Here are just a few of the stories this weekend:
>In West New York, several months after the mayor was arrested by the FBI, his opponents are running into confrontations that have resulted in police intervention. See the West New York Reporter.
>In Hoboken, someone is circulating petitions to get a measure on the November ballot moving mayor/council elections to November instead of May. It would have the effect of giving Mayor Dawn Zimmer six more months in office. Also, see who, besides Zimmer, wants to run for mayor next year.
>Also in Hoboken, what's happening in the old Blockbuster space? And what about the Grand Bakery on Willow, vacant for seven years?
>In Jersey City, updates on the controversy about Councilman Fulop's "secret" education meeting in the spring, and scoops on the 100 Steps project.
>Also in Jersey City: Tax abated properties may have underestimated how much they have to pay to the city, and the city and state are responding to residents' requests to probe the finances.
>In North Bergen, the latest on the Appleview development hearings. The condo building is proposed for near the North Bergen/Guttenberg border.
>In Secaucus, the town wants to get rid of the more subjective categories for police promotions. Also, there will be changes to the schools for this fall.
And check out Al Sullivan's political column and Jim Hague on sports. Plus, the always provocative letters. (If you've submitted one and haven't gotten a call in three days, it means we didn't get it or got lost in our junk mail folder - please give us a call so we can get it in! 201-798-7800).