A day of their own
School board agrees to day off for Muslim holiday
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
After more than a year of protests and urging from municipal government, the Jersey City Board of Education unanimously agreed on May 19 to establish a school holiday for the Muslim holy day of Eid...
New campus
Building for High Tech High School expected 2018
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
May 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 215 215 recommendations | email to a friend
In September 2018, 1,200 students will attend High Tech High School’s new campus at Laurel Hill County Park in Secaucus. The current facility in North Bergen is being sold and will no longer be use...
Fulop nominates Hallanan for Ward B council
Lawyer and conservationist may fill Ramchal’s vacated seat
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
John Hallanan, an attorney working for Jersey City and a longtime conservationist, is Mayor Steven Fulop’s nominee to fill the vacated seat of Khemraj “Chico” Ramchal as Ward B councilman. A former...
Learn to save someone who’s OD’ing
Free Narcan training offered
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
May 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a 200 percent increase between 2000 and 2014 in overdose deaths involving pain relievers and heroin. In New Jersey, 1,253 drug and opiate ove...
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Funeral services were held May 20 at Good News Bible Mission Church, Jersey City, for Audrey B. Bails of Jersey City. She passed away May 16. She was the mother of Sakinah T. Bails; daughter of Ele...
County budget is up $13M to $540M
Some towns will share more of tax burden than others
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
May 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hudson County Board of Freeholders voted on May 25 to approve their $540 million 2016 budget. Jersey City will see the largest increase in how much they have to contribute this year, followed b...
Round 3 of Garcia vs. Hoboken Housing Authority
Agency points to campaign donations received by former executive director
by Steven Rodas
Reporter Staff Writer
May 29, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
It has been nearly two years since the Hoboken Housing Authority (HHA) fired their former paid executive director – who was also a politically savvy assemblyman – and the reasons for the terminatio...
How to reclaim our Democracy
May 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Editor: There’s a strong connection between the health of a democracy and the social cohesiveness of its community life. That’s why tyrants of all kinds, from time immemorial, don’t want their...
When eating can be a life-or-death decision
School districts have various policies about food allergies
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
May 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
A 13-year-old Chicago, Ill., student died in 2010 from an allergic reaction to peanuts after a Chinese restaurant cooked meals for a school party and apparently used peanut oil, after saying they w...
Having a (soft)ball in Weehawken
Twin sisters lead Indians to best season in decades; reach 100-hit milestone
by Jim Hague
Reporter staff writer
May 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
( Note: This story also appeared in Jim Hague’s sports column last weekend, which you can also read on line each week at hudsonreporter.com ) It was two Tuesdays ago, and the Weehawken High School ...