Year: 2019


Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher: ‘Monday late traffic & orange is a happy color’

Official release:

Dear friends and neighbors,   This is a long one and includes many issues big and small, ways to be generous this season, a few up and comings and a question that I need some feedback from you.  Thank you in advance for reading:

  • Monday evening uptown commute disruptions due to filming
  • Helping our hungry – be generous with a click of your mouse
  • Elysian Park play surface – drainage issues and planned solutions
  • Road closings – do they annoy you? Need your input!
  • Hoboken Railyards – update
  • E-Scooters – continuing saga
  • Monarch/DPW – progressing
  • Rebuild by Design – Orange is the new…
  • 1200 Block of Washington – shop small on Thursday’s
  • Hoboken’s First Special Improvement District – helping our businesses thrive
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    The SantaCon sees eight arrests in Hoboken

    SantaCon, the annual event inviting a drinking day promoted by 11 local bar and restaurants on Saturday saw eight arrests, mostly of people from out of town.

    Hoboken Police Chief Ken Ferrante published via Twitter details on the arrests and recorded the eighth:

    In addition to detailing various arrests, the police chief noted the eight arrests are a drop from 14. He described SantaCon as “an event that the City does not sanction or authorize but is organized by online promoters and 11 bars.” Read More...


    Councilman Fisher Applauds City Council’s 8-1 Vote In Favor of the $1.3 Million Budget for Hoboken’s First Special Improvement District

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    The Hoboken City Council voted last night in favor of the $1.3 million operating budget for the Hoboken Business Alliance (HBA), Hoboken’s first ever Special Improvement District. This historic measure passed 8-1 and with this funding the HBA will now turn its attention to implementing its dynamic plan and engaging the community and Hoboken’s local government to vitalize the city’s economy. Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher, who is the Council representative on HBA’s Board of Directors and has been a driving force behind this effort releases the following statement: Read More...


    Einstein For Hudson GOP Chair to hold Campaign Kickoff December 16th

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    NJ GOP State Committeeman, Joshua Sotomayor Einstein, will officially kick off his campaign for Hudson County Republican Chairman on Monday, December 16that 7:00pm at Mulligan’s Pub (159 1stStreet, Hoboken). Einstein will formally launch the campaign at the party and address friends and supporters. All Republicans in the county who want to build a Republican Party that works for Republicans, not Democrats, are invited to attend. Read More...


    Who stands to win the special interest loot heading into the NJ Transit Redevelopment vote?

    There’s public consternation heading into tonight’s City Council meeting. Once again, a first reading with a vote is anticipated for the highly controversial Ravi Bhalla – NJ Transit Redevelopment Plan.

    Vying for the big special interest money are three not ready for prime time mayoral candidates: Mayor Ravi Bhalla and council members Michael Russo and Mike DeFusco.

    The for sale sign is up in front of City Hall but only a select few know it’s there. Let the buyer beware who they invest in?

    While no official declaration is in the offing, all three are willing and able. They’ve begun wooing the big statewide construction special interest money banging on the door for another crack at Hoboken. Read More...


    Epilogue: 2013 Hoboken voter fraud, enter: 2015’s

    The end is neigh for 2013 Hoboken voter fraud. With Frank “Pupie” Raia closed out at a surprise sentencing yesterday, questions linger about his three month gift and what’s to come.

    2015 Hoboken voter fraud is about to whistle in with 2020, front and center.

    You didn’t actually think the plea deals for voter fraud activities in the 2015 Hoboken election end with Matt Calicchio and Willie Rojas, did you?

    Frank “Pupie” Raia saw the luck of the Irish yesterday with a three month sentence for directing a voter fraud conspiracy
    using Vote-by-Mail in the 2013 Hoboken election. Better deeds helped lower the toll for the illicit 2013 “One Hoboken” effort for Raia seen here with former councilwoman Beth Mason.
     Merry Christmas Pupie! 


    The sentencing date set of tomorrow for Frank “Pupie” Raia for directing a 2013 voter fraud scheme involving Vote-by-Mail ballots oddly came up a day early with a surprise outcome.

    Raia who had failed to obtain a new trial saw several earlier sentencing dates come and go before the surprise announcement this morning he was sentenced in Newark federal court to three months in federal prison with a $50,000 fine.  According to the Department of Justice spokesman, after serving his sentence Raia will be subject to a year of supervised release.  Raia’s sidekick soldier, Dio Braxton, saw his sentencing originally planned for tomorrow in tandem=&0=& Raia’s sentencing was reported earlier today by the Hudson County View and quoted US District Judge William J. Martini saying, “…some form of punishment is still necessary – if for no other reason to deter others who think they can tamper with the electoral process.”
    Frank “Pupie” Raia seen in this vintage pic watching a City Council meeting will be going away.
    His sentence of three months will have Hoboken chattering.
    Raia faced a maximum sentence of up to five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine after being convicted before a jury last July. In 2013, Raia was a council candidate backing a mayoral slate which finished third while he came in seventh place and out of the running for a council seat. His efforts opposed to a rent control ballot question were also soundly defeated. This story is breaking….

    WNYC discusses Hoboken e-scooters with Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher

    Last week, WNYC radio discussed the Hoboken e-scooter program on the Brian Lehrer Show with Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher.

    The e-Scooter program is on a pause as many Hoboken residents complained about a bad rollout and others continued to complain through last month.

    The Ravi Bhalla Administration is looking to Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher and Councilman Michael Russo to continue council-based efforts on improvements eyeing a relaunch next April.

    The segment above runs 22 minutes.


    Pupie & me

    =&0=&: HobokenHorse can =&1=& report the rescheduled sentencing date for Frank “Pupie” Raia in Newark federal court is set for December 3rd at 11:00. Will this one hold? That’s a question for further analysis in premium later Wednesday. == Frank “Pupie” Raia is set to be sentenced…. in December. This is the fourth change in sentencing for Frank “Pupie” Raia convicted in federal court last July for leading a voter bribery scheme out of his social club on Jefferson St. in the Hoboken 2013 election. The repeated delays in sentencing are making people nervous.  
    A vintage picture of Frank “Pupie” Raia hugging it out on upper Washington St. Parting is such sweet sorrow.
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