On 6/25/2010 I switched my commenting system to Intense debate. This software has better commenting features than blogger but the comments were not able to be brought over due to a limitation in the setup process by Intense Debate.
I considered this to be a great loss to my readers and close to 7,000 comments could have been lost for ever. Luckily I had set up a word press version of my blog to act as a backup should something ever happen to my blogger account.
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After much hemming and hawing I decided to switch commenting systems and have moved to Intense Debate. There are some features I really like about it so I decided to make the move. In the process I was not able to migrate over previous comments under blogger so I will be starting from scratch.
Give it a shot. It is much easier to log in and comment than the previous system. Email at email@example.com if you have any problems or need help.
Today the US Soccer team faces off with Ghana at 2PM on ABC, Cablevision channels 7 or 707. For those who are fans of the World Cup like me there are a number of bars in which to see the game. Mulligan’s I am sure will be packed as well as Black Bear. Many Hoboken bars over the last several years have expanded thei number of flat screen TVs for sporting events such as these.
Here are the top 10 goals from the tournament so far. Number 1 of course is Landon Donovan’s last minute goal in stoppage time that advanced the US team to the round of 16:
“There’s more to come on this issue. While not in a residential neighborhood, I am sensitive to the potential impact it will have in northwest Hoboken. I am confident that the plans as outlined and forthcoming by the administration will achieve common goals for all affected.”
Here is the latest from the Office of the Mayor in Hoboken on the Municipal Garage location search….
MAYOR ZIMMER PROPOSES INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR PUBLIC WORKS MUNICIPAL GARAGE
Mayor Dawn Zimmer will ask the City Council to vote on a proposal for the future of the City’s public works municipal garage at the upcoming Council meeting on July 14th.
“What we are proposing will save taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars and have no impact on any residential areas,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “No traditional site-based solution comes close to the cost savings of this innovative approach.”
The City currently requires indoor space for vehicle maintenance and outdoor space for vehicle storage. There is the possibility that the City could end up with two garage locations if the City entered into a lease for a temporary new location and retained the existing municipal garage if the developer is unable to close on the sale. Additionally, the cost to retrofit a leased location which we may only need for a few months would cost at least $100,000, not including the cost of monthly rental.
To avoid this scenario, the Administration is proposing a creative solution which addresses the City’s vehicle maintenance and storage needs while saving taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The Administration has decided to outsource all maintenance of its vehicles for 60 days until the status of the existing municipal garage site is clear on the planned closing date, August 13, 2010. By outsourcing the maintenance, the City eliminates the short term need for indoor garage space.
To address the City’s needs for outdoor vehicle storage space, the Administration will introduce a Resolution authorizing the closure of Clinton Street between 15th Street and 16th Street. Appropriate easements will be provided for adjacent property owners. The impact on traffic will be minimal since there are already plans for the closure of Clinton Street beneath the 14th Street Viaduct as part of Hudson County’s plan for that structure’s rehabilitation later this year.
“We’re looking to continually save taxpayers money through out-of-the-box approaches to problem-solving,” added Business Administrator Arch Liston.
These solutions will not impact any residential areas of the community, preclude the possibility of ending up with two garages, and provide significant cost savings to taxpayers.
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