Hudson Votes to Ban Some Airbnbs, But How Many?

Hudson moved towards banning some kinds of short-term rentals after a Common Council vote Tuesday. The bill, which still must be signed into law by Mayor Kamal Johnson, seeks to stop short-term rental operators, such as those using Airbnb, from renting out multiple properties or listing properties where they do not reside. The bill is…

Galvan Trustee Sues Hudson to Get His Property Values Lowered

  Correction: This article has been modified to correct a mis-typed word in the first quote by Common Council President Thomas DePietro. He said Galvan refused to admit their ‘complicity’ in the demise of the project, not their ‘complacency.’ Eric Galloway, one of the principals behind the controversial Galvan Foundation, filed suit against the City…

Hudson’s Affordable Housing Project is Dead

The proposal to build a 77-unit affordable apartment complex in the City of Hudson crashed and burned Tuesday after the developer failed to convince the city’s Common Council to grant the project tax breaks. The Galvan Foundation, a non-profit developer and the city’s largest property owner, had worked since the beginning of the year with…

Galvan Revamps Affordable Housing Project After City Rejects It

A nonprofit developer attempting to build an affordable apartment building in Hudson has made several changes to its proposal since it was dramatically voted down by the city’s Common Council July 21. The proposed development is meant to ameliorate the affordable housing crisis in the city, which has rapidly displaced long-term residents as Hudson gentrifies.…

Hudson Police Department Must Reform After Mayor’s Order

The Hudson Police Department will undergo limited reforms, including the restricting of “no-knock” police raids after Mayor Kamal Johnson signed an executive order Monday. The order, which Johnson called a “first step,” also creates a “Police Reconciliation & Advisory Commission” comprised of residents and police officers to advise the mayor on police actions. This first…