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Get a free meal, donate goods, or volunteer for Thanksgiving
Many options for the needy this holiday season
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Nov 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Want to get a meal on Thanksgiving, or volunteer, or donate supplies or food during this busy time? Every year the Reporter offers a list of locations where people throughout Hudson County can go f...
Mind your own rack!
Tension erupts over Hoboken, Jersey City bike share programs
by Al Sullivan and Steven Rodas
Reporter staff writers
Nov 22, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Jersey City and Hoboken’s relatively new bike share programs – which were once supposed to be linked but ended up being run separately – have had their ups and downs throughout their first couple o...
No way!
Central Avenue redevelopment plan draws fire from community groups
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Nov 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Neighborhood groups in the Heights section of Jersey City are outraged at being excluded from discussions involving a massive redevelopment plan for Central Avenue and beyond. The Riverview Neighbo...
Taking it personally
French singer reflects on Paris attacks
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Nov 22, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
LiLi Roquelin had a lot to celebrate. The award-winning singer/songwriter was still basking in the glow of an award for best short film in the Golden Door International Film Festival in Jersey City...
Searching for the real Winnie
Authors explore Pooh and his world
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Nov 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
For those who love the original Winnie the Pooh books authored by A.A. Milne and illustrated by Ernest Howard Shepard, the appearance of two contemporary authors at The Word bookstore in Jersey Cit...
Nov 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
State could force Jersey City to do a revaluation City officials are mum on reports saying the state may be pushing the city to restart the revaluation process it abandoned two years ago. A revalua...
Election change is hotly debated
Council to vote Nov. 24 on moving elections from May to November
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Nov 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Weighing the impact of a recent non-binding referendum, the City Council is scheduled to decide at its Nov. 24 meeting whether to approve an ordinance to change municipal elections from May to Nove...
In their honor
Jersey City hosts its first Veterans Day parade
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Nov 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
They came from far and wide, old and young, some riding in floats sponsored by local politicians, others in groups of marchers from official or school military organizations. Although billed at the...
Ordinance requires fire escape inspections
Property owners would be responsible for safety
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Nov 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The City Council will soon require owners of buildings with four stories or more to have their fire escapes inspected every five years. A new ordinance was introduced Tuesday, partly because many f...
‘We don’t forget’
Volunteers construct housing for homeless veterans
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Nov 15, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
An army of workers in hardhats move in and out of 655 Ocean Ave. carrying out pieces of plaster and wood they dump into a larger container near the curb. The sky threatens rain, but that does not s...

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