BREAKING: HOBOKEN COUNCILMEMBERS CALL FOR PROPOSED DISPENSARY IN DENSELY POPULATED RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD TO WITHDRAW ITS APPLICATION
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Hoboken, NJ (April 13th, 2022). Hoboken City Council members are calling for a recreational cannabis applicant to withdraw its application for a dispensary proposed in the center of the most densely populated residential area of Hoboken, the site of the former Hudson Tavern.
Hoboken Councilwomen Requesting Probe into Mayor Bhalla's Former Chief of Staff John Allen for Effectively Trading on his Role as Hoboken's ABC Board Attorney
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Hoboken, N.J. – In September, Hoboken Councilwomen Jen Giattino and Tiffanie Fisher learned that the law firm Schenk, Price, Smith & King was handling the ownership restructuring of two local Hoboken bars who hold liquor licenses: McSwiggan’s and Green Rock. In any other place, this would not seem extraordinary. However, in Hoboken, former Chief of Staff to Mayor Bhalla named John Allen, a city employee, was serving as attorney for the local Alcohol and Beverage Commission Board at the time while also employed as one of Schenck Price’s attorneys - a clear conflict of interest.
BREAKING: After Bhalla's Decade’s High 7.4% Increase in 2020, Hoboken Councilwoman Fisher Calls for Lower Hoboken 2021 Taxes
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After Bhalla's Decade’s High 7.4% Increase in 2020, Hoboken Councilwoman Fisher Calls for Lower Hoboken 2021 Taxes
Hoboken, N.J. – At tonight’s Hoboken City Council meeting, Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher is sponsoring a municipal budget amendment to be voted on that would deliver a $2.7M, 4.5% tax decrease for Hoboken taxpayers.Read more
BREAKING: After 7-1 Council Vote for AG Led, Renewed Investigation into the 2017 Racially Biased Election Flyer, Councilwoman Fisher Says Many Unanswered Questions Remain
It has been over three years since an ugly, racially biased flyer against one mayoral candidate and portrayed as being sent by another mayoral candidate was found on the windshields of cars in Hoboken, four nights before the 2017 election.Read more
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Councilwoman Fisher Thanks Colleagues for Unanimously Backing eScooter Restrictions at Public Parks, Waterfront Walkways
Councilwoman pledges to continue working for pedestrian safety
HOBOKEN, NJ -- The Hoboken City Council voted unanimously last night in favor of a resolution sponsored by Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher restricting eScooters from all city parks as well as the Northern and Southern Waterfront Walkways. A steadfast advocate for pedestrian safety, Councilwoman Fisher has been an outspoken critic of the eScooter program, relaying constituent concerns about unsafe operations by riders, lack of effective enforcement and safety issues. Councilwoman Fisher led the efforts lead Council negotiator for a revised contract with Lime, the city's lone remaining eScooter provider, that guarantees more revenue for the city to be used for enforcement actions.Read more
Councilwoman Fisher’s Ethics Reform Becomes Law
HOBOKEN, N.J. – In a remarkable move, Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla intentionally chose to take “no action” on a new ethics reform policy after signing seven other pieces of legislation into law and vetoing an eighth...Read more
Councilwoman Fisher: Safety Investments Still Lacking in New eScooter Contracts
HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Following weeks of advocating by Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher for better contracts to improve the safety of Hoboken’s nascent eScooter pilot program, the City Council voted on amended contracts that will allow Hoboken to collect additional revenue to help address growing public safety concerns. While the terms of the new agreements are a step in the right direction, they fall short in addressing the immediate and tangible safety initiatives that Hoboken needs to properly ensure responsible ridership and safety for its residents...Read more
Hoboken City Council Creates Historic Special Improvement District
HOBOKEN, NJ — The Hoboken City Council voted last night in favor of creating a Special Improvement District (SID) aimed at revitalizing the city's local economy. This historic measure passed 8-1 and the city will now turn its attention to implementing the forward-thinking plan. The district, which will be named the Hoboken Business Alliance, will encompass the entire City of Hoboken. Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher, who was the Council representative on the SID Steering Committee releases the following statement:...Read more
Statement from Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher on Hoboken’s SUEZ Water Contract
HOBOKEN, N.J. -- The new 15 year water contract between the City of Hoboken and Suez went into effect on Monday. Under this contract, Hoboken will receive $33 million more in revenues to make system-wide infrastructure upgrades and eliminate water main breaks that have long plagued the city, negatively impacting residents’ quality of life. The Infrastructure subcommittee of the City Council, chaired by Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher, worked tirelessly with the city’s administration to negotiate this historic contract, which ensures that Hoboken receives its fair share of water revenues to fix its aging system...Read more
Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher Announces Re-Election Bid as Hoboken’s Second Ward Representative
HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher today announced her re-election campaign to serve as the Second Ward Representative on the City Council. Councilwoman Fisher has dedicated the three and a half years to building fiscal responsibility in Hoboken, fighting to protect our waterfront and supporting legislation that makes necessary investment’s in the city’s infrastructure...
Statement from Council President Jen Giattino and Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher on Hoboken’s Municipal Budget
HOBOKEN, N.J. -- On Wednesday night, the City Council gave final approval to adopt the 2019 Municipal Budget that reduced the administration’s proposed tax increase by $642,000 to a lower rate of 1.7%. This budget includes full funding of city services and makes responsible spending cuts to protect the best interest of Hoboken taxpayers...Read more
Bhalla Administration Orders Removal of City Council President and Councilwoman from Hoboken City Hall
Hoboken, N.J. – Yesterday Hoboken City Council President Jen Giattino and Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher were at City Hall looking into a matter involving the potential eviction of a Hoboken resident from his home. As they finished, the councilwomen were approached by City Hall security who said they were instructed by the administration to escort the two councilwomen out of the building because “they had no business in City Hall”...
Mayor Bhalla Announces New Contract with Suez for Water Main Operations
Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla today announced that the City of Hoboken and SUEZ have agreed to a new water service contract that would invest at least $33 million in water infrastructure upgrades through 2034. The new contract, which is subject to City Council approval, establishes a new public water utility and includes an average of $2.2 million in water investments per year, over six times the amount of the current contract...Read more
Chief of Staff to Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla Believed Orchestrated Personal
Hoboken, NJ. Hoboken politics has reached a new level of low when the mayor’s office directs members of the public to deliver personal attacks against council members seen as political opposition. Repeatedly since June, certain members of the Hoboken City Council who did not support Mayor Bhalla in last year’s election have been subjected to personal attacks by two Hoboken residents...Read more
Councilmembers Condemn Attack Ad By Local 825 Union Against Hoboken Councilman Jim Doyle; Cite Ties to Mayor Bhalla; Call for Elected Officials to Denounce Bullying Tactics
Hoboken, NJ – At the end of last week, Elec 825, an affiliate of the Local 825 Operating Engineers union, ran an attack ad against Hoboken Councilman Jim Doyle on NJ12 criticizing Doyle for his “No” vote on the proposed Hilton hotel in Hoboken; a vote that was inconsequential in the 8-1 outcome. Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla’s election campaign benefited from $85,000 in advertising spend through the Stronger Foundations PAC which is funded by Elec 825...Read more
Hoboken Mayor Bhalla and City Council Subcommittee Agree to Redevelopment Agreement for Hilton Hotel, Push for 9-0 Vote
Hoboken, NJ – After weeks of deliberation, the Mayor of Hoboken and the City Council subcommittee have agreed with KMS Development on the terms for the proposed Hilton Hotel to be built on Hoboken’s southern waterfront...Read more
Council Secures Additional Funding up to $4.85 Million; Urges Mayor Bhalla to Support and Recommends City Council to Vote 9-0 to Approve Amended Plan for Proposed Hilton Hotel
Hoboken, NJ – The City Council subcommittee responsible for evaluating the proposed Hilton hotel is announcing that late Wednesday night it received a verbal commitment from KMS, the developer of the hotel, to increase the total community benefits by $350,000 to $4.85 million. This increase will provide further investment in education and infrastructure in surrounding neighborhoods. With this increase, the subcommittee supports the improved plan, trusts that Mayor Bhalla will see these expanded contributions as beneficial to more Hoboken residents, and recommends that the City Council vote 9-0 on Wednesday, October 17th in support of this revised plan...Read more
City Council Responds to 50% Increase To Community Giveback From Hoboken Hilton Project
"We are happy to see that collaboration with the mayor and the developer has resulted in a 50% increase in the community give back to $4.5 million and that the scope has been expanded to include critical infrastructure, affordable housing, and charter schools. Additionally, KMS also committed today to fund immediately the much needed feasibility study to officially launch the restoration project for the former YMCA so that it can be shovel-ready when the remainder of the give back is paid after the hotel opens. This is what is possible when our city works together."
City Council Subcommittee Responds to Mayor's Proposed Changes to Hoboken Hilton Project
Hoboken, NJ – The Hoboken City Council subcommittee, tasked with evaluating the proposed Hilton Hotel project, was briefed for the first time recently with the revised plans for the hotel that have tentatively been agreed by Mayor Bhalla and KMS, the developer. The modifications include changing the overall architectural feel of the project by adding three more stories to the plan that the mayor announced in April and 20% more bulk and square footage than what was previously approved in 2017 by the City Council which the mayor (then councilman) opposed...
“How can we all not feel bad about this?“ Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher responds to Mayor Bhalla’s new position as Of Counsel with politically connected firm Lavery, Selvaggi, Abromitis & Cohen
“How can we all not feel bad about this? Both the message itself and how it was disclosed only on his personal Facebook page on a Friday evening before a long holiday weekend.
His commitment to being a full-time mayor, his commitment to ending any conflicts or perceived conflicts with his politically connected law firm, and his commitment to putting Hoboken first and not using the platform of the mayor as a stepping-stone to higher office were all questioned during the election...
Councilmembers Issue Statement About Potential Contract with Suez
Hoboken City Council President Jen Giattino, Councilman Peter Cunningham, and Councilwoman and Chair of the Revenue and Finance subcommittee, Tiffanie Fisher have issued the following joint statement concerning the Suez Water contract:
"On Wednesday evening we had an ad hoc subcommittee meeting comprised of members from both the finance and revenue subcommittee and the ad hoc infrastructure subcommittee. We were joined by representatives from the Administration and its financial consultant who has advised the Administration to date on negotiations with Suez concerning the contract for water services in Hoboken. Councilman Michael Russo was also invited, however did not attend. The primary purpose of the meeting was to review the Administration’s responses to the many questions that were posed by City Council members during the council meeting on August 2nd concerning the proposed contract extension between Suez Water and the City of Hoboken.
Yes for 6 acres of parks and municipal parking!
Although I missed the Republican candidates battle each other during the presidential debate last night, I got to see our own spirited debate at the Hoboken City Council meeting over the acquisition of 6 acres (commonly known as the BASF site) for parks, public parking and flooding mitigation...
capturethesunrise.com (51 days)
A huge shout out to the photographer who took my website and marketing photos - my hometown, 2nd ward neighbor Anthony Johnson. I found him on Instagram where he has posted a picture of the sunrise every morning.
Uptown block parties, an amazing tradition (52 days to go)
What a treasure the uptown block parties are...when the best of Hoboken is at its best. Plenty of food (although I missed the fresh mutz). Conversations on the stoop. Movies on the sidewalk. Thank you to Cindy Cray, Paul Somerville and Diedre Wall for for introducing me to so many of your neighbors and friends. I could have talked with them all night. 52 days.. #Hoboken2nd.#CountdowntoNov3.
#Neverforget (53 days)
Feeling lucky to have this amazing tribute. Like many, remembering and thinking about those who lost that day. #neverforget #hoboken2nd
54 days and counting with BBQ Wings Uptown!
Totally obsessed with Uptown Pizza 's BBQ wings! All good things in the 2nd Ward. 54 days til election day! #hoboken2nd #countdowntoNov3
Kicked off "Countdown to Election" at Baja - 55 days to go!
I've been coming here since 1995 when I lived in the opposite corner of Hoboken. 20 years later, still my favorite. Lucky to have in 2nd Ward. Kicking off Countdown to Election Day! 55 days to go... http://www.bajahoboken.com/ #hoboken2nd #countdowntoNov3 #ilovebaja
Tiffanie Fisher announces campaign for Hoboken City Council, 2nd Ward
Hoboken, NJ – Tiffanie Fisher officially announced today the launch of her campaign to represent the 2nd Ward on the Hoboken City Council. Members of the public are invited to a campaign kickoff event on September 17 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Ganache Café at 1500 Hudson Street in Hoboken.Read more