Hair-razing sacrifice
Two Union City sisters shear locks for charity
by Joanne Hoersch
Reporter Correspondent
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Emily and Angelina Mathew, aged 7 and 6, have a lot in common – a sense of fun, and high energy, loving parents. They also once had long, luxuriant black hair. But recently their mother, Lesley Pal...
Zoning battle on Boulevard East
Public comments on 13-story building in three-story zone
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
In a marathon Jan. 22 Zoning Board meeting that lasted about four hours, advocates and opponents of the 13-story Meridia Le Boulevard high-rise apartment complex debated its potential impact. It wa...
A resolution of Hoboken school funding issues
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Dear Editor: It seems to me that the guiding principle in Hoboken school funding matters is that every student should have an equal share of resources, both in terms of funding and teaching talent....
Netting more experience
Local badminton fans get visit from U.S. national squad
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
The world got a bit smaller and friendlier for students at the county’s public high school -- High Tech High School -- on Jan. 16, when they were visited by the USA and Thailand’s national badminto...
Jersey City’s Simmons finally at home at Seton Hall
Well-traveled guard gets the chance to finish her career in South Orange
by Jim Hague
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For the first time since she played grammar school basketball at P.S. 37 Rafael Cordero School in downtown Jersey City, Daisha Simmons is getting a chance to play close to her home, in the general ...
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Funeral services have been held for Jimmy Pflug, 90. He passed away Jan. 23 at Hoboken University Medical Center. Born Ferdinand James Pflug, he was a lifelong Hoboken resident. He was raised and h...
Will agency fill up canal behind railyard?
NJ Transit reveals plans for its federal flood windfall
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent public symposium regarding $230 million in federal flood mitigation aid for Hoboken and its neighbors made at least one thing clear: choosing how to spend the money will be a massive inter...
Conspiracy, or serial killer?
Two theories offered on unsolved 1974 murder of NB teens
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
“I can still picture it in my mind all these years later, that moment when they opened the curtain,” said Nancy Pryor. “When I saw the body, she had been gone a couple of days and had been beaten. ...
Local brewers are what’s on tap
Three craft beers being created in Hudson County’s towns
by Joe Granat
Reporter Correspondent
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Hudson County is the smallest and most densely-populated county in New Jersey, and the sixth most densely-populated county in America. With all those people living here, it brings a question to the...
‘On a mission from God’
Bayonne man finds, rescues isolated 80-year-old gravestone from Meadowlands
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
Fluke season had just begun, and Bruce Dillin of Bayonne was scouting the Hackensack River across from Laurel Hill Park in Secaucus for a spot to trap killie fish he could use as bait. “I remember ...