Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Democrat convention star: Wikileaks emails

Wikileaks DNC email revelations prove costly in Sanders supporters blowback

You can't dress up an email and have it dance around a guarded walled off stage but if you could...
Hillary Clinton certainly wouldn't but had to live with it even as she appeared on 60 minutes over the weekend denying any knowledge about the Wikileaks DNC emails.

The email revelations or at least some of them began appearing on a Bernie Sanders Reddit page from among approximately 20,000. Staffers contemplated using Sanders religion or was it his alleged lack of belief to southern Democrats among other less than comforting political strategies to see him undone.

The Sanders supporters were not soothed as their day of rage was felt throughout, both inside and outside the convention center. NBC's Meet the Press host Chuck Todd called the day "a mess" and protests began at breakfast. First, the DNC chair Debbie what's her name was blasted by Democrat delegates at a breakfast and after being booed repeatedly had to have security escort her through a side exit. She was fired at convention's end and then immediately hired by Hillary Clinton. There must be a message there on being rewarded for your dirty work but most of the eMedia avoided it.

Bernie Sanders at an early appearance tried to tell a crowd they needed to vote for Hillary Clinton. They booed vociferously. It was Booing Night Out at the Democrat convention and nothing would assuage the outrage. Here's Bernie Sanders' first appearance at the convention and his attempt to get voters to support Hillary Clinton.

One unconfirmed report claims Sanders traded a Hillary Clinton endorsement for a campaign plane with staff, party platform planks (paid for courtesy of the DNC) and a Tuesday night convention speaking spot. His campaign hasn't denied the memo detailing it.

Up next at the boo birds convention: Nancy Pelosi. Then the actual convention proceedings with the mention of Hillary Clinton interrupting the first speaker who mutely stood by as the boos rained down on her head.

It was only the beginning. The catcalls continued raining down on other speakers. On the receiving end, TV actress Eva Longoria who said Texas belongs to Mexico which didn't see complaint but her urging votes for Hillary Clinton did. Senator Elizabeth Warren unleashed a torrent of attacks on Donald Trump but the crowd chanted at one point its disapproval with "We trusted you!" One heckler screamed Warren had betrayed them for a "bowl of porridge." More chants followed with "Goldman Sachs" not one she probably enjoyed.

Michelle Obama gave the best received speech and included some odd remarks about slaves building the White House. Besides that being a surprise to the actual builders and artisans, many of Scottish and Irish heritage, painters did include slaves and were reportedly paid paltry wages. Echoes of real present day slave labor employment pay encouraged across the border doing sizable damage to black and Hispanic workers. No one will address the real impact on one side of the aisle.

Reports Bernie Sanders signs were being taken away led to some nifty alterations to astroturf signs handed out.

A delegate makes her true message known changing the platitude of her sign reading
"Stronger Together" to "Stop Her."

More than a few delegates opted for silent protests using tape over their mouths with the message,
#Silenced by DNC.

More delegate sign alteration with "Stop Her" message combined with "Trump's going to win."

Thursday night should prove interesting.

Updates from Hoboken City Council President Jen Giattino

Hoboken City Council President Jen Giattino announces:

Greetings Neighbors:

Hope your summer is everything you want it to be and you are managing to stay cool through these soaring temperatures.
Just wanted to stay in touch with a couple of events and some info ... 


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The Hoboken Police Department
Stevens Police Department
will be hosting 

“National Night Out in Hoboken”
Location: Church Square Park 

Time: 5pm until 9pm

Click HERE to visit the City of Hoboken website to see all the different programs available or... jump straight to REGISTER 

Thursday, Aug. 25th, 2016
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Walkway along Sinatra Drive 
btwn. 1st & 2nd Streets

Tickets are:
$25 for adults
$10 for children 12 & under
$15 for seniors
$250 To reserve a table (seats 10 people) 

Seating is limited, so buy tickets early.

Ticket includes:
4 kinds of pasta, meatballs, sausage, eggplant parmigiana, salad, bread & Italian desserts
and featuring performance by Zack Alexander (2016 Sinatra Idol Winner)

Wine, beer, water and soda will also be available at additional cost sold to raise funds for the Hoboken Ambulance Corp. Outside alcohol is not permitted. Coolers will be checked at the entrance.

Tickets can be purchased at: 
City Hall, 94 Washington St. on the 2nd floor from the Cultural Affairs Office, 
94 Washington Street

Only cash or money orders will be accepted.
Tickets being sold until TBD.
No tickets will be sold at the door, night of the event.

For more information, call 201-420-2207 or gfallo@hobokennj.org


When work resumes, construction will be done overnight. 

Sunday thru Thursday 8pm-6am and Friday 10pm -8am

During the summer months, there has been an increase in bicycle thefts throughout different areas of Hoboken. The Hoboken Police Department offers the following tips to protect your bike: 
  • ALWAYS LOCK UNATTENDED BICYCLES. Lightweight cable or chain locks do not provide adequate security in most areas. Use a heavy duty U type lock. Do not protect a $1000 mode of transportation with a $10 lock
  • For the greatest theft deterrence, use two locks such as a U-lock and a locking cable. The longer it takes a thief to get through your bike security, the less likely your bike will be stolen
  • Lock to a fixed, immovable object like a permanent bike rack. Be careful not to lock to items that can be easily cut, broken or removed. Be careful that your bike cannot be lifted over the top of the object to which it is locked
  • Properly secure bicycles in garages or storage units
  • Remove or secure any bicycle components and accessories that can easily be taken
  • Observe individuals loitering near parked bicycles, even if the bikes are locked. Call the Hoboken Police Department at 201-420-2100 to report suspicious activity and provide a good suspect description. 

A thief with the proper tools can steal a bicycle in under a minute. Bicycles have been taken from bike racks and outside residences, while secured to gates. To help combat these thefts, the Hoboken Police Department urges residents to keep bicycles inside their homes whenever possible and not outside the gates or inside their garages unsecured. When a bicycle needs to be locked outdoors, always use a lock and chain of the highest quality and lock the bicycle in a well-lit place with high foot traffic. 

Anyone who observes individuals loitering near parked bicycles is asked to call the Hoboken Police Department at 201-420-2100 to report any suspicious activity and provide a good description of the suspect.

The Hoboken Police Department uses the National Bike Registry to help bicycle owners recover their bicycles in case of theft. Bicycle owners can visit the Police Department to complete a bicycle registration forms which will be kept on file. Bicycle owners should bring their bicycle serial number(s), descriptive information (frame size, color, make, etc.) and purchase receipt (if available) to complete the registration.


 Mon. July 25 –  Star Wars: The Force Awakens  (rescheduled to August 29th)
Mama Johnson Field 4th St. bet Jackson & Harrison St.

Wed. July 27 –  Jurassic World 
7:30pm  – Performance by singer  / songwriter  Mya Hansen 

Wed. August 3 –  Minions  7pm – My Gym Hoboken will start the night with a free demo for children!

Wed. August 10 – The Peanuts Movie 
7pm – Preschool of Rock will start the night with a musical performance for the whole family!

Wed. August 17 – Inside Out

7pm – My Gym Hoboken will start the night with a free demo for children!

Schedules are subject to change.
In case of heavy rain, film presentation will be canceled.
Assisted listening devices available upon request with 3 weeks advance notice.

For further information call Geri Fallo (201) 420-2207.

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Thank you to all the members of the public for their input...
Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions,


Jen Giattino