Weehawken News

Hovering saucers, fireballs, floating lights …

On Jan. 12, 1975, a liquor store owner named George O’Barski said he was driving through North Bergen’s Braddock Park at 2:45 a.m. when his radio filled with static. He said he looked over his...

‘Susan B. Anthony’ joins the fleet

Susan B. Anthony didn’t live long enough to enjoy the success of her fight for women's suffrage. But she's secured her place in history as a valiant warrior for women. A century after the 19th...

Four North Hudson firefighters promoted to captain

Four firefighters from North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue were promoted to captain at a ceremony held July 22 in the department’s headquarters, near Port Imperial in West New York. NHRFR is a regional...

Hudson County refused to cooperate with ICE raids

A tweet posted by President Donald Trump in early July claiming massive immigration raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement would take place throughout the nation between July 13 to 15 sent protesters to the...

‘The Englishtown Project’ brings back The Dead

'The Englishtown Project' reprises one of the Grateful Dead’s most famous and beloved appearances in the Garden State, when they headlined at Raceway Park in Englishtown on Sept.3rd, 1977. In addition to the Dead, which...

Weehawken grants 25-year tax abatement to Port Imperial development

The Weehawken Township Council has approved a 25-year tax abatement for a property being developed by Roseland Residential, a subsidiary of Mack-Cali Realty Corp., on highly-coveted waterfront land at Port Imperial Boulevard . Roseland, which...

WEEHAWKEN BRIEFS

Weehawken commemorates Hamilton-Burr duel, on a dark and stormy night Despite a downpour that lasted all day on July 11, the Township of Weehawken commemorated the historic duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. Longstanding...

Weehawken’s Possick wins fourth national fencing title

In 2015, when 10-year-old Lola Possick won a national fencing championship, it was simply a novelty, a first-time occurrence, a reason to be extremely proud. “When I first started, I managed to shoot through and...

Environmentalists question the safety of oil-by-rail shipments

Six years ago, the Quebecois town of Lac-Megantic went up in flames after a 72-car train carrying crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken region derailed and incinerated a small downtown area, killing 47 people...

Weehawken hosts annual commemoration of Hamilton-Burr duel

The annual commemoration of the Hamilton-Burr duel will take place at the Hamilton Memorial, overlooking the Weehawken Dueling Grounds on Thursday, July 11, at 6 p.m. This year marks the 215th anniversary of this infamous...
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