Reporter Roundup – 4/2/2007
Continuing the ongoing series, here are some highlights from the 4/1/2007 edition of our local paper, The Hoboken Reporter.
I scanned the paper a few times (only looking at the pictures, really) and noted:
- More craptastic news about this loathsome automated parking garage. You know how some stories get so drawn out, it’s not even funny anymore? This is a prime example.
- Politics in a blender last week. They cover the Sherman firing, the “it didn’t happen” fight between the Mayor and Jimmy Farina, plus Councilman Cricco dropping out. Plus additional rumors in Al Sullivan’s column. 411 reader “Colonblow” called the photo-op on the front page with Roberts and Farina “LAME-O”.
- City hall is all proud about recent “transparency” now that video taping is allowed. Hmm. Why’d it take so long?
1937 old school snail mail commentsLetters to the Editor section was abound with politics. Campos being all over the map. One letter indicating he was completely wrong about one of his opponents, Dawn Zimmer, while another surmised that his DUI charge will almost guarantee him an election victory. Campos himself went on to dole out some old fashioned political kissing up to Governor Corzine and the State Legislature. Further debate ensued regarding a drunk driving letter published weeks ago, while flooding still proving to be a hot topic for the 4th Ward and the city in general, with more support for Zimmer. Toll Brothers must be sorry they ever said they were “killing ’em in Hoboken”. And candidate Beth Mason stresses lack of park space.
- No ribbon cuttings I could find. Scissors must be getting sharpened.
Lastly, an advertisement on the last page caught my attention. A half-page listing for Metrostop showing a couple blissfully daydreaming in some patch of grass. They must have filled the whole park by themselves.
I can’t wait till that project is done. Because I’m going to go out of my way to lay in whatever grass is there (provided it’s poop-free).
The project under construction:
That’s it… Anything else worth noting?