Musical way of giving thanks North Bergen native honors nuns who saved his life

Anton Del Forno is an accomplished classical guitarist who has played in many of the best concert halls in the world, including Carnegie Hall. The North Bergen native has been playing professionally since he was a student at North Bergen High School and has recorded five albums, the latest to be released very shortly. Del …

New owners Barry sells Reporter newspaper chain to partners

Joseph Barry, the former majority owner of the Hudson Reporter newspaper chain, has sold his share to longtime partners Lucha Malato and David Unger. The sale, which had been in the works since June, was completed Dec. 15. Barry, who owns Hoboken-based Applied Housing, a real estate development company that has built market-rate and subsidized …

Foul play unlikely Prosecutor’s office believes alcohol was involved in resident’s drowning

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office said Friday that they believe there was no foul play involved in the drowning of a 62-year-old Weehawken man who was found floating in the Hudson River last weekend near the Lincoln Harbor marina. Hudson County Prosecutor Fred Theemling, a Weehawken resident, said Friday that his office believes a toxicology …

Leaving the bench Justice Garibaldi, first woman to serve on state’s highest court, set to step down

After 17 historic years as the first woman to ever serve on New Jersey’s highest court, lifelong Hudson County resident and State Supreme Court Justice Justice Garibaldi will officially retire Feb. 1. Garibaldi is still five years away from the mandatory retirement age of 70, but feels the time is right now. Last week, Garibaldi, …

Pleading his case Developer to host forum on $60M project near Weehawken border

Like Kevin Costner in "Field of Dreams," Sanford Weiss has learned a lesson about development, with one alteration: If you build it, they will come ¾ to Zoning Board meetings. Weiss’ proposed 18-story apartment building, which he wants to erect near Hoboken’s border with Weehawken between the Park Avenue and Willow Avenue bridges, caused controversy …

Best season ever Council honors Weehawken high school football team

After winning only six games in the last decade before the 1999 high school football season, there was very little chance of the Weehawken High School football team of being honored by the township council for their gridiron prowess. This was a program that once had a 40-game losing streak stretching over five seasons, from …