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Manhole cover explodes on Broadway in Bayonne
Jan 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
BAYONNE -- The Bayonne Fire Department responded to a manhole cover explosion on Monday morning, Jan. 23. At least five fire trucks were spotted at the scene. The incident happened on Broadway betw...
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Hoboken’s crime rates have held relatively steady for the past year, according to data released by the Police Department, which shows only slight increases and decreases in certain areas. Every yea...
This many be a first: Union City, West New York, Guttenberg, possibly other schools closed due to nor'easter
Jan 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
HUDSON COUNTY -- In a rare event for those who've spent an awful lot of time in New Jersey schools, several schools made the decision to close on Monday, Jan. 23, and others canceled their afternoo...
Roughly 100 people attend open house on Hoboken Hotel proposal
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN – KMS Development Partners hosted an open house for all interested Hoboken residents to show its proposal for a Hilton Hotel on the Hoboken waterfront and to and receive input from local bu...
WNY affirms citizen’s right to record police activity
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WEST NEW YORK – The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Town of West New York have struck an agreement affirming the right of town citizens to film and record the police. A city press rel...

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Hoboken crime rate holds steady
Police chief discusses his priorities for the coming year
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Hoboken’s crime rates have held relatively steady for the past year, according to data released by the Police Department, which shows only slight increases and decreases in certain areas. Every yea...
Charter schools complete enrollment lotteries
If you applied, you know the outcome this week
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Students who applied for entry into the Hoboken charter schools will be notified if they were successful by next week. The three Hoboken charter schools – Elysian Charter School, Hoboken Charter Sc...
Hearing scheduled for Southwest Park expansion
Council approves 9/11 memorial contract, receives updates on Washington Street construction
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 22, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The City Council will conduct a public hearing on Feb. 1 for an ordinance to allow the city to use eminent domain to acquire an acre of land owned by Academy Bus to expand the Southwest Park under ...
Silicon Valley in Jersey City?
Liberty Science Center seeks land from city to build new campus
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Paul Hoffman, CEO of Liberty Science Center, has petitioned the City Council to donate 16 acres needed to develop a new high tech campus, something he said could generate as many as 100 high tech s...
We’re having a party
Annual Art House Snow Ball to be held on Jan. 28
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Every city has its unique cultural event, from Mardi Gras in New Orleans to Greenwich Village’s Halloween Parade, when people get to step out of their ordinary lives and dress up. Jersey City has i...
‘This is ugly’
Three murdered in apparent botched drug robbery on Fulton Avenue
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
On the rainy Tuesday morning after the three bodies were found in an apartment on Fulton Avenue, people hurried by as if nothing had happened. Some glanced at the crumpled yellow police tape stuffe...
The secret and the shame
What’s behind the increasing rates of domestic violence in Hudson County?
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Hudson County has seen an alarming jump in domestic violence incidents in recent years, raising questions as to what’s behind the increase and the best ways to combat it. December’s double murder a...
New pharmacy opens in West New York
Politicians and constituents host ribbon-cutting for debut
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Some Weehawken and other nearby residents will have easier access to medications from now on. The North Hudson Community Action Corporation held a grand opening for a new pharmacy at its center on ...
Weehawken residents see ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’
High school students perform classic Christmas play
Jan 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Weehawken Township High School presented the stage version of the classic Frank Capra film “It’s a Wonderful Life” on Dec. 16 and 17 at the high school. Released in 1946, the story is a Christmas f...
Fighting to let transgender youth into Cub Scouts
Statewide group plans next step to help Secaucus 8-year-old
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Joe Maldonado, 8, was having the time of his life when he joined Cub Scout Pack 87 in Secaucus last year. He felt natural, playing with other boys. The fact that he was born biologically female, bu...
Get on your feet
Longtime crossing guards honored at Secaucus council meeting
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
A ceremony honoring longtime crossing guards was the highlight at the Jan 10 Secaucus Town Council meeting. Mayor Michael Gonnelli offered awards to three longtime school crossing guards, who have ...
Group expands to help needy people who need legal aid
Moves from Hoboken to new digs near Journal Square
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
For those familiar with the classic movie “On the Waterfront,” they know the basement of St. Peter & Paul Church in Hoboken was originally a meeting place of people attempting to reform the crime-r...
Who says youth are apathetic?
Student council takes over city hall
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The Henry E. Harris Student Council held a meeting at the official council chambers at city hall on Thursday, January 12, as part of a weeklong series in which Mayor James Davis hosts council sessi...
First steps to solving sewage problem
Bayonne joins environmental committee
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Outdated, dirty, and often smelly combined sewage systems have been the bane of public works departments for decades. Now that regulations are catching up to popular environmental opinion, and comm...
Brick row house designated historic site
Historical Preservation Commission hoping for another historic district
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Bayonne’s rich history is both celebrated and preserved by the Bayonne Historic Preservation Commission. Since the Historic Preservation Ordinance was introduced in 1999, the historic commission ha...
Fighting against time?
Non-profit holds Obamacare event before Trump inauguration
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Save Latin America, a Union City based non-profit, held an Obamacare enrollment event at North Bergen’s Uptown Public Library on Saturday, Jan 14. The group, working with the Horizon Blue Cross Blu...
The secret and the shame
What’s behind the increasing rates of domestic violence in Hudson County?
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Hudson County has seen an alarming jump in domestic violence incidents in recent years, raising questions as to what’s behind the increase and the best ways to combat it. December’s double murder a...
New chairman, possible new local police academy
County freeholders reorganize, set agenda
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
With a number of key initiatives about to take place within his freeholder district, Anthony Vainieri of North Bergen was elected the new chairman of the Hudson County Board of Freeholders during t...
The secret and the shame
What’s behind the increasing rates of domestic violence in Hudson County?
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Hudson County has seen an alarming jump in domestic violence incidents in recent years, raising questions as to what’s behind the increase and the best ways to combat it. December’s double murder a...
New pharmacy opens in West New York
Politicians and constituents host ribbon-cutting for debut
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Some Weehawken and other nearby residents will have easier access to medications from now on. The North Hudson Community Action Corporation held a grand opening for a new pharmacy at its center on ...
New chairman, possible new local police academy
County freeholders reorganize, set agenda
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
With a number of key initiatives about to take place within his freeholder district, Anthony Vainieri of North Bergen was elected the new chairman of the Hudson County Board of Freeholders during t...
The secret and the shame
What’s behind the increasing rates of domestic violence in Hudson County?
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Hudson County has seen an alarming jump in domestic violence incidents in recent years, raising questions as to what’s behind the increase and the best ways to combat it. December’s double murder a...
New pharmacy opens in West New York
Politicians and constituents host ribbon-cutting for debut
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Some Weehawken and other nearby residents will have easier access to medications from now on. The North Hudson Community Action Corporation held a grand opening for a new pharmacy at its center on ...
New chairman, possible new local police academy
County freeholders reorganize, set agenda
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
With a number of key initiatives about to take place within his freeholder district, Anthony Vainieri of North Bergen was elected the new chairman of the Hudson County Board of Freeholders during t...

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