Zimmer booed at Hoboken graduation!

Jeering crowd lets Mayor know what they think of her

A capacity crowd in the Hoboken High School auditorium made it clear last night they have no love for accidental Mayor Dawn Zimmer.

Last year, Zimmer didn’t even bother to show up at the graduation ceremony, sending a Director to congratulate students on her behalf. Upon introduction by the High School Principal this year, the Mayor was spontaneously booed by the crowd. According to many witnesses, the boos started low but quickly gained steam throughout the room before reaching a crescendo nearly a minute later. The boos were described by one eyewitness as “not rude or belligerent, but sending a clear message that her presence was neither welcome nor appreciated” by the crowd.

Zimmer caught off guard by boos, freezes at the podium

While the jeers got louder and louder Zimmer said nothing, waiting instead for the boos to end or for someone else to call for them to stop.

Shaken by the display of her citywide unpopularity, Zimmer gave out two proclamations and left the spotlight. After the ceremony, Zimmer turned to a prominent former supporter and suggested the boos were a result of her Board of Education majority’s jihad against popular Theater Director Paula Ohaus.

This former supporter quickly set the Mayor straight by saying, “No Dawn. It’s because they don’t like YOU.”

Mayoral Majority may censor graduation broadcast

The Hoboken High School Graduation Ceremony is expected to air on Cablevision Channel 77, but don’t be surprised if Board of Education President Rose Markle orders that the booing be edited out of the broadcast. That would be true government censorship of a public display at a public event, but it wouldn’t be the first time.

Markle and her majority have been playing fast and loose with the broadcast of meetings that show a substantial number of people unhappy with the Zimmer-endorsed majority’s policies. They could choose to edit out the boos, or simply turn down the audio to make it seem as though the boos are lower than they actually were.

For that reason, Hoboken411 is asking anyone with video of the citizen scolding to submit a copy for public viewing.

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15 Comments on "Zimmer booed at Hoboken graduation!"

4th Ward Guardian
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4th Ward Guardian

I saw an old friend at Biggies yesterday who’s daughter graduated this week. He was at the ceremony and confirmed the Hoboken411 account. The boos started all over the room and quickly got louder as people felt they suddenly had a rare opportunity to let Zimmer know how they feel about her. I asked if he thought there was any one reason why the booed, and he said it could be one of a hundred. He said lots of Hoboken people are still disgusted with how Zimmer berated Father Vinny on the steps of St. Ann’s. Others are tired of being called corrupt just because they don’t support her and her little band of crazy kool aid drinkers. The Zimmer cult is getting smaller ever day. The world class butt-whuppin’ Ruben Ramos gave to Ravi Bhalla should have sent that message loud and clear. The honeymoon has been over for a long time. Hopefully the FBI will put an early end to Zimmer’s only term in office.

HearditallB4
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HearditallB4

What an embarassment!! Well I guess her honor, the Mayor got the message loud and clear that she is on her way out!!! Terminating Paula O’Haus was the most stupid thing the BOE could have done, they shot themselves in the foot on that one. Mrs. Zimmer should realize that she is no longer respected or even considered for the next mayoral race, even her supporters are backing away. Bye, Bye, Dawn.

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

Next to be voted out of the BOE is R.Merkle and T.Minutillo[quote comment=”208082″]What an embarassment!! Well I guess her honor, the Mayor got the message loud and clear that she is on her way out!!! Terminating Paula O’Haus was the most stupid thing the BOE could have done, they shot themselves in the foot on that one. Mrs. Zimmer should realize that she is no longer respected or even considered for the next mayoral race, even her supporters are backing away. Bye, Bye, Dawn.[/quote]

spiffy
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spiffy

Next on the Zimmer shopping list: a portable public address system with pre-recorded audience cheers and applause. But it really ought to be a laugh-track instead.

whereswaldo
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whereswaldo

Dawn has made it clear that she has great disdain for the people of this city who are not part of her ever shrinking circle. Kids usually reflect the attitudes of their parents and it’s clear that in a school where her supporter/board president is so disliked that the kids had to show the mayor that she’s no friend of theirs. The Zimmer administration is fueled by hate and anger. That hate and anger has spilled over to her hand picked board. At a time when the world seems so depressed, kids look to leaders to provide hope. They have found the opposite in Zimmer et al and they reacted. Shame on the mayor for making them feel the way they do.

animal_lover
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animal_lover

If you want the truth ask a teenager. The Mayor might consider a move to a new town for her children’s sake.

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