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Low-cost family health/dental network to hold open house
Apr 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
HUDSON COUNTY -- There will be a Spring Open House at Metropolitan Family Health Network, 935 Garfield Avenue in Jersey City: On Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 4 to 6 p.m. Attendees can tour the he...
Bayonne native named one of the 100 most powerful people in the world
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
BAYONNE -- Born and raised in Bayonne, U.S. Army General Martin E. Dempsey was just named by TIME as one of the top 100 most influential people in the world. Dempsey, 63, who was named chairman of ...
Secaucus Middle School students win award for environmental video
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
SECAUCUS – Students from Secaucus Middle School are among the winners of the 2015 KWN New Vision & Eco-Effect Awards. KWN (Kid Witness News) is a hands-on video education program with an emphasis o...
Hoboken to get a Luke's Lobster Roll joint, and other small chains
Apr 17, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN -- Several recently announced or opened establishments are bringing new flavors into Hoboken’s bustling restaurant scene. Next month, popular New York-based lobster roll eatery Luke’s Lobst...
Rotary Club fundraising dinner and dance on Saturday will honor “Service Above Self”
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
SECAUCUS – The Rotary Club of Secaucus is holding their second annual Community Dinner and Dance fundraiser in the La Reggia Restaurant ballroom on Saturday, April 18 at 7 p.m. Seven-time Emmy Awar...

this week's news stories

Six methods of car-sharing in Hoboken
Residential permits are down as drivers find alternatives
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Apr 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
When she spearheaded the introduction of a citywide car sharing service by Hertz in 2010, Mayor Dawn Zimmer promised a brave new world of decongested streets and freed up parking spots. The effect ...
‘Most disgusting elevator that I have seen’
Board overseeing housing projects addresses persistent issues
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Apr 12, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
At its two most recent meetings, the Hoboken Housing Authority Board of Commissioners moved to address some of the largest and most chronic infrastructure issues in Hoboken’s public housing project...
Holdup in Hoboken’s Wild West
City hit with second lawsuit over rejected developments
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Apr 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
On Feb. 28, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer posted a photograph of her son scrambling up an indoor rock wall on Twitter and Facebook. “Packed house at Brooklyn Boulders,” read the caption. “A place like ...
Keeping ‘mom and pop’ alive
Jersey City proposes limiting chain stores from Downtown
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 12, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Seeking to save the mom and pop stores, Mayor Steven Fulop has proposed limiting the number of chain stores that can operate downtown. He said downtown has been tapped out and that there is a risk ...
Beyond the Waterfront
Baker Building breaks ground in Ward F
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
In what officials hope will be the first step in the spread of new development beyond the waterfront and Journal Square, community and government leaders gathered for the groundbreaking on April 7 ...
City is looking for a few good men and women
Fulop Administration launches Jersey City version of AmeriCorps Vista
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
In conjunction with the National Day of Service and the Mayor’s Day of Recognition, Mayor Steven Fulop launched a new AmeriCorps VISTA project that will promote economic opportunity and youth devel...
There’s trouble in River City!
High school musical theater production will be ‘The Music Man’
Apr 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
One of the most exciting and well-attended events of the year in Weehawken High School is the annual high school musical theater production. This year’s production is the classic musical “The Music...
Weehawken holds gymnastics exhibition
Children ages 6 – 13 show off what they’ve learned
Apr 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Weehawken Recreation held its Gymnastics Exhibition on March 21 at Daniel Webster School. This was the 17th year that the township offered free floor gymnastics for boys and girls in its recreation...
Seniors celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
Weehawken officials break bread at Elks Lodge Party
Apr 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
The St. Patrick’s Senior Party was held at the Weehawken Elks Lodge on Saturday from 12 noon to 3 p.m. on Boulevard East overlooking the Hudson River. Lunch consisted of corned beef on lightly toas...
Busy Easter bunny visits kids around Secaucus
Hops into Tot Center and Pump It Up
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The Easter bunny was hopping around town last week, meeting with delighted kids (and their camera-wielding parents) at the Tot Center and at Pump It Up. Mayor Michael Gonnelli joined the bunny in h...
Get ready to laugh
First Annual Meadowlands Comedy Festival will feature some local performers
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Residents with a yen for yucks can rejoice. The First Annual Meadowlands Comedy Festival will run from April 14 to 19, bringing six nights of high-spirited entertainment to venues in Secaucus and s...
Newsman to novelist
Veteran Hudson journalist writes historical thriller centering on ‘Black Tom’ incident
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
The explosion near Jersey City was so colossal it felt like an earthquake for hundreds of miles around. Black Tom, the former island just off the Hudson County coast, where two million pounds of am...
Earn here, so live here?
City activists want municipal workers to be residents
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Do they have to or don’t they? That’s one of the big questions in the city now, as two online petitions collect signatures to push for enforcement of the city ordinance requiring municipal workers ...
Resolving to remember the Holocaust
Observance continues, so history is not repeated
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
This year, the Bayonne community will continue one of its annual missions, never to let citizens forget what happened during World War II, when 11 million people were killed in the Holocaust. The c...
Exxon Mobil agreement ‘horrific’
Environmentalists, local officials dismiss proposed pact
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
City, county, and environmental officials have greeted the state’s posting of the proposed $225 million cleanup settlement with the Exxon Mobil Corporation the same way they dealt with it six weeks...
School board elections on April 21
Twelve candidates running for three seats
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Twelve candidates are vying for the three available seats in this year’s Board of Education election in North Bergen. The election will be held April 21. The board has nine members in total, each s...
‘A beautiful thing’
Hundreds of kids attend Easter celebration at NB Rec Center
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
The Easter bunny was only one of the attractions at the annual Easter Show in North Bergen on Thursday, April 2. Equally popular was the long table manned by local artists painting children’s faces...
Superheroes seize Secaucus
Convention will feature comic book creators, rock artists in April
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
It should come as no surprise that comics aren’t just for kids anymore. “I went to see Art Spiegelman’s ‘Wordless,’ and he talked about how comics have gone from junk culture for children to accept...
Best places to take your dog
Hudson County locales to run, romp, and sniff
by Joe Granat
Reporter Correspondent
Apr 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Owning a dog, some may say, is similar to having a child. Except children are allowed to go everywhere their parents take them, for better or worse. Trying to find activities that are “dog friendly...
Newsman to novelist
Veteran Hudson journalist writes historical thriller centering on ‘Black Tom’ incident
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
The explosion near Jersey City was so colossal it felt like an earthquake for hundreds of miles around. Black Tom, the former island just off the Hudson County coast, where two million pounds of am...
Get ready to laugh
First Annual Meadowlands Comedy Festival will feature some local performers
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Residents with a yen for yucks can rejoice. The First Annual Meadowlands Comedy Festival will run from April 14 to 19, bringing six nights of high-spirited entertainment to venues in Secaucus and s...
More than just a girls’ tale
Local writer publishes and promotes new book
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
After living up to the adage that writers should write what they know, former West New York resident and Secaucus native Amanda Palasciano has published and is promoting the first book in a series ...
Newsman to novelist
Veteran Hudson journalist writes historical thriller centering on ‘Black Tom’ incident
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
The explosion near Jersey City was so colossal it felt like an earthquake for hundreds of miles around. Black Tom, the former island just off the Hudson County coast, where two million pounds of am...
Get ready to laugh
First Annual Meadowlands Comedy Festival will feature some local performers
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Residents with a yen for yucks can rejoice. The First Annual Meadowlands Comedy Festival will run from April 14 to 19, bringing six nights of high-spirited entertainment to venues in Secaucus and s...

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