Monday, March 9, 2015

City: Crime & Ambulance Calls at All-Time Lows for Hoboken St. Patrick's Day


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Monday March 9, 2015

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Community: Crime & Ambulance Calls at All-Time Lows for Hoboken St. Patrick's Day

Dear Horsey & MSV readers,

Since the Hoboken St. Patrick’s Day parade was last held in 2011, there has been a dramatic reduction in crime during the annual St. Patrick’s Day event, an event organized by various Hoboken bars and restaurants. This year there were 39 ambulance calls, a 58% reduction since 2011, 11 arrests, a 68% reduction since 2011, and 95 summonses issued for quality of life violations such as open containers and urinating in public, a 68% reduction since 2011. Five bars received tavern sheets: two for assaults, two for overcrowding, and one for a medical issue.

“A big thank you to the Hoboken Police Department, Fire Department, Office of Emergency Management, Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Community Emergency Response Team, Parking Utility and sanitation team,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “There has been a huge drop in crime and quality of life issues and a reduction in public safety costs since the last year of the parade in 2011. In addition, the Police Department received only three calls regarding house parties this year. I especially want to thank Chief Ferrante for his proactive and cost-effective policing approach and Lieutenant DeTrizio and Sergeant Aguiar for their quick action that saved a man’s life in an unrelated suicide attempt that night.”

“Ambulance calls and arrests are at all-time lows - strong indications that instances of major fights and dangerous intoxication are greatly reduced,” said Police Chief Kenneth Ferrante. “Instead of having to react to fights and other emergencies which take officers away from their assignments, they could stay at their posts and focus on proactively controlling crowds. As a result of the decreased amount of arrests, large fights, and persons going to hospitals which takes officers off the street, more officers were able to focus their attention on quality of life issues.”

BENCH SLAPPED EXCLUSIVE: MAYOR ANTHONY RUSSO'S ALLEGED CORRUPTION

The following is part of public emails submitted in evidence in the Bajardi v Pincus litigation in Hudson Superior Court. MSV has no knowledge as to whether the alleged evidence exists to support the allegations in the e-mail or whether they are true or false. It does reflect however, the kind of information shared between Hoboken411 blog owner Perry Klaussen and Lane Bajardi. Most of the political ghostwritten content on Hoboken411 was Lane Bajardi's work and evidenced in discovery.



 
$8 MILLION IN FUNDS ALLEGEDLY STOLEN BY MAYOR RUSSO FOR WASHINGTON STREET IMPROVEMENTS?
 
In the latest episode of the BENCH SLAPPED series, Hoboken's colorful corruption history is highlighted in a public email obtained in the Bajardi v Pincus litigation as seen in an original email between Lane Bajardi and Hoboken411 blog owner Perry Klaussen.
 
Later that May, Bajardi and Klaussen would team up publishing a favorable Michael Russo story as the Russo faction, corruption warts and all is intimately aligned with Councilwoman Beth Mason. The alleged sordid corruption revealed in this email would remain buried as Hoboken411 deployed its continuous stream of propaganda at Mile Square residents with its primary aim of advancing Beth Mason's political career.
 
The email highlighted below is a true and partial email from March 18, 2011 between a Hoboken resident, Perry Klaussen of Hoboken411 and Lane Bajardi. The Hoboken resident's name and identifying details are redacted for legal reasons.
 
Lane Bajardi was thee years long author of almost all ghostwritten political content on Hoboken411 until the FBI arrived in late May 2011 and began investigating the massive Data Theft Conspiracy (DTR) out of the Hoboken mayor's office.
 
The reference to benefits is the revelation of illicit City of Hoboken medical benefits coverage to Anthony Russo uncovered in an audit by Mayor Zimmer's administration and reported in a March 2011 MSV exclusive report. Of course Lane Bajardi never wrote that story for Hoboken411. That corruption illuminated would be more than a little counterproductive to Beth Mason.

 
 
A widely circulating rumor over many years in Hoboken lore is illuminated as the email continues:
 
 
Former mayor and convicted felon Anthony Russo outside Hoboken City Hall, July 1, 2011.