Eulogy for a Small-Town Paper

What happens when a town loses its news source

Hoboken Reporter (1983–2019)

Photos courtesy of the author.

InIn the 1940s, before the newer, bigger container ships of the 1960s required deep ports, small cities like Hoboken, New Jersey, were hotspots for freight shipping. As dockworkers loaded goods on and off the waterfront, corruption ran rampant. A reporter named…