Rumor: Dave Roberts resigning in January?

There have been rumors floating around that our current Mayor, Dave Roberts, never intended to finish his current term for Mayor of Hoboken. Will he resign in January as they’re saying? If so, that’s a rather dishonest thing to not advise the people of Hoboken that you didn’t plan to serve the term you were elected for. Why not? Sound suspicious. Again, these are unconfirmed rumors.

Others have mentioned that Peter Cammarano or Chris Campos would be the favored candidates to replace Roberts.

Eh, this could all be false, or be true and he could change his mind.

What would you think if this was the case? These rumors were true?

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36 Comments on "Rumor: Dave Roberts resigning in January?"

MF
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i completely hear what you are saying, believe me, but i would be more concerned with the person who originated the claim. …in any case, you’re right – there is PLENTY of ineptitude at best and corruption at worst, to discuss regarding hizzoner.

LynnZe
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LynnZe

MF – i wouldn’t go around spreading that kind of rumor – even if true- it would be a personal matter and just think of his wife and kids.. no kid deservs to read something like that about their parent on a website.

The McGreevey thing was MUCH different as he gave his Israli boyfriend a leadership position for homeland secruity. I don’t know all the details there, but there was a lot of shady stuff going on and that ‘outed’ mcgreevey. He didn’t step down because he had a boyfriend – there was a lot more going on there.

Cat
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[quote comment=”52979″]i have it from pretty good inside sources that he is gay. [/quote]

Why do you care who he sleeps with? I don’t. In McGreevy’s case, it was newsworthy because of the corruption angle. In Roberts’ case, there is so much corruption already that any more would just be gilding the lily.

beamrider9
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beamrider9

[quote comment=”52979″]i have it from pretty good inside sources that he is gay.[/quote]

Wow, that was out of left field. You’re saying that Mayor Roberts is secretly gay?

[quote comment=”52979″]my point being that even the RUMOR itself would be NEWSWORTHY – nothing more, nothing less – regardless of the underlying substance, and it could then be addressed/discounted by the public accordingly.[/quote]

I’m no journalism major, but I’m pretty sure that Internet rumors are the opposite of newsworthy. I don’t think anyone is required to comment on every crazy bit of gossip someone spreads about them.

MF
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i have it from pretty good inside sources that he is gay. not that there’s anything wrong with that, in general, except that if so, he is being disingenuous first and foremost to his wife and kids, and secondly to the public.
i’m not really a big fan of throwing out rumors, but the nature of the source of the claims is such that i think it needs to addressed. with mcgreevey, there was this common knowledge in the back circles of politics that he was gay, and for whatever reason it never was promulgated to the public. my point being that even the RUMOR itself would be NEWSWORTHY – nothing more, nothing less – regardless of the underlying substance, and it could then be addressed/discounted by the public accordingly. does anyone know, do we have another mcgreevey situation here – can anyone shed any light?

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