Polls are now OPEN – Go Vote!

5/12/2009:

Today’s the day – plus TWO important reminders!

All the “smear and fear” regarding Hoboken politics has led us up to this day! Get off your lazy butts and head to your local polling station!

  • For those with busy schedules – Polls are open from 6am – 8pm. Don’t be tricked into thinking it’s anything other than that!
  • Don’t forget to hit the RED BUTTON after selecting your choices! The number of voters that forget to submit their ballots and record their vote is surprising.

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Whoa – I haven’t been paying attention!!

Isn’t Tom Vincent an actor? What’s a Carbine? An auto part? How do I get to Melberg? Is that in Pennsylvania?

If you have no clue about who’s who in this particular Municipal Election – take a gander at who is on the ballot:

Major Campaign Tickets

Independents for Mayor

Independents for Council

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165 Comments on "Polls are now OPEN – Go Vote!"

matt_72
Member

By the way, I love how you just dismiss the fact that the man is essentially “stealing from the poor”. My guess is that if he took candy from babies, you would be fine with that too so long as it were done according to the rules. Legal doesn’t equal ethical. Much of what happens in this town is done “leagally”, but I wouldn’t call the mismanagement, nepotism & outright fleecing of residents by some connected individuals to be ethical at all. And the last person I’d ever trust in office is one who lives their life taking advantage of the mismanagement of Hoboken. Makes about as much sense as letting an embezzeler run a bank.

truth1
Member
truth1

Facts: Moe DeGennaro & Rich Tremitiedi came out with Citizens Against Mismanagement” which was an effort to get the public informed on issues, attend council meetings and get involved. Tremitiedi along with Ravi Bhalla withdrew from active participation with REVOLT when they expressed an interest in running for public office (they did not want any conflict of interest). Ravi is in the runoff and Trem. withdrew from the race and later endorsed Cammarano.

professor pinetop
Member
professor pinetop

as i mentioned previously, i am voting for addeo and morales. my natural inclination is to vote for zimmer but i have major concerns about the people she surrounds herself with (metsch, lenz) and a major curiousity about who will replace her as fourth ward councilperson. i hope she publically states this prior to the election.

AndThenOneDay
Member
AndThenOneDay

Who did Mason identify as her replacement if she won as mayor?

In response to professor pinetop who said:
as i mentioned previously, i am voting for addeo and morales. my natural inclination is to vote for zimmer but i have major concerns about the people she surrounds herself with (metsch, lenz) and a major curiousity about who will replace her as fourth ward councilperson. i hope she publically states this prior to the election.

professor pinetop
Member
professor pinetop

during the campaign i heard it would be garcia-keim. doesn’t matter now. the fourth ward matters.

In response to AndThenOneDay who said:
Who did Mason identify as her replacement if she won as mayor?

matt_72
Member

So you are worried about the ethics of people who aren’t running for office, but not concerned w/ the ethics of those running for office? Curious.

See, I usually think that if a person can’t live their life in an ethical manner, they really can’t be trusted. And there is no way in hell I’ll ever think that having an affluent person live off of the charity of others and deprive people with a real need of that charity is ethical. So no way I trust a guy like Addeo, not when he lives his life taking advantage of “the system”.

In response to professor pinetop who said:
as i mentioned previously, i am voting for addeo and morales. my natural inclination is to vote for zimmer but i have major concerns about the people she surrounds herself with (metsch, lenz) and a major curiousity about who will replace her as fourth ward councilperson. i hope she publically states this prior to the election.

professor pinetop
Member
professor pinetop

matt, did you want to move to church towers? your constant harping on the subject would make sense if you felt personally ripped off. if people break the rules there, they should be bounced. if they do not, then they are just part of a planned community of middle class housing. the church towers abatement does not cost you or me as much as some of the abatements on luxury condos that came about in the last ten years. your concerns for the impoverished souls who cannot get into church towers are touching but your repeated rants regarding this one relatively minor aspect of the overall fiscal portrait of our city not only get dull but diminish your effectiveness as an advocate for a candidate.

In response to matt_72 who said:
So you are worried about the ethics of people who aren’t running for office, but not concerned w/ the ethics of those running for office? Curious.

See, I usually think that if a person can’t live their life in an ethical manner, they really can’t be trusted. And there is no way in hell I’ll ever think that having an affluent person live off of the charity of others and deprive people with a real need of that charity is ethical. So no way I trust a guy like Addeo, not when he lives his life taking advantage of “the system”.

matt_72
Member

You are kidding, right? An abatement that nets the city $8-10K a year per unit costs the city more than an abatement that nets the city $1K a year per unit? Are you on crack or just mathematically challenged?

In response to professor pinetop who said:
matt, did you want to move to church towers? your constant harping on the subject would make sense if you felt personally ripped off. if people break the rules there, they should be bounced. if they do not, then they are just part of a planned community of middle class housing. the church towers abatement does not cost you or me as much as some of the abatements on luxury condos that came about in the last ten years. your concerns for the impoverished souls who cannot get into church towers are touching but your repeated rants regarding this one relatively minor aspect of the overall fiscal portrait of our city not only get dull but diminish your effectiveness as an advocate for a candidate.

davidcdavid64
Member
davidcdavid64
Sometimes principles are impt. They can be esp Impt when the same people who gave out the pilots, making developers rich, got exclusive rights to a piece of the action on those condo’s making themselves rich, and took bribes at the same time to do so. Those people should not be receiving housing aid and they should be selling their other properties to pay back the money they owe. In truth the same people who doomed the financial future of this town (via pilots)made themselves wealthy doing so are now receiving housing subsidies. In instances like that it isn’t just an issue of money it is an issue of fairness. In appropriate analogy is there is something wrong with wall street when you can take home millions and millions for ruining a company. Well, I would like to see Chuck Prince have to give back all the money he made. I will add that in both of the examples I have used the individuals concerned should be in Jail Some thing on this earth are just clearly wrong and the ability to make that determination is just one of the clear dividing lines that shows the type of person you are. As for being a former Robert’s supporter. He said one thing when running and turn out to completely to the exact opposite. He has done all he can in the last days of his term to make this town worse and continue with his failed policies. clearly his actions… Read more »
str11
Member
str11

Matt I have some questions to ask you please no insults just some answers you may provide to help me make a choice for the runoff election.
What is Dawns relationship with Dr. Metsch?
Has Dawn or Carol Marsh recieved financial support from developers in the past or presently?
Why did Dawn decide to give up her council seat?
Has Dawn approved any contracts with the unions when she was on the council? Did she make decisions that increased the city’s budget?

In response to matt_72 who said:
So you are worried about the ethics of people who aren’t running for office, but not concerned w/ the ethics of those running for office? Curious.

See, I usually think that if a person can’t live their life in an ethical manner, they really can’t be trusted. And there is no way in hell I’ll ever think that having an affluent person live off of the charity of others and deprive people with a real need of that charity is ethical. So no way I trust a guy like Addeo, not when he lives his life taking advantage of “the system”.

professor pinetop
Member
professor pinetop

nudge, re post 154, ritchie tremiditi was the first out of the box with the tax revolt noise. he is a cammarano supporter.

as far as luminaries like former roberts supporter dr metsch being institutional financial geniuses, he quit his job as the head of the jersey city medical center literally hours before their board was going to fire him for financial mismanagement. he has dawn’s ear and your high opinion; i must admit i find naivete concerning among policy makers and people of influence. methinks the good doctor is seeking employment at hoboken university hospital (and not emptying bedpans because he is not a medical doctor).

truth1
Member
truth1

Nudge has it right – Dr. Mesch and Scott DeLea (who were probably the main founders of REVOLT) both endorsed Dawn Zimmer and her slate. Tony T., Richard P. and many other loyal members with similar thinking looked towards Dawn personally. IMHO.

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