HUDSON COUNTY -- It's one of those rare times when there's been almost too much news to report - luckily, there are stories of heroism as well as destruction after Hurricane Sandy.
Of course, there are other things happening of note - an FBI raid in Union City, delayed election results in Hoboken.
Here's what's happening in the print editions of the Hudson Reporter newspapers this weekend, distributed around Hudson County, New Jersey.
These stories will also be posted here at hudsonreporter.com starting Sunday, so come back and comment!
-In Jersey City, what are people with home-based businesses going to do? Also, Councilman Fulop has released a very detailed plan to deal with major storms.
-In Hoboken, who was that cop who was caught on video saving people from the flooding on his shoulders? Also, Ragamuffins were on the rise.
-Secaucus also was rife with little ragamuffins. And it also earned kudos as one of the most prepared towns for Hurricane Sandy.
-Union City: FBI raids town hall, budget released.
-In West New York, lucky kids got a visit from a friend named Rainbow.
-Weehawken is recovering from the storm and handling trivia questions.
-In North Bergen, an 80-year-old woman traveled all the way here to celebrate her birthday...with Sandy?
Check out Al Sullivan's political column, Jim Hague on sports, and lots 'o letters, only in the Hudson Reporter newspapers
Dumped donations on Observer Hwy in Hoboken came from Wildwood HOBOKEN -- On Monday, boxes of donations from Wildwood residents to help Hoboken residents recovering from Hurricane Sandy were dumped next to the public works building on Observer Highway. People pulled over in cars to pick them out of piles on the sidewalk, causing traffic congestion. Police and a Fox news reporter were lured to the area because of the commotion.
City Hall was closed that day for Veterans’ Day.
Among the items viewed in the piles was a child’s chair, and many clothes.
Mayor Dawn Zimmer explained on Thursday that the high volume of donations was left on Observer Highway because there was a shortage of storage space in Hoboken for donations. The items were supposed to be picked up and transported to the Salvation Army and Good Will.
Zimmer said that the drivers felt uncomfortable taking the donations when they saw the need of so many locals who were already picking through the lot. Police on the scene were unsure of where the donations came from Monday, and worked to control the double-parking on Observer Hightway that came as a result of the free goods.
When asked what residents should do with their donations going forward, Zimmer said, “We are currently assessing where to place donations going forward.”
Zimmer added, “We are very thankful to the city of Wildwood for being so generous.”