hoboken news

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 | 3 3 comments | 16 16 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 | 21 21 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 | 18 18 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...
Hudson County seniors enjoy cruise
Voyage took sightseers around NY Harbor and East River
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The entire inside deck of the vessel The Spirit of New Jersey was filled with merry makers on July 23 as senior citizens from Hudson County took a summer cruise around lower Manhattan. The outing, ...
HOBOKEN BRIEFS
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Hoboken awarded $11.7M loan for second flood pump Hoboken will receive an $11.7 million state loan to build a second wet weather pump station, the city announced Tuesday. The station will be built ...
‘Knockout Game’ kids sentenced
Two are walking the streets; third in jail for murder
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Aug 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
After three young teenagers from Jersey City were implicated in the death of a 46-year-old homeless man in Hoboken a year ago, two of them are serving probation and a third is serving six years in ...
All ‘fired’ up
Public housing director terminated at contentious board meeting; will be paid $56K
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Aug 10, 2014 | 8 8 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hoboken Housing Authority (HHA) Board of Commissioners—the volunteer commission that oversees the city’s low-income public housing—voted Monday night to terminate its contract with the agency’s...
Council awards settlement to terminated employee
Timing of public housing grant questioned; mayor will settle workmen’s comp cases
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Aug 10, 2014 | 7 7 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
The City Council authorized Mayor Dawn Zimmer on Wednesday to pay an undisclosed amount of money to settle a suit brought by the city’s former Environmental Services Director Jennifer Maier, who al...
On Pier A, a bulwark for live music
Lackawanna Music Festival returns with local bands and more
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Aug 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Hoboken will always have room for music—no town that so prominently celebrates Frank Sinatra could ever resist the draw of a strong voice raised in song. But with the end of the legendary tenure of...
Renovations for dangerous areas
Fixes for 495 approach to tunnel, Route 3 ramp
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 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...

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Honey do
Hudson County beekeepers have varied motivations
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer