Friday, May 5, 2017

Sign of the Times: Streets closed with flash flooding

The extra heavy rains are leading to some street closures and reports of flash flooding.

An Emergency Alert has been issued with a flash flood warning in the area until 4:30.

Flash flooding at Ninth & Madison. The pump is working but overwhelmed.

Another photo from the scene of west side Hoboken. Observer has suffered similar problems.

Flooding in west Hoboken at Ninth and Jackson St. 


Another reader submitted photo shows a closure at Monroe and Sixth St.
Other areas are experiencing similar flash flooding with closures.
Entrance of Sinatra Drive is closed at 11th and Hudson too.

Ronald Bautista announces run for mayor

MSV reported earlier Hoboken activist Ronald Bautista filed papers intending to run for mayor.
Yesterday he made it official with a video announcement on Facebook.

The video is available at Ronald Bautista's Facebook page:

Among his listed highlights:
- I was born in #Ecuador and came to #Hoboken in 1999. 
- Began journey as activist when I joined the Harvard Model Congress program at Hoboken Junior Senior High School. Class of 2004
- Executive Director of a nonprofit in NYC: Organizacion Juventud Ecuatoriana
- Career in Community Engagement includes:
-- NY State Department of State
-- Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship
- Speaker at UN-HABITAT segment of Smart Cities Expo in #Montreal
- Staten Island Economic Development Corp - Keynote Speaker: "Smart Mobility”
- New Leaders Council Fellow

On his Facebook page, Bautista a native of Ecuador hosts a video of himself speaking about his journey to becoming a US citizen last year and declares himself part of "#TheResistance" against President Trump.