NB savors ‘A Taste of India’
Library brings popular culture and cuisine series to downtown location
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
About 500 people attended the grand festivities at the North Bergen Free Public Library’s Kennedy Branch on Saturday, May 9 when the town and library hosted “A Taste of India.” In India, the holida...
Can city make it easier to start and run a business?
Zimmer addresses concerns from local professionals about zoning holdup, traffic
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
May 24, 2015 | 7 7 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
In a wide-ranging talk with members of the city’s business community at a Hoboken Chamber of Commerce breakfast this past Tuesday, Mayor Dawn Zimmer addressed a number of concerns and cited initiat...
Memorial Day-let us never forget!
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Editor: With the upcoming Memorial Day upon us let us take a moment to recall all who had left Hoboken in the service of their country and never returned. We have some beautiful monuments thru...
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A memorial service was held May 21 at St. John Lutheran Church, Union City, for the Reverend Horst Gerhardt “Gary” Kugler, 76. He died May 15 at Hackensack Medical Center. Born in Somerville, the s...
Chapter one
Hoboken welcomes new indie book store
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
It still takes a dreamer to open a bookstore—or in the case of Little City Books, Hoboken’s first independent first-run bookstore since 1995, three dreamers. Even in a city made up of 74 percent co...
Neighbor against neighbor
Residents expected to battle over Westside historic district
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Residents of the West Side are likely to clash at the May 27 City Council meeting over whether a historic zone should be set up in portions of Ward B and Ward F. A controversial ordinance, schedule...
Girls softball season underway in Guttenberg
First pitch thrown at ball field in Braddock Park
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Play ball! The girls’ softball league in Guttenberg opened its season last month with a grand opening at the ball field at the intersection of Palisade and Woodcliff avenues in James J. Braddock No...
Residents raise money for Nepali earthquake relief
Secaucus event on May 31 will feature food, music
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Secaucus resident Dorjee Sherpa’s parents came from the Khumbu Valley, where Mount Everest is located. “There’s no airport nearby,” said Dorjee, who was born in Kathmandu and moved to the U.S. in 1...
Moody’s downgrades UC’s rating for borrowing money
But Stack expects rating to go back up; says city has development on horizon
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Union City Mayor Brian Stack said he is confident his administration can improve its financial footing after credit rating agency Moody’s Investor Service downgraded its assessment of the city’s mu...
WNY goals: Parking, vets’ housing
Roque begins second term as mayor
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
Mayor Felix Roque was sworn into office for a second term last week, after his fellow West New York commissioners took their oaths and reorganized. In West New York’s form of government, voters ele...