Friday Water Cooler 1/8/2010


A little more than a serving of Hoboken Breakfast Nuggets, and a little less than four individual posts this morning – Your “Hoboken411 Four-in-One A.M Water Cooler Special!” With a small dose of city politics, ridiculous “flu” shots, a nice show you can see tonight – plus an update about Xmas trees (if yours is even still up!)

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Councilwoman Mason sends out status report

In case you weren’t one of the 100 or so people that can tolerate the twice-monthly City Council meetings, 2nd Ward Councilwoman Beth Mason sent out a communique updating residents about a few key issues she’s particularly involved in.

  • An update about the FY2010 budget – and how Shadow Mayor Lenz is holding a grueling all day workshop on Saturday, January 30th (9:30am – 5:30pm). No public commentary will be permitted there, but instead at a different date. No word on whether the eight hour meeting will be televised or streamed online.
  • More information about a resolution she introduced regarding illegal or non-registered apartment dwellings in Hoboken.
  • Mason proudly mentions that outgoing NJ Governor Corzine signed into law the “Citizen Service Act,” which she sponsored locally in 2007. Nice to see real reform from some of our elected officials.

See the full press release here.

If you’re still afraid of the so-called “Swine Flu”…

The city is giving out more free H1N1 Flu shots at the Hoboken University Medical Center on Monday, January 11th from 2pm to 9pm. Download the flier here.

Funny how this “pandemic” was so grossly over-reported as the be-all end-all of “winter colds” – but this flu season is actually turning out better than previous years with the “plain ‘ole regular flu!” I’ve seen reports of massive over-stocked inventory of this shot, and less people getting sick and dying than ever!

Wonder who scored the big financial windfall from this scare tactic?

The Show Does Go On!

Hoboken High School Alumni to perform TONIGHT at 8pm!

“The Hoboken High School Theatre Arts Program has been a shining star for well over a decade under the direction of Paula Ohaus and her former student and now assistant director Jarod Ramos. The alumni of that program have decided to mount a fund-raising performance at the Mile Square Theatre in the Monroe Arts Center, 720 Monroe Street Friday night at 8 p.m. General admission is $10 and all proceeds will go to benefit future endeavors and productions of the Hoboken High School Theatre Arts Program.”

Download full announcement here.

Hoboken High School Alumni The Shoe Does Go On - Friday Water Cooler 1/8/2010

Christmas Trees are regular garbage indeed!

Much like I surmised earlier this week – your discarded 2009 Christmas Trees are in fact treated like regular garbage – and will be tossed away with the rest on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Nice to see the City follow Hoboken411’s lead once again with disseminating this information. It can get a little tiring setting good examples year after year – but I can manage!

See y’all later this morning with more 411 (BUDGETARY) updates!

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