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Monday, November 30, 2009

BOE Tape Snafu?


With all the big bad news coming out of the BOE recently, you'd think it would be available for viewing on Channel 78.  And if you did, you'd be wrong.


We've gotten multiple contacts from readers expressing anger about portions of the last meeting being cut from the video.  The major parts left out:  the audit presentation, the test score presentation and possible voting after the closed session.  This "random" happenstance seems deliberate and the question is why.


Word on the street is that the Kids First coalition didn't know about it and are taken aback by this.  The old practice of editing, a practice said common by the past administration and prior board is appearing much like the ghost in the machine.


Da Horsey will dig in and attempt to get an answer.





Safety First


After the Thanksgiving holiday it's worth noting there are not one but two meetings related to safety this week.  Tonight's the first, from the release:

The Public Safety Committee of the City Council will be meeting on November 30, 2009 at 6:30 p.m., at the basement conference room at City Hall. 

As some of the issues to be discussed impact residents in Hoboken, I would like the general public to be aware of the meeting and encourage them to express any views they may have on matters to be discussed.  Please consider posting information about this meeting through your respective media outlets.  The Agenda for the meeting is as follows:

1.       Street lighting safety – discussion of concerns relating to PSE&G’s replacement of certain mercury vapor and high pressure sodium street lights

·         Invited participants: Director John Pope, Hank Forrest

2.       Hoboken Fire Department – discussion of bond Ordinance on second reading relating to purchase of fire truck for Hoboken Fire Department

·         Invited participant: Battalion Chief Greene (on behalf of Fire Chief Richard Blohm)

3.       Contract between the Hoboken Housing Authority (HHA) and the City of Hoboken for the provision of security services by the Hoboken Police Department

·         Invited participants: Police Chief Anthony Falco, Public Safety Director Angel Alicea, Carmelo Garcia

Thank you,

Ravi S. Bhalla
Chairman, Public Safety Committee

cc:  Committee Member Beth Mason
       Committee Member Michael Lenz


And the second one is tomorrow on behalf of the 4th ward.  This is a follow up meeting with Police Chief Falco and comes through the effort of Frances Jennings.  A reader noted the information from the original flyer:

Hosted by the Hoboken Community Policing Unit Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Community room of 221 Jackson Street
For Residents of 1st to 6th Sts, from Madison Street. to the Western Boundary.
Presentations On: Burglaries, Traffic & Pedestrian Safety, Bike Safety & Bike Lanes, Light Rail Problems, Vandalism to Auto, & School & Juvenile Problems.


Co-Host- Mayor Dawm Zimmer 4th Ward Councilman Michael Lenz
Also a Police/Community Survey and a Question and Answer Period.