Month: April 2014


Hoboken City Hall site of Hudson County budget hearing @ 6:00

The new annual ritual of Hoboken hosting a HudCo budget meeting makes a pilgrimage to the Mile Square City tonight.

So, on this frightful day of a chill spring rain, Hoboken residents and taxpayers will have an opportunity to see its legislative body responsible for the double digit year over year tax increases with no negligible improved services before us. Tonight at 6:00 PM the Hudson County budget hearing begins. A Public Portion will be available and if you have something to pass along to HudCo, this is your chance to do so on your home turf.
Beth Mason once looked upon Hudson County as an escape route to move up the political ladder.
Perhaps she’ll show up tonight to pitch her newest episode of “Counte$$ goes to Washington.” 
=&0=&: Hoboken may wish to see HudCo make serious spending reductions but it wasn’t long ago that one Hoboken resident thought there was a road etched in her name with County Executive paved on it. The thinking being some checks with the right names could open that door. It didn’t pan out but the Mason family checks continue being written and sent all over Hudson, Bergen, Passiac and Monmouth counties in the search to get Beth Mason something, anything other than lowly ward council member in a one square mile hamlet. Many checks in many Soprano State places are in the five figure range or more, but no donut. Beth Mason – FinBoy Nazi Truck graphic courtesy of Grafix Avenger 

Flash Flood Watch in effect for Hoboken

The City of Hoboken announces:

=&0=& The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning. Heavy rain and rainfall totals of 3 to 4 inches or more are currently forecast, with the potential for widespread flooding in urban areas. The City of Hoboken is taking preparations including pre-positioning barricades to close streets as necessary.

Residents are advised to closely monitor forecasts and make appropriate preparations, including moving their vehicles from flood-prone streets. If heavy rain beyond the capacity of Hoboken’s flood pump occurs during high tide, flooding is expected. Read More...


Remains recovered from Hudson River confirmed as Andrew Jarzyk

The family posted a message on a Facebook page:

Family/Friends/Great People we’ve met along the way 4/29/14

On behalf of my family, we would like to thank everyone for all of their continued support over the past 4 weeks. This has been an extremely difficult journey of many emotions during this time. Although this has been a very tragic ending, we have been able to get through this because of love, faith, and outpouring support that we have received from everyone. Andrew would be so proud. As we begin the healing process, please continue to be positive. Do not hang your heads on the “what if’s” in life. Andrew’s life on this earth was indeed cut very short. If you’ve crossed paths with him over these 27 years, consider yourself lucky. Read More...


Beth Mason takes the BoE?

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A story on Hoboken Patch announced statements attributed to Councilwoman Beth Mason criticizing the legal dispute between the school district, HoLa, the dual language charter school and the State of NJ.

Beth Mason criticizing a lawsuit?

No, that’s not a joke. It just happens to be a lawsuit about a difference on policy, starkly different from the recent lawsuit activity being conducted by Hoboken’s litigious councilwoman.

There’s the legal maneuvering of the high powered Genova Burns law firm representing Beth Mason in her legal wrangle with the State of New Jersey’s campaign watchdog. In that legal dispute, Mason and her husband, Richard Mason of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz are trying to negotiate their way out of potential millions in fines for hundreds of campaign violations cited in her 2009 and 2011 campaigns. Read More...


BOMBSHELL: $15,000 bribe uncovered at the Malibu

If it isn’t the history or the food that keeps them coming back for more, the fascination the Old Guard holds for the Malibu is steeped in corrupt affection.  Is it something in the water?

MSV for the first time is reporting the infamous diner connected to Hoboken corruption history was the scene of another $15,000 bribe and this one is most certainly not connected to any federal sting. Subscribers will see the story arrive via email later today.
The Malibu – scene of a real $15,000 bribe?
=&0=&: Everyone else is welcome to chew on the latest advertorial in the weekend rag, Bethy goes to Washington. Try not to puke.

Hack attempt on Da Horsey’s iPad?

Coming on the back of the possible hackery against Grafix Avenger, is said hacking part of a concerted effort to stop a legal defense or to force Hoboken’s reform oriented websites to shut down?

Grafix Avenger suffered loss of her main computer when it appeared to be hijacked by a force not her own (or her cat.)

Here’s video of what appears an attempt to break through Da Horsey’s iPad which is password protected. Since the Grafix Avenger story, MSV has taken additional steps to enhance internet security. Read More...


James Sanford announces run for Hoboken Chairman of the Republican Party – June 3rd

From the desk of Hoboken Republican Chair candidate James Sanford:

Dear Friends and Neighbors, My name is James Sanford and today begins our team’s campaign for Chair of the Hoboken Republican Party.  As your nominee I have recruited a team of talented young professionals who bring with them passion, experience, and a renewed dedication to building the Hoboken Republican Party.  Thank you to the dozens of men and women who have stepped forward as Republican candidates to represent your districts and support my bid for Hoboken Republican Chair. 
Your time and effort is sincerely appreciated.  Also, much thanks goes to our team of campaign volunteers who continue to work tirelessly for change.  Thank you for the privilege of leading this spectacular team. Organizing the Republican party is the goal.  As Chair of the Hudson County Young Republicans the greatest achievement of my tenure was expanding the club to over 60 members; almost half of whom were women.  As Northern Vice Chair of the NJ Young Republicans it was a pleasure assisting two talented young women to found and lead the creation of new clubs in Passaic and Union counties.  Lastly, leading a delegation of 15 Hudson County members in Ohio to volunteer on behalf of Mitt Romney for President was an unforgettable experience that taught us a great deal about organizing and campaigning. As the manager of the Purchasing Department for a prestigious global financial institution; my experience managing staff, preparing budgets, and accomplishing projects will help us to achieve our goals.  As last year’s Republican candidate for NJ State Senate my campaign gained valuable insights that will be used to support other potential candidates for local office.  With your support and our leadership we will build the crucial infrastructure and raise the necessary funds to support candidates with the courage and persistence to hold local politicians accountable. Our team is also proud to introduce Ted Conrad as our nominee for Vice Chair of the Hoboken Republican Committee.  Ted’s years of experience serving in political campaigns is an invaluable asset as we undertake the challenge of growing the Hoboken Republican Party. 
Ted is going to do a great job! Over the coming weeks, we look forward to earning your vote.  Election Day is June 3rd; if you want to help make a difference then please join our team.  Below, is my cell# and e-mail.  Also, please join us at the Hoboken Arts & Music Festival, Sunday, May 4th from 11:00AM to 5:00PM.  You can help register new voters at our Republican table or if you are new to town get registered with us and make some new friends. Please remember to vote for the “Hudson County Republican Party” team.  Together we will make a difference! Thank you, James Sanford Hoboken Republican Chair Nominee Ward 4 District 3 Committeeman Cell#:   973-800-6634



GA: ‘Cyber attack revealed in connection to the Hoboken SLAPP case’

Today was not going to be an ordinary day. There were some telltale indicators but sharing that with the ‘darksiders’ as Grafix Avenger endearingly calls them isn’t in the cards.

Today GA announced news of a cyber attack and the culprit is most definitely not her cat.

She issued a public notice “anyone in possession of materials obtained illegally” will face prosecution to the fullest extent of the law.

The hacker decided to quite literally interject in revealing themselves while she was writing a legal motion against the Hoboken SLAPP suit. Read More...


On tap: Special City Council meeting @ 7:00

Tonight’s special meeting is focused on budget matters and waterfront surveillance equipment.
Here’s the agenda:


(N.J.S.A. 40A: 445.14)
(sponsored by Councilman Bhalla and Councilman Cunningham)
287) (carried to May 7, 2014 city council meeting)


(submitted by City Clerk’s office)