Trash truck worker competes for a Latin Grammy
Local Cuban exile fulfills dream as musician
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Oct 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 217 217 recommendations | email to a friend
Ray Machado, founder and lead singer of the musical group Maxima Alerta, had just seen his band get its first taste of fame in Cuba when the communist government decided to censor them. Machado – a...
Eight candidates fight for three spots
WNY school board election slated for Nov. 8
by Hannington Dia
Reporter staff writer
Oct 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 121 121 recommendations | email to a friend
Eight candidates are running for three spots in West New York’s Nov. 8 Board of Education race. They include two slates – the Children First slate, backed by Mayor Felix Roque, and Save Our Schools...
Hilton may rise on post office parking lot
Developer seeks to get process started
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Oct 16, 2016 | 4 4 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
A development company that is upgrading the city’s old post office on southern Frank Sinatra Drive is hoping to get permission to develop a Hilton hotel on the site of the current loading and parki...
Two fangs up
Mile Square Theatre’s Production of Dracula is a treat
by Jeff Kreisler
Correspondent
Oct 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
Everyone thinks they know Dracula. “He’s the funny-voiced vampire dude, right?” There’s a lot more to his story than that, but unless you were one of the few people who made it through 1992’s bad K...
Town hopes to raze building for parking lot
Tables vote to lower speed limits near schools
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Oct 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
At the town’s Board of Commissioners meeting on Wednesday, the commissioners introduced an ordinance to build a parking lot for residential and public parking at 1132 Hillside Place. Currently, the...
The other ‘Hamilton’ show
Weehawken Library lures fans of founding father with performance
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Correspondent
Oct 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend
The Broadway musical “Hamilton” may be sold out for months, but fans of the founding father – who died in a duel on Weehawken’s waterfront in 1804 – got to learn more about him through a special pe...
What do you want in southern Hoboken?
City presents four concepts; could have park, hotel, microbrewery
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Oct 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
The city is moving forward with its Southwest Area Redevelopment Plan after presenting four alternative concepts to the public on Thursday. The area near the city’s border with Jersey City may some...
More than a local legend
Jaime Vazquez left his mark on Hudson County
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Oct 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the City Council sought to honor five public figures that made significant contributions to Jersey City’s Latin community. The list included very familiar names...
A celebration of culture
The 41st Annual Hispanic Parade rocks Bergenline Avenue
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Oct 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
Blaring horns, cheering crowds, brightly dressed dancers and loud music filled Bergenline Avenue on Oct. 2, as thousands of people line the street through North Bergen, Guttenberg, West New York, a...
SCOREBOARD
NB’s Noguera overcomes the toughest of odds
Battles crippling disease by running at Rutgers-Newark
by Jim Hague
Oct 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s no question that Giovanna Noguera loves sports. “Ever since I was young, I played sports,” Noguera said. “I played soccer, basketball, softball. I wasn’t very good, but I played. I was also...