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Businesses blast Washington Street redesign plan, ask city to nix bike lanes that would take up street space
Feb 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN – During a contentious meeting Friday morning in the basement of City Hall, as many as 50 business owners and community stakeholders blasted a plan from the city to redesign Washington Stre...
Drone crashes into Empire State building
Feb 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY -- A Jersey City man could face federal as well as other charges resulting from allegedly flying a drone accidentally into the Empire State Building on Feb. 4. According to media report...
New Jersey Devils, Martin Brodeur help launch sports photo contest
Feb 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
On the eve of his No. 30 jersey retirement ceremony at Prudential Center, legendary goaltender Martin Brodeur, along with the New Jersey Devils, the City of Jersey City, the Jersey City School Dist...
City to set up office on diversity
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JERSEY CITY -- Seeking to implement the recommendations of a report on diversity in Jersey City, Mayor Steven Fulop is asking the City Council to introduce an ordinance that would create a new offi...
Obituary points to identity of 51-year-old man who died in Hoboken, authorities still mum
Feb 04, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN – Multiple calls and emails to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office have not yielded any new information after a 51-year-old man was found dead of a gunshot wound in his Grand Street home ...

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Snow now? Tow. Plow
City tries new ways to respond to record-setting blizzard
by Steven Rodas
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 31, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Hoboken moved quickly last week to clear snow from the main streets after a blizzard raged throughout the day Saturday, dumping a surprising 26 inches of snow. Plows pushed the white stuff onto the...
Western edge development continues
‘The Vine’ opens with a public park, is steps from light rail
by Steven Rodas
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
The opening of The Vine at 900 Monroe St. this past week serves as a significant step in realizing Hoboken’s vision for its western edge. The new 11-story, 135-unit rental residence is nestled in a...
Into the blizzard, then gone…
Questions linger after 24-year-old found dead in Hudson River
by Steven Rodas
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Before last Saturday, Jan. 23, Matthew Genovese was just one of the many twentysomething Hoboken residents who could be found heading to catch a bus or meet some friends for dinner. But by the foll...
Turn it into park, or railroad?
Council again seeks to take over Sixth Street Embankment
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Following a legal challenge, the Jersey City Council voted for a second time on Jan. 13 to adopt an ordinance to fund the purchase of an old railroad embankment to run a new rail line there. The is...
Snowed in
Blizzard dumps a surprising amount of white stuff
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Throughout the weekend of Saturday’s blizzard, residents in Jersey City got robocall updates from Mayor Steven Fulop’s administration on the progress city workers were making in dealing with the he...
‘Drone academy’ for JC students
Board of Education discusses new programs, talks about heat in schools
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Five Jersey City schools will participate in a new program for the study of drone technology. A drone is a small remote controlled flying device that can be used for a number of tasks. The new prog...
The ‘Power List’
The Reporter’s annual movers and shakers for 2016
by Hudson Reporter staff
Jan 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 146 146 recommendations | email to a friend
The status of Hudson County’s most powerful people rises and falls from year to year. Some are more relevant one year and less so the next. Influence can mean different things, not only political p...
Alleged animal abuser goes on the lam
More than 50 pets rescued from nearby house of horrors
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jan 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 147 147 recommendations | email to a friend
A warrant has been issued for Juan Perez, 58, of Hillcrest Avenue in North Bergen, who faces 68 counts of animal cruelty after authorities found dozens of cats and dogs living in unspeakable condit...
From ‘Jungles’ to ‘Village’
Box found in closet reveals fascinating history of federally constructed North Bergen neighborhood
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jan 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 144 144 recommendations | email to a friend
First in a three-part series Long before there was a Meadowview Village, that particular section of North Bergen was officially called East New Durham. Unofficially, however, it went by a much more...
Weathering the storm
Secaucus gets through Jonas with flying colors
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
“I couldn’t have been more happy,” said Mayor Michael Gonnelli about how Secaucus fared after Winter Storm Jonas dumped an estimated 27-plus inches of snow on the town. “We had an awesome plan in p...
Acts of bravery
Police officers cited at Valor Awards Ceremony
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Winter Storm Jonas was mere hours away but that didn’t keep a crowd from gathering inside the Arthur F. Couch Performing Arts Center on Friday, Jan. 22 for the Secaucus Police Department’s Valor Aw...
Bullied to death
Students and parents attend presentations on anti-bullying and suicide prevention
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jan 31, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Ryan Halligan was 13 years old when he killed himself on Oct. 7, 2003 after being the victim of persistent bullying and cyber-bullying. His father, John Halligan, subsequently became a strong advoc...
Floodgates open at Board of Education
Thirteen residents apply for two one-year Board of Trustee seats
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The Bayonne Board of Education is once again top of mind, as 13 people applied for two vacant board of trustee seats by the deadline last week. Both of the seats are for an interim basis, finishing...
Jumping in head first
New education board president has his work cut out for him, but is positive about schools’ future
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
New Bayonne Board of Education President Joseph Broderick knows he has his hands full with a majority board of new school trustees and myriad issues affecting the Bayonne district over the upcoming...
From wheels to rentals
New residential structure could rise on Avenue B and 44th Street in less than two years
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The site of an unused auto mechanic shop at the northeast corner of 44th Street and Avenue B may soon blossom into a 24-unit boutique luxury apartment complex. George Georgiadis of Soli Development...
‘Four trillion tons of snow’
North Bergen DPW clears streets after record-breaking blizzard
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
By 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sarai Colon had already put in more than 12 hours straight, working more than 42 hours in three days – and her crew still had half a dozen blocks to clear before calling it qu...
Honoring those who served
New veterans’ memorial dedicated in Braddock Park
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Residents gained an attractive park within a park with the official opening of a new $1.1 million veterans’ memorial at the north end of James J. Braddock North Hudson Park on Thursday, Jan. 21. “P...
Smack surges in Hudson County
White-collar heroin users on the rise
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Shirley, 35, of Jersey City was an only child, born into a home with a mother who was “an active addict, a violent alcoholic,” she said in a recent interview. She was molested by an aunt’s friend w...
The ‘Power List’
The Reporter’s annual movers and shakers for 2016
by Hudson Reporter staff
Jan 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 146 146 recommendations | email to a friend
The status of Hudson County’s most powerful people rises and falls from year to year. Some are more relevant one year and less so the next. Influence can mean different things, not only political p...
Alleged animal abuser goes on the lam
More than 50 pets rescued from nearby house of horrors
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jan 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 147 147 recommendations | email to a friend
A warrant has been issued for Juan Perez, 58, of Hillcrest Avenue in North Bergen, who faces 68 counts of animal cruelty after authorities found dozens of cats and dogs living in unspeakable condit...
From ‘Jungles’ to ‘Village’
Box found in closet reveals fascinating history of federally constructed North Bergen neighborhood
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jan 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 144 144 recommendations | email to a friend
First in a three-part series Long before there was a Meadowview Village, that particular section of North Bergen was officially called East New Durham. Unofficially, however, it went by a much more...
Alleged animal abuser goes on the lam
More than 50 pets rescued from nearby house of horrors
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jan 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
A warrant has been issued for Juan Perez, 58, of Hillcrest Avenue in North Bergen, who faces 68 counts of animal cruelty after authorities found dozens of cats and dogs living in unspeakable condit...
The ‘Power List’
The Reporter’s annual movers and shakers for 2016
by Hudson Reporter staff
Jan 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The status of Hudson County’s most powerful people rises and falls from year to year. Some are more relevant one year and less so the next. Influence can mean different things, not only political p...
From ‘Jungles’ to ‘Village’
Box found in closet reveals fascinating history of federally constructed North Bergen neighborhood
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jan 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 144 144 recommendations | email to a friend
First in a three-part series Long before there was a Meadowview Village, that particular section of North Bergen was officially called East New Durham. Unofficially, however, it went by a much more...

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