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Jersey City postal employee charged with fraud
Mar 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Kayson Allen, 33, of Jersey City, and an employee of the U.S. Postal Service, was charged with insurance fraud and identity theft this week, according to Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and...
Manhunt is on for alleged killer
Mar 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY -- Law enforcement officials have arrested one suspect and are seeking another in a March 28 gunshot killing near Garfield Avenue. Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said that at ap...
Entertainment roundup; Artie Lange police report, 'Carrie Pilby' movie opens Friday, Mile Square Theater's 'Betrayal'
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN -- The Hoboken Police Department released a report on the March 12 arrest of comedian Artie Lange, who was arrested on charges of possession of heroin, cocaine, and drug paraphernalia. Lang...
Bayonne Medical Center cuts ribbon on 'Fast Track' ER
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
BAYONNE - Carepoint Health at Bayonne Medical Center cut the ribbon on its new “Fast Track” Emergency Room on Wednesday, March 22. The expansion, which includes three new beds and more seating, wil...
Aetna may split from Jersey City Medical Center
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY – The contract between RWJBarnabas Health, which includes Jersey City Medical Center, and insurance carrier Aetna will expire April 22, according to the March 17 letter the company sent...

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Block grant cuts could impact Hoboken’s neediest
HUD program would be eliminated under Trump proposal
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Mar 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget would cut $6 billion in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, eliminating one of the department’s longest running programs, the C...
Hoboken will welcome new middle school principal
High school lockdown explained; Board of Ed approves calendar
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Mar 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Schools Superintendent Dr. Christine Johnson announced last week that the Hoboken Middle School’s new principal will be Dr. Sharon Davis. Currently, the middle school is adjoining the high school a...
Book hits the big screen
Movie based on local author’s novel – and starring JC native Nathan Lane -- premieres March 31
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Mar 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
“Carrie Pilby,” a movie based on the offbeat first novel by Hoboken author Caren Lissner, and starring Jersey City native Nathan Lane, opens the weekend of March 31-April 1 in theaters in New York ...
Broken window, broken trust
Attack on Hudson Pride becomes a concern for more than property
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
More than a pane of glass was shattered on Monday, March 20, when someone smashed in the front window of Hudson Pride Connection in Jersey City. Glass can be fixed, said Michael Billy, an LGBT acti...
A done deal
City to transfer land to LSC, but questions remain
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
High praise clashed with warnings of doom and gloom in front of the City Council on March 22 when true believers in the tech village plans by Liberty Science Center dueled with skeptics. Both sides...
County plans to help immigrants
Freeholders want to amend union contract to help supply needed legal services
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Fearing that immigrants may run out of time to renew or gain legal status under threat from policies imposed by President Donald Trump, members of the Hudson County Board of Freeholders hope to ame...
All-ages tribute to David Bowie
Weehawken residents team up for album fundraiser
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Mar 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
Weehawken resident and music producer Stephanie Mayers decided to put her experience to good use by creating a David Bowie tribute album with local and national performers, whose proceeds will go t...
Taste of Weehawken is May 2
Event at Food Court will benefit township library
Mar 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
The Annual Taste of Weehawken returns to the Food Court at Lincoln Harbor on Tuesday, May 2 for the 17th year. The popular culinary event is a fundraiser for the Weehawken Library. Throughout the y...
Local resident’s book hits big screen
‘Carrie Pilby’ movie, based on local author’s novel, premieres March 31
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Mar 19, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
Carrie Pilby, a movie based on the offbeat novel of the same name written by Hoboken-based author Caren Lissner, opens on March 31 in theaters in New York City, Los Angeles, Bethesda, Md., and Chic...
Tracking abandoned homes
Council moves to join county-wide program registering foreclosed properties
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Mar 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Secaucus took a step towards joining Hudson County’s efforts to track properties in foreclosure and provide services to their owners at the Town Council meeting on March 14. “The Hudson County Divi...
Making stories with kids
Secaucus teacher wins NJ PTA honors at convention
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Mar 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Thiago Leite knows firsthand the grip a tale can have on someone. As a child growing up in Brazil, his mother would frequently read his favorite book ,”The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupér...
Local resident’s book hits big screen
‘Carrie Pilby’ movie premieres this Friday, March 31
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Mar 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Carrie Pilby, a movie based on the offbeat novel of the same name written by Hoboken-based author (and former Weehawken resident) Caren Lissner, opens the weekend of March 31 in theaters in New Yor...
Marist High School may shut down
Campaign to raise $1.5 million by April 24
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Marist High School may be at risk of closing if unable to raise about $1.5 million by April 24. The reasons include years of declining enrollment (only 76 students enrolled by the February 4 deadli...
Bayonne business celebrated
Chamber of Commerce hosts 3rd Annual Peninsula Gala
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The Bayonne Chamber of Commerce held its 3rd Annual Peninsula Gala on Thursday, March 23, at Bayonne Golf Club, where local leaders in the community, business, and government met to celebrate busin...
Has Bayonne failed its Muslim community?
The unintended consequences of benign zoning rules
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The Bayonne Zoning Board’s decision on March 6 not to approve a local Muslim group’s plan to convert a warehouse on 109 East 24th Street into a Muslim Community Center has prompted the city to reck...
A deal for new cop wheels
Commissioners purchase new SUV’s for town police department
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Mar 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
North Bergen’s police officers are set to receive new crime fighting gear for the upcoming year. The Board of Commissioners adopted two resolutions at their March 22 meeting, approving purchase of ...
Guttenberg hosts second Coffee With a Cop event
Residents and law enforcement mingle over decaf and donuts
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Mar 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Guttenberg held its second “Coffee With a Cop” event at the Anna L. Klein Elementary School on March 21. Local officers were available for conversation with residents over anything on their minds, ...
County plans to help immigrants
Freeholders want to amend union contract to help supply needed legal services
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Fearing that immigrants may run out of time to renew or gain legal status under threat from policies imposed by President Donald Trump, members of the Hudson County Board of Freeholders hope to ame...
After fire kills toddler, mayor targets response time
Claims squad took 40 minutes to put water on blaze
by Hannington Dia
Reporter staff writer
Mar 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
After a nearly-2-year-old boy died in a fire on Summit Avenue March 4, Mayor Brian Stack complained that it took the North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue squad over 40 minutes to put water on the ...
‘It takes a special kind of person’
State legislature honors local manager of home health aides
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Mar 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Ida Rodriguez had a challenge on her hands. A client service manager for Bayada Home Health Care -- an international company that connects people with home health aides -- one of her clients had ju...
After losing teen daughter in crash, parents take action
Prepare annual fundraising gala to educate students on driving responsibly
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Mar 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Rebeka Verea had the entire world before her. The 18-year-old had just graduated from Cliffside Park High School June 20, 2005, headed for any number of possibilities. Then, she decided to take a c...
After fire kills toddler, mayor targets response time
Claims squad took 40 minutes to put water on blaze
by Hannington Dia
Reporter staff writer
Mar 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
After a nearly-2-year-old boy died in a fire on Summit Avenue March 4, Mayor Brian Stack complained that it took the North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue squad over 40 minutes to put water on the ...
‘It takes a special kind of person’
State legislature honors local manager of home health aides
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Mar 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Ida Rodriguez had a challenge on her hands. A client service manager for Bayada Home Health Care -- an international company that connects people with home health aides -- one of her clients had ju...
After losing teen daughter in crash, parents take action
Prepare annual fundraising gala to educate students on driving responsibly
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Mar 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Rebeka Verea had the entire world before her. The 18-year-old had just graduated from Cliffside Park High School June 20, 2005, headed for any number of possibilities. Then, she decided to take a c...

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'Carrie Pilby' movie, based on local author's novel, will screen in Philadelphia on Sat, then premiere in theaters at end of month
Mar 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN -- "Carrie Pilby," a movie based on the offbeat first novel by Hoboken-based author Caren Lissner, is set to open the weekend of March 31-April 1 in theaters in New York City, Los Angeles, ...

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