Hoboken in the news: 100 years ago

What made news in Hoboken 100 years ago? Battling judges!

A Hoboken411 reader thought you’d get a kick out of this NY Times fluff piece in the March 19, 1911 edition.

“A matrimonial war breaks out in Hoboken,” was the title of this article which documented the way judges used to marry couples back in the day. It follows three judges who, in a way, were competing with one another – and some even took out advertisements & personal ads to entice couples to quickly get married.

Funny – in today’s world, the competition is similar, but between tens of thousands of divorce lawyers!

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