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Zoning Board Meeting moved to Nicholas Oresko School
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
BAYONNE - In anticipation of a large crowd, the Bayonne Zoning Board has moved its January 23 meeting to Nicholas Oresko School on 23 East 24th Street. The board, which will vote on a final major s...
Bayonne City employees not reinstated after layoffs
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
BAYONNE -- The state Civil Service Commission has decided not to reverse the layoffs of three former Bayonne City employees. On Jan.18, Andrew Casais, chief of staff for Mayor James Davis, said in ...
Secaucus Police apprehend alleged burglar
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
SECAUCUS – Secaucus police have apprehended a man wanted for a burglary last month, according to a press release from the department. On Dec 16, Donald R. Mormando Jr., 36, allegedly burglarized a ...
Truck releasing pungent chemical vapors causes panic
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
BAYONNE – Two elementary schools were evacuated on the afternoon of January 17 after a passing truck leaking vapors of the highly pungent chemical, Ethyl Acrylate, was passing through the area, acc...
Displaced Union City fire victims get assistance from city
Jan 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
UNION CITY -- Union City is assisting two families displaced by a fire that happened Friday, January 13. “My staff and I met with the fire victims this morning to address any needs or concerns they...

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What’s happening at the YMCA?
Seven years since facility closed suddenly, board seeks suggestions
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
At the corner of 13th and Washington streets, the city’s former YMCA, once humming with tenants of the building and with city residents working exercising, waits silently as members of its board de...
Rockin’ Redwings to head to DC
Marching band invited to Memorial Day Parade; needs 10K
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
This May 29, roughly 50 Hoboken students will march in the nation’s capital for the National Memorial Day Parade, as long as they raise the money for the invitation-only event. The televised parade...
Local theater company nominated for award
The musical, the company, and the woman behind the scenes
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hoboken Children’s Theater company is up for an award for Best Children’s Theater/Family Theater Production in New Jersey from BroadwayWorld.com for their musical “The Ballad Of Janis Matthews ...
Federal probe of police continues
Jersey City restricts duties of 11 police officers
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
After more than a year of investigation that included intensive surveillance, Jersey City has placed 11 police officers on restricted duty, pending the outcome of a federal probe into allegations t...
Fulop introduces running mates
But candidates in wards he needs to win are still in the works
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Mayor Steven Fulop announced a partial ticket of City Council running mates last week, officially kicking off what many predict could be the most wide-open municipal election since the early 1990s....
A change at the top
Board of Education reorganizes
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
In a move that will likely have an impact in the municipal election later this year, the Jersey City Board of Education welcomed four new members and named a new president and vice president at its...
Innovative pier design wins award
Also at council meeting: Young baseball players honored, new police officer
by Marguerite Masse
Reporter Correspondent
Jan 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Weehawken Township has received a first place award from the New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers (NJSME) for the design of the Weehawken Recreational Pier recently. The $3.1 million pier was ...
Your neighbors’ resolutions
Residents tell their goals for 2017
by Reporter Staff
Jan 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
The new year is an opportunity to rethink your habits, so residents of our towns (and their dogs) stopped to chat with us last week about their goals for 2017.
Fighting to let transgender youth into Cub Scouts
Statewide group starts petition drive to help Secaucus 8-year-old
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Joe Maldonado, 8, was having the time of his life when he joined Cub Scout Pack 87 in Secaucus last year. He felt natural, playing with other boys. The fact that he was born biologically female, bu...
Fighting to let transgender youth into Cub Scouts
Statewide group plans next step to help Secaucus 8-year-old
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Joe Maldonado, 8, was having the time of his life when he joined Cub Scout Pack 87 in Secaucus last year. He felt natural, playing with other boys. The fact that he was born biologically female, bu...
Get on your feet
Longtime crossing guards honored at Secaucus council meeting
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
A ceremony honoring longtime crossing guards was the highlight at the Jan 10 Secaucus Town Council meeting. Mayor Michael Gonnelli offered awards to three longtime school crossing guards, who have ...
Group expands to help needy people who need legal aid
Moves from Hoboken to new digs near Journal Square
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
For those familiar with the classic movie “On the Waterfront,” they know the basement of St. Peter & Paul Church in Hoboken was originally a meeting place of people attempting to reform the crime-r...
Who says youth are apathetic?
Student council takes over city hall
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The Henry E. Harris Student Council held a meeting at the official council chambers at city hall on Thursday, January 12, as part of a weeklong series in which Mayor James Davis hosts council sessi...
First steps to solving sewage problem
Bayonne joins environmental committee
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Outdated, dirty, and often smelly combined sewage systems have been the bane of public works departments for decades. Now that regulations are catching up to popular environmental opinion, and comm...
Brick row house designated historic site
Historical Society hoping for another historic district
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Bayonne’s rich history is both celebrated and preserved by the Bayonne Historical Society. Since the Historical Preservation Ordinance was introduced in 1999, the historical society has had the gre...
Bus stop made permanent
Commissioners also pass agreement with Guttenberg for truck
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
North Bergen’s Board of Commissioners passed a resolution at their meeting on Wednesday to turn a “courtesy” bus stop at Bergen Turnpike and 37th Street into an official one. That means it will get...
Seventy is the new 20
Seminars will teach seniors how to keep having a full, healthy life
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
When a person enters the years of senior citizen discount lunches, BINGO games, and reminiscing about “the good old days,” it’s easy to believe their most active times are behind them. But the town...
Don’t fall for it
County register warns against deed procurement scam
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
It isn’t illegal for a company to offer to get your important property deed records for a jacked-up cost. But it’s a whole lot cheaper for you to just go to the county register and get one for just...
Your neighbors’ resolutions
Residents tell their goals for 2017
by Reporter Staff
Jan 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 157 157 recommendations | email to a friend
The new year is an opportunity to rethink your habits, so residents of our towns (and their dogs) stopped to chat with us last week about their goals for 2017.
Motorcycle-loving cop remembered
Union City officer unexpectedly died at home
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 155 155 recommendations | email to a friend
If anyone wanted a prime example of what the Union City Police Department seeks in its officers, perhaps few exemplified the standards better than Ricardo “Ricky” Fernandez. The 24-year veteran, wh...
Fighting to let transgender youth into Cub Scouts
Statewide group starts petition drive to help Secaucus 8-year-old
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 154 154 recommendations | email to a friend
Joe Maldonado, 8, was having the time of his life when he joined Cub Scout Pack 87 in Secaucus last year. He felt natural, playing with other boys. The fact that he was born biologically female, bu...
Your neighbors’ resolutions
Residents tell their goals for 2017
by Reporter Staff
Jan 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 157 157 recommendations | email to a friend
The new year is an opportunity to rethink your habits, so residents of our towns (and their dogs) stopped to chat with us last week about their goals for 2017.
Motorcycle-loving cop remembered
Union City officer unexpectedly died at home
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 155 155 recommendations | email to a friend
If anyone wanted a prime example of what the Union City Police Department seeks in its officers, perhaps few exemplified the standards better than Ricardo “Ricky” Fernandez. The 24-year veteran, wh...
Fighting to let transgender youth into Cub Scouts
Statewide group starts petition drive to help Secaucus 8-year-old
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 154 154 recommendations | email to a friend
Joe Maldonado, 8, was having the time of his life when he joined Cub Scout Pack 87 in Secaucus last year. He felt natural, playing with other boys. The fact that he was born biologically female, bu...

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