50 feet of ‘Alice’
Lewis Carroll’s children’s classic gets reboot in interactive classes
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
When the seventh-grade students at Secaucus Middle School walk through the door of their language arts class, they know they’re in for more than just a conventional reading lesson. As they take the...
Braddock Park 2.0
New soccer fields and veterans’ memorial to replace ‘dustbowl’
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
“It was planned to be a cute place where overflow soccer people could come in and play. And what it became was kind of a nightmare for the neighborhood.” North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco made thos...
Peer to peer
Local students help others learn ropes of high school
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Quinn Williamson was only 16 when he and his brother, Drew, founded Jersey City Youth Alliance. The two brothers, both of whom did well in school over the years, wanted to help students they saw as...
PALMER, IVETTE
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
A funeral service was held Jan. 24 for Ivette Palmer, 48, of North Bergen. She passed away Jan. 20. She was the manager of the Kate Spade Clothing Store in North Bergen. She was the wife of Michael...
A resolution of Hoboken school funding issues
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Editor: It seems to me that the guiding principle in Hoboken school funding matters is that every student should have an equal share of resources, both in terms of funding and teaching talent....
Mountains of mutz
Biancamano, Vito’s win again at 2015 Mutzfest
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
The third annual Hoboken Mutzfest saw no change in the top prize-winners, with M&P Biancamano winning the people’s choice award for best mozzarella for the third straight year and Vito’s Deli winni...
‘The good of people showed through’
Outpouring of support from Hudson County after Edgewater fire
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Officials have determined that the massive fire that consumed the Avalon housing complex in Edgewater two weeks ago was started accidentally by maintenance workers using a torch to make plumbing re...
Hair-razing sacrifice
Two Union City sisters shear locks for charity
by Joanne Hoersch
Reporter Correspondent
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
Emily and Angelina Mathew, aged 7 and 6, have a lot in common – a sense of fun, and high energy, loving parents. They also once had long, luxuriant black hair. But recently their mother, Lesley Pal...
Zoning battle on Boulevard East
Public comments on 13-story building in three-story zone
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
In a marathon Jan. 22 Zoning Board meeting that lasted about four hours, advocates and opponents of the 13-story Meridia Le Boulevard high-rise apartment complex debated its potential impact. It wa...
Netting more experience
Local badminton fans get visit from U.S. national squad
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
The world got a bit smaller and friendlier for students at the county’s public high school -- High Tech High School -- on Jan. 16, when they were visited by the USA and Thailand’s national badminto...