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North Bergen woman seeks missing cockatiel
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTH BERGEN – A North Bergen woman is seeking assistance in finding her missing 16-year-old cockatiel, who escaped from her home Saturday, July 15. According to Ivelisse Diaz, who resides on 45th ...
St. Ann's Italian Festival begins in Hoboken
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN -- One of Hoboken’s most popular and most traditional events is back again, St. Ann's Italian Festival. The festival begins Saturday, July 22 and runs through Wednesday, July 26.The five-da...
Mainor suffers 'heart episode'
Jul 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY – Former Assemblyman Charles Mainor, who is running for mayor in Jersey City, reportedly had what is being called a "heart episode" on July 19. Apparently rushed to Bayonne Medical Cent...
North Bergen man receives 20 years behind bars for beating girlfriend to death
Jul 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
HUDSON COUNTY — A judge sentenced a North Bergen man to 20 years behind bars Monday for his girlfriend’s death, according to NJ.com. Jose B. Ayala, 44, pleaded guilty in March to aggravated manslau...
Hudson County CASA is seeking volunteers
Jul 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN – Learn how to become a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer and help foster children find safe and permanent homes. The next information session will be at Little City Books a...

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107 years of tradition
90,000 people estimated to attend St. Ann’s Italian Festival
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
One of Hoboken’s most popular and most traditional events is back again, running from Saturday, July 22 through Wednesday, July 26. The 107-year-old St. Ann’s Italian Festival -- known colloquially...
Another leadership change in the projects
Past housing chair says goodbye, suggests successor leave politics out of it
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Hoboken Housing Authority Commissioner Dana Wefer, who briefly toyed with running for governor earlier this year, is planning to move out of town and said a tearful goodbye Thursday night to the ot...
Black and white frogs
101 Wallace students have artwork published in coloring book
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 16, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A hundred and one students age 6 through 12 from Wallace Elementary School have had their artwork published in the “101 Wallace School Frogs Coloring Book.” The book, published in May by Jersey Cit...
LeFrak makes move in Horseshoe area
New development will border Hoboken near 18th Street
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Anyone riding the Hudson Bergen Light Rail from the west side of Hoboken has had to wonder about the swath of undeveloped land along 18th Street in Jersey City. This is an area once made famous as ...
City Council passes $589M budget
No tax municipal tax increase because city taps more from surplus
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Jersey City taxpayers can breathe a sigh of relief now that the City Council voted at a rare 10 a.m. meeting on July 10 to pass its $589 municipal budget for 2017. Taxpayers may sing a different tu...
Resources for refugees are scarce
Local Immigrant Commission tackles growing issue in Jersey City
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Cutbacks in federal funds to Jersey City and an overall lack of resources are having an impact on helping refugees in Jersey City, according to information presented by the Jersey City Immigration ...
Taking off
Weehawken High School graduates 97 kids
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Weehawken High School sent 97 graduates into the real world on June 23. The school’s 77th graduating class may have been small, but it still brought in $7.6 million in scholarship offers, and notch...
New county high school on display
Officials tour High Tech campus in progress, will open in 2018
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hudson County freeholders and other local officials took a tour of the under-construction High Tech High School campus in Secaucus on June 15. The school is on track to open September 2018, mov...
Summer concerts on the Hudson, 2017
Free outdoor series on Weehawken waterfront now underway
Jul 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
A diverse and eclectic program of Wednesday evening summer concerts returns to the Lincoln Harbor area as the Hudson Riverfront Performing Arts Center, Inc. (HRPAC) presents Summer Concerts on the ...
Celebrating the 4th on the 3rd
Secaucus residents turn out for fireworks
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Secaucus residents gathered at the town's swim center recently for America's July 4th birthday, on the 3rd. “It's easier to get the fireworks people; you get a better rate,” said John Voli, the tow...
Passing the torch
Local police participate in annual Special Olympics Torch Run
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
In the final stretch of the Hudson County section of the 34th annual NJ Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run on June 9, Jersey City Sergeant Kevin Kot quickly rounded a corner onto Communipaw...
An alternative to borrowing $$$ from others
New technology may help cities finance their own projects
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Jul 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Cities across the country are in revival mode. Neighborhoods once isolated are now connected. Once dangerous roads are now safer for pedestrians and cyclists.Towns are facilitating projects that br...
Two perfect games
Bayonne baseball’s got talent
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Jul 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
When The Bayonne Community News heard word of a perfect pitching game in the Bayonne Little League soon after the season ended in late June, we knew it was a big deal, so we wrote a story on the ou...
Body found washed ashore at Rutkowski Park
Likely remains of man who died by suicide days earlier
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Jul 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
On the afternoon of Monday, July 10, a 50-year-old man from Long Island who’d set out to pickup a family member at Newark Liberty International Airport instead drove onto the 135-foot Vincent R. Ca...
Jousting, sword-fighting, archery and knife-throwing
Renaissance Festival back for round two
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Jul 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The organizers of the Second Annual Bayonne Renaissance Festival are excited to see their hard work finally come to fruition. To promote the event, which will take place at 16th Street Park on Satu...
North Bergen’s ‘One Book’ initiative
Town encourages summer reading for the young and old
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
With summer in full swing and children out of school, the North Bergen Public Library has launched a new reading initiative. “One Book North Bergen” aims to encourage residents of any age to bond t...
Legendary rides
North Bergen holds annual Classic Car and Bike Show
by Art Schwartz
Reporter Correspondent
Jul 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
The second annual North Bergen Classic Car and Bike Show was even bigger and better than last year’s popular event. Held on Bergenline Avenue alongside Braddock Park on Sunday, June 25, the show br...
An alternative to borrowing $$$ from others
New technology may help cities finance their own projects
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Jul 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Cities across the country are in revival mode. Neighborhoods once isolated are now connected. Once dangerous roads are now safer for pedestrians and cyclists.Towns are facilitating projects that br...
Teen mom raises her cap
Union City graduates 849 seniors
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Among the 849 seniors who filled Union City High School’s auditorium June 23, senior Itzel Alvarez’s presence exemplified their never-give-up attitude. “I got pregnant at the age of 16,” revealed A...
Into the real world
Memorial HS graduates 424 seniors
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
West New York’s Memorial High School graduated 424 students at Coviello Field June 22. The valedictorian (first in the class) was Giselle Martinez, and salutatorian (second in the class) was Jennif...
Preparing for the worst
North Bergen holds largest active shooter drill in county history
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Ever since the massive Columbine school shooting incident in 1999, and more recently, the Newtown, Conn. shooting in 2012, schools around the country have had to train for a theoretical emergency i...
Teen mom raises her cap
Union City graduates 849 seniors
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Among the 849 seniors who filled Union City High School’s auditorium June 23, senior Itzel Alvarez’s presence exemplified their never-give-up attitude. “I got pregnant at the age of 16,” revealed A...
Into the real world
Memorial HS graduates 424 seniors
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
West New York’s Memorial High School graduated 424 students at Coviello Field June 22. The valedictorian (first in the class) was Giselle Martinez, and salutatorian (second in the class) was Jennif...
Preparing for the worst
North Bergen holds largest active shooter drill in county history
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Ever since the massive Columbine school shooting incident in 1999, and more recently, the Newtown, Conn. shooting in 2012, schools around the country have had to train for a theoretical emergency i...

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'Carrie Pilby' movie, based on local author's novel, will screen in Philadelphia on Sat, then premiere in theaters and on demand
Mar 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 222 222 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN -- "Carrie Pilby," a movie based on the offbeat first novel by Hoboken-based author Caren Lissner, is set to open the weekend of March 31-April 1 in theaters in New York City, Los Angeles, ...

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