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‘On a mission from God’
Bayonne man finds, rescues isolated 80-year-old gravestone from Meadowlands
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Nov 23, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Fluke season had just begun, and Bruce Dillin of Bayonne was scouting the Hackensack River across from Laurel Hill Park in Secaucus for a spot to trap killie fish he could use as bait. “I remember ...
Sharing the holiday spirit
Where to get a free meal or volunteer for Thanksgiving
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Nov 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
‘Tis the season not only of giving thanks, but of sharing. This is the time of year when many of our communities and businesses reach out to ensure that everyone, no matter their financial or famil...
School fountains may soon be flowing again
Lead abatement program is nearly finished
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Nov 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
With one more round of tests to be done, some of the water fountains in Jersey City’s schools may soon be clear of lead contamination, said Luiggi Campana, the district business administrator. In 2...
‘CASA’ means home
Group advocating for foster children needs volunteers, donations
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Nov 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
“Peter” has had a rougher start to life than most. At 3 years old, he sustained a thigh fracture, which became infected, and landed him in the hospital for two months. His mother said he injured hi...
JERSEY CITY BRIEFS
Nov 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Woman falls against outbound PATH train A 23-year-old woman was not seriously injured when she was struck by a moving train at the Newport PATH station during the morning rush hour on Nov. 17. The ...
A day to remember
Veterans honored in numerous gatherings around Hudson County
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Nov 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Praise for the armed forces, present and past, was never so abundant than during this year’s Veterans Day events around Hudson County, as people gathered from the tip of Bayonne to the steps of Wes...
Parking Authority to be absorbed by Police Dept.
And JCMC awarded three-year ambulance contract with no city payments
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Nov 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
After nearly a year of waiting for state approval, a divided City Council voted Wednesday to dissolve the Jersey City Parking Authority and place its operations under the Police Department. Council...
Getting the money back
Mayors want their business district $$$ from the state
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Nov 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Mayors and other urban officials gathered in the Walmart parking lot in North Bergen on Nov. 10 to support a bill proposed by Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto to reinstate state funds for business d...
Watching for deadly enterovirus
Local experts emphasize precautions
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Nov 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
A strain of the enterovirus that killed a 4-year-old Hamilton Township boy in September has caused concern for a multitude of parents. Local healthcare professionals and daycare-center officials sa...
A playground made from toothbrushes
Jersey City charter school wins competition
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Nov 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Students at BelovEd Community Charter School of Jersey City learned about recycling and about the power of the vote two weeks ago, after accumulating 178,303 playground credits to win the Recycled ...

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