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Blood supply low; drive being held Monday, April 21 at Bayonne City Hall Firehouse
Apr 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
BAYONNE – In response to a critically low blood supply, a community blood drive will be held on Monday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the City Hall Firehouse, 27th Street and Avenue C, city ...
Mumps cases confirmed at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken; students were vaccinated
Apr 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN -- For some people, the closest they've ever come to the mumps is watching the "Brady Bunch" episode from 1973 when Bobby worried he might have them. But despite vaccinations, outbreaks do ...
Woman’s body found near Newport Park
Apr 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY – The body of a woman in her late 40s to early 50s was taken out of the water near the 14th Street side of the Holland Tunnel air vent at about 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, said Gene Rubino,...
Bayonne Bridge remains open overnight Good Friday
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BAYONNE -- Overnight closure of the Bayonne Bridge is canceled for Good Friday and the bridge will remain open to vehicular traffic, according to an online posting. The bridge is open to permit eve...
Lincoln Tunnel “helix” to see lane closures at night
Apr 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
WEEHAWKEN – The westbound (to New Jersey) lanes of Route 495 outside the Lincoln Tunnel, known as the “helix,” will be closed at night beginning April 22 and running through December 2014. Westboun...

this week's news stories

What’s happening on the Hoboken waterfront?
Still no sign of missing jogger, two boys drown off Pier C, police skeptical about man who said he was thrown in river
by Dean DeChiaro
Reporter staff writer
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
In early March, a man who participated in Hoboken’s annual LepreCon pub crawl was found clinging to a pylon in the Hudson River, screaming for help. He claimed to have been thrown into the river by...
Battle over charter’s expansion goes to court
Board of Ed. sues state over HoLa decision, includes school in suit
by Dean DeChiaro
Reporter staff writer
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hoboken Board of Education has filed a lawsuit against the N.J. Department of Education and the Hoboken Dual Language Charter School (HoLa) over the school’s recently-approved state expansion t...
HOBOKEN BRIEFS
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Woman’s body found off Jersey City waterfront The body of a Caucasian woman in her late 40s to early 50s was taken out of the Hudson River on the 14th Street side of the Holland Tunnel air vent nea...
City gets state approval to dissolve the Parking Authority
Consolidation and restructuring of city services aims to save money and reduce duplication
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
In what is bound to reignite the controversy over the wisdom of abolishing the Jersey City Parking Authority, the city has received unanimous approval from the State Local Finance Board to undertak...
A race of their own
Kids will test their abilities on obstacle course race in May
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
When Ashley Ntansah first thought of the Urban Youth Athletic Challenge to be held at Liberty State Park in Jersey City on Saturday, May 10, he envisioned a modified version of a popular extreme sp...
A Jersey City tradition
Hamilton Park Farmer’s Market kicks off the season
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
In many ways, the Hamilton Park Farmer’s Market that opened its season again on April 16 is a field of dreams. Vendors from near and far come to sell their wares to a friendly audience. Some vendor...
School election is Wednesday
Unopposed candidates, $24 million budget up for a vote in Weehawken
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Although the school district election on April 23 has four candidates running unopposed for four Board of Education seats, voters still get to approve or reject the district’s $24 million 2014-2015...
Benefit for Weehawken-based arts group
Broadway’s Mandy Gonzalez headlines HRPAC’s annual event at Chart House
by Reporter staff
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
One of Hudson County’s cultural treasures will be celebrating a decade of free summer entertainment at its annual benefit gala with a concert and dinner on Saturday, April 26 at the Chart House Res...
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Hudson Reporter wins eight awards in statewide contest
by Reporter Staff
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Writers and graphic artists for The Hudson Reporter newspapers recently won eight awards in the competitive statewide annual Better Newspaper Contest run by the New Jersey Press Association. The we...
Spring into Secaucus
Schedule of upcoming events announced at town hall
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Secaucus will be one busy town this spring. At the town council meeting on April 8 a packed schedule of upcoming public events was announced. The following is a roundup of some of these events in c...
India comes to Secaucus
Colorful spring festival of Holi celebrated around town
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
For one lively and exciting weekend, Secaucus became a suburb of India. A celebration of Holi, the Indian “festival of colors” that welcomes spring, took place in two locations during the first wee...
Mayor’s Column
by Mayor Michael Gonnelli
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Open honest government A very important part of good government is open communication. The foundation of this administration is built on honesty and integrity, and it runs on an open door policy. T...
Transparency, taxes, and teachers’ contract highlight mayoral debate
Smith, Davis, Zanowic clash over hot-button issues
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Apr 16, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
The man who is mayor—and the two who want to be—gathered at the Hoboken offices of the Hudson Reporter on Thursday, April 10, for the first of only two debates scheduled for the Bayonne mayoral can...
Free for all in Bayonne’s Third Ward
Five candidates vying for one council seat
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Apr 16, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
One is the catalyst behind an elected school board drive. A second is a former candidate for Hudson County Sheriff. A third began the race on a slate, but is now running as an independent. Another ...
Blighted Broadway block could be rejuvenated with new development
Medical center facility being pushed by administration
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Apr 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
A dilapidated city block in the heart of the city’s central business district could become ground zero in Bayonne’s effort to turn around the once-thriving Broadway shopping area. City officials an...
Work it out…doors
Township opens free fitness center in Braddock Park
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
North Bergen residents now have one less reason to avoid exercising. A $500,000 fitness center has opened in James J. Braddock Park just in time for spring – and it’s free for residents to use. The...
The high price of car ownership
North Bergen auto insurance among NJ’s most expensive
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The website ValuePenguin recently posted an article asking the question, “Which cities have the cheapest car insurance in New Jersey?” In case you’re wondering, North Bergen is not among them. In f...
One young man’s Jersey odyssey
From Brooklyn to North Bergen to more
by Barry Wolborsky
Reporter correspondent
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Editor’s Note: This is a personal essay submitted by one of our reader s. Though I moved to North Bergen in June of 1996, my history with Hudson County goes back a decade prior. My father worked at...
Upgrading the fleet
WNY gets new police cars from project fees
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
About two years ago, then-West New York Police Director Michael Indri came up with an idea about how the city could modernize its aging fleet of police vehicles without saddling taxpayers with addi...
A bicycle of their own
CarePoint teams up with Emerald Financial and Walmart to give bikes to needy kids
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Most kids, rich or poor, city or suburb, want a bicycle of their own. Bicycle enthusiast groups say kids get their first taste of real independence when they get their own bike. Owning a bike also ...
Tops in investigative reporting, advertising
Hudson Reporter wins eight awards in statewide contest
by Reporter Staff
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Writers and graphic artists for The Hudson Reporter newspapers recently won eight awards in the competitive statewide annual Better Newspaper Contest run by the New Jersey Press Association. The we...
Upgrading the fleet
WNY gets new police cars from project fees
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
About two years ago, then-West New York Police Director Michael Indri came up with an idea about how the city could modernize its aging fleet of police vehicles without saddling taxpayers with addi...
A bicycle of their own
CarePoint teams up with Emerald Financial and Walmart to give bikes to needy kids
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Most kids, rich or poor, city or suburb, want a bicycle of their own. Bicycle enthusiast groups say kids get their first taste of real independence when they get their own bike. Owning a bike also ...
Tops in investigative reporting, advertising
Hudson Reporter wins eight awards in statewide contest
by Reporter Staff
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Writers and graphic artists for The Hudson Reporter newspapers recently won eight awards in the competitive statewide annual Better Newspaper Contest run by the New Jersey Press Association. The we...

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