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Gateway tunnel funding approved
Dec 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
HUDSON COUNTY – The governors of New York and New Jersey have come to an agreement that would pave the way for each state to pay its share of the proposed Gateway Tunnel. This would follow guidelin...
Suicidal male intercepted at PATH Journal Square
Dec 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY – Police from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Jersey City helped rescue what is being described as a man attempting suicide on Dec. 14. According to the Port Authority...
State suspends three-year prison sentence against ex-North Bergen DPW director
Dec 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
TRENTON – On Friday, Dec. 8 a judge suspended a three-year prison sentence against a former North Bergen DPW deputy director who had pleaded guilty to having employees run political errands on duty...
Bayonne City Council President Ashe-Nadrowski will seek re-election in May
Dec 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
​BAYONNE -- Council President Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski announced that she will seek re-election for the at-large city council seat in the municipal elections in May. The first female city council pres...
Melissa Enrique-Rada to run for at-large city council seat in May election
Dec 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
BAYONNE – Melissa Enriquez-Rada, president of the Rotary Club of Bayonne and a real-estate agent, will run for at-large Bayonne City Council in the upcoming May election, running on mayoral candida...

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Political dynamics
Who will lead the City Council when it reorganizes Jan. 3?
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
The afternoon of Monday, Jan. 1 will bring the swearing in of new Mayor Ravi Bhalla, followed by a City Council reorganization meeting on Jan. 3. Political observers have been wondering who will be...
Big controversies at City Council meeting
Runoff elections, Union Dry Dock land, park overspending
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hoboken City Council met on Wednesday Dec. 6 and discussed several controversial issues. This meeting – the second since a heated mayoral election last month – saw its share of political discus...
‘Dear Santa’
Hoboken post office will respond to children’s letters to Santa
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
“Dear Santa, I am a good boy,” reads a letter in a child’s handwriting accompanied by an orange drawing of Santa Claus, sitting atop of several others like it in the Hoboken Post Office. “Dear Sant...
Is the marina plan revenge?
Protestors try to derail privatization for south side of Liberty State Park
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
With less than one month left before Gov. Christopher Christie’s term expires, local community activists hope to derail a plan that would privatize the southern portion of Liberty State Park and co...
Council runoffs gives Fulop an edge, but opponents remain
Mayor pledges to finish projects his administration started
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Although the Dec. 5 council runoff elections allowed Mayor Steven Fulop to retain his 6-3 voting majority on the City Council, the upset win by James Solomon over Rebecca Symes in Ward E gave Fulop...
JC student wins PATH poster contest
‘Santa waiting for a train’ art chosen from over 350 entries
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Clearly overwhelmed at being selected as this year’s winner of the Annual PATH Holiday Poster Contest, Jersey City eighth grader Renfrew Maristela says he thought a long time about the meaning of t...
Weehawken property reevaluation complete
Majority of local homeowners will see stable or lower taxes
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Weehawken has concluded its first revaluation of property in more than 30 years, in response to an order from the Tax Court of New Jersey. Each town in the state must re-assess its properties every...
Weehawken school district certified as future-ready
All three schools achieve recognition
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
In recognition of their technological prowess, Weehawken educators were honored at the Future-Ready Schools - NJ Awards Ceremony on Oct. 23 at the New Jersey School Boards Association Annual Worksh...
Secaucus landowner tries to lure Amazon
Company submitted proposal for global HQ site by Secaucus Junction
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Ever since Amazon -- the on-line retailer headquartered in Seattle -- announced in September that it’s seeking requests for proposals (RFPs) for a second corporate headquarters, more than 200 Ameri...
Bringing the holidays in
Xchange development holds annual tree lighting ceremony
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Dec 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
The holiday season got off to a bright start on Nov. 26 during the annual tree lighting ceremony at the Xchange at Secaucus Junction development. Visitors came not just for the lighting, but also t...
Requirements to be a volunteer firefighter may be altered
Also at meeting: Town will suspend street cleaning for three months
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Dec 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
At Tuesday night’s Town Council meeting, the council members voted to introduce an ordinance that changes some of the requirements to be a volunteer firefighter in the town. Secaucus, but instead w...
Heroes inside and outside the ring
Three locals inducted into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
In a letter issued at the conclusion of World War II, President Harry S Truman paid tribute to the memory of Private Michael A. Mastrandrea, who died in the service of his country. “He stands in th...
Bayonne tax maps in final stages
City may miss goal to complete reval by 2019
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Dec 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Bayonne is due for a citywide property revaluation, because the assessed value of properties has fallen too far out of sync with the true value. Right now, the city is in the process of creating ne...
Disaster averted
Bus driver recognized for fast reaction on Turnpike
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Dec 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Rene Umana, a Bayonne school bus driver, evaded a potentially catastrophic crash with 31 students and two teachers onboard while en route to a community college field trip. The incident, which occu...
Next stop: Newark Airport?
Port Authority accepting comments on PATH extension for 2026
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Dec 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Could the PATH train someday take you to Newark Liberty International Airport? The Port Authority is currently looking to extend the PATH to a new station that would connect to the air train to the...
Close shave for a good cause
Police, firefighters, others help raise funds and awareness for colon cancer
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Although the “No Shave November” campaign has been held in North Bergen for many years, this year, the North Bergen police decided to help a local business owner raise funds and awareness about col...
Secaucus landowner tries to lure Amazon
Company submitted proposal for global HQ site by Secaucus Junction
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Ever since Amazon -- the on-line retailer headquartered in Seattle -- announced in September that it’s seeking requests for proposals (RFPs) for a second corporate headquarters, more than 200 Ameri...
Next stop: Newark Airport?
Port Authority accepting comments on PATH extension for 2026
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Could the PATH train someday take you to Newark Liberty International Airport? The Port Authority is currently looking to extend the PATH to a new station that would connect to the air train to the...
Where there’s smoke
Local magician asks youth to pledge to never touch cigarettes
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
At his Nov. 17 performance at the Veterans Memorial Elementary School in Union City, Magician Micky Magic excited his young charges with the usual magician’s trick: the handkerchief he suddenly mad...
Secaucus landowner tries to lure Amazon
Company submitted proposal for global HQ site by Secaucus Junction
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
Ever since Amazon -- the on-line retailer headquartered in Seattle -- announced in September that it’s seeking requests for proposals (RFPs) for a second corporate headquarters, more than 200 Ameri...
Next stop: Newark Airport?
Port Authority accepting comments on PATH extension for 2026
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
Could the PATH train someday take you to Newark Liberty International Airport? The Port Authority is currently looking to extend the PATH to a new station that would connect to the air train to the...
Where there’s smoke
Local magician asks youth to pledge to never touch cigarettes
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
At his Nov. 17 performance at the Veterans Memorial Elementary School in Union City, Magician Micky Magic excited his young charges with the usual magician’s trick: the handkerchief he suddenly mad...
Secaucus landowner tries to lure Amazon
Company submitted proposal for global HQ site by Secaucus Junction
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
Ever since Amazon -- the on-line retailer headquartered in Seattle -- announced in September that it’s seeking requests for proposals (RFPs) for a second corporate headquarters, more than 200 Ameri...
Next stop: Newark Airport?
Port Authority accepting comments on PATH extension for 2026
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
Could the PATH train someday take you to Newark Liberty International Airport? The Port Authority is currently looking to extend the PATH to a new station that would connect to the air train to the...

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Hoboken Board of Education candidate forum cancelled
Oct 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 291 291 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN--According to Melissa Abernathy of the Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition, the Board of Education candidate forum, previously scheduled for this Thursday, has been cancelled due to several c...

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