On her way
Hope Vista has a history in music
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Years ago, when she still posted on her music on YouTube, Hope Oberwanowicz – better known as Hope Vista – looked forward to getting more than one million views. Now that she has, this former Bayon...
Bayonne Briefs
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Coast Guard seeks Bayonne Bridge comments The Coast Guard has scheduled public hearings and is seeking comments on its draft environmental assessment for raising the Bayonne Bridge to allow larger ...
Power surge
Hudson County’s most influential – 2012
by Vanessa Cruz, Dean DeChiaro, Adriana Rambay Fernández, Amanda Palasciano, Al Sullivan, and E. Assata Wright
Reporter staff writers
Jan 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
You don’t have to be a politician to have local influence. The Hudson Reporter’s second annual list of the county’s most influential people surveys government leaders, lawyers, activists, and artis...
Bayonne’s first baby arrives early
Born premature, Gavin Mocayo has a lot of luck on his side
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
An old Yiddish Proverb, “Better an ounce of luck than a pound of gold,” was never more appropriate than with the birth of Gavin Moncayo at 10:59 a.m. on Jan. 1. Born premature at 33 weeks and weigh...
Shop Bayonne and pay your taxes
City to kick off new shopping program
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Do you want to support local business and at the same time lower your tax bill? Bayonne officials may have found a way to do both as part of a new Special Improvement District and Urban Enterprise ...
Bayonne Briefs
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Research grant for Bayonne resident The Kessler Foundation (West Orange) and Dr. Nancy Chiaravalloti were recently awarded a $2.2 million federal grant from The National Institute on Disability and...
Too low for comfort
Bayonne officials file complaint about low-flying helicopters
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Helicopters buzz over Bayonne like low-flying insects – worse in the summer, officials say, but often just as bad during the rush hour commutes morning and night. “They stack up at a heliport in Ke...
Making lemonade
Woman recounts life of extreme ups and downs in new memoir
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Life is tough and then, sometimes, it gets tougher. But according to author Kim K. Forstater, these things shouldn’t get you down or make you depressed. “I believe God only gives you what He thinks...
Working together
Romano calls for freeholder unity
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hudson County Board of Freeholders was a regular love-fest at its first meeting of the year, during which they voted to name Hoboken Freeholder Anthony Romano as the new chairman, West New York...
A home of her own
Foreclosed houses sit vacant when people need homes
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jan 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Nearly every day when Carey [not her real name] walks her daughter to the bus for school, she passes a small house in downtown Bayonne she would love to live in. “It’s a cute little place that woul...

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