north bergen news

Red means ‘go’
More than 600 students participate in 54th graduation ceremony
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The roar of more than 600 students rocked Bruins Stadium on the morning of Wednesday, June 24. A sea of red-clad graduates erupted from their seats, caps flying in the air to celebrate the end of t...
Public works bosses convicted of conspiracy, misconduct
‘Following orders’ defense doesn’t pan out
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Two suspended North Bergen Department of Public Works supervisors were convicted last week of conspiracy, official misconduct, and other charges. They allegedly assigned municipal employees to work...
‘Tails’ from the shelter
Dogs were rescued from Edgewater fire, and once, a North Bergen trash bag
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Not long ago, Weehawken Animal Control Officer Vincent Ascolese brought a dog to an elementary school in that town for a little love. The dogs who end up in local shelters have a variety of stories...
NORTH BERGEN BRIEFS
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Free ‘Total Soul’ concert in Guttenberg on July 8 The first free concert of the Guttenberg summer season will take place on July 8, with entertainment beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the main event at 7...
Power of green
Second annual Summer Green Health Fair brings out twice as many vendors
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jun 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
A spell of rain at midday may have cut back on the crowds but it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the vendors and attendees at North Bergen’s second annual Summer Green Health Fair. Held on Saturday...
It’s not a bird or a plane, it’s fireworks – here is where to find them.
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jun 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
You can go to Bayonne or Jersey City to see Fourth of July fireworks, but not North Bergen, West New York, Weehawken, or Hoboken. You can go to Secaucus as well, but their celebration is two days b...
‘LEAD’ by example
Fifth grade drug awareness grads get their day in the sun
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jun 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Neighbors must have thought Beyonce was in town, the way the kids were cheering on the field as Lori Michaels belted out a pair of songs. The occasion was the first annual LEAD Day, and the lucky r...
Storage wars show comes to Hudson County
Local ‘pirates’ who bid on leftovers hope to become TV stars
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Although they don’t wear eye patches or scowl, the “storage pirates” of Hudson County are certainly characters in their own right, and are part of an emerging internet TV program shot in Jersey Cit...
NORTH BERGEN BRIEFS
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Port Authority increases NJ Transit lease deal from $1 per year to $875,000 After renegotiating a deal with NJ Transit, the Port Authority will increase the rent the transit company pays on a PA pa...
Fear and abuse in the Department of Public Works
Testimony concludes in misconduct trial of two supervisors
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jun 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
The corruption trial of two North Bergen public works supervisors has revealed a clear pattern of abuse of power in the department. Attorneys called the last witness on Tuesday in the trial of Troy...

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Charity run
First Sacco 5K raises $40K for needy
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer