Monday, June 20, 2016

Alleged assassin intending to kill Donald Trump is Hoboken resident!


A man charged with attempting to grab a holstered gun of law enforcement allegedly with the intent to assassinate Donald Trump was arrested Saturday at the Republican candidate's Las Vegas rally.

The alleged perp, Michael Steven Sandford holds a UK drivers license and reportedly came to the US and lived in Hoboken.

According to the federal criminal complaint, Sandford lived in the US for about a year and a half making Hoboken his home. He reportedly drove his black BMW to California before planning his trip to Las Vegas where he admitted he planned to kill Donald Trump.

Sandford, 20, has allegedly said he planned his assassination plot to murder Donald Trump a year ago.

Waiving his Miranda rights, the alleged assassin said he would have followed Trump and made another attempt at his Phoenix, Arizona rally if the opportunity to snag and shoot the presidential candidate didn't present itself in Las Vegas.

Apparently the would be killer drove his 2007 Beamer from Hoboken to California as part of his assassination plan.

This story is breaking hard.

Alleged assassination perp Michael Steven Sandford being led away at the Las Vegas Trump rally on Saturday.

Talking Ed Note: The Washington Times posted its story on the alleged assassin and Hoboken resident just earlier:

They've been followed by the LA Times:

According to unconfirmed reports, Sandford is a UK national and illegal alien who overstayed a visa to the US. A public defender reportedly believes him mentally competent but that he was out of work and recently living in his BMW.

A federal magistrate on Monday ordered Sandford held without bail.

Correction: Sandford is 20 not 19. This story was updated to reflect his accurate age.

Hoboken's new day and the War Horse it rode in on

The Hoboken body politic enters summer in a period of renaissance with the winds of its newest council members in the first and second wards.

Six months after their arrival on to the City Council, first time council members Michael DeFusco and Tiffanie Fisher are breathing new life into what was considered a terminally toxic political environment.

Gone are the days of KKK attacks on other members to overcome objections to redevelopment scams hidden behind official government housing platitudes. 

So too gone, the underwriting of the ugliest of Old Guard political operations.

Hoboken politics wasn't merely considered a contact sport, it saw the politics of personal destruction taken to a new level of toxicity repeatedly using the judicial branch as a political tool for nuclear annihilation.

A War Horse has been in the center of the storm with multiple legal controversies going back to 2010, both civil and criminal frivolous actions.

The rest of this story is MSV Premium and will be emailed to members later today.

HFHA to host workshop on rent protections Thursday

Hoboken Fair Housing Presents a Free Workshop on Rent Protections

Dear Friend of HFHA,

We hope you'll join us this Thursday evening, June 23rd, for a nuts-and-bolts workshop on rent control.

We're calling it "Know Your Rights: Everything You Wanted to Know about Rent Protections but Didn't Know Who to Ask."
The event will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Community Church, 606 Garden Street (corner of 6th and Garden) in Hoboken. Doors will open at 6:30.

We'll be talking about all the things that you as a Hoboken tenant might need to know.  Things like:

-- which kinds of buildings are covered under the Hoboken Rent Control Ordinance;

-- legal versus illegal rents, what a legal rent calculation involves and how to file one;

-- what an OPRA request is and how to file one;

-- how to hold rent-money in escrow;

-- how rent increases, exemptions and surcharges are calculated;
-- the role of the Hoboken Rent Leveling and Stabilization Board;
-- rights and responsibilities of both tenants and owners;
-- who to contact for what, when, and why.
We'll also be discussing Hoboken's rent-control history, the overall context in which we find ourselves still protected by rent control, the importance of creating a tenant movement, and the benefits of membership in HFHA.
And of course we'll be answering all of your questions.

HFHA is a non-profit organization established in 2009.  Through active involvement with Hoboken’s city government and by exposing inequities as they arise, we work to maintain Hoboken’s rent-control protections and we advocate for housing affordability in Hoboken. 
We speak at city council meetings, keep an open dialogue with our Mayor and council people, and do whatever we can to make sure the rights we enjoy today will be in place for the future on behalf of ALL of us, the renters of Hoboken. 
HFHA is staffed by volunteers that have generously donated their time over the years.
Once again, the workshop is free to the public.  Donations are welcome, and are our only source of income.  We encourage attendees to join HFHA. 
We really look forward to seeing you this Thursday evening at the Community Church in Hoboken. 

City cuts ribbon on Newark Street Plaza

The following report comes courtesy of Jeannette Josue of the Hudson County View:

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Freeholder Anthony Romano (D-5), Council President Jen Giattino, other officials and local business owners unveiled the Newark Street Plaza at a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning.

For the complete story, please see the Hudson County View: