Month: February 2020


News 12 reports on the Hoboken Fire Victims Memorial Project

News 12 began telecasting the report seen below on the Hoboken Fire Victims Memorial Project.

This Saturday at All Saints at 7th and Washington, “Remember the Fires, 1978 – 1983 will be hosted by Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas where a community discussion is set to take place from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.

In addition to recounting the events at that time by eyewitnesses, Mile Square Theater will have members on hand to cast a dramatic reading by playwright Joseph Gallo from his play “Yuppies Invade My House at Dinnertime” highlighting the fires, many by arson and the gentrification of Hoboken at that time. Read More...


Report: Union Dry Dock – A Weehawken way out?

According to a report on the Hudson County View, there may be a way out of the battle between NY Waterway, the current owner of the former Union Dry Dock site and the City of Hoboken.

The solution would involve NY Waterway returning to a spruced up Weehawken location with an unknown amount of cash sweetening the deal.

Since NY Waterway owns Union Dry Dock and the City of Hoboken offered a little more than $13 million, the difference in the cost may be what will induce NY Waterway to return its operations up the road to an enhanced operating facility. Read More...


Sign of the Times: Challenger to Phil Murphy for NJ Governor headlines Hoboken Lincoln Dinner

Former NJ Assemblyman Jack Ciatarelli was the headliner at the Hoboken Lincoln Dinner hosted by the Republican Municipal Committee & the Hudson County Young Republicans. He’s joined by Municipal Chair Chris Carbine and NJ State Committeeman Josh Sotomayor Einstein. 

Hudson County View attended the event and filed this report:

Republican gubernatorial hopeful in Jack Ciattarelli proclaimed that Gov. Phil Murphy (D) is “one and done in ’21,” vowing to fix taxes by restructuring the local business climate and get rid of sanctuary cities.


Hudco Hospital Crisis with Hoboken in the mix

Back in 2011, the one local hospital in Hoboken, the former St. Mary’s now Hoboken University Medical Center reached a crisis. The red ink piled up and without state intervention aiding a new buyer the hospital would close.

At the time, the crisis became a political football as a local political faction eyed an opportunity to push for the hospital’s closure to use as a political weapon against former Mayor Dawn Zimmer.

St. Mary’s hospital was saved with a $55 million bond guarantee underwritten by the City of Hoboken in 2006. In 2011, an effort to identify a buyer saved it from closure in the darkest days. Read More...


Nevada Berned down

They’ve been counting the results for days in Nevada and are starting to get the hang of it. With 96% of the vote counted, here are the latest figures as of this morning in the Democrat Nevada caucus:

It’s not clear when the other four percent of the vote will be tallied but we are expecting Iowa results to be completed by midweek.

Nevada is facing similar challenges as Iowa with Mayor Cheat challenging the vote but two delegates are currently added to his column.

On Saturday, South Carolina, the heralded firewall for Democrat & DNC Media frontrunner Joe Biden will make his big stand in that upcoming primary against Bernie Sanders. Read More...


The Hoboken Yard Redevelopment Plan passes in 9-0 City Council vote

After much delay and years of haggling and big special interest flexing, the controversial Hoboken Yard Redevelopment Plan passed last night in the City Council in a 9-0 vote.

There’s a collective orgasm coming out of the mayor’s office. The skinny? They think the bounty of special interest money will go Mayor Ravi Bhalla’s way and not land up with his nemesis, Councilman Mike DeFusco in next year’s mayoral race.

After trying to slam one rendition of the redevelopment through last year with zero public input, Ravi Bhalla’s office put out this statement celebrating. Read More...


Scenes from the Debate

If you missed the debate last night, some clips may be illuminating. Here’s one short clip.

Joe Biden took a moment to speak out about global warming. Was his clip about the global warming “existential threat” his best moment?

Senator Elizabeth Warren took a tomahawk to tattoo Mike Bloomberg in the head, or was it two? Read More...


Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher: ‘Doubled Budget Blues’

Official release:

Dear friends and neighbors, The list of notable news only seems to get bigger in Hoboken, never smaller.  Here is what this newsletter will cover:

  • Tribeca Film Festival Expanding Into Hoboken – mark your calendars for April 15-26 and what we hope will be a number of opportunities to see cutting edge films at the Mile Square Theater and possibly other Hoboken venues.
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    How big is the Ravi Bhalla budget debacle? Pt. II

    An indicator of the paranoia coming out of the mayor’s office is the utter silence and inability to tell the Hoboken public the truth on the pending budget deficit.

    That number is more tightly kept locked away than the Iowa caucus votes being massaged in the back rooms of the DNC by a Super PAC app. Yup, there’s an app for that but not for Hoboken’s current budget woes.

    The City Council passed the temporary budget under the normal State rules previously, good for several months leeway. Now comes the painful part. Drastic steps are in the works with plans to layoff dozens of municipal workers. A major tax increase is about to hit the table. Read More...


    How big is the Ravi Bhalla budget debacle?

    It’s started to trickle out of the mayor’s office. After issuing dozens of layoff notices and hinting at tax increases, the actual number of Mayor Ravi Bhalla’s budget debacle is trickling out.

    Let’s start with the official story first broken here in early January pointing to $7 million dollars. It ain’t going to be seven million or seven and a half million.  =&0=& =&1=& =&2=& =&1=& =&4=& =&1=& =&6=& =&1=& =&8=& =&1=& =&10=&=&11=& =&12=&

    Related: The early January exclusive:

    Mayor’s office: Deploy the Patronage Protection!