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Report: Local store says it'll remove offensive towels
Apr 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
SECAUCUS -- The New York Post reported this weekend that a woman was horrified that she gave hand towels to a Jewish friend and then found out the towels contained small swastikas -- a Nazi symbol ...
NJ Transit to adjust spring rail schedule to improve connections at Secaucus Junction
Apr 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
SECAUCUS--NJ Transit released its modified spring rail schedule Wednesday. The schedule, which goes into effect May 7, is largely designed to provide improved passenger connections at Secaucus Junc...
Police seek two suspects after woman followed, robbed in Hoboken; witnesses intervene
Apr 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN -- At approximately 2:50 a.m. on Sunday April 9, a Hoboken woman was walking home when she noticed two men who appeared to be following her. As she was getting closer to her residence in no...
Did you miss these stories from Bayonne?
Apr 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
A legal complaint against the City of Bayonne, and individually against at least nine municipal employees charges that these employees are in violation of a local residency ordinance. Mike Morris, ...
Train victim identified
Apr 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY – A man struck by a Hudson Bergen Light Rail train near Richard Street on April 17 has been identified by NJ Transit officials as John Minervini, 45, of Lyndhurst Minervini died after b...

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Election gossip ramps up
Rumors swirl around possible mayoral candidates for November race
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 30, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Hoboken residents will elect a mayor and three at- large council members this coming November. Elections in the mile-square city typically do not fall along Democrat/Republican lines, but among sup...
Dishes that are different
From ‘taco pizza’ to ‘poached prawns,’ foodies love experimental edibles
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
First there were the ever-present rainbow bagels that took over social media, then it was the recent black “Goth ice cream.” Now, national TV has seized on a Hoboken-based craze -- the “taco pizza”...
The good, the bad, and the broken links
A ranking of local cities’ websites
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Apr 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
In the olden days -- about 10 or 15 years ago – city websites contained only a few details, if they existed at all. Nowadays, for the most computer literate residents, they can help residents get p...
Awards for valor
Local public safety heroes get recognition for efforts in 2016
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
When Hoboken police received the first report on Sept. 29, 2016, they were told that a Hudson Bergen Light Rail train had struck a vehicle near the crossing at Paterson Plank Road. That was erroneo...
JERSEY CITY BRIEFS
Apr 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Main city library to reopen on May 1 Library Director Priscilla Gardner has announced the reopening of the Main Library on Monday, May 1 on its regular operating schedule of 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday...
Sounding off on the business district, and Shake Shack
Officials and Chamber of Commerce discuss making town more business friendly
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Members of the Hoboken City Council met with about 25 business owners on Wednesday, April 19 for a roundtable breakfast hosted by the city’s Chamber of Commerce, to discuss possibly expanding the c...
International food festival returns
17th annual ‘Taste of Weehawken’ will raise funds for library
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Forget Punxsutawney Phil and Groundhog Day. Residents of Hudson County know that spring arrives when the annual Taste of Weehawken culinary fundraiser lights up Lincoln Harbor. This year’s event on...
Light rail on track
NJ Transit holds public hearing for HBLR extension
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
New Jersey Transit held two public hearings on the planned Hudson-Bergen Light Rail extension into Bergen County on April 24. The project would add seven new stops to the existing service, all nort...
Statute of limitations on a hit-and-run?
Family anxious to find driver, five years after local bodybuilder dies of injuries
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Omar Monroig was on course to become a professional bodybuilder. The 5'11, 256 pound strongman had already racked up multiple trophies in national bodybuilding competitions. But weeks before his la...
Council swears in fireman who lost family on 9/11
Residents continue discussing birdhouse ordinance
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
The Secaucus Volunteer Fire Department has a new member on its roster, and he comes from a family of firefighting heroes. Jared Wetter, 18, officially took the oath to join the force at the most re...
A math genius in Secaucus
Local student places in top 5 percent in national challenge
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
Assimilating to a new country is seldom a simple task. One thing that has helped Chaoyi “Joey” Liang learn the language was his skill at crunching numbers. “Mathematics teaches English, so the voca...
Unique businesses blossom here
Hudson County’s charms lure new companies, big and small
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
Like a boom town in the Old West, Hudson County has seen a slew of big and boutique businesses flock here to take advantage of the location and amenities the area offers. “During the past three and...
Leaders convene for criminal justice reform
Re-entry conference talks solutions
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Apr 26, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
“Full disclosure, I’m a former crack addict, heroin addict. I’m not ashamed of where I come from,” said Tracey Syphax, President and CEO of the real estate firm, Phax Group LLC at the Annual Prison...
Beautifying Broadway
Streetscapes coming to Bayonne
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Apr 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Art is coming to Bayonne, in the form of streetscapes, utility boxes, fire boxes, statues, and wall murals, from a variety of local artists in many locations, primarily in the Urban Enterprise Zone...
Wepner excited about the premiere of “Chuck”
Legendary Bayonne boxer’s life comes to silver screen
by Jim Hague
Apr 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
Chuck Wepner is conducting an interview, no different than the thousands of others he has had to withstand during his now legendary boxing career. And in the animated interview, Wepner recalls one ...
Light rail on track
NJ Transit holds public hearing for HBLR extension
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
New Jersey Transit held two public hearings on the planned Hudson-Bergen Light Rail extension into Bergen County on April 24. The project would add seven new stops to the existing service, all nort...
Some crime numbers down
North Bergen commissioners get report
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
The North Bergen Police Department submitted a report to the commissioners last week that included some highlights and lowlights. Highlights include a 9-1-1 response time faster than the national a...
Bringing a 1643 farcical play to 2017
Local high school students modernize French comedy
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
A young man wearing a green beret and jester outfit dashed onto the stage. He quickly greeted the empty auditorium with cries of “All cellphones off! We're set! We've sexted.” These lines officiall...
Light rail on track
NJ Transit holds public hearing for HBLR extension
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
New Jersey Transit held two public hearings on the planned Hudson-Bergen Light Rail extension into Bergen County on April 24. The project would add seven new stops to the existing service, all nort...
Books against bullies
WNY resident, author talks to students about bullying
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Theresa Borrelli knows what it’s like to be an outcast. Growing up in 1970s West New York, she showed signs of Tourette’s Syndrome, a neurological disorder that causes involuntary physical movement...
Bringing a 1643 farcical play to 2017
Local high school students modernize French comedy
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
A young man wearing a green beret and jester outfit dashed onto the stage. He quickly greeted the empty auditorium with cries of “All cellphones off! We're set! We've sexted.” These lines officiall...
Light rail on track
NJ Transit holds public hearing for HBLR extension
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
New Jersey Transit held two public hearings on the planned Hudson-Bergen Light Rail extension into Bergen County on April 24. The project would add seven new stops to the existing service, all nort...
Books against bullies
WNY resident, author talks to students about bullying
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Theresa Borrelli knows what it’s like to be an outcast. Growing up in 1970s West New York, she showed signs of Tourette’s Syndrome, a neurological disorder that causes involuntary physical movement...
Bringing a 1643 farcical play to 2017
Local high school students modernize French comedy
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
A young man wearing a green beret and jester outfit dashed onto the stage. He quickly greeted the empty auditorium with cries of “All cellphones off! We're set! We've sexted.” These lines officiall...

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'Carrie Pilby' movie, based on local author's novel, will screen in Philadelphia on Sat, then premiere in theaters at end of month
Mar 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 187 187 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN -- "Carrie Pilby," a movie based on the offbeat first novel by Hoboken-based author Caren Lissner, is set to open the weekend of March 31-April 1 in theaters in New York City, Los Angeles, ...

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