Snow days and rain delays
Superintendents reveal how they decide to close schools for storms
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
If this past week is any judge, there’s still plenty of time this winter for snow and slush. Last week, local school superintendents discussed how they decide to close schools because of the weathe...
‘Thank you for catching the bad guys’
Secaucus students write letters to local police
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Last month, a second grader at the Huber Street School wrote to Police Det. Aniello Schaffer,“How does it feel being a cop? Is the head of the Police Department nice to you? You must be the best in...
The ‘Power List’
Our annual ranking of Hudson County’s most influential
by Al Sullivan
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
The status of each of Hudson County’s most influential people rises and falls from year to year. Influence can mean different things, not only political power. Artists, activists, and not-for-profi...
A man in full
A review of two books that puncture Chris Christie’s mythology
by Gene Ritchings
Reporter Managing Editor
Feb 12, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Before Gov. Chris Christie fell out of favor along the Trump administration’s path toward the White House, he had a chance to become the 2016 Republican candidate for president. He had national vis...
The father of modern Secaucus
Former Mayor Paul Amico dies at 103
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
“I’ve always been lucky to enjoy good health,” former Mayor Paul Amico said in 2013 when he celebrated his 100th birthday. But he was also born with a lot of good luck and political savvy that allo...
SECAUCUS BRIEFS
Feb 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Secaucus Middle School students learn about being presidential Students in Amanda Jones’ sixth grade American History class at Secaucus High School recently learned about the president’s responsibi...
Mayor/council election in November
Local politicos gear up for possible challenge
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Mayor Michael Gonnelli and four of the six council people are up for election in November. Gonnelli has already said he plans to run for re-election. Secaucus does not always have candidates from t...
Teen drug abuse in Secaucus
Organization discusses local stats and strategies
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
If you think suburban teens don’t have access to drugs the way kids in the city do, you thought wrong. “In talking with the [Secaucus] high school students,” said Craig Harris, the chair of the Sec...
Zap! Four electric car stations are coming
Also at meeting: Fios on the way, and $1,000 for birds and bees
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
The town’s pollination program, an initiative by the Environmental Department that helps honey bees pollinate local gardens, got a $1,000 boost from Walmart last week. _____________ “They're very, ...
Their boots were made for marching
14 buses of local women (and some men) head to DC to advocate for civil rights
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Since taking the office of president on Friday, Jan. 20, Donald Trump has signed 12 executive orders, including one that weakens the reach of the Affordable Care Act and one that says federal dolla...