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Jersey City, Garfield teens arrested in light rail shooting in Hoboken
May 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN – NJ Transit Police have arrested and charged two men in connection with shots being fired at the Ninth Street light rail station, located in Hoboken down the hill from Jersey City Heights,...
Menendez rips into IRS ‘attack on New Jersey taxpayers’
May 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez reacted to Wednesday’s announcement by the Internal Revenue Service that it intends to issue new rules that would unfairly target efforts to protect New Jerse...
Kennedy Dancers to open National Hispanic Youth Showcase
May 23, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
NEWARK - The Kennedy Dancers Inc., a non-profit professional dance company, dance school, and educational cable television productions, has announced they are the opening performance at New Jersey ...
Hoboken to close streets for Memorial Day Parade on May 23
May 23, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN--Hoboken’s 120th Annual Memorial Day Parade will take place on Wednesday, May 23. The parade will assemble at 6 p.m. and step off at 6:30 p.m. from City Hall, and march north on Washington ...
Suspended Secaucus principal speaks out at board meeting
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SECAUCUS – Secaucus High School Principal Dr. Bob Berckes gave his side of the story behind why the district suspended him last month, at the May 10 school board meeting. Video of Berckes is here: ...

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WELCOME TO HOBOKEN
Everything new residents (young or older) should know
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
May 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
In May and June, college graduates move to Hoboken to start a job, and families move to town before the new school year. Last week, several Hoboken residents offered tips to recent grads and young ...
Smartphone-only parking spots introduced
Also at meeting: Council pays more for Washington Street construction
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
May 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 172 172 recommendations | email to a friend
At their monthly meeting on Wednesday, the City Council sparred on whether some parts of the city should have parking spaces that can be paid for only by smartphone. Resident Cheryl Fallick spoke o...
Back to the future
Hoboken hosts third annual Propelify Innovation Festival
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
May 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 197 197 recommendations | email to a friend
The third annual Propelify Innovation Festival, which takes place along Hoboken’s waterfront each year, attracted 8,000 to 10,000 attendees from all over the world on Thursday. They learned about n...
Poland’s president comes to Jersey City
Katyn statue controversy rages on as protestors shout ‘shame!’
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
Polish President Andrzej Duda laid a wreath on May 16 at the base of a statue memorializing the World War II massacre of Polish soldiers, while protestors in the background, despite being restraine...
Last chance for affordable waterfront housing?
Council will likely go forward with Metro Plaza abatement
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 179 179 recommendations | email to a friend
After putting off a decision earlier this month on what to do about a 2015 agreement with a waterfront property developer for a tax abatement, the City Council may have to give up hope of requiring...
How cities came about
Montessori school explores the Industrial Revolution
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 182 182 recommendations | email to a friend
Students at the Hudson Montessori School didn’t have to look far to find examples of this year’s theme for their social studies fair. They just had to gaze out their classroom windows. In the past,...
Turner enters eighth mayoral term
‘Weehawken and You’ slate draws votes in unopposed reelection
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
May 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 421 421 recommendations | email to a friend
Mayor Richard Turner will enter his eighth term as mayor starting on July 1 after winning an unopposed municipal election on May 8. In Weehawken’s mayor/council form of government, voters choose fi...
Twists and turns
State A.G. asks Weehawken to lift right-turn ban
May 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 403 403 recommendations | email to a friend
State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal's office recently sent the town of Weehawken a letter asking them to lift their ban of out-of-town motorists making a right-turn into the township during rush h...
Fighting back
Environmental groups hold press conference denouncing proposed power plant
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
May 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 551 551 recommendations | email to a friend
Representatives of environmental groups gathered near the site of a proposed natural gas power plant in North Bergen on May 8, arguing it will hasten greenhouse gas emissions, or emissions that pos...
Hooked
Annual Fishing Derby hits Duck Pond
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
May 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Richard Robinson's best catch at the annual Secaucus Fishing Derby on Saturday, May 9 wasn't even a living—or dead—thing. It was actually the fishing rod he'd lost while fishing in the pond a week ...
Council delays hearing on $56M budget
Property tax rate to be flat this year, after county levy drops
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
May 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Secaucus residents will see no tax increase in the overall property tax rate they pay this year, since the town’s portion of the county tax levy--the amount of money Hudson County requests from all...
Environmental awareness
Eighth annual Green Festival comes to Xchange at Secaucus Junction
May 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 175 175 recommendations | email to a friend
Secaucus’ eighth annual Green Festival graced the Xchange at Secaucus Junction development on May 5. The event featured a variety of activities for children such as face painting, puppet shows, and...
Commuter ferry on the horizon
City receives $650K grant
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
May 23, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
Bayonne residents and leaders alike have been clamoring for a ferry for as long as anyone in the city can remember, but manymight not believe it until they see it. On Friday, May 18, there was fina...
14A Turnpike Extension Project officially complete
Congestion on local streets alleviated
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
May 23, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
The problems with the old 14A Exit on the NJ Turnpike were too few toll boothsfor today’s traffic volume, and truckers forced to traverse Avenue E into the East Side neighborhood via a bridge over ...
City Council covers a lot of ground
Budgets, taxes, unions top the list
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
May 23, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
In its first meeting since the Bayonne City Council’s re-election on May 8, the council had a busy agenda. Among the matters addressed: It introduced a $138.8 million 2018 budget that includes a 2....
Non-profit opens dementia center in North Bergen
Plans are in the works for a village for the cognitively challenged
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
May 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
The Act Now Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease in New Jersey, opened its third dementia center on the Hudson Hills Senior Living campus on May 16. The...
A bite out of crime
Police sergeant’s dog reminds people to stay safe
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
May 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 160 160 recommendations | email to a friend
If you follow the North Bergen Police Department's Twitter feed, you’ve noticed a furry canine presence popping up in recent months. “Taz,” a German Shepherd owned by Police Sgt. John Stahl, has be...
Raising money for local services
Fourth annual Sacco 5K brings in $50K for charities
May 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite inclement weather, the fourth annual Sacco 5K Charity Run/Walk attracted 600 registrants on Saturday, May 12, and raised in excess of $50,000 for the Nicholas J. Sacco Foundation. The funds...
Fighting back
Environmental groups hold press conference denouncing proposed power plant
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
May 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 551 551 recommendations | email to a friend
Representatives of environmental groups gathered near the site of a proposed natural gas power plant in North Bergen on May 8, arguing it will hasten greenhouse gas emissions, or emissions that pos...
The most commonly transmitted STD
Library holds seminar explaining HPV
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
May 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 121 121 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s a common misconception that the Human Papillomavirus Virus is something only women have to deal with. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. While HPV ofte...
BRIEFS
May 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 553 553 recommendations | email to a friend
Union City First slate wins uncontested municipal elections With over 11,000 votes counted, and no opposition, the Union City First slate won reelection on May 8. In Union City’s form of government...
Fighting back
Environmental groups hold press conference denouncing proposed power plant
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
May 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 551 551 recommendations | email to a friend
Representatives of environmental groups gathered near the site of a proposed natural gas power plant in North Bergen on May 8, arguing it will hasten greenhouse gas emissions, or emissions that pos...
The most commonly transmitted STD
Library holds seminar explaining HPV
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
May 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 121 121 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s a common misconception that the Human Papillomavirus Virus is something only women have to deal with. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. While HPV ofte...
BRIEFS
May 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 553 553 recommendations | email to a friend
Union City First slate wins uncontested municipal elections With over 11,000 votes counted, and no opposition, the Union City First slate won reelection on May 8. In Union City’s form of government...

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