Downtown to get a facelift
Taxes may decrease, says mayor
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Mar 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Take a good look at downtown. It may not look like that way for long. “We’re in the early stages of a façade project in the center of town,” announced Mayor Michael Gonnelli at the Town Council mee...
NB homeowners may save millions
Town will no longer have to contribute to tax sharing
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Mar 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
North Bergen homeowners may save significant tax dollars over the long term thanks to a recent change in state law. The law, which was passed to consolidate the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission an...
City seeks $24M in state loans
Money would buy chemical company’s lots, cover new park, water main upgrades
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Mar 08, 2015 | 9 9 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
The purchase of 6.1 acres for open space in northwest Hoboken, the construction of the Southwest Park, and water main upgrades beneath Washington Street all moved one step closer to fruition this p...
A toast to good public speaking
Toastmasters International builds confidence in life
by Joseph Passantino
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Mar 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
In phobia surveys it usually comes in first, and it’s not flying, mice, or heights. It’s public speaking. And it knows no ethnic, socioeconomic, or cultural bounds. Mastering it can lead to a life ...
A demonstration of leadership
Scout organizes a repair project in Liberty State Park
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
From the day Alexander Stamato joined the Cub Scouts at age 6, he thought it might be possible to become an Eagle Scout. Now 12 years later, he achieved what only two percent of all Boy Scouts ever...
Waiting for ‘super’-man
School board down to four finalists for superintendent
by Carlo Davis
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Mar 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
After five nights of interviews, the Hoboken Board of Education has narrowed its search for a permanent superintendent down to four candidates and hopes to make a decision before May. The superinte...
Weekend on ice
Town reopens skating rink after $2.1M facelift
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Mar 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Bundled up in scarves and mittens, wobbling like penguins or gliding like swans, residents and visitors filled the ice for the grand reopening of the Secaucus skating rink in Buchmuller Park last w...
Guttenberg cops in dramatic rescues
Three receive ‘Officers of the Month’ honors at Town Council meeting
by Art Schwartz
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Mar 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
“When we got there the mother was hysterical, and he was on the floor, basically dead,” said Police Officer Brian Eckenrode. “He had no heartbeat, no breath. We started giving him compression. We g...
SCOREBOARD
Hudson Catholic makes it four in a row
Hawks soar to county title by defeating Marist
by Jim Hague
Mar 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
When Nick Mariniello arrived at Hudson Catholic High School six years ago to become the new boys’ basketball coach, he had no idea what the future held. After all, the Hawks were certainly not an i...
Dirty business
Federal investigation of alleged extortion scheme results in two arrests – so far
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
A federal investigation begun more than three years ago has led to the arrest of two Jersey Shore men in connection with what authorities say was an alleged scheme to extort payments from suppliers...