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Menendez and freeholders honor local kids accepted in military academies

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez hosted a reception in June in his Newark office to celebrate 20 kids from around the state nominated to prestigious military academies. Erin Durak of Bayonne was appointed...
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Pets visit peers
Grade school leaders support humane enforcement

Weehawken fifth grade Peer Leaders hosted a visit to the Theodore Roosevelt School on June 2. As they have in the past, the Peer Leaders built a “Towel Tower” filled with gently used towels, plus p...
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Paradise
On the Island of Aruba, William Renner of Cliffside Park and Aleida Garcia of West New York. Birds (left to right) Rita and Laura.
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West New York Native Joalissa Diaz Wins Academic Prize
Wesleyan University student Joalissa Diaz of West New York (formerly of Episcopal High School) was recognized this spring with the Susan Frazer Prize. It is awarded annually to the student (or stud...
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Hoboken, WNY, and Secaucus students named to Dean's List
Alexa Colangelo of Hoboken was among more than 1,600 students who were named to The University of Scranton's Dean's List for the 2017 spring semester. The Dean's List recognizes students for academ...
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Lieutenant Lara promoted
Pictures at the recent promoted police officers of the West New York Police Department is Lieutenant Sammy Lara and hi family. Lara was promoted from Sergeant to Lieutenant.
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Second inmate dies at Hudson County Correctional Facility
County committee will focus on health and civil rights of all prisoners

A 48-year-old woman, sentenced in Weehawken Municipal Court to 180 days, died at the Hudson County Correctional Center on July 14 as the result of a yet-undisclosed cause. James Kennelly, spokesper...
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BARTULOVICH, JOAN
A funeral mass was offered July 17 at Our Lady of Fatima Church for Joan Bartulovich, 77, of North Bergen. She passed away July 13. She was the wife of the late Edward Bartulovich; mother of Michae...
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DYJECZYNSKI, EDWARD
A mass of Christian burial was celebrated July 15 at St. Martha’s RC Church in Point Pleasant for Edward Dyjeczynski, known as “Ocean Eddie”, 82, of Wall Township, formerly of Bayonne and Jersey Ci...
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Italian street artist selected for St. Peter’s mural
Jersey City Artist Advisory Board pushes ahead with aggressive mural program

The Jersey City Public Arts Advisory Board at its July 18 meeting gave the go-ahead to a mural by an Italian street artist at St. Peter’s University, the latest in a number of large mural projects ...
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Dancing on ice
Weehawken High’s figure-skater trains her eye on becoming a coach

Dakota Rogers-Myers, a Weehawken High School Class of 2017 graduate, has a unique career goal: to become a figure-skating coach. She couldn’t be more qualified. As a figure skating prodigy who, at ...
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10-year-old Hoboken girl produces newspaper

On the second floor at a round table in the Hoboken Public Library, Mariacarla Bettocchi, a 10-year-old student at The Mustard Seed School on Willow Avenue, sits beaming at the latest edition of he...
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Bits, bytes, and the arts
Non-profits teach computers, creative works to teens and adults in housing projects

The Hoboken Housing Authority has partnered with local non-profits and with City Hall to teach adults about computer coding, and to teach teens about artistic expression and the environment. An org...
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We are the champions
Weehawken Peer Leadership wins regional competition

Weehawken High School Peer Leadership recently became the regional winner of the Charity Champions competition for all of New Jersey. This was the first time the WHS PL was victorious at the state ...
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A boost to local workers
Council revamps developer agreement requiring local hiring

Hoping to get around a federal court ruling in June that gutted the city’s program for tying jobs to large development projects, the City Council unanimously introduced a new ordinance on July 19 t...
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ENGLESE, ROBERT
Funeral mass was offered July 18 at St. Aloysius Church, Jersey City, for Robert “Bobby” Englese, 64. He passed away surrounded by his family on July 13. He was the son of the late Leonard and Glor...
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Fundraiser to benefit theater company
Hudson Exploited announces annual summer celebration

Hudson Exploited Theater Company, a live performance and multimedia company, will present its 2017 fundraiser, HExTC’s Annual Summer Celebration, at The William V. Musto Cultural Center, 420 15th S...
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Fundraiser to benefit theater company
Hudson Exploited announces annual summer celebration

Hudson Exploited Theater Company, a live performance and multimedia company, will present its 2017 fundraiser, HExTC’s Annual Summer Celebration, at The William V. Musto Cultural Center, 420 15th S...
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Water babies
Hoboken University Medical Center offers new birth method

Expectant mothers have a new option when deciding to deliver their baby, now that Hoboken University Medical Center offers water labors and water births. “It’s the reason I chose to have my baby at...
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SCOREBOARD
On to the state tourney for Washington Park
Wins Section 2 crown in thrilling extra-inning fashion

Jacob Nieves is a diminutive right fielder who bats in the No. 9 slot for the Washington Park Little League 11-and-12-year-old All-Stars, the team that captured the 2017 District 7 championship two...
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