A Tweet last week by Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop criticizing the North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue has North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco apoplectic.
Fulop, commenting on a five-alarm fire in Sacco’s hometown, said that he has mixed feelings about sending Jersey City firefighters to help because other cities refuse to invest in their fire departments. He says the reliance on Jersey City is not fair to taxpayers in his city.
Sources say that Sacco was crazed, and ready to publicly criticize Fulop until a group of advisors were able to calm him down.
This is just the latest development in a growing estrangement between Fulop, who was the front runner for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination just seventeen months ago, and many of his fellow Hudson County mayors.
North Hudson was created nearly twenty years ago as a regional fire department after North Bergen, Union City, Weehawken, West New York and Guttenberg merged together.
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