The robot in the classroom
High Tech students display their handiwork on STEM Day
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Feb 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Inching around assorted debris, the robot crept forward to rescue the pair of climbers caught in the avalanche. Built of exposed metal beams, gears, motors, wires, and a hydraulic arm, the two-foot...
Once notorious, now home sweet home
Senior and affordable housing replaces site of crime, murder
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Feb 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
A new 28-unit, $7.4 million affordable housing complex has opened for senior citizens and disabled residents in Weehawken. Located at 4800 Park Ave., it replaces the infamous Park Avenue Hotel (als...
Sad eyes
County pulls $12K funding from blind seniors’ group
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Feb 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 165 165 recommendations | email to a friend
Ivis Alverez has been facilitating the Hudson County Visually Impaired Program (VIP) since its inception in 2008 with $12,000 in annual funding from the Hudson County Office on Aging. This year tha...
Zika virus a danger to pregnant women
Local health officials keeping an eye out
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
With Hudson County still in the grip of winter’s cold, health officials are not yet concerned about the potential spread of the zika virus through local mosquitoes. But officials in hospitals and g...
Four Chaplains Memorial
Feb 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Editor: A well attended group gathers in Hoboken’s Church Square Park on Sunday, February 7th to remember the Four Chaplains who in WWII gave up their 4 life preservers to drowning soldiers go...
GLORIA, JAMES
Feb 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
A funeral mass was offered Feb. 13 at St. Mary's Church, West New York for James Gloria, 90, of West New York. He passed away Feb. 10 at home. He was a retired assembly line worker for the Ford Mot...
SCOREBOARD
Weehawken’s McNish just glad to be coaching after huge scare
by Jim Hague
Feb 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
It was early May and it was expected to be your typical school day for Weehawken boys’ head basketball coach Jake McNish . McNish, who has been the head coach of the Indians for the last 24 years, ...
A helping hand for Joan and Tux (the cat)
Local residents donate over $11,000 to homeless Hoboken woman
by Steven Rodas
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
People become homeless for a number of reasons. Sometimes they lose a job, or have a falling out with their family, or are escaping domestic violence, or have family but are too mentally ill to car...
No generation gap
Seniors and special needs students play together weekly
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Feb 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The smiles were contagious as a guitarist strolled through the audience and people sang along to “La Bamba.” Nearby, others played games, while still another group chatted happily and collaborated ...
The first day of her real life
Local transgender woman talks about making the transition
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 21, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Clara went back to her workplace this week for the first time – as a woman. For the 31-year-old, having lived her whole life as a man, this was a transformative moment. Because when she handles sal...