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Rain midweek. Snow on Friday?
Feb 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
HUDSON COUNTY -- If you've been listening to naive people saying "Oh, winter must be over" all week due to the 60 degree temps, and shaking your head, now you may have a little extra reason to feel...
Hoboken Green Team is seeking vendors for green fair
Feb 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN -- The City of Hoboken Green Team will host the sixth Annual Green Fair on Saturday, June 3. The annual fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Church Square Park at the corner of Fourt...
Hoboken official announces she's running for governor of New Jersey
Feb 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN -- According to a press release, the chair of the Hoboken Housing Authority and founder of political group New Jersey Awakens, Dana Wefer, has announced her candidacy for governor. Even tho...
Work continues at site of fatal crash at Hoboken train terminal
Feb 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN -- As National Transportation Safety Board workers continue to investigate a September train crash that took the life of a young mother, NJ Transit workers are still fixing the area around ...
Secaucus kids observe 100th day of school
Feb 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
SECAUCUS -- Students in Mrs. Sharon Holsten’s Fourth Grade Class at Huber Street School have been working on numerous activities relating to the 100th Day of School theme. Activities related to thi...

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How to apply for new affordable housing
City anticipates 115 more units in spring
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The city of Hoboken has announced that 115 affordable housing units will soon be available for those who qualify. A 2012 affordable housing ordinance requires new developments in town with certain ...
City and schools honor Black History Month
Mayor recognizes two residents, students learn about prominent African Americans
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
For Black History Month, Hoboken students have been learning about prominent African Americans past and present recently. Also, Mayor Dawn Zimmer presented proclamations honoring two citizens for t...
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Hoboken All Star Music Jam returns for third year
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Four years ago, when musicians thought up the idea of doing a fundraiser to help the Elks Special Needs Fund in Hoboken, some thought about getting members of the old high school band back together...
Fearing the knock on the door
Immigrant rights groups seek volunteers to help those who’ve been detained
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Right now, the biggest population of people in the Hudson County Jail in Kearny are immigrants detained by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): 607 people, according to official numb...
Urgency collides with caution
Council wants assessment on land gift to Liberty Science Center
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Saying that they want to know the value of a 17-acre piece of property before agreeing to give it to Liberty Science Center, at the Feb. 21 council caucus members of the City Council threatened to ...
Stack endorses Fulop in mayoral race
Promises support in a tough municipal election
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
For a while, as the crowds gathered outside Brian Stack’s local state Senate office on Palisades Avenue in Jersey City on Feb. 19, it was hard to tell who was endorsing who. The crowd of more than ...
Local schools from A to Z
Superintendent Zywicki talks about his first year running the district
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
You don't have to travel to Florida to find the next generation of biologists studying sharks. As a matter of fact, you don't even have to travel beyond Weehawken's Theodore Roosevelt School. At th...
Class trip provides firsthand lessons
High school students visit Avora condominium construction site
Feb 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
A brand new elective course, Principles of Engineering Design, became available to juniors and seniors at Weehawken High School this year, and its 29 students are already gaining some real world en...
All the world’s a stage
Theater leader takes inspiration from Weehawken
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Chase Leyner of Weehawken has run a children’s theater in Hoboken for many years, and takes inspiration from the local area. “I think it’s a nice central hub for all of my students and staff,” said...
Should Secaucus be a ‘sanctuary’?
Woman urges council to adopt status, town honors Amico
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
“Sanctuary cities” are becoming a hot-button issue. Union City and Jersey City recently declared themselves “sanctuary cities” to stand up to President Donald Trump’s executive orders. These are mu...
P-r-o-s-t-i-d-g-i-what!?
Spelling bee winners at middle school discuss words and winning
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Could you spell “interminableness”? How about “potentialities” or “prostidigitation”? Well, the three winners of last month’s Secaucus Middle School spelling bee sure can. “It feels good,” said six...
Don’t fall for it
County register warns against deed procurement scam
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
It isn’t illegal for a company to offer to get your important property deed records for a jacked-up cost. But it’s a whole lot cheaper for you to just go to the county register and get one for just...
Mexican Consulate comes to Bayonne
Immigrants seek citizenship, legal help
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Representatives of the Mexican Consulate came to Bayonne City Hall from Tuesday to Friday last week to provide services to Mexican-Americans and Mexican nationals. The consulate is in Manhattan but...
A new kind of tax abatement in Bayonne
Could become law statewide
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
The City Council passed a new kind of PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) at Wednesday’s council meeting, 4-1, allocating five percent of PILOT payments to the Bayonne School District over the program...
Bayonne business helps kids feed the homeless
Lessons in food prep become a lesson in compassion
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Suraj Kaufman, owner of the Sneaker Room store in Bayonne, has joined a group that helps make sandwiches for people living in homeless shelters. On a cold Saturday afternoon, the windows of Bambino...
A couple’s best friend(s)
Local dogs compete at Westminster show
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Chester Gigolo might just be one of Hudson County's hidden talents. He's a budding actor, having appeared in commercials for Verizion, QVC, and Mastercard. He's a published author, and he's a star ...
Upgrading the town
Commissioners pass ordinance to widen streets, fix parks; also honor painter
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The North Bergen Board of Commissioners has adopted an ordinance to issue a bond for $3.2 million in order to upgrade township equipment and infrastructure. “This is our capital program that we do ...
County conflicted over immigration
DeGise defends county’s holding immigration detainees
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
In a move that could put a wedge between the Board of Freeholders and the Hudson County executive, immigration activists want the county to stop doing business with federal Immigration and Customs ...
Union City becomes a sanctuary city
Commissioners vote for designation
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 19, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 142 142 recommendations | email to a friend
Union City has become the second municipality in Hudson County (after Jersey City) to designate itself a sanctuary city in the wake of Donald Trump’s executive order pressuring municipalities to re...
An Army veteran, a mayor, and a police standoff
Nearby incident with police raises questions about warriors who come home
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 143 143 recommendations | email to a friend
After standing behind an armored vehicle on 57th Street for nearly 12 hours last Saturday, Feb. 5, West New York Mayor Felix Roque had a lot of time to think about the harrowing event that took pla...
Love and friendship
Senior citizens enjoy Valentine's Day luncheon
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Union City's older lovebirds got to celebrate Valentine's Day early, as the city held its annual Senior Citizens Valentine's Day Luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Colin Powell School. Members of...
Union City becomes a sanctuary city
Commissioners vote for designation
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 19, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 142 142 recommendations | email to a friend
Union City has become the second municipality in Hudson County (after Jersey City) to designate itself a sanctuary city in the wake of Donald Trump’s executive order pressuring municipalities to re...
An Army veteran, a mayor, and a police standoff
Nearby incident with police raises questions about warriors who come home
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 143 143 recommendations | email to a friend
After standing behind an armored vehicle on 57th Street for nearly 12 hours last Saturday, Feb. 5, West New York Mayor Felix Roque had a lot of time to think about the harrowing event that took pla...
Love and friendship
Senior citizens enjoy Valentine's Day luncheon
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Union City's older lovebirds got to celebrate Valentine's Day early, as the city held its annual Senior Citizens Valentine's Day Luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Colin Powell School. Members of...

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