Another Ribbon Cutting Mayor

10/31/2009:

(No, not a Halloween parody…)

Zimmer cuts ribbon while HUMC burns through cash

For three years, Hoboken411 readers lambasted former Hoboken Mayor David Roberts for cutting ribbon after ribbon – while Hoboken got deeper and deeper into scandal and debt. Roberts was mocked for running around town with scissors and having city employees put up his ribbon cutting pictures on the city website. Guess what’s changed under Acting Mayor Dawn Zimmer?

Nothing.

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As Acting Mayor, Zimmer is also automatically a member of the Hoboken Municipal Hospital Authority Board. When news broke about the audit that showed a surprise $22 million dollar loss at Hoboken University Medical Center, did Zimmer attend the HMHA board meeting this week to grill hospital officials about what was going on? Was she there to hear the hospital CFO was “relieved of his duties?” No, but she did find time Thursday afternoon to cut a ribbon for HUMC’s expanded Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine.

Roberts also cut ribbons while avoiding meetings

Dave Roberts also ducked HMHA meetings as Mayor but never missed a ribbon cutting at the Hospital. Still, even Roberts didn’t appoint a former Hospital CEO who resigned in a sea of red ink to the HMHA board. Zimmer’s secret midnight appointment of Jonathan Metsch has a lot of tongues wagging. Funny how Metsch also just happens to appear in Zimmer’s last mailer endorsing her.

Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine gets upgraded

Best of luck to the Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine on their new 4D ultrasound machines, which provide much clearer pictures than traditional ultrasounds. With so many mothers and mothers-to-be in this town it only makes sense for HUMC to step up its game in the maternity department. Not all the news is bad, and there are many good Doctors, Nurses and employees working hard to serve the community at HUMC. Whether the very highly paid upper management has what it takes to make the hospital break even is another story.

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8 Comments on "Another Ribbon Cutting Mayor"

YipYap
Member

I know why Roberts was there, Clearview had Buddy Valastro, the Cake Boss, design a giant cake that looked like the theater. Roberts would jump through hoops of fire for free cake.

hobposer
Member
hobposer

Is she avail for Briss’s?

mooshu
Member
mooshu

She doesn’t have the deer-in-headlights look here. Maybe ribbon-cutting ceremonies are a positive thing…

professor pinetop
Member
professor pinetop

she is truly the intellectual heir to dave roberts. now she is culling support from the same quarters using the same tactics. new name for the same old game; she is no reformer; she and her pals just want their turn at the trough.

mookie
Member
mookie

Ms. Zimmer – maybe if you spent as much time keeping up on the deadlines for OUR $4M funding for flood pumps as you seem to do for your ribbon cutting appointments we would all be better off. If you received the paperwork the night before like you state (on video) then why did you not stay at work and fill out the appropriate paperwork?

You are sad joke – touting purchasing flood pumps for the city and then avoiding questions about how you some how missed the deadline. Most ‘CEOs’ would be fired for a stupid mistake like that. Hope the voters of Hoboken fire you and all your sad answers to your numerous broken campaign promises.

And Peter Cunningham, who I have spoken to in the past about issues in our neighborhood – his district – never seems to want to get back to us or attend our condo meetings to discuss the issues of the constituents he represents. I am still waiting for your call back that you promised numerous times.

As I keep posting – bring back Mayor Russo- at least we then know what we are gonna get instead of all these lies and broken promises.

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