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Re: Rich Boggiano JSQ/Ward C City Council
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Excerpt from Terrence McDonald's article Fulop allies stress independence amid 'rubber stamp' claims (link to full text at bottom):

Boggiano, 74, who is also seeking a second term in the nonpartisan municipal contest, has touted his independence from the mayor on the campaign trail (Fulop ally Council President Rolando Lavarro has called Boggiano and Yun obstructionists). Most of the council members, Boggiano said, "do what they're told."

"The problem here with the city is you have a 'yes' council," Boggiano said. "If we have more independence on the council we may be able to get things done. That's the key, get more independent people that don't just say yes."

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When The Jersey Journal first asked to talk to Hanussak about his candidacy, he said Fulop's campaign told him he could not be interviewed. This reporter mentioned that to Fulop, who said his campaign had no objections to the interview. Hanussak subsequently agreed to meet with The Jersey Journal.

Asked during that interview how voters could trust he would vote in their best interests if he needed Fulop's express permission to be interviewed by a reporter, Hanussak struggled to answer.

After a 10-second pause, he said, "How the heck do I answer that?" After another 10 seconds, he said, "It's a lot ... " before trailing off.

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... ber_stamp_reputation.html

Posted on: 10/17 14:09
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Re: Rich Boggiano JSQ/Ward C City Council
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Boggiano a stand-out non-politician

The world of Jersey City politics is renowned world over. This is not for its admirable traits. The popular impression is that of a Political Machine Boss-led system where the dead still vote.

The standout non-politician is Councilman Rich Boggiano. Richie will question and fight anything he and his constituents feel will adversely affect his ward. His service to the people of Jersey City is well known. He served as a policeman, detective and academy instructor for the Jersey City Police Department. The Hilltop Block Association knows Richie as president who brings their concerns to the City and follows through to make sure they are addressed.

Richie began the "Winning the Peace" program. This nationally-recognized program brings West Point cadets and cadre to Jersey City to meet with members of our various ethnic communities to foster an atmosphere of understanding within all groups involved.

As Ward C Councilman, Richie has fought for his ward. He fought uncontrolled development, unbridled road construction and unresponsive city agencies. He answers his phone, listens to callers and gets back to them with an answer! What refreshing behaviour from a "politician." Richie is a non-politician and my councilman.

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... cil_election_chatter.html

Posted on: 10/16 10:35
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Re: Rich Boggiano JSQ/Ward C City Council
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10 things Trump should see when he visits Jersey City

#2 Lady Liberty

Trump has no doubt been to the Statue of Liberty before, but if he takes a trip again, this time with Jersey City Councilman Rich Boggiano, he may be convinced that Liberty Island is in New Jersey, not New York. Boggiano has long championed the notion that the statue is in Jersey City -- the U.S. Supreme Court in 1987 refused to weigh in -- so maybe Boggiano can convince Trump to get the federal government to endorse the idea.

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... n_hes_in_jersey_city.html

Posted on: 9/30 12:36
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Re: Rich Boggiano JSQ/Ward C City Council
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Jersey City Ward C debate to be aired live Sept. 26

By Ron Zeitlinger
The Jersey Journal
Four people vying for the Jersey City Ward C city council seat will participate in a debate on Sept. 26 that will be televised live on Jersey City Comcast Ch. 190 and on the internet by Hudson Media Group.

The debate is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. and will feature incumbent Councilman Richard Boggiano and challengers Janet...

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... e_aired_live_sept_26.html

Posted on: 9/26 7:37
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Rich Boggiano JSQ/Ward C City Council
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The letter (below) was published in the Jersey Journal this past weekend at this link:http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... d_about_the_candid_1.html

Journal Square is Reborn

As a young police officer in a riot at Hamilton Park in the 1970s, my patrol car was smashed by cinder blocks thrown at me from the roof of a brownstone. The city was looking for anyone willing to take possessions of that brownstone and others like it for $1. No one wanted them.

Under mayors Tony Cucci and Jerry McCann, the rebirth of downtown began in the 1980s. It's transformed into one of the most desirable places to live on the planet. Those same brownstones are now worth millions of dollars apiece.

Journal Square was once the thriving heart of Jersey City. I've been fighting for its rebirth since I moved to my current house on Magnolia Ave in 1980. I raised my kids here at a time when others were leaving. I've been a populist voice for vulnerable residents, clean government, and honest redevelopment the entire time. My neighbors may not always agree with my position on a given issue, but no one ever questions my integrity or love for Jersey City.

I've had the privilege of serving as Ward C's councilman during a rebirth where I have seen more change in the last 4 years than the past 40. I encourage new construction in line with the Journal Square Redevelopment Plan while holding developers accountable so they don't make a profit at the expense of current or future residents. I've been fighting to bring a supermarket to Journal Square, clean up our streets, and make our community generally more livable for singles, families, and seniors.


Journal Square and the heights will continue to be transformed in the next four years. I am excited to see what the future holds, and plan to continue fighting for everyday people as it unfolds. Thank you for your support!

Rich Boggiano, Councilman, Ward C, Jersey City

Posted on: 8/29 15:59
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Re: Boggiano 2017 Signs
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If you've ever read the Jersey Journal, it's clear my father isn't afraid to speak his mind. One of the perks of not having gubernatorial ambitions is that he's liberated to say what he believes.

Maybe that'll cost him the hipster vote, but 30+ years of history suggests it's pretty popular with people who care about issues such as litter, potholes, functioning public services, and government accountability.

Posted on: 2016/6/29 13:28
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Re: Boggiano 2017 Signs
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On me answering on this forum for my father, he's very accessible. Give him a call anytime at 988-1164. Elected officials can't be everywhere all the time. Mayor Fulop has a spokesperson with a $110,000 a year salary, for instance. In my father's instance, my mother, sister, brother, and cousins all volunteer our time and help out where we can.

On "natives" versus "outsiders" debate, he only cares about what he believes to be best for Jersey City. Sometimes newcomers have great ideas, and sometimes those ideas are well intended but naive or impractical. National and international politics rarely apply at the local level, but if there's anything the Brexit, Donald Trump, and Bernie Sanders all have in common, it's that there's a large number of people who are tired of elites rigging the system and dismissing the concerns of common people. If it helps, my father voted for Bernie Sanders.

Posted on: 2016/6/29 12:31
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Re: Boggiano 2017 Signs
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The issue with red light cameras was that the system didn't work, unless the goal was to suck in money rather than public safety. The system flashed people who had done nothing wrong, increased the number of rear-end accidents, and amounted to a money-making racket. A good idea poorly implemented is a bad idea.

On parking lots near city hall, Jersey City is notorious for selling off city property at below-market rates. It's possible to be pro-redevelopment while still opposing the simple waste that functions as a shadow tax increase on everyone else in the city.

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Re: Boggiano 2017 Signs
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Bike lanes - He's always been supportive of bikes. He does have concerns around the safety and practicality issues arising from shoddy implementation. Example: I've seen plenty of Citi Bikes riding the wrong way down one way streets, creating a safety hazard that is completely unenforced. Likewise for bikes on sidewalks.

Restaurants and Retail - He's been working to get a Trader Joes or Whole Foods included in one of the large developments being planned for Journal Square, which has been devoid of quality retail for decades. If Journal Square ends up like Newport, with monolithic buildings and low quality street scape, then the overall rehab of the area will have failed to live up to its potential.

Public Transit - One of the first things he started working on after getting elected was a bus route to run through the back side of JSQ through Ward B. That's not sexy, but it would make a huge difference to a chunk of the city (outside his ward) that has zero nearby access and is almost always neglected compared to other parts of the city.

Posted on: 2016/6/28 11:29
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Re: Boggiano 2017 Signs
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His vision is to improve quality of life and get the basics right - paved streets, filled potholes, synced traffic lights, traffic enforcement, cleaned up litter, having mailboxes actually available throughout the city, etc.

Posted on: 2016/6/28 11:13
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Re: Boggiano 2017 Signs
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This is one of Rich Boggiano's sons responding on behalf of my father from his account. I'll be up front and lay out what you get, and don't get, with him as a politician.

What you get:
1. Integrity. He'll tell you what he actually believes, and he has never used any of his influence to benefit himself. He'll never get arrested in an FBI sting operation because he's happy to drive a beat up old car, live in the same house he's lived in for decades, and isn't selling his soul to get elected to the next higher office.
2. Accessibility. People call him all the time with actual problems, and he gets them fixed. He's been doing this my entire life, long before he was elected, and I don't expect he'll ever stop. His cell phone number is 988-1164. Give him a call next time you have a problem and he'll help you. He helps people from every ward after their council members don't respond to them. Decades of helping individual people is reason he was elected after being outspent by Mayor Fulop 10 to 1.
3. Focus on quality of life. He cares about trash, potholes, traffic enforcement, etc.
4. No higher ambition. I have no idea what office, if any, he'll run for in 2017. He only cares about Jersey City and has zero aspirations for any higher office. Steve Fulop is really sharp, but he's been running for governor for the past 3 years, which has some obvious downsides.
5. Hard work. Technically, being on the city council is a part time job. He is the only councilperson in the city who shows up to City Hall everyday. When he's not there, he's working anyway.
6. Service. He's lived a life of service. He enlisted in the Marines at 17 to serve his country. He loved serving as a police officer for ~37 years and only retired because he hit the mandatory retirement age. He's been a community activist my entire life via the Hilltop Neighborhood Association. He's now serving on the city council. He's not going to stop helping people regardless of his political future.

What you don't get:
1. A technologist. He's not tech savvy. Anyone with a 70 year old parent can relate.
2. Political correctness. Sorry, but he's going to tell you what he's thinking. That may offend you, but he's authentic. Ironically, I fully expect an elitist response to this post from one or more people who consider politically correctness credentials impeccable.
3. A lap dog. This may blow your mind, but after knowing my father for years, Steve Fulop wanted him to run on his ticket he ran for mayor. He chose to run as an independent candidate instead despite a far more challenging path to victory because he didn't want to be beholden to a political boss. He's served as the city council's conscience for the past three years because of that decision.

On the signs, I have no idea who put them up. It wasn't him. He's got a fan somewhere that's been putting signs like that up for years.

Posted on: 2016/6/28 10:45
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Re: Rich Boggiano for Jersey City Council Ward C
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I can't say thank you enough to all of the people who helped make tonight happen. If nothing else, I promise to spend the next four years trying to bring honesty and common sense back to city government. I look forward to working with Steve and the rest of our newly elected council to make that happen.

jsqfunk - Give me a call and we can discuss the situation. I'm assuming you already have my phone number, but if not let me know.

Posted on: 2013/6/12 2:34
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Re: Rich Boggiano for Jersey City Council Ward C
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Who's ready to win an election?

Come out and vote today! You'll see "Rich Boggiano" is in Column 3B.

Posted on: 2013/6/11 6:00
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Re: Rich Boggiano for Jersey City Council Ward C
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Please come out and vote tomorrow. Drag some friends and neighbors out of their houses.

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Posted on: 2013/6/10 17:19
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Re: Rich Boggiano for Jersey City Council Ward C
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Win, lose, or draw tomorrow this campaign has brought my family closer together.


This is a letter from daughter that was in the paper over the weekend but the JJ only put online just yesterday. I'm a very fortunate father:

Elect my dad, Rich Boggiano, daughter writes

I'm asking voters in Ward C to vote for my father, Rich Boggiano, for City Council on Tuesday. By now you've probably heard all you want to hear about each of the different candidates, so I want to tell you a different story about the type of man he is and will be as your next councilman.

My father joined the Marines in 1963 and served until 1969. He wasn't drafted. He volunteered, and it certainly wasn't the popular thing to do at the time. When Iraq invaded Kuwait back in 1990, my father reenlisted in the Army Reserve the same week. Why? Because service to others is everything to him. He served on the Jersey City Police Department far longer than necessary because he loved the job. He only left when he hit the mandatory retirement age.

Another way to look at my father is to look at the three children he raised here in Jersey City. My two brothers both went to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and later saw combat in Iraq. They continue to serve today. I went to college and graduate school and came back to Jersey City to work in the Medical Center as a speech therapist. All three of us have followed our father's example of service to others.

During my lifetime, my dad has helped thousands of people and asked for nothing in return. He's fed the homeless at St. Joe's and volunteers his time there regularly. He volunteers on the Board of Head Start because he cares about education. He volunteers to bring West Point and the State Department to Jersey City's ethnic communities each year as part of the "Winning the Peace" program--all at no cost to the city. He's volunteered as President of the Hilltop Association.

The last few months our entire family has spent nearly 100 percent of our free time volunteering for our father to help him win this election. He has never asked for anything, so it's the least we can do to return the favor. On Tuesday, I ask you to vote for Rich Boggiano for Ward C City Council in Column 3B!

KATRINA BOGGIANO
JERSEY CITY

Posted on: 2013/6/10 8:33
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Re: Rich Boggiano for Jersey City Council Ward C
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Here's another letter that was in the Jersey Journal this weekend supporting my candidacy. We have two days left until the election. We'll have lower turnout than usual, especially if the weather does not cooperate. Regardless of which ward you live in, please drag a few extra people out to the polls. Our elected officials have more legitimacy to implement change if they are actually elected by a popular mandate.

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Boggiano Acts, Lopez Doesn't, Voter Writes

I'm a longtime Ward C resident and encourage my friends and neighbors to cast their vote for Rich Boggiano on Tuesday for Ward C's City Council seat.

For as long as I can remember, Rich has been advocating for our community in ways big and small. He served his country as a Marine and then as a member of the Jersey City Police Department. His two sons graduated from West Point and later fought in Iraq, while his daughter works at the Medical Center helping everyone from small children to stroke victims. Talk about an entire family committed to serving causes greater than themselves!

Odds are if you need a problem fixed, you are going to be happy with the results if you give Rich a call. At the same time, I don't know a single person who has successfully gotten our current councilwoman to respond to a phone call or email during her time in office. She takes her position for granted, and did not even bother to show up to either of the debates leading up to this election without so much as giving an excuse for her absence.

On May 14, Jersey City voters gave a clear mandate that they are sick and tired of corrupt politicians using their office for personal gain. They voted for change. Rich is an independent voice for the average Jersey City resident who does not have anyone else to turn to. He is honest, sane, and genuinely cares about his community. VOTE for Rich Boggiano in Column 3B on Tuesday!

LYNN BARTLEY
JERSEY CITY

Posted on: 2013/6/9 19:52
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Re: Sample Ballots for Tuesday's Election?
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I will send you a private message with the full city ballot.

Here's the Ward C ballot as that's on my website:

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Posted on: 2013/6/8 21:32
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Re: Rich Boggiano for Jersey City Council Ward C
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Great letter in today's paper. "Quite honestly, in my mind, Richie has been the Councilperson from Ward C for quite some time now." - Bob Duval.

Here's the full letter:

Richard Boggiano is running for Jersey City Council in Ward C. I recall when my family moved to Ward C and lived there for over 15 years. Although Richie lived on the other side of State Highway, Richie was one of the first people I met. Richie has always been a community person and heads up the Hilltop Neighborhood Association. He helped me work with others to start an association in my neighborhood near Christ Hospital. Whenever there was an issue, Richie would be there to help me and my neighbors. We worked together on crime, dirty streets and harmful development. Street design, noisy cars, dangerous buses, loud music, troublesome bars, all quality of life issues that mean so much to us on a daily basis -- Richard Boggiano succeeded more often than others. Richie never seemed to care too much about his own well-being as much as he did for the rest of us. On many occasions I have seen Richie help out at the church across the street. Richard Boggiano is everywhere all of the time. Quite honestly, in my mind, Richie has been the Councilperson from Ward C for quite some time now. I feel that this will not change whether or not he is elected. Vote for Richard Boggiano, a real reformer who is not a holdover from the prior administration.

BOB DUVAL
HOBOKEN

http://www.nj.com/hudson/voices/index ... as_what_it_takes_wri.html

Posted on: 2013/6/8 7:33
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Re: Rich Boggiano for Jersey City Council Ward C
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For those of you in Ward C, here's a sample ballot for Tuesday.

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Posted on: 2013/6/7 13:42
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Re: Rich Boggiano for Jersey City Council Ward C
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Hi JC Listers,

Two things for you today:

1. Today is the 69th anniversary of D-Day. As a former Marine and father of two combat veterans of the Iraq War, I stop every year and thank God for the brave soldiers who stormed the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944.

2. Someone sent me an endorsement from my opponent that is worth sharing given all of the mud-slinging I have been hearing about for the last few weeks from her camp about me. Hard to believe she thought so highly of me just a year ago when I wasn't running against her!

Rich Boggiano "is a source of information and has knowledge when it comes to police matters... He is loved, respected and thought of as a strong leader [in our community]." - Nidia Lopez, May 17, 2012


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Re: Rich Boggiano for Jersey City Council Ward C
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I think you're pretty safe fat-ass-bike: The best part about growing old (I'm 69) is that money isn't what gets me out of bed in the morning.

I've always hated wasteful spending and corruption. I live in the same house I bought for $30,000 back in 1980. I'd driven beat up used cars all my life until my kids talked me into buying my first new one ever just last year (a Subaru - fancy stuff). I probably donate more time and money (to animal shelters, St Joe's church, land preservation charities, etc) than most because I have everything I need as it is. Long story short, you can't corrupt someone who isn't in it for the money.

Posted on: 2013/6/5 21:11
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Re: Rich Boggiano for Jersey City Council Ward C
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Good to see so many people out for the transition meeting at city hall tonight!

Jersey City you voted for change on May 14. Let's finish the job on June 11! Vote Boggiano column 3B!

Posted on: 2013/6/5 20:32
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Re: Rich Boggiano for Jersey City Council Ward C
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Thank You Binky and Bricks! Less than one week to go until the election. Turnout will be low. Here's some facts for you:

- Total Ward C population is approximately 40,000.
- There are about 19,500 registered voters in Ward C.
- 5500 people from Ward C voted in the May 14 general election.
- We'll likely see between 2,000-2,500 votes cast in Ward C on June 11.

Half of that (around 1000-1250 voters) will get to decide the winning candidate. To put that another way, roughly 3% of the Ward's population will decide the council leadership for the other 97%. Many people don't bother to vote because they think their vote doesn't matter. Here in Ward C that is definitely not the case. Please come out and vote next Tuesday!

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Re: Rich Boggiano for Jersey City Council Ward C
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Fat-ass-bike:

Thanks for your question. I've been fighting against corruption and stupid decisions in Jersey City for about 40 years now. The Healy administration was just the latest incarnation of a broken record that's been playing for decades.

1. I fully support redevelopment of Journal Square, but it needs to fit into the context of the larger community and surrounding neighborhoods. I fought the Healy administration over the Robinhood Development. They're essentially taking a 42 story building and dropping it down in a neighborhood of 2-3 story homes. They're also demolishing some of those homes to do it. In return, the city gets .8 acres to develop into a park, but they don't get any money to actually do the park's development, which is problematic because the piece of land is almost completely unusable without having millions and millions of dollars put into it. In other words, the developer gave away land he didn't want anyway. Steve Fulop voted against this project. Nidia Lopez voted for it.

2. Again, I have been advocating for proper redevelopment of the Journal Square area for the last 30 or so years (there is a difference between that and development for the sake of development). Back in the 1980's the rail cut that runs through the square was nearly expanded to create the "Waldo Yards." In other words, the city at the time almost made a big chunk of Journal Square into rail yards - just what we don't need. More recently, the county and city wanted to take over land on Washburn St and use it to create more county and city controlled land. Not only would they take more property off the tax rolls (thus increasing everyone else's taxes), they wanted to do it with land that is prime for redevelopment as commercial/residential space. I won this fight.

3. The police HQ at 8 Erie St suffered from years of neglect and lack of maintenance from the city. In 2011, the Healy administration sold the building for approximately $2 million to help close a hole in the budget at the time. Now, the city leases space for $800,000 year. Our Police HQ now shares space with a grocery store. The new space does not include parking, so we pay some more money to lease that as well. Long story short, we managed to neglect a building for years then sell it at a discount only to turn around and lease space at a premium from a landlord who financially supported the mayor. As an added benefit, we managed to lower the already low morale of the JCPD (morale matters - improving it makes the PD more effective and doesn't cost anything other than having good leadership in place).

4. I 10,000% support very tight pay to play controls on campaign finance, which contrary to what Mayor Healy's administration was all about. As an independent, I'm used to be heavily outgunned financially, and I think it can have a corrupting influence on even honest politicians who feel they need to take any money they can get just to stay in the campaign finance arms race.

I haven't lived in Jersey City and raised my kids here because I'm in it for the money. I'm not running for city council for the money. I volunteer for organizations (President of the Hilltop, Board Member of Head Start, State Department/West Point's Winning the Peace Program in Little India, etc) because I get genuine satisfaction out of helping other people and making Jersey City a better place. Transparency in our local campaign finance encourages more citizen activists and takes away power from carrer politicians who are beholden to the donors.

5. I fully support the merger of the JCIA and DPW. Eliminate patronage jobs and duplicative services while saving the city money. I'm all for this move and other moves like it.

6. I think that Department Heads and Directors of city organizations should have to sleep in Jersey City 270 nights or more each year (this effectively means they have to be residents, but "residency" is an ill defined topic with a number of loopholes as my opponent knows all too well). People who live in the city have a vested interest in this city. I know it's illegal to mandate such a thing for rank and file employees, but I don't think it's illegal to do so for top level positions. I also don't think it's illegal to only hire people for those positions who already live in the city.

What have I done on all of these issues? I'm an ordinary citizen, like most other people here. I use the block of voters represented by the Hilltop to bring attention to these issues. I attend council meeting and speak at a number of them when public comments are allowed. I write letters to the paper. I make phone calls and let politicians know I'm opposed to their move. I get other agencies involved. In short, I do everything I can to get more ordinary people behind an issue that I support. Even in a place that is historically corrupt like Jersey City it's hard for a politician to ignore the will of the people if they speak with one voice.

I am nearly universally acknowledged in Jersey City as honest and as someone with the best interests of this city in mind. I'm also pretty effective (I've lost fights but won more than my fair share). I think voters in Ward C recognize this. The fact that I came in #1 on May 14 after being outspent 10 to 1 speaks to that. Jersey City finally voted for change on May 14 and I'm confident they'll vote that way again on June 11.

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Hi everyone,

If you are interested in volunteering between now and election day, or on election day itself, we are taking all comers! If you are interested please just let us know here:

http://jcboggiano.com/contact

Thank you!

Posted on: 2013/6/2 20:49
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Thanks to everyone who came out to the debate last night. As expected, Nidia Lopez was once again a no show. She had no legitimate reason for her absence.

The residents of Ward C deserve better: someone they can get in touch with when they have a problem, and someone who is actually effective at getting problems solved. Vote for change on June 11!

Posted on: 2013/6/1 6:31
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Re: Rich Boggiano for Jersey City Council Ward C
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An Open Letter to Nidia Lopez:

In the run-up to the May 14 election, you missed the sole debate for Ward C City Council candidates because there was a caucus meeting the same evening. Even though that meeting ended right around the start of the debate, you chose not to attend or even come a few minutes late.

Immediately after the election, Yvonne Balcer of Hudson County TV announced a May 31 debate for run-off candidates. A full week after that debate was scheduled you have now announced that you will not attend because you have chosen to hold a fundraiser for your campaign instead.

Last week I made an offer to your campaign to hold a debate at the time and place of your choosing. You chose not to respond to that offer. I am repeating that offer but will now take it one step further. I will give you the questions you need to answer. Here they are:

1. In 2009 you promised to fix the fountain in Journal Square. Why is it filled with dirt and plants, and not water?
2. In 2009 you promised to bring the Guardian Angels to Jersey City. Where are they?
3. Peg Leg Pete's famous statue is missing from Bergen Square. Where is it since you promised to bring him back?
4. You've been a council member for four years. Why has nothing happened with the historic Loews Theater during your tenure?
5. How exactly has Ward C benefitted from your time in public office?
6. As a city council member, what bills have you sponsored that have passed? (Let me help you out and give you the answer: None.)
7. Will you ever actually show up to a debate?

The residents of Ward C deserve a council member who keeps promises and is responsive to them and their questions. Take those residents for granted at your own peril come election day.

Yours,
Rich Boggiano
Candidate for Ward C City Council

Posted on: 2013/5/31 8:22
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Re: What has Nidia Lopez accomplished in Ward C?
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SOS - I offered to meet my opponent at a time and place of her choosing with an independent moderator and she did not accept. It's pretty clear at this point she will grasp for any excuse to avoid showing up to a debate.

I don't know if she thinks she will look bad in comparison to me or if she simply doesn't want to have to answer to her constituents, but her behavior of avoidance is very similar to the candidates on Healy's slate with thin resumes.

Here's an article referencing my debate offer back on May 16:

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... il_candidate_in_jers.html

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A big thank you to everyone who came out for my fundraiser tonight. I am truly humbled by your generosity and support. Thank you!

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Thanks for your support everyone! We have two weeks left. Turnout in Ward C on May 14 was 4000 voters. We expect turnout June 11 to be around half that, so every vote counts. If you know any Ward C voter who wants to vote by mail, please have them call my daughter Katrina at 201-920-3950 or by fill out the form on this page: http://www.jcboggiano.com/contact

I also wanted to remind everyone about my campaign fundraiser tomorrow night at Puccini's. It was originally scheduled for the 31st but we moved it to the 29th because of the debate.

Location: Puccini's, 1064 West Side Ave
Time: 6-9 pm
Date: Wednesday, May 29th
Recommended Donation: $60

Last, here's my thank you to the people who helped me garner the most votes on May 14. We need to do the same on June 11. Too many people think that I won outright and don't understand that Jersey City has run-off races!

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Dear Editor:

Letter To the Residents of Ward C: Thank you for coming out to vote on May 14! You gave a clear mandate that you want to see change in Jersey City. I am truly humbled and inspired by the number of voters who want to move this city forward!

But the race is not over. We have a run-off in Ward C on June 11.

Please do not forget to come out and vote. It would be a terrible shame to have come this far only to stop just short of the finish line!

I have spent my life as a public servant helping others. As a Marine, Jersey City Police Officer, and hopefully after June 11 as your Ward C City Council representative. Thank you again for coming out to vote.

You are the reason democracy works. I promise that if elected to work tirelessly to give you the kind of city you deserve.

Rich Boggiano
President, Hilltop Neighborhood Association
Candidate, Ward C City Council

Posted on: 2013/5/28 9:44
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