Former top cop sticks it to Fulop, Shea
Ex-chief files suit alleging DWI cover-ups, Holland Tunnel traffic revenge
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 10, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
A lawsuit filed by former Police Chief Robert Cowan claims that Mayor Steven Fulop, Public Safety Director James Shea, and other unnamed defendants interfered with the Police Department for politic...
Making ends meet
Amended $108M budget has flat tax rate; Observer Highway road changes to come
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
May 10, 2015 | 14 14 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
After requesting a 2 percent increase in the municipal property tax levy to fund its proposed $108.4 million budget for 2015, the administration of Mayor Dawn Zimmer last week proposed a raft of bu...
DeCOSMIS, RICHARD
May 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
A funeral mass was offered May 8 at St. Lawrence Church for Richard DeCosmis, 76, of Weehawken. He passed away May 4. He was born in Hoboken and lived most of his life in Weehawken. Richard was a p...
School tax levy to jump 4 percent
Board of Ed files new motion against charter school expansion
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
May 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hoboken Board of Education approved a $67.62 million budget for the 2015-2016 school year this past Tuesday, a 1.3 percent increase over its 2014-15 budget. With state aid still stagnant and pa...
NB elections are May 12
Profiles of main candidates, and their accusations against each other
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
May 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Eleven candidates are running for five commissioner seats in the North Bergen municipal election on May 12. Two full tickets of five individuals are running – one led by incumbent Mayor Nicholas “N...
A race in the sun
Newport 10K set new records for participants
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
With bright sunlight and reasonably cool weather, runners from across the nation helped kick off the 12th annual Newport 10K race on May 2. The event broke new records for the number of runners who...
80 candles
Annual Secaucus Community Ball celebrates eight decades of library service
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
May 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
“Secaucus is a town of caring and service. Nothing embodies this more than the library,” said Karyn Lusskin. As the president of the Friends of the Secaucus Public Library, she was among the guest ...
FALLON, JOHN
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Funeral services were held May 4 for John Fallon, 85, of Bayonne. He passed away May 3 at his home with his family at his bedside. Born in Jersey City, he resided there for many years before moving...
So you thought elections were crazy in your city?
Candidates in WNY, NB mayoral races own homes in other towns
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
May 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Residency has been a hot topic in the current election cycle, with candidates in both North Bergen and West New York having their eligibility questioned due to owning property (and possibly a home)...
Around the world in 300 days
Environmentalists raise awareness of plastic pollution
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
The six-man crew of the sailing vessel Race for Water Odyssey moored in Liberty State Park in early April and scrambled for two weeks to get ready to leave for the next leg of their trip around the...