$40M state grant moves high-rise project forward
New Newport development will include 20 percent affordable housing
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 21, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
A handful of Jersey City kids were posed in front of the old Pep Boys store just north of the Power House building on this weekday in June at the start of the summer school recess. The building had...
Summer concerts open this week
Wednesday begins HRPAC’s free evenings of music by the river
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An outstanding program of summer concerts returns to the Weehawken waterfront as the Hudson Riverfront Performing Arts Center, Inc. (HRPAC) presents Summer Concerts on the Hudson 2015 beginning thi...
Dog day afternoons
Local family opens hot dog stand in Buchmuller Park
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jun 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
“I always wanted to own a hot dog stand, every since I was really young,” said Tony Gerbasio. Recently retired after 31 years at UPS, he leased the concession stand in the building adjacent to the ...
Fear and abuse in the Department of Public Works
Testimony concludes in misconduct trial of two supervisors
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jun 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
The corruption trial of two North Bergen public works supervisors has revealed a clear pattern of abuse of power in the department. Attorneys called the last witness on Tuesday in the trial of Troy...
Hoboken's first ever STEM-a-thon at Stevens Institute of Technology
Jun 21, 2015 | 3 3 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Editor: Last week we had the privilege of volunteering at Hoboken's first ever STEM-a-thon at Stevens Institute of Technology, an event organized for 6th grade students citywide. The event gav...
Winding back the clock
Mixed-income building gets six month tax reprieve; zoning code polished
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Jun 21, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
The City Council has given Mayor Dawn Zimmer six more months to determine whether extending a 40-year old tax abatement is necessary to keep one of Hoboken’s longstanding mixed-income buildings aff...
Bike tour a great success
More than 2,000 riders wheel through Jersey City
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
The 6th annual Jersey City Ward Tour was a tour de force as more than 2,000 bicyclists wheeled their way through the streets of Jersey City on June 7. Sponsored by Bike JC, the 15-mile trek kicked ...
Lobbying for clean air
Weehawken Citizens’ Climate Change advocate goes to Washington
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Following the release of Pope Francis’ much-anticipated encyclical dealing with climate change, a volunteer from the Weehawken chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby will meet in Washington, DC with re...
Why do hospitals go broke?
CarePoint asks for a fair rate of insurance reimbursement
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 21, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
If you own or operate an urban hospital, you aren’t likely to survive long under the system of insurance reimbursement that currently exists. This is one of the main reasons that hospitals, particu...
Art attack!
International artists converge on Braddock Park for interactive festival
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jun 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Everyone was an artist on Sunday, June 14. The lawn in James J. Braddock North Hudson Park was turned into a sprawling outdoor workshop and gallery for the first Braddock Park Art Festival, with hu...