Reporter Roundup – 3/5/2007

suggestion-box-shredder.jpgContinuing the ongoing series, here are some highlights from the 3/4/2007 edition of our local paper, The Hoboken Reporter.

Breezed through it, and here’s what I picked up on:

  • Cover story about Corzine’s State Budget indicates how funding to cover indigent patients remains flat for hospitals. Anyone think this will affect HUMC’s profitability?
  • At least the Reporter mentioned how Raslowsky was rumored to have already been picked to be Superintendent of Schools. Stinks to have to go through a wasteful process if you already picked a winner. You can also see much more at the newly published website WeThePeopleReports.com (they also had a full-page ad in the paper.)
  • A basic recap of the SW Redevelopment plan.
  • A small snippit that was buried on page 13 was an announcement regarding a televised debate on Channel 12 involving councilman Peter Cammarano. Unless you read the paper before noon, you would have missed the debate. Not sure if it’s re-run at all, since I subscribe to satellite.
  • I have to say the 2007 “Progress Report” seemed a bit more like a PR piece for Real Estate developers. Does anyone have any comments regarding Dave Roberts’ “The Business of Hoboken is Hoboken” advertisement on page 4? He mentioned the Master Plan a couple times, and I’ve overheard many residents cite the Master Plan when they oppose various proposed redevelopments, indicating the City isn’t following it.

That’s it… Anything else worth noting?

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7 Comments on "Reporter Roundup – 3/5/2007"

ericsquare
Member

Rapperd—are you the lad what lives in Philly?
I was reading how it has a it’s little art scene and such and people actually commute to NYC for work. any truth?

ericsquare
Member

Overall— I dont’t think Mayor Roberts or anyone involved in Hoboken politics really gives a shit about this city. As long as he gets his—why should he care?
The gap between the haves and have-nots is growing wider and wider. Those in power are out for themselves and that’s it.It’so sad. I try to be optimistic but its getting more difficult.

We’re drowning(no pun intended).
I got into the wrong profession

rapperd
Member

[quote comment=”15914″]
just hope the real estate market stays strong so the conversion from patronage hospital to Hoboken Unversity Luxury Housing can pay off the $52 million in bonds and we don’t get jammed with a huge tax increase.

:twisted:[/quote]

Well, I wonder if the new real estate tax bill that has passed the state senate will hamper the efforts to raise taxes for this… Isn’t there something in there that bars taxes being raised more than something like 3% a year??
If so, that would really make our fool of a mayor leave a wonderful legacy with this town – bankrupt, and unable to even raise taxes to fill the gap from the bond payback.. That’d be just wonderful…

honcho
Member
honcho

Yes interesting article on hospital cutbacks in NJ
anyone watching what Spitzer is doing in NY???
bloated salaries and poor care par for the course

once Bush and Corzine redirect health care dollars from hospitals to health insurance we’ll have Hoboken University condo’s in 3 years instead of 5

just hope the real estate market stays strong so the conversion from patronage hospital to Hoboken Unversity Luxury Housing can pay off the $52 million in bonds and we don’t get jammed with a huge tax increase.

😈

kooky kat
Member

Chris writes for the Hudson Current, not the Reporter. I think his point was that the fact the town was coming down so hard on bars this year, that the simple fact is – house parties are going to get out of control. Why not let the bars deal with them?

I know that some people hate the parade. It’s ONE day out of the year, it’s ONE day you are inconvenienced. In all honesty, it’s already forgotten in my eyes. Until something really, really bad happens, there will always be a St. Patricks Day Parade first Saturday in March in Hoboken. You might as well get used to it.

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