Mayoral Candidates Forum: OLG

10/16/2009 Update 2:

Mayoral Forum Debate Video

For the 99% of you that didn’t attend the event this week – here’s the “DVR’d” version!

Previous updates after the jump…

10/16/2009 Update:

Tell me something about yourself…

Here’s a quick preview of this week’s Mayoral Forum held at Our Lady of Grace on October 14th. Full video later today…

10/14/2009 Update:

Light turnout of already decided voters

About 200 people showed up to tonight’s Mayoral Debate at the Our Lady of Grace School hall on 5th and Willow. 25% of them were donning Kimberly Glatt t-shirts.

Since 99.7% of the residents did NOT attend, here’s one Hoboken411 reader summing it up for you in their own words: “Effing brutal! Wilson is clueless, Brinkman is tedious, Waiters is ridiculous, Pupie is hopeless, Glatt is pompous, Mason is being Mason, and Zimmer lies through her teeth. Completely ponderous!”

10/13/2009:

Yet another debate and posturing session…

If you’d like to check out the lineup of Mayoral Candidates discussing the issues of Hoboken (besides the numerous elections we have) – come down to Our Lady Of Grace School Hall at 5th and Willow tomorrow, Wednesday, October 14th at 7pm.

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From the Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition:
“Hoboken voters will have the opportunity to hear directly from the candidates running for the position of mayor in the November 3, 2009 election. A Candidates’ Forum will occur on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 from 7:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Our Lady of Grace School Hall on Willow Avenue at 5th Street. The forum is sponsored by People for Open Government, the Parish of Our Lady of Grace/ St. Joseph, The Church at Hoboken, and the Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition. As in previous candidates’ forums, written questions will be solicited from the audience. Refreshments will be for sale. The proceedings will be video tapped and played on various cable channels.

Bob Bowdon, former TV reporter and anchorman, and recent indie movie producer will moderate the event. Mr. Bowdon presided over three candidates’ forums in the spring as well as those held in two previous election years. He has been a Hoboken resident for 19 years. Bowdon’s experience includes interviews with Wall Street chief executive officers and six years of TV work with Bloomberg News. His award-winning documentary film The Cartel was recently shown in AMC Loews Theaters in Melo Park, Elizabeth and Cherry Hill.

The Parish of Our Lady of Grace/ St. Joseph and that of The Church at Hoboken join in the sponsorship of these forums in order to make information available about the candidates in this important November election. It is a way to urge citizens throughout the city to enact their right to vote. POG and QLC are non-profit, non-partisan citizen organizations that have been active in Hoboken during the last decade and have previously conducted candidate forums.”

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86 Comments on "Mayoral Candidates Forum: OLG"

realstuff
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realstuff

The big four: Zimmer, Mason, Raia and Glatt all have positive and negatives…Do research about each and vote for the one that you think will better lead the City of Hoboken. Do you like the City as it is being run now or do you want change? Vote!

realstuff
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realstuff

No. 82 VanBuren – If you check his website, you will find the answer to his success in business. He made it in the textile business and with real estate and development…no building over 5 stories…

Van Buren Street
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Van Buren Street

Sorry to take a one post hiatus off of rent control, but this is the “Mayoral Candidate Forum,” so I don’t feel like I’m totally off topic…

Could someone please tell me where Frank Raia’s substantial wealth comes from? He says he’s not taking donations and he would give himself a $1 salary, I was curious as to his source of bank. Thanks.

(and this is a mere curiosity — not exactly a way I would propose to ultimately judge a candidate).

plywood
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plywood

I’m no authority, and ou might want to check his website, but the short answer is real estate & real estate development.

In response to Van Buren Street who said:
Sorry to take a one post hiatus off of rent control, but this is the “Mayoral Candidate Forum,” so I don’t feel like I’m totally off topic…

Could someone please tell me where Frank Raia’s substantial wealth comes from? He says he’s not taking donations and he would give himself a $1 salary, I was curious as to his source of bank. Thanks.

(and this is a mere curiosity — not exactly a way I would propose to ultimately judge a candidate).

davidd
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davidd

Way for Mason to stay on message. It was also probably her strongest answer, the rest of her responses were not that great. I thought she might have taken some cold medicine or something, she seemed so out of it. Not the kind of performance that instills confidence.

plywood
Member
plywood

Hello IndyCom. Ref # 74. I only have a moment now and hope to continue this dialog with a rebuttal soon. But for the moment, could you please elaborate on /clarify this statement;

“Small landlords with buildings that are a mere 3 or 4 stories are next in their fight to bleed our town dry while lining their own pockets.”

IndieCom
Member

Plywood, can you provide a bit more information? Where did this quote come from and why should I be able to elaborate on or clarify this quote? This certainly does NOT represent my viewpoint.

In response to plywood who said:
Hello IndyCom. Ref # 74. I only have a moment now and hope to continue this dialog with a rebuttal soon. But for the moment, could you please elaborate on /clarify this statement;

“Small landlords with buildings that are a mere 3 or 4 stories are next in their fight to bleed our town dry while lining their own pockets.”

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