north bergen news

Farewell to a century-old tradition?
141st annual German festival at Schuetzen Park may be the last
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
John Gloistein has been attending the annual Volksfest in Schuetzen Park for nearly half a century. The event has special meaning for him. “I met my wife here 45 years ago,” he said at this year’s ...
Raising the Puerto Rican flag
Dedicated to longtime resident from family of public servants
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The Town of West New York raised the Puerto Rican flag at the municipal building for the first time on Friday, Aug. 21, celebrating the island’s culture and contributions and also honoring a family...
Is it really illegal to take pictures in the train station?
Law enforcement, others confused about policies
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Aug 30, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Ever since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, local bloggers and journalists have told stories of being stopped by police from taking photographs in train and bus stations, and near bridges a...
NORTH BERGEN BRIEFS
Aug 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Final free summer concert in Guttenberg postponed from Aug. 26 to Sept. 2 The final Guttenberg Summer Concert of the 2015 season featuring The Infernos was postponed from Aug. 26 to Sept. 2 due to ...
Wet and wild
NB kids enjoy day of ‘Fun with a Cop’
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
The “perp” raced across the open field, weapon in hand. Officer Saray Durango matched him in speed, sprinting at high speed on a scorching summer afternoon. Unfortunately, Police pursuits happen al...
EZ riders
Nonprofit offers seminars and more on public transportation options
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The name says it all: the New Jersey Transportation Independence Program, or NJTIP. The nonprofit organization provides educational assistance to Jersey residents on how to travel around the region...
Beatin’ the heat
Neglected spray park gets $118K facelift
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
The neglected spray park and amphitheater in the 88th Street Park has been brought back to life after a $118,000 overhaul. “I love it,” said local resident Gareth Shelton, who brought out his three...
Hometown hero
Play records, enjoy memorabilia at new Frank Sinatra exhibit
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
Perhaps the most fascinating display in the Hoboken Historical Museum’s new exhibition devoted to “Frank Sinatra: The Man, the Voice, and the Fans,” which opened Aug. 2, is a cabinet filled with co...
Night Out brings fun and entertainment to six locations
National event promotes crime prevention awareness
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Kids stopped to stare wide-eyed as the motorcade passed like a parade, with four motorcycle cops in the lead, lights flashing and sirens wailing. Inside the first car was North Bergen Mayor Nichola...

past weeks news

Even with the windows down…
Leaving a child or pet in car has been deadly
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer

Captivated by a divine guitar
The musical journey of Edgar Gonzalez
by Melissa Heule
Reporter correspondent