What's new at school
UC, WNY kids talk about returning; Mandarin language to be offered in UC
by Hannington Dia
Reporter correspondent
Sep 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
Kids in the Union City public schools return to class on Tuesday, Sept. 6, while in West New York, they return on Friday, Sept. 9. Students who were playing or hanging out at various parks in the a...
Name school after board member instead of Obama?
School board votes against naming school in black neighborhood after prez
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
A divided Jersey City Board of Education rejected a move to name Public School No. 34 after President Barack Obama last week, but Assemblywoman Angela McKnight said she would try again. Sources say...
Fur babies, furever
Couple adopt kitten, cat at local shelter’s grand opening
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
Mimi Marcus and her boyfriend Chip, who live in Weehawken, doubled the size of their family last month when they visited a new animal shelter in West New York and adopted a 2-year-old female cat an...
School’s back in session
New principals, equipment, upgrades, after-care this year
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
Students attending the Hoboken public schools go back to class on Wednesday, Sept 7 at 8:15 a.m. Schools Superintendent Dr. Christine Johnson said there are new programs and facility upgrades for t...
Remembering those who perished
Jersey City to hold memorial for 15th anniversary of 9/11
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
In commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and other locations in the United States, Jersey City officials will join residents and public safety per...
Union City’s stray cats star in book
NY woman talks about catching town’s felines in newly published memoir
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
Before living in Union City for 10 years, author of “To Catch a Cat” Heather Green lived and worked as a journalist in Manhattan. When visiting her boyfriend Matt Greer in Union City on weekends, s...
New computers, new friends
Public schools open this week in North Bergen, Guttenberg
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Public school students in North Bergen and Guttenberg have a few more days of summer this week and then return to class on Thursday, Sept. 8. Thursday and Friday are full days of school. Students i...
Thousands party Mardi Gras-style
North Bergen offers pool, games, free food
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
North Bergen officials welcomed about 1,000 residents to the 10th annual Pool Party on Friday, Aug. 26, this year with a “Mardi Gras” theme. Attendees came to eat, swim, gamble, and dance from 7 p....
It’s a new era for Prep football
Hansen, now granddaddy of Hudson County gridiron, embarks on new challenge
by Jim Hague
Sep 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent trip down to Rev. James J. Keenan, S.J. Field in downtown Jersey City recently found a host of things going on, some of which was football related, but most of it was construction equipmen...
A visit from the departed
Local novelist’s short play appears in a NY festival
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When he converted one of his short stories into a play, what surprised Alfred C. Martino most was the pain he felt even decades after the real-life event that inspired the story. Although the story...