Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hey, who has been ringing our bell?

Just so our colleague Grafix Avenger who lives down yonder Hoboken way doesn't feel too special as in Special Agent FBI special, there's some special visitors who have come visiting our way too ringing the bell at the stable.  Ding, dong... Mason, what about Beth Mason?

Da Horsey was actually first to officially Welcome the Boys of Summer at a City Council meeting last year and even if it's not quite summer weather just yet, the heroes of our Republic should always feel welcome when they visit the stable or any of our neighbors in Hoboken.

The FBI Criminal Justice Information Systems applying technology on behalf of the Republic.
They describes themselves as "a cornerstone of protecting the nation." 

The Boys of Summer are welcome, they're always welcome.

Grafix Avenger sees interests in a story going back to November last year after the FBI took down the City IT Manager Patrick Ricciardi, the ringleader of a Data Theft Conspiracy:

Councilwoman Beth Mason is seeing some interest but it may not be the type she'd like.
Grafix Avenger notes the interest from the Boys of Summer's criminal justice IS group.

Happy Nightmares minions

Talking Ed Note: This latest FBI activity comes directly after our blockbuster story on the secretive visits by Hoboken411's Perry Klaussen to the remote, obscure office of the IT Manager Patrick Ricciardi on the third floor at City Hall.


How will Tim Occhipinti vote on the Southwest Park Wednesday?

The Southwest Park is a longstanding issue with many grassroots activist hoping over years for an opportunity to add some park space to that area of Hoboken.

Now the the opportunity is finally before the Hoboken City Council on Wednesday.

The ordinance regarding lots of Block 12 requests the powers of eminent domain so the mayor can push through in stalled negotiations on land that is primarily a surface parking lot is before the Hoboken City Council this Wednesday.

That evening the ordinance will be presented and requires five votes for passage to go on to the next step after introduction.  If the earlier vote on the question stands, there are four likely votes in support: council members Cunningham, Marsh, Mello and the Council President Ravi Bhalla.

The fifth vote would need to come from Tim Occhipinti who requested the County's grant of $3,000,000 be reprogrammed for a Southwest Park effort.  Now with the agreement of the council and the Administration, it has and will require the fifth vote to see the plan moved forward.

So what will Tim Occhipinti do Wednesday?

Is the Southwest Park issue catching up?  On Wednesday it is and Tim Occhipinti has to decide if he supports it by voting for the ordinance to push it to fruition in a yes or no vote.  

In a May 11th letter to the City Council, the events, history and background leading up to the meeting are outlined in detail by the mayor: Mayor Memo Southwest Park