Gambling in the Meadowlands?
‘Vision plan’ proposes four casinos and more
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 24, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
“This plan’s intention is to restore the Meadowlands complex as the number one multi-venue sports destination in the world,” said Ron Simoncini, president of Axiom Communications. The occasion was ...
Oops! Schools shouldn’t have laid off aides
Interim superintendent introduced at board meeting
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Aug 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Summer reading wasn’t just for students this year – the Hoboken Board of Education has had its own assignments to catch up on. After trimming kindergarten teacher’s aides due to an ever tightening ...
Grammy winner Lisa Fischer headlines
Closing concert of free Summer Concerts on Hudson is Aug. 27
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Summer Concerts on the Hudson 2014 will present its season closer on Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. with Grammy winner Lisa Fischer in her New Jersey debut with her band Grand Baton. Fischer has work...
North Bergen’s hippest performance space
Callaghan is most recent act to play the public library
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The small underground club was bathed in red light as the British cult performer played to an enthusiastic audience. No, it wasn’t some hip dive bar in Brooklyn or the Lower East Side, it was a dow...
‘The application of knowledge’
School superintendent Sanger retires after 41 years as an educator
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
When Stanley Sanger took over as Union City’s superintendent of schools in July of 2003, he inherited one of the state’s worst performing districts. When he retired this summer, he left behind one ...
From police beat to music beat
Union City cop starts music production business
by Eileen Budd
Reporter Correspondent
Aug 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Basketball and music kept Carlos Pina out of trouble when he was a kid growing up in the projects of Union City. He and his friends would rap in English and Spanish fusion, an art form that wasn’t ...
A saintly tradition
La Festa Italiana holds its festival
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Not all of the pre-recorded music that came out the speakers at La Festa Italiana were Frank Sinatra songs, but so many were that he might have been considered among the saints being honored. The L...
MAGENHEIMER, DEBORAH J.
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Funeral services were held Aug. 18 for Deborah J. Magenheimer, 62, of Guttenberg. She passed away Aug. 14. Deborah was born in Union City and was a homemaker. She was a committeewoman and a member ...
Rolling restaurants hit town
Wednesday food truck court brings exotic food options to Secaucus
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Aug 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
“Everybody makes fun of me at work because I get excited on Wednesday when it’s food truck day,” said Frank, who has been frequenting the food trucks ever since he found out they visit at lunchtime...
The pleading edge
Residents, developers have many hopes for Western Edge redevelopment zone
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Aug 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
A laundry list of desires for the future of Hoboken’s Western Edge redevelopment zone was on display at the first public meeting introducing a new round of city-led planning this past week. The mee...