‘Saving the planet one hand-me-down at a time...’
Secaucus Swappies hold first event
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jan 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
“I like the whole idea of meeting your neighbors,” said Secaucus resident Goethy Revollo. “And also ‘reduce, reuse, recycle.’” The “three Rs” are the watchwords of the Secaucus Swappies, a group es...
Paving way for parking lot to become housing
Court workers and some neighbors opposed to loss of spots
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 04, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
The City Council approved an ordinance in mid-December that will eventually allow a parking lot near the Municipal Court building to be sold to a residential developer. However, the municipal worke...
Dark skies ahead?
North Bergen, Jersey City kids look at pollution and their future
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Explore 2000 is a kind of middle school at the Jersey City campus of the Hudson County Schools of Technology, a countywide public school system attended by kids throughout the county. The program h...
Is it really illegal to take pictures in the train station?
Transit agencies have differing policies for photographers, videographers
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jan 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Ever since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, local bloggers and journalists have told stories of being stopped by police from taking photographs in train and bus stations, and near bridges a...
Big dreams, stubborn faith
WNY teacher/musician strives for the stars
by Yarleen Hernandez
Reporter Correspondent
Jan 04, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
The first time local high school teacher John Mollica saw The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 he knew he was destined to become a musician. That moment sparked a passion in his heart that w...
Helmers’ hangs hat after almost 80 years
Owners tell why it was time for landmark German eatery to close
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Jan 04, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
It was the best of times, it was the wurst of times. After 78 years, Helmers’ Restaurant opened its doors for the last time on Wednesday, Dec. 31. Opened in 1936, the landmark German eatery at Elev...
Ethics violation upheld for Bhalla
But councilman has already appealed recent ruling
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Jan 04, 2015 | 7 7 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Did Councilman Ravinder Bhalla violate a state ethics law when he voted in 2010 to award a city contract to a lawyer with whom he shared an office lease? In 2013, the New Jersey Local Finance Board...
MENDEZ, JOSEPHINE
Jan 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
A funeral mass was offered Dec. 23 at St. Nicholas RC Church, Jersey City, for Josephine Mendez of Jersey City. She died Dec. 20. Josephine was born in Manati, Puerto Rico, and was a resident of Je...
Is it really illegal to take pictures in the train station?
Transit agencies have differing policies for photographers, videographers
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jan 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Ever since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, local bloggers and journalists have told stories of being stopped by police from taking photographs in train and bus stations, and near bridges a...
Exercise and yoga keep them young
NJCU opens facilities for JC seniors three days week
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Kathy Conway, a senior citizen from Jersey City, credits her weight loss and her ability to keep the pounds off to a city recreation program that allows her to use facilities at New Jersey City Uni...