Breaking bread
Hoboken community comes together for end-of-summer meal
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Aug 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 147 147 recommendations | email to a friend
Hobokenites young and old gathered to break bread and share a meal outdoors at the 12th annual Spaghetti Dinner Block Party last Thursday, Aug. 24. Four hundred fifty people attended this year’s co...
Where’s the Lorax?
Several people want to stop city’s removal of trees
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Aug 27, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
To the surprise of many –including residents, business owners, and council people—the city plans to remove 19 trees on Washington Street as part of the avenue’s ongoing design. The $17.5 million pr...
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Funeral services have been held for Joseph Patrick Dorrity, 74. He passed away peacefully on Aug. 20 at the Veterans Home in Paramus where he lived for the past two years. He was born in Jersey Cit...
The importance of health care
Officials highlight local federally-funded health centers
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
An annual celebration of National Health Care Week at Metropolitan Family Health Network (MFHN) in Jersey City on Aug. 13 had a surprise guest, John A. Bardis, assistant secretary for administratio...
Posthumous proclamation
Mayor and council honor local WWII veteran
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Aug 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 238 238 recommendations | email to a friend
After the daughter of a local World War II veteran requested the town’s help in acquiring his medals, the mayor and Town Council honored him posthumously at their meeting this past Wednesday. Staff...
Wheels are coming
Commissioners pass resolution for bike share program
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Aug 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
North Bergen selected a contractor for its bicycle share program at the most recent Board of Commissioners meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 16, although they don’t yet have a start date for the system. T...
Not quite Wonder Woman; but close
City swears in first female battalion chief to Fire Department
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Constance Zappella, one of the first of two women to ever be hired as a Jersey City firefighter in 2003, became the first female fire battalion chief when sworn in on Aug. 10. Zappella, 38, said sh...
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A funeral mass took place Aug. 14 at Immaculate Conception, Secaucus, for Patricia J. Jakubowski, 70, of Secaucus. She passed away Aug. 9 at her daughter’s home. Born in Jersey City to the late Alf...
Getting your swag on
Local inventor makes EZ Pass beautiful
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Joe Montalvo, a Jersey City native, isn’t really an inventor, although he has invented several projects over time. “I’m a classic car collector,” he said. “I own quite a few cars.” It always bugged...
'Run for the warriors'
Charity race for vets takes place Sept. 10
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Aug 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 237 237 recommendations | email to a friend
Hope for The Warriors, an organization providing care services to veterans who served after 9/11 and their families, is returning to Secaucus in September. The group will hold its seventh annual Ru...