Bhalla takes oath as mayor
Designates Hoboken a ‘welcoming city’ same day
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 07, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
“What a long way we’ve come,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla said on New Year’s Day as he looked out over the crowd gathered to celebrate a swearing in that included Bhalla as Hoboken’s first Sikh-American mayo...
NBHS grad trains to be a U.S. diplomat
Fluent in Chinese, Spanish, and English, local man looks to inspire others
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 07, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
Erik Angamarca was born in Queens, N.Y., and lived there until he was 10 – and then, something unusual happened. His parents, who had little money, sent him to their native Ecuador to live for two ...
Local educator’s book raises money for vets
After parents dissuaded her from writing, she realizes dream
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 07, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 538 538 recommendations | email to a friend
The late 1970s were not a financially viable time to be a journalist. (The same could be said today.) North Bergen resident and Union City native Christina Anzano-Cannavale wanted a career in writi...
Looking ahead
Residents around the county share their resolutions
by Marilyn Baer, Hannington Dia, Rory Pasquariello and Al Sullivan
Reporter staff
Jan 07, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 272 272 recommendations | email to a friend
A new year sometimes provides new resolve and inspiration for change. While not all problems can be solved by positive thinking (sometimes it takes better health care, help from friends, or even a ...
Where there’s smoke
North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue promotes five
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Five firefighters were promoted in a ceremony held by North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue (NHRFR) on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. The special ceremony in the firehouse was attended by firefighters, frien...
Music to heal the soul
Jerry Wonda joins Jersey City effort to help Puerto Rico
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 07, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Three-time Grammy Award-winning music producer Jerry Wonda didn’t need much urging when Aaron Forman from More4Amor – a local fund drive for Puerto Rico – asked him to help raise money and toys for...
PERETTI, BARBARA
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Funeral mass was celebrated Dec. 29 at St. Paul the Apostle Church, Jersey City, for Barbara Peretti, 73. She died suddenly Dec. 26 at her home. A proud lifelong Jersey City resident, she was the d...
Looking ahead
Residents around the county share their resolutions
by Marilyn Baer, Hannington Dia, Rory Pasquariello and Al Sullivan
Reporter staff
Jan 07, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
A new year sometimes provides new resolve and inspiration – a chance to think through how to make positive changes in the next few months. While not all problems can be solved by positive thinking ...
SCOREBOARD
Secaucus standout Pein handling severe injury, comeback
by Jim Hague
Jan 07, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
Hunter Pein was enjoying his junior season as a captain on the Secaucus High School football team. Pein was the highly respected center on offense and outside linebacker on defense. He’s the one th...
Ex-housing chair: Public would be ‘shocked’
Outraged that low-income housing board may settle suit for $700K
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 07, 2018 | 4 4 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
The former chairwoman of the board that oversees the city’s low-income housing is outraged that the current board recently agreed to pay a former director $700,000 in a legal settlement, and wrote ...