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Federal prosecutors issue 'clearance letters' for three state officials accused by Mayor Dawn Zimmer
May 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN -- The New York Times confirmed in a story on Saturday that the U.S. Attorney's office issued three "clearance letters" saying they had closed an investigation into three state officials ac...
Thousands enjoy warm weather at Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival
May 02, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
J. Geils Band frontman Peter Wolf led a strong showing at this year’s spring Arts & Music Festival, which featured over 20 musical performers and nine blocks of food, art, and other fun. The event ...
Shredding events upcoming, beginning May 2 in North Bergen
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NORTH BERGEN – Hudson County residents are invited to have personal confidential and/or sensitive documents shredded at a free, on-site, mobile paper-shredding event in the parking lot at James J. ...
EXCLUSIVE: Baseball Hall of Fame may come to Hoboken
May 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN -- Hoboken already has a plaque on 11th Street commemorating the location of the first baseball game to be played under the rules that form the basis of the modern sport. Now a group of pri...
Hoboken Mayor Zimmer stands by claims against Christie after federal indictments hit Bridgegate officials
May 01, 2015 | 3 3 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN — After U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman on Friday handed down indictments for two officials involved in the Bridgegate scandal, but none in relation to Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer’s claims that Lt...

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Baseball Hall of Fame may come to Hoboken
Mile-square city finally getting recognized as birthplace of sport
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff
May 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Hoboken already has a plaque on 11th Street commemorating the location of the first baseball game to be played under the rules that form the basis of the modern sport. Now a group of primarily Cana...
Here comes the boom
700 new units in northern Hoboken by end of 2016
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
May 03, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Call it the Northern Renaissance. After years in the shadow of prominent projects on the waterfront and in the town’s southern interior, northeast Hoboken and southern Weehawken are seeing a flurry...
Have you seen this slide?
1600 Park structure is hidden Hoboken gem
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
May 03, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Walk by on the nearest surface road and you’re likely to miss it. Drive over one of the looming viaducts, and you may see a yellow blur before Weehawken beckons. Whiz by on the Hudson-Bergen Light ...
A grand reopening
Goya unveils its new operation center in Jersey City
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
With the Weehawken High School Marching band greeting hundreds of spectators, Goya Foods unveiled its new $162 million facility in Jersey City on April 29. Among the long list of public officials a...
Save this, demolish that
City Council delays two historic district decisions
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Saying they needed more information, the City Council put off decisions on two ordinances involving historic designation until the May 6 meeting. One ordinance would establish a new historic distri...
The goats are back
The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery JC Cemetery
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Almost none of the participants at this year’s Earth Day celebration on April 26 at the Historic Harsimus Cemetery noticed the baby goat slip through the gap in the goat pen until the other slightl...
Dinner for 400
15th Annual ‘Taste of Weehawken’ raises $12K+ for library
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
May 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 400 tickets were sold to the 15th Annual Taste of Weehawken event, the fundraiser to support progamming at the free public library. Held in the Lincoln Harbor food court, the gourmet fies...
Near the border
Development springs to life at Weehawken/Hoboken line
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
May 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Call it the Northern Renaissance. After years in the shadow of prominent projects on the waterfront and in the town’s southern interior, northeast Hoboken and southern Weehawken are seeing a flurry...
Weehawken sophomore honored by Obama
Failen Rosa receives President’s Volunteer Service Award
May 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
“I like to be engaged in an activity,” says Failen Rosa, whose soft voice and petite frame belie her extraordinary energy and focus. “I don’t enjoy just sitting around the house.” She directs much ...
Footballers and fur
NY Giants provide star power at Animal Shelter fundraiser
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
May 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Three members of the New York Giants football team brought their star power to the recent fundraiser for the Secaucus Animal Shelter. The Harmon Cove Clubhouse was packed for the afternoon as the t...
Fling into spring
Fifth annual senior citizen prom is a blast for all ages
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
May 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
There was certainly no generation gap in Secaucus on Thursday, April 23, when youngsters danced the Lindy Hop and seniors did the Electric Slide. It was the night of the fifth annual Spring Fling S...
A hands-on lesson in civics
Students view county government from the inside
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Christina Skop did her best to keep order as chairman of the Hudson County Board of Freeholders during this year’s Student Government Day on April 2. But like her counterpart in the adult version, ...
Abating abatements?
City Council refuses to move ordinance on project, citing abatement request
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Apr 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
When is a tax abatement necessary and when is it giving away too much? That was the quandary for the City Council on April 22 when it considered an ordinance which sought to allow the building of 3...
Bridge to the future
With $1 billion expansion project Bayonne gets ‘a a bridge for the next 100 years.’
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Apr 29, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
This mammoth project has a pretty pedestrian name—the Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Program (BBNCP). Myriad press releases and online videos don’t begin to give a sense of the project’s sco...
Cutting-edge shrink
Doctor’s office’s heating system uses geothermal energy
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Apr 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
You’re a well-respected physician in your adopted city, moving your practice downtown and wanting to make a special mark in your new neighborhood. How do you do something different and good for soc...
‘Fantastico!’
Library serves ‘A Taste of Italy’ to hundreds
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
May 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Columbus Day isn’t until Oct. 12, but the Italian American community was out in full force six months early when the North Bergen Public Library held their “Taste of Italy” event on April 25. The a...
Police, responders honored for saving official’s life
Deputy public safety director revived after heart stopped
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
May 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
“I’ve dealt with gangs, with guns, with drugs,” said Sgt. Juan Barrera of the Guttenberg Police Department. “It’s nothing compared with seeing your friend or coworker basically die in your arms.” D...
Baseball on parade
Little Leaguers march proudly through town
May 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco and his team of commissioners, along with Commissioner Candidate Julio Marenco, Freeholder Anthony Vainieri and North Bergen Chief of Police Robert Dowd, joined hu...
A secret killer of Latinos and women
Union City group helps fight deadly disease
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
When Joamelly Arteaga started to get nose bleeds as a young girl, nobody suspected she was suffering from lupus. “They didn’t know what she had,” said her father, Armando Hernandez, a resident of W...
Play ball!
WNY Little League opens new season with annual parade
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Perhaps a handful of the hundreds of kids who gathered in front of West New York City Hall on April 25 for the annual Little League Parade knew of the championship teams of the early 1960s, when We...
Saint Peter’s University advances with new high-tech facilities and innovative programs
May 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
State-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge programs are becoming increasingly important to today’s undergraduate and graduate students. Saint Peter’s has responded to this demand with updates to ...
A secret killer of Latinos and women
Union City group helps fight deadly disease
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
When Joamelly Arteaga started to get nose bleeds as a young girl, nobody suspected she was suffering from lupus. “They didn’t know what she had,” said her father, Armando Hernandez, a resident of W...
New funding for public housing in WNY
But critics fear mortgaging buildings could lead to privatization
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Cash-strapped because the U.S. Congress won’t allocate enough funds to make repairs to aging buildings, West New York officials plan to mortgage their senior and other public housing. The U.S. Depa...
Play ball!
WNY Little League opens new season with annual parade
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Perhaps a handful of the hundreds of kids who gathered in front of West New York City Hall on April 25 for the annual Little League Parade knew of the championship teams of the early 1960s, when We...

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