Frank Perrucci, labor leader and Hudson political insider, dies at 91

Frank Perrucci, a labor leader and Hudson County political insider, died on December 27.  He was 91. Perrucci spent twelve years as the president of the Laborer’s International Union Local 202, and was at trustee of both the Hudson County Laborers Pension, Welfare and Vacation Fund and the Agents Trade Union Council of Hudson County. From 1979 to 1984, he was the Director of Community Development for the City of

Morris, Ocean, Sussex, Warren Dem chairs oppose redistricting amendment

Democratic County Chairs from Morris, Ocean, Sussex and Warren counties have joined Hudson Coutny Democratic Chairwoman Amy DeGise and Somerset County Democratic Chairwoman Peg Schaffer in opposing the redistricting constitutional amendment being pushed by Democratic leaders in the state’s legislature. “This redistricting plan is being fast-tracked through the legislature with little to no public input and near universal opposition from both Democrats and Republicans, as well as leading news outlets,

Mother of former Hudson mayor dies

Arline Walter, the mother of the late Union City mayor Bruce Walter, passed away on December 7.  She was 94. Walter spent 30 years working at the Union City post office before retiring in 2001. Her son became mayor when his closest political ally, Bob Menendez, resigned in 1993 to go to Congress.  He served until his death in 1998 after a five-year battle with cancer.  He was also the