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Seeking damages for delays in transportation project work
Sep 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
HUDSON COUNTY – In an effort to hold the state accountable for impacts due to suspended work on transportation projects, Hudson County has filed a lawsuit against the state, and a bill sponsored As...
All Schools Open House will be Oct. 13
Sep 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN – The Hoboken Family Alliance’s 12th Annual All Schools Open House is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Hoboken High School. The HFA anticipates over 35 area schools w...
Jersey City man arrested for Forrest Avenue murder
Sep 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY -- David Cooper, age 26, of Jersey City was arrested by county homicide detectives last week for the murder of Ahmin Colclough, age 20, of Jersey City. Prosecutor Suarez credited the Hu...
Pulaski Skyway closed for weekend
Sep 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced that the Pulaski Skyway is scheduled to be closed in both directions this weekend to install deck panels as the reh...
Man gets two life sentences for killing, decapitating two men
Sep 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
TRENTON –Yusuf Ibrahim was sentenced Thursday to two consecutive life terms in state prison for shooting two men to death in Jersey City, cutting off their heads and hands, and burying their remain...

this week's news stories

Council meeting: Law will make it harder to demolish buildings
Also vote to allow police into public housing buildings; hearing on 500-foot bar rule will be Monday
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
At the City Council’s meeting on Wednesday, the council unanimously introduced an amendment to the zoning code making it harder to demolish buildings or change their facades in most of the town. Th...
‘We still have a way to go with acceptance’
Community leaders rally around priest who was suspended for same-sex support
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Over 25 supporters rallied at Stevens Park on Wednesday, Sept. 21, to show support for Father Warren Hall. At the end of August, he was suspended from Sts. Peter and Paul Church on the corner of Fo...
Are you ready for the worst?
FEMA reps discuss how to prepare for floods
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
A handful of residents attended two workshops on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at the Wallace Elementary School gymnasium to hear representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and The Hob...
A helping hand
City officials cut ribbon on new walkway and tour St. Joseph’s School for the Blind
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Bright sunlight greeted public officials as they arrived at the front door of St. Joseph’s School for the Blind on Sept. 12. Mayor Steven Fulop, Freeholder Anthony Romano and other dignitaries came...
Jersey City United candidates meet public
Aspirants for school board lay out their platform
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
A handful of people gathered out in front of the Greenville Public Library on Sept. 20 to attend the first of a series of public events outlining the platform of the Jersey City United candidates i...
The reval, revived
City will restart politically sticky property reassessments
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Hold on to your hats! A scary political wind will shortly start to blow through Jersey City, now that the City Council has voted to approve a contract for a firm to undertake a new reevaluation of ...
‘Dragging us into the modern world’
Speaker addresses Weehawken teachers on importance of technology in schools
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
The Weehawken Public Schools kicked off the new academic year with a keynote speaker for the faculty on Wednesday Sept 7 before classes began on Sept 8. Superintendent Dr. Robert Zywicki brought in...
Weehawken Day is coming!
Festival returns after seven-year hiatus
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter staff writer
Sep 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Weehawken Day, an all-day festival for the residents of Weehawken, will be held Oct. 1 from noon to 6 p.m. at the town’s 10-acre park along the Hudson River waterfront. The last Weehawken Day occur...
Weehawken remembers
Ceremony honors the fallen of 9/11
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Correspondent
Sep 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s been 15 years since the terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 civilians. On Sept. 11, 2016, Weehawken residents, politicians, and municipal departments gathered at the township’s official...
Leaving darkness behind
Families walk to raise suicide awareness
by Samantha Meyer
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Krystle Duffy went to the annual Out of the Darkness suicide prevention walk and fundraiser in Secaucus two weekends ago to honor her brother Tommy Duffy, 21, who died from suicide in March 2014. S...
The write stuff
Authors win short story contests at Friends of the Library mini-fair
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
The Friends of the Secaucus Library hosted their popular annual mini-fair on Sept. 17, complete with a book sale, petting zoo, and several writing contests, all to raise money for the library. Atte...
Sipping in Secaucus
Residents enjoy wine, jazz at annual town event
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Jazz entertainment and wine were the stars of the night as Secaucus residents danced and mingled on Friday, Sept. 9 as part of the free Secaucus Wine Tasting, an annual town social event. Residents...
BEOF hosts Exalt to Excellence party
Attendees in white shine light on giving back
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation (BEOF) hosted its first annual Exalt to Excellence White Party fundraiser on Saturday, September 17 at the BCB Bank Pavilion. The foundation provides ser...
Bayonne affordable housing plan approved by court
City to rehabilitate 32 units over 10 years
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The city of Bayonne is one step closer to completing its master plan after its affordable housing component was approved following an August 23 compliance hearing at the Hudson County Courthouse. J...
Face of the parade
Singer and model is a regular feature in Hudson County
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Many people who routinely watch the New Jersey Cuban Parade when it makes its way through Hudson County each June know Nicole Falcon‘s face. She is the pretty woman who waves from the top of one of...
A carnival to celebrate the library
Kennedy Branch turns three
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
The Kennedy Branch of the North Bergen Public Library celebrated its three-year anniversary with a mini-carnival Saturday, Sept. 17. Kids enjoyed a mini-Ferris wheel, cotton candy, hot dogs, bounce...
Keeping kids safe
Guttenberg residents meet cops, firefighters at street fair
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Guttenberg police officers and North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue members handed out pamphlets filled with safety tips, stickers, and coloring books at “Safe Kids Day” in Guttenberg on Saturday,...
Legislators take on predatory student loan practices
Limits on wage garnishment on the horizon
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter Staff writer
Sep 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
A bill introduced in the New Jersey State Assembly in early August will require the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESSA) to obtain a court order to use certain collection practices...
‘A lot of inspiration comes from Union City’
Art, handbags, t-shirts, music featured at festival
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
Residents from all over admired, sold, or purchased art, clothing, and toys from other residents at the arts and music festival in Union City on Saturday, Sept. 12. Art lined the gates of Hudson Pr...
Police brutality case settled for $50K
Photographer alleged he was beaten by cops in 2013
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
A photography student at the School of Visual Arts in New York, Rene Berdugo, alleged in 2013 that West New York police punched and kicked him after he refused to show them identification while pho...
Walk and donate for suicide prevention
Families and friends gather this weekend to raise awareness
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
Families and friends who lose someone to suicide often look for counselors or communities that understand what it’s like. Lifelong North Bergen residents Maria Sanchez and her daughter Jeanette, 26...
Police brutality case settled for $50K
Photographer alleged he was beaten by cops in 2013
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
A photography student at the School of Visual Arts in New York, Rene Berdugo, alleged in 2013 that West New York police punched and kicked him after he refused to show them identification while pho...
‘A lot of inspiration comes from Union City’
Art, handbags, t-shirts, music featured at festival
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Residents from all over admired, sold, or purchased art, clothing, and toys from other residents at the arts and music festival in Union City on Saturday, Sept. 12. Art lined the gates of Hudson Pr...
Walk and donate for suicide prevention
Families and friends gather this weekend to raise awareness
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
Families and friends who lose someone to suicide often look for counselors or communities that understand what it’s like. Lifelong North Bergen residents Maria Sanchez and her daughter Jeanette, 26...

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