On the hottest day of the year, Hoboken mayoral candidate Ramos wonders when new pool will open
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HOBOKEN – Hoboken mayoral candidate and state Assemblyman Ruben Ramos took issue with the fact that on the hottest day of Hoboken’s year, a new pool expected to open sometime this month at the Boys and Girls Club remained closed on Thursday. Ramos claimed that the pool was supposed to be open by July 8, and though the city has maintained that it will open at some point this month, city spokesman Juan Melli said there is no date set yet.

Capitalizing on the high heat levels, which were expected to reach 103 degrees on Thursday, Ramos turned the temperature into a political issue, lambasting the city’s readiness for the heat wave.

“Heat indices have been in the hundreds all week, but this pool is still not open for anyone to use,” said Ramos. “Some of our residents are in life-threatening danger from this heat and the city can’t even fill up a pool for our kids.”

However, the city has opened the pool at Hoboken High School for residents to use five days a week from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Aug. 21, and has set up cooling stations at City Hall. Additionally, spray features are present in several city parks, including Church Square Park, Jackson Street Park, Madison Park, Elysian Park, Stevens Park, Pier A, Pier C, and Columbus Park.

Earlier on Thursday, the city sent out a heat advisory message, urging residents to check in on their elderly neighbors as well as to stay indoors in air conditioning as much as possible, to wear sunscreen outside, along with loose fitting light colored clothes that cover as much skin as possible, to drink water regularly, to not leave children or pets alone in a car, and to avoid exertion in the hottest part of the day.

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PAX07030
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July 25, 2013
Now that former HR employee Tim Carroll is on the Ruben Ramos campaign payroll we can expect many more of these pro-Ramos faux news pieces to be placed in the HR.
SmartyPants13
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July 19, 2013
Memo to the Children of the 4th Ward:

I know it's really hot outside but I'm sorry I just can't seem to get the pool at the Boy's & Girl's Club open for you. In fact I can't really get anything done except bicycle paths. However, there is good news, the town of Secaucus has agreed to let you swim in their pool. If you don't have transportation perhaps you can get a ride with a family from the 5th Ward. Also, bring lots of money because it's expensive and the $25 recreation fee doesn't cover it. Don't forget me in November!

Love,

Dawn

hobokendave
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July 19, 2013
Hey Ruben,

what happened to that barge pool Hoboken was supposed to get... when you were on City Council.

Ruben is desperate...just taking pot shots...his own record while on city council shows what an opportunistic back room dealing "politician" he is.

...so what was the backroom deal Ruben that got you off the ticked for Assembly?
ss1959
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July 18, 2013
Heh Ruben can you read?

http://hoboken.patch.com/groups/summer/p/new-boys-and-girls-club-pool-still-expected-to-open-by-months-end
recallbethmason
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July 18, 2013
gosh it is really sad how desperate Ramos is to say anything to get a quote in the papers? this guy is simply not electable. disassociate yourself from the Russo Mafia would be a start.