Singing in the streets
22nd Winterfest brings out the crowds
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Dec 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Santa Claus posed inside a storefront to take photos with hundreds of kids and families. Volunteers from the schools costumed as cartoon characters prowled the crowd. Choruses from eight schools sa...
Watching the river flow
Song recalls couple’s 90-year love affair with Hudson River
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Dec 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
At age 85, Catherine Portman-Laux decided to write a song. But not just any song. As a self-proclaimed “river rat” and lifelong lover of the waterways, she opted two years ago to make her first com...
Coldwell Banker Homes announces grand opening
Luxurious 15-unit condo complex in Union City open for occupancy
Dec 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
According to Coldwell Banker New Homes, one of the nation’s largest award-winning residential brokerage firms, a new15-unit boutique condo complex at 140 36th St. in Union City will host its grand ...
NORTH BERGEN BRIEFS
Dec 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Kids ride the ferry free for the holidays There’s nothing like the holidays in New York City and NY Waterway makes it easy and fun and a little more affordable by letting “Kids Ride Free” for the h...
Legendary North Bergen coach Ascolese dies
Spent 50 years coaching football at North Bergen, Hoboken; was asst. superintendent
by Jim Hague
Reporter sports columnist
Dec 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Vince Ascolese, who guided the North Bergen High School football team for almost 40 years, leading the Bruins to seven NJSIAA championships and 14 Hudson County titles, died Wednesday morning after...
40-year-old murders still an open case
Who killed teenagers Mary Ann Pryor and Lorraine Kelly?
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Dec 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
It was a crime that rocked the local community. Forty years ago, two teenage girls left their homes in North Bergen for a routine trip to the mall. Five days later, their bodies were found in a woo...
Heart of brass
NBHS senior wins awards, accolades on trumpet
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Dec 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
At age 18, North Bergen High School senior Benny Diaz is well on his way to a career as a professional musician. In 2014 alone he was selected to play trumpet with the New Jersey Region Band, the A...
NORTH BERGEN BRIEFS
Dec 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Holiday drive going on now for families in need The North Bergen Emergency Relief Program is hosting a holiday drive for families in need throughout the township. Items will be collected through De...
Rookie cop saves toddler’s life
Guttenberg police also find woman driving car toward ledge
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Nov 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A baby is alive today because of the quick work of a novice Guttenberg policeman. Officer Steve Pelaez responded at 11 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16 to a 911 call about a choking infant and found the dis...
Free turkeys!
Town donates more than 500 Thanksgiving meals
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Nov 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 500 North Bergen residents came to the North Bergen Recreation Center on Monday morning, Nov. 24 to receive donated turkeys, canned goods, trimmings, and ShopRite giftcards. The drive was...