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'Conrail Boyz' leader and nine others arrested in cargo train thefts after four-month probe
Dec 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY -- Hudson County Acting Prosecutor Gaetano Gregory announced Friday that a highly sophisticated, multi-jurisdictional, cargo theft operation was dismantled this week when alleged member...
Are you dreaming of a wet Christmas?
Dec 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
HUDSON COUNTY – The previous prediction of rain and wet snow for this weekend has been changed, and you should expect mostly dry weather this weekend. For Christmas Eve, however, a storm is coming ...
Jersey City to allocate $165G to homeless prevention
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY – In what appears to be a reaction to a report by the Hudson County Freeholders showing that local homeless shelters are struggling to meet needs in Jersey City and elsewhere, Mayor Ste...
BREAKING: POLICE CALLED TO SECAUCUS DUE TO ZOMBIES
Dec 18, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
SECAUCUS – It's no joke. Secaucus police officers, the Hudson County sheriff’s department, and the New Jersey state police were all called to the scene of a zombie gathering at the Meadowlands Conv...
Mixed reactions to news of Pres. Obama's change of policy on Cuba
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Wednesday morning, the U.S. government announced that Pres. Barack Obama would like to ease travel and trade restrictions against Cuba that have been in place for more than 50 years, since the earl...

this week's news stories

Ready for the snow this time
City has new equipment, plan for winter weather
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Dec 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Hit hard last winter by a flurry of criticism about not properly cleaning up the snow from various storms, the administration of Mayor Dawn Zimmer says it has adequately prepared for any snow emerg...
Under the overpass
Officials debut park and dog run beneath 14th Street Viaduct
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Dec 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
County and city officials gathered this past Monday to cut the ribbon on Hoboken’s newest open space, tucked beneath the Fourteenth Street Viaduct in northwest Hoboken. A dog run and children’s pla...
Back on track
Development plan for rail yards approved by City Council
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Dec 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hoboken City Council has approved a sweeping plan to turn 36 acres of defunct rail yards into a dense mixed-use neighborhood oriented around Hoboken’s public transit hub. Unquestionably the mos...
Homeless population is much bigger than officials thought
Freeholders to do independent survey, and seek solutions
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Information collected from local homeless shelters and programs shows that Hudson County’s homeless population may be much higher than what was determined in a survey conducted this past January. T...
It’s beginning to look like Christmas
Residents decorate for the holiday in style
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
City Hall has decided to go with an Elvis Presley-like “Blue Christmas” look this year and abandon the traditional outdoor holiday tree, while residents throughout the city have managed to outdo th...
Schools of the future?
Board of Education debates three-year revamp of educational approach
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Board of Education members are engaged in a debate over the future of a three-year strategic plan envisioned by the school administration for the district and implemented by a school board whose me...
Weehawken tree-lighting draws merry-makers
Annual Christmas tradition proceeds despite the cold weather
Dec 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
On a very cold, windy Sunday evening Weehawken residents gathered in front of the township Municipal Building for the annual lighting of the town Christmas tree. Children sang Christmas carols, som...
Holiday memories
Your neighbors share their stories
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Dec 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Whether their memories are about gifts, families, or feasts, the recollections of holidays past are seared into the minds of Hudson County residents. For Ashley Laureano, 18, of West New York, her ...
POLICE CALLED TO SECAUCUS TO DEAL WITH ZOMBIES
Thousands crowd Convention Center for oversold ‘Walker Stalker’ event
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Dec 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The authorities were summoned to the Meadowlands Convention Center on Saturday afternoon to deal with an uncontrolled outbreak of zombies. It turned out the organizers of the “Walker Stalker” conve...
Kevin Flaherty named new officer in charge of PD
Controversy surrounding Cerny’s retirement
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Dec 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
After serving for six months as acting chief of the Secaucus Police Department, Deputy Police Chief John Cerny submitted his retirement papers on Dec. 1. What might otherwise have been a quiet tran...
POLICE CALLED TO SECAUCUS TO DEAL WITH ZOMBIES
Thousands crowd Convention Center for oversold ‘Walker Stalker’ event
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Dec 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The authorities were summoned to the Meadowlands Convention Center on Saturday afternoon to deal with an uncontrolled outbreak of zombies. It turned out the organizers of the “Walker Stalker” conve...
Mayor’s Column
by Michael Gonnelli
Dec 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Happy holidays, and How to Help   As the year winds down, we find ourselves once again in the middle of the winter holidays with Thanksgiving, a time to give thanks for the bounty we enjoy behind u...
Two out of three ain’t bad
City in final phases of agreements of two MOTBY-related lawsuits
by By Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Construction at the former Military Ocean Terminal, which has been stalled for years as the city was mired in lawsuits with developers, may now be able to move forward as Bayonne reaches settlement...
Holiday memories
Your neighbors share their stories
by By Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Whether it’s the memory of receiving the first present each year because they were the youngest child, or of being the oldest sibling and enjoying watching the younger one’s sheer delight on the mo...
First impressions count
Resident asks city to protect appearance of city’s gateways
by By Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Bayonne resident Corrado DiVincenzo is concerned about the gateways into the city and specifically about the John F. Kennedy Boulevard entrance. DiVincenzo’s concerns were aired at the Dec. 10 City...
Tomorrow’s programmers
Grade schoolers participate in ‘Hour of Code’
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Dec 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
“It’s really cool because we’re learning, but it’s really a game,” said Angel Iriarte. A student in Stephanie Stern’s fifth grade class at Franklin School in North Bergen, Iriarte was teaching hims...
Santa for seniors
Annual Guttenberg banquet brings out the crowd
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Dec 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
“I’m proud to say I come from Guttenberg,” said Maryann Morro with a smile. “I was born here, I’m going to die here. My brothers were all born in Guttenberg. It’s a good little town. We’re very luc...
Landslide remedied
Work started to repair area near Paterson Plank Road
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Repairs are underway after a landslide took down a large chunk of the western slope of Jersey City Heights along a portion of Paterson Plank Road last January. While never a threat to the roadway t...
Holiday memories
Your neighbors share their stories
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Dec 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Whether their memories are about gifts, families, or feasts, the recollections of holidays past are seared into the minds of Hudson County residents. For Ashley Laureano, 18, of West New York, her ...
Mayor Roque’s opposition announces ticket
Wiley and friends to run against him in May; Munoz announces independently
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
In a move on Dec. 17 to try and bring together the disparate factions opposed to current administration, Commissioner Count Wiley officially unveiled a ticket called West New York United that is ex...
Unhappy with Obama’s Cuba policy
Most local politicians don’t want restrictions lifted
by Caren Matzner
Reporter Editor
Dec 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The U.S. government announced Wednesday morning that Pres. Barack Obama would like to ease some of the travel and trade restrictions against Cuba that have been in place for more than 50 years, sin...
Mayor Roque’s opposition announces ticket
Wiley and friends to run against him in May; Munoz announces independently
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
In a move on Dec. 17 to try and bring together the disparate factions opposed to current administration, Commissioner Count Wiley officially unveiled a ticket called West New York United that is ex...
Holiday memories
Your neighbors share their stories
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Dec 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Whether their memories are about gifts, families, or feasts, the recollections of holidays past are seared into the minds of Hudson County residents. For Ashley Laureano, 18, of West New York, her ...
Unhappy with Obama’s Cuba policy
Most local politicians don’t want restrictions lifted
by Caren Matzner
Reporter Editor
Dec 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The U.S. government announced Wednesday morning that Pres. Barack Obama would like to ease some of the travel and trade restrictions against Cuba that have been in place for more than 50 years, sin...

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