School board candidates respond to test scores
Most below average
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Oct 30, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hoboken Board of Education received the public school students’ 2015-2016 year state test scores last month, and although some grade levels showed improvement, most scores were still below the ...
Young movie-makers unite
Black Maria Film Festival returns to the library
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Oct 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
The North Bergen Public Library hosted the 35th annual Black Maria Film Festival and announced the winners of the New Jersey Young Filmmakers contest on Thursday, Oct. 20. Black Maria is a travelin...
Vote 3,5,6 to put a halt to runaway school taxes
Oct 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Editor: There is no other way to put it: the Hoboken school district spends too much money and expects us – the taxpayers – to foot the bill. Once again, the district is going over the 2 perce...
A celebration of culture
The 41st Annual Hispanic Parade rocks Bergenline Avenue
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Oct 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 213 213 recommendations | email to a friend
Blaring horns, cheering crowds, brightly dressed dancers and loud music filled Bergenline Avenue on Oct. 2, as thousands of people line the street through North Bergen, Guttenberg, West New York, a...
You’ll have more places to go on light rail
Agreement on gas tax should fuel more stops in JC, NB, Bergen
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Oct 30, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent $16 billion, eight-year transportation funding compromise between legislators and the administration of Gov. Chris Christie should allow for the expansion of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail b...
School board reverses itself in a historic vote
School No. 34 named after President Barack Obama
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Oct 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
After significant public outcry against the Board of Education’s earlier attempt to name Public School No. 34 after board member Marilyn Roman, the board made a dramatic reversal at its Oct. 19 mee...
From Spider-Man to Eazy-E
Local residents have it all sewn up for Halloween
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Oct 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
Casey T., a fourth grader in Weehawken, wants to be Captain America, while Roger P., an elementary school student in Union City, wants to be a clown. Sebastian, Roger’s younger brother, said he pla...
Scarier than ever
Weehawken goes all out for Halloween
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Oct 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
If you don’t look too closely when you’re passing a house on Fulton Street, you might think people are sitting out in lawn chairs just having a good time, some even waving as you pass – until you n...
There’s a place here for young politicos
Democrat and Republican groups slug it out in informal event
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Oct 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
Billed as a forum about the issues, the Oct. 17 debate between the Hudson County Young Republicans and Young Democrats was raucous and fun, more like a social meetup than a political event, althoug...
Seeking to build a congregation
New rabbi at Congregation Mount Sinai takes a modern approach
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Oct 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Adam Dubin doesn’t own a TV. But he owns a computer, and he is very active in using it to help generate interest in Congregation Mount Sinai in Jersey City Heights. The synagogue was founded ...