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Hoboken Italian Festival back this week; honors Madonna dei Martiri for 88th year
Sep 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hoboken Italian Festival returns to Sinatra Park and Sinatra Drive this Thursday, Sept. 4 through Sunday, Sept. 7. The festival honors the Madonna dei Martiri, a religious tradition that began ...
Darlene Love to headline fall Hoboken Arts & Music Festival
Sep 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN -- Actress and '60s singer Darlene Love will headline the fall Hoboken Arts & Music Festival on Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The fair runs from Observer Highway to Seventh Street and fea...
Bayonne mayor announces ‘Meet the Mayor’ nights
Sep 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
BAYONNE – Mayor James Davis announced that he will open his office to residents for monthly “Meet the Mayor” office hours beginning Tuesday, Sept. 2. “The residents of Bayonne have a lot on their m...
State police seek missing person
Aug 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY -- The New Jersey State Police Missing Person Unit and Jersey City Police Department need the public’s help in locating a missing "at risk" person. Susan Lynn Gordon, 52, was last seen ...
Guttenberg Summer Concert Series ends on a high note
Aug 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
GUTTENBERG – The fourth and final show of Guttenberg’s Summer Concert Series took place on Thursday, Aug. 28. The Infernos played an entertaining and energetic set of popular songs, mixing old favo...

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Carmelo Garcia returns…briefly
Former public housing director defends self after firing; interim director hired; kids’ trip canceled
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Aug 31, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
For the Hoboken Housing Authority (HHA), this past Tuesday’s special board meeting was a moment of many returns, some happier than others. First and foremost, it marked the temporary return of Robe...
Fresh faces, fresh paint
Hoboken kids go back to public school on Sept. 4
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Aug 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
When the students of Hoboken public schools return for the 2014-2015 year, they will have a new superintendent, new standardized testing regime, new computers, new pre-kindergarten classes, and at ...
Ready, Set, Gown!
Fun run in bridesmaid dresses will raise money for charity
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Aug 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
If you’ve ever been a bridesmaid, you’ve probably been told you’ll definitely use your tangerine orange chiffon dress again, only to watch it gather dust in the closet for years after. Now there’s ...
A hole in one for Jersey City
Liberty National golf course to host PGA’s Presidential Cup in 2017
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
If the Barclays tournament didn’t put Jersey City on the national golfing map, then how about the fact that the PGA selected Jersey City for the 2017 President Cup to be played at Liberty National?...
Doing it for Dan
CarePoint officials take Ice Bucket Challenge for one of their own
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Officials at CarePoint Health had more reason than most to support efforts to raise funds for ALS research and treatment when they marched outside the front door of Christ Hospital on Aug. 27 to ge...
Rocking the shore
Hoboken bands take on legendary Asbury Park
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
When David Calamoneri yelled from the stage, “Hey, Hoboken!” the crowd erupted, several dozen fans screaming back at the top of their lungs. If not for the small blue sign on the back of the stage ...
Back to school
Kids will see new technology, other changes starting Sept. 3
by Jessica Sulima
Reporter correspondent
Aug 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The Weehawken School District is preparing for an exciting 2014-2015 school year. All public schools – Daniel Webster School, Roosevelt School, and Weehawken High School – will open for a half day ...
River patrol
New fireboat protects the river and waterfront
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
If you happened to look out over the Hudson River recently, you may have been surprised to see a collection of red boats spouting fountains of water skyward in the area of the Port Imperial Ferry t...
The trail behind the stores
Wonders of the Meadowlands can be found near Hudson County parking lot
by Caren Matzner
Reporter staff writer
Aug 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 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 in the distance, and also, a parking l...
For whom the school bell tolls
Classes begin Wednesday, Sept. 3
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
“We have a new bell schedule in our high school and middle school,” said Secaucus Superintendent of Schools Robert Presuto. As a result, school periods just got shorter, going from about 50 minutes...
‘Elvis’ plays Secaucus
Popular Summer Concert Series continues
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The familiar voice of Elvis filled Buchmuller Park on Thursday evening, Aug. 21 as hundreds of residents and guests danced or sang along or simply sat in lawn chairs enjoying the cool summer evenin...
Coming to America
Local exhibit stresses Hoboken’s role in immigration
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Aug 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
If you are descended from one of the millions of immigrants who gained entry to the United States through Ellis Island, you can conclude at least one fact about your pond-jumping ancestors – they p...
Slip sliding away
Bayonne water treatment facility studying sewer overflow in $1.3 million state project
by Joseph Passantino
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Bayonne is the site of a six-month pilot program assessing how to treat water runoff from storms that could have state or even national implications. The kickoff of the Wet Weather Flow Treatment a...
Reading is fundamental
New Bayonne district programs stress word knowledge, increased reading
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s not exactly reading, writing and arithmetic, but it’s pretty close. This year the focus of the Bayonne School District will be on reading, vocabulary, and eating well. Goals for students inclu...
Artfully drawing the community together
Show attracts people wanting to clean up and beautify the city
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Artwork and an interest in keeping the city attractive merged in an event held Friday, Aug. 22 in the Bergen Point section. More than 75 people visited All Fit Studios on Broadway by Silver Street ...
For whom the school bell tolls
Public school classes begin Thursday, Aug. 4
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
For kids, summer officially ends the moment the first school bell rings in September. This year that bell tolls in North Bergen on Thursday, Sept. 4, welcoming about 8,000 students into the system....
Seven new public servants sworn in
Council meeting also honors lost friends
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Guttenberg’s Town Council meeting on Monday, Aug. 25 revolved largely around personnel issues, with the swearing-in of seven new public servants as well as heartfelt tributes to a few old friends w...
A cheesy app
Hoboken man invents new way to count your pies
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Aug 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
When Rick Mendes of Hoboken sat down with a reporter at Napoli’s on Washington Street on a recent Tuesday, the choice was clear: the Italian restaurant’s specialty is margherita pizza, and one 14-i...
Back to the books!
UC, WNY schools open this week
by Vincent J. Fitzgerald
Reporter correspondent
Aug 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Public school students in Union City return to school on Sept. 4, while West New York students return on Sept. 5. As of press time on Thursday, interim Superintendent Silvia Abbato remained head of...
Fighting for education
Parents push for charter school along waterfront
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
“We are trying to have a school our kids can safely walk to, just like any other neighborhood,” said Annie Lee, organizer of the group School Movement on the Hudson. Lee lives in Jacob’s Ferry in W...
The trail behind the stores
Wonders of the Meadowlands can be found near Hudson County parking lot
by Caren Matzner
Reporter staff writer
Aug 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 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 in the distance, and also, a parking l...
Fighting for education
Parents push for charter school along waterfront
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 31, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
“We are trying to have a school our kids can safely walk to, just like any other neighborhood,” said Annie Lee, organizer of the group School Movement on the Hudson. Lee lives in Jacob’s Ferry in W...
Back to the books!
UC, WNY schools open this week
by Vincent J. Fitzgerald
Reporter correspondent
Aug 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Public school students in Union City return to school on Sept. 4, while West New York students return on Sept. 5. As of press time on Thursday, interim Superintendent Silvia Abbato remained head of...
The trail behind the stores
Wonders of the Meadowlands can be found near Hudson County parking lot
by Caren Matzner
Reporter staff writer
Aug 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 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 in the distance, and also, a parking l...

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