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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...

West New York’s budget introduced; park improvements slated

The West New York Board of Commissioners has introduced a preliminary municipal budget for the year 2019. The budget would reduce property taxes by 1.6 percent. The town plans to spend about $85 million. The...

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...

The ‘new beginnings’ team begins

On May 21, West New York was officially placed under new management. Newly-elected Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez and his team of commissioners, Cosmo Cirillo, Margarita Guzman, Victor Barrera, and Yoleisy Yanez, assumed power. At noon on that...

Union City/ West New York Briefs

Police K9s receive protection The Union City Police Departments K9s, Bomm and Drogo, received bullet and stab protective vests in a donation by Vested Interest in K9s, inc., a nonprofit organization. The vests will be...

Correctional center death leads to lawsuit

The family of Carlos Bonilla, 47, a father of four who died as a result of internal bleeding in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention, has filed a lawsuit against Hudson County and those...

Another senseless tragedy grips Prep athletic community

When someone dies at a very young age, it’s without question a tragedy, both for the person’s immediate loved ones and for the friends who were left behind. When the person is an athlete or...
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