Fighting for a free press
City returns some newspaper boxes after protest; will set new rules
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Both sides are claiming victory in a battle over the recent removal of over 200 newspaper boxes throughout Jersey City. Some boxes that Mayor Steven Fulop ordered removed earlier this month have be...
A cop’s best friend
Police mourn passing of popular K-9 dog
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
The Police Memorial at the corner of Montgomery Street and Marin Boulevard is a holy place, made sacred by the men and women who have come here to commemorate the lives of fallen police officers. T...
Snap, crackle…STOP!
Local schools respond to legalization of ‘novelty’ fireworks
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Just before July 4 last summer, then-Gov. Chris Christie changed New Jersey’s fireworks law to allow “novelty” fireworks like sparklers and “snap caps” to be sold in supermarkets and other stores. ...
Eye for accessibility
Ida Behreini codes for the blind, wins scholarship
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Jun 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Ida Behreini, a Bayonne resident and High Tech High School graduate, was recently awarded the Nathan and Salle Rogoff Scholarship for Academic Excellence, which honors visually impaired people. Beh...
JERSEY CITY BRIEFS
Jun 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
School board passes new employee healthcare program On June 11, the Jersey City Board of Education passed a new affordable health care program for school district employees that potentially saves t...
Lighting the way
Local police pass torch in Special Olympics event
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 112 112 recommendations | email to a friend
Police from North Bergen, Union City, West New York, and Jersey City kicked off Special Olympics New Jersey's 35th annual Law Enforcement Torch Run June 8. This year marks the Olympics' 50th annive...
Plastic, paper, or none of the above
City’s bag ban faces questions from the council
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
In a local bodega not far from City Hall in Jersey City, a store clerk puts a cup of coffee into a paper bag for the customer to take. The spilled liquid soaks through the bottom of the bag – forci...
County Democrats have a new leader
First woman wins chairmanship of political machine; beats Stack
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 189 189 recommendations | email to a friend
In a stunning reversal of political fortune, powerful state Sen. and Union City Mayor Brian Stack lost his bid to become chairman of the Hudson County Democratic Organization – a longtime political...
109 years young
Resident came to Jersey City in 1920s, assembled radios
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
To celebrate her birthday on June 10, Mary Gibson came down to the community room at the Peace Care St. Joseph’s Facility in a wheelchair rather than her historic walker, but had lost none of her h...
A sneaky disease
Sometimes Alzheimer’s isn’t detected until it’s a problem
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Alzheimer’s is a sneaky disease. You don’t always know you have it until it starts to interfere with your daily life. June is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, meant to raise awareness. “A person might ...