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Fake news site quotes Eminem as calling Jersey City women beautiful; real news site picks it up
May 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY -- There may be lots of beautiful women in Jersey City, but Eminem fans know that he's more partial to Midwestern girls. So did he really say this in a radio interview?: “I knew a girl ...
Watch for new date for Hoboken Arts and Music Festival
Apr 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN -- The city of Hoboken announced Saturday afternoon that the 22nd annual Hoboken Arts and Music Festival originally planned for Sunday, May 1 will be rescheduled due to a forecast of heavy ...
What’s with the construction at the Hoboken Public Library?
Apr 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN – After celebrating their 125th anniversary last year, the Hoboken Public Library is gearing up for 125 more. This past week, with scaffolding going up and other noise that clearly break th...
Portion of Maple Street to become ‘Kool & the Gang Way’
Apr 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven Fulop will join with members of the City Council, community members, and members of the American jazz and soul band Kool & the Gang on Friday afternoon to rename a sectio...
2016 best meatball contest in Secaucus in April 30
Apr 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Who makes the best meatballs to support Spinal Muscular Atrophy? SMA is a motor neuron disease. Bring meatballs for a contest and prize on Saturday April 30 at 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Immacul...

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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 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 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 | 11 11 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 | 11 11 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 | 9 9 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 | 9 9 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 | 5 5 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 | 5 5 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 | 4 4 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 | 4 4 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 | 9 9 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 | 8 8 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 | 11 11 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 ...
City faces $15 million budget hole
Broken Waitex deal to blame
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
After the city and Waitex Global International could not agree on purchasing terms of the Military Ocean Terminal (MOTBY) the city finds itself in a budget hole. The Bayonne City Council held a pub...
Dressing up
Bayonne artists enter show to raise funds for Dress for Success
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Five artists from Bayonne will join a group of international, regional, and local artists, who will show off their work in “Art and Soul; Women In the Arts,” a show at Mana Contemporary gallery’s f...
Red Cross to the rescue
Help for people displaced by three-alarm blaze
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
After a disaster, the first organization with volunteers on the ground, ready to help disaster victims is most often the American Red Cross. Such was the case after nine people were displaced by a ...
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 | 3 3 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 | 4 4 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 | 4 4 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 | 13 13 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 | 13 13 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 | 13 13 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 | 13 13 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 | 4 4 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 | 13 13 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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