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Questions about Town Center money unanswered
May 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Bernard Golomb, 71, of Bayonne, said he would be consulting his attorney regarding reports that he allegedly misappropriated about $161,000 from Town Center Management Corporation, where he is a bo...
Jersey City stoop sale on Mother's Day will help young girl with Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
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JERSEY CITY -- The Mother’s Day Stoop Sale in the Hilltop section of Jersey City on Sunday will serve as a fundraiser for Hazel Bohn, 17 months old, who suffers from Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome. The d...
Hudson students compete in Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
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HUDSON COUNTY – Christopher Frias, a senior at Union City High School, and Jackson Weaver, a junior at Jersey City’s McNair Academic High School, will head to Phoenix this Sunday to compete in the ...
Former Bayonne assemblyman rescues drowning woman
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ASBURY PARK – Former Bayonne Assemblyman Jason O’Donnell and his co-worker Vincent Cinello saved the life of a woman drowning in Wesley Lake here on May 3. The men were in the conference room of th...
Bayonne Board of Education votes down school budget
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BAYONNE – School Board members voted 4-4 on a motion to adopt a $129 million budget on Thursday. The budget included a 2.78 percent school tax increase, an average of around $100 per resident, acco...

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It’s official – Hoboken to get Trader Joe’s
Popular chain store expected to open by end of 2016, with minor snag
by Steven Rodas
Reporter Staff Writer
May 01, 2016 | 6 6 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Rummaging through the aisles at the Trader Joe’s in Edgewater, Weehawken resident George McDaniel was stocking up on organic apple blossoms and all-natural potato chips. His weekly six-mile trip wi...
What insurance do you have?
Hoboken and Bayonne hospitals may drop Horizon Blue Cross from network
by Steven Rodas
Reporter Staff Writer
May 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Hoboken University Medical Center may stop accepting Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield as in-network insurance as of June 1, and the same for Bayonne Medical Center as of May 1, unless the two sides c...
Robotic fish, ‘heart driver’, self-sustaining garden…
Inventors reveal the future at Stevens Innovation Expo
by Steven Rodas
Reporter Staff Writer
May 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
The air at Stevens Institute of Technology’s campus on Wednesday, April 27 was filled with innovation as the school’s annual expo drew crowds from near and far. “This is an exposition for engineeri...
All in the family?
Board of Education splits over nepotism policy proposed by state group
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Board of Education members are conflicted over a new nepotism policy that would restrict board members, administrators, and others from recommending the hiring of family members or participating in...
Standing up for workers
Council introduces ordinance to set minimum hours for building service employees
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
To prevent full-time workers in some of the city’s largest buildings from being downgraded to part-time, the City Council introduced an ordinance at the April 27 meeting that would establish a mini...
They survived the streets
Three doctors talk about their struggle from the `hood to medical careers
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
“A split second decision can change the course of your life,” said Dr. Rameck Hunt. One such moment did change his life. As a young man, he had pulled out a switchblade and then realized that he wo...
Biggest ‘Taste of Weehawken’ ever
Sold-out event raises more than $19,000 for library
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
May 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
“It’s a bigger crowd than ever,” said Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner, winding his way through the room full of enthusiastic gourmands. “Enormous.” “It was a huge success this year,” added Holly Piz...
VFW post holds annual pancake breakfast
What better way to meet your neighbors?
May 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
On Sunday Feb. 21, the Weehawken Veterans of Foreign Wars, Oulton-Kraft Post 1923 held their annual Pancake Breakfast at the Senior Nutrition Center. The center was packed with the public hungry fo...
Theater group announces spring schedule
Broadway hit ‘A Steady Rain’ offered in water tower, and readings of two new plays
May 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Hudson Theater Works has announced its upcoming spring production, the New Jersey premiere of Keith Huff’s “A Steady Rain,” and its slate for Playworks, the annual play reading series. In “A Steady...
‘Wax’ wonders
Second graders pose as historical figures
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Second grade classes in Clarendon School in Secaucus staged a “Living Wax Museum” on April 13 in their gymnasium. Each student dressed up as a historically significant person and stood like a statu...
Brush fires on a dry day
Hudson County firefighters rush to extinguish Meadowlands blazes
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Two massive brush fires started in the Meadowlands in Secaucus and Kearny on Tuesday, April 19 around 12:30 p.m. and burned for more than three hours. One fire started in Kearny and eventually beca...
County budget rises to $529M
Weehawken, Union City, Jersey City, Hoboken will likely see tax increases
by Al Sullivan
Apr 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
A new county budget introduced on April 12 will probably increase the county tax portion of the property taxes paid by residents in Union City, Weehawken, Jersey City, and Hoboken. Explaining that ...
What insurance do you have?
Bayonne hospital drops Horizon Blue Cross from in-network coverage
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
As of May 1, Bayonne Medical Center no longer accepts Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ) as in-network insurance. Starting June 1, Hoboken University Medical Center will follow s...
Is J.F.K. Boulevard safe?
Another fatal accident; County takes action
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
David Porto, 43, of Jersey City, was fatally struck by a northbound Ford F-350 pickup truck on John F. Kennedy Boulevard between 30th and 31st streets on Wednesday afternoon while trying to enter h...
Residents object to machine-gun-shaped hookahs
Owner vows to remove them from shop window
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Local residents voiced complaints about a Broadway smoke shop with a window display of four shiny hookahs that resemble machine guns: metallic black, silver, pink, and gold. Originating in the Midd...
A hair-razing adventure
Guttenberg students and teachers shave their locks for cancer
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
May 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Eighth grader Fernando Ortiz, 14, of Guttenberg lost a young friend to cancer years ago. While participating at a cancer fundraiser last week at the Anna L. Klein School, he said, “At least we have...
Torch passed
North Bergen police raise money for Special Olympics
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
May 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The North Bergen Police Department hosted a fundraiser and sold t-shirts last week in order to raise money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on June 10 at 9 a.m. The mission of...
Butting heads
Prieto emerges as leading contender against Christie on Atlantic City issue
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Ranked among the top 10 most powerful people in the county by The Hudson Reporter over the last few years, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto of Secaucus has become the most visible opponent to Gov. C...
WNY teachers protest for contracts, raises
Union says they haven’t gotten increases in several years
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
May 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Teachers and maintenance workers in West New York have been protesting at recent Board of Education meetings because they have been without a contract since July of 2015, and say they haven’t gotte...
Jose Marti students perform original comedy-mystery
From script to cast to crew, a home grown production
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
May 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Jose Marti Freshman Academy in Union City will put on the comic murder-mystery play “Who’s Next?” on May 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. The cast of 12 students has been rehearsing after school since January. ...
Happy Earth Day to you
Local magician teaches kids about recycling, saving the planet
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
May 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Union City resident Mike Gomez, otherwise known as magician “Micky Magic,” used an old newspaper to hold water over preschool teacher Ms. Martias’s head. When he opened the newspaper, the water was...
WNY teachers protest for contracts, raises
Union says they haven’t gotten increases in several years
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
May 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Teachers and maintenance workers in West New York have been protesting at recent Board of Education meetings because they have been without a contract since July of 2015, and say they haven’t gotte...
Little League opening ceremony
A parade, then the first game
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
May 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Boys and girls in Little League, ages 6 to 12, walked a mile down Broadway in West New York for their opening day parade before playing the first game of the season on Saturday, April 16. Eighteen ...
Happy Earth Day to you
Local magician teaches kids about recycling, saving the planet
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
May 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Union City resident Mike Gomez, otherwise known as magician “Micky Magic,” used an old newspaper to hold water over preschool teacher Ms. Martias’s head. When he opened the newspaper, the water was...

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