Weekly Roundup: Seneca student selected by Red Sox, NMG acquires Hudson Reporter, property taxpayer…

Weekly Roundup: Seneca student selected by Red Sox, NMG acquires Hudson Reporter, property taxpayer protection amendment

Catch up on what happened this week in Shamong.

Seneca’s Nick Decker selected by Boston Red Sox in second round of MLB Draft

Seneca High School outfielder Nick Decker was not available for long in the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft.

After being ranked as a top-100 player in his draft class all spring, Decker was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the second round of the 2018 MLB Draft shortly before 11:30 p.m. on Monday night. Decker was the 64th overall pick of the draft.

Newspaper Media Group acquires the Hudson Reporter newspaper chain

Hudson Reporter Publishers Lucha Malato and David Unger have announced the sale of their company, Hudson Reporter Assoc. LP, to the Newspaper Media Group (NMG) of Cherry Hill. NMG is the publisher of more than 50 weekly, community newspapers in Southern and Central New Jersey, as well as in the Greater Philadelphia market. In addition, NMG also publishes a monthly B to B newspaper on Staten Island.

The Hudson Reporter currently publishes eight community newspapers, including the Bayonne Community News, The Hoboken Reporter, The Jersey City Reporter, The North Bergen Reporter, The Secaucus Reporter, The Weehawken Reporter, The West New York Reporter and The Union City Reporter. The group also publishes three glossy community magazines, all in Hudson County — 07030 Magazine, Jersey City Magazine, and Bayonne: Life on the Peninsula.

Assemblyman Ryan Peters presented property taxpayer protection amendment

New Jersey Eighth District Assemblyman Ryan Peters was invited to Wednesday night’s committee meeting as the first stop on his 20-town, district-wide tour to discuss the property taxpayer protection amendment that looks to return energy tax receipts and municipal property tax aid back to municipalities.

This amendment would stop Trenton’s politicians from gaining access to these funds, and not only would the state have to replenish the 2009 CMPTRA level, but also match it each year going forward plus annual inflation.

Peters plans to present a resolution to the 20 towns he visits, in hopes of getting each town to sign off in agreement to this amendment, and will then take further action to get it posted for a vote.