Hudson County Native to Take Helm in Office of Senator Menendez

January 20, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ – Hudson County native Rudy Rodas has been appointed as New Jersey State Director for U.S. Senator Bob Menendez. He will begin in the position on January 31 and oversee Menendez’s offices in Jersey City and Barrington. 

Rodas has been serving as an associate counsel and policy advisor in the administration of Governor Phil Murphy. 

“Rudy brings to ...

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties Finds New Home in Downtown Newark Building

NEWARK, NJ – The Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties organization will now be housing its services in the prominent 550 Broad St. building in downtown Newark, allowing the organization to privately conduct interviews with children and their families to match them with potential adult volunteers.

The downtown Newark office building is currently ...

New Jersey Mother of 4 Dies of COVID-19 Three Weeks After Giving Birth

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A 37-year-old Somerville woman who gave birth to a baby boy three weeks ago has died of COVID-19 complications without ever having the chance to hold her newborn, according to family and friends.

Michelle Stani, also had an 11-month-old daughter, Jordan, a son Noah, 4 and her oldest daughter Samantha, 19.

Described as "a beautiful soul - so strong and ...

Public Relations Firm Caryl Communications Announces Ownership Change

January 26, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ - Public relations and marketing firm Caryl Communications has launched a new chapter with the transfer of ownership to long-time team member Sandy Crisafulli. The move coincides with the retirement of Caryl Bixon-Gordon, who founded the award-winning agency in 1984.  

Crisafulli, a resident of Kingston, ...

Hudson County Republicans Laud Defeat of Hoboken HS Referendum, Praise Hoboken GOP for Their Success

HOBOKEN, NJ -- In a display of what is right with our system, a high turnout of Hoboken voters overwhelmingly rejected a tax and spend boondoggle in the dead of winter. A broad coalition realized that spending $250 million on a new high school was simply not in the interest of education or fiscal health for the City. A leading member of the successful group was the renewed Hoboken Republican ...

Letter to Editor: Congress Should Support the Caregiver's Act

January 20, 2022

I am a surviving caregiver to my spouse who passed away from younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease and complications of Diabetes in 2019. My husband was a diabetic who was responsible for administering his own medication. Having a memory disorder was a lethal combination. This caused tremendous stress on me as the caregiver to continuously monitor and manage these diseases, constantly in panic ...

In the Dead of Winter, Hoboken Citizens Came Out

January 28, 2022

What is important to one person or group can sometimes cause much harm to many other people. The referendum put forth by the Board of Education, for a vote on January 25th, for the $241 million sports complex with a high school attached, to be built on the existing football field, had no public input and therefore was doomed to fail.

The harm this project would cause? It was vast. The ...

The Case for Yes: Casting an Informed Vote on January 25th

Dear Hoboken Neighbors and Friends, 

Have you decided how you will vote today?

As supporters of the Long Range Facilities plan, we are urging you to VOTE YES TODAY based on facts. There has been a lot of information floating around, and even more misinformation surrounding the upcoming School Referendum. 

Our goal is to convince you to research the facts of the New High ...

Information Is Undeniably Powerful

If you know me in real life you know the following things are true:
1 — I always feel cold
2 — It takes me a very long time to make even a simple decision
3 — Details and facts are critically important to me

I know there have been a TON of posts and materials circulating in this city over the past few weeks about today's vote, and I’m sure most of you are sick of ...

Reflections of a Concerned Citizen

As the polls are now officially open, I wanted to take a moment to thank my friends and neighbors who joined me in this drive to awareness which culminates in today's vote. No matter the outcome, I am proud of you. And I want to continue our work, as collaboratively and transparently as possible with our neighbors and officials, with many of whom we have had extremely contentious ...

Reader Opinion: Limitless Opportunities for our Most Special Children

My name is Sheillah Dallara and I am the proud parent of a 6th grader at Hoboken Middle School (Go Tigers!), a 5th grader at Wallace Elementary (Go Wildcats!) and a 2 and ½ year old.

I write to you today from my own personal opinion and in no way speaking on behalf of the Hoboken Board of Education.

I am currently towards the end of my second term serving on the Board of ...

Reader Opinion: You Can't Put a Price on Quality Education

I am writing about the upcoming referendum tomorrow, Tuesday, January 25th, regarding the proposed new high school. This is a significant and contentious issue, but I urge everyone to educate yourself and, above all else, regardless of the conclusion you may reach, please vote on Tuesday. I recommend that you support the referendum and would urge you to vote YES.

I grew up with ...

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Obituaries

Jul 4, 1929 - Dec 12, 2021
James Dugan, a former State Senator, State Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic Party, and a ...
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Now Could Still be a Good Time to Refinance Your Mortgage

There’s a lot of talk these days surrounding inflation and interest rates. Regardless of where things head, mortgage rates are still near historic lows, and despite any possible increase in 2022, they are expected to remain there. If you’ve been thinking about refinancing your mortgage and aren’t sure what to do, now could be a great time to take the next step.

Your home is ...