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Officials urge Murphy to block Hoboken waterfront project

December 14, 2018

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Hudson County officials want Gov. Phil Murphy to get involved again in a dispute over whether a stretch of Hoboken waterfront is to become a public park or a ferry refueling depot.

They sent a letter to the Democrat on Thursday asking him to oppose the plan to move NY Waterway’s depot from nearby Weehawken.

The debate has going on for months. In January, then-Gov.-elect Murphy urged New Jersey Transit to postpone a vote on purchasing the land and leasing it to the ferry company.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has granted NY Waterway a permit to move to the Hoboken site. But Mayor Ravinder Bhalla, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and others wrote Thursday that at least three other sites are suitable.

Murphy’s office didn’t immediately respond Friday.

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