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Hoboken gets closer to 9/11 memorial, but it won't be ready for September
Jul 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN -- After 15 years of waiting, Hoboken -- which lost 57 people in the 9/11 terror attacks -- still doesn't have a permanent memorial. But progress has been made. Read the exclusive cover sto...
Holy Rosary Church celebrates 113th Italian Festival in downtown Jersey City
Jul 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
La Festa Italiana 2016, the Old World Italian Street Festival hosted by Holy Rosary Church, runs Wednesday, Aug. 10 through Sunday, Aug. 14 on Sixth and Brunswick streets. Founded in 1885, Holy Ros...
100 degrees: County OEM releases 'Hazardous Weather Discussion'
Jul 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
HUDSON COUNTY -- The County's Office of Emergency Management sent out this release for the weekend: "An Excessive Heat Watch is in effect from Saturday AM through Monday PM for most NJ counties. He...
Ferry accident injures 17 passengers
Jul 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY – A hard landing by a New York Waterways Ferry at the Paulus Hook pier in Jersey City on July 23 resulted in injury to 17 passengers, according to city officials. City spokesperson Jenn...
Jersey City mayor/NJ gov candidate Fulop handwrote a letter to get his now-fiancee to go out with him
Jul 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY – “When Steven met Jaclyn” has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? This weekend, Jersey City Mayor and future New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Steven Fulop was to put a ring on the finger ...

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Hoboken 9/11 memorial unlikely to be ready by 15th anniversary
But city secures funding for a $1.5M project, preps for bids
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
As the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack approaches, the city of Hoboken – which lost 57 people in the tragedy – still won’t have a permanent memorial on the waterfront in tim...
Happy birthday – for $500-$1,000
With apartments too small for traditional parties, Hoboken parents spend hundred$ on kids
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Gone are the days of traditional birthday parties for kids involving pizza, an ice cream cake, and pin the tail on the donkey. In Hoboken, people’s apartments are so small that they typically pay $...
When Steven met Jaclyn
Gov candidate/JC mayor sent future wife a note to ask her out
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
In a ceremony scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 23, in New Hope, Pa., Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop planned to marry Jaclyn Thompson, a local business owner. In some ways, theirs will be a...
When Steven met Jaclyn
Mayor sent future wife a ‘little note’ to ask her to dinner
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
In a ceremony scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 23, in New Hope, Pa., Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop planned to marry Jaclyn Thompson, a local business owner. In some ways, theirs will be a...
Ground broken on $36M City Hall Annex
Government offices may be stimulus for rebirth of a blighted area
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
With a warm breeze blowing over Martin Luther King Drive on July 19, city and other officials gathered to mark what they called a historic occasion, the groundbreaking for a new City Hall Annex. Th...
Taking the plunge
Downtown JC resident, 20, rescues girls after boat capsizes near Liberty State Park
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Kevin Suarez hadn’t intended to become a hero on July 12 when he heard people screaming from the waters off Ellis Island, but he leaped in to help rescue two young girls, one of whom would likely h...
It’s Hamilton on the Hudson!
Tourists flock to historic duel site in Weehawken because of hit play
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Jul 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
They’ve come from across the land, from Manhattan to Seattle, to walk to a small historic monument in Weehawken’s bluffs overlooking the Hudson River. Thanks to the success of the smash Broadway hi...
Golf outing to benefit first aid volunteers
12th annual event scheduled for Aug. 17 in Franklin
Jul 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The 12th annual Township of Weehawken Golf Outing is scheduled for Aug. 17 at the Black Bear Golf Course in Franklin. The event benefits the Weehawken Volunteer First Aid Squad, now in its 47th yea...
‘The Feast’ is back – with batteries
A few changes for popular 106-year-old St. Ann’s Festival
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
One of Hoboken’s most popular and most traditional events is back again, running from Friday, July 22 through Tuesday, July 26. The 106-year-old St. Ann’s Italian Festival, known colloquially as “T...
First torch run
Police, students run for Special Olympics
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Officers throughout Hudson County, including in Secaucus for the first time this year, ran and passed the Special Olympics Torch from city to city last month while residents cheered them on. The La...
What makes the Meadowlands?
Series of ‘green speakers’ educates residents about local environment
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
“I lived my whole life in Secaucus. It’s a perfect mix of urban and suburban areas,” said Courtney Lichtenberger, the environmental intern of the Secaucus Environmental Department, on Wednesday as ...
Non-profit teamwork
MedShare and Hindu temple send supplies overseas
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
“The next person to touch these gloves will be across Earth,” Tushar Patel said recently, after he packed more than two tons of medical gloves for underprivileged countries on Saturday, June 18. Tu...
Right Place at the right time
McCabe saves JC cop at Broadway Diner
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Jul 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
When a 911 call came in for a man having difficulty breathing in the parking lot of Broadway Diner on a warm, sunny afternoon, Mickey McCabe, owner of McCabe Ambulance Service, was pulling out of a...
Jugglers, jesters, and medieval madness
The Renaissance fair comes to town
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Jul 20, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
When the Bayonne Theater Company thought to organize a Shakespeare in the Park event like the one in Central Park, ideas floated around on ways to compliment such a production and make it as entert...
Smash hit draws tourists to historic site
Hamilton alive and well
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Jul 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
The clashing of great minds took a much different form in the political arenas of early 19th-Century America than they do now, when having a great mind is no prerequisite to enter such arenas. And ...
Kids cool off in ‘Water Olympics’
Library staff, cops, children compete
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Anjali Salazar, 6, enjoyed the balloons. “We played with water balloons, and filled them up. I played with a Frisbee with the cops,” she said, standing in wet clothes on Friday, July 15 after a day...
Ordinance takes aim at short-term Airbnb rentals
Also on tap for local officials: New town judge, buying school buildings, preserving wetlands
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Residents who want to rent out their condos or rooms via sites like Airbnb may be restricted in the future, now that the North Bergen Board of Commissioners has introduced an ordinance banning shor...
It’s Hamilton on the Hudson!
Tourists flock to historic duel site in Weehawken because of hit play
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Jul 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
They’ve come from across the land, from Manhattan to Seattle, to walk to a small historic monument in Weehawken’s bluffs overlooking the Hudson River. Thanks to the success of the smash Broadway hi...
No more selling animals from ‘puppy mills’
Union City cracks down on pet shops, and limits hours certain businesses can open
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
At the recent Union City Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, July 12, officials passed a number of laws affecting local businesses, including prohibiting pet shops from selling animals from ...
It’s Hamilton on the Hudson!
Tourists flock to historic duel site in Weehawken because of hit play
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Jul 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
They’ve come from across the land, from Manhattan to Seattle, to walk to a small historic monument in Weehawken’s bluffs overlooking the Hudson River. Thanks to the success of the smash Broadway hi...
‘It’s time to start fresh’
McKnight seeks to allow Hudson County to issue birth certificates again
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Back in 2004, federal agents closed down the Hudson County Office of Vital Statistics after some workers there were caught allegedly selling false identification. For several years, the office was ...
Around the world in a day
Residents enjoy dancing, food, at first WNY multicultural festival
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
“I already had a good day,” said Natalie, age 9, at the first ever West New York multicultural festival on Saturday, June 25, which she attended with her parents, sister, and their two dogs. “I ate...
It’s Hamilton on the Hudson!
Tourists flock to historic duel site in Weehawken because of hit play
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Jul 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
They’ve come from across the land, from Manhattan to Seattle, to walk to a small historic monument in Weehawken’s bluffs overlooking the Hudson River. Thanks to the success of the smash Broadway hi...
‘It’s time to start fresh’
McKnight seeks to allow Hudson County to issue birth certificates again
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Back in 2004, federal agents closed down the Hudson County Office of Vital Statistics after some workers there were caught allegedly selling false identification. For several years, the office was ...

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