hoboken news

Could Eric Garner situation happen here?
New police chief promises community outreach; openness to body cameras
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Dec 14, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Does the stress and scrutiny currently engulfing the New York Police Department have any bearing across the Hudson River in Hoboken? At first glance, the comparison seems laughable—the NYPD’s 49,52...
950 new residents, 1.4 million square feet of office space
Council members seem ready to approve rail yard redevelopment plan, face public questions
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Dec 14, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
It was billed as yet another chance for the public to weigh in on the course of development in Hoboken’s southern rail corridor, but the City Council special meeting on the Hoboken Yards Redevelopm...
A bed, a shower, and a plate of hope
Hoboken Shelter does a lot for homeless in small space
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Dec 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Depending on what hour of the day you arrive, the Hoboken Shelter could be a drop-in center, soup kitchen, classroom, or dormitory. Like the city it proudly serves, the shelter strives to satisfy e...
Sweeping up in the projects
Public housing being investigated; budget cut
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Dec 14, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The new head of Hoboken’s federally subsidized low income housing projects said two weeks ago that the federal government recently sent representatives to help investigate the agency’s past spendin...
HOBOKEN BRIEFS
Dec 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
School board: charter school payments higher than expected The city’s public school district must give more money than originally anticipated to local charter schools for the 2014-15 school year, d...
Rail yard plan moves forward
Planning Board endorses redevelopment despite objections to height, traffic
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Dec 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
The Planning Board ruled this past Tuesday that the city’s Redevelopment Plan for the Hoboken rail yards is sufficiently consistent with the city’s Master Plan to clear the way for its approval by ...
Rolling in its grave
Mayor, City Council move to end annual property reassessments after outcry
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Dec 07, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
The brief attempt at a “rolling reassessment” in Hoboken moved decisively toward a close at this past Wednesday’s City Council meeting, with nearly the same unanimity but considerably more debate t...
‘On a mission from God’
Bayonne man finds, rescues isolated 80-year-old gravestone from Meadowlands
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Fluke season had just begun, and Bruce Dillin of Bayonne was scouting the Hackensack River across from Laurel Hill Park in Secaucus for a spot to trap killie fish he could use as bait. “I remember ...
Hoboken needed BBQ
Ribs, tips, and sides sizzle at new Smokin’ Barrel restaurant
by Caren Matzner
Reporter Editor
Dec 07, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The manager and owners of the new Smokin’ Barrel restaurant on Willow Avenue thought that Hoboken needed a good barbecue joint, so they started one in September, filling the menu with succulent bee...
Top of the cops
Ferrante becomes police chief
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Dec 07, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
From a commanding perch in the Howe Center of Stevens Institute of Technology atop Castle Point, Lt. Kenneth Ferrante was sworn in as the 10th chief of the Hoboken Police Department on Dec. 1. A 21...

past weeks news

Do over?
State will review approval of charter school expansion
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer

Candidates still carping
Some debate at Board of Education meeting
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer