City introduces $550 million budget
Spending is up slightly, but no tax increase for third year in a row
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
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The $550 million Jersey City municipal budget for the 2016 calendar year was introduced at the Feb. 23 meeting of the City Council. It indicates a spending increase of nearly $15 million over 2015,...
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A funeral mass was held Feb. 27 at St. Francis Church in Hoboken for Robert Bisogno, 77, of Union City. He passed away peacefully on Feb. 22. He was born in Newark but spent most of life in Union C...
Community mourns little Sheyla, 7
Suspect caught in alleged hit-and-run in West New York
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
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Choked with tears over the death of his seven year old daughter, Javier Pichardo said, “My daughter would not want me to hate this man.” Speaking through a translator in front of more than a dozen ...
DeGise: expand light rail further into JC
Could help 92-acre ‘Bayfront’ development build up
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
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To extend the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail one quarter mile further could make a new “gold coast” out of the west side of Jersey City, according to County Executive Tom DeGise, who spoke at the Feb. 23...
Of Weehawken’s dogs, rescued and abandoned
One pet ‘tail’ ends happily, one tragically
by Chris Tsakis
Weehawken resident
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[ Editor’s Note: The following is one Weehawken resident’s account of his encounter with an abandoned dog last weekend. However, we are also sharing, in a sidebar, a tale that ended more tragically...
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A funeral mass was offered Feb. 29 at The Church of Assumption R.C.C., Emerson, for Mary Frances Clerici, formerly of Union City. She passed away peacefully on Feb. 24 surrounded by her family. She...
Paul Anka’s hairstylist marks nearly a decade at salon
Weehawken resident’s UC business ‘rose from the ashes’ after 2004 fire
by Steven Rodas
Reporter Staff Writer
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Weehawken resident Jackie Cruz says she would not have been able to bounce back after a fire destroyed her Union City salon in 2004 if it wasn’t for her customers. But being Paul Anka’s hairstylist...
Meters up and down Washington St.? New rates?
City considers various parking changes; plan to house homeless vets advances
by Steven Rodas
Reporter Staff Writer
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Parking on Washington Street in Hoboken could look a lot different if the city implements a few changes that have been discussed over the last two years – shifting all meters to a system of inputti...
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A funeral service was held Feb. 26 at Mt. Sinai Full Gospel Church 53-73 Prescott St., Jersey City, for Tyrell Mathew Hardy Sr. 31, of Jersey City. He passed away Feb. 16. He was born in Jersey Cit...
Cheating in Bayonne raises concerns in Jersey City
Policies needed to deal with students using technology to cheat on tests
by Al Sullivan and Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writers
Mar 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Two Bayonne High School students were allegedly caught cheating on their Advanced Placement test last month, a circumstance that has raised concern from a Jersey City Board of Education member. The...