Why can’t cops crack down on jitney buses?
Death of an 11-year-old in Jersey City may cause a change
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Oct 23, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
The death of 11-year George Gonzalez, struck by a jitney bus on Kennedy Boulevard near Neptune Avenue on Oct. 14, may prompt a review of regulations that apply to the vehicles. But right now, if a ...
Who’s running for the Hoboken Board of Education?
Two opposing tickets seek three seats
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Oct 23, 2016 | 26 26 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
Six candidates on two tickets are running in the Hoboken Board of Education election on Nov. 8 to fill three seats for three-year terms. Incumbents Jennifer Evans, and Irene Sobolov are seeking ree...
Bill Gaughan dies at 78
Longest serving Jersey City councilman admired by friends and colleagues
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Oct 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
William Gaughan, the longest serving councilman in Jersey City and former chief of staff to the county executive’s office, died at his home on Oct. 19. Gaughan was elected to the City Council in 19...
Learning about Alzheimer’s
North Bergen police officers receive new training
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Oct 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
The North Bergen Police Department had three days of training last week with Kristine Allen, president and co-founder of the Act Now Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps the public recog...
City Council protects historic buildings
But tables expansion of the city’s historic districts; longevity pay to end
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Oct 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
Historic buildings in Hoboken now have legal protection against demolition, but the City Council has tabled an attempt to extend the city’s Historic District. The council also approved a measure to...
Replacement for Drumeler found
Gary Jeffas to be Town Administrator, John Gerbasio may be new councilman
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Oct 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
Mayor Michael Gonnelli and the Town Council have announced that Councilman Gary Jeffas will have to resign to replace Town Administrator David Drumeler this January. Drumeler recently resigned from...
Hudson Catholic girls’ volleyball team rising high
Hawks earn place among state’s premier programs
by Jim Hague
Oct 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
In 2009, Fernando Colon took over the girls’ volleyball program at Hudson Catholic High School. There wasn’t a problem in having an easy transition, because there was no such thing as a girls’ voll...
Hoboken Public Schools receive final test scores
Improvements made, action plan, and possible missing data
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Oct 23, 2016 | 3 3 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
Superintendent Dr. Christine Johnson believes Hoboken’s schools will be on a par with or above the states average PARCC scores within the next two to three years. Johnson presented the test scores ...
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A funeral mass was offered Oct. 21 at Our Lady of Mercy Church, Jersey City, for Anthony M. Amabile. Known as “Twan: Jersey City's Hot Dog King,” he passed away Oct. 17 at Christ Hospital. Born in ...
Reusing resources
Cistern at Town Hall captures rainwater
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Oct 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
Below North Bergen Town Hall is a plastic cistern that collects two inches of rainwater per rainfall. The gutters collect the rainwater, and drop it into the 500-gallon cistern. The rainwater can b...