Jersey City Politics, Unraveled

WNYC | June 18, 2018 | Politics
Nine-hour city council meeting only part of raucous week, that also sees feud between mayor and newspaper publishers

Mana Urban Arts Project at the Ice House in Jersey City
It’s been a raucous week in Jersey City. It started with a feud between newspaper publishers and Mayor Steve Fulop, who has impounded more than 200 news boxes that he said had become a blight on city streets. And it ended with an epic city council meeting that lasted nine hours — six of them spent on the removal of a Polish statue from the Hudson River waterfront.

On top of that, the teachers union is mad at City Hall for changes to their health plan, and the first woman (Amy DeGise, daughter of Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise) was elected to lead the Hudson County Democrats.

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