Month: March 2017

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BOMBSHELL: Spying on President Trump and campaign confirmed prior to his nomination!

A late breaking Friday report dropped a bombshell. President Trump and his campaign were targets of domestic spying prior to his nomination. The sources confirm none of it has the slightest thing to do with the “Russia! Russia!” hysteria.

Multiple private citizens were illicitly unmasked in what’s pointing to a political operation.

Senior level intel person involved is “well known” and snared.

From the online report: Read More...

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Freeholder Romano fundraiser sees big HCDO turnout with taxes a topic

The following story comes courtesy of the Hudson County View:

In his first fundraiser since receiving the support of the Hudson County Democratic Organization, Hoboken Freeholder Anthony Romano (D-5) saw wide support from throughout the county.







For the complete story, please see the HudsonCounty View:
http://hudsoncountyview.com/after-receiving-hcdo-endorsement-romano-remains-focused-on-june/

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Will gender neutral bathrooms be an election issue in Hoboken?

Earlier this week, Councilman Mike DeFusco called for Hoboken to make way for gender neutral bathrooms. He also slammed Mayor Dawn Zimmer saying she’s failed to make Hoboken more friendly to LGBT citizens.

A reader sent in this story where one mom wrote earlier this month of her experience in a California bathroom situation, “A Man in the Women’s Restroom at Disneyland.”

Her story:

I didn’t know if I was going to write this blog or not. A part of me was scared it’d be shared as some transgender hot piece about yet another homophobic mom lashing out at Disney and then I’d have to deal with the wrath of the internet telling me to kill myself. So let me be clear. This isn’t that story. This is a story about a biological man in the women’s restroom, but we need to discuss some gender issues. I’ve lived in Los Angeles for over a decade and have seen my fair share of transgender/gender fluid people. They in no way offend me. I’d consider myself pretty progressive and tolerant of most things…except maybe people who identify as a person wearing socks with sandals. We all have our line in the sand and that’s totally mine. But how transgender people feel, how they choose to dress or any surgeries they get, don’t infringe on any parts of my life, so I support their decision to live as they see fit. I’ve also seen my fair share of transgender women in the women’s restroom before. Not ALL the time. But over the past few years, I’d say 4-5 that I noticed. Men…who were in some stage of transition and making every attempt to be a woman from mascara to heels. Transgenders who certainly felt comfortable in the women’s room and probably frightened to go into the men’s. At these times, I smiled…I peed…and life went on. But 2 weeks ago something very different happened.  I was at Disneyland with my son, my friend and her son. We were over in California Adventure in the food court area. We’d just finished eating and decided to pee before we headed out to The Little Mermaid. I went to the bathroom while she watched our boys in their strollers, and then I did the same. (For anyone who’s tried to fit a stroller in a bathroom stall, you get it).  I was off to the side waiting with the two boys, when I noticed a man walk into the restroom. My first thought was “Oh shit, he’s walked in the wrong restroom by mistake. lol” He took a few more steps, at which point he would’ve definitely noticed all the women lined up and still kept walking. My next thought was, “Maybe he’s looking for his wife…or child and they’ve been in here a while.” But he didn’t call out any names or look around. He just stood off to the side and leaned up against the wall. At this point I’m like, “WTF? Ok there is definitely a very large, burly man in a Lakers jersey who just walked in here. Am I the only one seeing this?” I surveyed the room and saw roughly 12 women, children in tow, staring at him with the exact same look on their faces. Everyone was visibly uncomfortable. We were all trading looks and motioning our eyes over to him…like “What is he doing in here?” Yet every single one of us was silent. And this is the reason I wrote this blog.  Read the rest of the story at the link: http://www.thegetrealmom.com/blog/womensrestroom

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Councilman Mike DeFusco: ‘Hoboken under Mayor Zimmer fails LGBT and should institute gender neutral bathrooms’

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“Here in Hoboken City Hall, we have a long day to update our infrastructure, let alone kind of open up the facilities to folks in a more modern way,” DeFusco stated. For more on this story, please see the Hudson County View:

http://hudsoncountyview.com/defusco-says-hoboken-needs-to-improve-equality-rights-at-lgbtq-event/

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HOBOKEN INTRODUCES POST OFFICE REDEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR NEW HOTEL & IMPROVED WATERFRONT CONNECTIVITY

City of Hoboken announces:

The City of Hoboken is introducing a redevelopment plan for the Hoboken Post Office Rehabilitation Area that includes a new hotel and improvements to waterfront access and connectivity. The plan, which will be introduced at the City Council meeting on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, would redevelop the underutilized parking lot behind the Post Office as a hotel with unique architecture while preserving the Hoboken Post Office as an important landmark. It would also require the redesign and reconstruction of Newark Street with wide sidewalks and streetscape features to improve connectivity to the waterfront and would activate the block of Sinatra Drive between Newark Street and First Street. Read More...

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State Senator Brian Stack endorses Mayor Zimmer’s Re-Election

Senator Brian P. Stack Endorses Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer for Re-Election
Earlier today, New Jersey State Senator and Union City Mayor Brian P. Stack announced his enthusiastic endorsement of Hoboken Mayor DawnZimmer’s re-election campaign. State Senator Stack said, “Mayor Zimmer has been a strong and effective advocate for Hoboken and a great partner, working with me to support our region and our State.” Stack added, “Mayor Zimmer has held the line on property taxes while achieving an AA+ bond rating, implemented real solutions to flooding, created many acres of new open space and so much more.  She has led by example, setting a strong example for other local leaders.  I’m proud to offer my support.”

“I thank Senator Stack for his important endorsement,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer Read More...

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Hoboken Budget Hearings

Police presentation:
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/101476462

Corporation Counsel presentation:
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/101478686

Parking & Transportation presentation:
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/101480137

Talking Ed Note: Most of the City Council in attendance led by Finance Chair Tiffanie Fisher with council members Peter Cunningham, Dave Mello, Jim Doyle and Ravi Bhalla.

Council members not present: Michael Russo, Ruben Ramos, Jen Giattino and Mike DeFusco who left after the first presentation on the police department to attend a fundraiser at the Dubliner. Read More...

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Hoboken budget hearings begin tonight

From the desk of Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher:

Dear neighbors –  At the City Council meeting on 3/15, Mayor Zimmer introduced the 2017 Municipal Budget which includes a proposed 1.5% DECREASE in the Municipal Tax rate.  Effectively this is a result of combined financial discipline which has kept our budget flat vs. last year and an expansion of our ratable base in Hoboken due to recent development.  You can find the budget here: http://www.hobokennj.gov/docs/businessadmin/CY17BudgetIntroduced.pdf =&0=&
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Battle of the fundraisers, round two

Last month, council members Ravi Bhalla and Mike DeFusco held opposing fundraisers on the same evening. It was more accidental than incidental but the overtones were none too apparent.

This time, the respective council members who recently clashed on the 901 Bloomfield resolution are again banging the tin cup a mere business day apart. Councilman Bhalla, the  Mile Square reigning Sikh official held a breakfast Friday with NJ gubernatorial whirlwind Democrat candidate Phil Murphy, the former US ambassador to Germany. Read More...

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Deep State soft coup attempt vs. whistleblowers in Fourth Amendment warfare

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The fast paced story evolving earlier this week after a Congressional Intelligence Committee hearing where the FBI and NSA Directors appeared is exploding with reports of “smoking gun” evidence of spying on the president-elect and his transition team.

The blockbuster report, filed late yesterday came from James Rosen, one of the examples MSV cited in its Horse Sense editorial Thursday, “Constitutional Carcass,” as among reporters spied on by the Obama Administration.

Using FISA warrants, the initial intercepts legally approved led to an untold number of intelligence reports – “unmasking” – revealing actual names of American citizens on the transition team – a felony for each instance with criminal penalties of up to ten years in prison per instance. The law requires American names be protected in any foreign intelligence surveillance unless it sees senior intelligence approvals otherwise. An unknown number of names were kept in the reports and allegedly then widely circulated in the intelligence community. Read More...