Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Congressional Candidate Henrietta Dwyer - "Jobs here, Jobs now"

Congressional Candidate Henrietta Dwyer announces:

Henrietta Dwyer says the 13th Congressional District needs
Jobs Here.  Jobs now.

Recent statistics released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics painted a very bleak picture on the jobs front in the 13th district. Unemployment is well above the national and state averages of 9.5% and 9.7% respectively. Unemployment in Hudson County has reached 11.5 %. In the southern end of the district in Perth Amboy unemployment stands at 17.8%.  Ms. Dwyer issued the following statement on the present situation.
“Washington told us this past summer would be a recovery summer. Instead we are seeing record jobless numbers in city after city across the district.  Those fortunate enough to still have a job, find themselves working longer and longer hours for less pay.  Congress has become a collection of career politicians more concerned with photo ops and distractions than they are with fixing this economy.”
“Washington needs to get back to basics so all of us can get back to work.  We need less scandals and more practical, down to earth, solutions to move our economy forward.  Our district needs the jobs that will only come when Congress decides to support small businesses with pro-growth policies and a clear set of rules. I want to go to Washington to end the confusion and doubt which Congress has created that is wrecking our economy.”
“Career politicians have put this country and this economy on the terrible path it is on today.  Our district and our country need a new direction.  I have an MBA from St. Peter’s and my background is in the private sector.  I know what it will take to bring jobs back and the only special interest I want to serve are the people of this district. My pledge to this district is that I will work hard, work smart and work honorably to represent you in Congress to bring our economy back.”
About Henrietta Dwyer
Ms. Dwyer was born in Jersey City, grew up in downtown Union City, and has lived in West New York for the past thirty-five years.  As a lifelong resident of Hudson County, this district is her home. She received her undergraduate, and Masters Degree from St. Peter’s College and professionally, served as the marketing director of a prestigious New York hospital. She will be campaigning in Hoboken this Sunday at the Arts & Music Festival.

Assemblyman Ramos welcomes national small business lending law

Office of Assemblyman Reuben Ramos announces:


            (TRENTON) – Assemblyman Ruben J. Ramos, Jr. applauded yesterday’s signing of the $30 billion federal small business lending bill by President Obama, noting the broader implications it will have for New Jersey businesses, particularly those in Urban Enterprise Zones, which could benefit doubly if the legislature approves a bill recently introduced by Ramos.

“This federal legislation will provide a tremendous boost to small business loan volume, hopefully giving banks more incentive to lend to businesses in our Urban Enterprise Zones and throughout New Jersey,” said Ramos (D-Hudson).  “I’d like to thank Senators Frank Lautenberg and Bob Menendez and Congressman Albio Sires for their support of this important legislation.”

“This stimulus measure ties in nicely with the legislation I recently introduced to provide tax-free treatment on the interest banks earn on loans to small businesses in Urban Enterprise Zones.  Together, these measures will provide a double incentive for banks to begin freeing up credit to businesses who have been hit hard by the recession,” added Ramos.

Ramos introduced the legislation (A-3243) last week to help combat the “credit crunch” by creating an incentive for lenders to provide loans to businesses within the state’s Urban Enterprise Zones (UEZ).  The bill would permit lenders making loans directly to qualified UEZ businesses to receive tax-free treatment on the interest earned on those loans for five years. 

 “Stimulating the flow of credit is the key to reigniting our economy and sparking job growth.  If businesses can expand, they can hire and we can begin getting people off the unemployment rolls and back to work,” added Ramos.

            Specifically, the bill permits lenders who are subject to the corporation business tax to deduct from their entire net income the amount of net interest received on loan repayments from a qualified UEZ business that is engaged in the active conduct of trade or business within a UEZ.  Additionally, the lenders would be permitted to deduct from their gross income an amount equal to the amount of net interest received the loan repayment.  In order to qualify for the tax deduction, the qualified UEZ business must be located solely within a UEZ; the loan must be solely in connection with activity within the UEZ; and the taxpayer claiming the deduction must not have any equity or other ownership interest in the debtor.

4th ward residents welcome West End Station Restaurant

West End Station --- Welcome to the Neighborhood!

With the West End Station restaurant now open for business, we would like to officially welcome them to the community.  Located in the Sky Club residential building, at the corner of First Street and Harrison Street, the West End Station is the latest creation of Chef Anthony Pino, who has also brought us The Dining Room at Anthony David’s and Bin 14.

As residents of the south-west corner of town, we are extremely excited about this new addition to an area of town lacking in dining options.  The food is a fun hip twist on Chef Pino’s concepts of modern American, with vegetarian and gluten-free options available as well.  The West End Station offers a relaxed atmosphere with beautiful exposed brick, plenty of HD TVs, and a large bar offering fun drink creations and a substantial beer selection.

As members of the Hoboken Democratic and Republican Committees, representing the 4th Ward, 2nd District, we would like to wish the West End Station all the best!  This establishment is truly a great addition to the neighborhood, and we encourage all of our neighbors to swing by, grab a bite and enjoy the atmosphere.  Hopefully this will act as yet another catalyst towards bringing folks together and enhancing our sense of community.

Here’s to much success!

Miriam Pinchevsky & Rami Pinchevsky
Hoboken Democratic Committee - 4th Ward, 2nd DistrictKerry Cowart & Peter Morgan
Hoboken Republican Committee - 4th Ward, 2nd District


City of Hoboken issues weather warning


The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Hudson County until 6pm, September 28th. Additionally, showers and thunderstorms could produce locally strong wind gusts and heavy rain this afternoon and early this evening.

Wind Precautions
High winds are possible in Hoboken this Tuesday, September 28th. Be sure your property (including construction sites) is secure.

Bring in unsecured objects from patios and balconies and secure outdoor objects such as lawn furniture or garbage cans that could blow away and cause damage or injury.

The safest place to be during high winds is indoors. If at all possible postpone outdoor activities.

Watch for flying debris. Tree limbs may break and street signs may become loose during strong wind gusts. Keep an eye toward nearby balconies for loose objects that may fall.

Report downed lines to 201-420-2007 (Hoboken Fire Department) or 911 for assistance. Do not try to free lines or to remove debris yourself.

Avoid anything that may be touching downed lines, including vehicles or tree branches. Warn others to stay away.

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