Back in session
District prepared for new school year
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Approximately 1,926 children will start public school on Thursday, Sept. 7, which is a full day. To prepare for the 2017-2018 academic year, the district has undertaken several facility upgrades –i...
Bike share burdens
Residents express problems with service
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 03, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
As neighboring towns prepare to launch bike share programs like Hoboken’s, local users are struggling with malfunctions in the two-year-old program. Hudson Bike Share launched in 2015 and offers me...
Cell phones instead of body cams for cops?
City to test options to lower the cost of monitoring
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Sep 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
Jersey City will be the first city in the nation to test using cellular phones in place of expensive body cameras, city officials announced in August. With the growing concern over violent interact...
Fly em’ high
Weehawken holds annual kite festival on waterfront
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 225 225 recommendations | email to a friend
Kites soared over the Weehawken Waterfront Complex Aug. 23 during the township's second of three Kite Nights this year. The first was held in spring and one more will be held in fall. Parents and c...
Historic UC house faces demolition
‘The Nest’ to be replaced by new apartment building
by Katherine Desimine
Reporter Correspondent
Sep 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 418 418 recommendations | email to a friend
On 19th street and Kennedy Boulevard sits The Nest, a house built in 1918 by Paul Ganzinotti. According to one previous owner, Kevin McMullan, who owned the house for 20 years, most of the house’s ...
SCARFONE, RALPH
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A funeral mass was celebrated Aug. 30 at St. John Paul II Church, Bayonne, for Ralph Scarfone, 70, of Jersey City. He passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 25. Born in Marcellinara, Italy, Ralph was the...
Making a splash!
North Bergen holds end-of-summer pool party, with Disney theme
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
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North Bergen held its annual end-of-summer pool party Aug. 25 at the town's municipal pool complex. This year's theme was Disney, featuring Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, and Minion characters. Locals ...
A celebration of culture
Berry Lane Park will hold the African Family Festival on Sept. 9
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
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In an effort to show the vast cultural influence that has become known as the African Diaspora, Berry Lane Park will host the African Family Festival on Sept. 9 from noon to 7 p.m. African Diaspora...
TOMEI, MARGARET
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A funeral mass was offered Aug. 29 at Our Lady of Czestochowa RC Church, Jersey City, for Margaret Tomei of Jersey City. She passed away Aug. 19 surrounded by her family. She was the mother of Jers...
Regarding the Trump issue in local elections
Sep 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Editor: In your Aug. 20 issue you ask if the Trump issue is valid. It is. Some 60 to 80 million people died in World War 2, countless others wounded and lives ruined. Almost half a million Ame...