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Dead man found under pedestrian overpass
Jan 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
BAYONNE – Bayonne Police are investigating the cause of death of a man found under a pedestrian bridge on the city’s east side on Thursday, Jan. 29. According to Capt. Robert Geisler, the body was ...
Not a blizzard, but...area may see significant snow Monday
Jan 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
HUDSON COUNTY -- As of Friday, Accuweather predicted our area could get 6-10 inches of snow on Monday. The prediction for snow on Monday has been consistent for a few days, unlike some of the other...
Fulop and Sweeney in NJBIZ top ten
Jan 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY -- What could be a foreshadowing of the next gubernatorial race, NJBiz has Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop as number 10 in its top 100 most powerful people in the state. State Senate Pre...
Stars from Wicked, Xanadu, In the Heights, Rent, Rock of Ages, and more unite for High Tech fundraiser
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
A selection of Broadway stars will perform at a special benefit concert to help raise money for HT Musical Theatre, a performing arts group at High Tech High School – a public high school accepting...
Hindus seek Diwali holiday in New Jersey schools
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
STATEWIDE -- Hindus are urging New Jersey public and private schools with a significant number of Hindu students to include Diwali, the most popular Hindu holy day, as a school holiday in their 201...

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Welcome to NoVHo!
Neighborhood North of the Viaduct in Hoboken bustles with food, theater, life
by Caren Matzner
Reporter Editor
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Now that the multimillion dollar renovation of the 14th Street Viaduct in northern Hoboken is complete, various restaurants and businesses with hip amenities have opened just north of the historic ...
‘Grease’ is the word
Hoboken High School back in big way with spring musical
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s no surprise to hear the actors and actresses in “Grease,” the newest musical production of the Hoboken Junior Senior High School Theater Company, say they identify with the characters they pla...
Mountains of mutz
Biancamano, Vito’s win again at 2015 Mutzfest
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The third annual Hoboken Mutzfest saw no change in the top prize-winners, with M&P Biancamano winning the people’s choice award for best mozzarella for the third straight year and Vito’s Deli winni...
A bit of immortality?
Controversy erupts when city names The 100 Steps after former councilman
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
After listening to pleas from the community to do otherwise, the City Council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance renaming the rebuilt 100 Steps after former Ward D Councilman Bill Gaughan. T...
The storm that almost didn’t happen
City took aggressive action after blizzard predictions became dire
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Twenty years from now, if you try to tell your grandkids about how you survived Winter Storm Juno, they’re going to wonder what you’re talking about. Although the snowstorm had significant impact o...
A fun time at the ball
Art House Production hosted ninth annual Snow Ball
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
“For me, the highlight of this year’s Snow Ball was to see so many of Art House’s supporters come out to our new location in Journal Square,” said Christine Goodman, executive director of Art House...
Conspiracy, or serial killer?
Two theories offered on unsolved 1974 murder of NB teens
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
“I can still picture it in my mind all these years later, that moment when they opened the curtain,” said Nancy Pryor. “When I saw the body, she had been gone a couple of days and had been beaten. ...
Can swapping save the planet?
In one local town, a clever recycling idea
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
“I like the whole idea of meeting your neighbors,” said Secaucus resident Goethy Revollo. “And also ‘reduce, reuse, recycle.’” The “three Rs” are the watchwords of the Secaucus Swappies, a group es...
WEEHAWKEN BRIEFS
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Do you own an item of Weehawken history? The Weehawken Historical Commission, now located at the VFW building at 309 Park Ave., is seeking donations of Weehawken memorabilia of historical significa...
Controversial move: School election moved to Nov.
Public loses right to vote on school budget
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The resolution that raised all the ruckus was tucked away on page six out of seven on the agenda for the Secaucus Board of Education meeting on Thursday, Jan. 22. Finance Committee Resolution R3.9 ...
50 feet of ‘Alice’
Lewis Carroll’s children’s classic gets reboot in interactive classes
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
When the seventh-grade students at Secaucus Middle School walk through the door of their language arts class, they know they’re in for more than just a conventional reading lesson. As they take the...
‘The good of people showed through’
Outpouring of support from Hudson County after Edgewater fire
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Officials have determined that the massive fire that consumed the Avalon housing complex in Edgewater two weeks ago was started accidentally by maintenance workers using a torch to make plumbing re...
County investigating deaths
Mother and daughter found dead in home
by By Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Law enforcement officials were investigating the deaths of a 35-year-old mother and her 19-year-old daughter whose bodies were found in a West 10th Street home on Jan. 27, according to a press rele...
Brother, can you spare some millions
Battle between mayor and board of education escalates
by By Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The he said/he said continues. Mayor James Davis spoke during the public portion of the city council meeting on Jan. 21, addressing an ongoing battle between his administration and that of the Bayo...
Officer arrested and charged with excessive force
Newark federal grand jury returns indictment
by By Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
A city police officer was arrested on Friday, Jan. 23 and charged with allegedly violating a defendant’s civil rights by using excessive force during a 2013 arrest, as well as allegedly falsifying ...
Braddock Park 2.0
New soccer fields and veterans’ memorial to replace ‘dustbowl’
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
“It was planned to be a cute place where overflow soccer people could come in and play. And what it became was kind of a nightmare for the neighborhood.” North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco made thos...
‘The good of people showed through’
Outpouring of support from Hudson County after Edgewater fire
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Officials have determined that the massive fire that consumed the Avalon housing complex in Edgewater two weeks ago was started accidentally by maintenance workers using a torch to make plumbing re...
‘On a mission from God’
Bayonne man finds, rescues isolated 80-year-old gravestone from Meadowlands
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Fluke season had just begun, and Bruce Dillin of Bayonne was scouting the Hackensack River across from Laurel Hill Park in Secaucus for a spot to trap killie fish he could use as bait. “I remember ...
Hair-razing sacrifice
Two Union City sisters shear locks for charity
by Joanne Hoersch
Reporter Correspondent
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Emily and Angelina Mathew, aged 7 and 6, have a lot in common – a sense of fun, and high energy, loving parents. They also once had long, luxuriant black hair. But recently their mother, Lesley Pal...
Can swapping save the planet?
In one local town, a clever recycling idea
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
“I like the whole idea of meeting your neighbors,” said Secaucus resident Goethy Revollo. “And also ‘reduce, reuse, recycle.’” The “three Rs” are the watchwords of the Secaucus Swappies, a group es...
BRIEFS
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Super Bowl prep tip: check your TV so it won’t fall on a child Every 45 minutes in the United States, a child is rushed to the emergency room for injuries caused by television sets that are not app...
Zoning battle on Boulevard East
Public comments on 13-story building in three-story zone
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
In a marathon Jan. 22 Zoning Board meeting that lasted about four hours, advocates and opponents of the 13-story Meridia Le Boulevard high-rise apartment complex debated its potential impact. It wa...
Can swapping save the planet?
In one local town, a clever recycling idea
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
“I like the whole idea of meeting your neighbors,” said Secaucus resident Goethy Revollo. “And also ‘reduce, reuse, recycle.’” The “three Rs” are the watchwords of the Secaucus Swappies, a group es...
BRIEFS
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Super Bowl prep tip: check your TV so it won’t fall on a child Every 45 minutes in the United States, a child is rushed to the emergency room for injuries caused by television sets that are not app...

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