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PATH fares rise Wednesday
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY -- Fares to ride PATH trains cost 25 cents more starting today for a single ride ticket, going from $2.50 to $2.75. A two trip ticket costs $5. Frequent riders on PATH can get deeper di...
Family health fair on Oct. 4 at St. Joseph of the Palisades Church
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
WEST NEW YORK – Palisades Medical Center and St. Joseph of the Palisades Church are teaming up to sponsor a family health fair at St. Joseph of the Palisades Church from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturd...
Zoning board to consider large mixed-use development in Western Edge tonight
Sep 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN--A proposed development in one of Hoboken’s most scrutinized redevelopment zones was slated to come before the Hoboken Zoning Board of Adjustment on Tuesday night. Monroe Properties LLC wil...
Local 'Tub Gang' using a drone to facilitate robberies?
Sep 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
A North Bergen resident, 44, is one of two men suspected of using a drone to keep an eye on police while conducting robberies, according to a story on NJ.com. The North Bergen man and a Newark man,...
Jersey City gets federal grant to hire 15 new cops
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JERSEY CITY – The city has been awarded a $1.875 million COPS grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to hire 15 new police officers. The fifteen officers will be part of a class of 60 new recrui...

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Did you know there’s a school board election in five weeks?
Three of nine seats up; charter schools and new superintendent at issue
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Sep 28, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s unusually quiet for election season in Hoboken. In merely five weeks, three of the nine seats on the Hoboken Board of Education will be contested during the Nov. 4 general election. The three ...
Novel Night returns for fifth volume
Dinner parties in residents’ homes center on literary themes
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Sep 28, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
When restaurateur Joyce Flinn decided to host a dinner at Schnackenberg’s Luncheonette for the upcoming fifth addition of the Hoboken Public Library’s Novel Night, she wanted to pick a 1930s-era no...
For businesses, parking’s a perennial problem
Merchants, employers react to city’s new plan
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Sep 28, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
When Maxwell’s still hosted live music, the nightclub was a nucleus of Hoboken’s punk rock iconoclasm and small town bravado. When it closed in 2013, Maxwell’s became a symbol of a different sort –...
Party time
Imperial Bag & Paper moves into Jersey City location
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Imperial Bag & Paper Company threw a party for community and business leaders on Sept. 18 to celebrate the company’s move to new headquarters in Jersey City. More than an hundred people gathered at...
Council passes $515 million municipal budget
Delayed by Parking Authority merger; departments under fire for over spending
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Nine months into the year, the City Council voted on Sept. 23 to approve Jersey City’s $515 million calendar year budget for 2014 by a 7 to 2 vote, with Councilmen Richard Boggiano and Michael Yun ...
It’s not just a man’s drink anymore
Steak, whisky, cigars and an education were on the menu
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The private invitation to the Liberty Prime Steakhouse on Sept. 18 said “Scotch & Cigar Dinner.” But it was much more than that, providing the 40 select guests with a taste of The Macallan brand of...
Dangerous stunt
Teenager arrested after scaling Weehawken tower
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
“We’re not confirming the name of the juvenile that was arrested because there are confidentiality issues due to his age,” said Gene Rubino, spokesperson for the Hudson County prosecutor’s office. ...
Lawsuit settled
Former tax assessor said mayor overstepped bounds
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Weehawken taxpayers will have to pay $120,000 for a legal settlement with the town’s former tax collector, Joseph Fredericks. The township’s agreement with Fredericks closed the book on a federal l...
Fresh faces at the Fall Arts & Music Festival
Young singer-songwriters featured in annual Washington Street party
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Darlene Love knew she was a star long before the world knew her name. A minister’s daughter from San Antonio, Texas, Love sang backup in dozens of classic songs as part of Phil Spector’s Wall of So...
Books for bucks
More than 7,000 volumes sold at annual library fundraiser
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Down on her hands and knees, Diana Perez sifted through the contents of cardboard cartons loaded with books of all shapes and sizes. Perez, a resident of Belleville, has been coming to the annual m...
‘Good friends, good wine, good food’
3,000 meals served at third annual Restaurant Night
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Hungry diners bought 3,000 coupons at $5 each during the 3rd annual Secaucus Restaurant Night. Each coupon entitled the bearer to a delicious plate of food from one of more than 20 local restaurant...
Eclectic celebration
Fine cuisine, music, and Bollywood fashion at Veggie Fest 2014
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Dozens of vendors took over the Recreation Center at 1200 Koelle Boulevard in Secaucus and the entire Sadhu Vaswani Meditation Garden and environs on Saturday, Sept. 13. The event was Veggie Fest 2...
Bayonne Hispanic Day Parade photos
by Joseph Passantino
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Police Beat
by Joseph Passantino
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Four residents charged in burglary Four Bayonne residents were taken into custody after allegedly having forced their way into a 52nd Street home, officials said. On Sept. 23 at 7:10 p.m., police r...
BAYONNE BRIEFS
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Bayonne man killed in N.J. Turnpike accident A truck driver killed Friday, Sept. 26 on the New Jersey Turnpike has been identified by police as Robert Johnston, 54, of Bayonne, according to NJ.com....
Giant soldiers and canine therapy
Annual Safe Kids Day comes to Guttenberg
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The carnival came to town on Saturday, Sept. 20. Brightly colored rides, food stands, information booths, and a music stage filled Boulevard East from 68th Street to 71st Street on a gorgeous day i...
The trail behind the stores
Wonders of the Meadowlands can be found near Hudson County parking lot
by Caren Matzner
Reporter staff writer
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The Mill Creek Marsh nature trail in Secaucus lifts a visitor up, over the swampland, affording a view of egrets, Atlantic White cedars, the Manhattan skyline, and also, a parking lot. The 209-acre...
Dangerous stunt
Teenager arrested after scaling Weehawken tower
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
“We’re not confirming the name of the juvenile that was arrested because there are confidentiality issues due to his age,” said Gene Rubino, spokesperson for the Hudson County prosecutor’s office. ...
Dangerous stunt
Teenager arrested after scaling Weehawken tower
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
“We’re not confirming the name of the juvenile that was arrested because there are confidentiality issues due to his age,” said Gene Rubino, spokesperson for the Hudson County prosecutor’s office. ...
Two is better than one
Arts & music festival, road race add to fun in Union City
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The confluence of two Union City events – a festival and a 5K run – on Sept. 20 provided for a day of art, music, athletics, philanthropy, and just plain fun. The annual Washington Park Live! Arts ...
Novel Night returns for fifth volume
Dinner parties in residents’ homes revolve on literary themes
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
When restauranteur Joyce Flinn decided to host a dinner at Schnackenberg’s Luncheonette for the upcoming fifth addition of the Hoboken Public Library’s Novel Night, she wanted to pick a 1930s-era n...
Two is better than one
Arts & music festival, road race add to fun in Union City
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The confluence of two Union City events – a festival and a 5K run – on Sept. 20 provided for a day of art, music, athletics, philanthropy, and just plain fun. The annual Washington Park Live! Arts ...
Dangerous stunt
Teenager arrested after scaling Weehawken tower
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
“We’re not confirming the name of the juvenile that was arrested because there are confidentiality issues due to his age,” said Gene Rubino, spokesperson for the Hudson County prosecutor’s office. ...
Novel Night returns for fifth volume
Dinner parties in residents’ homes revolve on literary themes
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
When restauranteur Joyce Flinn decided to host a dinner at Schnackenberg’s Luncheonette for the upcoming fifth addition of the Hoboken Public Library’s Novel Night, she wanted to pick a 1930s-era n...

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