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New art exhibit at hob’art co-operative gallery in Hoboken
HOBOKEN – An opening reception will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the new hob’art gallery exhibit M&Ms. M&Ms is an exhibition of exciting new art by two hob’art artists: M...
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What you REALLY need to know about the mayoral candidates
Details on the six people who are vying for top spot on Nov. 7

Six people filed their petitions on Sept. 5 to run for mayor in Hoboken’s Nov. 7 municipal election. In alphabetical order, they are: activist Ronald Bautista, Councilman at-Large Ravi Bhalla, Coun...
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The city will be watching
City to expand public safety street cameras in high crime locations /font>

Jersey City has announced that it has moved into the second phase of a three-phase, multi-year program to entirely revamp the city’s public safety camera system. Over the three phases, the city pla...
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Film tax breaks may return to NJ
Professionals gather in Jersey City to discuss new production tax incentives

Film history often attributes the origin of the term “cliffhanger” to the 1914 silent film serial “The Perils of Pauline” in which the main character is depicted clinging to the Palisade cliffs nea...
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Prepare for detours and traffic
DOT to begin multi-year rehabilitation of Route 495 bridge in fall

Route 495, which connects the New Jersey Turnpike to the Lincoln Tunnel, is set to undergo a multi-year renovation to repair its debilitated viaduct bridge in North Bergen, according to the NJ Depa...
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‘We are evaluating the finances’
Council gets no assurances city will hire new firefighters despite federal funding

During the City Council meeting on Sept. 19, council members questioned Business Administrator Stephen Marks as to why the city had yet to accept a grant that would provide partial funding for four...
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Eleven running in local races
Secaucus residents can cast ballots for mayor, council, school board on Nov. 7

Secaucus residents can look forward to voting for a mayor, council member, and three Board of Education candidates on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Mayor Michael Gonnelli is running unopposed for re-election to...
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DRENNAN, RAYMOND JOSEPH
Funeral services were held Sept. 19 for Raymond Joseph Drennan, 94, of Holmdel. He passed away surrounded by his family on Sept. 14. Raymond was born in Hoboken and was raised in Jersey City, where...
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MACDONALD, JOHN
Funeral services were held Sept. 18 for John MacDonald, 66. He died on Sept. 14 at Center for Hope Hospice in Scotch Plains. He was born and raised in Jersey City and was a lifelong resident until ...
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Sailing in Jersey City
Manhattan Sailing club is at home on this side of the Hudson

Going into the third day of an international sail boat race on in August, one of the two boats representing the United States was a mere one competition point ahead of a boat sailing under the New ...
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Locals recognized for charity
Dominican Republic town names holiday to honor Hoboken firefighters

A special holiday in honor of Hoboken firefighters has been designated in the small town of Boca Chica in the Dominican Republic after Ralph Eusebio, a city firefighter for 14 years, and his friend...
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More cops, less cost
Mayor swears in five special law enforcement officers

North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco and Public Safety Commissioner Allen Pascual swore in five special law enforcement officers at the Sep. 13. Commissioners’ meeting. As special law enforcement, the...
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Died on the job in 1970
Secaucus dedicates police statue all officers, and a plaque to one long gone

The town of Secaucus dedicated a new statue last weekend to all active and retired police officers. The statue also included a plaque honoring Officer George Rennie, who died in an on-duty motorcyc...
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Touring the Meadowlands
Local nature activities on tap for this fall

Near where the Turnpike and Route 3 meet in northern Secaucus, there’s a hidden ecological treasure for nature and animal lovers, bookended by speeding cars and mini-strip malls. It’s Mill Creek Ma...
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Making a difference
9/11 blood drive will help victims of hurricanes

Each September, Americans search for ways to commemorate the events of Sept. 11, 2001 with reverence and service. Although the Catholic War Veterans of Bayonne have been doing blood drives three ti...
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SCOREBOARD
Glover Jr. tries to get Marist through tough times

When Rich Glover Jr. signed on to become the new head football coach at Marist High School last winter, he embraced the opportunity as a new lease on his coaching life. You see, Glover Jr., the son...
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Hoboken Fire Officer Local 1076, 1078
Dear Editor: This letter is being written to inform you about our city being put at risk due to insufficient man power and the browning out of fire companies. It has been the practice of a current ...
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Mile Square Theatre hits its stride
“The Net Will Appear” shows Hoboken what great theatre can be

There’s a classic 1980s “Saturday Night Live” sketch where Jon Lovitz – he was funny once! – hypnotizes theatre goers into repeating, of his show, “I laughed, I cried, it was better than ‘Cats’.” W...
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MAROTTA, ALFONSO
A funeral mass was offered Sept. 19 at St. Mary’s Church, West New York, for Alfonso Marotta, 84, of North Bergen. He passed away Sept. 15. Born in Naples, Italy he was a custodian for Early Learni...
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Board of Ed relocates from house
Also at town meeting: New volunteer firefighter sworn in

At the twice-monthly Town Council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 12, Secaucus Board of Education Business Administrator Grace Yeo stood up to thank the council for having let the Board of Education head...
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