Keep ‘God’ in the pledge of allegiance
Dec 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 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...
Hoboken needed BBQ
Ribs, tips, and sides sizzle at new Smokin’ Barrel restaurant
by Caren Matzner
Reporter Editor
Dec 07, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 71 71 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...
Making his move
Local chess master gets national appointment
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 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...
Top of the cops
Ferrante becomes police chief
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Dec 07, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
From a commanding perch in the Howe Center of Stevens Institute of Technology atop Castle Point, Lt. Kenneth Ferrante was sworn in as the 10th chief of the Hoboken Police Department on Dec. 1. A 21...
Your order, please!
Minibar offers app for alcohol purchases in Hudson County
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Even though Lindsey Andrews and Lara Crystal, the founders of the alcohol delivery service Minibar, grew up within a few blocks of each other in Manhattan, they didn’t get to know each other until ...
Heart of brass
NBHS senior wins awards, accolades on trumpet
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Dec 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 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...
First graders learn about politics and war
St. Augustine students learn by participating in class exercises
Dec 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
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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 | 18 18 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 | 18 18 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...