Hoboken’s roads get State cash


Yesterday, New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine announced over $78 million dollars worth of transportation grants to over 370 towns in the State. Out of that total, Hudson County will receive about $4.3 million, and Hoboken’s piece of the pie is around $410,000.

You may think, “Is that it?” but compared to most other cities on the list, it’s quite a generous amount!

However, in the press release, Corzine said “it will help keep property taxes in check statewide.” Does he not live in Hoboken? Haha!!

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Corzine Touts grants as “economic stimulus”

“It’s a big part of any overall step out of recession,” Corzine said. “… There is a real need to create demand that would not otherwise be there.”

Corzine said the grants, an annual appropriation from the state’s Transportation Trust Fund, were awarded after application and merit review — without interference by politicians.

“This is really the way government should be allocating funds — no politics,” Corzine said.

Transportation Commissioner Kris Kolluri said New Jersey has lost 1,200 construction jobs since March. The funding could create 780 jobs, although some projects will be done by municipal workers.

Kolluri estimated the projects could mean more than $140 million to the state’s battered economy, but Corzine hesitated placing a figure on it. He said the value is keeping people working and traffic flowing, which saves gas and time.

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Sunday, November 16, 2008 9:54 pm

kind of on topic.
Fix Monroe and Madison please!!!
My tires beg of you.

Sunday, November 16, 2008 11:59 am

Comment on truth1 posting #9

If Gov. Corzine owns a condo at 1025 Maxwell Pl, annual Hoboken City Taxes are shown in the public record as:

1 bedroom – $6554.22
2 bedroom – $13537.71
3 bedroom – $18154.98

Sunday, November 16, 2008 11:13 am

[quote comment=”118852″]He rents in Hoboken at the moment.[/quote]
Gov.Corzine has purchased at Maxwell Place where he will be a conventional taxpayer and pay his full share of property tax. He knows the political aspects of PILOT’s today. 😛

Sunday, November 16, 2008 10:21 am

He rents in Hoboken at the moment.

Saturday, November 15, 2008 10:46 pm

hopefully they’ll fix the roads on madison between 14th & 9th. Already craxked 2 rims driving on that shitty stretch of road.

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