug. 31; Hoboken is switching to Zipcar
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Just a few weeks after Hoboken announced it planned to give its 40-plus designated street parking spots for rental cars to Zipcar instead of Hertz, a media reported today that Hertz will close its ...
Three men in their twenties busted in shooting of 16-year-old in Jersey City
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JERSEY CITY – Three Jersey City men in their twenties have been charged in the July 22 shooting death of a 16-year-old boy who died later as a result of his wounds, said Hudson County Prosecutor Es...

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Uber, after all
Despite controversy, city welcomes car-sharing service
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
In one sense, Uber’s decision to open its first New Jersey partner support center in Hoboken is a no-brainer. The ridesharing service, which allows users to summon a car with the tap of a smartphon...
Hometown hero
Play records, enjoy memorabilia at new Frank Sinatra exhibit
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Perhaps the most fascinating display in the Hoboken Historical Museum’s new exhibition devoted to “Frank Sinatra: The Man, the Voice, and the Fans,” which opens this Sunday, Aug. 2, is a cabinet fi...
Even with the windows down…
Leaving a child or pet in car has been deadly
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 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 ...
A new tool against breast cancer
New 3-dimensional mammogram first in Hudson County
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Although medical science has made great strides over the last few decades in helping to detect breast cancer early, the latest innovation at Christ Hospital is expected to help even more. CarePoint...
A memorial of their own
Final touches underway for Korean War monument
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Although a light pole still needs to be fixed and a number of other small items attended to, the monument to veterans of the Korean War at Washington Boulevard and Dudley Street in Jersey City is j...
STEM school
Boys and Girls Club hosts educational race for students
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
For three days in July, kids from Jersey City and Bayonne took part in a unique program that allowed them to build, program, and race robotic cars. The event was designed to raise awareness and int...
A taste of New Orleans
Weehawken resident Craig Handy plays Summer Concerts on the Hudson
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Summer Concerts on the Hudson will present Weehawken resident Craig Handy and his band 2nd Line Smith along with very special guest Catherine Russell at Summer Concerts on the Hudson on Wednesday, ...
NHRFR promotes five officers
Shows off new equipment
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue (NHRFR) promoted five fire officers and unveiled new equipment last week, adding to its fleet of fire protection apparatus. The five veteran firefighters promo...
Union City ‘Kid’ to play Weehawken concert
Summer concert series continues on waterfront
by Melissa Heule
Reporter correspondent
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Susan Scherman will lead The Robert Lawrence Orchestra in a performance on Aug. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hamilton Park, as part of Weehawken’s free Summer Concert Series overlooking the New York skyli...
They say it’s your birthday…
Combination fundraiser and mayor’s birthday party raises $5K+ for charity
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Originally planned as a fundraiser for the Secaucus Emergency Fund, the town barbecue on July 24 was eventually revealed as a semi-surprise birthday party for Mayor Michael Gonnelli as well, comple...
Young at art
Seniors win awards with paintings from weekly art class
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Florence Tarantino is an award-winning painter of landscapes. She couldn’t say that a few months ago. In fact, a few months ago she had never painted a picture in her life. Tarantino learned to pai...
National Night Out highlights crime prevention in Secaucus
Game Day for kids kicks off the festivities on Aug. 4
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Secaucus will once again participate in America’s Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, Aug. 4. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. in Buchmuller Park and run until 10 p.m. In the event of rain it will be he...
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 | 13 13 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 | 14 14 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 | 13 13 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,...
High-end rental units coming to site of former trailer park
Seen as anchor to redevelopment around light rail
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The former trailer park just north of 48th Street on Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen is about to be razed. The township has approved a resolution to redevelop the property for a rental community co...
The party begins at age 60
Free cruise, meal, entertainment, and dancing for 2,400 senior citizens
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
For her birthday on July 17, Felicia Perez had a special treat this year. She took a cruise on the Hudson River aboard the Spirit of New Jersey. Perez was one of more than 200 senior citizens from ...
Even with the windows down…
Leaving a child or pet in car has been deadly
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Aug 02, 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 ...
Union City ‘Kid’ to play Weehawken concert
Summer concert series continues on waterfront
by Melissa Heule
Reporter correspondent
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Susan Scherman will lead The Robert Lawrence Orchestra in a performance on Aug. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hamilton Park, as part of Weehawken’s free Summer Concert Series overlooking the New York skyli...
Roque pleads ‘not guilty’ to kickback scheme
WNY mayor said he did nothing wrong in latest charges
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
West New York Mayor Felix Roque pleaded not guilty on July 27 to state charges that he was involved in a bribery and kickback scheme connected to his medical practice. After the court date was post...
‘I personally like a challenge’
A 10-year-old’s account of taking the PARCC test
by Dallas Hannon
Kid reporter
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Many parents and students were worried for the PARCC test this year. What is the PARCC might you ask? Well the PARCC (pronounced park) is the latest state test given to children who are in third gr...
Roque pleads ‘not guilty’ to kickback scheme
WNY mayor said he did nothing wrong in latest charges
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
West New York Mayor Felix Roque pleaded not guilty on July 27 to state charges that he was involved in a bribery and kickback scheme connected to his medical practice. After the court date was post...
Union City ‘Kid’ to play Weehawken concert
Summer concert series continues on waterfront
by Melissa Heule
Reporter correspondent
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Susan Scherman will lead The Robert Lawrence Orchestra in a performance on Aug. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hamilton Park, as part of Weehawken’s free Summer Concert Series overlooking the New York skyli...
‘I personally like a challenge’
A 10-year-old’s account of taking the PARCC test
by Dallas Hannon
Kid reporter
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Many parents and students were worried for the PARCC test this year. What is the PARCC might you ask? Well the PARCC (pronounced park) is the latest state test given to children who are in third gr...

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