Happy birthday, Mr. Presidents
Jersey City marks Presidents’ Day at Apple Tree House
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
A popular myth about President George Washington claims he once chopped down a cherry tree as a boy, and then refused to lie to cover up his misdeed. In Jersey City, Washington supposedly had an im...
Dirty business
Federal investigation of alleged extortion scheme results in two arrests – so far
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
A federal investigation begun more than three years ago has led to the arrest of two Jersey Shore men in connection with what authorities say was an alleged scheme to extort payments from suppliers...
Ready to serve the city
Firefighters sworn in, others promoted to captain
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
In a gathering that filled the City Hall council chambers on Feb. 18 with family and friends, 18 new firefighters were sworn in, and 12 current firefighters were promoted to captain. With the halls...
Top honors for ads, art, investigative reporting
Reporter chain wins 14 awards in prestigious journalism competition
Feb 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The writers, graphic artists, and advertising account executives for the Hudson Reporter newspapers recently won 14 awards in the prestigious Better Newspaper Contest run annually by the New Jersey...
No place to land?
Officials unveil new strategy for dealing with tourist helicopters
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
With the doors to the Weehawken ferry terminal closed against the cold wind on Feb. 18, you almost couldn’t hear the helicopters buzzing overhead. But you could feel them as their vibrations shook ...
Opt out of state tests, or not?
School board allows students to say no
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jersey City Board of Education adopted a policy on Feb. 19 that will allow students – with parental approval – to opt out of stringent new state tests that measure academic progress. Schools Su...
JERSEY CITY BRIEFS
Feb 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
State of the City to be held on Feb. 24 Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop will present his annual State of the City address on Feb. 24 at 6 p.m., in the City Hall Council Chambers, 280 Grove St., Jerse...
Friends of Liberty State Park still unhappy
They say changes to the law giving new commission oversight won’t protect the park
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Friends of Liberty State Park President Sam Pesin says legislation introduced by Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto that modifies a new law merging the state Meadowlands Commission and the Sports and ...
Lobbying is intense for a new county prosecutor
Freeholders ask Gov. Christie to make an appointment
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
Informed sources said last week that Superior Court Judge Esther Suarez will be named as the new Hudson County prosecutor as part of a compromise agreement, provided Gov. Christopher Christie signs...
Contract renewal questioned
Politically-connected firm gets grant-writing contract again
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
The City Council has awarded a $271,000 one-year contract for grant writing and other services to Millennium Strategies over the objections of members Michael Yun and Richard Boggiano. The firm, wh...