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05 August 2008

I'm back and I am alive and well!

So, over the last few weeks, my posting here has been scarce to say the very least. There is, however, a good reason for all of this.

Recently, I took a position as an associate managing editor of a national magazine. In the last few weeks, I was taking part in the interview process — and for the last week, I've been getting my feet wet in the new position. And, of course, since my hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., those are times where I can't blog as I normally did. Double-dipping isn't allowed, as it shouldn't be.

In addition, over the last few weeks, I've been working to build a Web site for my buddy Sid Rosenberg.

So to say I've been sidetracked a little would be an understatement.

But that doesn't mean the end of this blog.

What it does mean is that the content is going to have to change.

Unfortunately, I won't be able to eye as much about Hudson County as in the past. But I am going to do my best to keep up with what's happening in good old Hudson. Effective immediately, I will discontinue coverage of Essex County and the surrounding counties. In the reader surveys, it was abundantly clear there was little to no interest in Nutley, Belleville and Bloomfield. So from now on, unless it's a national story, no more Essex County. (I initially continued to cover Nutley because of my former position with The Observer).

What I hope, therefore, is to continue to offer my regular commentaries in The Canessa Corner. I was flattered to know it was ranked as the most popular part of this site, based on the reader surveys. I do hope the other columnists will continue to do the same. They are all integral parts of this site.

I am also hoping you, the reader, will be able to join in the process of keeping this site alive. If you know of important news in Hudson County — whether it's Kearny or North Bergen or wherever — please remember to let me know. I am going to need more eyes and ears within the community now more than ever. The same goes for photos and videos. If you have these items to share, please feel free send them to me for inclusion.

Perhaps the days of 15 to 20 posts are over — but I still hope this blog will be a place to receive information you won't get from the newspapers. (Of course, we'll continue to offer you suggestions from the JJ and other papers in the same Huffington Post style that we've used for years).

Feel free to post responses to this post and to all posts, too. If we make this a more interactive site, we'll all be better off in the long run.

That's all for now. Thank you for your words of concern these last few weeks. I am sorry for the long delay in posting. But I think now that everything is situated for me, you'll begin to see more here on The Hudson Line.

Thanks, again — and please accept my very best wishes.



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