north bergen news

Youthful disobedience
High school students engage in extra protest after anti-gun walkout
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Mar 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The real story behind North Bergen High School students’ participation in the national student walkout against gun violence on March 14 began after it ended. After the 17-minute demonstration on Jo...
North Bergen may reconfigure schools again
High school would stay put under new plan
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Mar 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
North Bergen School District officials said last week that they have altered a proposal to reconfigure the entire school district, including the high school, proposed middle school, lower grades, a...
Housing Authority security director suspended
Town investigating NBC report alleging ‘low-show’ job
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Mar 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The North Bergen Housing Authority (NBHA) has suspended Security Director Geoffrey Santini – who also serves as the contracted animal control officer in several nearby towns – while they investigat...
Political war brewing over county exec seat
Fulop, Stack, Bhalla, Roque call for change in county leadership
by Al Sullivan and Hannington Dia
Reporter staff writers
Mar 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
An entire year ahead of the primary to select candidates for the 2019 Hudson County executive election, a number of prominent elected officials publicly called for a change of leadership. “Today, w...
Mar 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Man who allegedly brandished gun while driving found dead A man who allegedly brandished a gun while driving a vehicle near 45th Street and Tonnelle Avenue on Tuesday, who had a female passenger in...
North Bergen increases school security
Also supports impending national student walkout
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Mar 11, 2018 | 1 1 comments | 151 151 recommendations | email to a friend
North Bergen school officials are working on plans to place an armed police officer in every public school, according to Mayor Nicholas Sacco. The plan comes after a gunman at a Parkland, Fla. high...
Still spinning records
Longtime DJ adapts to changes in industry
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Mar 11, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 164 164 recommendations | email to a friend
Jack Ninivaggi got his start in music over 40 years ago at the present site of a picnic grove near the Fairview/North Bergen border. The property on 95th Street was once the Orchard Grove Bar, and ...
To legalize or not?
First hearing on recreational marijuana held in area
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 11, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 139 139 recommendations | email to a friend
Proponents and opponents came together in Jersey City on Feb. 21 for the first of a planned series of hearings across the state to discuss the possible legalization of marijuana in New Jersey. Led ...
North Bergen Briefs
Mar 11, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Five-alarm fire tears through North Bergen building, displacing 12 families A five alarm fire displaced 12 families after tearing through a multi-unit residence on 26th Street Friday, March 2, acco...
The truth about ‘fake news’
Bogus stories still spread around internet, while some slam the fact-checkers
by Marilyn Baer, Hannington Dia, and Caren Matzner
Reporter staff
Mar 04, 2018 | 2 2 comments | 525 525 recommendations | email to a friend
Within hours of Ravi Bhalla’s election as Hoboken mayor on Nov. 7, more than 6,000 Twitter users retweeted a photo of him declaring victory – with one user adding, “Look at all the black and brown ...

past weeks news

Digital dollars
North Bergen gets first Bitcoin currency kiosk
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer

Car sharing nearby
Uber opens office on Meadowlands Parkway
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer

What's your emergency?
Town adds fourth EMS ambulance to fleet
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer

The Power List
Who will be most influential in Hudson County in 2018?
by Al Sullivan, Marilyn Baer, Hannington Dia, Rory Pasquariello, and Kate Rounds
Reporter staff writers