After fire kills toddler, mayor targets response time
Claims squad took 40 minutes to put water on blaze
by Hannington Dia
Reporter staff writer
Mar 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 121 121 recommendations | email to a friend
After a nearly-2-year-old boy died in a fire on Summit Avenue March 4, Mayor Brian Stack complained that it took the North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue squad over 40 minutes to put water on the ...
‘It takes a special kind of person’
State legislature honors local manager of home health aides
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Mar 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
Ida Rodriguez had a challenge on her hands. A client service manager for Bayada Home Health Care -- an international company that connects people with home health aides -- one of her clients had ju...
After losing teen daughter in crash, parents take action
Prepare annual fundraising gala to educate students on driving responsibly
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Mar 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
Rebeka Verea had the entire world before her. The 18-year-old had just graduated from Cliffside Park High School June 20, 2005, headed for any number of possibilities. Then, she decided to take a c...
Book hits the big screen
Movie based on local resident’s novel premieres in theaters March 31
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Mar 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
Carrie Pilby, a movie based on the offbeat novel of the same name written by Hoboken-based author (and former Weehawken resident) Caren Lissner, opens on March 31 in theaters in New York City, Los ...
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ICE officials grant Union City man extension on deportation order Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials granted a Union City resident a 60-day extension on his deportation order Frida...
Mar 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Hudson County CASA seeks volunteers The Hudson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program is seeking new advocates to help local foster children find safe, permanent homes. There will ...
Fearing the knock on the door
Immigrant rights groups seek volunteers to help those who’ve been detained
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Right now, the biggest population of people in the Hudson County Jail in Kearny are immigrants detained by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): 607 people, according to official numb...
More than 500 people line up for ‘Municipal ID’
Union City still processing applications
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Mar 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
In the wake of Donald Trump’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants, Union City has started an ID program to help local residents get municipal services and attend local programs. The ID will not al...
‘It’s win-win for all’
Local magician mixes healthy messages with his tricks
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Mar 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
There was a moment during Mike “Mickey Magic” Gomez’s Feb. 17 presentation to students at the Washington Elementary School that would’ve sent any Big Tobacco spokesperson running. The Union City-ba...
Union City becomes a sanctuary city
Commissioners vote for designation
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 19, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 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...