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Reader sends in amusing photo
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN -- A reader of the Hoboken Reporter sent in this photo. She wrote, "saw these two books for free on a stoop on Garden Street and just smiled at the dichotomy of the two. Thought you might w...
Hoboken residents can keep cool in the pool
Jul 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN -- Summer hours at the Hoboken High School pool have officially begun. The pool is open to Hoboken residents from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays...
Peruvian Independence Day observed in Union City
Jul 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
UNION CITY – Mayor Brian Stack and the Board of Commissioners announce that the City of Union City will hold a flag-raising ceremony commemorating Peru’s Independence Day on Monday, July 28 at 12 p...
New Bayonne police chief sworn in
Jul 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
BAYONNE – The 19th police chief in the city’s history took the reins Thursday, July 24 as Drew Niekrasz was elevated to the post from deputy chief in a ceremony at City Hall. Dozens of people packe...
NYC concerts generate NJ noise complaints
Jul 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
WEST NEW YORK – The summer concert series JBL Live at Pier 97 began in July along the Hudson River and immediately generated noise complaints from the Jersey side. Residents in West New York said t...

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Fighting against flooding
City working quickly to start ‘Rebuild by Design,’ but steps remain
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Jul 27, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
No one needs to remind Mayor Dawn Zimmer how important it is to move quickly on Hoboken’s flooding problem — her residents tell her after every storm. “I’m advocating as strongly as I can that we m...
Bumpy ride for Hudson County bike share
After five months, cities still lack funding to begin program
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Almost half a year after Hoboken, Jersey City, and Weehawken announced plans to launch a regional bike share program, the cities still have not received enough funding to launch the project. Origin...
Art awakenings
New exhibits at galleries in Hoboken, Jersey City
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
When French photographer Fabrice Silly came to Hoboken, he only managed to take three pictures. It wasn’t for lack of subject matter. Silly’s photographs of Hoboken’s train terminal and waterfront,...
The best of times?
Fulop’s first year is straight out of a Dickens novel
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
When Charles Dickens wrote the opening line to his classic novel “A Tale of Two Cities,” he did not have Jersey City in mind. And yet many might agree that “It was the best of times; it was the wor...
Police restructuring pulled from council agenda
Changes will be reintroduced; council addresses public speaker limit
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Two ordinances that would have revamped the Jersey City Police Department were pulled from the City Council agenda on July 16 at the request of the mayor’s office. Mayor Steven Fulop submitted the ...
Rock on!
WFMU launches new live music venue
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
A small sign on the front door said: “Sold out.” It was a good kickstart to WFMU’s new performance venue, and music radio fans gathered to celebrate. Designed not as regular bar venue, but a space ...
Mayor cuts ribbon on newest waterfront development
by Mario A. Martinez
Reporter Correspondent
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
In the latest steps towards waterfront development, Mayor Richard Turner, township officials, and home developers Lennar Urban held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of a 74-unit condo buil...
Free concert
The Django Festival All-Stars to swing on the Hudson
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Summer Concerts on the Hudson will present the internationally-acclaimed Django Festival All-Stars, carrying on the legacy of legendary Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, on Wednesday, July 30. Toge...
Rock on!
WFMU launches new live music venue
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
A small sign on the front door said: “Sold out.” It was a good kickstart to WFMU’s new performance venue, and music radio fans gathered to celebrate. Designed not as regular bar venue, but a space ...
Get ready for action
‘Marvel Universe Live!’ coming to IZOD Center
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
This isn’t polite tea-and-crumpets theater. This is high-adrenaline live spectacle for fans of comic books, blockbuster movies, video games, and martial action. “From the very beginning, there’s a ...
Borrow a robot from the library, and more!
Events, programs, and new technology available at resource center
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
With more people doing their reading on electronic devices these days, the Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center is keeping up with the times. “One of our big projects is, we’re goin...
Coffee with a cop
New program invites residents to meet informally with officers and officials
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Residents of Secaucus had a chance to chat informally with various members of the Police Department as well as the mayor and Town Council members when the Coffee with a Cop series officially launch...
He who is last, shall be first
Council moves up meeting’s public speaking portion; reschedules caucus to later in day
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Little more than two weeks into the administration of Mayor James Davis, the City Council began delivering on the promise of more open government that Davis and his Moving Bayonne in the Right Dire...
New life by A&P?
City okays planning board study of area by shuttered store
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The city has passed a resolution authorizing the Bayonne Planning Board to investigate whether a parcel of land by the closed Pathmark supermarket off of Avenue A should be examined for a designati...
Sticking to solid staffing
Union pickets Bayonne Medical Center on staffing levels and contract
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Citing the need for the proper staffing levels of nurses and other health care providers for patients at the Bayonne Medical Center, about 120 union members and leaders picketed outside the facilit...
Town donates $7K to September fire victims
Community unites to support displaced families
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Esther Forman, whose North Bergen apartment was destroyed in a fire last year, knows exactly what she’s going to do with a financial donation she got recently. “I’m taking this money and I’m going ...
‘They helped me get my life back’
Fire victim raises money for Fire Department as bat mitzvah project
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
“Somebody came down off the fifth floor and said their apartment was starting to fill with smoke,” said Stephanie Stern, recalling the events of Sept. 28, 2013, when a tragic fire in North Bergen d...
Get ready for action
‘Marvel Universe Live!’ coming to IZOD Center
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
This isn’t polite tea-and-crumpets theater. This is high-adrenaline live spectacle for fans of comic books, blockbuster movies, video games, and martial action. “From the very beginning, there’s a ...
River patrol
New fireboat protects the river and waterfront
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
If you happened to look out over the Hudson River one afternoon last week, you may have been surprised to see a collection of red boats spouting fountains of water skyward in the area of the Port I...
Bridge open!
Viaduct from Hoboken to Union City is back after $54M renovation
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The 14th Street Viaduct, which links Hoboken to Union City and Jersey City Heights, debuted in 1908 – the same year as the Model T Ford. At the time, it linked Hoboken to West Hoboken, the forerunn...
Free concert
The Django Festival All-Stars to swing on the Hudson
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Summer Concerts on the Hudson will present the internationally-acclaimed Django Festival All-Stars, carrying on the legacy of legendary Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, on Wednesday, July 30. Toge...
He’s a magic man
West New York resident makes smiles appear
by Vincent J. Fitzgerald
Reporter Correspondent
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
From the time he was a 9-year-old boy in Vieques, a small island off Puerto Rico where he lived with his parents, brother, and two sisters, Eric Lindsey knew he was “born to make people smile.” His...
Bridge open!
Viaduct from Hoboken to Union City is back after $54M renovation
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The 14th Street Viaduct, which links Hoboken to Union City and Jersey City Heights, debuted in 1908 – the same year as the Model T Ford. At the time, it linked Hoboken to West Hoboken, the forerunn...
Free concert
The Django Festival All-Stars to swing on the Hudson
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Summer Concerts on the Hudson will present the internationally-acclaimed Django Festival All-Stars, carrying on the legacy of legendary Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, on Wednesday, July 30. Toge...

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