It’s coming up! What’ll be big news in your town in 2009

There will be budgets cut, political comings and goings, new developments, and demolitions of old buildings. Here are some of the issues that will be big news in Hudson County’s towns in 2009. GUTTENBERG New park: According to recently-elected Guttenberg Mayor Gerald Drasheff, one of his main priorities is a new waterfront park on River …

Hot political battles in 2009Mayoral elections in Hoboken, Jersey City, Secaucus, Guttenberg

Like rust, politics never sleeps. So in 2009, expect some significant political clashes – especially in Jersey City, Hoboken, and Secaucus, where mayoral races could alter the local political balance. Guttenberg also will hold a mayoral election in 2009, although most likely, Gerald Drasheff, who was elected in a special election in November, will carry …

2009: A gaze into the year to come in sportsAnother glance into the crystal ball, courtesy of Hagueini

Every year at this time, the Hudson Reporter newspaper chain publishes an edition that asks its writers to take a look into the future and see what might be in store for the coming year. _____________ Hagueini predicts big things for local sports. ________ With that in mind, it’s only natural that the Reporter calls …

Our slightly cracked predictionsReporter psychics tell you what’ll happen in 2009

Tired of straight news? Well, just for this story, we’re implementing a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy and not checking the accuracy of the rumors below. After all, the internet does it as a matter of course; we only do this once a year! This is what we think may happen during the coming year. …

Who’s overseeing our public housing?
Political scandals have touched tax-funded agencies for the poor

First conceived in 1937 to boost working-class families out of the Great Depression, public housing projects built over the subsequent four decades in Hoboken, Jersey City, and North Bergen have been subject to investigations and politics as the federal government leaves more power in the hands of local political appointees. Under the 1937 Housing Act, …

Political scandals have touched tax-funded agencies for the poor