Hoboken Mom(s) support Cammarano

5/26/2009:

Wow – it seems like a lot of Hoboken parents are beginning to support Peter Cammarano in the runoff election on June 9th. Below is a letter I received from a Hoboken mom, who wanted to bring more attention to a post which appeared on the Hoboken Moms Yahoo Group:

Cammarano got our votes

peter-cammarano-and-child-2“Dear 411-

I am a big fan of your site and the political articles, however, I feel Peter Cammarano hasn’t gotten a fair shake.

As someone who also reads the Hoboken Moms group, because it’s a great resource for parenting and school information, I came across a terrific letter that I am hoping 411 will post (I’ve attached it below).

Since I’ve been unfairly labeled as one of those “new yuppies who are generally apathetic and don’t vote in local elections,” everyone is eager to have my vote, so I’ve been included on several political e-mail lists. I have been invited to many political fundraisers and house parties and have had the opportunity to speak with the candidates directly over the last few months, and despite some of the stories on 411, Peter Cammarano is the Mayoral candidate who has impressed me the most.

I have to agree with the following letter from Rachel Goldberg, which was posted on Hoboken Moms. It’s a positive, simple, endorsement letter, yet is realistic in that no candidate fits our perfect ideal. It sums up why I am supporting Peter Cammarano, and all of my friends agree.

Sincerely,
Lisa”

Letter from Hoboken Moms Group

yahoo-groups-logoFrom: Rachel Goldberg
To: Hoboken Moms Yahoo Group
Subject: A Mom Voting for Cammarano

“Dear Hoboken Parents, 



My name is Rachel Goldberg, and I am casting a vote for Peter Cammarano. 



I have been active in several elections, most recently the Kids First victory, and like many of you, I struggled with who I was going to vote for. I feel lucky that the decision is so difficult, and that such wonderful people have put their time and energy into this race. 



At the same time, as a taxpayer, I really want to elect the person that will make the decisions that best address the problems facing Hoboken today, understanding how the ramifications of those decisions will affect Hoboken tomorrow, and being respectful of the diversity in our town. 



Peter has run a positive campaign, and has done a great job of concentrating on his platform. He has been endorsed by the Jersey Journal as the best fit for Hoboken. The “Hoboken Lower Taxes” scorecard gave Peter the highest scores for his positions on Schools, Forms of Government, and position on Hoboken University Medical Center. 



I don’t always agree with Peter, and I don’t expect that I will agree with every decision he makes as Mayor. I don’t agree with every decision President Obama has made, and I definitely don’t agree with every decision my mother or husband make. 



But like my husband, my mother, and my President, I trust that Peter’s decisions will have the good of every constituent at the core. 

For those of you still struggling with your decision, please take a look at Peter’s website, www.cammarano09.com. 



Please do not start a flame war, out of respect for the members of this community, I will not respond.

Whatever you do, please vote- it is essential to our democratic process. 



Have a great day!

Rachel”

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145 Comments on "Hoboken Mom(s) support Cammarano"

poed
Member
poed

This was what we paid to get Raslowki in…

“The Star Ledger reported today that in January, Davy denied a request by the Hoboken Board of Education to void a consulting fee portion of a retirement deal for Hoboken Superintendent Patrick Gagliardi who retired in June 2007. Gagliardi received $495,000 for unused sick and vacation days along with a promise to be paid $996 per day as a consulting administrator for up to 100 days. These perks are in addition to his $128,400 per year pension. Revelation of the nearly $600,000 Hoboken deal comes on the heels of reports that the Keansburg Superintendent of Schools, Barbara Trzeszkowski, is retiring next month with a $740,000 severance package. Karrow pointed out that the State Commission of Investigation (SCI) released a report two and a half years ago calling into question school superintendent excessive contracts and benefit packages. The SCI is a non-partisan appointed agency. “For the last two and a half years, both Governor Corzine and Commissioner Davy sat on the SCI report and did absolutely nothing about these obscene superintendent salaries and benefit packages,” exclaimed Karrow. “This information was there in black and white

Margaret
Member

Putting peoples names down on a piece of paper is not getting our students better educated. It takes hard work and volunteerism INSIDE at meetings, and a follow up to see that the suggestions are implemented by the teachers and those in charge. ANYTHING POSITIVE can be tried and work. Been there, done that! That is the boards job, not putting names down for POLITICAL GAIN…

Margaret
Member

Hey you who called a Council Member arrogant, the reason for that is that they have to counter people like you who get up and carp, and carp and complain. Get a rap sheet of activism and get up and make some worthy suggestions and you will see how helpful CAMMARANO is! He did a lot here in this ward, with me and the neighbors, who also helped…Can you say that? That goes back to Mr. DelBoccio who was the same way!
We worked together on much here, and Cammarano will do the same…

poed
Member
poed

Hey, isn’t Mr. Delboccio working as an aide to Ramos?

In response to Margaret who said:
Hey you who called a Council Member arrogant, the reason for that is that they have to counter people like you who get up and carp, and carp and complain. Get a rap sheet of activism and get up and make some worthy suggestions and you will see how helpful CAMMARANO is! He did a lot here in this ward, with me and the neighbors, who also helped…Can you say that? That goes back to Mr. DelBoccio who was the same way!
We worked together on much here, and Cammarano will do the same…

juliehob
Member
juliehob

Yes he is.

In response to poed who said:
Hey, isn’t Mr. Delboccio working as an aide to Ramos?

Margaret
Member

the High School, as now, has “clubs” available, chess clubs,
sport clubs, debating clubs, etc. These look really good on a resume or a college application! Reinforcement at home with
homework, and no excuses for work not done, did some good.
The teachers went out of their way to be supportive and helpful, and coupled with the parents who took the time to come in with their complaints at home (my son says he has no homework!) Yes, there was a lot of detention until they learned to buckle down…
It must have rubbed off, two of my sons are teachers, and my niece teaches Music and performs at concerts. They are not geniuses but when we buckle down together to work on weaknesses in the system, it works…

Margaret
Member

I put my three sons all the way through the public schools here and worked inside as a PTO President assisting the teachers for three decades. Parent and teacher meetings got a lot done. Homework assignment pads went home to be signed
by the parents. The schoolbooks were improved and updated, and as the marks went up the morale went up, both of the students and the teachers. I was proud to be a Public School parent, and I worked hard and spent a lot of time INSIDE the system. The Board was frequently at odds with us, too much politics stifled much, and the students were the ones who lost out. Now they want CITY HALL! Cammarano was right on when he said they should stay out of politics and put all of their EDUCATIONAL energy into the students!

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