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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

BoE Post Mortem: Let's Move Forward and let the recriminations begin

While the final tallies are not in for the Hoboken election and the BoE race, one Move Forward candidate has conceded and the finger pointing among the Old Guard has begun.

People are angry and bodies are flying right under under the Nazi Truck.

The Move Forward Nazi Truck strolling along in Hoboken last night.  The architects of its five visits are
revealed in a Grafix Avenger story today.  It's of course Beth Mason's money and another 

well known suspect connected closely to its operator.
Based on a story today by Grafix Avenger, the damn has already broken and the chatter is bitter, angry and despondent for the waste of time, energy and money that went into attacking her, MSV and extraneous folks such as council members Peter Cunningham, Jen Giattino with the mayor.

Grafix Avenger lays out all the guts and innards of the Old Guard saying the hands on Nazi Truck coordinators were Beth Mason's long time fishy political operative James Barracato and the person making the rental arrangements Move Forward co-campaign manager Joe Branco.

None of this comes as a surprise to MSV.  Last night seeing the Move Forward TV commercial blasting away as the truck drove around uptown was nothing more than confirmation of what was detailed here from the beginning.

People should note the only denial by Beth Mason in using her allowance money to underwrite the Nazi truck's expensive video productions came via an anonymous political operative's denial to the Hudson Reporter a week back.

Not exactly a full-throated proclamation of innocence by Beth Mason was it?  Maybe some folks should take note of that and ask why she's allowed to behave in such an abysmal fashion. 

Okay here's the insights into the full sordid details of the Nazi Truck and its five visits to Hoboken.  While Da Horsey was a star in two of the five visits that proved no bother unlike the assault on Washington Street, Grafix Avenger details more on all of it and a recording of the attack which we've been legally advised not to release here.

Here's the inside scoop exclusively detailed by GA:

City on trash removal, power & gas restoration, parking, council meeting bumped

City of Hoboken announces:


Advisory: INFORMATION FOR RESIDENTS ON TRASH REMOVAL, POWER & GAS RESTORATION AND PARKING

Tonight’s City Council Meeting will be rescheduled to Tuesday, November 13 at 7pm due to the weather. 

TRASH REMOVAL INFORMATION 
The City has been running 8 to 10 extra garbage trucks every day in addition to the 3 regular trucks in order to deal with the overwhelming quantities of trash. Bobcats and other heavy equipment are being added to deal with the large amounts of trash. At the moment, residents are asked to postpone placing any more trash outside until the impending storm has passed. Further, they are asked delay throwing out bulk items if possible until crews are able to catch up with trash removal. All streets have had trash pickup, however large amounts of garbage continue to be placed on the curb immediately following each pickup as sidewalk space becomes available. If an area requires additional service, please submit a “trash” request via www.hoboken311.org

If you are gutting your apartment, please apply for a container permit: www.hobokennj.org/docs/env/Container-Permit.pdf

Residents are asked to place any storm-generated debris on the public right-of-way: the area of residential property that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole or easement. 

Do not place debris near a water meter vault, fire hydrant or any other above-ground utility. Only debris placed on the public right-of-way will be eligible for collection until further notice. Please follow the normal garbage and recycling pickup schedule. No hazardous waste (including paint). No electronics. 

If all debris is not picked up during the initial pass, please continue to push remaining debris to the right-of-way for collection on subsequent passes. 

POWER & GAS RESTORATION INFORMATION 
Due to the impending storm, the mobile truck providing the phone lines for the Utility Help Line will be relocated and will no longer be operational. If you are without power and/or gas, your home or business may not be able to accept the service, and until it is certified as safe, PSE&G will not restore service. If you still do not have power, or if PSE&G has red tagged your home and shut off gas, please follow this process after calling PSE&G at 800-436-7734 (red tagging does not necessarily mean that new equipment is required, however the equipment must be inspected): 

1. Call a licensed electrician (power) or plumber (gas) – below is a list of contractors that have worked with our office that you may want to consider contacting if you do not have a contractor. 

2. After they complete an inspection and make any necessary repairs, they will let our construction office know (201-420-2066), who will then let PSE&G know to restore power or gas. The contractors on the list are all familiar with the process and our construction office. Due to the emergency nature of the situation, we have cut the red tape and paperwork typically involved in this process to make sure power and gas can be restored as quickly as possible. 

The contractors have been instructed to immediately inform our Construction Code Office once you have been cleared to receive service. Once our construction office receives word that your home has been inspected and is safe, they immediately contact PSE&G to instruct them to restore service. 

NOTE: We are providing this partial list only to facilitate connecting residents as quickly as possible to services needed to restore gas and electricity. This partial list of contractors is not affiliated, endorsed, or approved by the City in any way, nor does the City make any representation or warranties, express or otherwise, in connection with the quality of the services any of them may provide. Residents may use any state licensed plumber or electrician. Licensed contractors who wish to be added to this public list may contact the Construction Office at 201-420-2066. 

Plumbing Contractors 
A&C Plumbing – 201-262-8887 
A&D Plumbing -201-832-7499 
A&J Plumbing – 201-222-9634 
Luongo Plumbing – 201-420-8721or cell 201-390-2686 
Dependable Plmg – 201-863-0770 or 201-481-5069 
Gene Turnois Plmg & htg – 201-653-1847 
AK Plumbing & Heating – 201-261-0264 
A NAS Plmg & htg – 908-355-0150 
AGA Plumbing & heating – 201-943-1772 
AJ Plumbing – 201-222-9634 
JL Plumbing - 201-222-7900 
Quality Plumbing – 201-662-1600 
S&B Plumbing – 201792-1184 
Ed Plumbing – 201-988-5787 
Sal Trippi – 201-206-9256 
Joe M & G – 201-481-4106 
Howard Cook- 201-653-0219 
Aladin P&H – 973-344-2911 
Gamarello Plubmbing – 551-221-0952 or 201-653-6702 
Viggiani Plumbing – 201- 232-0482 
Dependable Plumbing & Heating – 201-481-5069 
Guarini- 201-315-7693 or 201-207-9923 
Steve Purdy – 201-240-6311 
Bruce Zabransky – 201-296-0633 
P & L Plumbing – 732-417-0099 or 732-803-3001 
George Feurtado – 201-882-5278 

Electrical Contractors 
Cirillo Electric – 201-807-1235 
Pegasus Electric – 201-867-7105 or 201-874-7512 
Hoboken Electric – 201-659-0291 
North Hudson - 201-954-7475 or 201-832-7522 
Jerry Keller – 973-775-2590 
Positive Flow Electric – 201-954-1174 
ANJ Electric -201-388-0588 
Beacon Electric – 201-659-4204 cell 201-410-3515 
DiBrita Electric – 732-706-5946 or 201-207-7362 
Apex Electric -973-296-5508 
Premium Electric -201-217-3232 or 732-742-5254 
San Tec – 201-230-2677 or 201-866-3224 
Ralph Arias – 201-403-5555 
AJD – 908-309-4144 
Mauro Caputi – 201-9369092 
Joe Cusati – 201-838-7229 
Joe Cunningham – 914-482-0911 
D’Anna Electric – 201-866-8334 
Delgado Electric- 201-303-0038 
Hill Electric – 201-522-3064 
Haddad Electric – 201-376-5809 
JMG 201-852-5545 
R. Johnson 201-320-0611 
Tony Catanio – 973-344-7708 cell 908-400-6260 
Constantinos parademas -973-882-5568 cell 973-979-4647 
Mike Malfetone – 201-978-2041 
Millennium 201-424-2364 
Monroe electric 201-792-0765 
MV Electric – 201-481-7419 
Mancini Electric – 201-446-3951 
Morgan Kite & key 201-705-2416 
Power Electric 973-390-3174 

Construction Contractors
Marty Anderson & Associates, Inc. - 201-798-0507
Red Construction – 908-868-5840 
Birchtree Construction – 201-600-5409 
Anthony Sacci – 201-424-3611 
PC Construction – 201-532-3553 
Zeeshan – 201-304-4162 
Artisan Design Group – 201-889-6667 
R. Jenny Construction – 212-518-7633 
Sabia Construction – 201-832-9629 
A M Construction – 201-697-7719 
B & M Construction – 201-656-8977 
Jaime Restoration – 201-993-9572 
Jetco – 201-798-3178 
MH Construction – 201-376-5339 
7diamond construction – 201-546-6694 
Platinum Construction- 201-662-9310 
A&A Construction – 201-973-467-4342 
222 Contractors – 201-465-9811 

Architects 
George Weiner – 973-222-8745 
Dennis Devino – 201-988-4907 
Rob Feinstein – 201-294-7278 
Jim McNeight – 201-246-7515 
Frank Minivini – 201-386-0637 
Peter Johnson –201-659-7400 
Dean Marchetto – 201-795-1505 
John Nastasi – 201-653-2577 
Tom McGinty – 201-420-1328 

PARKING INFORMATION 
All parking regulations are suspended through the end of Monday, November 12 (11:59pm). Parking enforcement will resume on Tuesday, November 13 at 12:00am. 

Garage B (2nd St. between River St. and Hudson St) & D (215 Hudson St) are open to the general public – normal rates apply ($5/day through Friday for residential permits only). All residential permit cars must be moved out of the garage by Friday, November 9th at 6pm. The Midtown Garage (HUMC) is closed until further notice except for monthly and hospital employees. 

If your car was damaged in the flood 
All damaged cars must be towed by Monday, November 12. 

If you rent a car 
You cannot transfer your residential sticker or license plates to a rental car. You must apply for a temporary permit. 

If you buy a new car 
You cannot switch the permit unless the new vehicle is registered with the Parking Utility. 

If you buy a new car with temporary plates 
You must apply for a temporary permit. You cannot switch your permit to a temporary plate. 

Buying a car is expensive, owning a car in Hoboken is a burden. If you don’t drive to work, it’s probably cheaper to use Hoboken Corner Cars (car-sharing) instead of owning a car. Information and sign-up link can be found here: www.hobokennj.org/cornercars

All permits and changes can be made through www.hobokennj.org/hpuonline or at the HPU office in the basement of City Hall.
For full details, view this message on the web.

For those with power and gas issues...

From the City of Hoboken Facebook page:

If you are without power and/or gas, your home or business may not be able to accept the service, and until it is certified as safe, PSE&G will not restore service. If you still do not have power, or if PSE&G has red tagged your home and shut off gas, please follow this process:

1. Call a licensed electrician (power) or plumber (gas) – below is a list of contractors that have worked with our office that you may want to consider contacting if you do not already have a contractor.

2. After they complete an inspection and make any necessary repairs, they will let our construction office know (201-420-2066), who will then let PSE&G know to restore power or gas. The contractors on the list are all familiar with the process and our construction office. Due to the emergency nature of the situation, we have cut the red tape and paperwork typically involved in this process to make sure power and gas can be restored as quickly as possible.

Vote totals open with email votes and Beth Mason's $60,000 adventure

It's the day after or the aftermath of the Nazi Truck in Hoboken's BoE race and things are going to be messy for a spell.  In addition to the vote-by-mail absentees and provisionals totaling in four figures, there's also outstanding email votes out.

Anyone who sought an email or fax ballot has until Friday to get it back to Hudson County.  Some people may not even have their ballot as Hudson County was one of several areas in New Jersey to be overwhelmed with requests from displaced person.

Beacon of Evil.  A stanchion with a four headed hydra of blinding lights sits unlit outside the Mason "civic."
It certainly can't be legal to have that there, but with Mason reportedly spending $60,000 for the BoE Move Forward slate, 

it's just another item on a long list of her illegality.  Can someone at least tow that beast away?

So what does it mean?  The vote tallies are not final and while it's not likely the Kids First majority will be overturned, it's possible one seat is at risk and technically the whole race is in play.

If you are part of the displaced who requested and received or is receiving an email or fax voting ballot, it's absolutely critical you follow the procedure to print out the ballot and fill it out and return it promptly by 12 noon Friday!

As Perry Belfiore would say, there's a lot of noise on the ballot.

In addition to the three BoE seats in play, there's the three referendum questions.  The move to November elections appears secure but eliminating the runoff is in question.  Having a runoff election gives the best monied interests the advantage because grass roots candidates as is the case in reform don't have the ability to spend huge sums of money for what constitutes as two elections.

The rent control question is the initiative most up in the air with the narrow difference in the vote totals. While it may stand up in the end, it's not a certainty just as the BoE race itself.

One thing is certain.  There's another open piece to the election with the email and fax vote option.  If you are one of those email and fax voters, your vote may be key to deciding several aspects in the election.

Act accordingly.

Beth Mason speaking on Washington after the assault on MSV Saturday.  
Talking Ed Note: MSV has already gotten some feedback from the other side and as you can imagine the are not taking what looks like impending defeat very well.  Tens of thousands of dollars were invested in a win at all costs strategy to take the second largest public budget in town.

The Old Guard with Beth Mason leading their spending spree, took out a full investment to win early in the year when the BoE election was moved to the fall.  With the change as in the vast majority of NJ moving to the fall, the Old Guard was determined to win the BoE back with its $63 million budget.  At any cost.

Beth Mason is having a bad day.  She's absolutely flummoxed with what's occurring and most unhappy about spending $60,000 of her allowance money for what may be a total failure.  That doesn't include the cost in the strategy to take out MSV and Grafix Avenger leading into the election.  You can add that in when the dust settles.

Frank "Pupie" Raia is not very pleased either.  He's been charged to lead the paper ballot army.
Problems with soggy signatures is said to be a problem there.

The final tally should be in by week's end.

Questions on your email or fax vote?  Contact the Hudson County Clerk: http://www.hudsoncountyclerk.org/