City and schools honor Black History Month
Mayor recognizes two residents, students learn about prominent African Americans
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
For Black History Month, Hoboken students have been learning about prominent African Americans past and present recently. Also, Mayor Dawn Zimmer presented proclamations honoring two citizens for t...
Winning a state track title? It’s Cougar-ific!
McNair Academic wins NJSIAA overall Group I state crown; first in school history
by Jim Hague
Feb 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s one thing to win a state sectional team championship in indoor track and field. Frankly, it’s not an easy thing to do. The team wins are so very rare. Now, ramp that up just a notch and consid...
Please, not another Observer Highway
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Dear Editor: Let us face facts. Hoboken is over-developed and now has too many cars. There are three things everyone can count on in the future: 1. New residents will bring their cars. 2. Hoboken w...
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Hoboken All Star Music Jam returns for third year
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
Four years ago, when musicians thought up the idea of doing a fundraiser to help the Elks Special Needs Fund in Hoboken, some thought about getting members of the old high school band back together...
Upgrading the town
Commissioners pass ordinance to widen streets, fix parks; also honor painter
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
The North Bergen Board of Commissioners has adopted an ordinance to issue a bond for $3.2 million in order to upgrade township equipment and infrastructure. “This is our capital program that we do ...
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A funeral mass took place Feb. 13 at the Immaculate Conception Church, Secaucus, for Marilyn Grace Meyer, 78, of Secaucus. She passed away Feb. 8 at the Meadowlands Medical Center. Daughter of the ...
County conflicted over immigration
DeGise defends county’s holding immigration detainees
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 109 109 recommendations | email to a friend
In a move that could put a wedge between the Board of Freeholders and the Hudson County executive, immigration activists want the county to stop doing business with federal Immigration and Customs ...
Stack endorses Fulop in mayoral race
Promises support in a tough municipal election
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
For a while, as the crowds gathered outside Brian Stack’s local state Senate office on Palisades Avenue in Jersey City on Feb. 19, it was hard to tell who was endorsing who. The crowd of more than ...
Time to hurt animals
Feb 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 212 212 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Editor: As he was signing edicts hurting one group after another over the past two weeks, it was only a matter of time before Donald Trump got around to hurting animals - already the most oppr...
Washington slept here – well, almost
Presidents Day commemorates rebirth of Apple Tree House
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
Local legend has long claimed that George Washington, as general of the Colonial Army, met with French Major Gen. Marquis de Lafayette in 1779 under an apple tree in front of a house on Academy Str...