× HOBOKEN — The city of Hoboken invites residents to a public hearing on March 16 to discuss the environmental impact of the Rebuild by Design project. The project will be developed to help prevent flooding in Hoboken.The N.J. Department of Environmental Protection announced the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on Feb. 24.The DEIS describes the purpose and need for the project, the alternatives considered, the NEPA Preferred Alternative, anticipated environmental impacts, project benefits, and potential mitigation measures.A 45 day public comment period began on Feb. 24 and will end on April 10.The public hearing will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at DeBaun Auditorium at 24 Fifth St. and will provide the public an opportunity to comment on the project.Electronic copies of the DEIS are available at www.rbd-hudsonriver.nj.gov and CDs and paper copies are available for review during regular business hours at Hoboken City Hall (94 Washington Street), Hoboken Library (500 Park Avenue), and Hoboken Housing Authority (400 Harrison Street), in addition to locations in Weehawken and Jersey City.Comments can be submitted using a number of methods, including email: [email protected]
Don’t expect Mayweather to have the same response this time.Father Time isn’t on either guy’s side, and the fight would not be pretty.But is Pacquiao emerges victorious over Thurman, then boxing fans’ worst nightmare will be right in front of them. The biggest question people will have regarding a rematch: Why bother with a second go-around after their initial outing in May 2015, when Floyd Mayweather Jr. won by unanimous decision, was a clunker for the ages? While the bout four years ago smashed every financial record in boxing history, most say a sequel wouldn’t come close to matching. And one year ago, Pacquiao looked long in the tooth after mediocre performances against Timothy Bradley and Jessie Vargas before losing to Jeff Horn in a controversial decision.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearBut at some point between July 2, 2017 vs. Horn and July 15, 2018, the Senator from the Philippines found the fountain of youth. Pacquiao notched his first stoppage win in more than eight years when he pummeled Lucas Matthysse all over the ring for seven rounds. Pacquaio then put on a vintage “Pac-Man” performance in January, dominating Adrien Broner with a lopsided decision to set up Saturday’s clash with Thurman.Another dominant performance this weekend against one of the best welterweights in the world would make a stronger case for a rematch, because it would show that Pacquiao is still at the top of his game and coming in injury-free. That wasn’t the case in the first outing, as Pacquiao was dealing with a right shoulder injury that required surgery after the fight.Mayweather is a smart businessman. When he sees an opportunity, he bounces on it. Take the laughable “fight” with Conor McGregor in August of 2017, for example.McGregor was becoming a prominent names in sports as a two-division world champion in the UFC with a personality combat sports hadn’t seen since Muhammad Ali. The Irishman called out the 1996 Olympian, and Mayweather gladly took him on, with Mayweather toying with McGregor early before winning by 10-round TKO … and making around $275 million in the process.”He doesn’t have the motivation or the desire,” Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe said during the Pacquiao-Broner post-fight press conference in regard to Mayweather fighting Pacquiao. “He’s living his best life, traveling, running his multiple businesses, spending his hard-earned winnings. He’ll be 42 come Feb. 24. Enough is enough. What good is it to earn that money if you aren’t around to spend it?”Yet no athlete likes making (and bragging about) money more than “Money” Mayweather. And with Pacquiao having a new lease on his boxing life — it’s hard to envision Mayweather not being the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for Pacquiao when he signed with Premier Boxing Champions late last year — and with Mayweather still being a prominent name in sports, both guys can come close to breaking the bank one more time.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearSporting News confirmed this week that Mayweather was planning to attend Saturday’s bout in Las Vegas. If Pacquiao wins, he will challenge Mayweather — just as he did after the Broner fight. Mayweather had the ultimate poker face when the camera panned to him for a response, much to the dismay of the crowd. We understand why one might read the words “Manny Pacquiao,” “Floyd Mayweather Jr.” and “rematch” in the same headline and groan, if not skip the article entirely. But here you are.If Pacquiao does what the public expects him to do Saturday night and knock WBA (super) welterweight champion Keith Thurman from the unbeaten ranks, then yes, the rematch the world claims it doesn’t want to see will occur. And yes, you’ll end up watching it.