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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 | 27 27 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 | 29 29 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 | 35 35 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...
Deck the [city] halls!
After tree lighting, several other holiday events planned
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The City of Hoboken hosted its annual Christmas tree lighting on Thursday Dec. 7 at 5 p.m., rescheduled from a rainy Tuesday. The change in schedule didn’t deter the attendees who crowded the holid...
HOBOKEN BRIEFS
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Hoboken offers free garage parking for holiday shoppers To encourage local shopping this holiday season, the city of Hoboken is offering up to four hours of free garage parking in municipal Garage ...
Caught on camera
One alleged package thief arrested, another suspect appears on video
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Dec 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
As the holiday gift-giving season ramps up, Police Chief Ken Ferrante says residents should focus on protecting their homes against a rash of package theft throughout the city. Just last week, the ...
Planning process begins for Northwest Resiliency Park
Residents meet to discuss design, amenities
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Dec 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Hoboken hosted its first public meeting on Thursday Nov. 30 in the Wallace School cafeteria to discuss the future of the Northwest Resiliency Park. The park presently exists in temporary form – wit...
What to see, do, and eat? What about cookies?
Girl Scout creates app for walking tours of Hoboken
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Dec 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
In order to earn her silver award for community service, 14-year-old Hoboken resident Ally Fung has led a three-person team of Girl Scouts from Troop 12041 to create an app for the Hoboken Historic...
State champions once again
Local kids rack up wins at New Jersey chess tournaments
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Dec 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
For the 17th year in a row, students from around Hudson County who were coached by longtime chess teacher Peter Croce have won state chess championships. Croce runs the Hudson County Chess Associat...
‘Dollars and sense’
Money: Hoboken author to show how we’re thinking about it wrong
Dec 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
This Wednesday, Dec. 6, bestselling author, TV pundit, award-winning comedian and Hoboken resident Jeff Kreisler will give a talk about his new book, “Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and H...

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Giving thanks
Where to donate food, volunteer, or get a free Thanksgiving meal or turkey
by Marilyn Baer and Al Sullivan
Reporter Staff Writer