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September will be busy at the Jersey City Free Public Library
Aug 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY – A very full menu of programs and events is planned for September at the Jersey City Free Public Library. The library’s 8th annual book festival, “Tales of Our Cities 2016,” gets under...
Hoboken Junior Senior High School will get separate names, deans
Aug 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN -- A letter sent to parents in the Hoboken School District by Superintendent Dr. Christine Johnson on Aug. 19 said that the Hoboken Junior Senior High school on Ninth and Clinton streets wi...
‘American Dream’ gets a $1B bonding boost, sales tax break
Aug 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
LYNDHURST — The troubled American Dream Meadowlands mall, where work halted in April due to a financing shortfall, may begin moving next month towards eventual completion, thanks to a decision Thur...
North Bergen cooling centers open Aug. 26 to Aug. 31
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTH BERGEN -- North Bergen's three designated cooling centers will be open this week due to the forecasted high temperatures. The centers will be available from Friday, Aug. 26 through Wednesday,...
Grimaldi’s Pizza to close one of its two Hoboken locations
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN -- Grimaldi's Coal Brick Oven at 133 Clinton St. in Hoboken will close at the end of August, after being at the spot for 22 years. It will keep its second location, on higher-trafficked Was...

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$40,000 in fines over a sign
Hair salon owner pledges to fight zoning penalties
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Aug 28, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Over the last three years, a local hair salon at 80 Park Ave. has been battling City Hall over a cloth sign on a pole outside – and has racked up $40,000 in fines as a result. The 13-year-old estab...
Olympic bronze medalist returns
Homecoming celebration for fencer Damgara Wozniak
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Aug 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
After winning a bronze medal in the summer Olympics in Rio DeJaniero, Hoboken resident Dagmara Wozniak returned to a celebration on Tuesday at the W Hotel Living Room. Wozniak, who has lived here f...
No kids? Then you can’t come in
Adults, older teens not allowed in county kiddie playgrounds without children
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 28, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Because a “creepy” man reportedly entered the playground area of Lincoln Park in Jersey City and took pictures of children there recently, the Hudson County Board of Freeholders has moved to ban ad...
Back to the books
Public schools open in Jersey City on Sept. 8
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The first day of school, Thursday, Sept. 8, might be the end of summer for Jersey City’s public school students, but it’s a new beginning for the district. Schools Superintendent Dr. Marcia Lyles s...
A visit from the departed
Local novelist’s short play appears in a NY festival
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
When he converted one of his short stories into a play, what surprised Alfred C. Martino most was the pain he felt even decades after the real-life event that inspired the story. Although the story...
Reporter on Vacation
Take a photo with your newspaper and send it in!
Aug 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
If you’re going on vacation or just hanging out locally, take a photo with any Reporter newspaper, including the Bayonne Community News, and send it to us! We’d love to print it and show your neigh...
One computer per kid, and taking care of trout
Superintendent tells what’s ahead for 2016-2017 school year
by Hannington Dia
Reporter correspondent
Aug 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
In an interview last week, Weehawken Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Zywicki talked about his plans to bring the public schools into the 21st century and beyond this year, including making sur...
‘Broadway on the Hudson’ coming to waterfront
Weehawken ‘Wicked’ star and other award-winning stage performers to appear
Aug 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The Summer Concerts on the Hudson series, organized by the Hudson Riverfront Performing Arts Center, will conclude the summer season with “Broadway On the Hudson,” a one-night-only celebration of t...
Waterfront milestone achieved
Pershing Park in Weehawken wins NJBIA ‘New Good Neighbor’ award
Aug 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Pershing Park, Roseland’s $9.5 million linear waterfront park and recreational facility in the Port Imperial development in Weehawken, has been honored by the New Jersey Business & Industry Associa...
Mayor returns to council meeting
Sept. 11 ceremony announced; town administrator says he’ll resign to take new job
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Aug 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Mayor Michael Gonnelli attended Tuesday’s Secaucus Town Council meeting, the first since he suffered from a stroke in his home on June 8. Various attendees said they were glad to have him back at w...
What’s new at school?
Principals, parents excited about upcoming year
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Aug 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Secaucus public school students go back to class on Thursday, Sept. 8. That day and Friday Sept. 9, are half days for all students. Elementary students can expect new classrooms, and the middle sch...
No kids? Then you can’t come in
Adults, older teens not allowed in county kiddie playgrounds without children
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Because a “creepy” man reportedly entered the playground area of Lincoln Park in Jersey City and took pictures of children there recently, the Hudson County Board of Freeholders has moved to ban ad...
Bayonne’s battle for animal control
Citizens have their say
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Aug 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
After last month’s vote by the Bayonne City Council to put the city’s animal control contract up for bid, two animal control services in the county are again vying for the contract. Liberty Humane ...
Future Port Authority revenue liquidated
City searches for sustainable revenue model
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Aug 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Earlier this month, the City of Bayonne finalized a deal with William Blair & Company, a Chicago-based securities firm, to liquidate future revenue from the sale of the southwestern portion of the ...
Bridgemen go out on top
Reinvention on the horizon
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Aug 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The beloved Bayonne Bridgemen are hanging up their horns. The corps played its penultimate performance in Allentown, PA, for the Drum Corps International (DCI) Eastern Classic on Saturday, August 6...
Police talk down potential jumper
Takes three hours to coax man back inside Galaxy Towers
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Aug 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
It took several hours, but heroic emergency responders from more than four agencies were able to coax a distraught 44-year-old man back inside from the roof of the tall Galaxy Towers condo building...
Short-term (Airbnb type) rentals prohibited
Council also announces 9/11 ceremony, discusses how to memorialize vets
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Aug 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Residents who want to rent out their condos or rooms with websites like Airbnb will face restrictions now that the North Bergen Board of Commissioners has adopted an ordinance banning short-term re...
Happy birthday, seniors!
Monthly celebrations with friends, cake
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Aug 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Miriam Corrales, a resident of the Guttenberg senior building on Boulevard East, celebrated her actual birthday on Aug. 10, but she enjoyed cake and good cheer with a handful of other seniors who h...
Union City’s stray cats star in book
NY woman talks about catching town’s felines in newly published memoir
Aug 21, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
Before living in Union City for 10 years, author of “To Catch a Cat” Heather Green lived and worked as a journalist in Manhattan. When visiting her boyfriend Matt Greer in Union City on weekends, s...
Pay attention behind the wheel
Proposed law would ban various types of distracted driving
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Aug 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalotti of Hudson County recently sponsored a bill that has been interpreted in some media outlets as banning drinking coffee, polishing your nails, or reading a newspape...
This is a test
Some high schools soar, others struggle with SATs
by Gianluca D’Elia
Reporter Correspondent
Aug 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
Last month, the state released the average SAT scores for each high school in the state for the 2014-2015 school year, allowing residents to compare how their district did on the standardized test,...
Splash and spray
WNY opens renovated pool, new play area
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter staff writer
Aug 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
“The children of West New York deserve the best, and we are happy to provide a safe, state-of-the-art spray park and kiddie pool,” Mayor Felix Roque said at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the newl...
Union City’s stray cats star in book
NY woman talks about catching town’s felines in newly published memoir
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Aug 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Before living in Union City for 10 years, author of “To Catch a Cat” Heather Green lived and worked as a journalist in Manhattan. When visiting her boyfriend Matt Greer in Union City on weekends, s...
Pay attention behind the wheel
Proposed law would ban various types of distracted driving
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Aug 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalotti of Hudson County recently sponsored a bill that has been interpreted in some media outlets as banning drinking coffee, polishing your nails, or reading a newspape...

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