north bergen news

Kids cool off in ‘Water Olympics’
Library staff, cops, children compete
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Anjali Salazar, 6, enjoyed the balloons. “We played with water balloons, and filled them up. I played with a Frisbee with the cops,” she said, standing in wet clothes on Friday, July 15 after a day...
Ordinance takes aim at short-term Airbnb rentals
Also on tap for local officials: New town judge, buying school buildings, preserving wetlands
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 24, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Residents who want to rent out their condos or rooms via sites like Airbnb may be restricted in the future, now that the North Bergen Board of Commissioners has introduced an ordinance banning shor...
It’s Hamilton on the Hudson!
Tourists flock to historic duel site in Weehawken because of hit play
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Jul 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
They’ve come from across the land, from Manhattan to Seattle, to walk to a small historic monument in Weehawken’s bluffs overlooking the Hudson River. Thanks to the success of the smash Broadway hi...
NORTH BERGEN BRIEFS
Jul 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Cooling Centers are open this weekend North Bergen’s three designated cooling centers will be open this coming weekend due to the forecasted high temperatures. The three cooling center locations ar...
Family Appreciation Day
Housing and Urban Development celebrates at Meadowview Village
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
The residents of North Bergen’s public housing were treated to safety demonstrations, food, and surprises on June 30 as part of the first annual Family Appreciation Day. About 100 family members of...
New Guttenberg community room opens
Will serve seniors, school, camp
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Seniors from Palisades Nursing Center on Boulevard East spent the afternoon together in Guttenberg’s new community center on Friday, July 1. The community room is located next to Anna Klein School’...
Memory checks
Foundation screens seniors for Alzheimer’s disease
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
“It’s important to diagnose Alzheimer’s early, because it leads to a higher chance for better quality of life,” President and Co-founder of Act Now Kristine Allen said last week. Act Now is a Jerse...
NORTH BERGEN BRIEFS
Jul 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
New parking meters ready for overnight permits North Bergen officials unveiled three new overnight parking meters on Wednesday, July 13 to be located throughout North Bergen. The meters are at the ...
Residents tell police about local break-ins
Meetings between cops and public meant to increase communication
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Residents came to Our Lady of Fatima church a week ago to tell police about problems in their neighborhood ranging from serial burglaries to traffic tie-ups. “These aren’t teenagers doing this; the...
Should Airbnb rentals be legal?
North Bergen may take a look after Union City changes law
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
North Bergen is evaluating existing laws that may pertain to short-term apartment and condo rentals (like those advertised on airbnb.com) after Union City recently passed laws prohibiting certain t...

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Police run for Special Olympics
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