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Dozens of Hoboken residents wait overnight in the rain for Section 8 housing
Oct 21, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN -- Did you think only rich people were left in Hoboken? You thought wrong. Dozens of people - some with umbrellas - camped out on Tuesday evening to secure a good spot on line for a Section...
Hoboken Police Department Offers Free Child Car Seat Inspections Oct. 22
Oct 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
On Wednesday October 22, 2014 from 11:00am to 1:00 pm, the Hoboken Police Department is inviting members of the public to have their child car seats checked. Inspections will be conducted by certif...
Ebola: Local medical professional releases paper on what to do
Oct 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Jonathan Metsch, a Hoboken resident who was the president and CEO of Jersey City Medical Center from 1989-2006, and an adjunct professor at Rutgers, delivered a lecture Monday on what the state...
UPDATED: Lots of rain and wind on tap for Wednesday in Northeast -- possible nor'easter
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
HUDSON COUNTY -- As we approach the second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, forecasters don't see another hurricane in the near future -- but they do see some nasty rain and wind from Wednesday into...
Comic art show group aiding cancer patient
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
BAYONNE – Comic Book Fans United hosted an art exhibit at Manifest Comics and Cards on Broadway from Oct. 16 to 18 to benefit two charitable causes. CBFU is still seeking donations for a club membe...

this week's news stories

Council approves $5 million bond for smart meters
Neumann Leathers redesignated; green condo project approved
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Oct 19, 2014 | 5 5 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
The City Council has taken its boldest step yet to overhaul the city’s confusing and much-maligned parking regime, approving a $5 million bond to install automated meters throughout the city, inclu...
Your move!
Modern dance festival relocates from JC to Hoboken
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Your Move Dance Festival is New Jersey’s longest-running annual modern dance event, designed to support choreographers from New Jersey, New York and beyond. Now in its fifth season, Your Move annou...
Running without the rancor
Parents for Progress school board slate rejects political division
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Over the next two weeks, the Hoboken Reporter will be individually profiling all three slates running for the Hoboken Board of Education in the upcoming general election on Tuesday, Nov. 4. The fol...
Paulus Hook project can proceed
Council approves redevelopment change, residents divided
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
The City Council has voted to change a redevelopment plan to allow a 15 story building near the historic Paulus Hook district of the city. Nearly 20 residents from the area spoke at the public hear...
The Jersey City Art & Studio Tour is on!
In Year 24, celebration of the city’s arts scene is bigger than ever
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
This weekend, the 2014 Jersey City Art & Studio Tour will feature more than 130 galleries, artists’ studios, and pop-up exhibition spaces on Oct. 18 and 19, from noon to 6 p.m. This self-guided tou...
Christ Hospital is ready for Ebola – if it happens
Drills and protocols already underway to protect health workers and the public
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Oct 19, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Tucker Woods, chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine, stood in the security office at Christ Hospital on Oct. 14 surrounded by men and women in uniform. He had just come from a meetin...
Time of year for reflection
Weehawken cemetery actually lies in North Bergen
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
With summer vacation over and work and school back into full swing, autumn is a season of reflection for many, with the changing weather and the turning colors of leaves a reminder of transitions i...
45 years of service, and counting
Golf outing benefits Weehawken First Aid Squad
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
On a beautiful day, 72 golfers competed in this year’s Weehawken Volunteer First Aid Squad golf outing at the Wild Turkey Golf Club at Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg. This year marked the 10th a...
Your move!
Modern dance festival relocates from JC to Hoboken
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Your Move Dance Festival is New Jersey’s longest-running annual modern dance event, designed to support choreographers from New Jersey, New York and beyond. Now in its fifth season, Your Move annou...
Day of color, day of dance
Diwali festival lights up Buchmuller Park
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Buchmuller Park was filled to overflowing on Oct. 12 with music, dancing, delicious food, and brightly colored finery. Residents and friends turned out in large numbers on a gorgeous fall afternoon...
Jersey City man raises aid for West Africa
Operation Amira, named for his late mother, is collecting badly-needed supplies
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
When Jersey City resident Elijah Wells got the call from his family in West Africa, he was still debating what to do about honoring his mother. Originally from Sierra Leone in West Africa, she died...
20 years of ‘Clerks’!
Famous Jersey-based indie film has Hudson County connection
by Caren Matzner
Reporter staff writer
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
In 1993, actor Scott Schiaffo was 28, living with his mother in Garfield, N.J., earning a living at two or three retail jobs, and on-and-off binge drinking. He was also working with a Hoboken-based...
The exchange, it is a changin’
Turnpike officials detail work to upgrade Bayonne Turnpike exit
by Joseph Passantino
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Bayonne residents attending the Oct. 15 City Council meeting received a preview of how their lives will be affected for the next four years as work takes place on the Interchange 14A Improvement Pr...
Who will respond?
City ambulance contract up for bid
by Joseph Passantino
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Next year, who will respond to treat victims of the car accident involving your friend or the fire at your neighbor’s house? Those questions are up in the air until later this year as the city mull...
Seeking suggestions
City’s Catholic churches seek parishioners’ input on consolidations
by Joseph Passantino
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The city’s Roman Catholic churches will soon undergo a major transition in order to better serve their followers, utilize facilities, and manage debt, Rev. Peter Wehrle said late last week during a...
Three new parks coming to Hudson County
Preschool in Braddock Park to become town property in exchange
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The signs went up in James J. Braddock Park several weeks ago, advising residents of a public hearing to discuss diverting 1.1 acres of the county park to North Bergen to keep the North Bergen Pres...
The prince and I
NB student attends U.S.-Arab conference, meets royalty
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s not every day that a 15-year-old high school junior gets to meet a prince. North Bergen High School student Yasmeen Abdelkader is still reeling from the experience, calling it a “once in a lif...
Night of thrills
Local actors offer original twist-filled crime comedy play
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s mystery afoot in North Bergen. And comedy. And music. All three combined are taking place at the North Bergen Players Mini-Theater at 8411 Bergenline Ave. For six shows over two weekends, t...
Cultural stew
Band puts a new spin on global traditions
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
“In my mind I’m more country and he’s more punk rock, and we put that together in our originals,” said Danielle Reid. The Union City resident plays banjo and sings in the duo Red Winter, while her ...
Time of year for reflection
Most of county’s cemeteries are in one town
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
With summer vacation over and work and school back into full swing, autumn is a season of reflection for many, with the changing weather and the turning colors of leaves a reminder of transitions i...
Business is picking up
Bayonne man’s company removes dog waste for profit
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Oct 19, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Nobody had to tell Joe Koval that times are tough. A freelance videographer, Koval was always looking for a way to make a little extra cash. So one day while walking his dog, he noticed some backya...
Time of year for reflection
Most of county’s cemeteries are in one town
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
With summer vacation over and work and school back into full swing, autumn is a season of reflection for many, with the changing weather and the turning colors of leaves a reminder of transitions i...
Cultural stew
Band puts a new spin on global traditions
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
“In my mind I’m more country and he’s more punk rock, and we put that together in our originals,” said Danielle Reid. The Union City resident plays banjo and sings in the duo Red Winter, while her ...
Business is picking up
Bayonne man’s company removes dog waste for profit
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Oct 19, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Nobody had to tell Joe Koval that times are tough. A freelance videographer, Koval was always looking for a way to make a little extra cash. So one day while walking his dog, he noticed some backya...

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