Mayor releases crime stats
Man arrested in Danforth Avenue murder
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
After a weekend in which two men were shot to death in separate incidents in Jersey City, Mayor Steven Fulop issued a quarterly report on crime in the city, showing a downward trend. But some resid...
The secret story of ‘Polka Dot’
Popular local children’s entertainer went from reporting about them to becoming one
by Katherine Desimine
Reporter Correspondent
Apr 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
One of the most popular local children’s entertainers ended up in his career nearly by happenstance. “Polka Dot,” otherwise known as Ron Albanese, can be seen donning outrageous costumes and polka-...
POST, FLORENCE MARIE
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A funeral mass was offered April 8 at St. Anne Church in Jersey City for Florence Marie Post, 88, of North Bergen. She passed away April 5. She was born and was a lifelong resident of Jersey City. ...
Schools are an important community conversation
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Dear Editor: I believe it is good for the community to discuss the four publicly funded education options in Hoboken. There are two important issues identified among the four district leaders: unfa...
Lights! Cameras! Legislate!
Memorial students film documentary on assemblyman
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Instead of working in the classroom one day last month, eight students from Memorial High School in West New York headed to the State House in Trenton to witness a voting session, discuss legislati...
Verses
NJ’s biggest poets headline packed event in Hoboken
by Dean DeChiaro
Reporter staff writer
Apr 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
One doesn’t think “New Jersey” and immediately conjure images of poets hunched over typewriters feverishly pecking away. But they do think of rock n’ roll and the iconically poetic Springsteen lyri...
Thanks, Paul!
Learning Community Charter School honors developer at spring gala
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 13, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
When the Learning Community Charter School kicked off its sixth annual Art-Infused Spring Gala on April 4, which is hosted by the Rialto-Capital Board of Trustees each year, it followed a noble tra...
A sandwich of their own
Blimpie founder talks about struggle as an entrepreneur
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Fifty years ago, Tony Conza, living in Jersey City at the time, and two buddies from Hoboken High School got the idea to go into business. Like many urban kids from North Jersey, they liked going t...
A place for pooches
New dog run among several developer givebacks
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
The newest real estate amenity in the neighborhood is so upscale it practically needs a doorman. Or would that be a doordog? Just north of The Estuary, the new three-building luxury rental complex ...
School board elections on April 23
Nine candidates running for three seats
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Apr 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Three seats are in contention in this year’s Board of Education election. The board has nine members in total, each serving a three-year term. Every year, three of those terms expire. This year the...