Washington St. reconstruction funding on tap

Tomorrow the Hoboken City Council will convene with one big ticket item on the agenda. Washington St.’s reconstruction is up for a final funding vote.

Expect to see a unanimous agreement approving but more importantly, it’s the expected completion date for next fall of most interest. People simply can’t wait to see this project begun and completed.

Washington St.’s renewal is in effect the cornerstone of Hoboken’s infrastructure issues. The administration states the less than sexy infrastructure issue is a top focus and for many if not most of the Mile Square public the sporadic but frequent pipe bursts through the winter season is a constant reminder how porous the infrastructure is.

Since no heliport is opening up in town, the logical next question is what will aid the traffic flow in and out of town, especially at peak rush hour times?

With all the large building going up around town, that’s not going to see improvement no matter what measures are taken on opening up an extra lane on lower Jackson St. during rush hour.

Is a roadway from lower Garden Street over or under the rail yard possible? That’s about the only thing that will make this exploding Mile Square see improved traffic flow.

Hoboken’s traditional Memorial Day Parade on Washington last Wednesday saw the usual big turnout of public officials. From left: City Councilman Jim Doyle, former State Senator Bernard Kenny, City Council President Jen Giattino, Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro, Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Councilman Ravi Bhalla, Director Leo Pellegrini and Councilman Michael DeFusco. 

Talking Ed Note: Councilman Ravi Bhalla saw a column published on after an out-of-town twit shouted his ignorance linking the Hoboken resident to Islamic terrorists in Twitter.

Outside of one reality challenged local hater, dozens of comments follow with differing views on how the twit should or should not be recognized. MSV elected not to elevate one lone twit but others desire to elevate and trump opposing policy views, pardon the pun. They suggest the objective is education.

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