Lana Rose

Words in the Midst


Hot Topics

Prison for Profit: Local resident files one among many lawsuits against national private jail corporation

To ‘V’ or not to ‘V’?: Free vaccinations offered, controversy continues

Sex sells, but not for long?: States move to halt adult ads

Kitties galore: Feral cats run rampant; residents take matters into their own paws

Controversy hits close to home: Ground Zero mosque imam is North Bergen resident, Union City property owner

Rash of immigrant hatred: Recent letters, bias attacks incite fear even in legal residents

Arts & Culture

Merwin Speaks: An interview with the U.S. poet laureate

Hungry Hearted: Local playwright finds festival success; hopes to be SNL bound

Carrion Carries On: Salsa legend thrives by making shrewd choices

Vintage Vixen: Blogger brings style “cents” to NYC area

A ‘disgrace to your speakers’: UC rapper hopes to rise to the top with heated lyrics

It’s a gas: Local band does hard rock with heart

Sounds of Summer: Interview with Gary U.S. Bonds as he kicks off Hudson River Performing Arts Center concert series

Vamped Up: Union City plays host to first, but hopefully not last, film premiere

Far From ‘Finished’: Hudson County band survives 40 years

Out and about: Gay pride events successful in Hoboken, Jersey City next up

Among Friends: Interview with local legend Paquito D’Rivera, headliner of free concert with jazz greats

Bringing the Flavor: Interview with contestant on ‘Next Food Network Star’

‘This is Weehawken’: Ex-resident writes book of quirky town memories

Community News

Taking back the streets: Community seeks more protection and end to violence at West New York rally

Flying trombonist heads to Haiti: Local resident prepares to take part in Haitian relief effort


Serious accusations lobbed in WNY election: Felix Roque and Silverio “Sal” Vega discuss sex offender and other issues in mayoral campaign

Bringing Troubles to the Table: Residents share hard times with New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez

Race for 13th Congressional District: Albio Sires and Henrietta Dwyer go head to head on the issues

Call for Freedom: NJ Governor Chris Christie declares May 20 “Cuban Heritage Day”

Taking Direction: Introduction of the new police director of West New York

Leading Weehawken: Mayor, council talk plans and wishes for next four years


Saving the Blue Chapel: Residents for preservation of historic landmark are divided in process but united in cause

The Passion behind ‘The Passion’: Historic play opens for 95th season

Rock God: Musician takes eternity to the edge


The Fine Print: Printing company achieves success by evolving through generations

Thinking Outside the Goodie Box: Baker turns passion into business

Smoke signals: Cigar shop owner sheds light on the other side of tobacco

The perfect blend: Former silk mill becomes home to international coffee roasting


The perfect place for gastronomic gathering: Clinton Social Club offers great tastes and ‘tinis in mile-square city