Month: November 2015

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Grist for the Mill: Sources: Here comes another lawsuit against Hoboken and mayor: Perry Belfiore

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Here comes round two in another civil lawsuit due to curtailed remarks in a Hoboken council meeting!

Another lawsuit is expected to hit the City of Hoboken any day related to the abbreviated Old Guard speaker’s comments stemming from the October 21st City Council meeting.

The first came last week courtesy of long time Beth Mason connected political operative David Liebler.

According to independent sources including one close to well known Hoboken politico Perry Belfiore, the previously failed candidate for fifth ward City Council will follow David Liebler to the courthouse with another civil lawsuit against the City of Hoboken. Read More...

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Lane Bajardi: “Beth and I are going to own your condo!”

Although it’s the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and the Horsey is on a vacation heading to Kentucky, people still often ask what was that lunatic frivolous lawsuit all about?

The answer is largely visible in episode three of our latest Friday Night Lights series, as Da Horsey reveals for the very first time a batch of emails filed in the original legal motion from August 2014 courtesy of Alexander W. Booth, re: the Godfather. The case was largely decimated here (but the SLAPPers were deaf to the realities of the case and followed with a demand of almost a million dollars from the three remaining defendants.) Read More...

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Jersey City water main to Hoboken repaired; southwest roads closed until temporary road restoration

City of Hoboken announces:


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This morning, SUEZ Water emergency crews finished replacing the broken water main in Hoboken with a new 24 inch pipe.  Testing is currently underway to ensure the stability of the repaired connection.  Temporary restoration of the roads affected by the water main break has begun, and should be completed by Sunday night.  Roads will remain closed in southwest Hoboken until the temporary road restoration is complete.  Read More...

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David Liebler sues Hoboken, mayor and council for ejection from October City Council meeting

David Liebler, a long time Hoboken politico and anti-Zimmer stalwart made good on a public threat his ejection from a City Council meeting last month would “not stand’ filing a lawsuit in federal court.

Citing political speech and civil rights, the undated lawsuit targets Mayor Zimmer in her official and individual capacity naming in addition, the City Council, City of Hoboken and its Corporation Counsel as defendants seeking unspecified compensatory damages.

David Liebler being shown the door by HPD after his concluding
remarks in public portion were ruled out of order last month.
He’s filed a lawsuit against Hoboken and the mayor in federal court.

Last month at the final council meeting before the critical November ward elections, Liebler nearly completed his five minutes in public portion before attempting to launch allegations against the mayor’s husband, Stan Grossbard and butting heads with the City Council President Ravi Bhalla. Read More...

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Alert Message: SUEZ WATER CONTINUING REPAIR ON WATER VALVE IN JERSEY CITY; BOIL WATER ADVISORY TEMPORARILY LIFTED; HOBOKEN OPEN FOR BUSINESS

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Tuesday November 24, 2015, 2:55 PM

City of Hoboken

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Alert: SUEZ WATER CONTINUING REPAIR ON WATER VALVE IN JERSEY CITY; BOIL WATER ADVISORY TEMPORARILY LIFTED; HOBOKEN OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Dear smarty jones,

Hoboken is now successfully receiving water supplies from the Weehawken transmission line until the water break in Hoboken can be fully repaired. Thanks to residents’ continued conservation efforts, many residential buildings throughout the City have been able to have water during peak periods, and restaurants and businesses are open, fully operational, and ready for business. The boil water advisory was lifted today by the New Jersey State DEP.

While work continues on the Jersey City valve and then on the Hoboken break, Hoboken is operational thanks to a redundant system that provides water from Weehawken. The following provides a full update on the situation:

UPDATE ON REPAIRS:
SUEZ Water continues repairs to fix a broken water valve in Jersey City that failedon Sunday night. The complex line stop repair conducted last night to stop the flow of water into the transmission main was unsuccessful. However SUEZ is actively working on an alternative to reduce pressure in the system near the aqueduct in Jersey City. Once the repair is made to the broken water valve in Jersey City the water main break in southwest Hoboken will be repaired as soon as possible. Full water restoration once the main transmission line in Southwest Hoboken is fixed could still take several additional days.

BOIL WATER ADVISORY
The boil water advisory has been temporarily lifted in Hoboken after the Department of Environmental Protection and SUEZ Water officially advised that the water in the City is safe for consumption. Hoboken was required to enact a boil water advisory because the system became depressurized during the water main break to make sure no contaminants had inadvertently entered the system. However, residents are strongly advised to check for updates throughout the next several days as the boil water advisory may again be enacted. Once Hoboken receives water from Jersey City after the water main in Hoboken is fixed, there may be a period of time where the DEP will require another precautionary boil water advisory to ensure no contamination entered the drinking water from the repair activity.

WATER PRESSURE IN HOBOKEN
Since Hoboken normally purchases its water from Jersey City, Hoboken has been temporarily receiving water through SUEZ Water in Weehawken until the full repairs are made. Water pressure throughout the Hoboken system has increased from yesterday, although some residents may continue to have lower water pressure than usual, especially during peak usage periods. Some residents on higher floors in larger buildings may still be experiencing lower water pressure or at times no water while repairs are continuing. Conservation during peak periods or changing one’s schedule to use water during off peak periods can make a significant difference.

WATER CONSERVATION ADVISORY
In order to lessen demand on the system while Hoboken temporarily receives its water through SUEZ Water in Weehawken, a water conservation advisory will continue for residents in Hoboken and Hudson County. Residents are urged to conserve water whenever possible, epecially during peak periods or consider changing schedules to use less water during peak hours in the morning and evening.

FLOODING
Flooding in the streets in the immediate vicinity of the water main break in Hoboken are now able to be pumped out thanks to the special approval that was provided by the DEP. The Hoboken Fire Department has washed the streets and sidewalks to help clear the area of any debris. North Hudson Sewage Authority has cleared the catch basins, as the sewers can once again handle normal water flow.

WATER TRUCKS
While the boil water advisory is lifted, water trucks with clean drinking water will still be available as a backup until 10 pm tonight at 333 River Street, the intersection of Newark Street and Adams Street, Hoboken High School (900 Clinton Street), Fox Hill Gardens (311 13th Street), 14th Street and Sinatra Drive, and at ShopRite (10th and Madison).

PUBLIC SAFETY
The Hoboken Fire Department remains fully operational and has the necessary resources to address any emergencies that may occur.

TRAFFIC AND STREET CLOSURES
Residents should continue to use public transportation as the City of Hoboken will divert traffic from the area until the water main in Hoboken is completely fixed. Drivers are urged to enter and exit Hoboken through the north due to several street closures in southwest Hoboken. Observer Highway is closed west of Henderson Street to Jersey Avenue, and Harrison Street is closed from Paterson Avenue to Newark Street. Jackson Street is also closed from Newark Street to Paterson Avenue. Any resident that will be departing Hoboken for the Thanksgiving holiday on Wednesday should wait until the morning rush hour is over, and depart between 9 am and 3 pm.

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City: water valve failure complicates repair, urges conservation

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City of Hoboken announces:

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Monday November 23, 2015

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Alert: FULL WATER SERVICE RESTORATION IN HOBOKEN DELAYED DUE TO ADDITIONAL BREAK; RESIDENTS URGED TO CONSERVE WATER
Dear Horsey & MSV readers,

After working to isolate a water main break on a transmission line in southwest Hoboken on Sunday that led to widespread water pressure loss throughout the city, an additional 36 inch valve failed last night and disrupted a transmission main which feeds water from Jersey City into Hoboken. This has further delayed full repairs to our water system. The City of Hoboken purchases its water from Jersey City, and it normally flows into Hoboken through large transmission mains.

Excavation of the site was completed overnight and highly specialized equipment will be used to conduct this repair.

Repairing the valve is a complex procedure, due to its size and location underground, and could take several days. As a result, the City of Hoboken will have lower water pressure than usual, and residents, especially those on higher floors, should expect to have lower water pressure, discolored water, or at times no water while repairs are ongoing and as water demand changes throughout the day. The discoloration is caused by high levels of naturally occurring minerals in the water and a buildup of harmless sediment in the water mains.

DELAYS/COMPLICATED WATER RESTORATION
Until the Jersey City valve can be repaired, water at the site of the break will continue to flow from underground. After repairing the valve in Jersey City, only then will Suez Water (formerly known as United Water) be able to conduct an assessment and make repairs in Hoboken. Delays for full restoration could potentially last through Thanksgiving. We will provide an update tomorrow regarding timing as we know more about the repairs.

WATER CONSERVATION ADVISORY
In order to lessen demand on the system, residents throughout Hoboken and Hudson County are strongly urged to conserve water whenever possible or consider changing schedules to use less water during peak hours in the morning and evening.

BOIL WATER ADVISORY
The boil water advisory remains in effect for the City of Hoboken until further notice. Residents should continue to boil their water for one minute for consumptive purposes. This includes drinking, cooking, brushing teeth, etc. Water does not need to be boiled for washing clothes or dishes. It is important that residents continue to boil water until further notice.

WATER TRUCKS
Water trucks with clean drinking water are available at 333 River Street, the intersection of Newark Street and Adams Street, Hoboken High School (900 Clinton Street), Fox Hill Gardens (311 13th Street), and 14th Street and Sinatra Drive.

PUBLIC SAFETY
The Hoboken Fire Department is fully operational and has the necessary resources to address any emergencies that may occur.

TRAFFIC AND STREET CLOSURES
Residents are also urged to use public transportation as the City of Hoboken has diverted traffic from the area. Drivers are urged to enter and exit Hoboken through the north due to several street closures in southwest Hoboken. Observer Highway is closed west of Henderson Street to Jersey Avenue, and Harrison Street is closed from Paterson Avenue to Newark Street. Jackson Street is also closed from Newark Street to Paterson Avenue.

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Old Guard on the brink of irrelevance sees faint hopes in a Sully Mile Square vision

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The trauma of reality after the November council election seeing the Old Guard council’s influence dwindle to negligible is upon us. A 7-2 council starting January means projects will come to finality of approval in some shape or form and no amount of jabber this or that will matter.

Washington St.’s overhaul is high on the list and Sinatra Drive not far behind. There’s no quarters, not a million not a handful available to any south Jersey mob companies or in a back room in town anywhere. Reform with Mayor Zimmer at the helm has shut the money faucet. Read More...

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How dry I am….

Update: 6:22 pm: City of Hoboken announces:


Advisory: Update on Water Restoration, Road Closures & Traffic Information Dear Horsey & MSV readers,

Water pressure has been restored to many portions of Hoboken, however some residents, particularly in high-rise buildings, may still experience no or limited water pressure. For those residents who live on the upper floors of high rise buildings, United Water recommends that cold faucets be turned on until service is restored, so that demand to the system is increased. Full water pressure is expected by tomorrow. 


United Water continues to be on scene to repair the water main break and will continue working throughout the night and into tomorrow. 


Road closures in southwest Hoboken will remain in effect tonight and until at least Monday afternoon. Observer Highway is closed west of Henderson Street to Jersey Ave. Harrison Street is closed from Paterson Avenue to Newark Street. Jackson Street is closed from Newark Street to Paterson Avenue. Vehicles traveling north on Jersey Ave will need to turn at 18th Street. 


Residents normally exiting or entering Hoboken through the south portion of the City are strongly urged to use public transportation or travel through the north end. During commuting hours, the Hoboken Police Department will have 20 officers in the area to direct traffic along with additional officers from the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office and Jersey City Police Department to direct traffic on the Jersey City side of the area. 


A boil water advisory remains in effect until at least Monday. Residents should boil their water for at least one minute for the following: drinking, cooking, or baking, making ice cubes, taking medication, brushing teeth, washing food, mixing baby formula or food, mixing juices or drinks, feeding pets, and all other consumption. Water does not need to be boiled for showering, washing dishes or clothes. 


Two additional water trucks have been added for residents to obtain clean drinking water at 14th Street and Sinatra Drive and in front of Hoboken High School (900 Clinton St). Water trucks will also remain at 76 Bloomfield Street, 310-320 Jackson Street, City Hall (94 Washington Street), and 311 13th Street until full water service is restored. Five additional water trucks have been assigned to fire houses for water suppression.




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Hoboken411, Perry Klaussen, Lane Bajardi and the Masonista Lunatic Fringe

Here’s the weekend so it’s time for another episode of Friday Night Lights where deranged Hoboken politicos in their Masonista bubble get to see, wait for it… their name in lights.

=&0=& Hoboken411 is always a great source of deluded entertainment and here Crazy Shorts aka Ku Klux Klaussen goes off the rails at the conclusion of the City Council ward elections in 2011. One can only imagine the bile generated with this month’s election results. Here Perry Klaussen of Hoboken411, sock puppet to ghostwriter Lane Bajardi asks how they will “handle” the results of the 2011 City Council ward election. (Start below)
Things will never be the same for Beth Mason’s “favorite” Hoboken “news” site seen here circa 2011. Hoisted by their own petard is the appropriate saying, no?
Things are sounding rather dire for the short-lived Russo-Mason City Council majority which was a disaster in numerous ways for Hoboken but it’s about to hit the fan and leads to some choice reactions from the rabid bile-fueld Zimmer haters dipping into their frequent use of the woman “c” word. Oh well, so the City Council elections didn’t go as hoped and no salvation was forthcoming in questionable VBM ballots (unlike this year on the BoE) for Beth Mason’s Boys of Hate but there’s the FBI’s arrival in Hoboken who as we all know, they’re coming for Zimmer.  (Hoboken411’s ghostwriter told us so.) Later the same month, the whole Masonista lunatic fringe hears Mayor Zimmer’s administration called in the FBI. Of course, it can’t be because the FBI have to be coming to arrest Mayor Zimmer. We all know where those FBI emails were later found routed from senior Hoboken Public Safety sources. (Brilliant strategy taking that to court in civil litigation!) Of course Beth Mason had nothing to do with the emails stolen out of the mayor’s office. Other than refusing in 2011 for months to respond to public questions whether she had seen any of the 100,000 or so stolen emails. Suddenly in 2015, after Bajardi v Pincus blew up in her and her minion’s face, she came out publicly defending their possession claiming they were obtained in a non-existent OPRA request. Here’s a crew of the last Masonista Zimmer haters standing: wishing, praying and hoping and yes actually believing the FBI is here for “Zimmerists” leading to Xanax being handed out like Tic Tacs. The following month, Masonista Derangement Syndrome strikes again! There’s gotta be something, anything that =&2=& be damaging in those Zimmerist emails.  If only we can get our hands on say, 250,000 of them ! End, episode II. =&3=&: Episode I – 

Lane Bajardi admits to his well-known sullied reputation in 2009 years before his 2012 frivolous SLAPP-suit seeking $2,000,000 apiece from a dozen Hobken residents. Read More...