In Jersey City, residents will go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 8, to vote on a number of key races, include the election of a president, and contests for the House of Representatives, county sheriff, county register, school board members and the council member representing Ward B. The Board of Education election is the most prominent local race, with three slates and two independents running to fill three open seats for three-year terms. Voters will also consider four significant referendum questions. Click here for more.
In Hoboken, even though the City Council postponed Wednesday’s vote on a proposed legal settlement between the city and a major developer in town, more than 20 residents came to the meeting to speak out against the settlement. The company that built the Shipyard Development project on the northern waterfront, Shipyard Associates, wants to build more residential housing in that area. The city wants them to stick to an agreement from 1997 in which they said they’d include certain types of open space near the piers. After more than a million dollars in legal fees and decisions from various courts and boards, the city and the developers came to an agreement that was announced to the public in an email on Saturday. But the settlement didn’t sit well with some members of the public. Click here for more.
In Secaucus, at the end of the recent Town Council meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 25, Board of Education candidate Tom Troyer asked council members about elevated levels of lead in the water at the district’s preschool (early learning center) on Mill Ridge Road. The mayor said the school would be sending letters to parents, and that signs had been posted in the school about the situation. Click here for more.