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Bayonne downtown fair draws thousands
Oct 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
BAYONNE – Dancing, dining, and donuts were all part of the fun at the first Bergen Point Fall Festival held on Saturday, Oct. 18, from just below the 8th Street overpass down to the corner of 5th S...
Bayonne day care center children to walk to raise breast cancer funds
by Joseph Passantino
Oct 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
BAYONNE – Children overseen by the Friendship Family Day Care Center will walk on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. to raise awareness of breast cancer and to seek funds for a cure. The “Mini-walkathon f...
Lots of rain and wind on tap for coming week - possible nor'easter for Northeast?
Oct 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
HUDSON COUNTY -- As we approach the second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, forecasters don't see another monster storm on the horizon -- but they do see some nasty weather all week long. Rain and w...
Jersey City stock broker barred and fined
Oct 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY – The New Jersey Bureau of Securities has revoked the agent registration of Evan M. Kochav of Jersey City, and assessed a $2 million penalty against him and his Red Bank-based business,...
Free pediatric screenings on Oct. 18
Oct 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WEST NEW YORK – The Dvine Konektion Community Development Corporation, a local non-profit organization based in West New York, is partnering with CarePoint to provide free pediatric screenings to a...

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Council approves $5 million bond for smart meters
Neumann Leathers redesignated; green condo project approved
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Oct 19, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 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 | 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...
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 | 12 12 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 | 8 8 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 | 7 7 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 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 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 | 4 4 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 | 4 4 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 | 4 4 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 | 4 4 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 | 4 4 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 | 5 5 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...
Cast your ballot
Voters to elect senator, congressman, surrogate, and freeholder
by Joseph Passantino
Oct 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
When Bayonne voters go the polls on Nov. 4, they will be electing candidates to positions as United States Senator, U.S. Representative, County Surrogate, and County Freeholder. In the marquee even...
On the road to sainthood
Hudson County shoemaker’s daughter is one step closer to beatitude
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Oct 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
When Sister Teresa Demjanovich taught English and Latin at Saint Aloysius School in Jersey City in the mid 1920s, she had just decided to give up her life in service to God. A Bayonne native, Siste...
Hometown ‘celebrities’
City residents have names of boxer, NFL coach, comedian, and singer
by Joseph Passantino
Oct 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
What’s in a name? Well for Bayonne residents it can be a little bit of recognition and a whole lot of fun. For Bill Murray, a fan of the former Saturday Night Live comedian and actor, it’s been coo...
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 | 4 4 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 | 5 5 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 | 5 5 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 | 4 4 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 | 4 4 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 | 5 5 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 | 4 4 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 | 5 5 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 | 5 5 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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