|Beth Mason leaves Hoboken Municipal Court today following her harassment allegation against MSV.
The case exits Hoboken on a change of venue by the court.
Hoboken’s plan to upgrade Washington Street is a hot topic. The City’s earlier final design announcement led to well over 100 comments, much of it heated on what should or should not be done.
The layers of improvements not ground up but below ground seemed lost with individual focus on one aspect or another of the City’s proposed design. Funding will come from a variety of sources: federal, state and private to leverage the final redesign.
The Washington Street redesign will require six votes in the City Council as an unknown amount of funds will come from Hoboken itself. (MSV will update with the breakdown when possible.) The last attempt to upgrade Washington Street in 2012 was defeated when the Old Guard council: Michael Russo, Theresa Castellano, Timmy Occhipinti and Beth Mason refused to offer one vote among themselves to see passage.
Hoboken knows Da Horsey loves a good conversation. Trolls however know that it’s easy to overrun and turn any discussion into a troll fest and often do.
Free speech lives here; it’s not an extreme endeavor but policy discussions and real critique are often lost with nothing more than trolling.
So, let’s put the brakes on and see how that goes for a spell. Commenting is handled solely through the third party software Intense Debate. You’ll need an account there or with WordPress meaning choosing an actual name and comment under it. The days of two dozen people or more arguing with each other as “guest” is kaput.
Truman If Harry Truman wasn’t a midwestern take no guff kind of guy and found himself making noise in the political sphere of Hoboken, he’d be surprised how true his words applied today. Hoboken has a unique mixture of narcissistic political entitlement. Truth is often ignored or flatly condemned as lies. The arrogance of some in the Old Guard repeatedly leads them down the road of excess. Whether there’s an election in sight or not, it’s money and power always lighting up their eyes and their decadent souls. You can’t convince them otherwise. The levers of government are viewed as mere formality to enrichment, by hook or by crook. There’s no interest to discuss policy with you, earn your vote or support. They’d sooner see you ignorantly write a check asking why taxes are so high and retreat back into the solitude of your life than argue why. Are Hoboken taxpayers remotely aware Hudson County taxes are now the largest local government bill two years running? Who do you think has been holding the line here in Hoboken the last five years? The double digit decrease puts Hoboken in a select group of a handful in the entire state of over 500 municipalities.
|When it comes to speech in Hoboken, there’s some well heeled people with a totalitarian streak a mile square large.
The democratization via “the internets” has driven them to crassly using the courts to level the playing field.
City of Hoboken announces:
|Bird’s-Eye View Rendering of Washington Street (Downtown)|
The City of Hoboken has completed a conceptual design for the “complete street” redesign of Washington Street. The design was presented at the final public meeting on September 23, 2014.
Hudson County View provided this exclusive video below of the meeting and the Freeholder counsel’s reasons leading to the recusal of two Freeholders from any vote last night including Anthony “Stick” Romano.
For the complete Hudson County View story, please see the link:=&0=&
A vote by the county legislature – the Hudson County Freeholders didn’t occur last night on the controversial Monarch Project towers due to a lack of minimally required votes (quorum) on the nine member body.
One source is cautiously optimistic the County Freeholders may not be willing to overturn the Hudson County Planning Board’s denial for the Monarch Project giving a green light to IronState, re: (The Shipyard) Applied which reneged on an original agreement to build tennis courts at the pier location.
Beth Mason, Hoboken’s litigious councilwoman is back using the courts! In a phone call, the Hoboken Police Department confirmed Friday a harassment charge was filed against MSV by Councilwoman Beth Mason.
According to the mailed court notice, the charge stems from September 15th, the date an attempt was made by MSV Monday evening to serve civil subpoenas on Councilwoman Beth Mason and her husband, Richard Mason of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.
|Partial actual court notice following Beth Mason’s harassment filing.|
Both subpoenas are related to the well known civil case involving this editor and a dozen other Hoboken residents.