Wednesday, July 7, 2010

It's baaack. The full movie - James B, downfall of a wannabe shark

Due to the complaints of outrage about the exposure of a Weehawken political operative and his Hoboken and Hudson County clients, MSV has been forced to remove the original video.  Sorry, just kidding.

Perhaps no story has created such strong feedback albeit of the private nature than this political satire unveiling the dirty deeds of a Weehawken political operative against Hoboken residents.  The howls of laughter can be heard across the whole town.

Due to technical issues, the previous version of the movie was incomplete in its second iteration to fit within youtube parameters.  Now without further comment, here is the soon to be cult classic, "James B, Downfall of a Wannabe Shark," starring James B and Bet Mazin.

James B of Weehawken and Bet Mazin - Downfall of a wannabe shark

Hey James, call me and let's do an interview.


Spain defeats Germany, advances to WC final

Spain has defeated Germany in the semi-finals of the World Cup.  The nation, current European Champions will face the Netherlands in a classic matchup of two mighty soccer giants on Sunday.

The Netherlands defeated Uruguay yesterday 3-2 setting up the European giants this weekend.

This is Spain's first appearance in the World Cup Finals.  The Netherlands was a finalist in 1974 and 1978, losing both to Germany and Argentina respectively.

Kickoff 2:30, Sunday on ABC.

Photo: the party begins in Madrid with Spain's victory over Germany.


Wot no $15 triple fares? Taxi crackdown ensues

City of Hoboken announces:

Rider Complaints Lead to Suspensions and Fines

Just one week after asking residents to report any suspected violations of taxi and limousine policies, the City of Hoboken is suspending and fining two taxi drivers as a direct result of rider complaints.

A widely violated rule requires that there be only one $5 fare per taxi. With the permission of the first fare, a second fare may join, but no more than two fares total are permitted.

Residents who believe there is a violation are urged to immediately contact Jennifer Boehm at the Division of Taxi & Limousine Licensing by calling 201-216-1090 or emailing and providing the time of the incident, the taxi number, and a description of what happened.

On Thursday July 1st, the Division of Taxi and Limousines received an email with a complaint from a Hoboken resident. After the resident entered the taxi, the driver waited for additional fares instead of departing or asking if an additional fare could join. The rider asked to exercise her right to a single fare, and the driver replied that he would drop her off first if she would wait a few more minutes for another fare to join.

On Monday, July 5th, a complaint was emailed to to report that a taxi driver refused to take a passenger to Port Imperial. After informing the driver that he would report the incident, the driver kicked the rider out of the cab and swore at the passenger.

Both drivers will be suspended and issued fines. Drivers who are suspended three times will have their licenses revoked as part ofHoboken’s “three strikes and you’re out” policy.

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Hoboken announces direct message system to residents


The City of Hoboken will utilize a new communications service to send timely, valuable community information directly to residents using the latest technology.

Through the Nixle Community Information Service, the City of Hoboken will publish messages which will be delivered to subscribed residents instantly via cell phone text message and/or email. Residents can sign up at

Messages may include inclement weather and flood advisories, cooling center information, parking restriction notices, traffic and construction advisories, news, and other relevant safety and community event information.

“Residents expect and deserve timely and relevant information,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “We are providing a variety of options for residents to receive important news directly from their government.”

In addition to viewing information on the official City website, residents can also receive information via Facebook, Twitter, and now email and text messaging.

The Nixle service is reliable and free for Hoboken to use.

Messages can be sent specifically to residents registered within as small as a ¼ mile radius of a specific location or the entire City, giving residents the opportunity to receive trustworthy and targeted information. Subscribers can also choose the way in which alerts are received, whether it is by email or text message.

There is NO spam and no hidden cost. Standard text messaging rates do apply.

Residents of Hoboken can immediately begin receiving pertinent information via text message and email by registering at

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