The secret story of ‘Polka Dot’
Popular local children’s entertainer went from reporting about them to becoming one
by Katherine Desimine
Reporter Correspondent
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
One of the most popular local children’s entertainers ended up in his career nearly by happenstance. “Polka Dot,” otherwise known as Ron Albanese, can be seen donning outrageous costumes and polka-...
The Caregiver bill
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Editor: Caregivers save lives, reduce suffering, and help people maintain their independence & dignity remain in their homes and communities. Caregivers keep their loved ones out of hospitals ...
Harvard doctor heads the team
CarePoint introduces robotic surgery to Hudson County
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Daniel H. Smith didn’t need to be convinced to come to Hudson County to work in CarePoint’s new program for robotic surgery; he was thrilled to do it. CarePoint Health is the company that runs ...
Filmmaker Frank Gigante to produce an anti-bullying short film with a big message
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Hoboken-based filmmaker Frank Gigante is set to begin working on a new short film, “Broken Silence,” about the dangers of bullying. The film, written by Gigante, is one of many new projects in the ...
Food for all occasions
90 Park is many restaurants in one
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Looking for a fine dining experience for your family or date? How about a bar where you can hang out and enjoy a variety of tasty tapas offerings? Or maybe an inviting spot to hold a party for 150 ...
Boys of Summer turn out on Little League opening day
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Warm weather means it’s time for baseball! Hoboken recently enjoyed another Little League opening day. Here are some scores and photos. Mario’s Pizza defeats Chirachella Boys 8-4 Hudson Porada led ...
A space of their own
A new studio space for artists opens on Newark Avenue
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
With the scent of fresh paint still lingering in the air of the old building at 339 Newark Ave. in Jersey City, you have to use a little imagination to see what Olga Levina and her husband Ben LoPi...
TASTY TIDBITS
Strong start for Secaucus softball under new coach Jones
Memorial, SDA win Hudson County Relay titles; top fives
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
After last year’s dream season that resulted in the first-ever Hudson County Tournament championship and the first-ever NJSIAA North Jersey Section 2, Group I state sectional title, Secaucus softba...
Stack deserves the full support from our voters
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Editor: With all the hard work he has put in his office as Mayor of Union City, Brian Stack deserves the full support from our voters for his upcoming mayoral elections. He hasn’t stopped meet...
Enlivening Ourselves
by Dr. Sallie Norquist
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
(Dr. Norquist is on vacation this week. We are re-running a letter that was published earlier in this column. ) Dear Dr. Norquist: I am a very religious person. I feel very lost with regard to what...