Friday, June 18, 2010

ABC: That Hertz-Hoboken car share sure is cool

NBC reports on the first of its kind Hertz-Hoboken car share program

Career Fair tomorrow at the Multi-Service Center

Office of Assemblyman Reuben Ramos announces:

Between the hours of 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM on Saturday, June 19th at Hoboken Multi-Service Center (124 Grand Street), a career fair will be hosted by Assemblyman Ruben J. Ramos, Jr. in conjunction with Hudson County Jaycees, Hoboken Housing Authority, Office of Freeholder Anthony Romano, City of Hoboken, Save the Youth Academy, New Jersey Sate Department of Labor, and H.O.P.E.S CAP, Inc.

Employers who will be attending: Wal-Mart, Plumbers local #24, North Hudson Community Action Corp., U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Aflac, Hoboken Housing Authority, Hudson County Community College, Primerica, Eco Maids,  PNC Bank, Wachovia Bank, The 1080 Group, Army, Viridian Energy Company, Hill & Knowlton , and  People Care 

The career fair is free of charge.

Assemblyman Ruben Ramos, Jr. said, “I’m excited to be a part of hosting this career fair.  As the economy begins to rebound, I want to ensure that local residents have employment opportunities.  Also, it is my contention that employers who are in attendance will find many qualified and motivated individuals at this event.”


Sewage Authority flushed: Michael Schaeffer out

City of Hoboken announces: 

Subsequent to the City Council’s passage of a resolution on June 16th authorizing Corporation Counsel to take actions to remove Michael Schaffer as a Commissioner and Hoboken representative on the North Hudson Sewerage Authority Commission, Corporation Counsel Michael Kates received a letter from Michael Schaffer’s attorney, Corinne Mullen, advising that Mr. Schaffer is resigning effective July 1, 2010.

The Council appoints members to the Authority and will be charged with finding a replacement.

The letter from Ms. Mullen is available at:

Get the latest Hoboken news:

Tim Occhipinti officially in for 4th ward council seat

Last night Tim Occhipinti made it official throwing in his hat for the special election this November for the 4th ward City Council seat.  Appearing last night at Northern Soul, Tim is looking to unseat Mayor's Zimmer's chosen successor for the 4th ward seat she vacated with her election to mayor last November.

Tim has become a fairly common figure at City Council meetings over several months, speaking at several.  Most recently, he joined with third ward residents to speak against the rumored move of the Municipal Garage to the site of the Pino's yard on Jackson Street.  He also has become an attendee of some high profile health fair events sponsored by the HHA at the Mama Johnson field.

The 4th ward special election this November becomes the point of the spear in the contentious 24x7 politics rules the day atmosphere in Hoboken.  With Councilman Michael Lenz currently the fifth vote in the mayor's working coalition, the intensity of the sole election this fall is sure to attract a lot of attention and become a focal point for attacks on the mayor's administration.

Councilman Lenz has been a vocal figure on the City Council, often taking the lead in mobilizing and defending the working coalition's agenda.  His effectiveness along with his storied history in Hoboken politics will add to the heat and intensity of the race.

Here's a video of Tim from his earlier council run in the spring 2009 race.