Hoboken Week in Review – 7/26/2009
Hoboken411 welcomes NY Times readers!
Many new readers are on Hoboken411.com today because they’ve read the story about our troubled Mayor, Peter Cammarano – and the recent bribery charges against him.
To bring you up to speed, Hoboken411 has been the leading web community in Hoboken since 2006, covering a wide range of topics in the “mile square / sixth borough.” From traditional fun current events such as the W Hotel grand opening and our annual arts & music festivals – to local politics, including council members involved with DUI, voter fraud allegations and even hidden pasts!
The Hoboken Week in Review is published each Sunday, and provides a “snapshot” of what was buzzing in the past week.
So what made the most discussed entries for the week ending Sunday, July 26th, 2009?
Hottest general topics of the week
Funny thing, in the previous Hoboken Week in Review – We breathed a collective sigh of relief, that Hoboken was quieting down after the tumultuous election season and Macy’s Fireworks. Four days later – the “NJ Corruption Bombshell” drops, and naturally our very own Mayor was involved. So much for an easy going summer, right?
Just a few days ago – the topic of “Peter Cammarano’s chosen Directors” was a hot topic. Now many questions remain as to what will and should happen to the controversial Mayors selection of his cabinet.
Now that the Mayor is officially hot-button status – archived stories of political contributions get resurrected!
Oddly enough – just a week ago, the Mayor urged a local housing authority official to resign after similar bribery charges were brought against him. Many residents feel the Mayor is contradicting his own words of “zero tolerance.”
The local community pool didn’t open when it was supposed to, due to budgetary issues.
The (realistic) “Will it Sell?” Real Estate comedy feature returns with the most hilarious entry to date!
The local “Kebab House” owner arrested for running a million dollar call girl ring!
Hoboken411 was instrumental in making live streaming council meetings a reality on the internet.
The new Pizza Republic pizza parlor named their restaurant as part of a Hoboken411 contest. Readers now chime in about the experiences.
Fairly standard on any weekend night in Hoboken – drunken assaults amongst revelers.
- Biz Updates: A light week for Hoboken business updates – we have a new restaurant called Signature Kitchen (which replaced the doomed Original Soup Man), added a directory listing for the Eureka Market Art Gallery, and the Mangia Hoboken! Food Tours is a new weekly walking & tasting romp around famous Hoboken eateries/
See what’s happening this week on Hoboken411 event calendar!
- St. Ann’s Festival ends TODAY!!!
- As well as the highly acclaimed My Italy Story single man theatrical production…
- And don’t forget Movies Under the Stars – the weekly outdoor event at Pier A Park, with the best NYC skyline view!
Political Common Sense Quote of the Week:
“You know what we should do in New Jersey? We should have “pre-emptive policing.” Anyone who says “I’m going to go down and fill out my paperwork to become a politician” – we should just arrest them!– Glenn Beck, July 24, 2009