A national agenda Local politicos gear up for 2000 elections

The old adage that “all politics is local” will likely remain true for Hudson County in the year 2000 even though the big event will be the presidential race. With the county gearing up for federal-level elections, local political organizations must reshape themselves around a choice of candidates: between Bill Bradley and Al Gore for …

New owners Barry sells Reporter newspaper chain to partners

Joseph Barry, the former majority owner of the Hudson Reporter newspaper chain, has sold his share to longtime partners Lucha Malato and David Unger. The sale, which had been in the works since June, was completed Dec. 15. Barry, who owns Hoboken-based Applied Housing, a real estate development company that has built market-rate and subsidized …

State’s smallest firefighter? Vogel earns place in Secaucus department

Although he is only 4-foot-3 inches tall, Mark Vogel has made it big – he was accepted last week as a volunteer firefighter in the town of Secaucus, and is perhaps the shortest firefighter in the state. “I’ve wanted this all my life,” said the diminutive resident last week at his job at the Secaucus …

State’s smallest firefighter? Vogel earns place in Secaucus department

Although he is only 4-foot-3 inches tall, Mark Vogel has made it big – he was accepted last week as a volunteer firefighter in the town of Secaucus, and is perhaps the shortest firefighter in the state. “I’ve wanted this all my life,” said the diminutive resident last week at his job at the Secaucus …

All systems go Official says half-mil for Y2K disaster prevention well spent

Thoughts of a crippling Y2K bug destroying the inner calendars and workings of computers throughout the world all came to a delightful and non-eventful end on New Year’s Eve. When the clock struck midnight, area information technology and emergency management officials encountered no problems. “There were no problems,” said John Mercer, City Hall’s chief information …

Home safe Heights revitalization study introduced before 400 residents

When the Palisade Avenue Redevelopment Study was made public last month, a small army of Heights residents folded their arms across their chests and declared that no one was going to knock down their houses. It was thought that the city would be razing portions of Palisade Avenue to make way for high-rise apartments. This …

New owners Barry sells Reporter newspaper chain to partners

Joseph Barry, the former majority owner of the Hudson Reporter newspaper chain, has sold his share to longtime partners Lucha Malato and David Unger. The sale, which had been in the works since June, was completed Dec. 15. Barry, who owns Hoboken-based Applied Housing, a real estate development company that has built market-rate and subsidized …

How many years does it take to put out an artists’ directory? Three, if you live in Hudson County

New languages can be learned, novels can be written and buildings can be constructed faster than the time it takes the county to publish an artists’ directory. After nearly three years of deciphering and fact-checking forms filled out by artists, the county’s Division of Cultural Heritage says it is finally ready to publish an all-county …

New owners Barry sells Reporter newspaper chain to partners

Joseph Barry, the former majority owner of the Hudson Reporter newspaper chain, has sold his share to longtime partners Lucha Malato and David Unger. The sale, which had been in the works since June, was completed Dec. 15. Barry, who owns Hoboken-based Applied Housing, a real estate development company that has built market-rate and subsidized …