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Dec 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The afternoon of Monday, Jan. 1 will bring the swearing in of new Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla, followed by a City Council reorganization meeting on Jan. 3. Political observers have been wondering who...
Weehawken PBA holding local toy drive through Dec. 20
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WEEHAWKEN -- Weehawken PBA Local 15 is holding its annual toy drive, “Cops for Tots,” from now through the month's end. All collected toys will be donated to the Hudson County Department of Family ...
Hoboken bike advocate almost hit by car after council's bike discussions
Dec 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN -- Peter Kim of local bike advocacy group Bike Hoboken posted a video on Facebook this week showing he was almost hit by a car that did not appear to stop for a stop sign. This occurred as ...
Not-so-secret stash in NJ: Jersey City police seize $1M worth of pot
Dec 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY – A package listed on a shipping log as a “photo booth” bound from Los Angeles to Long Island was intercepted by Jersey City police on Thursday and found to contain marijuana valued at ...
Looking for a pet to adopt? This is the weekend!
Dec 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
SECAUCUS – Best Friends Animal Society will host its bi-annual pet Super Adoption, presented by BOBS from Skechers, Saturday Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ...

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Political dynamics
Who will lead the City Council when it reorganizes Jan. 3?
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The afternoon of Monday, Jan. 1 will bring the swearing in of new Mayor Ravi Bhalla, followed by a City Council reorganization meeting on Jan. 3. Political observers have been wondering who will be...
Big controversies at City Council meeting
Runoff elections, Union Dry Dock land, park overspending
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hoboken City Council met on Wednesday Dec. 6 and discussed several controversial issues. This meeting – the second since a heated mayoral election last month – saw its share of political discus...
‘Dear Santa’
Hoboken post office will respond to children’s letters to Santa
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
“Dear Santa, I am a good boy,” reads a letter in a child’s handwriting accompanied by an orange drawing of Santa Claus, sitting atop of several others like it in the Hoboken Post Office. “Dear Sant...
Is the marina plan revenge?
Protestors try to derail privatization for south side of Liberty State Park
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
With less than one month left before Gov. Christopher Christie’s term expires, local community activists hope to derail a plan that would privatize the southern portion of Liberty State Park and co...
Council runoffs gives Fulop an edge, but opponents remain
Mayor pledges to finish projects his administration started
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Although the Dec. 5 council runoff elections allowed Mayor Steven Fulop to retain his 6-3 voting majority on the City Council, the upset win by James Solomon over Rebecca Symes in Ward E gave Fulop...
JC student wins PATH poster contest
‘Santa waiting for a train’ art chosen from over 350 entries
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Clearly overwhelmed at being selected as this year’s winner of the Annual PATH Holiday Poster Contest, Jersey City eighth grader Renfrew Maristela says he thought a long time about the meaning of t...
Weehawken property reevaluation complete
Majority of local homeowners will see stable or lower taxes
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Weehawken has concluded its first revaluation of property in more than 30 years, in response to an order from the Tax Court of New Jersey. Each town in the state must re-assess its properties every...
Weehawken school district certified as future-ready
All three schools achieve recognition
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
In recognition of their technological prowess, Weehawken educators were honored at the Future-Ready Schools - NJ Awards Ceremony on Oct. 23 at the New Jersey School Boards Association Annual Worksh...
Secaucus landowner tries to lure Amazon
Company submitted proposal for global HQ site by Secaucus Junction
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Ever since Amazon -- the on-line retailer headquartered in Seattle -- announced in September that it’s seeking requests for proposals (RFPs) for a second corporate headquarters, more than 200 Ameri...
Bringing the holidays in
Xchange development holds annual tree lighting ceremony
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Dec 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
The holiday season got off to a bright start on Nov. 26 during the annual tree lighting ceremony at the Xchange at Secaucus Junction development. Visitors came not just for the lighting, but also t...
Requirements to be a volunteer firefighter may be altered
Also at meeting: Town will suspend street cleaning for three months
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Dec 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
At Tuesday night’s Town Council meeting, the council members voted to introduce an ordinance that changes some of the requirements to be a volunteer firefighter in the town. Secaucus, but instead w...
Heroes inside and outside the ring
Three locals inducted into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
In a letter issued at the conclusion of World War II, President Harry S Truman paid tribute to the memory of Private Michael A. Mastrandrea, who died in the service of his country. “He stands in th...
Bayonne Board of Education reviews audit results
An ugly look in the mirror
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Dec 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
The State Auditor came to the Bayonne Board of Education (BBOED) meeting on November 30 to formally present his findings from an official state audit of the board’s finances that was made public in...
Hairy angels
Bayonne police and firefighters raise funds for children with cancer
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Dec 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Residents may have noticed hair growing from the normally clean-shaven faces of Bayonne police officers during the month of November. The coordinated fashion statement was part of a fundraising cam...
Local child actor plays orphan in “Annie”
Musical runs through Dec. 31 at Papermill Playhouse
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Dec 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
In her second theater production this year, local actor Gabby Beredo, 11, recently debuted as the tough orphan, “Pepper,” in the musical, “Annie” at Papermill Playhouse in Milburn, the recipient of...
Close shave for a good cause
Police, firefighters, others help raise funds and awareness for colon cancer
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Although the “No Shave November” campaign has been held in North Bergen for many years, this year, the North Bergen police decided to help a local business owner raise funds and awareness about col...
Secaucus landowner tries to lure Amazon
Company submitted proposal for global HQ site by Secaucus Junction
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Ever since Amazon -- the on-line retailer headquartered in Seattle -- announced in September that it’s seeking requests for proposals (RFPs) for a second corporate headquarters, more than 200 Ameri...
Next stop: Newark Airport?
Port Authority accepting comments on PATH extension for 2026
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Could the PATH train someday take you to Newark Liberty International Airport? The Port Authority is currently looking to extend the PATH to a new station that would connect to the air train to the...
Where there’s smoke
Local magician asks youth to pledge to never touch cigarettes
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
At his Nov. 17 performance at the Veterans Memorial Elementary School in Union City, Magician Micky Magic excited his young charges with the usual magician’s trick: the handkerchief he suddenly mad...
Secaucus landowner tries to lure Amazon
Company submitted proposal for global HQ site by Secaucus Junction
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Ever since Amazon -- the on-line retailer headquartered in Seattle -- announced in September that it’s seeking requests for proposals (RFPs) for a second corporate headquarters, more than 200 Ameri...
Next stop: Newark Airport?
Port Authority accepting comments on PATH extension for 2026
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Could the PATH train someday take you to Newark Liberty International Airport? The Port Authority is currently looking to extend the PATH to a new station that would connect to the air train to the...
Where there’s smoke
Local magician asks youth to pledge to never touch cigarettes
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
At his Nov. 17 performance at the Veterans Memorial Elementary School in Union City, Magician Micky Magic excited his young charges with the usual magician’s trick: the handkerchief he suddenly mad...
Secaucus landowner tries to lure Amazon
Company submitted proposal for global HQ site by Secaucus Junction
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Ever since Amazon -- the on-line retailer headquartered in Seattle -- announced in September that it’s seeking requests for proposals (RFPs) for a second corporate headquarters, more than 200 Ameri...
Next stop: Newark Airport?
Port Authority accepting comments on PATH extension for 2026
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Dec 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Could the PATH train someday take you to Newark Liberty International Airport? The Port Authority is currently looking to extend the PATH to a new station that would connect to the air train to the...

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Liberty Science Center planetarium is the now the largest in Western Hemisphere
Dec 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
When the new planetarium at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City opens this Saturday, December 9, it will be the largest in the Western Hemisphere and the fourth largest in the world. Formerly...

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