Hoboken Week in Review – 8/2/2009


Politics overwhelmingly dominates the Mile Square

Without a shadow of a doubt, political stories in Hoboken outright owned the buzz crown last week!
So much so, that a portion of this week in review is dedicated to it!

Just when we were all hoping for a relaxing summer – the remainder of the year will be marred by campaigns, debates, and political rubbish! Whatever you do, open your eyes, and don’t forget to question whatever authority is in place. The citizens of Hoboken will NOT allow ANY politician to run a private club any longer in this town!

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So what made the most discussed entries for the week ending Sunday, August 2nd, 2009?

Mayoral Madness Week in Hoboken!

    Peter Cammarano’s official resignation was the biggest news, after much citizen debate took place after his initial arrest for charges of bribery! 4th Ward Councilwoman Dawn Zimmer became temporary Mayor.
  2. 2nd Ward Councilwoman Beth Mason commented on his resignation – and is mulling over another run for Mayor in November.
  3. A couple hundred residents staged public protests against the Mayor – while others called the protests a “Mobocracy.”
  4. Hoboken411 reader estevens simplified the “hard to read” criminal complaint against the Mayor – into a screenplay!
  5. Resident Dave Carty crafted a well-received editorial about doing what’s right vs. what’s wrong.
  6. The canine society urged Cammarano to step down – and it worked!
  7. The list of “resignations” from certain city hall positions grew – including Cammarano’s Chief of Staff Joe Garcia – as well as many others.
  8. PHOTOSHOPS! Hoboken411 and it’s readers offered many visual parodies of the recent events (here, here, here, here,and here!)

Yes, Hoboken is NOT exclusively political

Despite what some insecure, attention-seeking political nutjobs believe – Hoboken has many other facets besides corruption politics. Here’s a few other items of interest from the past week:

    The hilarious Hoboken411 “Will it Sell?” entry gets updated with an added pinch of “rent!”
  • ACLU!
    A simple happy hour announcement at a local bar, of course drags politics into it… sigh.
    Hoboken got flooded twice this week with short-lived summer storms. Wait till a nor’easter comes our way. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
  • RUSSO!
    We wonder what happened to the infamous Russo Civic Association on Adams Street.
    The local community pool finally opened! Hooray!
    One Hoboken411 reader suggested we start a “Douchebag of the Week” section based on this illegal parking entry by a Coldwell Banker realtor.
  • PEDICABS! (R.I.P.)
    One final entry about the PediCabs that were supposed to come to town.

Other Updates

Event Calendar

See what’s happening this week on Hoboken411 event calendar!


Inspirational Quote of the Week:

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.”

– Confucius

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Sunday, August 2, 2009 5:37 pm

Well, not for nothing has the focus been political. If you look at the list of items under the “not exclusively political” you’ll see why politics is rightfully central. The ACLU meeting, flooding, the pedicabs, and the pool all represent political choices/decisions in various ways. The Russo entry is of course a political organization, and, as for the doucebag of the day/week, my guess is we’ll get lots of nominees from the political crowd. Heck, even with the rain abating, note that it’s not too difficult to find a central political (albeit international or national rather than local) component (e.g., greenhouse emissions and global warming). Alrighty then, time for a Guinness (and the politically potent point of taxation, blood alcohol levels, and all that). So yeah, politics should be front and center, even when it’s not. 🙂

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