2019 in Hudson County: The top stories of the year

It was the year that scooters were all the craze in Hoboken and one towns relentless year-long battle with a powerful state agency resulted in a monumental victory for its residents.

Its Hudson County, so naturally corruption grabbed its share of headlines.

But more than anything, 2019 will be remembered as the year hate came to Jersey City, a gut punch to a city that is considered one of the most diverse in the nation.

Heres a list of some of the top stories of 2019 in Hudson County, as picked by our editors and reporters.

4 die in Jersey City mass shooting

Jersey City joined the list of communities across the country victimized by hate-fueled, deadly violence. Four people, including a police detective, were fatally shot on Dec. 10 by two people who authorities said held anti-Semitic and anti-police views.

The two shooters, who were eventually killed by police, had targeted the growing Hasidic Jewish community of the city. The pair killed three people in a kosher supermarket that is located next to a yeshiva and a synagogue on Martin Luther King Drive. It is believed that the quick work of police saved more from being gunned down.

An expensive loss

Jersey City voters resoundingly approved tighter restrictions on short-term rental units in a November referendum, despite a short-term rental advocacy group backed by Airbnb pumping $4.1 million into a campaign to ease regulations. The stricter regulations went into effect Jan. 1.

Scooters, scooters everywhere

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