Did you miss these stories over the weekend?

In Jersey City, the 10 candidates running on Nov. 8 for the Jersey City Board of Education had their chance to answer some tough questions at a forum held by the Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association on Oct. 6 at Public School 37 on Erie Street in the Hamilton Park section. Click here for more.

In Hoboken, the city is moving forward with its Southwest Area Redevelopment Plan after presenting four alternative concepts to the public on Thursday. The area near the city’s border with Jersey City may someday host a park, a hotel, and even a microbrewery. But there is some controversy involving the possible use of eminent domain against Academy Bus, who owns a headquarters in the area. Click here for more.

In North Bergen and Weehawken, families and residents enjoyed rides, food, and live music over the Columbus Day weekend from Friday to Tuesday at James Braddock Park as part of the Hudson County Fair. For the first time at the fair there was a 90-foot Ferris wheel, petting zoos, one-day pony rides, and a raffle every day. Click here for more.

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