A ‘tidal wave’ of toddlers
Hoboken, Jersey City schools rush to accommodate increase in population of young children
by Gianluca D’Elia
Reporter Correspondent
Jul 17, 2016 | 4 4 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
So many families with young children are staying in Jersey City and Hoboken nowadays that in the last 15 years, the number of kids under 5 in Hoboken has nearly tripled, and in Jersey City, a 2013 ...
What makes the Meadowlands?
Series of ‘green speakers’ educates residents about local environment
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
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“I lived my whole life in Secaucus. It’s a perfect mix of urban and suburban areas,” said Courtney Lichtenberger, the environmental intern of the Secaucus Environmental Department, on Wednesday as ...
Body and soul
Maximum Motion offers more than just physical fitness
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
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Katherine Jeblick doesn’t call Maximum Motion a “gym” even though it has all the weights and exercise machines of a typical gym. For Jeblick, it is a fitness center, and not merely for the body. Wi...
Non-profit teamwork
MedShare and Hindu temple send supplies overseas
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
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“The next person to touch these gloves will be across Earth,” Tushar Patel said recently, after he packed more than two tons of medical gloves for underprivileged countries on Saturday, June 18. Tu...
Boxing dreams grow in Jersey City
Recreation program puts more than 100 youngsters in the ring
by Jim Hague
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Throughout his entire life, Luis Gonzalez thought he was a baseball guy. Better known by the nickname of “Mosquito,” a name that he is still affectionately and readily called, Gonzalez played baseb...
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Funeral mass took place July 13 in the Chapel at Cusack Care Center, Jersey City, for John McDonald, 83, of Jersey City, formerly of Basking Ridge. He passed away peacefully on July 9 at Cusack Car...
‘The Feast’ is back – with batteries
A few changes for popular 106-year-old St. Ann’s Festival
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
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One of Hoboken’s most popular and most traditional events is back again, running from Friday, July 22 through Tuesday, July 26. The 106-year-old St. Ann’s Italian Festival, known colloquially as “T...
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Private funeral services have been held for Dolores Murphy, 82 of Jersey City. She died July 10. Dolores was born in Rahway, and was a director of arts & crafts for Meadowview Hospital in Secaucus ...
Memory checks
Foundation screens seniors for Alzheimer’s disease
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
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“It’s important to diagnose Alzheimer’s early, because it leads to a higher chance for better quality of life,” President and Co-founder of Act Now Kristine Allen said last week. Act Now is a Jerse...
Weehawken fencer Possick wins second national title
Character No. 18; welcome back Forenza; troubles for Schiano?
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A year ago, Lola Possick was an unknown fencer, a whirlwind with the saber who went on to win the national championship of her age group. So when Young Lola, now all of 11 years old, decided to giv...