West NY News

Driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants

North Bergen Mayor and State Senator Nicholas Sacco, along with Assembly members Angelica Jimenez and Pedro Mejia, announced that they were co-sponsoring Senate bill S-3229 to allow the state Motor Vehicle Commission to issue...

Quesada and Mahmoud just say yes to pot

As contenders in the June 4 primary for assembly seats in the state’s 32nd district, Roger Quesada and Mahmoud Mahmoud recently took a hard line stance advocating for full legalization of recreational and medicinal...

Wainstein files class action lawsuit against proposed power plant

With the May 14 municipal election just around the corner, North Bergen mayoral candidate Larry Wainstein has filed a class action lawsuit seeking to halt to the proposed North Bergen Liberty Generating (NBLG) power...

Challenging the political machine

In announcing their candidacy for the Democratic primary in the 32nd Assembly District, Roger Quesada and Mahmoud Mahmoud say they are doing more than just sending a message to mainstream Democrats. The two men want...

Suspended DPW worker accuses Roque of retaliation

Department of Public Works employee Angel Alfonso has accused his supervisor, Silvio Acosta, of penalizing him after he removed Mayor Felix Roque’s campaign posters from public property. Alfonso, 79, who has worked for the DPW...

Retaliation! Intimidation! Collusion!

With less than a month remaining before West New York’s municipal election on May 14, town hall infighting is at a fever pitch. In April, conflicts escalated among elected officials that impacted municipal employees....

Eight Hudson County residents detained by ICE

Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced on April 8 that it performed a nationwide sweep in which 123 immigrants in New Jersey were arrested. An ICE report said that officers in the Enforcement and Removal Operations...

WNY varsity baseball player allegedly hazed

Today, allegations of a hazing incident at a varsity baseball event surfaced, when West New York Mayor Felix Roque announced that a West New York teacher came to his office on Tuesday to inform...

Should inmates be allowed to vote?

State Sen. Sandra Cunningham sought support from the Jersey City municipal council at the March 27 meeting for a bill she and state Sen. Ronald Rice Sr. are sponsoring that would allow New Jersey...

Defrocked former North Bergen priest found fatally shot

Just over a month after the Roman Catholic Church in New Jersey released the names of 188 Catholic priests “credibly accused” of sexual abuse, one of those names on the list appeared again in...
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