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 this weekend, or come back to this website starting Sunday and scroll down the page to read the stories for your town.
The Jersey City Council took a tentative step towards consolidating the Incinerator Authority and the Department of Public Works, and our story covers the range of opinion about this important, money-saving step and its possible effect on a program designed to integrate ex-convicts back into society. We’ve also got a follow up on the Claremont Avenue fire, with information on how you can help the 52 families displaced. Also, a feature story on two local filmmakers tells how they found in the Journal Square homeless community a microcosm of that problem citywide.
Hoboken announced plans to foster growth of the smart phone application industry in the city. Hoboken High School Spanish teacher Tasha Austin recently published a book intended to help students learn English and Spanish by reading in both languages. And a Hoboken restaurant owner who’s been trying for three years to get his establishment at 61 Jackson St. opened for business faces another Zoning Board hearing this week, and still needs even more approvals from the City Council.
WNY Commissioner Caridad Rodriguez was honored recently in Washington for her impact on the Latino community, and the administration of Mayor Felix Roque has offered a municipal budget that actually includes a tax decrease – talk about good news in difficult times.
Students at North Bergen High School staged a play about the Holocaust based in part on memories from Ann Frank’s stepsister, who watched from the audience and had a deeply moving encounter with the student actors. Meanwhile, residents of the Manhattan Trailer Park are about to be offered a settlement to their long struggle that may mean eviction or relocation.
The Secaucus Town Council has renamed New County Road as “Paul Amico Way” after the town’s former mayor, who turns 99 years old next week. Our story recounts the influence Amico had on Secaucus, described by one resident as “the man who put wheels on this town.” The other good news in Secaucus: a municipal budget with no tax increase.
So pick up a copy of your town’s edition of the Hudson Reporter newspapers a read more about what’s happening in your town than you’ll find anywhere else.