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Public schools open in Jersey City on Sept. 8
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The first day of school, Thursday, Sept. 8, might be the end of summer for Jersey City’s public school students, but it’s a new beginning for the district. Schools Superintendent Dr. Marcia Lyles s...
A visit from the departed
Local novelist’s short play appears in a NY festival
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
When he converted one of his short stories into a play, what surprised Alfred C. Martino most was the pain he felt even decades after the real-life event that inspired the story. Although the story...
Reporter on Vacation
Take a photo with your newspaper and send it in!
Aug 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
If you’re going on vacation or just hanging out locally, take a photo with any Reporter newspaper, including the Bayonne Community News, and send it to us! We’d love to print it and show your neigh...
A celebration of independence
Local kids come out to perform in front of City Hall
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
In honor of India’s 69th Independence Day, local kids danced and sang in front of Jersey City City Hall on Aug. 15. The event was organized by NewportMommy.com and Surati for Performing Arts with s...
An act of cruelty?
Divided City Council moves to ban circuses
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 21, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
In the past, kids used to dream of running away to perform in the circus, carnival life always seeming free-spirited. But kids may not get a chance to even see the circus if animal rights groups ha...
A place for everyone
New rabbi of B’nai Jacob throws open the doors
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 21, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
When well-meaning members of the B’nai Jacob Congregation on West Side Avenue wanted to put a rainbow flag outside the temple, Rabbi Aaron Katz declined. While Katz is openly gay, he did not want t...
Danny Aiello returns to film at Loews Theater
Short film hopes to revive interest in Off-Broadway musical
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Vincent Favale, vice president of CBS Late Night Programming, hadn’t planned to film his musical video “Hereafter” at the Historic Landmark Loew’s Theater in Jersey City. He had researched two othe...
Face of the parade
Singer and model is a regular feature in Hudson County
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Many people who routinely watch the New Jersey Cuban Parade when it makes its way through Hudson County each June know Nicole Falcon‘s face. She is the pretty woman who waves from the top of one of...
Fun in the sun
La Festa Italiana a success despite grueling heat
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Holy Rosary celebrated its 113th Italian Festival downtown last week near Sixth and Brunswick streets despite the threat of thunder showers. Crowds sampled fine food and listened to good music whil...

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