Hoboken Political Bites – 9/30/2009

9/30/2009:

More taste, less filling

Well, Wednesday morning’s Breakfast Nuggets are all political tater tots infused with more Mayoral flavor to keep you informed, without all the clutter!

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Glatt Gets Going

mike-novak-hoboken-nj-supporting-kimberly-glattFormer Municipal Judge Kimberly Glatt is lining up support from former boosters of Peter Cammarano.

Ex-Cammarano council slate member Mike Novak is hosting a private “Meet Kim Glatt” event at his office Saturday morning.

Word on the street is Glatt’s Mayoral ambitions are also supported by former Freeholder Maurice Fitzgibbons and ex-Mayor David Roberts.

Also heard that State Senator Brian Stack’s ex-wife Katia is running Glatt’s campaign, though she hasn’t been in contact yet.

Mason Makes Moves

beth-mason-honored-with-award-by-nj-fogBeth Mason has a press conference planned for this afternoon to “introduce several key members of her campaign team.”

Mason was also honored last week for her dedication to the cause of government transparency by the New Jersey Foundation for Open Government:

“Mason, a noted open government advocate, was presented with a plaque during the meeting in recognition of her pioneering role as a statewide leader in the battle for open government… “Beth Mason took on the leadership of the NJFOG at a critical time in our history. The organization played a key role in passing the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) in 2002, but getting it enforced and changing New Jersey’s closed door political culture was turning out to be an even greater challenge,” said Baehr, a former reporter for the Star-Ledger and journalism professor at Rutgers.”

Read the rest of the release here.

Brinkman’s Brand C

Quick! Name a political party with even fewer Hoboken members than the Republicans. Nathan Brinkman was given the endorsement of the state Conservative Party for his run for Hoboken Mayor yesterday. From NJCP Party Chairman Stephen Spinosa’s press release:

“Having known Nathan for about a year through our mutual involvement with the Lonegan gubernatorial campaign, I have found Nathan to be a solid individual with excellent organizational & leadership skills. I believe that the solvency, security & prosperity of the citizens of Hoboken can BEST be served by electing Nathan Brinkman as Mayor in November 2009.”

Spinosa also said Brinkman would “transform Hoboken once more into a shining city on a hill.” Could he have used a Ronald Reagan reference that wasn’t so geographically inaccurate? We also hear Brinkman’s campaign is phone polling Hoboken voters to see if they would vote for a “Conservative Republican.”

Speaking of President Reagan, did you know he visited the 1984 St. Ann’s Feast on a campaign swing through Hoboken with Frank Sinatra? They landed in a helicopter on the Stevens campus. True story!

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POG Meeting Tonight

Hoboken’s People for Open Government will hold its annual reorganization meeting at tonight at the home of Helen Hirsch – 98 Park, Apt 4P. President Eric Kurta says doors open at 6pm for those who wish to engage in pre-meeting chit-chat (see agenda):

“As we do every September, we will collect $25 for annual membership. Members in good standing for more than three months can be nominated for board membership. Board nominations are voted on by the general membership. The new board will then select its executive committee for the coming year (President, VP, Treasurer, Secretary).”

That’s it for now – all of today’s political updates in one easy-to-swallow pill post!

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15 Comments on "Hoboken Political Bites – 9/30/2009"

elainetyger
Member
elainetyger

Indeed, pawz, I found it impossible to have a conversation with her; she is like a steamroller. The only way out is to nod your head and tell her that she is absolutely right, so that she will preach to you for only five additional minutes.

realstuff
Member
realstuff

She did not make the Newpaper debate or submit a profile. She certaintly has spunk, sticks up for the ‘little people’ but she has not shown any campaign depth at all. All politicians or aspiring ones tout honesty, the litmus test for which is how they use the power of their position. She does not appear to be a contender at all.

dokk
Member
dokk

Let’s hear from Waiters. It has come to light that ALL OF THE OPPOSING CAMPS are consistently trying to meet with her camp. Whatever one may think about Ms. Waiters, she has proves he worth as a community activist—-a person who has her community at heart.
I listened to her @ last week’s forum. She has good points.
She also seems to be very trustworthy. That’s more than one can say for 95% of the other candidates.
I hope to make the debate/forum @Steven’s Tech. I can further study the candidates then.
I am a believer in the adage …’first impression is the lasting…’. My first impression of Ms. Waiters was one that stuck with me. She’s an honest person who has become a great advocate against injustices heaved upon the “LITTLE PEOPLE” of our city.

pawzclawz
Member
pawzclawz

You’re Kidding Right?

In response to dokk who said:
Let’s hear from Waiters. It has come to light that ALL OF THE OPPOSING CAMPS are consistently trying to meet with her camp. Whatever one may think about Ms. Waiters, she has proves he worth as a community activist—-a person who has her community at heart.
I listened to her @ last week’s forum. She has good points.
She also seems to be very trustworthy. That’s more than one can say for 95% of the other candidates.
I hope to make the debate/forum @Steven’s Tech. I can further study the candidates then.
I am a believer in the adage …’first impression is the lasting…’. My first impression of Ms. Waiters was one that stuck with me. She’s an honest person who has become a great advocate against injustices heaved upon the “LITTLE PEOPLE” of our city.

dokk
Member
dokk

No, I’m not.
SHould I be kidding? Qualify your question.

In response to pawzclawz who said:
You’re Kidding Right?

pawzclawz
Member
pawzclawz

I will do my best to qualify my question. You stated that you felt she is an honest and trustworthy person. She is the person. Who after the last election stood before the council and accused people of behaving racist toward her. This is the person. Who was telling the protester’s to leave Peter Cammarano’s home. This is the person. Who held the umbrella over Peter Cammarano’s head. Her platform is unclear. She is uneducated. She is obnoxious. She is ignorant. She is painful to listen to. I prefer Jeff Boss over her. I hope. I was more clearer. You’re kidding right? Do you still want her to run Hoboken?

In response to dokk who said:
No, I’m not.
SHould I be kidding? Qualify your question.

Litteredboken
Member
Litteredboken

In an effort to find out what these candidates plan to do about our plentiful parking issues, I found that not one candidate who has a website (Zimmer, Mason, and marginally, Glatt) even mentions parking as an issue, or seems to have a plan to help alleviate the parking problems this city obviously has.

I agree with realstuff that we have to examine the candidates before we vote, but can we be given some actual information about his/her plans?

Mayoral candidates, if you are reading this, can you address this issue?

truth1
Member
truth1

Raia for Mayor(when Robert’s won)did make parking his big issue with TV ads. Reberts countered with perimeter parking promises. All the incumbent candidates (Zimmer & Beth) have said much and the decisiion for the voters is: Do you want one of them to be the next mayor or one of the other candidates? Raia has spoken in the past but as of now, has been silent with his platform. Glatt has been the Hoboken municipal judge for 14 years and had to be silent, but now is the time to hear more from her. Brinkman and Wilson are really new to the Hoboken scene. A big four weeks coming up!

In response to Litteredboken who said:
In an effort to find out what these candidates plan to do about our plentiful parking issues, I found that not one candidate who has a website (Zimmer, Mason, and marginally, Glatt) even mentions parking as an issue, or seems to have a plan to help alleviate the parking problems this city obviously has.

I agree with realstuff that we have to examine the candidates before we vote, but can we be given some actual information about his/her plans?

Mayoral candidates, if you are reading this, can you address this issue?

realstuff
Member
realstuff

Voters and organizations – Beware of false promises from all candidates. Examine the performance and other qualities of all the candidates before you vote. The police, fire and teacher unions are composed of individuals and without clear cut assurances, the ones that live locally and their families will vote independently.

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