West NY News

Trial of Menendez begins

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez’s corruption trial, which started on Aug. 22, will be one of the most closely-watched political trials in the nation. Nothing less than a change in the political balance of power...

Former DPW official turns 100 years old

A former Union City superintendent of public works who turned 100 years old last month says he made up his mind to live long in order to compensate for the early demise of his...


Impaired driving enforcement crackdown coming to West New York Police agencies from around New Jersey are gearing up for the state’s largest annual drunk driving crackdown. The 2017 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide...

The toll of the Hudson Tunnel

Residents of Hudson County have raised a number of concerns about the possible impact of the Hudson Tunnel Project, a proposed new passenger train tunnel connecting New Jersey and New York. The $13 billion...

Proud day in the sun

Grabbing the shoulders of another marcher in this year’s Ecuadorian Day Parade on Aug. 13, West New York Mayor Felix Roque laughed and said, “I’m not Ecuadorian, but they are. This is their day.” Observing...

Next gen builders

At just 11 years old, Treston Torres, a participant in the summer program of Union City S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), has the makings of a future tech executive. “At home, I go to...


Summer Samba Night at Son Cubano supports Tackle Kids Cancer On Aug. 10, more than 300 guests enjoyed a festive night of great food, music and dancing at Son Cubano Restaurant and Bar to help...

Questions remain over deaths at county correctional facility

A 48-year-old woman, sentenced in Weehawken Municipal Court to 180 days in jail in 2016, died at the Hudson County Correctional Center on July 14 as the result of a yet-undisclosed cause. James Kennelly,...

Paper tributes

Until recently, the inspiration behind Union City artist Luis Romero's paper collages was his mother, Margot, who lived with him in his apartment. Originally, he focused more on oil painting, but with his mom’s...

Is your dismissed charge part of your record?

If you get arrested and the case is dismissed, you may still have a criminal record. “Expungement also applies to arrests where you haven't been convicted of any crime,” said Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Leo...
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