Feds raid HCIA in Jersey City for second time in recent weeks

The Hudson County Improvement Authority got another whack again yesterday, courtesy of the Feds.  They “came in… like gangbusters,” for the Executive Director’s computer and cell phone, according to a Jersey Journal story.

The HCIA Executive Director is Norman Guerra.

MSV sought comment from the Director but both he and his cell phone were unavailable.

Talking Ed Note: Godspeed.

February 19th, 2012

Fed Strike: Hudson County Improvement Authority Raided!

The FBI paid a visit, this time to Jersey City picking up computers
at the HCIA. Other law enforcement is believed to have joined them re: the
NJ Attorney General’s Office.  Is a return to Hoboken next on their list? 

Talking Ed Note: They’re baaaacccckkkkk.  The FBI has struck again with a raid on the Hudson County Improvement Authority in Jersey City last Wednesday.  Some believe the computers taken are in relation to no show jobs in a $13 million golf course boondoggle desired by County Executive Tom DeGuise and others think there’s hanky panky in the issuance of bond monies for Hudson County friends to cover municipal bills.

One source says it’s related to the Environmental Services contract in Harrison.
MSV will go with all of the above plus the unknown “other” category.

December 13, 2010

Let Them Eat Golf

Fore! The county hits Hoboken in the wallet again.

Hudson County hit Hoboken with a fat tax increase this year and even with our municipal tax decrease the mile square city gets to see a pet project of a golf course approved raising residents’ overall tax burden.

Now the Jersey Journal reports the Hudson County Freeholders voted Thursday to approve a bond for the construction of a $12.7 million public golf course.

The site approved for the construction of a nine hole course cuts across Lincoln Park and Duncan Avenue on the west side of Jersey City and covers 60 acres.

Freeholder Bill O’Dea is quoted in the story stating, “Lincoln Park is the single largest amenity to Jersey City’s West Side.  It’s the crown jewel of the Hudson County Park system, and this will give people one more reason to live around there.”

According to the Jersey Journal story, the bond will be repaid with fees for the course.  How long that will take is not stated in the story.  The completion date is expected for the fall of 2012.  

Think Hoboken will see any tax reductions from the County by then?  

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