Fidel Castro dies at 90
Death of former leader of Cuba has local leader rethinking policies
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 184 184 recommendations | email to a friend
For many old-time Cuban residents of Hudson County, the death of Fidel Castro is personal. Some recall fleeing his Communist regime when they were children, to take refuge in the United States. Som...
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A mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 9 at Immaculate Conception Church in Secaucus for Henry F. (Whitey) Murphy, 82. He passed away peacefully on Dec. 4 at Meadowlands Hospital in Secaucu...
A month without shaving
Police officers grow beards to raise money for cancer research
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Dec 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
In November, North Bergen’s police officers went an entire month without shaving their beards, as a fundraiser for colorectal research Fight Colorectal Cancer, a national nonprofit based in Washing...
It was a dark and stormy night…
by Caren Matzner
Reporter Editor
Dec 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
The rains came steadily during the last week of November, sticking fall leaves to the streets like little suckerfish. The town took on a wet and mysterious look. Beyond the lamps in the windows, wa...
Memory lane
First Ward councilman hopes to renovate one of city’s last cobblestone streets
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Dec 11, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
On the morning of Dec. 2, Councilman Michael DeFusco took to his computer and posted an online petition urging county officials to give Hoboken a $500,000 grant to preserve and renovate Court Stree...
Defying a deadly disease
Community takes part in World AIDS Day walk
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
“It’s raining, but there’s not a cloud in the sky,” Bruce Springsteen once sang, reflecting the horrible aftermath of the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Springsteen was pointi...
New books by local authors
From dating after 40 to best sellers, wordsmiths are at work
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Dec 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Hudson County is rife with local authors. At least eight writers in the area have released or are in the process or releasing new books. There may be more, so if you have something coming from a pu...
A real turkey!
Dec 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 168 168 recommendations | email to a friend
Congratulations to Leslie Rivera, 8, who is the lucky winner of the Hudson Reporter’s Turkey Lurkey Raffle. The raffle was open to readers of our eight weekly newspapers in Hudson County. All you h...
Hate speech, hotels, and bars
Hoboken council tackles controversial issues
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Dec 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hoboken City Council met Dec. 7 and discussed national hate crimes in the wake of the presidential election. Councilman Ravi Bhalla sponsored a resolution condemning the hate crimes that have t...
Tenant protections strengthened
Commissioners vote on rent control, public safety
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 189 189 recommendations | email to a friend
The Union City Board of Commissioners, at their meeting last month, adopted an ordinance that limits the amount a landlord can raise the rent each year in presently rent-stabilized apartments. The ...