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‘How Many Lives?’ documentary opens in Jersey City on June 21
Jun 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY – Directed by Duda Penteado and produced by Unshakeable Productions, “How Many Lives?” depicts numerous well-publicized episodes of gun violence, some that are local and deeply personal...
Woman dies in four-alarm fire
Jun 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
BAYONNE – A woman died in a four-alarm fire that consumed three buildings around 36th Street and Broadway at around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20. The cause of the fire, which took the Bayonne Fi...
Correction officer charged with allegedly smuggling contraband into jail
Jun 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY – County Corrections Officer Alex Almeida, 40, of Kearny, was arrested by members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Public Integrity - Internal Affairs Unit, for his alleged invo...
Pedestrian struck by light rail train in Hoboken
Jun 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN – A male bicyclist was struck by a southbound car of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail on Monday afternoon at the Paterson Avenue crossing near the Second Street station. Police Chief Kenneth Fe...
Secaucus medical marijuana dispensary granted permission to open
Jun 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
SECAUCUS –The state Department of Health has granted the Harmony Dispensary medical marijuana facility a permit to open, according to a press release. The dispensary opened Monday, June 18. It oper...

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How should Hoboken be developed?
Residents give suggestions for zoning changes
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 109 109 recommendations | email to a friend
Thirty-five residents attended a hearing on Monday to determine how the city should be developed over the next decade or so, including zoning laws changes and capital improvements. Twelve of those ...
A sight for Blue Eyes
Twelfth annual Sinatra Idol competition takes over waterfront
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
Seven years ago, Dan Lauzon had what he calls the best “accident” of his life. His friend asked him to sing at a showcase as legendary singer Frank Sinatra; the friend would portray Dean Martin, as...
County Democrats have a new leader
First woman wins chairmanship of political machine; beats Stack
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
In a stunning reversal of political fortune, powerful state Sen. and Union City Mayor Brian Stack lost his bid to become chairman of the Hudson County Democratic Organization – a longtime political...
Plastic, paper, or none of the above
City’s bag ban faces questions from the council
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
In a local bodega not far from City Hall in Jersey City, a store clerk puts a cup of coffee into a paper bag for the customer to take. The spilled liquid soaks through the bottom of the bag – forci...
County Democrats have a new leader
First woman wins chairmanship of political machine; beats Stack
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
In a stunning reversal of political fortune, powerful state Sen. and Union City Mayor Brian Stack lost his bid to become chairman of the Hudson County Democratic Organization – a longtime political...
109 years young
Resident came to Jersey City in 1920s, assembled radios
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
To celebrate her birthday on June 10, Mary Gibson came down to the community room at the Peace Care St. Joseph’s Facility in a wheelchair rather than her historic walker, but had lost none of her h...
Do over
After boat crash, students get new prom
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 294 294 recommendations | email to a friend
Weehawken High School students will get a second prom on June 10 after a yacht collision in the Hudson River prematurely ended their first one on May 24. A successful GoFundMe launched by district ...
More play
Hartz Mountain reopens public park by waterfront
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 258 258 recommendations | email to a friend
Developer Hartz Mountain, which built the Lincoln Harbor development on the town’s south waterfront, reopened North Park on June 1. The 2.5-acre public space now includes a tot lot, children’s play...
The living is easy
Thousands of residential units being built around Hudson County
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 319 319 recommendations | email to a friend
With dozens of new condo and apartment buildings rising or recent completed all over the county, it’s clear that residents want to take advantage of the area’s transportation, activities, parks, wa...
Games, food, and more
Ninth annual street fair returns
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 119 119 recommendations | email to a friend
An estimated 8,000 to 10,000 flocked to Secaucus for the annual Street Fair at Plaza Center from June 1 through 3. Susan Flanagan, the town's event coordinator, said she believes this year – the ni...
'Sue loved this town so much'
Secaucus dedicates OEM building to deceased councilwoman
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
Several years ago, 3rd Ward Councilman William McKeever found an injured bird in the Harmon Cove area of town. While he waited for an hour for animal control to come, fellow 3rd Ward Councilwoman S...
SECAUCUS BRIEFS
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
Secaucus plans multi-purpose indoor recreational facility on Meadowlands Parkway A new recreational facility on Meadowlands Parkway is in the works, according to Town Administrator Gary Jeffas. The...
Bayonne bounds forward
Progress fueled by development, open spaces, and transportation
Jun 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 184 184 recommendations | email to a friend
New buildings are bound to change the face of Bayonne, two of which will create a truly urban skyline and become landmarksto be seen from miles around: twin 22-story towers on North Street. Meanwhi...
Putting experience to the test
Councilman Gary La Pelusa to work for county parks department
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Jun 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 168 168 recommendations | email to a friend
Councilman Gary La Pelusa is coming off a blowout victory in the three-way Third Ward council race in May, where he won with 60 percent of the vote. His next step, other than continuing his service...
Signs of improvement
NJ Transit installs informative touchscreen kiosks
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Jun 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail is beginning to solve its signage problems by going big – screens, that is. Light rail stations at Exchange Place and Newport, as well as the Hoboken Terminal and Newar...
Lighting the way
Local police pass torch in Special Olympics event
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
Police from North Bergen, Union City, West New York, and Jersey City kicked off Special Olympics New Jersey's 35th annual Law Enforcement Torch Run June 8. This year marks the Olympics' 50th annive...
New high school to open in September
Countywide High Tech is on track, officials say
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
High Tech High School, a competitive countywide public school that draws from all towns, is on track to open at its new Secaucus campus in September of 2018, officials said last week at a dedicatio...
County Democrats have a new leader
First woman wins chairmanship of political machine; beats Stack
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
In a stunning reversal of political fortune, powerful state Sen. and Union City Mayor Brian Stack lost his bid to become chairman of the Hudson County Democratic Organization – a longtime political...
The living is easy
Thousands of residential units being built around Hudson County
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 319 319 recommendations | email to a friend
With dozens of new condo and apartment buildings rising or recent completed all over the county, it’s clear that residents want to take advantage of the area’s transportation, activities, parks, wa...
A whole new medical world
Hudson County hospitals reinvent themselves for the new reality
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 204 204 recommendations | email to a friend
Hospitals in Hudson County and elsewhere in New Jersey have faced serious challenges over the last decade, needing to reinvent themselves in order to survive in a new medical climate. Faced with in...
Business and commercial development
Companies plant their headquarters in Hudson County
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 251 251 recommendations | email to a friend
Hudson County has become the home for businesses large and small who take advantage of the area’s numerous transit options, river views, local housing, and amenities. Transportation doesn’t just mo...
The living is easy
Thousands of residential units being built around Hudson County
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 319 319 recommendations | email to a friend
With dozens of new condo and apartment buildings rising or recent completed all over the county, it’s clear that residents want to take advantage of the area’s transportation, activities, parks, wa...
A whole new medical world
Hudson County hospitals reinvent themselves for the new reality
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 204 204 recommendations | email to a friend
Hospitals in Hudson County and elsewhere in New Jersey have faced serious challenges over the last decade, needing to reinvent themselves in order to survive in a new medical climate. Faced with in...
Business and commercial development
Companies plant their headquarters in Hudson County
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 251 251 recommendations | email to a friend
Hudson County has become the home for businesses large and small who take advantage of the area’s numerous transit options, river views, local housing, and amenities. Transportation doesn’t just mo...

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