A place for everyone
New rabbi of B’nai Jacob throws open the doors
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 21, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
When well-meaning members of the B’nai Jacob Congregation on West Side Avenue wanted to put a rainbow flag outside the temple, Rabbi Aaron Katz declined. While Katz is openly gay, he did not want t...
Splash and spray
WNY opens renovated pool, new play area
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter staff writer
Aug 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
“The children of West New York deserve the best, and we are happy to provide a safe, state-of-the-art spray park and kiddie pool,” Mayor Felix Roque said at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the newl...
KIRIAKATOS, MARIA
Aug 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Funeral services were held for Maria Kiriakatos, 85, formerly of Jersey City. She passed away Aug. 15. Maria was born in the seaside village of Katelios, Kefalonia, Greece. Here she met her husband...
One computer per kid, and taking care of trout
Superintendent tells what’s ahead for 2016-2017 school year
by Hannington Dia
Reporter correspondent
Aug 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
In an interview last week, Weehawken Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Zywicki talked about his plans to bring the public schools into the 21st century and beyond this year, including making sur...
Union City’s stray cats star in book
NY woman talks about catching town’s felines in newly published memoir
Aug 21, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
Before living in Union City for 10 years, author of “To Catch a Cat” Heather Green lived and worked as a journalist in Manhattan. When visiting her boyfriend Matt Greer in Union City on weekends, s...
‘Broadway on the Hudson’ coming to waterfront
Weehawken ‘Wicked’ star and other award-winning stage performers to appear
Aug 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The Summer Concerts on the Hudson series, organized by the Hudson Riverfront Performing Arts Center, will conclude the summer season with “Broadway On the Hudson,” a one-night-only celebration of t...
Want to join the NBPD?
Department holds recruitment event
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Aug 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
“I’ve wanted to be a cop for a while now, so I’m taking this opportunity to ask questions,” resident Feras J. said at the Police Department recruitment day in the public library on Wednesday Aug. 1...
Danny Aiello returns to film at Loews Theater
Short film hopes to revive interest in Off-Broadway musical
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Aug 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Vincent Favale, vice president of CBS Late Night Programming, hadn’t planned to film his musical video “Hereafter” at the Historic Landmark Loew’s Theater in Jersey City. He had researched two othe...
PETRELLA, NANCY
Aug 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Funeral services were held Aug. 17 for Nancy Petrella 55, of Weehawken. She passed away Aug. 13 after a long Illness. She was the daughter of Adele Faulkner and the late Thomas; sister to the late ...
Hoboken too pricey for school board member
Tearfully resigns at meeting; new assistant superintendent announced
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Aug 21, 2016 | 5 5 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Hoboken Board of Education member Monica Stromwall tearfully announced at Tuesday’s monthly school board meeting that after three years on the board, she had to resign. She said later that her fami...