Friday, April 20, 2018

Almost halfway there!

The weather is moving from freezing temperatures to more suitable construction norms and with it, progress on the overdue Washington Street reconstruction commences.

While the workers are not enjoying the unseasonably global cooling temperatures, they've made progress up to almost fifth street.

Let's hope the Bhalla Administration can continue the effort and get it completed sooner than later.

Here are some Giant progress photos documenting the street improvements downtown.

Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher: Let's get ready to rally!!!!

Official release:

Dear friends and neighbors:
With Spring so close we can taste it, there seems to be so much pent-up energy around so of course, the logical way to release some of this energy in a constructive and positive way is to rally with your neighbors!  Hope you can join for all our some!
Please join me, your neighbors and Mayor Bhalla tomorrow night at Maxwell Place Park at 6pm to show your support for Protecting Our Waterfront from NYWW’s proposed maintenance, refueling and storage operations.  
  • Did you know that at least 2 federally endangered species of sturgeon and several state-threatened birds, like the osprey, were identified at the former Union Dry Dock property & would be threatened by expanded industrial use at the site?  
  • Did you know there are real, documented concerns about legacy contamination from Union Dry Dock that are not being addressed and the potential for the new, more intense uses could exacerbate the situation?  
  • Did you know that 3 months ago, hundreds of gallons of oil spilled into the Hudson River meant for NYWW in Weehawken?
This is NOT a NIMBY situation.  Nor is it about trying to put NYWW out of business and lose ferry service.  This is about ensuring that Hoboken’s interests are front and center in the discussion as alternatives are considered.  
If you can’t make it, call (609.292.6000) or tweet (@govmurphy) Governor Murphy and implore him to “Protect Our Environment”, “Keep Children Safe”, and “Choose People Over Profits”.  I have a commitment at 7pm so will not be able to stay for the entire rally, but will remain there in spirit!