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WNY teachers protest for contracts, raises
Union says they haven’t gotten increases in several years
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
May 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Teachers and maintenance workers in West New York have been protesting at recent Board of Education meetings because they have been without a contract since July of 2015, and say they haven’t gotte...
Little League opening ceremony
A parade, then the first game
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
May 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Boys and girls in Little League, ages 6 to 12, walked a mile down Broadway in West New York for their opening day parade before playing the first game of the season on Saturday, April 16. Eighteen ...
Happy Earth Day to you
Local magician teaches kids about recycling, saving the planet
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
May 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Union City resident Mike Gomez, otherwise known as magician “Micky Magic,” used an old newspaper to hold water over preschool teacher Ms. Martias’s head. When he opened the newspaper, the water was...
Fido photographer
Local lensman helps find homes for animals rescued from hoarder
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
May 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
When animal control officers and other law enforcement personnel rescued more than 50 abandoned dogs and cats from the filthy residence of an alleged animal hoarder in North Bergen earlier this yea...
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May 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Anti-tax group criticizes Union City official’s two roles Stanley Sanger, who worked for 41 years in Union City as a teacher, school principal, and superintendent of schools and retired in 2014 wit...
Proms for a princess
Girls from WNY, UC, North Bergen get dresses that won’t break the bank
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Going to a school prom can cost a teenager and parents more than $700 these days, with a dress, limo rental, hair styling, nails, new shoes, and a new purse or clutch. But 50 to 75 graduating senio...
Town official pleads guilty
Fifth man charged in bid rig investigation
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 146 146 recommendations | email to a friend
A town official pleaded guilty last week to helping rig the selection process by which contractors competed to replace sidewalks and rehabilitate affordable housing in town. Washington Borgono, 65,...
County budget rises to $529M
Weehawken, Union City, Jersey City, Hoboken will likely see tax increases
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Apr 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 153 153 recommendations | email to a friend
A new county budget introduced on April 12 will probably increase the county tax portion of the property taxes paid by residents in Union City, Weehawken, Jersey City, and Hoboken. Explaining that ...
WNY mailman gets special award
Drove one million delivery miles without an accident
Apr 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 139 139 recommendations | email to a friend
With more than three decades of mail delivery experience in West New York, letter carrier Joseph Piazza was recognized at a special ceremony at the Main Post Office on Jan. 26 for passing a signifi...

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