North Bergen News

From brooms to brushes North Bergen janitor becomes star painter

Robert Sundholm was a man on a mission. In the kitchen of his co-op overlooking Braddock Park in North Bergen, he leaned over the blank paper on his naked canvas, smoothly etching it with...

An Army veteran, a mayor, and a police standoff Nearby incident with police raises...

After standing behind an armored vehicle on 57th Street for nearly 12 hours last Saturday, Feb. 5, West New York Mayor Felix Roque had a lot of time to think about the harrowing event...

A man in full A review of two books that puncture Chris Christie’s mythology

Before Gov. Chris Christie fell out of favor along the Trump administration’s path toward the White House, he had a chance to become the 2016 Republican candidate for president. He had national visibility and high-level...

A hot night at the bookstore Writers of women’s erotica to talk about craft...

One of the things that former Jersey City resident Rachel Kramer Bussel learned as she edited her latest book on women’s erotica is that exploring personal passion can be very liberating. Bussel, the editor of...

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Braddock Park renovations announced Hudson County freeholder Anthony Vanieri recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for lake renovations in James J. Braddock Park. Workers will completely replace the park’s lake during the nine-month project. It is...

The ‘Power List’ Our annual ranking of Hudson County’s most influential

The status of each of Hudson County’s most influential people rises and falls from year to year. Influence can mean different things, not only political power. Artists, activists, and not-for-profits influence the lives of...

Snow day? Rain delay? Superintendents reveal how they decide to close schools for storms

When the National Weather Service predicted a rainy nor’easter for Monday, Jan. 23, three school districts in Hudson County closed, and several others remained open but canceled afternoon activities. It was a rare event....

Local mayors take stand vs. Trump Several towns will not help search for undocumented...

Donald Trump sharply intensified the nation’s immigration debate last week when he signed an executive order removing federal funding from cities that refer to themselves as “sanctuary cities.” Although there is technically no legal...

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Boy Scouts of America removes ban on transgender boys Several months after Cub Scout Pack 87 in Secaucus removed a transgender boy, 8-year-old Joe Maldonado, from their group, the Boy Scouts have said they will...

Locals and Mayor Sacco sound off on Trump Mixed opinions on new leader of...

Donald Trump is one of two things, depending on who you ask. For some, he's an independent inspiration, a man who made it in Washington without the political machine and wants to “Make America...
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