Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Hoboken Special Council meeting to switch insurance brokers

The meeting has been cancelled.  It hasn't been properly noticed to the public.

Beth Mason in damage control mode for ignoring Monarch Project


Councilwoman Beth Mason was spotted yesterday at the uptown ferry terminal handing out her "news" with a handout claiming the City Council was appealing the DEP approval for the Monarch Project in uptown northeast Hoboken, the second ward.

Not much needs to be noted on this other than the City Council has no legal arm to appeal anything and the City's attorney, Corporation Counsel Mark Tabakin is already working on an appeal to the State on the matter.

Last spring second ward Councilwoman Beth Mason ignored a resident's inquiry who noted her abject silence in a letter to the Hudson Reporter.

This handout refers to a second resolution passed by the City Council on the matter although at the previous City Council meeting Corporation Council Mark Tabakin noted he did not need the resolution to continue with his efforts on behalf of the City of Hoboken.

Beth Mason handed out this flier to anyone who would take one at the ferry yesterday.

Talking Ed Note: As MSV predicted, the ceremonial second resolution passed in City Council would be used by Beth Mason as part of a damage control campaign for her ignoring the issue last year.

The only question remaining is when does she have Hoboken411 chime in?

Hoboken's City Council has the same authority to make an appeal to a State of NJ agency as it has to negotiate with private entities such as the hospital - zero.

Which of course doesn't stop Beth Mason from pumping out false information saying the opposite.

T.E.N 2: MSV has added a petition on the top right of the home page you can sign to keep abreast of developments on the grassroots citizens battle against the Monarch project.  You may sign either by name or anonymously if you choose, but either way you will receive updates via the email of your choice.

NJ Attorney General Paula Dow to speak at Temple Beth-El Friday night honoring Martin Luther King


Temple Beth-El of Jersey City, NJ announces it will be hosting an interfaith Shabbat service in memory and honor of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Friday, January 13, 2012, at 7:45 pm.  The featured speaker will be New Jersey Attorney General Paula T. Dow.

NJ Attorney General Paula Dow visited Hoboken speaking at the 10 year 9-11 service held at Pier A.

Attorney General Dow was one of the first Cabinet appointees by Governor Chris Christie, and she assumed the position in early 2010.  The 27th annual service and tradition at Temple Beth-El is expected to be attended by other elected officials, as well as many Jersey City religious and civic leaders.  Rabbi Debra R. Hachen and Cantor Rebecca Joy Fletcher will conduct the service, which is open to the public.  Refreshments will be served following the service.  

For more information, call the Temple office at 201-333-4229.

More Information About New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow:

Paula Dow, one of the first Cabinet appointments announced by Governor Chris
Christie, assumed the position of Attorney General in early 2010. She previously served for six years as the Essex County Prosecutor, the state’s largest and busiest prosecutor’s office. Prior to becoming Essex County Prosecutor, Attorney General Dow served for many years with the U.S. Attorney’s office. From 1994 to 2003, she worked in Newark in the U.S. Attorney’s Office-District of New Jersey. There, she served as Counsel to then U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Christie and prosecuted cases in the Special Prosecutions Division, as well as the Criminal Division. Dow also served in the U.S. Attorney’s Office-Southern District of New York from 1987 through 1994, where she prosecuted and defended cases in the Civil Division.

Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Attorney General Dow worked from 1980 through 1987 as an attorney for Exxon Company, U.S.A. In that capacity she advised clients on exploration and production, environmental and labor matters, and regulatory compliance issues. Dow earned her B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College in 1977 and her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1980.

More Information About Temple Beth-El:
Temple Beth-El is the Reform Jewish congregation of Jersey City, across the Hudson River from New York City, with an impressive 1920's-era synagogue. A member of the Union for Reform Judaism since 1914, Temple Beth-El was founded in 1864 on York Street in downtown Jersey City. In 1925-6, the small, liberal congregation moved its beautiful Moorish-style synagogue on what is now the corner of Harrison Avenue and Kennedy Boulevard. The temple serves families from a half-dozen cities along the Western bank of the Hudson. Interfaith, multi-ethnic, single parent, gay and lesbian individuals and families are warmly welcomed. Contact for more information.

Talking Ed Note: It's unclear if the NJ Attorney General has officially surrendered her position but as of the time of this release, Temple Beth-El retained its application.  

MSV is looking into more on the bending of NJ law on the matter of Maureen Sullivan.  Stay tuned for the investigative report.

Update: Today was the day for the new acting AG to be made the official NJ AG.  Ray Smith has that story up the Hudson Reporter.

Jeff Chiesa a confidante who has worked closely with Gov. Chris Christie also served seven years 2002-2009 at the US Attorneys Office in Newark.

Congratulations and Godspeed!