As we wind down this year, here are some of the major exclusives MSV delivered in 2018:
Mayor Ravi Bhalla slobbers over NJ Transit Big Development for Hoboken
Look who’s kissing up to the Barry Brothers for a development deal
Councilman Jim Doyle savaged in TV commercial for lone dissenting vote by Ravi Bhalla’s union construction pals
Random praise in BromarGate for the Bhalla brothers political decepticon on the public
Bid rigging and a $700,000 ethnic cleansing extortion
Official release:Graphic credit: Hoboken Residents for a Public Waterfront Dear friends and neighbors: In case you have not already noticed, there is a NYWW Ferry that is docked at the former UDD site. I contacted Mayor Bhalla who indicated that NYWW is not yet allowed to conduct any work at the site until they get their local building permits, but the City is reviewing whether they can dock their boats there while they await final permits. NYWW has taken the position that they can park there given they own the site. Mayor Bhalla also told me that after the City sent a legal notice regarding local zoning compliance requirements last week, NYWW’s attorney said that they will not be conducting any work this year. Prior to the legal notice being sent, NYWW had said they planned to start operation before the end of the year.
The following is from my email of 12/8, but it all still applies so I am copying and pasting here again. I WOULD ADD ONE THING – IF YOU HAVE A PICTURE THAT SHOWS HOW INVASIVE THE PARKED FERRIES ARE TO OUR ENVIRONMENT, PLEASE INCLUDE THAT IN ALL OF YOUR CORRESPONDENCE. PICTURES SAY A THOUSAND WORDS: Repeated from 12/8: The single most critical next step is for Mayor Bhalla, Governor Murphy and NJ Transit to agree a superior location for ferry operations. And right now all reports – ours and NJ Transits – point to Hoboken’s own Lackawanna Terminal as one of the preferred sites. Given this approval, it may be more difficult to stop NYWW from occupying the former UDD site in the near term, but that doesn’t mean we should not stop fighting for the right permanent location elsewhere. I urge all Hoboken residents to call Governor Murphy’s office at 609-292-6000, tell him how important our waterfront is to our community and ask him to do the right thing for his constituents: protect Hoboken’s waterfront and better align all public transportation at one or all of the superior sites identified, including Hoboken’s Lackawanna Terminal. Please also email our representatives and post on twitter and FB including the links for the video showing our waterfront and to the Alternative Site Engineering reports.
|Nancy Pincus, paid political operative for Ravi Bhalla is linked in new alleged
attacks against Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher
Dear friends and neighbors:
If you read my 12/8 email you would have seen that I referenced a personal attack that happened at the City Council meeting on 12/5 and that I believe it was orchestrated out of the mayor’s office, specifically by John Allen, Mayor Bhalla’s Chief of Staff. If you didn’t read the email or click on the links the attack was by two people – Anthony De Leonardo and Patricia Waiters – who seemed to be coordinated as they implied and directly stated that a certain council person was a racist. And that council person was me.
As you can imagine, being on the receiving end of something like that is awful – an experience that no one should have. Since then I have debated whether or not to speak more fully about it. Do I repeat the story and bring more attention to awful things being said against me? Or do I just let it go and hope it stops? I tried the latter but apparently, that has not worked ….
At last night’s council meeting, the same narrative continued as Ms. Waiters came to the microphone again. At the previous meeting, she said she had received a call to come the meeting to speak and this time she said she received information from Nancy Pincus who writes a local blog and who has continuously attacked me since I supported another candidate for mayor.
Rather than isolated events, I believe these were just the next in a series of related provocation and attacks from two people (in addition to Ms. Waiters) who seemingly out of the blue spoke out at council meetings and submitted written complaints, although having had no recent or significant involvement in local government or politics. These two people are Mike Donnelly and Anthony DeLeonardo and they both have ties to the mayor’s office and Mr. Allen.
What follows is a little “insider baseball“y, but the long and short of it is:
Tonight is the last City Council meeting for 2018 and the polar vortex heading our way is going to make for one helluva global warming winter. Bundle up!
As the year ends, the City Council conducts its final meeting for 2018 and will hold final ordinance readings on marijuana. Mayor Ravi Bhalla wanted three weed stores approved and raring to go by year’s end making the weed merchants do bong hits with glee and of course write checks out to Mayor Bhalla or a Ravi PAC. (See below for more.)