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Hoboken Councilwoman Giattino says she might run for mayor
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN -- Two days after Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer made a surprise announcement that she won't run for re-electino as mayor -- a surprise, apparently, to close allies as well as area politicians w...
North Bergen to host active shooter drill
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTH BERGEN--The North Bergen Police, in conjunction with the North Bergen Board of Education, planned to conduct an active shooter drill Friday. The drill was scheduled to take place at the Rober...
Bayonne Police Chief Niekrasz announces retirement
Jun 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
BAYONNE – Bayonne Police Chief Drew Niekrasz announced his retirement, effective at the end of June, after nearly 30 years in law enforcement, according to a statement from the Chief Niekrasz. Curr...
Hours after Zimmer/Bhalla press conference, Freeholder Romano says he'll run for Hoboken mayor
Jun 20, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN – Freeholder Anthony Romano confirmed his intention on Tuesday afternoon to run for mayor of Hoboken in November. “Yes, I am running for mayor,” he told the Hoboken Reporter's political col...
UPDATED: Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer wants to fight climate change, cancels re-election bid
Jun 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN -- Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer announced at a press conference Tuesday morning that she will not seek re-election in November, although she had said previously she would run. She said she wil...

this week's news stories

Should the city buy Union Dry Dock & Repair Co. on the waterfront?
Activists start petition, but owner says land is not for sale
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 18, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
The Fund for a Better Waterfront, a Hoboken-based nonprofit activist group that has protected the waterfront from overdevelopment, launched an online petition two weeks ago to urge the city to buy ...
Singing Sinatras
15 crooners compete in 11th Annual Sinatra Idol contest
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Jerry Pearce of Clifton, N.J.  was crowned winner last Thursday at the 11th Annual Sinatra Idol contest, in which 15 men from all over the world – from England to Texas—competed in Hoboken’s Sinatr...
A community of support
Hoboken Public Education Foundation provides for new district initiatives
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hoboken Public Education Foundation (HPEF) is a local volunteer group that tries to raise awareness about the quality of the Hoboken public schools and raises funds to provide support for new i...
Should property taxes support the arts?
Local creators appeal to city for tax sharing
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 18, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Should the city dedicate a portion of local property taxes to support local arts? This is the question facing the City Council as arts activists showed up en masse on Wednesday to lobby the city fo...
City drops suit against Friends of the Loews Theater
Both parties see a new cooperative relationship ahead
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Giving new meaning to the old saying, “If you can’t beat ’em join, ’em,” Mayor Steven Fulop has announced that the city will drop its lawsuit against the Friends of the Loews Theater and will work ...
Mayor reacts to Tonnelle Avenue crash
Cops suspended, supervisors reassigned; unions call actions premature
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
In a move that has already raised concerns about due process, Mayor Steven Fulop and Public Safety Director James Shea announced that four police officers were suspended without pay and two deputy ...
Working their green thumbs
Local students plant flowers at town waterfront park
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
Fifth graders from Weehawken's Theodore Roosevelt School teamed up with seventh through 12th graders from Weehawken High School to plant flowers at Waterfront Park last month. The students are memb...
First scholarship announced for Memorial Day
PFC Salvatore P. Cemelli award remembers fallen Vietnam soldier
Jun 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
A bit of rain didn’t stop the Weehawken Memorial Day parade from going forward on Monday, May 29. Everyone from veterans to local baseball teams marched to honor America’s veterans. This year’s ser...
A victory lap
Primary may become forecast for municipal elections
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
The big winners in this year’s June primary elections were not even on the ballot. Both Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis and Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop hunkered down in their respective campaign headq...
Secaucus goes to the dogs
Hundreds of pooches interact at expo
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Braille, an Australian shepherd, is blind and deaf, but that didn’t stop him from playing the piano a week ago Friday at the World Dog Expo, held in Secaucus through Sunday. Braille was among hundr...
Against bullying
Four school specialists talk to parents
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
The Secaucus School District recently held a forum for local parents about the state's Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (HIB) program, featuring four anti-bullying specialists from the town's...
Bitcoin is here
Currency, capital, or ransom?
Jun 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Bitcoin is catching on. Not only are some small businesses in Hudson County accepting the crypto currency, hackers are demanding ransom in it, and residents are investing in it like capital. Bitcoi...
We are Bayonne!
Incumbent mayor reflects on state of the city
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Jun 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
A community in decline tends to hunker down to save itself – mistrustful of new people and new ideas. Bayonne is past that and has learned to love again as it claws its way out of the 2008 financia...
NJ nearing school funding agreement
Bayonne may receive additional $3.2 million
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Jun 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Bayonne School district is not accustomed to good news, but here is some: under a newly proposed funding formula agreed to by leaders of the General Assembly and Senate, Bayonne would receive s...
Call for artists to beautify streetscapes in Bergen Point
Deadline June 23
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Jun 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) Bergen Point Art Installation Project is calling for artists to submit proposals to help transform Broadway in the Bergen Point neighborhood into an art stre...
Passing the torch
Local police participate in annual Special Olympics Torch Run
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
In the final stretch of the 34th annual NJ Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run June 9,  Jersey City Sergeant Kevin Kot quickly rounded a corner onto Communipaw Avenue, dropped to one knee, a...
Green scene
Some farmers’ markets canceled, others thrive
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Jun 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Hudson County residents who want vegetables fresh from the farm, as well as a variety of baked goods, sauces, and other delicacies, can find a local weekly farmer’s market for almost any day of the...
Secaucus goes to the dogs
Hundreds of pooches interact at expo
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Braille, an Australian shepherd, is blind and deaf, but that didn’t stop him from playing the piano a week ago Friday at the World Dog Expo, held in Secaucus through Sunday. Braille was among hundr...
A victory lap
Primary may become forecast for municipal elections
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
The big winners in this year’s June primary elections were not even on the ballot. Both Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis and Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop hunkered down in their respective campaign headq...
Affordable housing in West New York
Former handbag factory opens to residents
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and other officials came to a ribbon cutting on June 5 for 40 new affordable housing units in West New York. The new building, formerly a handbag manufacturing factory, is...
Celebrating their heritage
Cuban Day Parade fills chilly streets with cheer
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 119 119 recommendations | email to a friend
Although the chilly air felt more like March than June, people came out last weekend to march in and view the 2017 The Hudson County Cuban Day Parade, which starts in North Bergen and runs through ...
A victory lap
Primary may become forecast for municipal elections
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
The big winners in this year’s June primary elections were not even on the ballot. Both Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis and Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop hunkered down in their respective campaign headq...
Affordable housing in West New York
Former handbag factory opens to residents
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and other officials came to a ribbon cutting on June 5 for 40 new affordable housing units in West New York. The new building, formerly a handbag manufacturing factory, is...
Celebrating their heritage
Cuban Day Parade fills chilly streets with cheer
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 119 119 recommendations | email to a friend
Although the chilly air felt more like March than June, people came out last weekend to march in and view the 2017 The Hudson County Cuban Day Parade, which starts in North Bergen and runs through ...

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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 | 147 147 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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