Back to the books!
UC, WNY schools open this week
by Vincent J. Fitzgerald
Reporter correspondent
Aug 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Public school students in Union City return to school on Sept. 4, while West New York students return on Sept. 5. As of press time on Thursday, interim Superintendent Silvia Abbato remained head of...
Fighting for education
Parents push for charter school along waterfront
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 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...
The trail behind the stores
Wonders of the Meadowlands can be found near Hudson County parking lot
by Caren Matzner
Reporter staff writer
Aug 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The Mill Creek Marsh nature trail in Secaucus lifts a visitor up, over the swampland, affording a view of egrets, Atlantic White cedars, the Manhattan skyline in the distance, and also, a parking l...
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West New York has to pay more than $500K for alleged retaliation against two employees The town of West New York will have to pay more than $600,000 to settle a lawsuit with the town’s construction...
From police beat to music beat
Union City cop starts music production business
by Eileen Budd
Reporter Correspondent
Aug 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Basketball and music kept Carlos Pina out of trouble when he was a kid growing up in the projects of Union City. He and his friends would rap in English and Spanish fusion, an art form that wasn’t ...
Friends, teammates mourn murdered WNY man
Aug 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Kenneth Amparo, who recently turned 22, was stabbed to death on Manhattan Avenue in Jersey City early Sunday morning, the result of an altercation outside a party that apparently had already broken...
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...
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Aug 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Drunk driving checkpoints now operating in West New York If you drink and drive in West New York, beware. “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” the WNY police department’s 2014 Labor Day safe driving c...
Over 1,000 pages by September!
Kids’ summer reading assignments are piling up
by Jessica Sulima
Reporter correspondent
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
For honors students in high schools around Hudson County, summer vacation has been invaded this year by men named Shakespeare, Sophocles, and Aristotle – and even a woman named Ayn Rand. Freshman H...
Missed connections and a lost locket
Craigslist helps local people look for loved ones – and an item from grandma
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
On Aug. 1, a 29-year-old North Bergen man saw a “beautiful blonde lady on a Boulevard East bus to New York.” He didn’t talk to her, and certainly didn’t get her contact information. His only hope w...