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Snow on tap for Thursday
Mar 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
HUDSON COUNTY -- Snowy enough for ya? After a snowy afternoon and evening on Sunday, people seemed a little sick of the white stuff. But Accuweather predicts more. They say it will snow all morning...
Assembly candidate escorted from council meeting
Feb 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY – As a result of a confrontation because he was not allowed to speak, state Assembly candidate Bruce Alston was escorted by police from the Jersey City Council meeting on Feb. 26. Counc...
Aetna, Barnabas reach a deal
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
HUDSON COUNTY - The health insurer Aetna and Barnabas Health, New Jersey' s largest health care provider, announced Thursday they have reached a new, two-year contract, effective March 1, averting ...
Former Jersey City Mayor Cucci dead at 92
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Former Jersey City Mayor Anothony Cucci died at age 92 on Feb. 25. Cucci most recently served as trustee on the Jersey City Board of Education, but served as mayor twice, and as a city councilman, ...
Slushy mess predicted for Monday through Wednesday
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
HUDSON COUNTY -- Hold on to your rain hats. And boots. Accuweather predicts three days of rain and wet snow next week. It will be in the upper 30s and lower 40s while the wet stuff hits us from Mon...

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Council approves 11th Street flood pump
One resident escorted out of meeting by police; public process criticized
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 4 4 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
From the moment Mayor Dawn Zimmer called a special meeting to vote on a resolution issuing bonds for a wet weather pump station in northeast Hoboken this past Monday, the event appeared destined to...
City going to trial over Southwest Park
No new meters until May at earliest; contracts codified
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Both Hoboken and the former owner of the property slated to become a new southwest park have appealed an assessment of the property value by a panel of county commissioners, setting the stage for a...
Making LaRusso last
Hoboken bard’s works are kept alive with new reading
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Louis LaRusso II was a struggling playwright living in his mother’s old townhouse on Willow Avenue when he realized the secret to his success was right beneath his nose. “My problem as a writer was...
49 school trailers in use
Fixing them could cost as much as $3.6 million
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
With trailers housing classrooms at nearly every school in the district, the Jersey City Board of Education is reviewing its options for replacing or doing away with those that are in the worst sha...
Bigger is better
Fulop delivers his State of the City Address
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Mayor Steven Fulop touted the successes of his administration over the last year before a packed house in the City Hall council chambers in his second State of the City address on Feb. 24. “My goal...
Veterans can get VA healthcare closer to home
CarePoint hospitals in Hudson County will provide services
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Ever since the day World War II ended 80 years ago, soldiers returning to Hudson County have had to go to a Veterans Administration hospital in East Orange to get officially-sanctioned healthcare. ...
Drawn to animation
Weehawken resident opens video advertising studio
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
When theater major Steve Day moved to New York City from Kansas, his goal was to become a Broadway director. As is so often the case, it didn’t quite work out that way. Instead he wound up founding...
Netting more experience
High Tech badminton fans get visit from U.S. national squad
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The world got a bit smaller and friendlier for the students and Badminton Club members at High Tech High School – a countywide public school -- last month, when they were visited by the USA and Tha...
Dirty business
Federal investigation of alleged extortion scheme results in two arrests – so far
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
A federal investigation begun more than three years ago has led to the arrest of two Jersey Shore men in connection with what authorities say was an alleged scheme to extort payments from suppliers...
No place to land?
Officials unveil new strategy for dealing with tourist helicopters
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
With the doors to the Weehawken ferry terminal closed against the cold wind on Feb. 18, you almost couldn’t hear the helicopters buzzing overhead. But you could feel them as their vibrations shook ...
Crying fowl
North Bergen bans chickens, other towns have different rules
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
If you live in North Bergen, it’s time to get rid of those chickens you’ve got living in a coop in your back yard. Otherwise, thanks to a new ordinance adopted by the town, you could be fined betwe...
Poetry out loud
High Tech student advances to statewide competition
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
“When people think about poetry they think about dead poets. They think about Shakespeare,” said Aaleah Oliver, the 16-year-old High Tech High School junior who will be competing in the statewide P...
8th Street renaissance
State plan would revitalize downtown corridor
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
A state plan for the revitalization of the 8th Street Hudson-Bergen Light Rail station and surrounding areas could mean an increased number of downtown businesses, utilization of now-dormant lots, ...
Sixteen seeking two seats
Battle for Board of Ed has begun following resignations
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
A seat on the Bayonne Board of Education has become the hottest ticket in town, with 16 residents vying for two openings on the nine-member board after two board members recently stepped down. The ...
Top honors for ads, art, investigative reporting
Reporter chain wins 14 awards in prestigious journalism competition
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The writers, graphic artists, and advertising account executives for the Hudson Reporter newspapers recently won 14 awards in the prestigious Better Newspaper Contest run annually by the New Jersey...
No tax increase in 2015
NB introduces town budget of $86.7M
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The North Bergen commissioners introduced the town’s $86.7 million budget on Feb. 25, which will not cause a municipal tax increase in 2015. A homeowner with a property value of $140,000 will pay a...
No place to land?
Officials unveil new strategy for dealing with tourist helicopters
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
With the doors to the Weehawken ferry terminal closed against the cold wind on Feb. 18, you almost couldn’t hear the helicopters buzzing overhead. But you could feel them as their vibrations shook ...
Crying fowl
North Bergen bans chickens, other towns have different rules
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
If you live in North Bergen, it’s time to get rid of those chickens you’ve got living in a coop in your back yard. Otherwise, thanks to a new ordinance adopted by the town, you could be fined betwe...
Medical marijuana coming to Hudson County
Alternative Treatment Center projected to open this year
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Harmony Foundation in Secaucus is one of six Medicinal Marijuana Alternative Treatment Centers (ATCs) authorized in March 2011 to grow and dispense the herb in New Jersey – two each in the northern...
No place to land?
Officials unveil new strategy for dealing with tourist helicopters
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
With the doors to the Weehawken ferry terminal closed against the cold wind on Feb. 18, you almost couldn’t hear the helicopters buzzing overhead. But you could feel them as their vibrations shook ...
BRIEFS
Mar 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Altercation between two homeless men leads to stabbing A 42-year-old homeless man was taken into custody early Sunday, Feb. 22 in North Bergen after allegedly stabbing a 39-year-old homeless man in...
No place to land?
Officials unveil new strategy for dealing with tourist helicopters
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
With the doors to the Weehawken ferry terminal closed against the cold wind on Feb. 18, you almost couldn’t hear the helicopters buzzing overhead. But you could feel them as their vibrations shook ...
Medical marijuana coming to Hudson County
Alternative Treatment Center projected to open this year
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Mar 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Harmony Foundation in Secaucus is one of six Medicinal Marijuana Alternative Treatment Centers (ATCs) authorized in March 2011 to grow and dispense the herb in New Jersey – two each in the northern...
BRIEFS
Mar 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Altercation between two homeless men leads to stabbing A 42-year-old homeless man was taken into custody early Sunday, Feb. 22 in North Bergen after allegedly stabbing a 39-year-old homeless man in...

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