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Bayonne Mayor Davis takes Ice Bucket Challenge
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
BAYONNE – Mayor James Davis got doused with a bucket of ice water to show he’s not only a good sport, but a supporter of the ALS Association’s Ice Bucket Challenge. The Ice Bucket Challenge is a re...
Secaucus takes the ice bucket challenge
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
SECAUCUS – Members of the Secaucus Town Council, along with administrative staff members from Audi Meadowlands, took the ice bucket challenge on Tuesday, Aug. 19 to raise awareness for ALS. Audi Me...
Meadowlands Hospital gets a new CEO
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
SECAUCUS -- After its most recent CEO left after only three months on the job, Meadowlands Hospital has named a new leader. Chief Nursing Officer Felicia Karsos has taken the promotion to the posit...
Meeting Friday in Bayonne for group with goal of beautifying city
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
BAYONNE – The first meeting of the Beautify Bayonne group will be held Friday, Aug. 22 from 7 to 11 p.m. at All Fit Studios, 196 Broadway. The organization’s goal is keep Bayonne clean and attracti...
Police station may not be renamed after Officer Melvin Santiago due to 'questions from community'
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY -- The naming of the new West District police station after Det. Melvin Santiago ran into some opposition on the City Council, despite getting the blessing of all three police unions. C...

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Security measures – what’s the status?
City pursues anti-drowning efforts, but residents say more are needed
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Aug 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
In Hoboken, where violent crime is uncommon and murder nearly non-existent, the gruesome deaths dealt by the Hudson River’s rushing current hold an outsized profile in the minds of residents. The f...
Former housing director blamed for problems
Board addresses emergencies at meeting
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hoboken Housing Authority Board of Commissioners may have succeeded in removing former Executive Director Carmelo Garcia, but in its first meeting since his departure this past Thursday, he rem...
Hudson Reporter scores big
Wins awards for graphics and investigative reporting in three state competitions
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Hudson Reporter writers and graphic artists picked up numerous awards for their work recently when the results of two competitions were announced from the New Jersey Society of Professional Journal...
Hyatt to transform historic bank building
A new hotel to rise on Exchange Place site of First National Bank of Jersey City
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
People came dressed for a ball to the site of the former First National Bank of Jersey City on Aug. 11, passing under the brass ornamental door and across the marble floors of the once-posh lobby a...
The battle of Harsimus Cemetery
Goats serve as weapon against invasive weeds
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Heifer, the black and white goat and presumed leader of the herd of goats who are spending the summer at Harsimus Cemetery in Jersey City, bleats from the top of a fallen tree. Out of the maze of h...
Taking it to the streets
Project EATS draws 10,000 to downtown food fair
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Picture a smaller version of the Hoboken Arts Festival with its host of food vendors, and you get a fair idea of what JC Project EATS looked like when it was unveiled in front of City Hall recently...
Renovations for dangerous areas
Fixes for 495 approach to tunnel, Route 3 ramp
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Plans are underway for major repairs on the 495 approach to the Lincoln Tunnel, an approach that lies between Union City and Weehawken. The viaduct over Route 1 and 9 will be resurfaced and additio...
Over 1,000 pages by September!
Kids’ summer reading assignments are piling up
by Jessica Sulima
Reporter correspondent
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
For honors students in high schools around Hudson County, summer vacation has been invaded this year by men named Shakespeare, Sophocles, and Aristotle – and even a woman named Ayn Rand. Freshman H...
Hudson Reporter scores big
Wins awards for graphics and investigative reporting in three state competitions
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Hudson Reporter writers and graphic artists picked up numerous awards for their work recently when the results of two competitions were announced from the New Jersey Society of Professional Journal...
July 4 – Take 2
Rescheduled Independence Day event is a blast!
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The Fourth of July came late to Secaucus this year. Or, more accurately, it came multiple times. The first celebration occurred on July 2, with a party at the town pool. Food was served beginning a...
Making poetry visible
Two artists paint new entrance to Secaucus
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
“Mike approached us and said, ‘I have a wall. Do anything you want on that wall?’” Doug DePice, art teacher at the High School and Middle School, is talking about how he got started on a project pa...
Big wheels keep on turning
Annual ‘truck day’ a monster hit with the kids
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
“He loves trucks,” said Cori Leontaris. “This is a perfect day for him. He knows every truck. He tells me what they’re called. I don’t know.” Her 2-year-old son Nico was smiling widely as he climbe...
Moving forward with regionalization
Chamber president, mayors, and county exec pledge cooperation with businesses
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The Bayonne Chamber of Commerce’s expansion outward in a regionalization effort – and working with Jersey City and county government to attract more businesses – were the main thrusts of speakers a...
No copping out
National Night Out touts police-community relationship in fighting crime
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
In an effort to show children that police officers are their friends, and to band to together with the public in crime-fighting efforts, National Night Out was again hosted by the city and its poli...
Not a “hard-knock life”
New theater troupe already realizing successes
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A novice theater troupe is spreading its wings after a successful spring debut and is gearing up for another production this weekend. The Theatre Group at All Saints Catholic Academy was founded in...
Music with a view
Guttenberg summer concerts bring out the neighborhood
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
“There’s nothing better than being on the Boulevard with a New York view on a night like tonight,” said Guttenberg Mayor Gerald Drasheff. He was addressing the hundreds of people from surrounding n...
Protecting quality of life
Concerned Citizens group challenges overdevelopment on Boulevard East
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
“So many local people are concerned about threats to the quality of life in this area,” said Joshua Breakstone. “That includes parking up and down the Hudson, the transportation system, overcrowdin...
He’s a magic man
West New York resident makes smiles appear
by Vincent J. Fitzgerald
Reporter Correspondent
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 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...
Over 1,000 pages by September!
Kids’ summer reading assignments are piling up
by Jessica Sulima
Reporter correspondent
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
For honors students in high schools around Hudson County, summer vacation has been invaded this year by men named Shakespeare, Sophocles, and Aristotle – and even a woman named Ayn Rand. Freshman H...
Missed connections and a lost locket
Craigslist helps local people look for loved ones – and an item from grandma
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
On Aug. 1, a 29-year-old North Bergen man saw a “beautiful blonde lady on a Boulevard East bus to New York.” He didn’t talk to her, and certainly didn’t get her contact information. His only hope w...
Canine memories
Photographer captures spirit of dying dogs
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The old saying claims that cats have nine lives. But what about dogs? For Jersey City photographer Jenna Leigh Teti, keeping the memory of pet canines has become something of a mission – especially...
Missed connections and a lost locket
Craigslist helps local people look for loved ones – and an item from grandma
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
On Aug. 1, a 29-year-old North Bergen man saw a “beautiful blonde lady on a Boulevard East bus to New York.” He didn’t talk to her, and certainly didn’t get her contact information. His only hope w...
Over 1,000 pages by September!
Kids’ summer reading assignments are piling up
by Jessica Sulima
Reporter correspondent
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
For honors students in high schools around Hudson County, summer vacation has been invaded this year by men named Shakespeare, Sophocles, and Aristotle – and even a woman named Ayn Rand. Freshman H...
Canine memories
Photographer captures spirit of dying dogs
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The old saying claims that cats have nine lives. But what about dogs? For Jersey City photographer Jenna Leigh Teti, keeping the memory of pet canines has become something of a mission – especially...

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