Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Coffee with a Cop: tomorrow morning La Isla 25 12th St

City of Hoboken and Second Ward Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher announce:

"Coffee With A Cop"! Please join us on Wednesday, October 5th from 9:00am to 10:30am. We will be at La Isla Uptown, located at 25 12th Street at the corner of Maxwell Lane. I will plan to be there a little early to have some of La Isla's amazing Stuffed French Toast so please feel free to join me! http://laislarestaurant.com/menu-uptown/#breakfastut
Coffee with a Cop brings police officers and the community members they serve together – over coffee – to learn more about each other, to discuss issues, and strengthen community ties.
I will proudly join at the meeting: Chief Ken Ferrante, Captain Tory Pasculli, Lieutenant Scott Hochstadter, Sergeant Steve Kranz, and Detective Ed Lepre, along with our Mayor Dawn Zimmer.
Everyone is invited to discuss any law enforcement or policing issues at the local, regional or national level in an informal setting. The Hoboken Police Department will provide coffee and pastries.  #ourhoboken#ourHPD #CoffeeWithHPD #LaIslaForBreakfast

Parents United kickoff

The Parents United candidates: Jessica Nelson, Francis "Chipper" Benway and Jennifer Rossini are planning a kickoff event later today at Biggie's Clam Bar, 42 Newark St., 6:00 pm.

Council members Bhalla & Cunningham: come see us and the BoE candidates

From the desk of Councilman Peter Cunningham:
Dear family, friends and neighbors, 

The election season is upon us from the national to the local level next month, and it's time to focus on Hoboken.  While the national elections tend to take center stage, the local elections is where you can truly make a difference as every vote counts.  I have always encouraged my constituents to be an informed voter by reading up on all the candidates, attending candidate forums and meeting the candidates at every opportunity.  

I am supporting the "Forward Together" candidates for Hoboken School Board because they are a smart well informed team comprised of two incumbents Jennifer Evans and Irene Sobolov, and newcomer Sheillah Dallara.  She's not really a newcomer.  Sheillah ran a great campaign last year and did a terrific job at the candidate forum.  

This is a hard working team demonstrating leadership and overcoming great budgetary challenges to move our Public School District forward.  We can be proud of their progress and the impact they have had on Hoboken's overall success.  Families are staying and attending our public schools.  

This Thursday come out and meet these candidates.  Join me and my council colleagues Ravi Bhalla, Jim Doyle, Tiffanie Fisher and Jen Giattino at their kick off at Ganache at 1500 Hudson Street at 7pm.  Thanks, Peter

From the desk of Councilman Ravi Bhalla:

Dear Friends and Neighbors –
While much of our country is focused on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, I write to bring your attention to something more local, where your vote can actually make a difference for Hoboken on Election Day this November.  In addition to the presidential election, on November 8th there is a school board election for three seats on our Board of Education.
I’m proud to be endorsing the Forward Together Hoboken team - Jennifer Evans, Sheillah Dallara, and Irene Sobolov in this important election, and I hope you’ll join me! Having dedicated, qualified, intelligent people on the school board is crucial to continuing the progress we’ve seen in our schools, and I trust their leadership and decision-making abilities to make an even better public school district in our city.
Have questions? Want to meet the candidates? Please join us in a meet and greet at Ganache (1500 Hudson St.) on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. You can also join us at 626 Bloomfield St. (the home of Tom and Lynn Kluepfel) on Friday, Oct. 14 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
I’ll be attending, along with the Forward Together Hoboken slate and council members Peter Cunningham, Jim Doyle, Tiffanie Fisher, and Jen Giattino. These events are a great way to ensure the people who can make a difference in our community hear your concerns. Hope to see you there!
Ravinder S. Bhalla
Councilman-at-Large, City of Hoboken

Congressman Bill Pascrell announces funding to hire 12 Hudson County Sheriff's Officers

Rep. Pascrell Announces $1.5M to Hire 12 Hudson County Sheriff's Officers
Hudson County funding for 12 new officers part of COPS Hiring Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09 announced a $1.5 million federal grant award to hire 12 new sheriff's officers in Hudson County. The funding, from the U.S. Department of Justice’s COPS Office, is part of the COPS Hiring Program (CHP), which promotes public safety through community policing.
"Protecting our families is very important to me, and supporting community policing and funding additional officers on our streets is the best way the federal government can do its part. The COPS Program is all about community policing and fostering a relationship of trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve," said Rep. Pascrell, co-chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus. "That is why I will continue to support robust funding for federal law enforcement programs and work to ensure that the Ninth District of New Jersey gets its fair share."
"The grant through the COPS Hiring Program is an instrumental resource in enabling the Hudson County Sheriff's Office to maintain adequate force numbers to keep Hudson County residents safe," said Hudson County Sheriff Frank X. Schillari. "We are very appreciative of Congressman Bill Pascrell's efforts in helping to secure this vital grant and for his long standing partnership and positive track record with law enforcement agencies."
"These grants are critically important to expanding community policing and keeping our neighborhoods safe," said Sen. Menendez. "We have an obligation to support our local police and to protect our residents, and that’s exactly why I’ll continue to fight to make sure New Jersey’s police departments have the resources they need to hire new officers and get the job done."
"As communities across the nation are forced to make tough budget decisions, this federal grant will bolster public safety by helping ensure New Jersey police departments are adequately staffed," said Sen. Booker. "The COPS program makes critical investments in innovating and enhancing the effectiveness of community policing, which is why I stand committed to ensuring it’s fully funded."
The COPS Hiring Program provides funding to address the full-time sworn officer needs of state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies nationwide.  CHP grants go directly to law enforcement agencies to hire new and/or rehire career law enforcement officers in an effort to increase their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts.  This year’s COPS Hiring Program grants provide 75 percent funding for approved entry-level salaries and benefits for three years (36 months) for newly-hired, full-time sworn officer positions (including filling existing unfunded vacancies) or for rehired officers who have been laid off, or are scheduled to be laid off on a future date, as a result of local budget cuts.  Any additional costs above the approved entry-level salaries and fringe benefits, up to $125,000, are the responsibility of the grantee agency.