Historical Declaration Plaques
Cannot do anything about it!
For the most part, politicians in jurisdictions across the country change very often – for a good reason. Because most of them are inept – and we need to “keep trying until we get it right.”
Unfortunately the “keep trying” part is a process that is never ending!
But history is something we cannot change. And while some people like altering history (or try to erase, diffuse and spin) – what was is what was. For instance – this plaque near the fishing pier on Sinatra Drive (near the skate park). Here we have a sign that reads:
“The Waterway and Fishing Pier are built by the City of Hoboken Mayor and Council for the enjoyment of all Hoboken residents.” It lists a former Mayor (David Roberts) and nine City Council Members at the time. Mind you – the Mayor and Council had nothing to do with the “building” of this pier. Ribbon cutting shovel photos don’t count. Ever.
But 70% of those politicians have moved on (either to Jail, higher office or other endeavors).
My bet is that it drives whatever current administration is in place crazy – because their name isn’t plastered over every city object. Too bad for them – because they cannot change history!