Banning church bells and festivals

What? Banning church bells and Italian Festivals?

There was buzz on the street in Hoboken that “mayor” don Zimmer was in the process of actually considering banning church bells and Italian Festivals.

That would be the most absurd thing in the world to even try and implement (or even “consider” it). Not only would it be political suicide – it’s most likely illegal to do. How that even became a topic is beyond me.

But then again, this is Hoboken. A city filled with entitled people who forget the (unwritten) societal sacrifices people make when stuffing 60,000 souls together.

To even suggest removing a religious ritual because it “offends,” or to take away annual traditions like the St. Ann’s Festival or strong>Feast of the Madonna Dei Martiri because “it’s annoying” takes some nerve. But I wouldn’t be surprised that people would think like that. After all, we live in an offended society now.

I’d love to see the “administration” try this. One might argue that they would regret that decision.

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Monday, October 19, 2015 12:41 pm

What’s the difference between the St. Ann’s festival and the St. Patrick’s Day parade? They both cause a parking nightmare and encourage heavy drinking? Worse… St Ann’s is a whole week long. Time to move on…

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 11:20 pm

rational’s first and middle initial are I. and R.. That is Mr(s) I. R. Rational. The city wants tourism and culture heritage is protected by law. Your demeaning statements are discriminatory.

Friday, October 16, 2015 4:22 pm

If she could ban Italians themselves, she would.

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