Slight tax increase, high surplus in budget
North Bergen introduces $92M spending plan
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Mar 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
North Bergen introduced its 2017 budget at the March 8 Board of Commissioners meeting with a 1 percent tax increase. Town Administrator Chris Pianese said that the nearly flat tax amount was hard t...
No sanctuary in Secaucus
Mayor and local residents react to suggestion; two playgrounds to be upgraded
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Mar 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 202 202 recommendations | email to a friend
Two weeks ago, at the Feb. 14 council meeting, Secaucus resident Michele LaRue urged officials to adopt legislation making the town a “sanctuary city.” Sanctuary cities are municipalities that refu...
CENTURY GIRL
Mar 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
Lifelong Jersey City resident Anne Staron celebrated her 100th birthday last Sunday. While now living with family up until recently, Miss Staron lived independently on Liberty Avenue in Jersey City...
More cops, more confidence?
City expands police force to 922 and hopes to increase feeling of safety
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
In a light rain, young men and women gathered on the steps of City Hall on March 7, wearing crisp new dress uniforms and brandishing their new police badges. They were 25 of the latest recruits to ...
MADDEN, WILLIAM J.
Mar 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
A funeral mass was held Feb. 28 at Our Lady of Grace Church, Hoboken, for William J. Madden of Secaucus. He passed away Feb. 23. Born in Hoboken in 1930, he was the husband of Ethel (nee Rohrer) fo...
‘Five Finger Discount’ documentary wins raves
Local author’s novel hits the screen
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 110 110 recommendations | email to a friend
For most people with a living memory of Jersey City Mayor Frank Hague, it is either one of love or hate. But the new PBS documentary based on the memoir “Five-Finger Discount: A Crooked Family Hist...
Learning from letters
Secaucus police hold pizza party for students who wrote to them
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Mar 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
Back in January, second-grade students at the Huber Street School wrote friendly letters to members of the Secaucus Police Department as part of a unit on how to write letters. On Feb. 28, the Seca...
Hey, kids!
Concepts presented for new toddler playground on waterfront
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Mar 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
After residents gave feedback at a meeting last August on a proposed toddler playground at the public Maxwell Park on the waterfront, the designers returned March 2 to present three concepts. There...
People born after 1990 have twice cancer risk
Local eyewear store kicks off annual fundraiser to fight colorectal
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Mar 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
Colorectal cancer isn’t just something for your grandmother to worry about. A recent study by the American Cancer Society found that people born in 1990 and after have twice the risk of colon cance...
Abatement promise abandoned
Protestors demand city give some abatement money to school district
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 12, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Wearing birthday party hats and bearing sarcastic signs to protest the city’s approval of its 70th tax abatement since Mayor Steven Fulop was sworn in three years ago, demonstrators appeared before...