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More cops, more confidence?

In a light rain, young men and women gathered on the steps of City Hall on March 7, wearing crisp new dress uniforms and brandishing their new police badges. They were 25 of the...

No sanctuary in Secaucus

Two weeks ago, at the Feb. 14 council meeting, Secaucus resident Michele LaRue urged officials to adopt legislation making the town a “sanctuary city.” Sanctuary cities are municipalities that refuse to work with federal...

Slight tax increase, high surplus in budget

North Bergen introduced its 2017 budget at the March 8 Board of Commissioners meeting with a 1 percent tax increase. Town Administrator Chris Pianese said that the nearly flat tax amount was hard to maintain...

Hey, kids!

After residents gave feedback at a meeting last August on a proposed toddler playground at the public Maxwell Park on the waterfront, the designers returned March 2 to present three concepts. There’s already a playground...

‘Five Finger Discount’ documentary wins raves

For most people with a living memory of Jersey City Mayor Frank Hague, it is either one of love or hate. But the new PBS documentary based on the memoir “Five-Finger Discount: A Crooked Family...

Learning from letters

Back in January, second-grade students at the Huber Street School wrote friendly letters to members of the Secaucus Police Department as part of a unit on how to write letters. On Feb. 28, the Secaucus...

People born after 1990 have twice cancer risk

Colorectal cancer isn’t just something for your grandmother to worry about. A recent study by the American Cancer Society found that people born in 1990 and after have twice the risk of colon cancer,...

On top of the news

The reporters, graphic artists, and advertising executives for the Hudson Reporter chain of newspapers recently won 10 awards in the prestigious Better Newspaper Contest run annually by the New Jersey Press Association. Members of the...

Abatement promise abandoned

Wearing birthday party hats and bearing sarcastic signs to protest the city’s approval of its 70th tax abatement since Mayor Steven Fulop was sworn in three years ago, demonstrators appeared before the City Council...

‘Five Finger Discount’ documentary wins raves

For most people with a living memory of Jersey City Mayor Frank Hague, it is either one of love or hate. But the new PBS documentary based on the memoir “Five-Finger Discount: A Crooked Family...
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