HUD review slams Hoboken Housing Authority procurement practices; Garcia blames board, others for issues
Aug 22, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN — A review of the procurement practices by the Hoboken Housing Authority under former Executive Director Carmelo Garcia was completed by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Developm...
Hoboken named finalist for best downtown People’s Choice Award
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN—Hoboken has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 People’s Choice Award for best downtown given by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association, the city announced Friday....
“William Howard Taft, the only massively obese man (at 350 pounds) ever to be president of the United States, struggled mightily to control his weight a century ago…”
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent New York Times article * noted: “On the advice of his doctor, a famed weight-loss guru and author of popular diet books, he went on a low-fat, low-calorie diet. He a...
Live stand-up comedy to benefit the Secaucus Animal Shelter
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
SECAUCUS -- Support the Secaucus Animal Shelter while having a great time when Joe Loesner presents live stand-up comedy at the Meadowlands Comedy Club on Aug. 22. Featured will be Gregory Korostis...
NB Mayor Nicholas Sacco completes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, makes $500 donation
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTH BERGEN – North Bergen Mayor and State Senator Nicholas Sacco completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge today at the North Bergen Public Library, receiving two buckets full of ice water as a larg...
Weehawken, Bayonne, Jersey City, Secaucus, and other high schools get ranked in arts and academics by magazine
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
HUDSON COUNTY -- McNair Academic High School in Jersey City came out on top, but Bayonne High School didn't fare as well, on a state list of Performing Public High Schools for academics and the art...
Blocking out time and getting it done
Teachers, Board of Education, and city shooting for contract by start of school
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Stakeholders in negotiations regarding the Bayonne teachers’ contract are scheduled to meet again on Monday, Aug. 25, following an “encouraging” gathering at City Hall on Aug. 1, said Business Admi...
City Council supports elected school board
Will school-board-member selection go back to the people?
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Aug 21, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The second reading of the one-sentence Resolution 26 at the Bayonne City Council meeting on Aug. 13 was quick and seemingly innocuous, but it represented about two years’ worth of effort for some r...
Missed connections and a lost locket
Craigslist helps local people look for loved ones – and an item from grandma
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
On Aug. 1, a 29-year-old North Bergen man saw a “beautiful blonde lady on a Boulevard East bus to New York.” He didn’t talk to her, and certainly didn’t get her contact information. His only hope w...
Top Hudson cop to city councilman
Perez looking to use county administration know-how to help Bayonne
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
How do you go from being the onetime top executive in your field in the county to a municipal legislator in your city? You dig right in and get to work. That’s what Juan Perez, former Hudson County...