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Trying to address domestic violence Officials pledge to combat problem, but county lacks batterer...

In a 911 call in February of 2018, Lydiah Okongo of Jersey City asked a police dispatcher what to do if she was being threatened. According to a report, she said, "I walk through...

Union City and Weehawken schools closed, others have delayed opening 'Snowvember' storm shut part...

Weather conditions were so bad on Thursday night -- and snow accumulations so unexpected -- that traffic was snarled, some drivers left their cars, buses from the Port Authority terminal to New Jersey were...

A local anti-bullying advocate Woman lives with Tourette's Syndrome, fights stereotypes

Longtime Hudson County resident Theresa Borrelli wears many hats. She’s an author, singer-songwriter, poet, and motivational anti-bullying speaker. As a person who lives with Tourette's Syndrome -- a nervous system disorder involving repetitive movements or unwanted sounds...

Did Suarez do the right thing? Prosecutor defends her decision not to pursue alleged...

Defending her decision not to prosecute gubernatorial aide Alberto J. Alvarez over allegations of a 2017 sexual assault in Jersey City, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said she has allowed the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s...

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Union City fire that took lives of five kids ruled an accident According to a press release from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, the July fire in Union City that led to the deaths of...

Not over until it’s over The pros and cons of the new ICE contract

Depending on whose legal opinion you accept as valid, a contentious Oct. 11 vote by the Hudson County freeholders to approve a 10-year contract to house Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees in the county jail may or may not end in 2020. In a marathon seven-hour...

Among the last of the old guard Tony Amabile dies at 84

Slightly more than a month before his Oct. 1 passing, Anthony Amabile made his way back to the offices of the Hudson Reporter, where he had worked as a columnist for more than a...

Rep. Sires takes on 3 opponents Sees 2018 as a critical year for Democrats

Although Democratic Rep. Albio Sires is running for reelection in November against three opponents, he sees his job in the election as getting the vote out for his colleague, U. S. Sen. Robert Menendez. Sires is...

Former ‘Xanadu’ project to open in April Long delayed ‘American Dream’ is two-thirds percent...

The chronically-delayed $5 billion American Dream megamall complex on Route 3 in East Rutherford is set to open next April, according to project managers. At a press conference at the site in late August, which...

Calling all creatives Hoboken-based author to speak at creative networking event

On Monday, Nov. 5, community members from around Hudson County are invited to a creative networking event in Hoboken, located near the Second Street light rail station. The event, hosted by popular website Growing in...
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