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...
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 | 167 167 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...
Sad eyes
County pulls $12K funding from blind seniors’ group
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Feb 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 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...
A letter from HoLa Board president
Feb 21, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Editor: On behalf of the over 300 families of Hoboken Dual Language Charter School, I would like to thank Peter Biancamano, John Madigan and Britney Montgomery, for their courageous vote this ...
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Funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 20 at St. Anne's Church for Dolores McNamara, 86, a lifelong resident of Jersey City. She passed away Feb. 15 with her family by her side. Dolores was a devout pari...
Only part of the story
Feb 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Editor: I attended St. Peter’s tax abatement conference and was disappointed by the one-sided stance on this issue. The panel was moderated by a developer, an attorney for developer, public of...
New high tech school advances
Freeholders push ahead with setting criteria for construction bids
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Feb 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Anticipating that the new Hudson County Schools of Technology (HCST) complex will break ground in Secaucus this spring, the Board of Freeholders have set criteria that would require contractors to ...