Friday, January 3, 2014

Report: Angel Alicea jury adds $625,000 in punitive damages in City discrimination suit

Inconsistent jury verdict piles on the pain adding to earlier $440,000 discrimination decision

Hudson County TV's John Heinis who covered the Angel Alicea discrimination trial is reporting a Jersey City jury in Hudson County Superior Court yesterday added to the cost against the City of Hoboken - now totaling over seven figures!

In the exclusive report, HCTV writes,

"Ex-Hoboken Official Angel Alicea awarded $625,000 in punitive damages. A jury in Hudson County Superior Court ruled that Alicea should receive $625,000 in punitive damage, in addition to the $440,000 they awarded Alicea two weeks ago...."

Mayor Dawn Zimmer issued a statement to Hudson County TV stating:

“I was extremely surprised by the jury's verdict.  I requested Mr. Alicea's resignation because he did not tell the truth to me or to the public and the press about the two meetings that he had with Solomon Dwek.  At each of those meetings he was offered illegal cash contributions.  Despite the fact that he was an experienced Police Lieutenant who served in the Internal Affairs Bureau of the Union City Police Department, he did not report these illegal offers to any law enforcement authorities at the time that they occurred.  

The jury correctly found that I personally did not discriminate against Mr. Alicea on the basis of his ethnicity when I asked for his resignation. This determination is completely inconsistent with the jury's decision to hold the City of Hoboken and its taxpayers financially responsible.  The City is examining all of its legal options and will take all necessary steps to protect the interests of the City and its taxpayers.”

 To see Hudson County TV's complete story, hit the link:

A Jersey City jury at Hudson County Superior Court has ruled for a million dollar payday for former Public Safety Director Angel Alicia.  He had resigned in the face of admitting he held meetings with FBI Informant Solomon Dwek and was also revealed to be a co-conspirant in the massive Date Theft Ring Conspiracy.
The punishment for his crimes?  A million dollar payday courtesy of Hoboken taxpayers. 

Talking Ed Note: Will someone please explain how this guy isn't writing letters from federal prison?

Snowboken prepares for noon inauguration Saturday at Steven DeBaun Auditorium amidst dozens of state and county elected officials

The public is invited to the Hoboken Inauguration Ceremony followed by a Reception

Tomorrow at noon the bells will toll or at least the ceremony to inaugurate Mayor Dawn Zimmer and her council slate of Ravi Bhalla, Dave Mello and Jim Doyle.

The Stevens Institute of Technology is hosting the ceremony at the DeBaun Auditorium at 5th and Hudson Street, 12:00 noon.

The list of elected officials will be long and featured among them both NJ Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker, Congressman William J. Pascrell, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop along with:

NJ Assembly and Chair of the Hudson County Democratic Organization Vincent Prieto
Hudson County Executive Thomas DeGise
All the Hudson County Freeholders
All State Senate and State Assembly Hudson County elected officeholders

A free reception will follow at the Babbio Center Atrium located at 6th and River Street.  Buddy "The Cake Boss" Valastro is attending with dessert and music featured by Hoboken's acclaimed Swingadelic.

Space for the inauguration is limited so please RSVP to

Among the dozens of state and county elected officials expected to attend the Hoboken Inaugural ceremonies Saturday 
is Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop.

Kids First extends swearing-in invite

Kids First announces: