Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Community: Rebuild by Design Schedule

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Tuesday April 12, 2016

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Community: Reminder: Invite to City-Wide Rebuild by Design Community Workshops - Tonight, April 12, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Dear Horsey,

Members of the public are invited to attend a design focused community meeting for the Rebuild by Design Hudson River project. For the convenience of residents, three meetings will be held at different locations throughout the City including the Multi-Service Center, the Hoboken Housing Authority, and the Elks Club. The meetings will focus on asking the community for input on design elements and amenities that may be incorporated into the project. 

“The ultimate design for this project will reflect the input from the community,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “I know some residents are concerned about how the flood protection measures will look, but these workshops are opportunities to participate in the design process and directly influence the final plan. It is important for residents to know that this is the beginning of the design process and your voices will continue to be a very important part of creating the final flood protection measure.” 

Community Workshop with Citizens Advisory Group
Thursday, April 7th
Multi Service Center
124 Grand St., Hoboken

Community Workshop - Drop in Session
Tuesday, April 12th
Adams Gardens (HHA Senior Housing)
220 Adams Street, Hoboken

Community Workshop - Drop in Session
Thursday, April 14th
Elks Lodge
1005 Washington Street, Hoboken

Community Workshop - Drop in Session
Thursday, April 28th
6:30pm-8:30 pm
St. Lawrence Church Community Room
22 Hackensack Ave, Weehawken

In addition to these community meetings, Mayor Zimmer and the City’s Rebuild by Design team are available for smaller neighborhood meetings to further discuss various design ideas and receive community input. Please email Vijay Chaudhuri, Mayor Zimmer’s Chief of Staff, at vchaudhuri@hobokennj.gov to schedule a meeting.

To subscribe to receive email updates from the State DEP about the project, visit: http://www.nj.gov/dep/floodhazard/rbd-hudsonriver.htm.

As a follow up to the community meetings, residents are also invited to provide written feedback to: rbd-hudsonriver@dep.nj.gov or by mail to Dennis Reinknecht, RBD Program Manager, Office of Flood Hazard Risk Reduction Measures, 501 East State Street, Mail Code 501-01A, PO Box 420, Trenton, NJ 08625-0420.

Please also copy rbd@hobokennj.gov on feedback or design ideas, so the City is aware of the correspondence from residents sent to the State.

Funerals and the Ice Follies starring Richard Mason

Theater of the political absurd returns to Hoboken 

The political environment in Hoboken is known for its historical harshness.

The "On the Waterfront" brutality on the docks with rugged longshoreman and ruthless mob control has been co-opted by strollers and kinder political fare in recent days. Hoboken council meetings of late could fit right in with ones in Summit or Franklin Lakes; the Mile Square has traversed a long way.

Contrasting further, the divide between the centuries show that when it comes to a dividing line; bats, sticks and fists are replaceable with a judge's gavel using the courts as a tool for similar violent ends discouraging residents from applying their First Amendment rights.

It all starts with a checkbook.

Grafix Avenger, the Mile Square's resident satirist breaks it down sharing the mirth of combining ice prancing and relatives dropping dead. It's the death du jour time of the season brought to you courtesy of North Jersey's best satirical humorist.

So with that, here's the latest GA incarnation and just what Hoboken needs: funerals on ice.

How do you combine utter vanity with death and ice prancing?
Look, if there's a wallet and a fool, there's a way.

Moving on to another local story burning up the presses at the Hudson Reporter, the weekend rag dug deep to come up with this one: one man's title purchase of a NYC camping outfit.

Give the Hudson Distorter credit, when they are bought at least they stay bought. That says something these days although I'm not sure what.

Grafix Avenger has all the details for what it's worth. We're not sure how relevant any of it is beyond the purchase itself.

Richard Mason: latest purchase not an oil painting of self
over the mantle in the living room. 

Some anonymous Grafix Avenger commenters are diving right into the recent absurdity.
Oh and how they dive in.

  • Riddle: How many boy scouts does it take to underwrite a slapp suit in Hoboken?

    A: Just one!

  • The Boy Scout's Law, as interpreted by one who has lost their moral compass in the tall weeds of life's ethical challenges:

    TRUSTWORTHY - nope; not by a long shot.
    LOYAL - to a fault - your own.
    HELPFUL - in bringing down a hospital and suing neighbors.
    FRIENDLY - ...meh.
    COURTEOUS - toward those who may redeem one's character.
    KIND - one of, thank god.
    OBEDIENT - to "she who must be obeyed".
    CHEERFUL - grimace.
    THRIFTY - another word for cheap.
    BRAVE - enough to appear in public.

    And the band played on.

    Talking Horse Note: MSV's publishing comments on another Hoboken website is neither an endorsement nor agreement with the expressed written opinions of commenters there.  

    That's what subpoenas are for.