Hoboken Week in Review: 1/8/2012
Weekly Recap for Hoboken, NJ – January 8, 2012
Hope everyone enjoyed the various end of year holidays and celebrations! But we’re back to cold winter normality, so let’s catch up on what’s been going on the past two weeks around these parts…
A selection of noteworthy posts for the two weeks ending Sunday, January 8, 2012:
Politics and City Happenings
- Arch Liston Submits Resignation – Hoboken Business Administrator had enough of city hall. Press release says “it’s for family reasons,” when Mr. Liston is divorced with grown kids. Hmmm….
- Dawn Zimmer Testifies – Our Mayor takes the stand without a written press release. I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know how she could do it!
- HPU Boots New Residents – Even during Christmas, our lovely parking gang pillages brand new voters.
- Al Arezzo Back? – Word on the street is old Construction Official may be back on the clock…
- Monarch at Shipyard – Proposed Hoboken high rise development on waterfront causing controversy.
- Tom Foley Acquitted – Former City Council candidate cleared of fraud & theft charges on one of his clients.
- TOAK Graffiti – New tagger putting his name all over uptown Hoboken.
- Print is Dead! – Hoboken businesses continue blowing hard earned money on totally ineffective print advertising.
Business Updates & Events
- Low Carb Living in Hoboken – Brand new category here on Hoboken411 where we take you all on a healthy journey for life.
- 2011 Hoboken Business Year in Review – What businesses came and left last year?
- Drunk Walking is Dangerous! – We debate the merits of a Freakonomics piece on NPR.
- The Candy Shoppe – Closes due to exorbitant rent increases.
- William Howard Home – Ends their retail operation to focus on web sales.
- Salon Rogue – Moves a block south into a bigger space for less rent. Nice!
- Hoboken’s Smallest House – Would still probably net around $1500 a month!
- Things to do in Hoboken this Winter – A whole bevy of ideas for how you can spend your time over the cold winter months.
- Clearview Cinemas – Some good movies playing this weekend!
Today in History
Since 2012 is a Federal election year, some notably things that happened on this day:
- 1790: President George Washington gave the first “State of the Union” address in NYC. Was probably filled with common sense.
- 1964: President Lyndon B. Johnson officially issues “War on Poverty.” Almost 50 years later, we’re poorer than ever! Hmmph!
- 2002: President George W. Bush signed the “No Child Left Behind Act” into law. No wonder the populous is getting dumber. I bet trophies for last place were trending up around this time, too. Sheesh!
Inspirational Quote of the Week:
“It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinions; it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.”