Union City becomes a sanctuary city
Commissioners vote for designation
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 19, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 155 155 recommendations | email to a friend
Union City has become the second municipality in Hudson County (after Jersey City) to designate itself a sanctuary city in the wake of Donald Trump’s executive order pressuring municipalities to re...
An Army veteran, a mayor, and a police standoff
Nearby incident with police raises questions about warriors who come home
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 160 160 recommendations | email to a friend
After standing behind an armored vehicle on 57th Street for nearly 12 hours last Saturday, Feb. 5, West New York Mayor Felix Roque had a lot of time to think about the harrowing event that took pla...
Love and friendship
Senior citizens enjoy Valentine's Day luncheon
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 178 178 recommendations | email to a friend
Union City's older lovebirds got to celebrate Valentine's Day early, as the city held its annual Senior Citizens Valentine's Day Luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Colin Powell School. Members of...
Story time
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During the holiday season, students in Mrs. Rodriquez's class at Union City’s Saint Augustine School heard the religious story of the “Candy Cane.” Vice Principal Sister Johanna Quinto said, “The c...
BRIEFS
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Hackensack UMC Palisades announces community service scholarship Community service-minded Hudson County students may apply for a new scholarship initiative from Hackensack UMC Palisades. The hospit...
Local mayors take stand vs. Trump
Several towns will not help search for undocumented immigrants
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 266 266 recommendations | email to a friend
Donald Trump sharply intensified the nation’s immigration debate last week when he signed an executive order removing federal funding from cities that refer to themselves as “sanctuary cities.” Alt...
Snow day? Rain delay?
Superintendents reveal how they decide to close schools for storms
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 270 270 recommendations | email to a friend
When the National Weather Service predicted a rainy nor’easter for Monday, Jan. 23, three school districts in Hudson County closed, and several others remained open but canceled afternoon activitie...
The ‘Power List’
Our annual ranking of Hudson County’s most influential
by Al Sullivan
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 276 276 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...
Honoring a freedom fighter
Union City salutes Cuban activist’s birthday
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 204 204 recommendations | email to a friend
Union City commissioners and locals held a small ceremony Friday, Jan. 27, honoring Cuban nationalist Jose Marti on what would have been his 164th birthday. Marti, who was born in Cuba, fought for ...
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Hudson County CASA is seeking volunteers Learn how to become a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer and help foster children find safe and permanent homes. You may attend an informatio...