Rules for public gardens, and wage theft
City to oversee vacant space planting, and stop companies from cheating their workers
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Jersey City plans to crack down on neighborhood groups that don’t follow the rules when it comes to neighborhood gardens. The city established the Adopt-a-Lot program several years ago in order to ...
Tax, spend, and ticket
Jul 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Editor: I thought Mayor Zimmer's fiscal policy of not deploying funds to repair streets littered with potholes was a brilliant way to solve our flooding problem but it was not to be. Federally...
‘Tails’ from the shelter
Dogs were rescued from Edgewater fire, and once, a North Bergen trash bag
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Not long ago, Weehawken Animal Control Officer Vincent Ascolese brought a dog to an elementary school in that town for a little love. The dogs who end up in local shelters have a variety of stories...
Fought to open shelter after ‘boat people’ arrived
Pastor Gary Kugler was tireless advocate for the homeless
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
When Reverend Horst Gerhardt “Gary” Kugler died last month at age 76, Hudson County lost both a loving neighbor and a fierce advocate for the homeless. Kugler had to put up quite a fight to establi...
Public works bosses convicted of conspiracy, misconduct
‘Following orders’ defense doesn’t pan out
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Two suspended North Bergen Department of Public Works supervisors were convicted last week of conspiracy, official misconduct, and other charges. They allegedly assigned municipal employees to work...
SCOREBOARD
Prep’s Caddle named Reporter Male Athlete of Year
Football, baseball standout becomes third Marauder to earn honor
by Jim Hague
Jul 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The comparison was almost too easy for words. Here was Corey Caddle , a talented, fast two-sport athlete at St. Peter’s Prep. He was clearly a speed demon, a two-way offensive and defensive juggern...
Out of ‘Focus’
Connors School freed from state monitoring; food service deficit paid off
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Jul 05, 2015 | 6 6 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hoboken Board of Education celebrated the exit of one of its three elementary schools from a state-run monitoring program, thanks to consistent improvement in student test scores among other fa...
Blue ribbon
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Dear Editor: Yesterday, June 19th, was a blue ribbon day in Union City's Washington Park but no awards were given. The blue ribbon marks those trees that will be felled due to a tree disease. This ...
The time to act is now
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Dear Editor: I’m writing to thank House Representative Sires’ Chief of Staff Gene Martorony for warmly receiving me in Washington for a very productive and lively discussion on Carbon fee and divid...
The city’s July 4 bash
Independence Day spectacular to be bigger than last year
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On Saturday, for the second year, Jersey City planned to hold its Fourth of July “Freedom & Fireworks Festival,” climaxing with a fireworks display visible from Jersey City and the west side of Man...