September will be busy at the Jersey City Free Public Library
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JERSEY CITY – A very full menu of programs and events is planned for September at the Jersey City Free Public Library. The library’s 8th annual book festival, “Tales of Our Cities 2016,” gets under...
Mayor returns to council meeting
Sept. 11 ceremony announced; town administrator says he’ll resign to take new job
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
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Mayor Michael Gonnelli attended Tuesday’s Secaucus Town Council meeting, the first since he suffered from a stroke in his home on June 8. Various attendees said they were glad to have him back at w...
What’s new at school?
Principals, parents excited about upcoming year
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
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Secaucus public school students go back to class on Thursday, Sept. 8. That day and Friday Sept. 9, are half days for all students. Elementary students can expect new classrooms, and the middle sch...
WESLEY, ERIC
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A funeral service was celebrated Aug. 23 for Eric Wesley, 42. He passed away Aug. 12. Eric was a lifelong Secaucus resident. He was a 1993 graduate of Secaucus High School, and was previously emplo...
No kids? Then you can’t come in
Adults, older teens not allowed in county kiddie playgrounds without children
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
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Because a “creepy” man reportedly entered the playground area of Lincoln Park in Jersey City and took pictures of children there recently, the Hudson County Board of Freeholders has moved to ban ad...
Police talk down potential jumper
Takes three hours to coax man back inside Galaxy Towers
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
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It took several hours, but heroic emergency responders from more than four agencies were able to coax a distraught 44-year-old man back inside from the roof of the tall Galaxy Towers condo building...
ALTOMARE, GIROLAMO
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Funeral mass took place Aug. 22 at St. Francis Church, Hoboken, for Girolamo “Jerry” Altomare, 74 of Hoboken. He passed away Aug. 17 at Community Medical Center, in Toms River. Girolamo was born in...
$40,000 in fines over a sign
Hair salon owner pledges to fight zoning penalties
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
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Over the last three years, a local hair salon at 80 Park Ave. has been battling City Hall over a cloth sign on a pole outside – and has racked up $40,000 in fines as a result. The 13-year-old estab...
Back to the books
Public schools open in Jersey City on Sept. 8
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
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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...
Short-term (Airbnb type) rentals prohibited
Council also announces 9/11 ceremony, discusses how to memorialize vets
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
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Residents who want to rent out their condos or rooms with websites like Airbnb will face restrictions now that the North Bergen Board of Commissioners has adopted an ordinance banning short-term re...