Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Aid for thee, not for me

The AP has reported the following story below.  It's also been covered at the Jersey Journal but somehow they left out the other side of the story, re: how the incoming Governor feels about the millions being doled out to select towns.  (He takes office in a week.)  Gov. Christie has talked about the reality facing New Jersey and the state's deficit of approximately $7-8 billion.  Unlike the Federal government, there is no ability for the state to carry a deficit. Hey, at least they didn't call it a stimulus.

GOP Cries Foul Over Aid to Select N.J. Cities
New Jersey lawmakers agreed to transfer $44 million into a special account for distressed cities, despite objections from Republicans, including incoming Gov. Chris Christie.

Hundreds Get Flu Shot

Hoboken's Office of Public Information reports hundreds of people were inoculated at the City of Hoboken’s H1N1 (Swine Flu) Clinic, which was held at the Hoboken University Medical Center on Monday, January 11th   from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. 

Considering the cold weather we've had of late, that's a qualified success.

14th Street Viaduct Rehab

City of Hoboken announces:


City of Hoboken Plans Community Meeting Regarding
Viaduct Rehabilitation Project

Mayor Dawn Zimmer and the City of Hoboken are pleased to announce a community meeting on Tuesday, January 12th from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at the Elks Club located at 1005 Washington St. to discuss the County of Hudson’s project for the 14th Street Viaduct. Community Development Director Brandy Forbes and Transportation & Parking Utility Director Ian Sacs will join Mayor Zimmer for the meeting.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the 14th Street Viaduct Project. Along with members of the general public, a majority of the City Council may be present and take part in the discussion concerning the Project, but no formal action will be taken. The public is invited to attend to learn more about the project and express any concerns they may have regarding its impact on the quality of life in Hoboken.

A notice of this meeting has been presented to all of the City’s official newspapers at  least 48 hours prior to the time of the meeting, in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et  seq.  Also, this notice has been placed on the bulletin board outside Council Chambers, along with appearing on the City’s website, www.hobokennj.org.