HUDSON COUNTY – There’s plenty to read in this week’s editions of the Hudson Reporter.
You can pick up your print edition around town, or come back to this website starting Sunday and scroll down the page to read the stories for your town.
Jersey City’s Christ Hospital has at long last been sold. Our story in the Jersey City and Hoboken Reporters looks at how the sale happened, and more important, offers a detailed consideration of what the sale means for the future of this institution and the people who rely on it. Also, the controversial Spectra gas pipeline’s route takes it very close to Liberty State Park, and the federal government is taking comments from people about that, while Chevron, another giant energy corporation, has entered into their own legal battle with Spectra.
Have you read “The Hunger Games” yet, or seen the hit movie? Students at Hoboken High School held their own competition based on the wildly popular book, an exercise their teacher is pleased to say has helped promote reading amongst her pupils.
Hoboken politics has always been a contact sport. In this week’s Hoboken Reporter we visit with some veterans of the scene who look back on their days as activists.
In West New York, Dr. Felix Roque, the mayor who plays by his own rules, sent a few jolts of adrenaline through the county this week when he went rogue and announced he might challenge powerhouse Senator Nick Sacco of North Bergen for his seat in the next Democratic primary. The mayor also sets the record straight on what really happened when the FBI recently came calling.
Secaucus officials have worked out a deal so the developers depositing landfill on the Malanka property will pay a fee to the municipality. They also announced the launch of a new emergency notification system, and some attended the recent Holi festival of colors held by the town’s burgeoning Indian community.
In North Bergen, Capt. Robert Dowd and Lt. Christopher Brignola were promoted to the positions of deputy chief and captain, respectively, and Sergeants Arthur Del and Robert Farley, Jr. were promoted to lieutenant at a ceremony following the Board of Commissioner’s meeting. And you can read a story about lifelong North Bergen resident Bill Menzel, who has made a career out of taking pictures of classic American pastimes.
All this, plus Jim Hague’s sports reporting and Al Sullivan’s insights into Hudson County politics in this week’s Hudson Reporter newspapers.