Asian stars take the stage in Secaucus
‘Fiesta in America’ showcases Filipino entertainment, food, products, services
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
For some, it was all about the food. For others, it was the products direct from overseas. Still others came to see their favorite stars from the other side of the globe. There was something for ev...
EZ riders
Nonprofit offers seminars and more on public transportation options
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The name says it all: the New Jersey Transportation Independence Program, or NJTIP. The nonprofit organization provides educational assistance to Jersey residents on how to travel around the region...
Flowers from above
Helicopter buzzes WNY as part of temple celebration
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Residents of West New York and Union City looked to the sky on Sunday, Aug. 2 as a helicopter swooped low overhead, raining small objects on the rooftops. Some locals were concerned and called the ...
Former councilman’s daughter dies
Eileen Gaughan hit by a car on shore highway
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Eileen Gaughan, 42, daughter of former Jersey City Councilman Bill Gaughan, was killed after being struck by a car in Wall Township the night of Tuesday, Aug. 18. She was apparently struck when try...
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A funeral mass was offered Aug. 19 at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Bayonne, for Benedetto Bruno, 66. He died Aug. 16 at Hackensack Medical Center. Born in Bayonne, the son of the late Vincenz...
Painting the town
Union City brothers liven up the community with 12-panel mural
by Steven Rodas
Reporter Correspondent
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
With a plethora of work in their back catalogue in Phoenix, Ariz., a number of exhibitions in New York City over the years, and auctioning off work to a curator in China, it was easy for the Fortou...
Getting in gear
Zimmer announces Sept. start for bike share
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
After two and a half years of planning and fundraising, the finish line is in sight for Hoboken’s bike share program. Thanks to sponsorships from six local companies, the city and its private partn...
A lick and a song
Township treats seniors to ice cream sing-a-long
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Free ice cream and fixings, courtesy of Mayor Richard Turner and his staff, were served to members of Weehawken’s senior citizen community on a hot Wednesday evening recently. Music was also provid...
The first 100 days
Kevin Flaherty reflects on four months as police chief
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
“I’ve done just about everything in the Police Department at some point in my career,” said Secaucus Police Chief Kevin Flaherty, a 26-year veteran of the force. “I think I’ve seen just about anyth...
Beatin’ the heat
Neglected spray park gets $118K facelift
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The neglected spray park and amphitheater in the 88th Street Park has been brought back to life after a $118,000 overhaul. “I love it,” said local resident Gareth Shelton, who brought out his three...