Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Are you ready to Rock? Maxwell's this Sunday!

Hoboken throws some of the best gatherings and this Sunday the town is throwing a big concert at Maxwell's: Hoboken for Haiti Relief.  A full day lineup splitting an afternoon and evening affair is all set and ready to light it up.  The nominal cost of $10 for individual and $20 for family means it's easily accessible and how can you beat a full afternoon and evening of live music?

The event is a group effort with WFMU, Maxwell's and The Guitar Bar with a family event running from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and a full late day/evening lineup beginning at 5:30 running to 11:00 pm.

Checks made out to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund are strongly urged with the suggested minimum donation of $10.

The early lineup includes:
Students from Be Vocal Music School
Garden Street Children's Choir
Big Jeff & the Bouncy People
The Fuzzy Lemons

The evening lineup co-sponsored by radio station WFMU, Maxwell's and the Guitar Bar kicks off at 5:30 includes:
Glenn Mercer of The Feelies
Smokey's Round-Up
Dakota Davenport & Dan McLoughlin
Abbe Rivers
Jennifer Lampert

...and more

Hoboken for Haiti will also offer raffles, a 50/50, silent bid auctions and more.
See you on Sunday at Maxwell's - 1039 Washington Street on Sunday!

For more information, please email Geri Fallo at hoboculturalaffairs@gmail.com

Photo: Glen Mercer of The Feelies

Judy Tripodi - Attending Budget Workshop Saturday


In response to MSV inquiries, Judy Tripodi announced she will be attending the Budget Workshop scheduled to begin at 9:00 am on Saturday at City Hall.

The Budget Workshop will have each of the town's departments make a presentation on their plans for the upcoming fiscal year.  Councilman Mike Lenz who heads the Finance Subcommittee is leading the process.

In addition, while on vacation last week, details of a police union agreement were detailed by Timothy Carroll at the Hudson Reporter.  Responding to the veracity of this, the fiscal state monitor for Hoboken emailed, "This will all play out and the truth will win out!"

Correction: The comment above by the fiscal state monitor relates to the open issues between Hoboken and the Fire Fire Fighters Association in the letter by the Local 1037.  

Update 3:30: Sources confirm the details of the Hudson Reporter's story on the agreement with the Police union.  Those numbers over the two years previous: increases of 3.9% retroactive and 2.3% this year and next over the four years.

Since this isn't official, it's unclear what the town has achieved on the other side of the ledger other than the change of the insurance carrier and unknown savings.  We'll be looking to confirm and all those details.

Apple Tablet

Let's take the edge off the breaking news for a moment and break a story of a different variety.  Tomorrow Apple will be unveiling their much rumored tablet and speculation has run rampant about it.  Well here's a shot of the little devil.  Or is it?

This little guy would be much easier to lug to a City Council meeting.  Hmmnn.

Related: Other than our lovely photo, Computerworld has the best guesstimate of features.  There's going to be something off the hook about this gizmo though.  Maybe it'll be how you interact with multiple hand gestures and the like but it's going to be pretty feature packed taking advantage of the 100,000 applications now available on the iPhone. And it will smash Amazon's Kindle and other simple e-readers.  It's what Apple does.