ALAVA, MARIA TERESA
Aug 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
A funeral mass was offered Aug. 11 at Sts. Joseph and Michael Church in Union City for Maria Teresa Alava, 78. She passed away Aug. 8. She was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador and was a lifelong resident...
Biggie’s Clam Bar to leave 70-year-old location
Flagship restaurant will consolidate with waterfront spot
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Aug 21, 2016 | 10 10 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
The legendary 70-year-old flagship location of Biggie’s Clam Bar at 318 Madison St. in Hoboken will close permanently by Oct. 3. The owners will move their operations to their newer Newark Street l...
An act of cruelty?
Divided City Council moves to ban circuses
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 21, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
In the past, kids used to dream of running away to perform in the circus, carnival life always seeming free-spirited. But kids may not get a chance to even see the circus if animal rights groups ha...
DRASHEFF, KATHERINE M.
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Funeral services took place Aug. 17 for Katherine M. Drasheff, 100, of Union City. She passed away Aug. 14 at the Harborage Nursing Home in North Bergen. Born and raised in Jersey City, she was wif...
KIRIAKATOS, MARIA
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Funeral services were held for Maria Kiriakatos, 85, formerly of Jersey City. She passed away Aug. 15. Maria was born in the seaside village of Katelios, Kefalonia, Greece. Here she met her husband...
A place for everyone
New rabbi of B’nai Jacob throws open the doors
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 21, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
When well-meaning members of the B’nai Jacob Congregation on West Side Avenue wanted to put a rainbow flag outside the temple, Rabbi Aaron Katz declined. While Katz is openly gay, he did not want t...
One computer per kid, and taking care of trout
Superintendent tells what’s ahead for 2016-2017 school year
by Hannington Dia
Reporter correspondent
Aug 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
In an interview last week, Weehawken Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Zywicki talked about his plans to bring the public schools into the 21st century and beyond this year, including making sur...
Splash and spray
WNY opens renovated pool, new play area
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter staff writer
Aug 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
“The children of West New York deserve the best, and we are happy to provide a safe, state-of-the-art spray park and kiddie pool,” Mayor Felix Roque said at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the newl...
Union City’s stray cats star in book
NY woman talks about catching town’s felines in newly published memoir
Aug 21, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
Before living in Union City for 10 years, author of “To Catch a Cat” Heather Green lived and worked as a journalist in Manhattan. When visiting her boyfriend Matt Greer in Union City on weekends, s...
PETRELLA, NANCY
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Funeral services were held Aug. 17 for Nancy Petrella 55, of Weehawken. She passed away Aug. 13 after a long Illness. She was the daughter of Adele Faulkner and the late Thomas; sister to the late ...