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Hoboken announces Homelessness Task Force
Jun 22, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN -- Over the years, various county and local politicians have said they'd focus on the issue of local homelessness, and then their plans faded quietly. Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla, who has exp...
‘How Many Lives?’ documentary opens in Jersey City on June 21
Jun 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY – Directed by Duda Penteado and produced by Unshakeable Productions, “How Many Lives?” depicts numerous well-publicized episodes of gun violence, some that are local and deeply personal...
Woman dies in four-alarm fire
Jun 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
BAYONNE – A woman died in a four-alarm fire that consumed three buildings around 36th Street and Broadway at around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20. The cause of the fire, which took the Bayonne Fi...
Correction officer charged with allegedly smuggling contraband into jail
Jun 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY – County Corrections Officer Alex Almeida, 40, of Kearny, was arrested by members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Public Integrity - Internal Affairs Unit, for his alleged invo...
Pedestrian struck by light rail train in Hoboken
Jun 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN – A male bicyclist was struck by a southbound car of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail on Monday afternoon at the Paterson Avenue crossing near the Second Street station. Police Chief Kenneth Fe...

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Rock climbing, ramen, and spas -- oh my!
A rundown of new and upcoming businesses in Hoboken
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
If you have the urge to climb rocks in Hoboken, you don’t have to leap across the light rail tracks and attack the Palisades cliffs anymore. A massive rock climbing gym opened near the Hoboken/Weeh...
Cool beans
Five new coffee shops in Hoboken
Jun 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
It takes guts to open an independent coffee shop literally a half block away from the neighborhood Starbucks -- or does it? “I don’t think it hurts,” said Justin DePascale, the owner of the new Hud...
Snap, crackle…STOP!
Local schools respond to legalization of ‘novelty’ fireworks
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Just before July 4 last summer, then-Gov. Chris Christie changed New Jersey’s fireworks law to allow “novelty” fireworks like sparklers and “snap caps” to be sold in supermarkets and other stores. ...
Fighting for a free press
City returns some newspaper boxes after protest; will set new rules
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Both sides are claiming victory in a battle over the recent removal of over 200 newspaper boxes throughout Jersey City. Some boxes that Mayor Steven Fulop ordered removed earlier this month have be...
A cop’s best friend
Police mourn passing of popular K-9 dog
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The Police Memorial at the corner of Montgomery Street and Marin Boulevard is a holy place, made sacred by the men and women who have come here to commemorate the lives of fallen police officers. T...
Snap, crackle…STOP!
Local schools respond to legalization of ‘novelty’ fireworks
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Just before July 4 last summer, then-Gov. Chris Christie changed New Jersey’s fireworks law to allow “novelty” fireworks like sparklers and “snap caps” to be sold in supermarkets and other stores. ...
Snap, crackle…STOP!
Local schools respond to legalization of ‘novelty’ fireworks
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Just before July 4 last summer, then-Gov. Chris Christie changed New Jersey’s fireworks law to allow “novelty” fireworks like sparklers and “snap caps” to be sold in supermarkets and other stores. ...
WEEHAWKEN BRIEFS
Jun 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Weehawken High School graduation is June 22 Weehawken High School’s class of 2018 will graduate on Friday, June 22, at 7 p.m. The event will take place at the school, located at 53 Liberty Place. S...
Do over
After boat crash, students get new prom
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 329 329 recommendations | email to a friend
Weehawken High School students will get a second prom on June 10 after a yacht collision in the Hudson River prematurely ended their first one on May 24. A successful GoFundMe launched by district ...
Games, food, and more
Ninth annual street fair returns
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 189 189 recommendations | email to a friend
An estimated 8,000 to 10,000 flocked to Secaucus for the annual Street Fair at Plaza Center from June 1 through 3. Susan Flanagan, the town's event coordinator, said she believes this year – the ni...
'Sue loved this town so much'
Secaucus dedicates OEM building to deceased councilwoman
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 140 140 recommendations | email to a friend
Several years ago, 3rd Ward Councilman William McKeever found an injured bird in the Harmon Cove area of town. While he waited for an hour for animal control to come, fellow 3rd Ward Councilwoman S...
SECAUCUS BRIEFS
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 141 141 recommendations | email to a friend
Secaucus plans multi-purpose indoor recreational facility on Meadowlands Parkway A new recreational facility on Meadowlands Parkway is in the works, according to Town Administrator Gary Jeffas. The...
Bayonne High School honors "Circle of Ten"
Jun 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
In keeping with a well-established tradition, Principal Richard J. Baccarella proudly announced the Bayonne High School Class of 2018 Circle of Ten, representing the top ten grade point averages at...
Sculpt me a hero
Chuck Wepner statue shows legendary fighter’s inner strength
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Jun 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Chuck Wepner, whose life inspired the film Rocky, which, in turn, inspired perhaps the most famous statue in sports, is the subject of a sculpture more magnificent than the one standing at the foot...
Bayonne Briefs
Jun 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
City inauguration ceremonies, music, and fireworks announced for Sunday, July 1 The municipal inauguration ceremonies and related celebrations will take place on Sunday, July 1. Mayor Davis said, “...
Snap, crackle…STOP!
Local schools respond to legalization of ‘novelty’ fireworks
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Just before July 4 last summer, then-Gov. Chris Christie changed New Jersey’s fireworks law to allow “novelty” fireworks like sparklers and “snap caps” to be sold in supermarkets and other stores. ...
Cooling down with the cops
North Bergen police buy ice cream for students
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Over 300 first through fifth graders at the Robert Fulton Elementary School got to leave their classrooms early on June 15 and nosh on free ice cream, courtesy of the North Bergen Police Department...
Cool rides
Classic Car and Bike show raises $4K for charity
Jun 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The Third Annual Classic Car & Bike Show took over Bergenline Avenue from 79th to 85th Streets on June 10, bringing nearly a century’s worth of antiques, hot rods, muscle cars, luxury rides, milita...
County Democrats have a new leader
First woman wins chairmanship of political machine
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
In a stunning reversal of political fortune, a female candidate beat out powerful state Sen. and Union City Mayor Brian Stack on June 12 to become chairman of the Hudson County Democratic Organizat...
Snap, crackle…STOP!
Local schools respond to legalization of ‘novelty’ fireworks
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Just before July 4 last summer, then-Gov. Chris Christie changed New Jersey’s fireworks law to allow “novelty” fireworks like sparklers and “snap caps” to be sold in supermarkets and other stores. ...
BRIEFS
Jun 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Union City High School graduation is June 29 Union City High School seniors will have their 2018 graduation on Friday, June 29, at 6 p.m. The event will take place at the school, located at 2500 JF...
County Democrats have a new leader
First woman wins chairmanship of political machine
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
In a stunning reversal of political fortune, a female candidate beat out powerful state Sen. and Union City Mayor Brian Stack on June 12 to become chairman of the Hudson County Democratic Organizat...
Snap, crackle…STOP!
Local schools respond to legalization of ‘novelty’ fireworks
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Just before July 4 last summer, then-Gov. Chris Christie changed New Jersey’s fireworks law to allow “novelty” fireworks like sparklers and “snap caps” to be sold in supermarkets and other stores. ...
BRIEFS
Jun 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Union City High School graduation is June 29 Union City High School seniors will have their 2018 graduation on Friday, June 29, at 6 p.m. The event will take place at the school, located at 2500 JF...

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