U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-9) is hailing the federal funding secured for Hudson County: $1.75 million for the milling and repaving of county roads, along with $950,000 allocated for a new senior center in Secaucus.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“The passage of this funding continues one of the most forward-looking actions Congress has taken in many years. These federal funds we won [yesterday] in the House are an investment directly into our beautiful communities,” Pascrell said in a statement.
“The very purpose of good government is to better the daily lives of our neighbors. Today we did that. It is not hyperbole to say that countless lives will be bettered by these projects in the way of better roads, cleaner water, safer housing, and vibrant space for our kids. The Senate should finish the job we just started and send this funding to President Biden’s desk.”
Overall, the federal appropriations for Fiscal Year 2023 included for $16,815,000 for 11 different community projects in Pascrell’s district, which also includes parts of Passaic and Bergen Counties.
Almost exactly a year ago, the Secaucus Town Council approved a $9.6 million bond to construct a new senior center at 101 Centre Ave. In the interim, the community center at 145 Front St. has been utilized for seniors.