Hoboken Week in Review – 6/8/2008
Summer arrived early this year, much to my dissatisfaction. Four straight 90-degree days are predicted! Luckily it appears it’ll return to the low 80’s for the 10 days after. Whew!
Yet another whimsical week in “Carnival Hoboken.” Politics as cut-throat as ever, city employees under the gun, and trouble with the city coffers. What’s a guy like me to do? Take a vacation? Nah, that’d be nutty.
Here’s your perfectly seasoned weekly snapshot of the spicy topics in and around the mile square.
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Here are the Top 10 new, bumped or re-treaded postings this week that had the most diverse and hottest overall discussion in Hoboken!
Hottest topics of the week
- LaBruno still swatting around
SWAT Investigation report “leaked” (like everything else in this town). It confirms pretty much what we all presumed. Yawn. Next hot Hoboken Christmas item: MadLibs: Swat & Police edition. Fill in the slurs, the whatchamacallits, and (insert attitude here).
- Shiniest shovels on the east coast
The “dignitaries” lined up and chatted about the Clearview Cinemas theater that will be “coming soon.”
Hoboken should see a surge of back-operations as residents are subject to a myriad of marathon council meetings in what may be the most uncomfortable room on earth.
fixedrace is over
Hudson County Freeholder Primary was last week. Two of the candidates suspect foul play with the outcome.
- Abusing privileges?
One resident was miffed out of control because one handicapped driver received exclusive “courtesies” from city hall honchos.
- The Empire scales back
The hits keep coming for one local health club. Horrific allegations, reports of poor management, all to be seen on a consumer advocacy website.
- Who’s sicker? The patients, or the hospital itself?
Boy, our HUMC hospital smells more like a fish-market on days like this.
- Quiet no more
Previously mediocre watering hole gets some critical life injections as it transforms into “Northern Soul.”
- Top 5: Rants about Hoboken
Off the top of my head, I spewed out five things about Hoboken that irked me at the moment. Many more readers added their own.
- Leagle Beagle is not making friends
The furry legal columnist on Hoboken411 isn’t “pleasing them all” by any means, however still has a mini fan-club.
- Hoboken makes the Times
But this Light Rail article seemed a bit like a Real Estate fluff piece.
- When you’re a public official, people stare at you
School board member Carmelo Garcia has someone watching his every move. Was it right or wrong?
- City Big Shot no more
In what was the biggest story towards the end of the week, City Business Administrator
forced outdecides to “resign” amid increasing pressure.
Other than (yet another) special council meeting, this is about all I could suggest:
- Outdoor Flicks with the best backdrop in America!
The “Movies Under the Stars” series finally takes off this week. Improved visuals (and weather) in store.