New Hoboken Zoning Board Installed

1/21/2010:

Soares named Chairman, Aibel Vice Chair

Hoboken NJ Zoning Board Chair Tony Soares HS1Tony Soares got his consolation prize this past Tuesday night.

Two months after he practically begged the Mayor and council to appoint him to the Fourth Ward seat, the volatile, rumor-mongering former councilman was elected Chairman of the Zoning Board. The bridge burning Soares’ bid to return to the City Council was rejected in favor of a long-secured deal to install Hudson County employee/political operative Michael Lenz. In response, Soares got angry and started talking about running against Lenz in the November Special Election. To keep Soares from taking votes from Lenz, newly appointed allies of Mayor Dawn Zimmer made the move to make him Chair of the Zoning Board.

The grudge holding, insult-spewing Soares who consistently attempts to threaten the livelihood of the small business community in Hoboken, was appointed by former Mayor David Roberts a year ago.

Soares brings experience, as well as baggage

Hoboken NJ Zoning Board Vice Chair Jim AibelHis personal conduct aside, Soares has the knowledge, insight and experience to be an effective Chairman, should he choose to be. The new Vice-Chair is a much more recent appointment/unknown quantity.

James Aibel was given the seat as a “Thank You” for many years of campaign financial support for Carol Marsh and Peter Cunningham. Never seen at a Zoning Board meeting before his political appointment, he jumped from alternate to Vice Chair in just three meetings. That’s a world of experience compared to the inexperienced new Chair and Vice Chair of the Planning Board who got their new titles right after they were appointed, again as a big wet kiss of political payback for all their work and campaign contributions to Zimmer and her allies.

I spent about an hour at the Zoning Board meeting this week to watch how it went down. The applications were not particularly controversial, so there was no need to stay. For those interested, here’s a video look at how one of Hoboken’s “Men of a Thousand Screen Names” was installed with little fanfare.

Outgoing Vice Chair Murray Fusco presides, guided by board attorney Doug Bern:

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22 Comments on "New Hoboken Zoning Board Installed"

plywood
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plywood

We both have a point.

DEADMAU5
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DEADMAU5

David Roberts would be the King of aces, since he owns half of Hoboken

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

I would consider your deck of cards flawed! The king of aces would have to be Steve Cappiello.

In response to DEADMAU5 who said:
David Roberts would be the King of aces, since he owns half of Hoboken

DEADMAU5
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DEADMAU5

The King of Aces? Thats not a card chief!!

In response to whineanddineinhob who said:
I would consider your deck of cards flawed! The king of aces would have to be Steve Cappiello.

plywood
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plywood

Maybe you’re thinking of the Ace of King’s? He’s the guy with the curly hair that works at the Courtesy Desk.

In response to DEADMAU5 who said:
The King of Aces? Thats not a card chief!!

plywood
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plywood

A card chief? Does a card chief work for the PD or FD? Starting to look like you don’t know Jack.

In response to DEADMAU5 who said:
The King of Aces? Thats not a card chief!!

plywood
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plywood

I guess you’re the joker.

DEADMAU5
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DEADMAU5

I want to create a Hoboken Political deck of cards now, great gag gift for the town, the local T shirts sell great so lets make a deck of playing cards with pictures on them.

I would think Tony would be the 2 of spades
Anyone else want to help build this imaginary deck with me?
The mug shot above is awful, ouch

mookie
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mookie

Same sh** different day in Hoboken.

You should all go back over the years and read about Tony – same as all the Hoboken politicians – your best friend if you side with him & if not he will bully to get what he wants.

Hilarious after so many years it is still the same cast of characters still playing like little children & yet very few of them fulfill their promises and/or get anything useful done for the City.

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