Stephen_Dale
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January 25, 2015
THIS IS ANOTHER TOOL IN THE TOOL BOX – BUT MUCH EDUCATION WILL BE NEEDED Robert - thank you as a leader with the Arc for your service. I think the greatest thing about ABLE is not the legislation itself but it will stimulate discussion about the need to save and the many options. In limited and specific situations this is a good option. Here is a link to a video on the ABLE Act where I actually review the law as written – and have materials from congress explaining the ABLE Act. http://achievingindependence.com/able/ We are going to need to do a great amount of education on this legislation. Advocates and legislators – please educate yourselves and don’t rely on press releases and announcements that may not be accurate or omit important information. Unfortunately almost all of the press releases omit mention of the Medicaid payback and overstate the tax benefits. It has many uses – but educate yourself. Stephen W. Dale
VoteHoboken
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January 25, 2015
Good to see people after decades of doing nothing are finally working to figure out an answer to the problems of flooding in Hoboken. I agree that everything possible should done to expedite the time table. It is my understanding that Hoboken will build a second rain water pump up town and that pump along with the one down on Observer will further help with the flooding. A purely personal observation since the first rain water pump was up and running the flooding in Hoboken has been much less problematic. It is hard not to notice all the infrastructure work being done by PSE&G and the Sewer Authority all over Hoboken which will also help if Hoboken is hit again a major event. The new park on Jackson Street will be constructed to catch very large amounts of rain water runoff and hopefully that park area will soon also be expanded. Plans are also in the works to purchase additional park space in the western side of Hoboken which is in some cases is at or below sea level. Also good news is PSE&G are working to move, raise and up date the transformers on 2nd Street that were flooded out during super storm Sandy cutting power to much of Hoboken.
assilem
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January 25, 2015
How can any qualified planner exclude a bathroom in a park is beyond me. It is total PR bull to call a City walkable when there are few public restrooms available. The ones there are often locked. Local blogs have photographed the human excrement left in parks.
EatingCake
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January 25, 2015
Forget Garcia. Pump in some new blood. Draft Fallick