Hoboken needed BBQ
Ribs, tips, and sides sizzle at new Smokin’ Barrel restaurant
by Caren Matzner
Reporter Editor
Dec 07, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The manager and owners of the new Smokin’ Barrel restaurant on Willow Avenue thought that Hoboken needed a good barbecue joint, so they started one in September, filling the menu with succulent bee...
Hoboken school board’s attack on Hola is unfair
Dec 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Editor: I’m a parent of a child at Hola Hoboken, and I’m writing regarding the Hoboken City School District’s lawsuits and maneuvers designed to limit Hola’s ability to expand, and more genera...
Keep ‘God’ in the pledge of allegiance
Dec 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Editor: In the early 1950s the phrase “under God” was so rightfully added to our Pledge of Allegiance to our great flag in this great country. This was and continues to be a refreshing and sti...
Heart of brass
NBHS senior wins awards, accolades on trumpet
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Dec 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
At age 18, North Bergen High School senior Benny Diaz is well on his way to a career as a professional musician. In 2014 alone he was selected to play trumpet with the New Jersey Region Band, the A...
Keep ‘God’ in the pledge of allegiance
Dec 07, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Editor: In the early 1950s the phrase “under God” was so rightfully added to our Pledge of Allegiance to our great flag in this great country. This was and continues to be a refreshing and sti...
First graders learn about politics and war
St. Augustine students learn by participating in class exercises
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It’s never too soon to educate kids about the political process and the meaning of Veterans Day. On the Monday before each occasion, substitute teacher Isabella Fasciano taught 1st graders at Union...
MORALES, JUAN
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A funeral mass was offered Nov. 29 at St. Mary’s Church, Jersey City, for Juan Morales, 86, of Jersey City. He passed away Nov. 23 at home. Born in Aibonito, Puerto Rico, to the late Juan Morales a...
The passing of a true legend
North Bergen’s Ascolese loses battle with cancer at age 77
by Jim Hague
Reporter sports columnist
Dec 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Legend: A famous or important person who is known for doing something extremely well. That’s how Merriam Webster defines a legend. In Hudson County sports, a legend is defined very easily in two wo...
Business is picking up
Bayonne man’s company removes dog waste for profit
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Nobody had to tell Joe Koval that times are tough. A freelance videographer, Koval was always looking for a way to make a little extra cash. So one day while walking his dog, he noticed some backya...
Making his move
Local chess master gets national appointment
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Joe Lux wasn’t born to play chess; it just seems like he was. He wandered into New York City’s Washington Square Park when he was still in high school and saw people seated at tables there, playing...