Plenty to be proud of
LGBT festival will celebrate landmark year
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
This is LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgendered) pride week in Jersey City, featuring a series of events that started Aug. 22 and will lead up to the15th annual Jersey City LGBT Pride Festi...
A lick and a song
Township treats seniors to ice cream sing-a-long
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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 | 22 22 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 | 17 17 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...
Flowers from above
Helicopter buzzes WNY as part of temple celebration
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 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 ...
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 | 17 17 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...
Check, or checkmate?
Hudson County kids learn about chess, life
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Hudson County is a hotbed of chess activity, and Bayonne holds its own. Grand Master Joe Lux is tournament director of elementary and city recreation programs in Bayonne, and teaches students at tw...
TASTY TIDBITS
Great memories shared at Jersey City Legends Classic
Sad story of former Friar and Net Taylor; Martucci signs pro contract with Sussex County
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The temperatures might have reached 96 degrees last Saturday afternoon at Dr. Lena Edwards Park in Jersey City, a site also known as either “Baby Rutgers” or “Baby Rucker,” depending upon who you m...
Doomed from the start
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Editor: Watching former Governor Jim McGreevey trying to sell his re-entry program reminded me of Norma Desmond in “Sunset Boulevard”. McGreevey resigned in the midst of a scandal ten years ag...
Shame on you "Ms. Kelly"
Aug 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Excuse me, Megyn Kelly: America is nearly $20 Trillion in debt, Iran soon to have nukes; ISIS is chopping off Americans' heads and burning people alive in cages; Christians are being slaughtered by...