July 4th birth of our nation
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Dear Editor: The great American patriot Thomas Paine once wrote, “These are times that try men’s souls.” His words today are more meaningful than ever. The famous words of Nathan Hale, a 21 yr. old...
Men of action
12 military vets sworn in as local firefighters
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
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The community just got a little safer. Twelve new firefighters were sworn in to the North Hudson Regional Fire Department – which serves North Bergen, Weehawken, Union City, West New York, and Gutt...
$512M county budget passed
Tax burden mainly hits Jersey City and Hoboken; Weehawken modestly
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
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Although not as bad as first anticipated, Hoboken still got hit hardest with the percent of taxes it must pay to fund the newly passed $512 million county budget this year. Jersey City also got hit...
More money for charter school fight
But no room in school budget for 13 kindergarten aides who are cut
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Jul 06, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
The 2013-2014 school year has come to a close, but the fight within Hoboken’s public school community over the expansion of a charter school continues. The Hoboken Dual Language Charter School (HoL...
Secaucus Island: How it all began
Edward Earle was the early owner of Secaucus
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
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“I was driving just now and I passed a sign that said Secaucus was established in 1900,” said Robert Hassard with more than a little disappointment in his voice. “But this place goes back to 1673, ...
Hudson County on the ball for the World Cup
Businesses report more excitement than ever
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
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The FIFA World Cup is back, and with it the quadrennial debate over when soccer will finally break through in the United States. Americans, the traditional line goes, are too saturated by football,...
Hudson County just raised Jersey City’s taxes by 5.8 percent!
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Dear Editor: Last Thursday evening, the Hudson County Board of Freeholders approved a $512 million budget that raised Jersey City’s County taxes by 5.8 percent. Before the freeholders voted, I took...
Bittersweet day
High Tech students sad to leave high school, happy to be moving forward
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jul 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 150 students graduated from High Tech High School, the public county high school based in North Bergen, on June 27. Their day could be described in one word: transitions. While many of th...
Hudson County on the ball for the World Cup
Businesses report more excitement than ever
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Jul 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
The FIFA World Cup is back, and with it the quadrennial debate over when soccer will finally break through in the United States. Americans, the traditional line goes, are too saturated by football,...
High achiever
Weehawken student continues record of excellence
by Gil Aguon
Reporter staff writer
Jul 06, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Eleanor Woodruff, a student at Weehawken High School, was awarded the eighth grade achievement award at the Weehawken High School awards dinner last month. The event, which was held at the Sheraton...