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Jersey City high schools hold graduation ceremonies
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 1,000 people crowded into the William L. Dickinson High School Auditorium on June 19 to watch 458 students graduate, one of six commencement ceremonies held around the city that day. Anur...
Councilman terminated from county job
Investigator examined Ramchal’s HCIA work records
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
After an investigation by the Hudson County Improvement Authority (HCIA), Jersey City Councilman Khemraj “Chico” Ramchal has been terminated from a job with the agency, a job he has held since 2008...
Ooh! Ahhhhh!
Places where you can and can’t see the fireworks this year
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jun 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
You can go to Bayonne or Jersey City to see Fourth of July fireworks, but not North Bergen, West New York, Weehawken, or Hoboken. You can go to Secaucus as well, but their celebration is two days b...
Hudson may get female prosecutor
Esther Suarez, nominated by Christie, would be first woman and Hispanic in post
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Superior Court Judge Esther Suarez was nominated as the new Hudson County prosecutor on Wednesday by Gov. Christopher Christie. If approved by the state Senate, she will become the first Hispanic a...
Jersey City adds six new fire vehicles
Biggest upgrade in a decade
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Fire Chief Gene Giancaspo moved around the green at Liberty State Park on June 24 like a kid on Christmas Eve, pausing to inspect each of the six new fire vehicles that were added to the fleet this...
Three hurt at park cookout
Jersey City, Bayonne police investigate shooting on city’s border
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Police from Bayonne and Jersey City are conducting a joint investigation into shootings that took place in Mercer Park in Bayonne on June 21. The incident left three people with injuries, none life...
JERSEY CITY BRIEFS
Jun 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of same sex marriage The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Friday upholding the rights for all people to marry, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. This void...
$40M state grant moves high-rise project forward
New Newport development will include 20 percent affordable housing
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 21, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
A handful of Jersey City kids were posed in front of the old Pep Boys store just north of the Power House building on this weekday in June at the start of the summer school recess. The building had...
Bike tour a great success
More than 2,000 riders wheel through Jersey City
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
The 6th annual Jersey City Ward Tour was a tour de force as more than 2,000 bicyclists wheeled their way through the streets of Jersey City on June 7. Sponsored by Bike JC, the 15-mile trek kicked ...
‘Bill Gaughan Way’ dedicated
Restored 100 Steps renamed after former Ward D councilman
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 21, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
From the top of the “100 Steps” connecting Hoboken with Jersey City Heights, you can see for miles. You can also see a newly installed monument to former Councilman Bill Gaughan, who is credited wi...

past weeks news

Pumping up the force
New police officers sworn in
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer

A heated debate
Candidates clash for 31st Assembly District
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer