north bergen news

River patrol
New fireboat protects the river and waterfront
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
If you happened to look out over the Hudson River one afternoon last week, you may have been surprised to see a collection of red boats spouting fountains of water skyward in the area of the Port I...
Student cops
Guttenberg sixth graders graduate from Junior Police Academy
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The recruits stood in formation, watching the helicopter descend on the grassy field inside James Braddock Park. Then they marched single file to the aircraft to listen to instructions on airborne ...
‘Gay American’ speech was 10 years ago
Former Gov. McGreevey and others look back at his famous resignation
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Born in Margaret Hague Hospital in Jersey City, baptized in St. Patrick’s Church, former Gov. Jim McGreevey looked back this week, with some sense of disbelief, at his resignation as governor 10 ye...
The secret struggles of fathers
Local author is among memoirists in ‘Dads Behaving Dadly’ book
by Caren Matzner
Reporter Editor
Jul 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Former Jersey City resident Lorne Jaffe experienced moments of terror as a stay-at-home dad after his daughter Sienna was born two years ago. Having grown up battling anxiety and depression, he had...
Robots and rockets
‘Science Week’ ends the school year with a bang
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
For students in North Bergen’s elementary schools, the academic year ended with robots and rockets and cool experiments. It was all part of “Science Week,” an intriguing way to wrap up the year wit...
$7.3 million in local tax relief
State to fully fund Meadowlands tax sharing for the first time
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Secaucus and North Bergen are among the towns to benefit this year as the state of New Jersey picks up the entire tab for the Meadowlands Intermunicipal Tax Sharing Program for the first time. Esta...
$512M county budget passed
Tax burden mainly hits Jersey City and Hoboken; Weehawken modestly
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Although not as bad as first anticipated, Hoboken still got hit hardest with the percent of taxes it must pay to fund the newly passed $512 million county budget this year. Jersey City also got hit...
Counting the homeless
This year’s number shows decline, but how to help those who remain?
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
A bone-chilling wind blew across Journal Square during the night of Jan. 28, the date of the official 2014 annual homeless count. Commuters rushed out of the PATH station with faces wrapped in scar...

past weeks news

Caps in the air
More than 600 graduates in NBHS class of ’14
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer

Men of action
12 military vets sworn in as local firefighters
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer

Crime down in NB, Gutt
Most offenses drop slightly over year
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer

A S.T.A.R. is born
Arts program and gallery open in Guttenberg
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer