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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

In the aftermath of HHA scandal, Beth Mason political robocalls strike Hoboken

MILE SQUARE VIEW EXCLUSIVE



Be on the lookout for a Beth Mason paid robocall coming your way. Yesterday, the first reports of a Beth Mason funded robocall struck the Mile Square.

As one reader remarked on the call they received yesterday:

"With a real person saying he was calling for Beth Mason... saying we need to do more to protect the civil liberties of Hoboken residents. I hung up at that point from sheer laughter."

We could of course ask Beth Mason to confirm but she won't talk unless it's scripted through her political operatives in an advertising friendly publication.

Beth Mason, a clear and present danger to the free speech of Hoboken residents.


Beth Mason is concerned about civil liberties? Well how about First Amendment civil liberties?

There are five civil liberties protected by the First Amendment: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, freedom of press and freedom of petition.

Do you think suing numerous Hoboken residents does harm to civil liberties? MSV the most commented Hoboken website continues to suffer with numerous residents who only feel safe to do so under the anonymous moniker "guest." They don't want to be subjected to a Mason family funded SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation).

Or does civil liberties only apply to Beth Mason's misguided efforts to oppose a federal meeting properly noticed and open to the public for an Old Guard ally?

The rank hypocrisy of Beth Mason stinks to high heaven.  She's writing family checks doing harm to the First Amendment in Hoboken while bankrolling this latest tone-deaf political operation.


Another Hoboken resident listened to the Beth Mason "This is illegal" poll and flipped the tables on the pollster.
Doesn't sound like Beth Mason can make this case for an HHA connected uptown developer to turn out votes for her in the second ward next year either. Maybe $100,000 in street money will work this time Beth.


Update: Another Hoboken resident gets the Beth Mason "it's an illegal meeting call" and opted to have some fun with the pollster saying of an MSV guess of the call's position, "You hit the nail on the head; meeting was illegal because everyone could not get in."

Really? That's the best scam Beth Mason's paid brain trust can come up with?

The polled Hoboken resident continues:

"... also they said that it was illegal because other police departments had to be called in. I replied to him that if that was the case then are all parades illegal; by calling the other police departments they were protecting my civil liberties.  Silence... I asked him again why the meeting was illegal and they hung up."


CITY OF HOBOKEN RECEIVES APPROVAL FOR LOAN TO BUILD NEW FLOOD PUMP

City of Hoboken announces:


STATE AGENCY APPROVES LOAN FOR NEW FLOOD PUMP

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Loan Will Also Fund City Hall Sustainable Stormwater Improvement Project


The City of Hoboken's application for a low interest loan from the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust, in partnership with North Hudson Sewerage Authority, has been approved by the State of New Jersey. The $11.7 million loan will pay for the construction of Hoboken's second wet weather pump station (WWPS) to be built underground near 11thStreet and Hudson Street. The wet weather pump station will be designed, constructed, operated and maintained by the North Hudson Sewerage Authority (NHSA) on a long-term lease from the City.

“We are very pleased that our application for this critical flood pump was approved by the State,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “The latest National Climate Assessment confirms what we have all been experiencing first-hand -- heavy rain events in the Northeast have increased more than 70% in the last 50 years, and when those downpours occur near high tide, we flood. This pump will help alleviate flooding in Northwest Hoboken, particularly in the area around ShopRite, as part of an integrated four-part ‘Resist, Delay, Store, Discharge’ water management strategy.”

“The partnership between the City and the Authority is an excellent example of how we can work together to solve the critical infrastructure and environmental challenges facing our communities today,” said Dr. Richard J. Wolff, NHSA Executive Director. “We expect the new H-5 WWPS to operate as effectively and efficiently as the Authority’s H-1 WWPS that has significantly alleviated flooding in the southwestern sections of the City.”

The station, which will consist of two 40 million gallon per day pumps with an emergency back-up generator, will be operated and maintained by North Hudson Sewerage Authority. The City is hopeful that if all paperwork is approved, it will be possible to go out to bid for construction in the fall. Construction is estimated to last approximately 24 months.

In addition to the wet weather pump station, the loan will also fund the City Hall Sustainable Stormwater Improvement Project. The aim of the project is to set an example for other city blocks for how to reduce the amount of stormwater runoff that enters the combined sewer system. The project will disconnect downspouts from the sewer and will include vegetated bioswales, a large cistern, community gardens, porous pavers and shade tree pits. The project is estimated to prevent 47% of City Hall's stormwater runoff from entering the combined sewer system and collect an average of 13,122 gallons of rainfall per month.