Friday, October 21, 2016

Video of Mayor Zimmer and Gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy

The following video and story comes courtesy of John Heinis at the Hudson County View:

Read the whole story here

Hoboken welcomes the Man who would be King

Last night, a popular downtown eatery was overtaken by a massive force sweeping through on its way to tsunami status by November of next year.

That tsunami making a pit stop in Hoboken on a gilded path to the Democratic nomination for NJ Governor with an eye to a final stop in Trenton is Phil Murphy.

Democratic NJ candidate for governor Phil Murphy addresses a packed overflowing room 
downtown last night as Mayor Dawn Zimmer looks on.

While many Hoboken and NJ voters don't quite know who Phil Murphy is yet; they soon will. Having vanquished all his Democratic opposition - North & South, Murphy is building a progressive well oiled, well funded machine that has "Express to Trenton" written all over it.

A packed overflow back room at Ainsworth along the waterfront was the site of a receiving line for what almost everyone attending saw as an opportunity to see and hear the next governor of New Jersey.

Mayor Dawn Zimmer hosted the blow out event featuring wine and food for the political junkies who came, saw and did not leave disappointed. 

More to come.

Showdown at the BoE Hoedown

More than 60 people attended the BoE forum last night at the Elks. The six candidates were politely received by a mix of residents and interested viewers. It didn't take long for the bombs to start flying.

A video of the event, unedited for view should be available in the coming days. MSV will publish it in its entirety as soon as possible.

Guest of the Stable: Joshua Einstein on his BoE Choice

Board of Education Election

Valuing an open mind, I attended the first meet and greet by Forward Together Hoboken, have talked with Parents United, and visited the online presence of both tickets. I have no children, but every resident has a responsibility to vote for the ticket they believe will make certain Hoboken’s children get a good education. In the upcoming Board of Education election, I believe Parents United is that ticket.

At the meet and greet Forward Together Hoboken held on October 6th I schmoozed with great people, some who I knew previously and others who I had the pleasure of meeting for the first time, all of whom are people who care about the future of Hoboken’s district school students. Yet in the conversations I had, there were few ideas about what challenges the Board of Education faces let alone how to address them. There was plenty of discussion on how past BOE Trustees cleaned up the presumably bad budget management even further in the past but no concrete plans for how to build a brighter future for Hoboken’s children today. 

More concerning is that the platform section of the Forward Together Hoboken website is lacking concrete proposals. The list is a breakdown of action points the board of education is already doing and that omits which trustees proposed or even supported which efforts. Just as importantly, it fails to explain tax increases the trustees have raised over the last 4 years as well as the ongoing lawsuit against Hoboken students in the HOLA school.

Parents United, on the other hand, has made it clear they are for all Hoboken students, that they want to double down on building a bright education for Hoboken’s children, and that they are for community unity. In my talks with this team of community leaders and by looking at their Facebook page I have seen a group that, without raising taxes, believes more money can be directed to students spending by indexing consultant compensation to performance, by using some the over $5 million the Board of Education has in the bank, and by better negotiating contracts. A team that will fight to ensure funds are spent on students and that will not keep millions of tax dollars parked for no purpose is what Hoboken needs.

From what I have seen of Parents United and Forward Together Hoboken, both groups are made of good people. Our city should be proud to have residents that care for its children and who have stepped up to the plate to put their name forward for consideration by voters. I support Parents United and I look forward to the ongoing conversation that is the school board election season; Hoboken’s children and community deserve no less.


Joshua Einstein

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Mayor Dawn Zimmer endorses Forward Together BoE slate: 1, 2, 4

Earlier this afternoon, the Forward Together BoE slate of Irene Sobolov, Jennifer Evans and Sheillah Dallara received a notable boost with en endorsement from Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer.

The endorsement appeared on the candidate's Facebook page this afternoon.

Mayor Dawn Zimmer (l) holds the BoE candidate tagline 1, 2, 4 on behalf of Forward Together candidates
Jennifer Evans, Sheillah Dallara and Irene Sobolov offering a hearty endorsement.

NJ Governor?

The clamp on the Democratic nomination for NJ governor is heralded as former US Ambassador to Germany, Phil Murphy has all but KO-ed his party opposition north and south.

Mayor Zimmer is hosting the candidate in Hoboken tonight and sent out this announcement earlier:

The BoE forum is slated earlier at the Elks.
Busy night.

Debates over and questions loom is the Republic?

MSV offers snapshot analysis on the last of the presidential debates

Benjamin Franklin, a Founding Father or as the politically correct teach in schools these days, an old white guy, put it appropriately when asked about the future of the rebelling colonies.

To the question, "Well, Doctor, what have we got - a Republic or a Monarchy?"
In reply Franklin quipped, "A Republic, if you can keep it."

Last night, a generally well moderated debate (by current media standards today) saw one "gotcha" question posed to Trump about his solely accepting election results next month.

On the heels of undercover videos showing Democratic political operatives admitting to inducing violence in multiple US cities and widespread election fraud he offered a short answer saying "we'll see."

The media not so secretly in the tank for their candidate Clinton, have taken that open question and tried to say it's a threat to a peaceful transition of government. What it says to the American people who have been belted in the jaw with an education of truths in the last year about the government weaponizing its institutions against them is there will be no concession to speculation in the face of a questionable fair and free election, election fraud and campaign frauds of all kinds, re: rigging the system.

The media forgetting recent presidential history will develop amnesia on Al Gore's challenge in 2000 and raise their collective heads and howl like banshees.

After the debate, Hillary Clinton appeared briefly for a post-debate spin-fest. Behind her on the left is her campaign manager Robby Mook and on the right, her campaign chair John Podesta.

In the last week or so, almost 20,000 of Podesta's emails via WikiLeaks have fueled an inside look on the thoughts on this Republic and what the candidate thinks of Americans.

It isn't pretty. One of those emails, the second in both recent debates came to the fore asking Hillary Clinton what she had to add about her "dream" of "Open Borders?"

Everyone knows the term and its actual meaning but Clinton offered a bizarre answer saying it referred to energy.

It got worse and not just for flippantly mentioning classified information on US nuclear response time.

Trump would later bring up the revelations alleging violence paid for by the DNC, her campaign and point to the series of attacks on Americans using their First Amendment rights to attend political events. It turns out that two political operatives (one married to a Congresswoman) have also made hundreds of visits to the White House since 2009.

Call it your typical Left wing community organizing. Bashing heads of average citizens where attacking police is par for the course. How many police have been shot and killed this year?

Pressed on this with Trump calling out her backing violence against Americans, Hillary Clinton had no answer whatsoever.

To a question about pay to play and her Clinton Foundation discovered taking tens of millions from ISIS funders Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the same: no answer.

Post debate chat on a plane. The usual spin cycle after the debate ended abruptly when a reporter asked about the undercover video showing Democrat operatives admitting to organizing violence at Trump rallies.
End of interview as Hillary Clinton departed denying knowledge.

Next month Americans will go to the polls. As Franklin said, "a Republic if you can keep it."

The undercover video that started it all. The author? He's a young blogger who recruited people to go inside and look in the belly of the beast. Eye opening.


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Forward Together BoE slate asks for your support

Dear friends and neighbors,

The school board majority is at stake this year, and our opposition wants it . . . badly. It’s going to be an intense election in which every single vote will matter!

Let’s not go back, only forward.

Jennifer, Sheillah and Irene have spent years selflessly working to improve our schools. We need to elect them in order to keep building on the steady progress the district is making.

We are looking to raise $5000 by this Friday, October 21, in order to reach as many voters as possible with a city-wide campaign mailer in time for the November 8 General Election. If you haven’t contributed: please, now is the time.

If you’ve already contributed, then we urge you to consider an additional contribution. No amount is too small and every contribution counts in our all-volunteer, grassroots campaign. You can contribute online  or mail a check (payable to Forward Together Hoboken) to Forward Together Hoboken, c/o 515 4th Street, Apt. 309, Hoboken, NJ.

In addition to contributing to the campaign, you can help in lots of different ways! You can  register to vote“like” us on Facebookfollow us on Twitter, put a campaign sign in your window, canvass with a candidate, and tell your friends why it’s important to vote 1-2-4 on November 8th!

Register to Vote: Don’t forget to update your voter registration if you have recently changed your address. The deadline is this Tuesday, October 18th. Forms are available online and the Hoboken Clerk’s Office, 94 Washington Street, is open daily from 9:00am - 4:00pm, and will have extended hours until 9:00 pm this Monday October 17th and Tuesday October 18th to distribute and process voter applications.

Register to Vote By Mail: If for any reason you can’t vote in person on November 8, you can apply to Vote By Mail. To receive your ballot by mail, your application must be received by the County Clerk seven (7) days prior to the election. A voter may also apply in person to the County Clerk until 3:00 p.m. the day before the election.

“Like” Us on Facebook“: Follow the campaign on Facebook and share our Facebook page or our website with your friends.

Follow Us on Twitter:  Follow us for campaign updates.

Campaign Signs: Put campaign signs in your windows to show your support. Reply to this email and tell us how many you need. We deliver!

Canvass with a Candidate: Jennifer, Sheillah, and Irene would welcome your company when they’re out talking to prospective voters. Or take them on a 30-minute door-to-door around your neighborhood or building and introduce them to your neighbors. To accompany a candidate and meet Hoboken’s voters, just reply to this email.

Be a Polling Station Challenger: On election day we need people to ensure polling stations follow proper procedures. Reply to this email to let us know you want to be a challenger.

Get Out the Vote on Election Day: This is the most important thing you can do! We need to make sure voters don’t forget to vote 1-2-4 on Election Day. Just one or two hours of your time on election day will make all the difference in this election. Reply to this email to let us know you can help.

Finally, PLEASE forward this email to your friends and neighbors. Spread the word about Jennifer, Sheillah and Irene!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

DAS PUMP II - It's Alive!

As the scaffold has come down around the worksite of Hoboken's second flood pump underground at Maxwell Place, word is getting out the pump is now operational.

A public recognition of the pump's readiness was mentioned on Second Ward Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher's Facebook page related to communications with North Hudson Sewerage Commissioner Tony Soares.

The final efforts to fix the street shows much progress on that front too. The big win for Hoboken with the second flood pump going live means significant relief for the west side of town around the ShopRite.

Word is we need a good rainfall to test out Das Pump II.

The site of Hoboken's second flood pump. The unofficial word is it's functional and ready to go if need be.
Work is being completed above ground to complete the last part of the project.