What does Weehawken mayor think of Zimmer/Christie matter -- and of Rockefeller development just three blocks away in Hoboken?
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THREE BLOCKS NORTH -- Three blocks north of properties owned by the Rockefeller Group in Hoboken is the low-lying "Shades" section of Weehawken, heavily impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  How does Mayor Richard Turner feel about the recent Zimmer/Christie issue?
THREE BLOCKS NORTH -- Three blocks north of properties owned by the Rockefeller Group in Hoboken is the low-lying "Shades" section of Weehawken, heavily impacted by Hurricane Sandy. How does Mayor Richard Turner feel about the recent Zimmer/Christie issue?
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WEEHAWKEN AND BEYOND -- If a 40-story building were constructed by the Rockefeller Group near Hoboken's northern border, Hoboken wouldn't be the only town directly affected. A mere three blocks away is the Shades section of Weehawken, which was heavily flooded during Hurricane Sandy.

Hoboken's two two-lane roads out of town shoot through Weehawken toward the Lincoln Tunnel.

The Rockefeller Group building made national news recently when Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer alleged that the administration of Gov. Chris Christie suggested that Hurricane Sandy aid to her town would be tied to her help with getting the project approved. A close Christie ally was, until recently, a lobbyist for Rockefeller, which might explain Christie's interest in the private development.

Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner generally stays out of controversial matters in Hudson County. So the Reporter asked him last week what he thinks of the Christie/Zimmer issue and of the potential for a building in that area.

Read the story that ran exclusively in the Weehawken Reporter this past weekend.

For more on the controversy, keep following Hudson County, New Jersey's only weekly newspaper group, the Hudson Reporter (hudsonreporter.com) based in Hoboken. Comments or questions? Email editorial@hudsonreporter.com.

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