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HOSTILE TAKEOVER. Hoboken ousts Robotics staff from automated garage

HOBOKEN - The battle between the Hoboken Parking Utility and the operators of the Garden Street automated garage broke into full-fledged war Tuesday night - and city taxpayers could be left picking up a multi-million tab.

Escorted by several Hoboken police officers, Parking Utility director John Corea entered the city-owned garage at 916 Garden St. just after 10 o'clock Tuesday night, and ordered an employee to leave the premises, according to Dennis Clarke, general manager of Robotics Parking Inc., the Clearwater, Fla.-based company that has operated the first-in-the-nation garage since it opened in 2002.

Robotics wants more $$ from Hoboken, threatens shutdown

HOBOKEN - Those who use the Garden Street automated garage could be out on the street if the city cannot negotiate a new contract in the next few days with the owners of the beleaguered first-in-the-nation robot garage.

On July 19, Robotics Parking, Inc., the operators of 916 Garden St., distributed warning letters to the 314 tenants, notifying them their cars must be removed from the facility by Aug. 1.

War over robot garage

The battle between the Hoboken Parking Utility and the operators of the Garden Street automated garage broke out into full-fledged war last night — and city taxpayers could be left picking up a multi-million dollar tab.

Escorted by several Hoboken police officers, Parking Utility Director John Corea entered the garage, at 916 Garden St., just after 10 p.m. and ordered an employee to leave the premises, according Dennis Clarke, general manager of Robotics Parking Inc., the Clearwater, Fla-based company that has operated the first-in-the-nation robot garage since it opened in 2002.

No parking. itter dispute may close automated garage Aug. 1

Like a bad marriage where the bickering parents stay together too long for the sake of the kids, the often uncomfortable union between the Hoboken Parking Utility and Robotic Parking Solutions is on the verge of dissolving.

At stake is the future of an innovative yet troubled automated 314-car automated garage at 916 Garden St., which may have to temporarily close unless a resolution is reached before Aug. 1.

Suspended parking officers cry harassment. Employees make allegations against the city.

After receiving suspensions for ticketing police officers, two of Hoboken's Parking Enforcement officers claim they are being harassed by police and mistreated by the city.

NY Waterway to pay feds $1.2M. Ferry service accused of submitting 'false bills' for service post 9/11

New York Waterway, the ferry service based in Weehawken, has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle civil fraud charges brought by the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York.

The charges were brought in connection with the federal government's reimbusement to the ferry service after Sept. 11, 2001.

BRIEFS: Hoboken's only female police captain resigns after investigation

Former Hoboken Police Captain Karen Dimonde resigned July 1 after pleading  guilty to 220 charges accrued over a 10-day period.

Following a 14-month investigation led by Hoboken's Internal Affairs, police  charged her with insubordination, conduct unbecoming of a public employee, failure to supervise subordinates, and neglect of duty.

Breaking point in garage fight?

Firm wants more $$ from Hoboken, threatens shutdown

HOBOKEN — Those who use the Garden Street automated garage could be out on the street if the city cannot negotiate a new contract in the next 11 days with the owners of the beleaguered first-in-the-nation robot garage.

Hoboken's top woman cop is ousted

HOBOKEN - A 21-year veteran of the Police Department and the city's only female captain has resigned after a 14-month internal investigation revealed that she frequently failed to report for work and refused to follow other protocols, according to police records.

Corzine inks St. Mary measure

HOBOKEN - Gov. Jon Corzine signed a bill Monday that will pave the way for the city to take ownership of St. Mary Hospital, signaling the conclusion of a six-month saga that began when the owners of the 140-year-old facility filed paperwork with the state to shut the hospital.

With legislation in place, the Hoboken City Council is expected to introduce an ordinance at a meeting tonight allowing the city to create an authority that will run the hospital, the oldest in the state, and take ownership as soon as October.