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Street connecting Weehawken and Hoboken repopens for drivers
Aug 14, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
WEEHAWKEN--South Harbor Boulevard, which links Harbor Boulevard and 19th Street in Weehawken to 16th Street and WIllow Avenue in Hoboken, reopened Aug. 13. It will be open to southbound traffic onl...
Hoboken festival headliner announced: It's Marshall Crenshaw and the Smithereens!
Aug 11, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 138 138 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN -- Fans of rock music from the '80s are sure to be impressed -- the headlining band for the Sept. 30 Arts and Music Festival in Hoboken is going to be the Smithereens, featuring Marshall Cr...
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Hoboken public hearing transcript now available
Aug 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 196 196 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN -- The transcript for the July 18 public hearing hosted by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers on NY Waterways permit application on Union Dry Dock is now available online. NY Waterway plans to...
UPDATED: Missing Hoboken woman found
Aug 08, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 202 202 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN -- Posters around Hoboken Wednesday said that a local woman, 60, was missing. She was last seen Tuesday morning walking down Twelfth Street at 6:51 a.m. in beige pants, a tan top, and black...
Weehawken superintendent leaves the district
Aug 08, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
WEEHAWKEN-- According to a press release from the Mount Olive Board of Education, Dr. Robert Zywicki, superintendent of the Weehawken school district, is leaving Weehawken to become their superinte...

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City officials battle ethics allegations
Also at meeting: Council opposes ICE contract, talks dog park
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Aug 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
Ethics complaints against town officials were a hot topic at a five-hour Hoboken City Council meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 1. At the meeting, a resident who has already lodged a local complaint again...
Runnin’ Down a Dream
Locals attempt world record
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Aug 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 500 hundred residents helped Hoboken try to break an international record for the world’s largest band on July 26 – but to no avail. For the past six years, Hoboken’s music store, Guitar ...
Memories of My-T-Fine, Maxwell House, Mighty Mites, and more
by Dennis Sevano
Reporter Correspondent
Aug 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
Hoboken has an industrial history, a sports history, and a history of solid relationships that lingered long after the factories closed or the teams broke up. Here are just a few memories of the th...
Jersey City may sue over school aid cuts
School board seeks okay to spend emergency reserves to offset loss
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
The Board of Education is considering a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the new state school aid formula. The district had anticipated a $3.5 million loss of state aid for 2018-19 due ...
Old, invisible, and embattled
Residents in redevelopment zone on way to Holland Tunnel want more control over future
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
The neglected Center Street neighborhood, part of the Bates Street Redevelopment Zone, has become a battleground for the city’s use of eminent domain, pitting property owners against a city-approve...
The race is on
Ten candidates seek three-year school board seats
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
Ten people have filed to become candidates for three seats on the Board of Education in an upcoming Nov. 6 election. Four seats will actually be open this year. But because trustee Angel Valentin r...
Themes of diversity in kids’ summer reading
Schools assign books so their brains won’t take a break
by Marilyn Baer and Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writers
Aug 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 292 292 recommendations | email to a friend
Summer vacation isn’t necessarily a vacation from learning. School districts such as Hoboken, Weehawken, North Bergen, West New York, and Union City have given out either mandatory or suggested rea...
WHS students earn scholarships
Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center rewards service and success
Aug 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 289 289 recommendations | email to a friend
Weehawken High School students Cathylee Cueto and Imani Fulton were each awarded $2,000 Community Service Merit Scholarships from Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center last month. The...
Five angels
All-day wake held for children who died in UC fire
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Aug 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 340 340 recommendations | email to a friend
Union City held a public, all-day and night wake on July 24 for five children who perished in a fire in their 25th Street home last month. The service was held from 12 p.m. on July 24 through 9 a.m...
The battle over Berckes
Parents, teachers criticize board over suspended principal
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Aug 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
The controversy over suspended Secaucus High School Principal Bob Berckes shows no sign of stopping. At Board of Education meetings, parents and concerned citizens approach the podium to demand ans...
Putting a lid on pot
Council introduces ordinance to ban sale of recreational marijuana
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Aug 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
If New Jersey legalizes recreational marijuana any time soon, don’t bet on coming to Secaucus to score. The mayor and Town Council introduced a zoning ordinance at their July 24 meeting that would ...
Overcoming family violence
Hudson County man, battling PTSD, breaks world record
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
Robert “Cozmo” Consulmagno is constantly aware that he suffers from post traumatic stress disorder. While he has learned to cope through physical fitness, he also knows it is a battle he will likel...
School board race crowded
Twenty candidates line up to run
by Rory Pasquariello
Staff writer
Aug 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 176 176 recommendations | email to a friend
The Bayonne Board of Education (BBOED) has no shortage of citizens vying for a spot. Twenty candidates filed petitions to run for four open seats. One seat is a one-year term and three seats are th...
Advocate of bail reform, body cams, and accountability
Police Chief Robert Geisler welcomes change
by Rory Pasquariello
Staff writer
Aug 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
Beneath the ceremonial rigmarole and tropes about police safety, service, and sacrifice are systemic issues that transect the role of police and citizen. Robert Geisler, Bayonne’s new police chief,...
Imposter causes problems for local pizza business
Person responds to customer’s Facebook review with cruel jibes
by Rory Pasquariello
Staff writer
Aug 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 186 186 recommendations | email to a friend
A long-dormant social media account purporting to belong to a Bayonne pizzeria came back online on July 26 in order to troll a social media user from Bayonne who posted a negative review. However, ...
Tomorrow’s officers?
Junior cadets learn about law enforcement through special training
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Aug 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
This year’s class at the North Bergen Junior Police Academy was the largest yet, with 25 cadets in total. While the youngest ones spent a week learning crime fighting work, seven cadets returned fr...
‘A place that’s alive, a community place’
North Bergen Library resource center opens in Galaxy Towers
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Aug 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
An attractive space for kids to mingle, not centered around video games. A way to perk up foot traffic in the Galaxy Towers Mall. A new place for seniors to meet, and greater convenience for Gutten...
Overcoming family violence
Hudson County man, battling PTSD, breaks world record
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
Robert “Cozmo” Consulmagno is constantly aware that he suffers from post traumatic stress disorder. While he has learned to cope through physical fitness, he also knows it is a battle he will likel...
Themes of diversity in kids’ summer reading
Schools assign books so their brains won’t take a break
by Marilyn Baer and Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writers
Aug 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 292 292 recommendations | email to a friend
Summer vacation isn’t necessarily a vacation from learning. School districts such as Hoboken, Weehawken, North Bergen, West New York, and Union City have given out either mandatory or suggested rea...
Five angels
All-day wake held for children who died in UC fire
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Aug 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 340 340 recommendations | email to a friend
Union City held a public, all-day and night wake on July 24 for five children who perished in a fire in their 25th Street home last month. The service was held from 12 p.m. on July 24 through 9 a.m...
BRIEFS
Aug 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 121 121 recommendations | email to a friend
ACLU-NJ includes West New York in lawsuit accusing 12 school districts of anti-immigrant discrimination The ACLU-NJ has targeted West New York as one 12 school districts statewide, in a lawsuit acc...
Themes of diversity in kids’ summer reading
Schools assign books so their brains won’t take a break
by Marilyn Baer and Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writers
Aug 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 292 292 recommendations | email to a friend
Summer vacation isn’t necessarily a vacation from learning. School districts such as Hoboken, Weehawken, North Bergen, West New York, and Union City have given out either mandatory or suggested rea...
Five angels
All-day wake held for children who died in UC fire
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Aug 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 340 340 recommendations | email to a friend
Union City held a public, all-day and night wake on July 24 for five children who perished in a fire in their 25th Street home last month. The service was held from 12 p.m. on July 24 through 9 a.m...
BRIEFS
Aug 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 121 121 recommendations | email to a friend
ACLU-NJ includes West New York in lawsuit accusing 12 school districts of anti-immigrant discrimination The ACLU-NJ has targeted West New York as one 12 school districts statewide, in a lawsuit acc...

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