‘Walking through the water was like walking through peanut butter’
Secaucus helps Katy, Texas residents after Hurricane Harvey
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 134 134 recommendations | email to a friend
Secaucus, unlike nearby municipalities, will not be helping Houston after Hurricane Harvey’s destruction. Instead, the town is working to help Katy, a nearby Texas city that suffered mass damage fr...
Touring the Meadowlands
Local nature activities on tap for this fall
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 143 143 recommendations | email to a friend
Near where the Turnpike and Route 3 meet in northern Secaucus, there’s a hidden ecological treasure for nature and animal lovers, bookended by speeding cars and mini-strip malls. It’s Mill Creek Ma...
Supplies for a nice surprise
North Bergen holds Back-to-School drive for residents
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
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Back-to-school time was once a battle for North Bergen parent Emily Collazo. But now, thanks to the town’s annual Back-to-School donation drive, in which local organizations donate books, pens, and...
9/11 memorial completed
Glass-paneled structure memorializes 56 who died
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 10, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
On Pier A Park, across the river from the new World Trade Center, stands the city’s new glass-paneled Sept. 11 memorial. The structure is 90 feet long and just over six feet tall. It features forti...
Celebrating diversity
JC Families holds festival highlighting wide range of cultures
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
If you wanted to get even a small glimpse of how many cultures come together in Jersey City, all you had to do was attend the 4th Annual Cultural Diversity Festival in Hamilton Park. Two years ago,...
CAMPBELL, MARIE
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A funeral mass was celebrated Sept. 2 at Holy Family Church, Union Beach, for Marie Campbell, 85, of Hazlet, formerly of the Jersey City Marion Section. She passed away Aug. 26. Marie worked for Be...
SCOREBOARD
New era of North Bergen football begins with new coach Somick
by Jim Hague
Sep 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s a position that Ed Somick feels he was groomed to take, going back to when he was a player in the late 1980s at North Bergen High School. That position? Head football coach at his alma mater. ...
I think that I shall never see such lovely trees on Washington Street
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Dear Editor: In the August 1913 issue of “Poetry: A Magazine of Verse,” Joyce Kilmer’s poem “Trees” was published. He was born in New Jersey and one of his grandsons, Hugh Kilmer, lived on Bloomfie...
Homeless in the high-rise shadows
Activists connect poverty and hunger to war
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 10, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
On the Sunday after Donald Trump announced that the United States will send more troops to fight in Afghanistan, members of the Jersey City Peace Movement held a rally in Journal Square. Although n...
Officials should prepare now for spread of gentrification
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Dear Editor: The residents of Hudson County are at a crossroads. Gentrification began in Hoboken in the 1980s and is now traveling into other communities, but presently it is most noticeable in Jer...