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Pulaski Skyway tclosed both directions for weekend
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY -- New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced that the Pulaski Skyway is scheduled to be closed in both directions this weekend to install deck panels, as the r...
Health Fair rescheduled again
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
BAYONNE - The Bayonne Health Fair was rescheduled for the third time due to extreme heat. Originally planned for July 8, it is now scheduled to take place Monday, September 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m...
Hoboken resident will compete in this year’s Olympic Games
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN -- Hoboken resident Dagmara Wozniak will represent the United States in the 2016 summer Olympic Games in Rio De Janiero. Wozniak will compete in the sabre fencing individual and team compet...
Jersey City mayor/NJ gov candidate Fulop handwrote a letter to get his now-fiancee to go out with him
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY – “When Steven met Jaclyn” has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? This weekend, Jersey City Mayor and future New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Steven Fulop will put a ring on the finger of...
Lending firm moves to Jersey City headquarters
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY – Small business lending firm World Business Lenders has left Manhattan for New Jersey, cutting the ribbon Wednesday on its new corporate headquarters in Jersey City atop the 33rd floor...

this week's news stories

A ‘tidal wave’ of toddlers
Hoboken, Jersey City schools rush to accommodate increase in population of young children
by Gianluca D’Elia
Reporter Correspondent
Jul 17, 2016 | 4 4 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
So many families with young children are staying in Jersey City and Hoboken nowadays that in the last 15 years, the number of kids under 5 in Hoboken has nearly tripled, and in Jersey City, a 2013 ...
‘The Feast’ is back – with batteries
A few changes for popular 106-year-old St. Ann’s Festival
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
One of Hoboken’s most popular and most traditional events is back again, running from Friday, July 22 through Tuesday, July 26. The 106-year-old St. Ann’s Italian Festival, known colloquially as “T...
How flood walls would work in Hoboken
Residents express concerns, get answers about federal anti-flood plans
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Roughly 100 residents came to a public meeting on Tuesday to talk about three possible anti-flooding proposals for Hoboken that would include building controversial walls to keep the water out. An ...
A ‘tidal wave’ of toddlers
Hoboken, Jersey City schools rush to accommodate increase in population of young children
by Gianluca D’Elia
Reporter Correspondent
Jul 17, 2016 | 4 4 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
So many families with young children are staying in Jersey City and Hoboken nowadays that in the last 15 years, the number of kids under 5 in Hoboken has nearly tripled, and in Jersey City, a 2013 ...
Body and soul
Maximum Motion offers more than just physical fitness
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Katherine Jeblick doesn’t call Maximum Motion a “gym” even though it has all the weights and exercise machines of a typical gym. For Jeblick, it is a fitness center, and not merely for the body. Wi...
A home for Jassmani, and others
Volunteers learn to advocate for neglected kids countywide
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Jul 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
In July of 2010, Natasha McNight-Henderson of Jersey City was 38 years old and finalizing her first adoption — a child whose mother had died and later ended up in a cousin’s custody, a frequent occ...
This is a test
Some high schools soar, others struggle with SATs
by Gianluca D’Elia
Reporter Correspondent
Jul 10, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 33 33 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,...
Legendary Persuasions coming to Summer Concerts on the Hudson
Free concert will be at Lincoln Harbor Park in Weehawken, July 13
Jul 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
The Persuasions can boast over five decades as one of the top vocal groups in the world and show no signs of slowing down. Fans from Tokyo to Harlem are in awe of how this extraordinary group can d...
Watery views
Residents can take Meadowlands pontoon boat, canoe tours
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority has begun this month offering pontoon boat and canoe tours of the Hackensack River, some embarking from Secaucus, that will run through Saturday, Sept. 17...
First torch run
Police, students run for Special Olympics
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Officers throughout Hudson County, including in Secaucus for the first time this year, ran and passed the Special Olympics Torch from city to city last month while residents cheered them on. The La...
What makes the Meadowlands?
Series of ‘green speakers’ educates residents about local environment
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
“I lived my whole life in Secaucus. It’s a perfect mix of urban and suburban areas,” said Courtney Lichtenberger, the environmental intern of the Secaucus Environmental Department, on Wednesday as ...
Non-profit teamwork
MedShare and Hindu temple send supplies overseas
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
“The next person to touch these gloves will be across Earth,” Tushar Patel said recently, after he packed more than two tons of medical gloves for underprivileged countries on Saturday, June 18. Tu...
Right Place at the right time
McCabe saves JC cop at Broadway Diner
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Jul 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
When a 911 call came in for a man having difficulty breathing in the parking lot of Broadway Diner on a warm, sunny afternoon, Mickey McCabe, owner of McCabe Ambulance Service, was pulling out of a...
Jugglers, jesters, and medieval madness
The Renaissance fair comes to town
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Jul 20, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
When the Bayonne Theater Company thought to organize a Shakespeare in the Park event like the one in Central Park, ideas floated around on ways to compliment such a production and make it as entert...
Smash hit draws tourists to historic site
Hamilton alive and well
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Jul 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The clashing of great minds took a much different form in the political arenas of early 19th-Century America than they do now, when having a great mind is no prerequisite to enter such arenas. And ...
Family Appreciation Day
Housing and Urban Development celebrates at Meadowview Village
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
The residents of North Bergen’s public housing were treated to safety demonstrations, food, and surprises on June 30 as part of the first annual Family Appreciation Day. About 100 family members of...
New Guttenberg community room opens
Will serve seniors, school, camp
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Seniors from Palisades Nursing Center on Boulevard East spent the afternoon together in Guttenberg’s new community center on Friday, July 1. The community room is located next to Anna Klein School’...
Memory checks
Foundation screens seniors for Alzheimer’s disease
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
“It’s important to diagnose Alzheimer’s early, because it leads to a higher chance for better quality of life,” President and Co-founder of Act Now Kristine Allen said last week. Act Now is a Jerse...
Hudson students compete
Headed to Phoenix for Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
Jul 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 202 202 recommendations | email to a friend
Christopher Frias, a senior at Union City High School, and Jackson Weaver, a junior at Jersey City’s McNair Academic High School, traveled to Phoenix on May 8 to compete in the Intel International ...
Carrying a torch
Police run for Special Olympics
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Jul 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 176 176 recommendations | email to a friend
Officers throughout Hudson County ran and passed the Special Olympics Torch from city to city earlier this month while residents cheered them on. The Law Enforcement Torch Run started Friday, June ...
Honor thy father
Intersection renamed for lifelong WNY resident, veteran
by Gianluca D’Elia
Reporter Correspondent
Jul 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 159 159 recommendations | email to a friend
West New York residents who walk along the corner of 64th and Polk streets will notice a new street sign now. The intersection, which was the location of Pasquale “Pat” Sacco’s West New York home, ...
Hudson students compete
Headed to Phoenix for Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
Jul 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 202 202 recommendations | email to a friend
Christopher Frias, a senior at Union City High School, and Jackson Weaver, a junior at Jersey City’s McNair Academic High School, traveled to Phoenix on May 8 to compete in the Intel International ...
West New York seniors head toward future
Memorial High School graduates 390
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Correspondent
Jul 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
West New York’s Memorial High School held its commencement ceremony for the Class of 2016 on Thursday, June 23. This year, 390 students earned their diplomas. Superintendent of Schools Clara Brito ...
Honor thy father
Intersection renamed for lifelong WNY resident, veteran
by Gianluca D’Elia
Reporter Correspondent
Jul 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 159 159 recommendations | email to a friend
West New York residents who walk along the corner of 64th and Polk streets will notice a new street sign now. The intersection, which was the location of Pasquale “Pat” Sacco’s West New York home, ...

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