Hotel tax expanded to homes
City Council approves tax for those who rent space temporarily
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
People renting apartments, condos, or other residential units for short periods of time will be required to pay the city’s 6 percent hotel tax as a result of an amendment to the city’s hotel ordina...
Newsman to novelist
Veteran Hudson journalist writes historical thriller centering on ‘Black Tom’ incident
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The explosion near Jersey City was so colossal it felt like an earthquake for hundreds of miles around. Black Tom, the former island just off the Hudson County coast, where two million pounds of am...
Police Beat
by Compiled by Carlo Davis
Apr 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Smoke signals A Lodi man aroused the suspicion of Hoboken police when he allegedly cruised down Newark Street with his emergency brake engaged, issuing screeches and plumes of white smoke from his ...
MORAITIS, PANAGIOTA
Apr 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Funeral mass took place April 4 at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Jersey City, for Panagiota Moraitis, 103, of Jersey City. She passed away peacefully on March 31. Panagiota was born in Athen...
More than just a girls’ tale
Local writer publishes and promotes new book
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
After living up to the adage that writers should write what they know, former West New York resident and Secaucus native Amanda Palasciano has published and is promoting the first book in a series ...
‘A beautiful thing’
Hundreds of kids attend Easter celebration at NB Rec Center
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The Easter bunny was only one of the attractions at the annual Easter Show in North Bergen on Thursday, April 2. Equally popular was the long table manned by local artists painting children’s faces...
Get ready to laugh
First Annual Meadowlands Comedy Festival will feature some local performers
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Residents with a yen for yucks can rejoice. The First Annual Meadowlands Comedy Festival will run from April 14 to 19, bringing six nights of high-spirited entertainment to venues in Secaucus and s...
Use it, or lose it?
Freeholders put brakes on drivers license plan
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
A plan to spend taxpayers’ money so the state of New Jersey doesn’t take the funds back had some members of the Hudson County Board of Freeholders disturbed at their April 8 caucus. Ben Lopez, dire...
Use it, or lose it?
Freeholders put brakes on drivers license plan
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
A plan to spend taxpayers’ money so the state of New Jersey doesn’t take the funds back had some members of the Hudson County Board of Freeholders disturbed at their April 8 caucus. Ben Lopez, dire...
SCOREBOARD
Memorial’s baseball team off to solid start
Tigers rebound after losing ace Acosta to season-ending surgery
by Jim Hague
Apr 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Before the 2015 high school baseball season began two weeks ago, spirits were high at Memorial. The Tigers finished the 2014 season on a high note, winning 15 games and advancing to the NJSIAA Nort...