Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Grist for the Mill: You could put Michele Russo on ice

There's still some scuttlebutt out there that Michele Russo's desired county job is not a done deal and  is more than slightly reversible should some pressure be exerted by the public on Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise.

A call to the County Executive's office this morning did not confirm knowledge one way or the other.  The offer to send our call to the county communications office was declined.  MSV is awaiting a call back on the issue.

As part of the whispers, people have been concerned the night supervisory position for Michele Russo would provide her access to all kinds of sensitive documents and election materials, but there's an unconfirmed report she wasn't planning on spending much time there in Jersey City, night time or otherwise.

Da Horsey is going to make a plea here.  You folks do not know your true strength and have yet to exert it.  If even 10% of you made a call to complain, you would burn up the phone lines.

Will you take a couple of minutes and express yourself in a way that absolutely matters?

Here's the number to the County Executive's office. They will transfer you to the personal assistant who is very nice and polite.

Do likewise but be firm.   Lodge your concern and stop this now.

(201) 795-6200.

6th ward Councilwoman Jen Giattino's cleanup call draws over two dozen volunteers

Councilwoman Jen Giattino's family marshaled more than two dozen volunteers on Sunday to tackle the thorny problem of illegal notices posted all over public property.

The effort drew more than two dozen volunteers and although planned as a 6th ward event, the manpower allowed it to spread out further in the Mile Square City.

A utility pole at 8th and Garden Street showed signs of a recent cleaning

The following areas were cleaned up:

Clinton between 3rd and 6th
Willow between 3rd and 14th
Park between 3rd and 8th
Garden between 2nd and 8th
Bloomfield between 2nd and 8th
Washington Observer to 14th
Hudson between 2nd and 14th
8th St. between Willow and Hudson
7th between Clinton and Hudson
6th between Clinton and Hudson
5th between Clinton and Frank Sinatra
4th between Clinton and Frank Sinatra
3rd between Clinton and Hudson
2nd between Garden and Hudson

Councilwoman Jen Giattino commented on the first time efforts saying, "Unbelievably, we were able to clean far beyond the 6th Ward today! I am so proud to be part of such an amazing community."

Most Hoboken residents are not aware an ordinance exists that advertising should not be posted on public property such as utility poles or signs.  The cleanup effort restored much of Hoboken's town character.

Talking Ed Note: Councilwoman Jen Giattino submitted no promotional pictures for this event.  There is no personal website with personal congratulations or promotion.  That speaks louder than anything.

Congratulations to all those who participated showing civic pride in Hoboken.
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Chazin Group holding job search boot camp for Hoboken residents

City of Hoboken announces:

City partners with Chazin Group to empower Hoboken’s job seekers to find their dream job by tapping into the jobless job market

The City of Hoboken is partnering with Ethan Chazin, Hoboken’s compassionate career coach, to offer residents free job search boot camps once per month at the Multi Service Center this fall.

“Now more than ever, job seekers require entirely new set of skills in order to market oneself for career success as job growth remains stagnant,” said Ethan Chazin, the founder and President of The Chazin Group. “By applying the strategies taught in these boot camps, attendees will learn to sell themselves like a product to a select group of ideal potential employers, to greatly improve their job search effectiveness and reduce the time spent looking for employment.”

The job search boot camps are free of charge to Hoboken residents and will be offered the first Friday of every month from 6:30-7:45pm at the Multi Service Center located at 124 Grand Street (between 1st and 2nd Streets), beginning August 5, 2011. Additional dates are September 2nd, October 7th, November 4th, and December 2nd.

For more information on these programs or to register, call Ethan Chazin at (201) 683-3399 or by email at Ethan@TheChazinGroup.com.

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