Plastic, paper, or none of the above
City’s bag ban faces questions from the council
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
In a local bodega not far from City Hall in Jersey City, a store clerk puts a cup of coffee into a paper bag for the customer to take. The spilled liquid soaks through the bottom of the bag – forci...
County Democrats have a new leader
First woman wins chairmanship of political machine; beats Stack
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
In a stunning reversal of political fortune, powerful state Sen. and Union City Mayor Brian Stack lost his bid to become chairman of the Hudson County Democratic Organization – a longtime political...
109 years young
Resident came to Jersey City in 1920s, assembled radios
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
To celebrate her birthday on June 10, Mary Gibson came down to the community room at the Peace Care St. Joseph’s Facility in a wheelchair rather than her historic walker, but had lost none of her h...
A sneaky disease
Sometimes Alzheimer’s isn’t detected until it’s a problem
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Alzheimer’s is a sneaky disease. You don’t always know you have it until it starts to interfere with your daily life. June is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, meant to raise awareness. “A person might ...
Remembering 9/11 before they were born
HBO to feature program developed in Hudson County
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
For an afternoon in early May, students from Secaucus public schools became TV stars, as a crew from HBO filmed them involved in a unique new program about Sept. 11, 2001. “We wanted to develop a c...
JERSEY CITY BRIEFS
Jun 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Obscenity ordinance vote postponed With dozens of people – including religious leaders – set to speak on a proposed ordinance that would loosen some regulations on what is considered obscene, the C...
School aid cut could be devastating
Cunningham and Stack introduce payroll tax
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 194 194 recommendations | email to a friend
State Senate Pres. Steven Sweeney, who represents a southern New Jersey district, wants to cut state school aid to districts perceived to be overfunded. These include Jersey City, although local sc...
Journal Square rebirth a slow process
Newkirk project breaks ground, but One Journal Square is stalled
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 230 230 recommendations | email to a friend
Journal Square is in the midst of a rebirth, but it’s taking so long that some people are getting frustrated, especially Ward C Councilman Richard Boggiano. While Namdar Group broke ground in May o...
The living is easy
Thousands of residential units being built around Hudson County
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 206 206 recommendations | email to a friend
With dozens of new condo and apartment buildings rising or recent completed all over the county, it’s clear that residents want to take advantage of the area’s transportation, activities, parks, wa...
A whole new medical world
Hudson County hospitals reinvent themselves for the new reality
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 177 177 recommendations | email to a friend
Hospitals in Hudson County and elsewhere in New Jersey have faced serious challenges over the last decade, needing to reinvent themselves in order to survive in a new medical climate. Faced with in...