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Fidel Castro dies at 90 Death of former leader of Cuba has local leader...

For many old-time Cuban residents of Hudson County, the death of Fidel Castro is personal. Some recall fleeing his Communist regime when they were children, to take refuge in the United States. Some extremely long-time...

It was a dark and stormy night…

The rains came steadily during the last week of November, sticking fall leaves to the streets like little suckerfish. The town took on a wet and mysterious look. Beyond the lamps in the windows,...

A month without shaving Police officers grow beards to raise money for cancer research

In November, North Bergen’s police officers went an entire month without shaving their beards, as a fundraiser for colorectal research Fight Colorectal Cancer, a national nonprofit based in Washington D.C. that organized the effort....

Hate speech, hotels, and bars Hoboken council tackles controversial issues

The Hoboken City Council met Dec. 7 and discussed national hate crimes in the wake of the presidential election. Councilman Ravi Bhalla sponsored a resolution condemning the hate crimes that have taken place across the...

A bit of Christmas at Harborside Rooftop film series features Muppets and I, Daniel...

Brooklyn-based not-for-profit Rooftop Films will presents two movies at the Harborside Atrium on Dec. 17, the Disney classic “The Muppets Christmas Carol” and a Sundance Selects film, “I, Daniel Blake.” The films are part...

A real turkey!

Congratulations to Leslie Rivera, 8, who is the lucky winner of the Hudson Reporter’s Turkey Lurkey Raffle. The raffle was open to readers of our eight weekly newspapers in Hudson County. All you had...

Tenant protections strengthened Commissioners vote on rent control, public safety

The Union City Board of Commissioners, at their meeting last month, adopted an ordinance that limits the amount a landlord can raise the rent each year in presently rent-stabilized apartments. The increase for senior...

New books by local authors From dating after 40 to best sellers, wordsmiths are...

Hudson County is rife with local authors. At least eight writers in the area have released or are in the process or releasing new books. There may be more, so if you have something...

Hot chocolate, Santa, and good cheer North Bergen’s ‘Winterfest’ celebration comes to three locations

North Bergen residents welcomed the holiday season last week with a series of street fairs called “Winterfest,” held on two different dates. Years ago, Winterfest was held only uptown on Bergenline Avenue, but last year...

HOBOKEN BRIEFS

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Dec. 14 The Hoboken Annual Christmas Tree Lighting will take place Wednesday Dec. 14, at 5 p.m. The Hoboken tradition, which was supposed to take place Tuesday Dec. 6, was postponed...
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