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West New York adopts ordinance banning short-term rentals, despite concerns from local Airbnb hosts
Jan 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WEST NEW YORK -- Short term vacation rentals, of 30 days or less, will be banned in West New York, after the town's Board of Commissioners adopted an ordinance at their Jan. 18 meeting. The measure...
Menendez to be retried, says Politico
Jan 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
HUDSON COUNTY – In a report broken by Politico, federal prosecutors announced that they will retry U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, after a deadlocked jury in November resulted in a mistrial. Annalou ...
Court rules LSP marina plan can proceed
Jan 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY – A lawsuit brought by Jersey City to halt a plan to construct “millionaires’ marina” at the south end of Liberty State Park was rejected by a Superior Court on Jan. 19. The court ruled...
Secaucus charges retail workers in alleged Ebates scheme
Jan 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
SECAUCUS – Police have arrested five employees from a local clothing store warehouse in connection with an alleged fraud scheme. According to a town police report, the employees would allegedly pro...
​Newark on list of possible sites for Amazon headquarters, Bayonne and JC left out
Jan 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
HUDSON COUNTY – Amazon, Inc. included Newark on a list of 20 “candidate cities” in consideration for its second headquarters, which it calls “ HQ2 .” Jersey City and Bayonne were left off the list,...

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What kind of runoff elections could Hoboken have?
One measure passes, one pulled; bar owners speak out on ‘task force’
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hoboken City Council, at their meeting Wednesday, discussed runoff elections, bulletproof desks, and a new public safety task force that will target bar rowdiness (see sidebar for the latter). ...
City will keep fighting for waterfront parkland
Hoboken and NY Waterway go toe to toe
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
After the NJ Transit Board of Directors pulled a measure to buy waterfront property in Hoboken from its agenda on Monday, local officials and residents took it as a victory and hope a new administr...
Friendship and acceptance
Mile Square Theater to present ‘Driving Miss Daisy’
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The Mile Square Theatre will kick off its 2018 season with Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize winning play “Driving Miss Daisy” from Jan. 31 to Feb. 25. “When looking for a play to open the 2018 season, ...
Board of Ed. divided on ‘joint’ statement
School board trustees dispute press characterization
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
In an attempt to change the way they are portrayed in the media, some members of the Jersey City Board of Education attempted at the Jan. 16 caucus to get the board to issue a joint statement dispu...
Gov. Murphy sets new course for Democratic Party
Seen as positive leader, looks at transit operations, vows to end ‘us vs. them’ politics
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
A few days before Phil Murphy took the oath of office as the 56th governor of New Jersey on Tuesday, he took a tour of Hudson County via public transportation. Starting in Hoboken, he boarded the m...
Fifth death at county jail
County will review ‘inhumane’ treatment at correctional facility
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
A series of deaths and attempted suicides at the Hudson County Correctional Facility (HCCF) in Kearny has caused county officials to review procedures and seek ways to lessen such incidents in the ...
Pool, rink, new parks coming to waterfront
Township approves 3.5-acre expansion to open in 2019
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
The Township of Weehawken approved last month a 3.5-acre expansion of its waterfront recreational area, which by summer 2019 is set to include new pools. According to officials, the entire project ...
Gov. Murphy sets new course for Democratic Party
Seen as positive leader, looks at transit operations, vows to end ‘us vs. them’ politics
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
A few days before Phil Murphy took the oath of office as the 56th governor of New Jersey on Tuesday, he took a tour of Hudson County via public transportation. Starting in Hoboken, he boarded the m...
The folks who control your county tax dollars
New county freeholders, clerk sworn in at inauguration
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Two new Hudson County freeholders and a new county clerk were sworn in at the annual inauguration ceremony at Jersey City's Hudson County Administration Annex, Jan. 11. The nine-member Hudson Count...
Volunteer firefighters accept residents with visas
Council adopts controversial ordinance despite previous complaints
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 14, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 170 170 recommendations | email to a friend
The Secaucus Volunteer Fire Department will now be open to residents with legal status – meaning not only citizens, but people who may have a green card or work/student visa -- after the Town Counc...
New council sworn in; rec center in the works
Officials start new year with reorganization meeting
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 14, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 127 127 recommendations | email to a friend
The Secaucus Town Council met on Jan. 2 to swear in a new member, administer the oath of office to re-elected officials, and discuss a few matters of new business. Mayor Michael Gonnelli also said ...
Looking ahead
Residents around the county share their resolutions
Jan 14, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 190 190 recommendations | email to a friend
A new year sometimes provides new resolve and inspiration for change. While not all problems can be solved by positive thinking (sometimes it takes better health care, help from friends, or even a ...
Former Mayor Mark Smith rumored to run again
Union labor at issue as Davis and O’Donnell spar
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Jan 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
Former Bayonne Mayor and Hudson County Democratic Chairman Mark Smith, who lost his mayoral bid against Mayor James Davis in 2014 by a close margin, is rumored to be running again. If true, he will...
Is Route 440 safe to walk across?
New stores tempt pedestrians to cross dangerous highway
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Jan 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
Pedestrians in Bayonne know the problem roads: Kennedy Boulevard and Route 440. Multiple people have died in the last few years trying to cross the two widest roads in Bayonne. In November 2016, tw...
Board of Education trustees sworn in
A new year and new faces
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Jan 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
The Bayonne Board of Education (BBOED) swore in three trustees at a January 9 reorganization meeting. Bayonne residents voted in two new trustees, Michael Alonso and Maria Valado, and one incumbent...
'I lived through it'
Holocaust survivors share experiences with local students
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
North Bergen sixth, seventh, and eighth graders learned about the Holocaust from two survivors who spoke at the John F. Kennedy School Jan. 12. “It was good,” said Yalanin, an eighth grader at the ...
The folks who control your county tax dollars
New county freeholders, clerk sworn in at inauguration
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Two new Hudson County freeholders and a new county clerk were sworn in at the annual inauguration ceremony at Jersey City's Hudson County Administration Annex, Jan. 11. The nine-member Hudson Count...
Gov. Murphy sets new course for Democratic Party
Seen as positive leader, looks at transit operations, vows to end ‘us vs. them’ politics
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
A few days before Phil Murphy took the oath of office as the 56th governor of New Jersey on Tuesday, he took a tour of Hudson County via public transportation. Starting in Hoboken, he boarded the m...
‘There was food and water strewn on the floor’
Local officials save 51 animals from Union City apartment
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Local police, volunteers, and animal control officials saved an estimated 33 poodles, 15 birds, and three cats from what they said was a roach-infested apartment in Union City, on Jan. 10. The owne...
The folks who control your county tax dollars
New county freeholders, clerk sworn in at inauguration
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Two new Hudson County freeholders and a new county clerk were sworn in at the annual inauguration ceremony at Jersey City's Hudson County Administration Annex, Jan. 11. The nine-member Hudson Count...
Gov. Murphy sets new course for Democratic Party
Seen as positive leader, looks at transit operations, vows to end ‘us vs. them’ politics
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
A few days before Phil Murphy took the oath of office as the 56th governor of New Jersey on Tuesday, he took a tour of Hudson County via public transportation. Starting in Hoboken, he boarded the m...
‘There was food and water strewn on the floor’
Local officials save 51 animals from Union City apartment
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Local police, volunteers, and animal control officials saved an estimated 33 poodles, 15 birds, and three cats from what they said was a roach-infested apartment in Union City, on Jan. 10. The owne...
The folks who control your county tax dollars
New county freeholders, clerk sworn in at inauguration
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Two new Hudson County freeholders and a new county clerk were sworn in at the annual inauguration ceremony at Jersey City's Hudson County Administration Annex, Jan. 11. The nine-member Hudson Count...
Gov. Murphy sets new course for Democratic Party
Seen as positive leader, looks at transit operations, vows to end ‘us vs. them’ politics
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
A few days before Phil Murphy took the oath of office as the 56th governor of New Jersey on Tuesday, he took a tour of Hudson County via public transportation. Starting in Hoboken, he boarded the m...

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Hoboken Mayor Bhalla takes oath of office, designates Hoboken a 'welcoming city'
Jan 01, 2018 | 1 1 comments | 276 276 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN -- New Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla and three council members took the oath of office at Hoboken High School on New Year's Day. Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez attended, as did mayors...

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