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Bayonne Chamber of Commerce holding wine pairing event
May 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
BAYONNE – The public is invited to the Bayonne Chamber of Commerce’s 2nd Wine Pairing Event on Thursday, May 28 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Bayonne Community Museum, 229 Broadway. “We invite our Bay...
Hard Rock Casino Meadowlands a possibility
May 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
MEADOWLANDS – Hard Rock International and Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment will hold a press conference on Wednesday, June 3 to announce their vision of potentially constructing a Hard Rock Casin...
Bayonne Relay for Life puts out call for participants
May 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
BAYONNE – The city’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life fundraiser is being held from Friday, May 29 at 6 p.m. through Saturday, May 30 at 7 a.m. and officials are asking for the public’s help ...
Countdown to Hudson County Heart Walk
May 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY -- More than 2,000 residents, family members, company employees and survivors of heart disease and stroke from throughout Hudson County are expected to walk in the American Heart Associ...
Missing teen urgently needs medical attention
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Angelo Ponce, a missing teenager from Long Island, needs medical attention, sources said. He may be in the New York City area. If you see Angelo, please call the number on the flier.

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Council passes $108.4M budget
City tax rate stays flat, but county taxes set to jump; SW Park pushed back
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
May 24, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hoboken City Council approved a $108.4 million budget with no city tax rate increase for the 2015 calendar year at its Wednesday, May 20 meeting. The total budget is down almost 2 percent from ...
Can city make it easier to start and run a business?
Zimmer addresses concerns from local professionals about zoning holdup, traffic
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
May 24, 2015 | 7 7 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
In a wide-ranging talk with members of the city’s business community at a Hoboken Chamber of Commerce breakfast this past Tuesday, Mayor Dawn Zimmer addressed a number of concerns and cited initiat...
Chapter one
Hoboken welcomes new indie book store
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
It still takes a dreamer to open a bookstore—or in the case of Little City Books, Hoboken’s first independent first-run bookstore since 1995, three dreamers. Even in a city made up of 74 percent co...
Let’s roll!
‘Bike JC’ kicks off sixth annual bicycle tour and festival
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Bikes will fill the local streets on June 7 when the annual Jersey City Ward Tour & Festival returns for its sixth year and celebrates the growth of bike culture in the state’s second-largest city....
Uncommon valor
200 Club of Hudson County pays tribute to first responders
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
While the men and women who work as firefighters, police officers, or emergency medical technicians generally do so without fanfare, those who have shown exceptional dedication to duty get their da...
Neighbor against neighbor
Residents expected to battle over Westside historic district
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Residents of the West Side are likely to clash at the May 27 City Council meeting over whether a historic zone should be set up in portions of Ward B and Ward F. A controversial ordinance, schedule...
WWII vet, 88, to lead parade on Monday
Weehawken’s Irizarry will honors his fellow Seabees
by Asondra R. Hunter
Reporter Correspondent
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Until recently, Weehawken Navy veteran Ralph Irizarry, 88, expected that on Memorial Day he’d stay home with his family or head to a local cemetery to put a flag on an unknown soldier’s grave. Neve...
Why do hospitals go broke?
CarePoint asks for a fair rate of insurance reimbursement
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
If you own or operate an urban hospital, you aren’t likely to survive long under the system of insurance reimbursement that currently exists. This is one of the main reasons that hospitals, particu...
WEEHAWKEN BRIEFS
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Palisades Medical Center honored for care of heart failure and stroke The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association have recognized Palisades Medical Center (PMC) in North Bergen with ...
Residents raise money for Nepali earthquake relief
Secaucus event on May 31 will feature food, music
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Secaucus resident Dorjee Sherpa’s parents came from the Khumbu Valley, where Mount Everest is located. “There’s no airport nearby,” said Dorjee, who was born in Kathmandu and moved to the U.S. in 1...
Secaucus starts celebration early
Annual Memorial Day Parade brings out the crowds
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Memorial Day may not be until May 25, but Secaucus got a jump on the festivities with an early parade on Saturday, May 16. Starting at noon, the annual Secaucus Memorial Day Parade stretched as far...
Exceptional people of Secaucus
Program aids adults with special needs
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
It was an exceptional day for the Exceptional People of Secaucus. On Monday, May 11 the group took a trip downtown to Georgie’s Yogurt and Waffle Caffe, where they were treated to delicious free de...
A heated debate
Candidates clash for 31st Assembly District clash
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
In what turned out to be a minefield for candidates backed by the Hudson County Democratic Organization, six Democrats and one Republican engaged in a lively and sometimes raucous debate at Lincoln...
Help needed to fight cancer
Bayonne Relay for Life seeks participants, donations
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Provident Bank executive Gail Godesky is on a mission. She wants the 2015 American Cancer Society (ACS) Bayonne Relay for Life at DiDomenico-16th Street Park this weekend to be as successful as the...
Not playing bridge
Downtown residents still miffed about noise, air quality, congested streets
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The Bayonne Bridge Raise the Roadway project is still a source of concern for a number of downtown residents, and some spoke at a special update meeting on May 19 hosted by Mayor James Davis and th...
Sacco begins seventh term as mayor
Team sworn in among crowd of officials, well-wishers
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Nicholas Sacco is the mayor of North Bergen – not big news after 24 years in the role, but it’s official again as of May 19. That’s when he took the oath of office for the seventh time (the ninth l...
NB savors ‘A Taste of India’
Library brings popular culture and cuisine series to downtown location
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
About 500 people attended the grand festivities at the North Bergen Free Public Library’s Kennedy Branch on Saturday, May 9 when the town and library hosted “A Taste of India.” In India, the holida...
Girls softball season underway in Guttenberg
First pitch thrown at ball field in Braddock Park
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Play ball! The girls’ softball league in Guttenberg opened its season last month with a grand opening at the ball field at the intersection of Palisade and Woodcliff avenues in James J. Braddock No...
Moody’s downgrades UC’s rating for borrowing money
But Stack expects rating to go back up; says city has development on horizon
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Union City Mayor Brian Stack said he is confident his administration can improve its financial footing after credit rating agency Moody’s Investor Service downgraded its assessment of the city’s mu...
Why do hospitals go broke?
CarePoint asks for a fair rate of insurance reimbursement
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
If you own or operate an urban hospital, you aren’t likely to survive long under the system of insurance reimbursement that currently exists. This is one of the main reasons that hospitals, particu...
‘A glorious day’
St. Augustine Schools kids celebrate first communion
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
On Sunday May 17, Saint Augustine School, Union City second graders and other children celebrated their First Communion. Afterward, children and parents celebrated in the school gym and sang songs ...
WNY goals: Parking, vets’ housing
Roque begins second term as mayor
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Mayor Felix Roque was sworn into office for a second term last week, after his fellow West New York commissioners took their oaths and reorganized. In West New York’s form of government, voters ele...
Why do hospitals go broke?
CarePoint asks for a fair rate of insurance reimbursement
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
If you own or operate an urban hospital, you aren’t likely to survive long under the system of insurance reimbursement that currently exists. This is one of the main reasons that hospitals, particu...
‘A glorious day’
St. Augustine Schools kids celebrate first communion
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
On Sunday May 17, Saint Augustine School, Union City second graders and other children celebrated their First Communion. Afterward, children and parents celebrated in the school gym and sang songs ...

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