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Enjoy a nature walk through a former primeval forest
Sep 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
SECAUCUS – Join a free two-hour walk at Mill Creek Marsh Trail in Secaucus to look for raptors, waterfowl, and fall migrants on Sunday, Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon. Perhaps the most enduring impre...
JCMC hopes to use 9/11 as a teaching tool
Sep 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY -- Jersey City Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, will use the anniversary of 9/11 to help prepare the community for treating wounds during an emergency. “On the 14th anniversa...
UPDATED: 'Benny Tudino,' owner of beloved Hoboken pizza shop, passes away
Sep 03, 2015 | 4 4 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN -- Bari Drishti, AKA "Benny Tudino" of Benny Tudno's pizza shop on Washington Street, has passed away. Benny was a familiar face sitting outside his popular, centrally located shop, which w...
Citywide housing plan announced in Jersey City
Sep 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY -- Mayor Steven M. Fulop has released a new citywide housing assessment and plan. The series of policy documents being rolled out Thursday included a new tax policy that’s specifically ...
World War II veteran Henry Sanchez dies
Sep 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
BAYONNE – Henry Sanchez, a highly decorated veteran of World War II, and one of the sailors involved with the D-Day Allied invasion of Normandy Beach in France in 1944, died on Wednesday, Sept. 2 a...

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Zoned out
Former Hoboken resident recalls trip to ‘Zoning Hell’
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Aug 30, 2015 | 12 12 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
All Scott Katz wanted was to add a five-foot addition and some minor improvements to his Bloomfield Street townhouse. Instead, he got a first-hand lesson in the vast labyrinth that property owners ...
Hudson County has beaches
Even in cities, swaths of sand and shore hide in plain sight
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Aug 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Nearly two centuries ago, Hudson County was a destination for beach enthusiasts. From the 1840s until at least the 1880s, the Hotel LaTourette and its surrounding beaches at Bergen Point in Bayonne...
Police Beat
by Compiled by Carlo Davis
Aug 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Jersey City man allegedly stole $50K from Hoboken checking account A Jersey City resident has been arrested after allegedly hacking Hoboken municipal government accounts and stealing over $50,000, ...
Just in time for the end of summer!
Expanded Boyd-McGuiness Park designed to serve all ages
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Neighborhood kids rushed through the sprinklers and slipped down the slides at the newly-reopened Boyd-McGuiness Park on Aug. 25, while adults gathered to cut the ribbon to celebrate the reopening....
Montgomery Gardens, 2.0
Sections of crime-ridden housing project slated for demolition
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
When you grow up in a housing project, you’re bound to get mixed feelings when the buildings are demolished to make way for the future. One part of you might remember the after-school fights, the s...
The stars will be out
Golden Door Film Festival returns to Jersey City Sept. 24 to 27
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Founder Bill Sorvino predicts The 2015 Golden Door Film Festival will be bigger and even better than ever. The festival will take place from Sept. 24 to 27, with the opening and closing nights at t...
Classic rock, rhythm and blues
Hamilton Park Summer Concert Series 2015 announces final shows
Aug 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Summer might be coming to a close, but the music from this year’s Hamilton Park Summer Concert Series continues for two final concerts of the season. Joe Cimino loves to play on stage and it shows ...
Farewell to a century-old tradition?
141st annual German festival at Schuetzen Park may be the last
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
John Gloistein has been attending the annual Volksfest in Schuetzen Park for nearly half a century. The event has special meaning for him. “I met my wife here 45 years ago,” he said at this year’s ...
Rising star Ayo Awosika appears Sept. 2
Summer Concerts on the Hudson presents a Soul and R&B night
Aug 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Summer Concerts on the Hudson will present a one-night-only Soul and R&B concert with up-and-coming vocalist Ayo Awosika and her 10-piece band on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. The Hudson Riverfront ...
Back to school, and there’s more to love
Phase one of $27M Secaucus HS renovation is ready
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Phase one of the Secaucus High School expansion project is nearly complete, just in time for kids to return to school Sept. 9. That means the initial construction inside the school is nearly done, ...
Week of the kiddie cops
88 youngsters participate in annual Junior Police Academy
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
“I want to be a police when I grow up,” declared Alyssa Craigwelo, 9. And she should know. Alyssa was in the midst of an intense four-day crash course in law enforcement and public service: the ann...
Steamroller prints and a giant Rubik’s Cube
Artworks from Braddock Park Festival come to the library
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
This June saw the first annual Braddock Park Art Festival, a sprawling, day-long celebration of art activities, technique demonstrations, and art installations featuring works of all media and part...
Summer’s over; it’s back to class
Bayonne schools begin year with new courses, programs, and administrators
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Sep 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
This year’s summer break will come to a crashing halt for students, teachers, and other personnel as some 10,000 Bayonne students head back to classrooms across the city this week and next. The 201...
Bishop of the people
Donato remembered as humble man who helped all
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Sep 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Bishop Gaetano “Thomas” Donato, a Jersey City native and a priest at three Catholic parishes in Bayonne, is being remembered as a gentle, soulful man, who helped all, reaching out far beyond his Ro...
Bullish on Bayonne
Companies investing in city in corporate headquarters and warehouse sites
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Sep 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
While a couple of retail businesses shut their doors within the last two weeks and at least two longtime dining and drinking establishments are looking to sell, companies are still looking to Bayon...
Farewell to a century-old tradition?
141st annual German festival at Schuetzen Park may be the last
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
John Gloistein has been attending the annual Volksfest in Schuetzen Park for nearly half a century. The event has special meaning for him. “I met my wife here 45 years ago,” he said at this year’s ...
Raising the Puerto Rican flag
Dedicated to longtime resident from family of public servants
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Town of West New York raised the Puerto Rican flag at the municipal building for the first time on Friday, Aug. 21, celebrating the island’s culture and contributions and also honoring a family...
Is it really illegal to take pictures in the train station?
Law enforcement, others confused about policies
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Aug 30, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Ever since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, local bloggers and journalists have told stories of being stopped by police from taking photographs in train and bus stations, and near bridges a...
Focusing on success
Group of local filmmakers shooting for that one big hit
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Aug 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
They’re young, intelligent, creative, driven and not willing to give up easily. They’re a crew of filmmakers, actors, musicians, artists, and technical workers. They’re nearly all from Hudson Count...
Farewell to a century-old tradition?
141st annual German festival at Schuetzen Park may be the last
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
John Gloistein has been attending the annual Volksfest in Schuetzen Park for nearly half a century. The event has special meaning for him. “I met my wife here 45 years ago,” he said at this year’s ...
Painting the town
Union City brothers liven up the community with 12-panel mural
by Steven Rodas
Reporter Correspondent
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
With a plethora of work in their back catalogue in Phoenix, Ariz., a number of exhibitions in New York City over the years, and auctioning off work to a curator in China, it was easy for the Fortou...
Raising the Puerto Rican flag
Dedicated to longtime resident from family of public servants
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Town of West New York raised the Puerto Rican flag at the municipal building for the first time on Friday, Aug. 21, celebrating the island’s culture and contributions and also honoring a family...
Farewell to a century-old tradition?
141st annual German festival at Schuetzen Park may be the last
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
John Gloistein has been attending the annual Volksfest in Schuetzen Park for nearly half a century. The event has special meaning for him. “I met my wife here 45 years ago,” he said at this year’s ...
BRIEFS
Aug 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Free school supplies available in West New York The Franciscan Community, with the help of various sponsors, will offer free school supplies to needy families. Come and get your back-to-school supp...

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