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Rutgers studies solutions to storm runoff in North Bergen

The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission is setting the stage for a project that will likely cost hundreds of millions in areas of Hudson County. The goal is to reduce combined sewer overflow events from the...

Should inmates be allowed to vote?

State Sen. Sandra Cunningham sought support from the Jersey City municipal council at the March 27 meeting for a bill she and state Sen. Ronald Rice Sr. are sponsoring that would allow New Jersey...

Green advocates gear up for public hearings on NBLG plant

A cluster of environmental organizations calling themselves the “Don’t Gas the Meadowlands” coalition gathered at the Ridgefield Community Center on March 21 to speak with a few hundred Hudson and Bergen County residents opposing...

Defrocked former North Bergen priest found fatally shot

Just over a month after the Roman Catholic Church in New Jersey released the names of 188 Catholic priests “credibly accused” of sexual abuse, one of those names on the list appeared again in...

Wainstein files ethics complaint in school-expansion saga

The controversy between North Bergen mayoral candidate Larry Wainstein and the township’s superintendent of schools is escalating. Wainstein, represented by attorney Mario Blanch, has filed an ethics complaint with the state’s School Ethics Commission against...

Stack whacks school board for celebrity guest speaker

Lillo Brancato, known for his acting roles in A Bronx Tale and The Sopranos, gave an unpaid speech recently to an assembly of Union City high school students to promote an anti-drug message, based...

NORTH BERGEN BRIEFS

Free skin cancer screenings on April 27 at Palisades Medical Center Local residents can receive free skin cancer screenings on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Palisades Medical Center. All health...

Number of ballot petitions for Sacco called into question

Larry Wainstein, Mayor Nicholas Sacco’s opponent in the May 14 mayoral election, has called into question the number of electoral petitions that Sacco and his four running mates received before the deadline of March...

Gov. Murphy talks budget

Gov. Phil Murphy held a town hall session late last month to introduce Hudson County residents to the second budget he has proposed during his term as governor, which he said was conceived with...

Suez announces ‘sweeping attack’ on lead contamination

Suez Water recently vowed to remove 25 percent of lead service lines supplying their drinking water system in Northern New Jersey. This announcement follows a recent report they issued in January, stating that about...
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