Zimmer booed at Hoboken graduation!
Jeering crowd lets Mayor know what they think of her
A capacity crowd in the Hoboken High School auditorium made it clear last night they have no love for accidental Mayor Dawn Zimmer.
Last year, Zimmer didn’t even bother to show up at the graduation ceremony, sending a Director to congratulate students on her behalf. Upon introduction by the High School Principal this year, the Mayor was spontaneously booed by the crowd. According to many witnesses, the boos started low but quickly gained steam throughout the room before reaching a crescendo nearly a minute later. The boos were described by one eyewitness as “not rude or belligerent, but sending a clear message that her presence was neither welcome nor appreciated” by the crowd.
Zimmer caught off guard by boos, freezes at the podium
While the jeers got louder and louder Zimmer said nothing, waiting instead for the boos to end or for someone else to call for them to stop.
Shaken by the display of her citywide unpopularity, Zimmer gave out two proclamations and left the spotlight. After the ceremony, Zimmer turned to a prominent former supporter and suggested the boos were a result of her Board of Education majority’s jihad against popular Theater Director Paula Ohaus.
This former supporter quickly set the Mayor straight by saying, “No Dawn. It’s because they don’t like YOU.”
Mayoral Majority may censor graduation broadcast
The Hoboken High School Graduation Ceremony is expected to air on Cablevision Channel 77, but don’t be surprised if Board of Education President Rose Markle orders that the booing be edited out of the broadcast. That would be true government censorship of a public display at a public event, but it wouldn’t be the first time.
Markle and her majority have been playing fast and loose with the broadcast of meetings that show a substantial number of people unhappy with the Zimmer-endorsed majority’s policies. They could choose to edit out the boos, or simply turn down the audio to make it seem as though the boos are lower than they actually were.
For that reason, Hoboken411 is asking anyone with video of the citizen scolding to submit a copy for public viewing.