The ‘Power List’
The Hudson Reporter’s fourth annual rankings of Hudson County’s most influential people
by Al Sullivan, Carlo Davis, Art Schwartz, and Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writers
Jan 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
While many of Hudson County’s most influential people remain relevant year to year, their impact waxes and wanes. Influence can mean different things, not only political power. Artists, activists, ...
Your new voices on the county freeholder board
Monday’s swearing-in represents political change
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
On Monday, four new freeholders joined the nine-member Hudson County Board of Freeholders, a legislative body that votes on issues such as the county budget, county roads, the jail, county schools,...
BRIEFS
Jan 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Second contractor pleads guilty to scheme to get $$ out of City Hall According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney General's office, a second local contractor admitted on Wednesday to rigging...
‘A great brotherhood’
10 new firefighters sworn in, all vets
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jan 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
“It’s one of the most dangerous jobs in the country,” said Chief Frank Montagne. Few people would dispute that. Yet 10 men eagerly took the oath as firemen in the North Regional Fire & Rescue (NHRF...
‘An economic disaster’ in the making
Officials oppose service cuts for PATH
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
“I want the Port Authority to say that this option is off the table,” said a very angry Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer at a rally of local, state and federal officials near the Grove Street PATH station...
80-YEAR-OLD MAN SURVIVES PONTIAC PLUNGE
Senior citizen falls seven stories in Guttenberg parking garage
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jan 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Nobody saw it happen. Nobody heard the tremendous crash. In the very heart of the crowded Galaxy Towers Condominium, a strange and spectacular accident took place and nobody even knew it occurred –...
Is it really illegal to take pictures in the train station?
Transit agencies have differing policies for photographers, videographers
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jan 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Ever since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, local bloggers and journalists have told stories of being stopped by police from taking photographs in train and bus stations, and near bridges a...
Big dreams, stubborn faith
WNY teacher/musician strives for the stars
by Yarleen Hernandez
Reporter Correspondent
Jan 04, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The first time local high school teacher John Mollica saw The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 he knew he was destined to become a musician. That moment sparked a passion in his heart that w...
Watching the river flow
Song recalls couple’s 90-year love affair with Hudson River
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jan 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 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...