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Local author to present book on writing & publishing
May 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN -- Local Hoboken author Jeff Somers ( www.jeffreysomers.com ) will be launching his new book on the business and craft of writing, Writing Without Rules, at Little City Books in Hoboken on ...
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May 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Polish President Andrzej Duda laid a wreath on May 16 at the base of a statue memorializing the World War II massacre of Polish soldiers, while protestors in the background, despite being restraine...
Hob'art Gallery presents a new exhibit
May 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN--Hob’art Gallery presents the new exhibit “Captured Moments” at 720 Monroe St. “Captured Moments” is an exhibit of traditional and fabric mediums by two artists Lily Zane and Donna L. O’Gra...
‘Parade of Ships’ will launch Fleet Week on the Hudson
May 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
HUDSON COUNTY – Fleet Week New York will run from May 23-29, and the kickoff event, the Parade of Ships will be held on Wednesday. Also on Wednesday, the United States Coast Guard Silent Drill Team...
Hoboken hires city engineer and head of Office of Constituent Affairs
May 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Mayor Ravi Bhalla has hired resident Caroline Caulfield as the head of the Office of Constituent Affairs and Kimberli Craft as the city engineer. Both positions are full time. Caulfield will earn $...

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WELCOME TO HOBOKEN
Everything new residents (young or older) should know
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
May 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
In May and June, college graduates move to Hoboken to start a job, and families move to town before the new school year. Last week, several Hoboken residents offered tips to recent grads and young ...
Smartphone-only parking spots introduced
Also at meeting: Council pays more for Washington Street construction
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
May 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
At their monthly meeting on Wednesday, the City Council sparred on whether some parts of the city should have parking spaces that can be paid for only by smartphone. Resident Cheryl Fallick spoke o...
Back to the future
Hoboken hosts third annual Propelify Innovation Festival
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
May 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
The third annual Propelify Innovation Festival, which takes place along Hoboken’s waterfront each year, attracted 8,000 to 10,000 attendees from all over the world on Thursday. They learned about n...
Poland’s president comes to Jersey City
Katyn statue controversy rages on as protestors shout ‘shame!’
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Polish President Andrzej Duda laid a wreath on May 16 at the base of a statue memorializing the World War II massacre of Polish soldiers, while protestors in the background, despite being restraine...
Last chance for affordable waterfront housing?
Council will likely go forward with Metro Plaza abatement
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
After putting off a decision earlier this month on what to do about a 2015 agreement with a waterfront property developer for a tax abatement, the City Council may have to give up hope of requiring...
How cities came about
Montessori school explores the Industrial Revolution
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
Students at the Hudson Montessori School didn’t have to look far to find examples of this year’s theme for their social studies fair. They just had to gaze out their classroom windows. In the past,...
Turner enters eighth mayoral term
‘Weehawken and You’ slate draws votes in unopposed reelection
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
May 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 348 348 recommendations | email to a friend
Mayor Richard Turner will enter his eighth term as mayor starting on July 1 after winning an unopposed municipal election on May 8. In Weehawken’s mayor/council form of government, voters choose fi...
Twists and turns
State A.G. asks Weehawken to lift right-turn ban
May 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 327 327 recommendations | email to a friend
State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal's office recently sent the town of Weehawken a letter asking them to lift their ban of out-of-town motorists making a right-turn into the township during rush h...
Fighting back
Environmental groups hold press conference denouncing proposed power plant
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
May 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
Representatives of environmental groups gathered near the site of a proposed natural gas power plant in North Bergen on May 8, arguing it will hasten greenhouse gas emissions, or emissions that pos...
Hooked
Annual Fishing Derby hits Duck Pond
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
May 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Richard Robinson's best catch at the annual Secaucus Fishing Derby on Saturday, May 9 wasn't even a living—or dead—thing. It was actually the fishing rod he'd lost while fishing in the pond a week ...
Council delays hearing on $56M budget
Property tax rate to be flat this year, after county levy drops
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
May 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Secaucus residents will see no tax increase in the overall property tax rate they pay this year, since the town’s portion of the county tax levy--the amount of money Hudson County requests from all...
Environmental awareness
Eighth annual Green Festival comes to Xchange at Secaucus Junction
May 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
Secaucus’ eighth annual Green Festival graced the Xchange at Secaucus Junction development on May 5. The event featured a variety of activities for children such as face painting, puppet shows, and...
Relieved and looking ahead
Mayor Davis savors victory
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
May 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 231 231 recommendations | email to a friend
In Bayonne’s May 8 municipal elections, 12,047 people voted for mayor, with incumbent Mayor James Davis taking in 57 percent, or 6,909 votes. Davis’s slate of five incumbent council members swept c...
Bergen Point nurse recognized on the Today Show
Took patient to prom, wins trip to Hawaii
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
May 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
A Bayonne pediatric nurse was featured on an NBC Today Show segment that told the story of Stacey Joniak, a Bergen Point resident, who took a cancer patient, Mariah Martinez, to her senior prom whe...
Speak up, Bayonne!
Toastmasters helps members gain confidence in public speaking
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
May 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Toastmasters International chapters in Hudson County meet regularly to work on communicating and public speaking. Dozens of county residents meet in each group throughout the county to hone their s...
Non-profit opens dementia center in North Bergen
Plans are in the works for a village for the cognitively challenged
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
May 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The Act Now Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease in New Jersey, opened its third dementia center on the Hudson Hills Senior Living campus on May 16. The...
A bite out of crime
Police sergeant’s dog reminds people to stay safe
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
May 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
If you follow the North Bergen Police Department's Twitter feed, you’ve noticed a furry canine presence popping up in recent months. “Taz,” a German Shepherd owned by Police Sgt. John Stahl, has be...
Raising money for local services
Fourth annual Sacco 5K brings in $50K for charities
May 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite inclement weather, the fourth annual Sacco 5K Charity Run/Walk attracted 600 registrants on Saturday, May 12, and raised in excess of $50,000 for the Nicholas J. Sacco Foundation. The funds...
Fighting back
Environmental groups hold press conference denouncing proposed power plant
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
May 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
Representatives of environmental groups gathered near the site of a proposed natural gas power plant in North Bergen on May 8, arguing it will hasten greenhouse gas emissions, or emissions that pos...
The most commonly transmitted STD
Library holds seminar explaining HPV
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
May 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s a common misconception that the Human Papillomavirus Virus is something only women have to deal with. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. While HPV ofte...
BRIEFS
May 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 440 440 recommendations | email to a friend
Union City First slate wins uncontested municipal elections With over 11,000 votes counted, and no opposition, the Union City First slate won reelection on May 8. In Union City’s form of government...
Fighting back
Environmental groups hold press conference denouncing proposed power plant
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
May 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
Representatives of environmental groups gathered near the site of a proposed natural gas power plant in North Bergen on May 8, arguing it will hasten greenhouse gas emissions, or emissions that pos...
The most commonly transmitted STD
Library holds seminar explaining HPV
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
May 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s a common misconception that the Human Papillomavirus Virus is something only women have to deal with. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. While HPV ofte...
BRIEFS
May 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 440 440 recommendations | email to a friend
Union City First slate wins uncontested municipal elections With over 11,000 votes counted, and no opposition, the Union City First slate won reelection on May 8. In Union City’s form of government...

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