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Enjoy a free movie in the park this summer
Jul 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
HUDSON COUNTY – Movies in the Parks take place on Wednesday and Friday nights this July and August at six different parks in Hudson County. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy an evening ...
Hygiene Project participants win Silver Service Leadership School designation
Jul 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
SECAUCUS – Representatives from Secaucus nonprofit The Hygiene Project competed in New Jersey Students in Action (NJSIA) with other NJ high schools and earned the 2015 Silver Service Leadership Sch...
Four people arrested in corruption probe at JCIA
Jul 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY -- An apparent corruption probe has led to four arrests on July 2 at the Jersey City Incinerator Authority, said Jersey City Public Safety Director James Shea. The arrests were made by ...
19-year-old man killed in West New York Thursday
Jul 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
WEST NEW YORK – A 19-year-old man was fatally shot in the head on July 1, according to a report issued by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office. Police responded to 427 53rd St. at about 12:20 a.m....
‘Bayonne’s Got Talent’ seeking contestants
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
BAYONNE – If you’ve got talent, the Bayonne Theater Company wants you! The group will be presenting "Bayonne's Got Talent" on Thursday, Aug. 6, and wants you to sign up now for auditions that will ...

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Waiting to ride
After several postponements, still no projected date for Hoboken bike share
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Jul 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
A year and a half after Hoboken announced that it would launch a joint bike share program with Weehawken and Jersey City, the project remains stuck in limbo, waiting on enough funding from private ...
Final fight
The last of the ‘pigeon guys’ leaves Hoboken
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Jul 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The dusty trophies are piled in boxes in a breezy garage on Monroe Street, next to a lone bag of seed. On the roof, a lattice of cages lies empty and partially deconstructed, silent for perhaps the...
Out of ‘Focus’
Connors School freed from state monitoring; food service deficit paid off
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Jul 05, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hoboken Board of Education celebrated the exit of one of its three elementary schools from a state-run monitoring program, thanks to consistent improvement in student test scores among other fa...
From Greenville to the NFL and back
Football player returns home to redevelop in his old neighborhood
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Chris Baker, former wide receiver for the New York Jets, has some sage advice for kids in the Jersey City neighborhood where he grew up. “Follow your dream, but back it up,” he said during an inter...
Better than new
West Bergen Branch Library reopens
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
For some of those who came to celebrate the grand reopening of Jersey City’s West Bergen Branch Library on June 29, the facility’s makeover was like “night and day.” The library reopened after bein...
Rules for public gardens, and wage theft
City to oversee vacant space planting, and stop companies from cheating their workers
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Jersey City plans to crack down on neighborhood groups that don’t follow the rules when it comes to neighborhood gardens. The city established the Adopt-a-Lot program several years ago in order to ...
74 seniors move on
Weehawken High School graduates class of 2015
by Joanne Hoersch
Reporter Correspondent
Jul 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The 74 graduates of Weehawken High School’s senior class entered the auditorium to the strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” and a standing ovation from friends, family, and high school faculty on Tue...
‘Tails’ from the shelter
Dogs were rescued from Edgewater fire, and once, a North Bergen trash bag
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Not long ago, Weehawken Animal Control Officer Vincent Ascolese brought a dog to an elementary school in that town for a little love. The dogs who end up in local shelters have a variety of stories...
Cruising through history
How to take an environmental boat ride into wetlands
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
“See the railroad trestle over there? We used to jump off that into the river when we were kids,” recalled John Jandreau, who has lived in Secaucus for 65 years. He was one of a number of Hudson Co...
County taxes decrease for Secaucus residents
Council discusses new parking regulations
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
County taxes for Secaucus residents are decreasing this year, reported Councilman Robert Costantino at the Town Council meeting on June 23. Residents pay quarterly taxes based on three budgets: The...
Hudson may get female prosecutor
Esther Suarez, nominated by Christie, would be first woman and Hispanic in post
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Superior Court Judge Esther Suarez, a resident of Secaucus, has been confirmed as the new Hudson County Prosecutor by the state Senate this week. She was nominated as the new Hudson County prosecut...
Going up, up, up
Hudson rents still skyrocketing, because of demand
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jul 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
With dozens of rental developments in Hudson County going up and many recently being completed, why does a current report say that county rents are still on the rise, and may actually hit a $3,000 ...
Mayor draws cheers and jeers
City giving Davis a chance, but wants results now that one-year ‘honeymoon’ is over
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Swept into office in June last year by voters seeking a change in city government, Mayor James Davis is still benefiting from a tide of goodwill, but with his learning curve over, residents want re...
Show us the money
State names mediator to address city-workers contract impasse
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
About 250 city employees have been working without a contract for a year, and with six months of talks between Bayonne officials and union leaders going nowhere, an impasse has been declared and th...
Purr-fect cats and dogs
Where you can adopt a pet
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Since the recession, more animals have ended up abandoned and more are awaiting adoption in local facilities. Some towns have started their own adoption locations in the last few years to give thei...
Red means ‘go’
More than 600 students participate in 54th graduation ceremony
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The roar of more than 600 students rocked Bruins Stadium on the morning of Wednesday, June 24. A sea of red-clad graduates erupted from their seats, caps flying in the air to celebrate the end of t...
Public works bosses convicted of conspiracy, misconduct
‘Following orders’ defense doesn’t pan out
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Two suspended North Bergen Department of Public Works supervisors were convicted last week of conspiracy, official misconduct, and other charges. They allegedly assigned municipal employees to work...
‘Tails’ from the shelter
Dogs were rescued from Edgewater fire, and once, a North Bergen trash bag
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Not long ago, Weehawken Animal Control Officer Vincent Ascolese brought a dog to an elementary school in that town for a little love. The dogs who end up in local shelters have a variety of stories...
Fought to open shelter after ‘boat people’ arrived
Pastor Gary Kugler was tireless advocate for the homeless
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
When Reverend Horst Gerhardt “Gary” Kugler died last month at age 76, Hudson County lost both a loving neighbor and a fierce advocate for the homeless. Kugler had to put up quite a fight to establi...
Farm fresh at your table
New farmers markets add healthy options to local fare
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Nowadays residents of North Hudson can hardly toss a tomato without hitting a farmers market. New markets have cropped up in Union City and North Bergen, joining existing ones in neighboring commun...
‘Tails’ from the shelter
Dogs were rescued from Edgewater fire, and once, a North Bergen trash bag
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Not long ago, Weehawken Animal Control Officer Vincent Ascolese brought a dog to an elementary school in that town for a little love. The dogs who end up in local shelters have a variety of stories...
Farm fresh at your table
New farmers markets add healthy options to local fare
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Nowadays residents of North Hudson can hardly toss a tomato without hitting a farmers market. New markets have cropped up in Union City and North Bergen, joining existing ones in neighboring commun...
Fought to open shelter after ‘boat people’ arrived
Pastor Gary Kugler was tireless advocate for the homeless
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
When Reverend Horst Gerhardt “Gary” Kugler died last month at age 76, Hudson County lost both a loving neighbor and a fierce advocate for the homeless. Kugler had to put up quite a fight to establi...
‘Tails’ from the shelter
Dogs were rescued from Edgewater fire, and once, a North Bergen trash bag
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Not long ago, Weehawken Animal Control Officer Vincent Ascolese brought a dog to an elementary school in that town for a little love. The dogs who end up in local shelters have a variety of stories...

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