West Hudson elected officials endorse Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise

DSCF7483sm.jpgHudson County Executive Tom DeGise accepted the endorsements of Harrison Mayor James Fife, Kearny Mayor Al Santos, East Newark Mayor Joseph Smith, Freeholder Al Cifelli and several other local leaders in West Hudson today. This comes on the heels of the recent endorsements of Mayor and State Senator Nick Sacco and Mayor and State Senator Brian Stack and continues the growing groundswell of support for County Executive DeGise. The event was held at the at the Harrison Parking Deck, which provides parking for the new Red Bull Arena and renovated Harrison PATH station and was developed by the Hudson County Improvement Authority which is playing a vital role in the economic revitalization of the area.

"I'm very honored and humbled to receive the endorsements of these mayors and local leaders here in West Hudson," said DeGise, who is running for re-election in 2015. "My job as County Executive is to help these mayors do theirs, to provide them the county resources they need and assist them in serving their communities. I am excited to see the growing support for my campaign and I believe that it stems from the good work I have done with these men and women fighting for their residents and communities."


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VIDEO: Mayors Sacco and Stack Endorses Tom DeGise

Union City Mayor and State Senator Brian Stack joined North Bergen Mayor and State Senator Nick Sacco in endorsing Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise at a ceremony in Union City today. Below is a video of the press conference:

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Brian Stack Endorses Tom DeGise for Hudson County Executive

DeGiseSaccoStack.jpgState Senator and Union City Mayor Brian Stack today endorsed Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise for re-election next year.

State Senator and North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco joined Stack and DeGise at a press conference announcing the endorsement at a newly renovated Athletic Field inside Washington County Park in Union City.  Sacco previously endorsed DeGise.

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Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise Announces Re-Election Campaign

In a web video released this afternoon, County Executive Tom DeGise announced his candidacy for re-election next year.  DeGise, who will be seeking his fourth full term in the Democratic Primary in June 2015, becomes the only announced candidate in the race.

The video highlights many of the County Executive’s accomplishments, including the expansion and improvement of the county park system and efforts to preserve open space, the economic development initiatives financed through the Hudson County Improvement Authority, the growth and success of the Hudson County Community College and Schools of Technology and most importantly the strong new ethics reforms he initiated shortly after taking office.

"The job isn’t finished and there is work to be done," says DeGise in the video. "That's why I am running for County Executive again next year."


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Jersey City-county deal would bring historic Stuyvesant statue out of storage

Jersey City is looking to loan the historic Peter Stuyvesant statue to Hudson County to be put on display to honor the state's 350th anniversary.

A resolution on tomorrow's City Council agenda calls for the statue, which has been in storage at the city's DPW property on Route 440, would be placed in the pocket park in from of the Hudson County Community College's Culinary Arts Center on Sip Avenue in Journal Square for one year.

“While the statue rightly belongs in Bergen Square, we thought it was important to find a solution and wanted the public to be able to view the statue during the state’s 350th anniversary year, which is this year, 2014,” Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop said.

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Best things in Hudson County are free: Waterfront Conservancy prepares for walkway tours

The best views in Hudson County are free.

The Hudson River Waterfront Conservancy is gearing up again to offer its free annual tours along the Hudson River. The first of seven tours will be held on April 27 and begin at the Bayonne Golf Course Walkway.

The seven tours (see below) running through October will take pedestrians along portions of the nearly uninterrupted 18.5 mile stretch extending from the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee to the Bayonne Bridge.

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