For eight years, Mayor Dawn Zimmer and her allies on the Hoboken City Council publicly supported each other’s agendas – but with a contentious election less than two months away, it’s not just the local water mains that are breaking up. The Hoboken City Council met late on Wednesday Sept. 6. to discuss a proposed agreement with the Suez water company and an undisclosed $8.3 million liability. The agreement states how much Suez will spend on repairs to the aging system in the future, in exchange for a rate increase for residents. The council members who are running against the mayor’s chosen candidate for her job in November have been expressing concerns about the proposal. In a rare move, Zimmer herself came to the council meeting on Wednesday night to support the proposal and point fingers at its critics. In the end, after two hours of discussion, both a resolution and an ordinance related to the deal were pulled from the agenda. Click here for more.Jersey City voters, going to the polls in the first November municipal elections in modern times, will be able to choose between two candidates for mayor and a wide range of candidates for City Council. Thus far, 34 people are running for council seats, seven seeking the three at-large seats and 27 seeking ward seats. With petition signatures still being reviewed by the City Clerk, the election officially kicked off on Sept. 5. Assuming the petitions for most of those who filed are valid, this fall’s ballot could be a long one. Mayor Steven Fulop is seeking his second four-year term, and is opposed by Bill Matsikoudis, who served as corporation counsel to Fulop’s predecessor, Jerramiah Healy. Former Assemblyman Charles Mainor, who announced last spring that he would run for mayor, later decided to run for the Ward A council instead and withdrew his name from consideration, then announced he will not seek a council seat after all. Click here for more. Near where the Turnpike and Route 3 meet in northern Secaucus, there’s a hidden ecological treasure for nature and animal lovers, bookended by speeding cars and mini-strip malls. It’s Mill Creek Marsh, a 209-acre collection of Atlantic White Cedar tree stumps, mudflats, Saltwater Cordgrass, and all kinds of bird species. On Sep. 3, the Bergen County Audubon Society, which works to promote and protect wildlife, held a nature walk in the marsh with avid bird enthusiasts. The entrance is located near the parking lot of Bob’s Furniture, but serves as a stark contrast. Click here for more. ×
MAILLEY, WILLIAM J., JR.
Bayonne PAL Basketball Senior Boys’ Regular Season results
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.