Hoboken Week in Review – 9/20/2009

9/20/2009:

Politics heating up again!

With about six weeks left before the umpteenth Hoboken election in 2009, politics is naturally getting more attention in town.

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So what made the hottest entries for the week ending Sunday, September 20th, 2009?

Duck, Duck, Duck, Council!

  1. STEVENS!
    Stevens Institute gets charged with fiscal impropriety, but says “no way!” A Stevens student also writes a story about it (rejected by the school paper, though)
  2. OBAMA!
    Yep – a story published almost two weeks ago is still hot on the charts – now around 500 comments!
  3. DUMB!
    I inquired about some Hoboken bar crawl called a “Bar-a-thon.” The verdict is in – it’s a stupid ripoff, says you the residents.
  4. BIRDIES!
    A cool pair of awesome and ferocious falcons make a pit stop in Hoboken.
  5. POLITICS!
    So many political stories in Hoboken, I decided to lump them all together at the end:

Other Updates

Event Calendar

See what’s happening this week on Hoboken411 event calendar!

THIS WEEK:

Inspirational Quote of the Week:

“The accomplice to the crime of corruption is frequently our own indifference.”

– Bess Myerson

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6 Comments on "Hoboken Week in Review – 9/20/2009"

realstuff
Member
realstuff

Realstuff indifference…with all the issues going on in Hoboken, there has to be more expression of the main problems. Hopefully, voters will become really interested in the real issues and vote in Nov…..

Yes.We.Can.
Member
Yes.We.Can.

LOL- I meant to say “dualOFFICEdawn”… NOT dual “action”.

I must have been thinking about that skinny guy on late-night informercials that begs you to wash your colon with his expensive crap (“Dual Action Cleanse”, though I do think Mason’s commercial is suitable for colon storage.

jc5201
Member
jc5201

Great quote of the week 411.

Yes.We.Can.
Member
Yes.We.Can.
I saw the “dualactiondawn” commercial on cable and from the road Mason’s taken, it looks like she’ll be handing it to Zimmer– again. The piece was lightweight as attack ads go; the reason we’re told NOT to vote for DZ is something so reprehensible, it should disqualify her from the competition, the commercial tells us we should be outraged. Well, what if we’re not? Even the lowest-information voter in Hoboken knows there is an election in November, and we are left with an “Acting mayor” by the circumstance of PC’s arrest– it is a placeholder position until then. The assumption that the public should expect Dawn to quit her CC position because circumstance has foisted the other one upon her is TONE DEAF to the reality that many in out town relate to the fear of losing their job, and don’t fault Dawn for quitting her elected position if it means she may be “jobless” as a consequence. The casualness with which the Mason charge seems to deal with her opponent’s decision not to risk her job, simply reinforces the stereotype of Mason as a very rich woman who doesn’t understand the concerns of the rest of us, who are insecure about their jobs, and like Zimmer, are loathe to risk them. Now, does Zimmer “need” to work? Maybe not. But she is not conspicuously wealthy, she is down-to-earth, unpretentious, and outwardly, she is one of ‘us.’ Those here who may call me a “Zimmer-Zealot” I say: pluck your head… Read more »
truth1
Member
truth1

Politics: Are the imcumbents doing a good job? Steven’s mess, State & Local culture of corruption, Hoboken’s state of affairs with an elected Mayor having to resign, 8 candidates for Mayor, very dis-organized and un-controlled Hoboken city council meetings, continued state supervision, Supt. of School’s resigning, High property taxes, poor condition of our roads and according to some reports, our Hospital is in financial trouble having spent 10% of the bond money for operating expenses. Yes, operating expenses which are recurring. This calls for everyone to get the facts and vote in the upcoming election for Governor and Mayor. Are the incumbents doing a good job?

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