Challenge to census numbers delays redistricting
Hudson County Court Judge Maurice Gallipoli recently granted Weehawken a 90-day delay on redistricting. During redistricting, the political lines of wards and districts are redrawn based on census numbers, so that each district is roughly equal in population size based on the census data.
According to Mayor Richard Turner, Weehawken challenged its newest census numbers recently. “The 2010 census numbers don’t show Riva Pointe and the building located at 1500 Port Imperial Boulevard,” he said, referring to two waterfront apartment complexes. Mayor Turner said that Riva Pointe affects 1st and 2nd Ward, and Rivers Edge (at 1500 Port Imperial) affects 2nd and 3rd Ward. Mayor Turner also mentioned that the total population of Weehawken should be about 15,000 instead of 12,500.
Free all-day folk music concert
T he Hudson Riverfront Performing Arts Center presents today (Sunday, Sept. 18) the Hudson River West Folk Festival at the Weehawken Waterfront. It starts at 2 p.m. at Lincoln Harbor Park. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. The performance schedule of the Festival is as follows:
2 p.m. Jane Kelly Williams
3 p.m. Vance Gilbert
4 p.m. Julian Peterson and Hudson Crossing
5 p.m. Eugene Ruffolo
6:30 p.m. Susan Werner.
For more information, please check the HRPAC web site, www.hrpac.org, or call the concert info hotline at 201-716-4540.