Sunday, November 6, 2011

Former Public Safety Director Angel Alicia charges racial discrimination against City

In a civil suit complaint on behalf of former Public Safety Director Angel Alicia, a lawyer is charging racial discrimination against Mayor Dawn Zimmer and the City of Hoboken.

The complaint obtained by MSV lays out a number of charges leading into his April dismissal when Mayor Zimmer stated she learned of his meeting with FBI Informant Solomon Dwek on two occasions. The discovery is said to have led to his resignation.  The suit however doesn't mention the meetings with Dwek as a factor.

Former PSD Angel Alicia at a City Council meeting

The complaint details a number of issues while Alicea held the role of Public Safety Director many of them involving what he claims was resistance to renewing random drug testing in the Hoboken Police Department.

Alicea claims he later overcame the objections by Police Chief Anthony Falco going directly to the insurance company for details showing four police officers obtained prescriptions for human growth hormone (HGH) at a cost of $66,000.

In a story on Hoboken Now, Police Chief Falco declined comment calling the issue "an internal matter."

At the close of business Friday, the City of Hoboken could not confirm receipt of any complaint on behalf of the former PSD.

The complete complaint will be published here after it is sent first to MSV Premium Subscribers.

MSV has reviewed the complaint.  More to come.

Subscribers who don't receive an email with the attached complaint should email

Gardiner for Freeholder Candidate Literature available for pickup

Campaign Literature Available for Pickup for Kurt Gardiner for Freeholder Tonight and Tomorrow Night!

Thanks to my supporters so far that have been getting the word out about my candidacy for Freeholder this Tuesday November 8th. Vote Kurt Gardiner column C Row 6 for an end to business as usual and more services and lower taxes for Hoboken and Jersey City Heights residents!

I have literature that has been produced and attached here for your downloading convenience. I also have many 5X7 campaign post cards that you can pick up at 807 Garden Street Apartment 6 at the following times:

  • Sunday November 6th 6pm-9pm
  • Monday November 7th 8pm-10pm
My full address is 807 Garden Street Apt 6 Hoboken, NJ 07030.

My email is if these times don't work for you. 

Gardiner for Freeholder 8X11 flier:

Gardiner for Freeholder 5X7 cards front:

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Note: If you print out any significant amount of literature above provided please keep track of the cost and email me at with a receipt attached for reimbursement from my campaign funds as an in-kind contribution. If  you think your copying costs will go over $50 let me know so I can keep track of costs.  It is is very important that my campaign do things by the book.  My campaign is about leading by example. My opponent filed his 29 day report on November 4th. Not a good example of following the rules. Yet another reason I am running for office. 

Below are pictures of 5x7 campaign cards that I produced. Kudos to Mimosa Digital on Washington Street for turning this print job around in one day! They are awesome and very customer focused.