Wednesday, July 14, 2010

BREAKING: Police layoffs in the works

Based on a story filed by Timothy J. Carroll for Hoboken Patch, a plan is underway to reduce the ranks of the Hoboken police department targeting the higher ranks.


Based on the story, the ratio of one officer for every two patrolman would change although the police audit issued earlier this year suggesting a one to four ratio would not be the end point.


From the story:
"A combination of layoff, demotions, and retirements are expected, especially in the upper ranks.


According to two sources in the high ranks, at least four lieutenants and two captains have filed for or are considering filing for retirement this year, mostly due to eligibility, but also motivated by state pension reforms unfriendly to long-serving officers. "


Timothy J. Carroll is a former reporter for the Hudson Reporter.  His work is top notch.


Read the rest:
http://hoboken.patch.com/articles/layoffs-loom-for-police


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Corner Cars - growth quickly doubles

City of Hoboken announces:


CORNER CARS MEMBERSHIP DOUBLES IN 2 WEEKS

The Corner Cars program continues to experience impressive growth and usage just one month after kicking off. To date, more than 200 Hoboken residents have signed up for the city-wide car-sharing program, corresponding to more than 9 members for each of the 25 vehicles currently on the street. The remainder of the vehicle fleet will be placed on the street this week. According to Hertz, vehicle utilization is hitting targets four months ahead of schedule.



To sign up, residents can enter the code “Hoboken” to receive a $75 driving credit to their account and to have two years of the annual membership fee waived ($25 application fee required).

Residents can learn more about the program, how to sign up, see vehicle locations, and read the FAQ at http://hobokennj.org/cornercars.


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City Council Agenda for July 14 Meeting

Update: July 14th - MSV will be doing some onsite reporting for The Hoboken Journal's live coverage of the City Council meeting.  Please join us @ the Hoboken Journal for a long agenda.

You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll scream.  That's Hoboken.

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July 10 -

Here's the complete agenda for the next City Council meeting on Wednesday, July 14th.

There's lots on the agenda including upper Clinton St. closure and Zoning and HHA Board Appointments.

Consider this an open thread on the resolutions and issues of concern you may have in our fair town.  There's also some wailing going on over the exposure of the concocted issue on the pool's scheduled opening on the 19th over at Hoboken.patch.  If you thought the subterfuge on the issue was exhausted with the exposure by Sean Iaquinto,  followed by MSV, Hoboken Patch, the Hoboken Journal and the Jersey Journal was sufficient at least one anonymous politico doesn't think so and wants to point the finger at everyone else saying "shame on you."

True story.

Take a look for yourselves and then ask why there is so little meaningful debate in Hoboken?  Here's a perfect example why:

http://hoboken.patch.com/articles/cool-pool-becomes-heated-topic

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The lead vocal here is actually the brother of Pete Townshend, Simon appearing with Roger Daltry at a live performance.

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