School of his own
WNY names school after Sen. Menendez
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
“How are you?” U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez said as he made his way across School No. 3’s lobby to where several dozen students sat. He had come early to the school on Dec. 4 to talk to the sixth grad...
Parking, bike lanes, and traffic lights
Residents weigh in on Washington Street redesign
by Dean DeChiaro
Reporter staff writer
Dec 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
About 30 Hoboken residents attended a public meeting on Monday night to discuss what they consider major issues associated with a massive renovation and redesign project of Washington Street that i...
SMARRO, JEAN
Dec 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Private funeral services have been held for Jean Smarro. She died Dec. 13 at Bayonne Medical Center. A lifelong Jersey City resident, she retired after 25 years as a teacher’s aide for the Jersey C...
Offer of neighborly support
Dec 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Editor: We want to extend our deepest thanks once again to all of the first responders who came to the aid of our end of the block on Monday. The fire at 327 Adams Street was managed expertly ...
Mystery of the City Hall safes
Fulop opens Hague-era locks amid much hoopla
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Dec 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
With all of the nervous hilarity of a state room scene in a Marx Brothers movie, more than a dozen local and regional media reporters – including from ABC, CBS and 1010 WINS – crowded into a small ...
Native son remembered
9/11 hero Steven Strobert lives on through donations to library children’s section
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Dec 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
A gregarious, caring local man may always be remembered not for how and when he died, but for his concern for children and interest in their education. Secaucus native Steven Strobert, lost on Sept...
A Pomeranian or more time with mom
Local kids tell what they really want for the holidays – and ‘Monster High’ is big
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Dec 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
For some it’s dolls to add their collections. For others it’s a $500 video game system or the newest iPhone with all the upgrades. For many it’s a staple, like a new pair of shoes or a backpack. Th...
Seeking your help
Congenital heart problem survivor faces new challenge
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Dec 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
For North Bergen resident Kenneth Castano, overcoming major health issues seems to be something he’s destined to do. First, in 1988 he survived being born with only half of his heart formed. He is ...
The greatest gift
A miracle in The Shades
by Luis Argueta
Weehawken resident
Dec 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
Editor’s Note: We got Luis’ heartwarming story several weeks ago about his harrowing escape from Hurricane Sandy flooding, and decided to run it during the holidays for everyone to enjoy . When we ...
The most spirited blocks around
In a city full of festive cheer, one neighborhood’s decorations stand out
by Dean DeChiaro
Reporter staff writer
Dec 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
Every Christmas, Hoboken takes its place amongst the most festive small cities around the country. Places like Bethlehem, Pa. and McAdenville, N.C. have officially claimed the title of Christmas To...