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Should Secaucus be a ‘sanctuary’?

“Sanctuary cities” are becoming a hot-button issue. Union City and Jersey City recently declared themselves “sanctuary cities” to stand up to President Donald Trump’s executive orders. These are municipalities that refuse to work with...

How to apply for new affordable housing

The city of Hoboken has announced that 115 affordable housing units will soon be available for those who qualify. A 2012 affordable housing ordinance requires new developments in town with certain specifications to make...

Fearing the knock on the door

Right now, the biggest population of people in the Hudson County Jail in Kearny are immigrants detained by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): 607 people, according to official numbers. Officials deny they are...

P-r-o-s-t-i-d-g-i-what!?

Could you spell “interminableness”? How about “potentialities” or “prostidigitation”? Well, the three winners of last month’s Secaucus Middle School spelling bee sure can. “It feels good,” said sixth grader and local winner Saloni Singh, 11....

City and schools honor Black History Month

For Black History Month, Hoboken students have been learning about prominent African Americans past and present recently. Also, Mayor Dawn Zimmer presented proclamations honoring two citizens for their work and dedication to the community....

Urgency collides with caution

Saying that they want to know the value of a 17-acre piece of property before agreeing to give it to Liberty Science Center, at the Feb. 21 council caucus members of the City Council...

Don’t fall for it

It isn’t illegal for a company to offer to get your important property deed records for a jacked-up cost. But it’s a whole lot cheaper for you to just go to the county register...

A couple’s best friend(s)

Chester Gigolo might just be one of Hudson County's hidden talents. He's a budding actor, having appeared in commercials for Verizion, QVC, and Mastercard. He's a published author, and he's a star athlete. And he’s...

Welcome back!

Four years ago, when musicians thought up the idea of doing a fundraiser to help the Elks Special Needs Fund in Hoboken, some thought about getting members of the old high school band back...

Stack endorses Fulop in mayoral race

For a while, as the crowds gathered outside Brian Stack’s local state Senate office on Palisades Avenue in Jersey City on Feb. 19, it was hard to tell who was endorsing who. The crowd of...
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