For whom the school bell tolls
Public school classes begin Thursday, Aug. 4
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
For kids, summer officially ends the moment the first school bell rings in September. This year that bell tolls in North Bergen on Thursday, Sept. 4, welcoming about 8,000 students into the system....
Seven new public servants sworn in
Council meeting also honors lost friends
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Guttenberg’s Town Council meeting on Monday, Aug. 25 revolved largely around personnel issues, with the swearing-in of seven new public servants as well as heartfelt tributes to a few old friends w...
A cheesy app
Hoboken man invents new way to count your pies
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Aug 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
When Rick Mendes of Hoboken sat down with a reporter at Napoli’s on Washington Street on a recent Tuesday, the choice was clear: the Italian restaurant’s specialty is margherita pizza, and one 14-i...
‘They didn’t all die on 9/11’
Tribute in firehouse honors first responder
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
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A plaque to a hero went up in the North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue Firehouse on 16th Street in Union City on Saturday, Aug. 23. The plaque honors retired Battalion Chief Robert Agostini, who d...
NORTH BERGEN BRIEFS
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Library lecture on memory loss, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease on Sept. 10 The North Bergen Public Library will host a lecture on the topics of memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease on W...
Hudson County’s changing Jewish landscape
Temples merge, move, consolidate to address membership changes
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
“Unfortunately after 91 years of existence, the membership of Temple Beth El of North Bergen has gotten to a point where we can no longer survive on our own,” said Craig Bassett, president of the b...
North Bergen’s hippest performance space
Callaghan is most recent act to play the public library
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The small underground club was bathed in red light as the British cult performer played to an enthusiastic audience. No, it wasn’t some hip dive bar in Brooklyn or the Lower East Side, it was a dow...
Fighting for education
Parents push for charter school along waterfront
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
“We are trying to have a school our kids can safely walk to, just like any other neighborhood,” said Annie Lee, organizer of the group School Movement on the Hudson. Lee lives in Jacob’s Ferry in W...
Grammy winner Lisa Fischer headlines
Closing concert of free Summer Concerts on Hudson is Aug. 27
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Summer Concerts on the Hudson 2014 will present its season closer on Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. with Grammy winner Lisa Fischer in her New Jersey debut with her band Grand Baton. Fischer has work...
Soundtrack from Secaucus
Resident composes songs for hit shows
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
If you watch Ray Donovan on Showtime, then you’ve heard Secaucus resident Dave Cirino. One of his songs was played during an episode of the hit series. Others were on Up All Night on NBC, and New G...