Assemblyman Garcia comments on Obama’s immigration order
Dec 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Editor: Immigration reform is a hot button issue that elicits intense emotions and varying opinions. But most people agree America’s immigration system is broken and must be fixed. For far too...
The passing of a true legend
North Bergen’s Ascolese loses battle with cancer at age 77
by Jim Hague
Reporter sports columnist
Dec 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Legend: A famous or important person who is known for doing something extremely well. That’s how Merriam Webster defines a legend. In Hudson County sports, a legend is defined very easily in two wo...
Making his move
Local chess master gets national appointment
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Joe Lux wasn’t born to play chess; it just seems like he was. He wandered into New York City’s Washington Square Park when he was still in high school and saw people seated at tables there, playing...
Your order, please!
Minibar offers app for alcohol purchases in Hudson County
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Even though Lindsey Andrews and Lara Crystal, the founders of the alcohol delivery service Minibar, grew up within a few blocks of each other in Manhattan, they didn’t get to know each other until ...
Business is picking up
Bayonne man’s company removes dog waste for profit
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Nobody had to tell Joe Koval that times are tough. A freelance videographer, Koval was always looking for a way to make a little extra cash. So one day while walking his dog, he noticed some backya...
Heart of brass
NBHS senior wins awards, accolades on trumpet
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Dec 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
At age 18, North Bergen High School senior Benny Diaz is well on his way to a career as a professional musician. In 2014 alone he was selected to play trumpet with the New Jersey Region Band, the A...
Top of the cops
Ferrante becomes police chief
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Dec 07, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
From a commanding perch in the Howe Center of Stevens Institute of Technology atop Castle Point, Lt. Kenneth Ferrante was sworn in as the 10th chief of the Hoboken Police Department on Dec. 1. A 21...
‘Please stop smoking’
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Dear Editor: Nowadays on the television we see commercials depicting the horrible after-effects of a lifetime of smoking. Usually they show a man or woman who has a hole in their throat, and must s...
Happy birthday, Ol' Blue Eyes
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Dear Editor: December 12, 1915: On what would have been his 99th birthday, I want to pay homage to Frank Sinatra, the man who gave us so many years of first class entertainment via radio, TV, perso...
VANDERWEERDEN, GERARDA R.
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A funeral service took place Nov. 28 for Gerarda R. VanDerWeerden (Cherry) of Hoboken. She passed away Nov. 23 at her home in Hoboken. Gerarda was born in the Netherlands and came to settle in the ...