HUDSON COUNTY – There’s lots of detailed stories you haven’t read anywhere else in the various editions of the Hudson Reporter newspapers this weekend. You can pick up your print edition around town this weekend, or come back to this website starting Sunday and scroll down your town’s page to read the stories.
Jersey City’s school board election, in which candidates backed by Councilman Steven Fulop swept every ward, may be a portent of next year’s mayoral race when Fulop and Mayor Jerremiah Healy square off. Read our story and analysis. We also look deeper into the problems in old housing in Hudson County that may have contributed to several tragic fires, and feature the difficulties faced by the Harsimus Cemetery’s struggle for survival as a historic site.
The Hoboken City Council passed the 2012 municipal budget on Wednesday accompanied by the usual acrimony—after which they agreed they need to be more civil and respectful to each other. Also, see our story about the exciting attractions coming up in the Mile Square City’s Music and Arts Fair, including the return of The Demolition String Band, graduates of the city’s music scene.
After an intense school board race in Secaucus, longtime trustee Tom Troyer finds himself on the outside looking in, but probably not quietly. The revived Mr. America contest is coming to Secaucus on April 28. And read our story on how environmental officials there decided to keep their ban on Styrofoam products in place despite a discussion with the corporation that manufactures all those cups and plates.
Gainful employment was the subject of the recent West New York Jobs Fair, which brought out young and old, the unemployed and underemployed, all looking for the chance to earn a better living. Read their stories in our West New York and Union City and North Bergen papers. Also in those papers, read about the great work the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) en Español is doing to help troubled souls in the Latin community.
All this, plus Jim Hague’s incisive sports reporting and the always-provocative Al Sullivan’s ‘Between The Lines.’
So pick up a copy of your town’s edition of the Hudson Reporter newspapers and read more about what’s happening in your town than you’ll find anywhere else.