north bergen news

Town donates $7K to September fire victims
Community unites to support displaced families
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Esther Forman, whose North Bergen apartment was destroyed in a fire last year, knows exactly what she’s going to do with a financial donation she got recently. “I’m taking this money and I’m going ...
‘They helped me get my life back’
Fire victim raises money for Fire Department as bat mitzvah project
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
“Somebody came down off the fifth floor and said their apartment was starting to fill with smoke,” said Stephanie Stern, recalling the events of Sept. 28, 2013, when a tragic fire in North Bergen d...
Get ready for action
‘Marvel Universe Live!’ coming to IZOD Center
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
This isn’t polite tea-and-crumpets theater. This is high-adrenaline live spectacle for fans of comic books, blockbuster movies, video games, and martial action. “From the very beginning, there’s a ...
NORTH BERGEN BRIEFS
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Potential strike looms at four nursing homes in Hudson and Bergen Workers at four area nursing homes held a press conference on July 23 at Journal Square in Jersey City to announce a potential stri...
River patrol
New fireboat protects the river and waterfront
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
If you happened to look out over the Hudson River one afternoon last week, you may have been surprised to see a collection of red boats spouting fountains of water skyward in the area of the Port I...
Student cops
Guttenberg sixth graders graduate from Junior Police Academy
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The recruits stood in formation, watching the helicopter descend on the grassy field inside James Braddock Park. Then they marched single file to the aircraft to listen to instructions on airborne ...
‘Gay American’ speech was 10 years ago
Former Gov. McGreevey and others look back at his famous resignation
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Born in Margaret Hague Hospital in Jersey City, baptized in St. Patrick’s Church, former Gov. Jim McGreevey looked back this week, with some sense of disbelief, at his resignation as governor 10 ye...
The secret struggles of fathers
Local author is among memoirists in ‘Dads Behaving Dadly’ book
by Caren Matzner
Reporter Editor
Jul 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Former Jersey City resident Lorne Jaffe experienced moments of terror as a stay-at-home dad after his daughter Sienna was born two years ago. Having grown up battling anxiety and depression, he had...
Robots and rockets
‘Science Week’ ends the school year with a bang
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Jul 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
For students in North Bergen’s elementary schools, the academic year ended with robots and rockets and cool experiments. It was all part of “Science Week,” an intriguing way to wrap up the year wit...

past weeks news

Caps in the air
More than 600 graduates in NBHS class of ’14
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer

Men of action
12 military vets sworn in as local firefighters
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer