Monday, July 20, 2015

Can't stand it, can't stand it, can't stand the heat

City of Hoboken announces:


The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory through this evening, and heat index values may reach near 100 degrees.  The City of Hoboken has opened two cooling centers at the basement conference room of City Hall, 94 Washington Street and at the Multi-Service Center, 124 Grand Street until 6 pm tonight.  Both centers will also be open tomorrow from 12 pm until 6 pm.  
Residents are urged to check on their neighbors, especially the elderly and those with disabilities and to consider the following heat-related emergency safety tips:

 ·        Stay indoors in air conditioning as much as possible
·         If you do go outside, stay in the shade
·         If your home is not air conditioned, spend at least two hours daily at an air conditioned mall, library or other public place
·         Wear sunscreen outside, along with loose fitting light colored clothes that cover as much skin as possible
·         Drink water regularly even if you are not thirsty. Limit alcohol, and sugary drinks which speeds dehydration
·         Never leave children or pets alone in the car
·         Avoid exertion during the hottest part of the day
·         Take a cool shower or bath
·         Be a good neighbor, check on elderly and people with disabilities who may need assistance keeping cool


PolitickerNJ: Six questions for fourth ward council candidate Dana Wefer

PolitickerNJ shared some Q&A with Hoboken fourth ward council candidate Dana Wefer who also is chair of the Hoboken Housing Authority.

A sample of their conversation reveals some distinguishing factors Wefer feels work in her stead against incumbent Timmy Occhipinti and 2013 mayoral candidate Ruben Ramos.

In the article, Wefer explains why she feels Occhipinti has come up short on several fronts and why Ruben Ramos would similarly act in shortchanging fourth ward residents.

She boldly predicts she will have the backing of Mayor Dawn Zimmer, herself a formidable candidate who came out of some memorable slug fests in 2007 against hometown favorite Chris Campos.

Could Hoboken be seeing history repeat itself?

Dana Wefer excelled at uncovering and rooting out
questionable practies detrimental to the Hoboken Housing
Authority. Now she wants to deliver for the fourth ward
in the Hoboken City Council.

The PolitickerNJ full interview with Dana Wefer is available at:

Michael Russo is in it to win... 5th ward?

It's summer in Hoboken meaning the November elections for six of nine City Council seats is not high on the list of resident concerns.

For those looking to get on the November election ballot for city council however, it's nothing short of election season. The petition frenzy officially is underway with some candidates sending out juvenile hordes to get required registered voters in their ward to satisfy the August 31st deadline.

Councilman Michael Russo, a lifelong resident of Hoboken may need to get a ward map for his campaign workers. According to residents, teeny-boppers are knocking on their doors asking for signatures to get him on the ballot for November.

The only problem? The residents live in the fifth ward.

For someone with his street smart savvy, a map with the ward lines might come in handy before sending the youngsters on their rounds. Apparently, they have wandered across enemy lines into the fifth ward, the current council territory of incumbent Councilman Peter Cunningham.

Cunningham's constituents in the fifth ward report receiving the odd visitations from teens requesting they sign the third ward petition for Councilman Michael Russo.

Talking Ed Note: None of this July summer entertainment would even be possible without November elections.

Release the hounds!