MARIBYRNONG | HOBSONS BAY

Second wave soars

Almost 70 active coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Maribyrnong and Hobsons Bay as metropolitan Melbourne enters its second week of stage three “stay...

Fight for North Williamstown station

Residents are rallying to save North Williamstown station’s two historic buildings when the level crossing is removed. As reported by Star Weekly, the state government...

Jail, deportation for ‘Irish roofing scams’

A UK citizen is set to be deported after serving up to two years' jail for his part in the 'Irish roofing scams'. Hadfield man...

Water Police officer hands in badge after four decades

After countless rescues in Port Phillip Bay, possibly the biggest job of Leading Senior Constable Mark Hurwood’s career was evacuating people from the bushfire-ravaged Mallacoota...

Mobil outcry at rates increase

Hobsons Bay's biggest ratepayer, owners of the Mobil Altona Refinery, have cried foul after a proposed 1.14 per cent increase in petrochemical rates under...

Over the rainbow to Scienceworks

Scienceworks has reopened for the winter school holidays with a "sharing of rainbows". General manager Jonathan Shearer said as well as the planetarium, lightning room...

Altona Meadows aged care worker tests positive

An Altona Meadows aged care worker is among 15 active COVID-19 cases in Hobsons Bay out of a total of 40. The employee at Benetas St...

Man jailed 27 years for murder

An Altona man who murdered a woman in the Ballarat suburb of Canadian and buried some of her remains at Altona North was sentenced...

Traders oppose rate rise

Hobsons Bay traders “pushed to the wall“ by COVID-19 say they will object to a 3.89 per cent rate rise proposed under the council’s...

Hobsons Bay property values drop

Property values fell by as much as 7.6 per cent across most of Hobsons Bay, according to independent revaluations undertaken to determine this year's...

Six week lockdown

Maribyrnong and Hobsons Bay have more than 35 active COVID-19 cases between them as the state government reintroduced a stage 3 lockdown across metropolitan...

Positive test for Altona Gate worker

A worker at Altona Gate shopping centre in Altona North has tested positive to COVID-19. Hobsons Bay is now one of the top 10 metropolitan...

Calls for Brooklyn 3012 to be moved out of lockdown

Calls have been made for the residential area of Brooklyn to be moved out of lockdown and for its 3012 postcode to be changed. It...

Altona North pupil tests positive for COVID-19

A second Hobsons Bay school campus has been shut down due to COVID-19. Students from Emmanuel College's St Paul's campus in Altona North have been...

Williamstown Hospital stalwart retires

Williamstown Hospital's longest-serving employee, Toni Powell, was last week farewelled with a "face guard of honour" to mark her retirement after half a century. Mrs...

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Over the rainbow to Scienceworks

Scienceworks has reopened for the winter school holidays with a "sharing of rainbows". General manager Jonathan Shearer said as well as the planetarium, lightning room...