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Hoboken Junior Senior High School will get separate names, deans
Aug 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 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 | 7 7 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 | 12 12 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 | 15 15 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...
Town administrator David Drumeler takes county job
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
SECAUCUS -- Town Administrator David Drumeler announced at Tuesday’s Secaucus Town Council meeting that he will be resigning to work as the deputy administrator for Hudson County. He’ll step away f...

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Biggie’s Clam Bar to leave 70-year-old location
Flagship restaurant will consolidate with waterfront spot
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Aug 21, 2016 | 10 10 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
The legendary 70-year-old flagship location of Biggie’s Clam Bar at 318 Madison St. in Hoboken will close permanently by Oct. 3. The owners will move their operations to their newer Newark Street l...
Hoboken too pricey for school board member
Tearfully resigns at meeting; new assistant superintendent announced
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Aug 21, 2016 | 5 5 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Hoboken Board of Education member Monica Stromwall tearfully announced at Tuesday’s monthly school board meeting that after three years on the board, she had to resign. She said later that her fami...
Young Hobokenite beats pneumonia to compete
CrossFit athlete underwent surgery at HUMC
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Aug 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
“It felt like I was having a heart attack. I thought I was dying,” said Hoboken resident Anthony DiFrancesco, 27, remembering the events that led him to dial 911 in May. DiFrancesco is the head coa...
A celebration of independence
Local kids come out to perform in front of City Hall
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
In honor of India’s 69th Independence Day, local kids danced and sang in front of Jersey City City Hall on Aug. 15. The event was organized by NewportMommy.com and Surati for Performing Arts with s...
An act of cruelty?
Divided City Council moves to ban circuses
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 21, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
In the past, kids used to dream of running away to perform in the circus, carnival life always seeming free-spirited. But kids may not get a chance to even see the circus if animal rights groups ha...
A place for everyone
New rabbi of B’nai Jacob throws open the doors
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 21, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
When well-meaning members of the B’nai Jacob Congregation on West Side Avenue wanted to put a rainbow flag outside the temple, Rabbi Aaron Katz declined. While Katz is openly gay, he did not want t...
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 | 25 25 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 | 12 12 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 | 13 13 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 speaks publicly for first time after stroke
Talks about harrowing day, plans to return to work Sept. 1
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Aug 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
After two months without speaking publicly, Mayor Michael Gonnelli, who suffered a stroke in his home on the evening of June 8, said last week that he’ll be back at work on Thursday, Sept. 1. In an...
A safe ‘night out’
Neighbors meet police, kids enjoy rides, games
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Aug 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
“As you get older, you appreciate what police do for the town,” resident Danielle McGorty said at the National Night Out Against Crime celebration on Tuesday, Aug. 2 in Buchmuller Park. Communities...
Sweet sounds of summer
Free concert series continues into September
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Aug 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
“It’s absolutely hard to keep topping the concerts from the year before, but they keep getting better,” Jim Benson said after a Thursday, Aug. 4 Showstoppers performance in Secaucus. Beson came fro...
Bayonne’s battle for animal control
Citizens have their say
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Aug 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 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 | 10 10 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 | 9 9 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...
Want to join the NBPD?
Department holds recruitment event
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Aug 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
“I’ve wanted to be a cop for a while now, so I’m taking this opportunity to ask questions,” resident Feras J. said at the Police Department recruitment day in the public library on Wednesday Aug. 1...
Art made in Guttenberg
Studio hosts new installations, workshops; ice cream social coming up
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Aug 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The Guttenberg Arts studio on Jackson Street is planning a host of art exhibits and activities to keep residents busy. Right now, the studio is showcasing installations from three artists who creat...
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 | 16 16 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...
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 | 65 65 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 | 66 66 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 | 63 63 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 | 14 14 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 | 16 16 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 | 66 66 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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