SCOREBOARD
New era of North Bergen football begins with new coach Somick
by Jim Hague
Sep 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s a position that Ed Somick feels he was groomed to take, going back to when he was a player in the late 1980s at North Bergen High School. That position? Head football coach at his alma mater. ...
Touring the Meadowlands
Local nature activities on tap for this fall
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Near where the Turnpike and Route 3 meet in northern Secaucus, there’s a hidden ecological treasure for nature and animal lovers, bookended by speeding cars and mini-strip malls. It’s Mill Creek Ma...
Supplies for a nice surprise
North Bergen holds Back-to-School drive for residents
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 133 133 recommendations | email to a friend
Back-to-school time was once a battle for North Bergen parent Emily Collazo. But now, thanks to the town’s annual Back-to-School donation drive, in which local organizations donate books, pens, and...
Celebrating diversity
JC Families holds festival highlighting wide range of cultures
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
If you wanted to get even a small glimpse of how many cultures come together in Jersey City, all you had to do was attend the 4th Annual Cultural Diversity Festival in Hamilton Park. Two years ago,...
9/11 memorial completed
Glass-paneled structure memorializes 56 who died
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 10, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 145 145 recommendations | email to a friend
On Pier A Park, across the river from the new World Trade Center, stands the city’s new glass-paneled Sept. 11 memorial. The structure is 90 feet long and just over six feet tall. It features forti...
I think that I shall never see such lovely trees on Washington Street
Sep 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Editor: In the August 1913 issue of “Poetry: A Magazine of Verse,” Joyce Kilmer’s poem “Trees” was published. He was born in New Jersey and one of his grandsons, Hugh Kilmer, lived on Bloomfie...
Educating kids early
HOPES opens new annex to serve 45 Head Start children
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
A federally funded organization that provides early education to Hoboken kids held a ribbon cutting for a new four-story annex on Garden Street last week. The building, in what used to be the court...
Their moment in the sun
Six Hudson County sports figures are inducted into Hall of Fame
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
As a sports umpire, Michael Lynch of Bayonne has a number of words to live by, but has one hard and fast rule. “I’m a traditionalist,” he said. “If I make a call on the field, I’ll take that call t...
Homeless in the high-rise shadows
Activists connect poverty and hunger to war
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 10, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
On the Sunday after Donald Trump announced that the United States will send more troops to fight in Afghanistan, members of the Jersey City Peace Movement held a rally in Journal Square. Although n...
Their moment in the sun
Six Hudson County sports figures are inducted into Hall of Fame
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
As a sports umpire, Michael Lynch of Bayonne has a number of words to live by, but has one hard and fast rule. “I’m a traditionalist,” he said. “If I make a call on the field, I’ll take that call t...