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UPDATE: Young Hoboken mom, 34, killed on train platform, officials say
Sep 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN - A Hoboken resident, Fabiola Bittar De Kroon , a young mother, was named Thursday as the woman who died after being hit by debris during a train accident in the Erie Lackawanna Train Termi...
UPDATE: Hoboken train crash; 1 dead, 108 hurt, press conference at 2 p.m.
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HOBOKEN -- A NJ Transit train running on the Pascack Valley line slammed into the terminus of a Hoboken train station track during the Thursday morning commute and ripped through the platform, caus...
Weehawken Library hosts special Hamilton event, Friday, Sept. 30
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WEEHAWKEN – The Weehawken Library will host “Alexander Hamilton: His Life in Story and Song” by the Hudson River Ramblers, spotlighting the founding father, at the Nutrition Center, 201 Highwood Av...
BREAKING NEWS: Fulop won't fun for NJ gov; will seek re-election as mayor of Jersey City
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven Fulop formally announced his intention on Wednesday to run for re-election as mayor of Jersey City in 2017, and endorsed fellow Democrat Phil Murphy for governor of New J...
West New York Police arrest man who allegedly threatened to blow up police station
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WEST NEW YORK – A 51-year old local man faces five criminal charges for allegedly threatening to blow up the West New York police station, according to an official release from the city. The city’s...

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Helping needy kids and adults in Hoboken
Local not-for-profit to host third annual fundraising gala
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
After-school programs, transportation for senior citizens, professional development courses, family game night, and income tax assistance for the needy. The Hoboken Organization Against Poverty and...
Council meeting: Law will make it harder to demolish buildings
Also vote to allow police into public housing buildings; hearing on 500-foot bar rule will be Monday
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
At the City Council’s meeting on Wednesday, the council unanimously introduced an amendment to the zoning code making it harder to demolish buildings or change their facades in most of the town. Th...
‘We still have a way to go with acceptance’
Community leaders rally around priest who was suspended for same-sex support
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Over 25 supporters rallied at Stevens Park on Wednesday, Sept. 21, to show support for Father Warren Hall. At the end of August, he was suspended from Sts. Peter and Paul Church on the corner of Fo...
A helping hand
City officials cut ribbon on new walkway and tour St. Joseph’s School for the Blind
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Bright sunlight greeted public officials as they arrived at the front door of St. Joseph’s School for the Blind on Sept. 12. Mayor Steven Fulop, Freeholder Anthony Romano and other dignitaries came...
Jersey City United candidates meet public
Aspirants for school board lay out their platform
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
A handful of people gathered out in front of the Greenville Public Library on Sept. 20 to attend the first of a series of public events outlining the platform of the Jersey City United candidates i...
The reval, revived
City will restart politically sticky property reassessments
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Hold on to your hats! A scary political wind will shortly start to blow through Jersey City, now that the City Council has voted to approve a contract for a firm to undertake a new reevaluation of ...
‘Dragging us into the modern world’
Speaker addresses Weehawken teachers on importance of technology in schools
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
The Weehawken Public Schools kicked off the new academic year with a keynote speaker for the faculty on Wednesday Sept 7 before classes began on Sept 8. Superintendent Dr. Robert Zywicki brought in...
Weehawken Day is coming!
Festival returns after seven-year hiatus
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter staff writer
Sep 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Weehawken Day, an all-day festival for the residents of Weehawken, will be held Oct. 1 from noon to 6 p.m. at the town’s 10-acre park along the Hudson River waterfront. The last Weehawken Day occur...
Weehawken remembers
Ceremony honors the fallen of 9/11
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Correspondent
Sep 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s been 15 years since the terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 civilians. On Sept. 11, 2016, Weehawken residents, politicians, and municipal departments gathered at the township’s official...
Leaving darkness behind
Families walk to raise suicide awareness
by Samantha Meyer
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Krystle Duffy went to the annual Out of the Darkness suicide prevention walk and fundraiser in Secaucus two weekends ago to honor her brother Tommy Duffy, 21, who died from suicide in March 2014. S...
The write stuff
Authors win short story contests at Friends of the Library mini-fair
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
The Friends of the Secaucus Library hosted their popular annual mini-fair on Sept. 17, complete with a book sale, petting zoo, and several writing contests, all to raise money for the library. Atte...
Sipping in Secaucus
Residents enjoy wine, jazz at annual town event
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Jazz entertainment and wine were the stars of the night as Secaucus residents danced and mingled on Friday, Sept. 9 as part of the free Secaucus Wine Tasting, an annual town social event. Residents...
City Council adopts $135.5 million budget
Cresci, Kopko fire accusations, council responds
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Six months after introducing a budget and making subsequent adjustments for a $15 million Kate Howard development deal that fell through, the City Council passed a $135.5 million amended municipal ...
Bayonne’s favorite hot dog stand
Family, friends, community, and kraut
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Hot dogs have a special place in the hearts and stomachs of Bayonne residents. Even Mayor James Davis referenced memories of hot dogs and Yoo-Hoo from his childhood in his State of the City Address...
BHS unveils new weight facility
Coach set records in shot-put and powerlifting
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
In what was formerly called “the basement” of Bayonne High School is now a Walk of Fame leading up to the new Strength and Conditioning Center, which was unveiled on Wednesday, September 21, with B...
A carnival to celebrate the library
Kennedy Branch turns three
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
The Kennedy Branch of the North Bergen Public Library celebrated its three-year anniversary with a mini-carnival Saturday, Sept. 17. Kids enjoyed a mini-Ferris wheel, cotton candy, hot dogs, bounce...
Keeping kids safe
Guttenberg residents meet cops, firefighters at street fair
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Guttenberg police officers and North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue members handed out pamphlets filled with safety tips, stickers, and coloring books at “Safe Kids Day” in Guttenberg on Saturday,...
Legislators take on predatory student loan practices
Limits on wage garnishment on the horizon
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter Staff writer
Sep 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
A bill introduced in the New Jersey State Assembly in early August will require the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESSA) to obtain a court order to use certain collection practices...
‘A lot of inspiration comes from Union City’
Art, handbags, t-shirts, music featured at festival
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 133 133 recommendations | email to a friend
Residents from all over admired, sold, or purchased art, clothing, and toys from other residents at the arts and music festival in Union City on Saturday, Sept. 12. Art lined the gates of Hudson Pr...
Police brutality case settled for $50K
Photographer alleged he was beaten by cops in 2013
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
A photography student at the School of Visual Arts in New York, Rene Berdugo, alleged in 2013 that West New York police punched and kicked him after he refused to show them identification while pho...
Walk and donate for suicide prevention
Families and friends gather this weekend to raise awareness
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 139 139 recommendations | email to a friend
Families and friends who lose someone to suicide often look for counselors or communities that understand what it’s like. Lifelong North Bergen residents Maria Sanchez and her daughter Jeanette, 26...
Police brutality case settled for $50K
Photographer alleged he was beaten by cops in 2013
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
A photography student at the School of Visual Arts in New York, Rene Berdugo, alleged in 2013 that West New York police punched and kicked him after he refused to show them identification while pho...
‘A lot of inspiration comes from Union City’
Art, handbags, t-shirts, music featured at festival
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Residents from all over admired, sold, or purchased art, clothing, and toys from other residents at the arts and music festival in Union City on Saturday, Sept. 12. Art lined the gates of Hudson Pr...
Walk and donate for suicide prevention
Families and friends gather this weekend to raise awareness
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 139 139 recommendations | email to a friend
Families and friends who lose someone to suicide often look for counselors or communities that understand what it’s like. Lifelong North Bergen residents Maria Sanchez and her daughter Jeanette, 26...

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