Ed Mecka

Hoboken Police Captain Ed Mecka (ret) is a 28 year veteran of the Hoboken, New Jersey Police Department. 

But retirement hasn't stopped Ed from doing what he does best, investigations into political curruption and managing his Hoboken Community Activist website "edmecka.com"

New Jersey's OPRA "Open Public Records Act" and OPMA "Open Public Meetings Act" are the citizens' window into the inner workings of New Jersey government. 

The Open Public Records Act "OPRA" provides guidelines for the dissemination of “public” government records.  Not every government record is “public” and there are restrictions.  But for the most part, OPRA does a good job in providing record access.  Unfortunately, sometimes even the simplest request for a "public" document can be a nightmare for many citizens.  If you know your rights under OPRA and the record is “public”… you should have an easier time getting the requested information.   Learn more about OPRA.

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Time for a Complete Accounting of the 916 Garden Street Automated Garage

Hoboken:  Just when you thought it was safe to park your car in the 916 Garden Street Automated Garage, the facility experienced major operating problems over this past weekend.

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Deja vu for the Democratic Party

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I had an excellent workout at the Hoboken New York Sports Club last night, both physical and mental. Topic of discussion on the gym floor, "Governor Corzine's enactment of a 7% sales tax on health club memberships."  At the NYSC, this rep...

GBU Automated Parking Garage 08/04/2006

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Political Commentary: The GOOD, BAD, UGLYHoboken 916 Garden Street Automated GarageAugust 4, 2006The GOOD:Thanks to Federal District Court Judge Stanley Chesler sitting in Newark, an agreement between city officials and the former operators of ...

Tom Vezzetti

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They Just Don't Make'Em Like They Use To....  Thomas Vezzetti was the 33rd mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey, and served as mayor from 1985 to 1988. In the 1985 Hoboken mayoral election, Thomas Vezzetti narrowly defeated Steve Cappiello, who had...

Wanted: Community Representatives for St. Mary Hospital Board of Advisors

Hoboken Mayor David Roberts is inviting residents interested in the future of St. Mary Hospital to submit resumes to serve as community representatives on its Board of Advisors.

The Board will consist of 11 members, six of whom will be private citizens and four who must be Hoboken residents.

At least two of the Hoboken must have expertise in finance of private or non-profit organizations, or have extensive expertise in non-profit organizational management.

The other members will be formed of Hospital staff and the State of New Jersey.

Those interested should send their resume to the Mayor's office, City Hall, 94 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ, 07030. For further information, contact 201-420-2000. 

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Mayor Thomas Vezzetti...

Towns must pay $267M more to fund pensions

Adding pressure to New Jersey’s mounting property tax bills, local government officials learned today they will have to fit more than a quarter-billion dollars in new pension payments into their budgets for the upcoming year.

Pension contributions are scheduled to total $650 million this year, for the local share of payments into the two retirement plans that cover retirement benefits for police officers, fire fighters and local government employees.

That’s an increase of $267 million over the pension payments included in this year’s local budgets, and is an expense that was not even included in local budgets before 2004.

What the Parking/Transportation industry is saying about Hoboken's Automated Garage

Here is a very informative blog discussion that appears in PARKING TODAY about Hoboken's 916 Garden Street Automated Garage.  The participants are:John Van Horn, Editor/Publisher of Parking TodayGerhard Haag, President and CEO of Robotic Parking, ...

You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig

  You can put lipstick on a pig,   but it's still a pig Everyone agrees that Hoboken has more than it's share of parking problems. One solution, Hoboken's “916 Garden Street automated garage,” has been at ...