City Council delays marijuana ban
More public comment requested before final ordinance is introduced
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 15, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 475 475 recommendations | email to a friend
Supporters of legalized recreational marijuana appeared to be delighted when the City Council voted on April 11 to delay adoption of an ordinance to ban growing and selling recreational marijuana i...
A cop as your pen pal
Police officers pair off with students
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 15, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 485 485 recommendations | email to a friend
The room grew very quiet when Gwendolyn DiNardo rose to speak at the concluding ceremony for this year’s “pen pal with a cop” program at Middle School 6 on April 11, part of a program called MARRC ...
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CarePoint opens health center in Union City
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 15, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Local elected officials and representatives held a ribbon-cutting for a CarePoint neighborhood health center in Union City April 6. The center is the fourth for CarePoint, and the first one not par...
County files lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies
Cites the financial and social cost of the opioid crisis
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 15, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 504 504 recommendations | email to a friend
Hudson County has filed a lawsuit in state Superior Court against the makers and distributors of synthetic opioids like Oxycontin and Subsys. In 2016, the most recent year in which data is availabl...
Towing troubles
More cars hauled away than last year; signs raised $2M for city
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 15, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 498 498 recommendations | email to a friend
Hoboken towed more cars from its streets during the first quarter of 2018 than the same time in 2017, Hoboken Parking Director Ryan Sharp said this month. He believes it’s most likely due to needin...
Girl, 14, narrowly escapes fire
North Bergen student sustains minor injuries
by Hannington Dia
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Apr 15, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 287 287 recommendations | email to a friend
Samara Lee, 14, didn't expect her recent dance class to end with potentially deadly flames. But the Lincoln Elementary School eighth grader is alive with minor injuries after escaping from a blaze ...
Proposal floated for northwest park
Residents say they’re disappointed with lack of court space
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 15, 2018 | 3 3 comments | 484 484 recommendations | email to a friend
On Monday, residents met in the cafeteria of the Wallace Elementary School for the unveiling of the new Northwest Resiliency Park’s final concept design. To the disappointment of many, the design i...
Eat up!
Taste of Weehawken event to be held at new hotel
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 15, 2018 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Thirty-two local restaurants, eateries, and caterers will provide samples of their delectable dishes at the 18th annual Taste of Weehawken fundraiser on April 24, taking place at the not-yet-open M...
Becoming a star
Local dance instructor branches into music with YouTube single
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 15, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 244 244 recommendations | email to a friend
In 1980, then-amateur dancer Mathy Pilal told her dancing instructor that she'd be a famous dancer and singer one day. She has already achieved success in the former, having danced around the world...
Responding to people with special needs
Firefighters to undergo Autism Shield Training
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 15, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 493 493 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hoboken Fire Department will undergo training to better respond to emergency situations involving Hoboken residents living on the autism spectrum. Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder refers to a...