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Train victim identified
Apr 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY – A man struck by a Hudson Bergen Light Rail train near Richard Street on April 17 has been identified by NJ Transit officials as John Minervini, 45, of Lyndhurst Minervini died after b...
Formula 1 race may still happen
Apr 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
WEEHAWKEN – According to Newswheel, Formula1 racing’s new owner, Liberty Media, is negotiating to bring a night race in 2019 to a circuit in Weehawken. Based on a report in the German Auto Motor Un...
Bayonne school district faculty downsized 40 percent, protests ensue
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Apr 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
BAYONNE – The Bayonne Board of Education (BBOED) voted for a 40 percent staff reduction at a meeting on Wednesday, April 26 in order to alleviate a $6 million budget deficit. Reductions include 261...
Marist school head: Too soon to know
Apr 26, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
BAYONNE – Some local news outlets are “over-reaching” and making “premature” assessments about the future of Marist High School, according to a school official. The school administration has been o...
Hoboken Trader Joe's to open May 19
Apr 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN –Trader Joe's newest location will officially open on Friday, May 19, at 9 a.m. at the corner of Fourteenth Street and Willow Avenue. Trader Joe's carries an array of domestic and imported ...

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Post office hotel a step closer
Also at meeting: Council authorizes PSE&G land swap
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
At Wednesday night’s whopping six-hour council meeting, The council approved a resolution for a land swap and new combined substation for PSE&G, a “traffic calming” plan in the town’s southwest are...
Hoboken High School’s newest play
‘Fortune’ tells riveting story about a woman you’ve never heard of
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
On Friday April 28 at 7 p.m., lights will dim, the audience will fall silent, and the curtain will go up at the Hoboken High School Auditorium for the staged reading of George Cameron Grant’s play ...
Unique businesses blossom here
Hudson County’s charms lure new companies, big and small
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Like a boom town in the Old West, Hudson County has seen a slew of big and boutique businesses flock here to take advantage of the location and amenities the area offers. “During the past three and...
Sounding off on the business district, and Shake Shack
Officials and Chamber of Commerce discuss making town more business friendly
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Members of the Hoboken City Council met with about 25 business owners on Wednesday, April 19 for a roundtable breakfast hosted by the city’s Chamber of Commerce, to discuss possibly expanding the c...
Bailing out on bail reform?
Local legislators seek to modify controversial law
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
When first implemented earlier this year, the New Jersey Bail Reform and Speedy Trial Act was designed to eliminate bail for minor crimes and reduce the state’s jail population. But a few months af...
Order returns where violence reigned
Drive-by shooting leaves one dead and girl wounded
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Less than 12 hours after a 19-year-old Jersey City man was gunned down and a 10-year-old girl was critically wounded on Ocean Avenue on Easter Sunday, life seemed back to normal on the street—excep...
Superintendent runs through tunnel
Lincoln Tunnel challenge benefits Special Olympics
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
Weehawken Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Zywicki participated in the 31st annual Lincoln Tunnel 5K Challenge last Saturday. The challenge raises funds for the Special Olympics New Jersey, in ...
Tragedy in the Hudson
Bodies of two local men found in Weehawken Cove
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
Local residents are remembering two men from the area whose bodies were found floating in Weehawken Cove on Tuesday, April 4. According to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, on that date at 8 a...
Sowing seeds
New day care holds ribbon-cutting in Weehawken
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Now that development is burgeoning along the Weehawken waterfront, working parents need more options for where to place their kids. Starting this month, babies and toddlers have a new space to play...
Council swears in fireman who lost family on 9/11
Residents continue discussing birdhouse ordinance
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The Secaucus Volunteer Fire Department has a new member on its roster, and he comes from a family of firefighting heroes. Jared Wetter, 18, officially took the oath to join the force at the most re...
A math genius in Secaucus
Local student places in top 5 percent in national challenge
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Assimilating to a new country is seldom a simple task. One thing that has helped Chaoyi “Joey” Liang learn the language was his skill at crunching numbers. “Mathematics teaches English, so the voca...
Unique businesses blossom here
Hudson County’s charms lure new companies, big and small
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Like a boom town in the Old West, Hudson County has seen a slew of big and boutique businesses flock here to take advantage of the location and amenities the area offers. “During the past three and...
Leaders convene for criminal justice reform
Re-entry conference talks solutions
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Apr 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
“Full disclosure, I’m a former crack addict, heroin addict. I’m not ashamed of where I come from,” said Tracey Syphax, President and CEO of the real estate firm, Phax Group LLC at the Annual Prison...
Beautifying Broadway
Streetscapes coming to Bayonne
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Apr 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Art is coming to Bayonne, in the form of streetscapes, utility boxes, fire boxes, statues, and wall murals, from a variety of local artists in many locations, primarily in the Urban Enterprise Zone...
Wepner excited about the premiere of “Chuck”
Legendary Bayonne boxer’s life comes to silver screen
by Jim Hague
Apr 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Chuck Wepner is conducting an interview, no different than the thousands of others he has had to withstand during his now legendary boxing career. And in the animated interview, Wepner recalls one ...
Want new wheels?
North Bergen hopes to have bike sharing program in place by summer
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
North Bergen is preparing to join nearby cities like Hoboken and Jersey City in creating a program in which residents can pick up a bike on the street and rent it for a few minutes or more. _______...
Books and bunnies
North Bergen Public Library celebrates Easter with kids
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The Easter Bunny came out of its hiding place on April 13 to entertain kids at the library's Kennedy Branch. Not only did the young readers get to meet with the bunny, they also got to participate ...
Unique businesses blossom here
Hudson County’s charms lure new companies, big and small
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Like a boom town in the Old West, Hudson County has seen a slew of big and boutique businesses flock here to take advantage of the location and amenities the area offers. “During the past three and...
Tragedy in the Hudson
Bodies of two local men found in Weehawken Cove
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 255 255 recommendations | email to a friend
Local residents are remembering two men from the area whose bodies were found floating in Weehawken Cove on Tuesday, April 4. According to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, on that date at 8 a...
Still moving forward with light rail
NJ Transit takes positive view despite possible cuts
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 252 252 recommendations | email to a friend
NJ Transit still plans to push forward with seven new light rail stations in Hudson and Bergen Counties, even with possible federal transportation cuts under the Donald Trump administration. Last m...
Can I see your I.D.?
Drug-free group tests local liquors stores on sales to minors
Apr 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 256 256 recommendations | email to a friend
Over the last four years, the Hudson County Coalition for a Drug-Free Community (HCCDFC) has chosen a day, geared around a popular holiday or time of celebration/parties, to conduct a study on liqu...
Tragedy in the Hudson
Bodies of two local men found in Weehawken Cove
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 255 255 recommendations | email to a friend
Local residents are remembering two men from the area whose bodies were found floating in Weehawken Cove on Tuesday, April 4. According to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, on that date at 8 a...
Still moving forward with light rail
NJ Transit takes positive view despite possible cuts
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 252 252 recommendations | email to a friend
NJ Transit still plans to push forward with seven new light rail stations in Hudson and Bergen Counties, even with possible federal transportation cuts under the Donald Trump administration. Last m...
Can I see your I.D.?
Drug-free group tests local liquors stores on sales to minors
Apr 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 256 256 recommendations | email to a friend
Over the last four years, the Hudson County Coalition for a Drug-Free Community (HCCDFC) has chosen a day, geared around a popular holiday or time of celebration/parties, to conduct a study on liqu...

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'Carrie Pilby' movie, based on local author's novel, will screen in Philadelphia on Sat, then premiere in theaters at end of month
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 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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