West NY News


Hudson County CASA is seeking volunteers Learn how to become a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer and help foster children find safe and permanent homes. You may attend an information session at the Hudson...

The secret and the shame

Hudson County has seen an alarming jump in domestic violence incidents in recent years, raising questions as to what’s behind the increase and the best ways to combat it. December’s double murder at Jersey City’s...

New pharmacy opens in West New York

Some Weehawken and other nearby residents will have easier access to medications from now on. The North Hudson Community Action Corporation held a grand opening for a new pharmacy at its center on 5301...

New chairman, possible new local police academy

With a number of key initiatives about to take place within his freeholder district, Anthony Vainieri of North Bergen was elected the new chairman of the Hudson County Board of Freeholders during their reorganization...

Story time

During the holiday season, students in Mrs. Rodriquez's class at Union City’s Saint Augustine School heard the religious story of the “Candy Cane.” Vice Principal Sister Johanna Quinto said, “The children made candy canes...


Parkinson declared rightful winner in school board election West New York Board of Education President Adam Parkinson was declared the third place finisher in the Nov. 8 election by a judge last week. He defeated...

Your neighbors’ resolutions

The new year is an opportunity to rethink your habits, so residents of our towns (and their dogs) stopped to chat with us last week about their goals for 2017.

Motorcycle-loving cop remembered

If anyone wanted a prime example of what the Union City Police Department seeks in its officers, perhaps few exemplified the standards better than Ricardo “Ricky” Fernandez. The 24-year veteran, who unexpectedly passed away...

Fighting to let transgender youth into Cub Scouts

Joe Maldonado, 8, was having the time of his life when he joined Cub Scout Pack 87 in Secaucus last year. He felt natural, playing with other boys. The fact that he was born...


Give blood in WNY or Hoboken As people travel in winter and are not as available to donate, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets to...
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