Wednesday, January 29, 2014

NY Times highlights new SandyGate details and "pressure" on mayor and Hoboken

The Metro section of the NY Times is often overlooked but while many disagree with the editorial focus appearing on the front page too often, the metropolitan coverage continues to shine.

While many news outlets are doing short and often inaccurate analysis on Hoboken and the issues surrounding the mayor and the ongoing federal investigation into SandyGate, the NY Times story uncovers new information and efforts between two major developers trying to get a foothold in Hoboken: NJ Transit and the Rockefeller group and and all without the City's or mayor's knowledge.

From the NY Times story:

The State of NJ and the Christie Administration was also making it clear its intent on backing the Rockefeller Group's plans for Hoboken.  In the NY Times article, the pressure is outlined in never before publicly seen efforts not covered in any other media saying:

The article offers more factual unpublished information than anything appearing anywhere else to date.  The full article is available here.

Highly recommended.

Rockefeller Group property owned in northwest Hoboken.  Courtesy the NY Times.

Hoboken Super Bowl Week details for residents and visitors

City of Hoboken announces:


The City of Hoboken will host the Hoboken Huddle at Pier A Park on the Hoboken waterfront the week of January 28 to February 2 leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII. The Hoboken Huddle will feature a 12 foot tall illuminated sculpture of the Roman numerals “XLVIII” overlooking the Manhattan skyline. In partnership with the US Curling Association, the Hoboken Huddle will also feature 3 lanes of curling which will be free and open to the public each day from 10am to 10pm. Vendors will include Pizza Vita, Law Coffee, and the official Super Bowl XLVIII Fan Store which will be open daily at the gazebo at the end of Pier A from 10am to 10pm.

No streets will be closed in Hoboken. The only street closure in Jersey City is 6th Street from Washington Boulevard to Marin Boulevard.

The Hoboken Police Department will be enacting a zero tolerance policy on drinking alcoholic beverages in public, public intoxication, public urination, parking and traffic violations, unruly house parties, pop up parties, and unlicensed vendors. For those visiting the Hoboken Huddle on Pier A, all bags will be subject to inspection. Anyone who observes suspicious activity is asked to report it to the Hoboken Police Department at 201-420-2100.

By Friday evening, the taxi stand will be temporarily relocated to the west side of Hudson Street between Observer Highway and Hudson Place.

An Emergency Operations Center will be open in City Hall from noon to midnight on Sunday, February 2. In order to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all, the following No Parking regulations will be in place:

Effective immediately until Monday, February 3 at 2:00am
·         Sinatra Drive from 7th Street to 11th Street (east)
·         Sinatra Drive from 1st Street to 4th Street

From Friday, January 31 at 8:00pm until Monday, February 3 at 2:00am
·         4th Street (south side) from Washington Street to Willow Avenue
·         River Street (both sides) from Hudson Place to 4th Street
·         Hudson Place (all)
·         Hudson Street (west side) Observer Highway to Newark Street
·         Hudson Street (both sides) 1st Street to 2nd Street

From Saturday, February 1 at 8:00am until Monday, February 3 at 2:00am
·         1st Street (both sides) from Washington Street to Bloomfield Street
·         Newark Street (north side) from Washington Street to Bloomfield Street
·         Washington Street (west side) from Newark Street to 1st Street
·         Bloomfield Street (east side) from Newark Street to 1st Street

Horsey, please raise your right hoof... you promise to tell the truth.. the whole truth... No right hoof Horsey...

... do you promise the testimony you are about to give will be nothing but the truth on Hoboken voter fraud....

Carmelo Garcia announces first week accomplishments in Assembly

To the editor:
I want to take this opportunity to update my constituents of the 33rd Legislative
District on the progress I have made so far with respect to legislation and my
work in Trenton. Since I took office on January 14, I have been working with my
colleagues on meaningful legislation that will have a positive impact on our
I am a Primary Sponsor on the following bills:
A385: establishes a commission to study and present solutions on the disparity in the
treatment of persons with disabilities in underrepresented
A641: imposes uniform restrictions on gifts, outside employment and compensation
concerning the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
A1672: requires youth sports team organizations to implement written head injury
I am also a Co-Sponsor on the following bills:
A2183: Provides corporation business tax credits and gross income tax credits for
qualified wages of certain veterans.
A2184: Requires issuance of one free copy of a veteran’s death certificate to certain
authorized persons upon request.
A2187: establishes pilot program to assist certain veterans with housing modification
and rehabilitation.
I have directed my legislative staff to start working with the Office of
Legislative Services on a legislative package to help job creation and
vocational services for high school students and young adults and a bill to help
increase the New Jersey Affordable Housing Trust Fund.
My first vote was to authorize the creation of the Select Committee on
Investigation. This committee will be looking into the accusations of the
closure of the George Washington Bridge last summer. I am confident that the
committee will be able to determine the responsible parties, hold them
accountable for their actions and make legislative recommendations in order to
prevent any further abuse and incidents in the future.
Last Thursday, I met with Stevens Institute of Technology President Dr. Nariman
Farvardin for a tour of the Campus and to discuss the schools innovations,
current programs and ways how the State and Stevens can work together. Mr.
Farvardin and I have a commitment to higher education and its impact on the
residents of the 33rd district. Mr. Farvardin expressed to Assemblyman Garcia
his vision of Stevens as a place of resources and ideas in the fields of
engineering and technologies.
Abraham Lincoln said “With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can
succeed.” The doors of my office are open and I will be very happy to help and
provide assistance in Trenton and State Agencies, to facilitate any ideas and
proposals that you think will advance and improve our lives. Please feel free to
reach out to me at 201-714-4960 or our legislative email:
Thank you
Carmelo G. Garcia
33rd Legislative District.
Carmelo Garcia represents Hoboken, Union City, Weehawken and parts of Jersey
City in the New Jersey Legislature.