School board elections on April 23
Nine candidates running for three seats
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Three seats are in contention in this year’s Board of Education election. The board has nine members in total, each serving a three-year term. Every year, three of those terms expire. This year the...
‘A tremendous heart’
Beloved special needs advocate ‘Miss Netta’ Meltzer dies
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
“She had a tremendous heart,” said Jackie Elwood of her friend and mentor Netta Meltzer. “She never wanted to see a family or a kid hurt by anything. She would go out of her way to make sure a chil...
Honoring she-roes
County pays tribute to women who make a difference in the community
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Hundreds of people filled the Conrad Rotunda of the historic Brennan Court House in Jersey City on March 25 to pay tribute to nearly a score of women from every corner of Hudson County in recogniti...
NORTH BERGEN BRIEFS
Apr 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
North Bergen police to run vehicle inspection checkpoint The North Bergen Police Department, in conjunction with the New Jersey State Motor Vehicles Commission Mobile Inspection Unit, will be runni...
Slight tax increase
North Bergen introduces $84.4M budget
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
At an open meeting on Wednesday, March 26, Mayor Sacco and the Board of Commissioners of North Bergen announced the new annual budget of $84.4 million. The overall tax rate will increase by 2.54 pe...
Mayhem in the hallways
Police, county SWAT team practice response at school
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
It was an impressive and intimidating sight. Dozens of police officers and heavily armed members of the county SWAT team swarmed on Guttenberg’s only elementary school, Anna L. Klein School, conver...
Sacco’s chief of staff runs for freeholder
Anthony Vainieri has politics ‘in his blood’
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
With experience in local, county, and state government, Anthony Vainieri is running for freeholder in Hudson County, representing North Bergen and parts of Secaucus and Jersey City. The North Berge...
Life and death of Jesus, in Hudson County
100th Passion Play features performers from local towns
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
The Park Performing Arts Center is staging the 100th year of its internationally known production, “The Passion Play: The Musical,” and it features a strong Hudson County presence. Directing the pl...
NORTH BERGEN BRIEFS
Apr 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
North Bergen DPW fills over 700 potholes since Pothole Repair Hotline launch Thanks to the hard work of the North Bergen Department of Public Works’ (DPW) pothole repair crew and hundreds of tips f...
Charity is the goal
North Bergen police play football fundraiser at MetLife Stadium
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Mar 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
The North Bergen Police Department regularly goes head to head with criminals. But once a year, they go head to head with other police departments. The contest, a flag football match known as the “...