Outgoing Gov. Chris Christie appoints former Councilwoman Mason to Hoboken Housing…

first_imgHOBOKEN — Outgoing Gov. Chris Christie’s office sent out a press release Wednesday afternoon listing one of his last sets of appointees to various boards. On the list was the appointment of former Hoboken Councilwoman Beth Mason as the state representative to the seven-member unpaid board that oversees Hoboken’s low-income subsidized housing.While Mason does not currently hold elected office in Hoboken, she has been a significant donor to statewide Democratic campaigns for the last few years.The housing authority has gone through bouts of controversy, as our recent cover story showed.While the seats on the HHA board are unpaid, some members have seen the position as a way to gain political power, while others see volunteering there as a way to help the city’s most vulnerable residents.While the news was just released, watch this weekend’s Hoboken Reporter for more on this and many other breaking stories. ×last_img

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