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NJ Transit moving forward with natural gas power plant

NJ Transit is rolling out a resilience program which aims to provide reliable power to portions of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor, NJ Transit’s Morris and Essex Line, and the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail. The program will...

Union City man arrested for multiple counts of alleged child sexual assault

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced that a 71-year-old Union City man, Mario Buitrago-Sanchez, was arrested after an investigation on reported alleged sexual assault of a child. On June 14, the Secaucus Police Department contacted...

UNION CITY/ WEST NEW YORK BRIEFS

Babe Ruth’s granddaughter talks up West New York connections West New York Town Historian Patrick Cullen recently met with Linda Ruth Tosetti, baseball legend Babe Ruth’s youngest granddaughter. The two met when she spoke at...

Suez Water to hold discussions on lead contamination in North Bergen

Suez Water announced that it will hold an information session about lead in drinking water for its customers in Hudson County. The event will be held on June 19 at 6 p.m. at The Boulevard,...

Union City secures another $6 million loan from NJ

According to this year’s municipal budget adopted in April, Union City received a $20 million grant of transitional aid last October through a program run by the state’s Department of Community Affairs. Just eight...

In Hudson County, Gov. Murphy finds allies for millionaire’s tax

Gov. Phil Murphy has been spending a good deal of time in Hudson County recently. The hot topic? Murphy is steadfast in his proposed millionaire’s tax, which would increase the annual income tax levy for those...

The Catholic Church spent over $633K lobbying against NJ statute of limitations reform

According to a report commissioned by three law firms, the Roman Catholic Church has spent $633,458 lobbying against New Jersey's reform of the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse survivors. All the funding went...

Mental health outreach project kicks off

North Hudson Partnership, composed of several state-funded community nonprofits in northern Hudson County, kicked off its latest project on June 5, dubbed "Mental Health Meet and Greets." All summer, meetings will be held in...

June 4 primaries a decisive win for county and state incumbents

In the June 4th primaries, Hudson County saw only two contested races among Democratic candidates vying for legislative positions. Political outsiders ran unsuccessful grassroots campaigns to unseat County Executive Tom DeGise and Assembly members...

Americans at last

On May 25, 30 Hudson County residents were sworn in as U.S. citizens on the lawn of Weehawken's American Legion Post 18, which organized the event. Becoming a naturalized citizen is a lengthy process that...
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