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October 24, 2012

Statement from Mayor Zimmer on Lawsuit Filed by Council Minority

Filed under: City Of Hoboken News,Hoboken — Tags: , , , — TheBoken @ 12:15 PM

The latest update from Mayor Zimmer in response to theatrics from the City Council Minority which includes Beth Mason, Terry Castellano, Mike Russo, and Tim Occhipinti….


Statement from Mayor Zimmer on Lawsuit Filed by Council Minority

“Yesterday, City Council members Castellano, Mason, Occhipinti, and Russo filed an action in Superior Court seeking to remove Councilman [James] Doyle from office. The apparent purpose of the lawsuit is to create a 4-4 deadlocked Council for at least the next eight months.”

“The City believes that their claims are entirely without merit. It is extremely unfortunate that instead of focusing on properly representing the interests of their constituents that these Council members are attempting to paralyze our government for political reasons to the detriment of the citizens of Hoboken who they were elected to serve.”

-END OF STATEMENT

Background Note: James Doyle was recently appointed to the City Council when Carol Marsh stepped down from her position as Hoboken City Councilwoman at large. As such, as part of normal procedure the City Council votes and and replacement is brought in until the next available election or if a special election can be called. Two votes were taken in the last two City Council meetings were taken and a majority for James Doyle was reached each time. In the event of a tie the Mayor could have broke the potential 4-4 deadlock  but Mike Russo wasn’t in attendance in the first meeting. Beth Mason missed the second meeting and James Doyle abstained so the vote went 4-4 last Wednesday. The Mayor voted yes for James Doyle in both cases TheBoken.com’s editor thus sees this as a technical ploy by  the City Council minorityto deadlock the City Council.

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March 11, 2012

Reminder: Joey Gay Comedy Show at Willie McBride’s March 16th to Support Fund for Better Waterfront

Below is a fundraiser and comedy show to support Fund For a Better Waterfront and their fight against the Monarch Project in North East Hoboken that plans to build a high rise condo building on one of the piers uptown. Many residents who live in the 2nd Ward are very much against it. So is the current administration. Below  are the details…

“The Fund for a Better Waterfront Comedy Fundraiser”

Fund for a Better Waterfront Comedy Fundraiser 3-16-2012Joey Gay Comedian - Willie McBrides HobokenDate: Friday, March 16, 2012

Time: Doors open at 7:30pm / Show starts at 8pm

Where: Willie McBride’s: 616 Grand Street, Hoboken

Tickets: $25 (Includes the comedy show, 2 drinks and live music)

Event Description: Featuring comedian Joey Gay plus local comics.

A native of Brooklyn, Joey Gay is a veteran stand-up comic and actor. Best recognized as a finalist in NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” Joey is a regular headliner at comedy clubs across the nation. He’s performed on Showtime’s “White Boys in the Hood,” “The Howard Stern Show” and Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham.”

Proceeds to benefit FBW’s effort to defeat the high-rise towers — the Monarch — proposed for a Hoboken pier.

Reserve you tickets today at BrownPaperTickets.com (Link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/224233 )

Producers: Unpainted Emporium Productions, LLC and Soul Joel Productions.

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May 11, 2011

Hoboken City Council Election Results

Yesterday, May 10th 2011  the City of Hoboken had their City Council races and here are the results:

1st Ward- Terry Castellano

2nd Ward- Beth Mason has lead of 11 votes for a 50% plus one majority with provisional ballots to be counted on Friday. If she does not maintain at least a 50% plus one majority after certification there will be a runoff election in early June.

3rd Ward- Mike Russo

4th Ward- Tim Occhipinti

5th Ward – Peter Cunningham (no runoff)

6th Ward – Jen Giattino

In the end the only new candidate to win was Jen Giattino in the 6th Ward. All other incumbents either won or have a lead (Mason).

Below is a photo of Mayor Dawn Zimmer and some of her endorsed candidates at Room 84 celebrating the fact that she will have a City Council majority starting July 1st, 2011.

Reform at Room 84

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December 20, 2010

Happy Holidays From Beth Mason

Filed under: Misc — Tags: — Rory @ 11:35 AM

Beth Mason Flowers

I recently wrote an article about Councilwoman Beth Mason buying patrons of several uptown Hoboken bars free drinks.  As the bartender would place an upside down shot glass in front or patrons
the councilwoman would make her rounds shaking hands and introducing herself to people.  Recently, Councilwoman Mason has hired a few elves to deliver complimentary Poinsettia’s to local businesses.

As I was eating my Lo Mein at Green Garden, a man walked in and left 2 of these plants on the counter and loudly said "Compliments of Councilwoman Mason".  I thought it was a nice holiday gesture.
I recently spoke to a few people and they had several takes on it. Some people I spoke with thought that the practice of buying drinks and giving away free plants was an unethical approach to making ties
in the community, that it should be done with meetings and personal appearances.  Others felt that it was a way to win a vote or 2 come election day.

Please comment below with what your opinion is?  Is it just a nice way of saying thank you?  Is it trying to win popularity and lead to other favors down the road?  Is it politricks as usual?

Should the councilwoman have future idea up her sleeve for Valentine’s Day, please no kiss for me.

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October 26, 2010

This Round is on Beth Mason

Filed under: City Of Hoboken News — Tags: , — Rory @ 10:15 AM

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By Rory Chadwick

Last night, 2nd ward councilwoman Beth Mason was out with her friends and colleagues buying everyone a drink during the Giants vs Cowboys game. Donned with an Eli Manning jersey, Councilwoman Mason visited Madison’s, City Bistro, Liberty Bar, Hudson Tavern and Lua.

As the bartenders would place upside down shot glasses on the bar tops and tell people the drinks were on the councilwoman, Beth Mason would walk down the bar and greet patrons and introduce herself. Some people spoke politics or as it is now being called “Politricks” and other patrons just raised their glass to her and just went back to watching the Giants barely squeak past the Boys. “Thanks for the drink, I appreciate it, but I’m not an American” said one Canadian customer at Madison’s who was in town visiting friends from Canada.  Councilwoman Mason’s team members were informing everyone that come next May, her seat is up for election.  It appears some early meet and greet tactics were in the works last night.

Will the councilwoman be a Mark Sanchez fan next Sunday?  “I am a Giants fan” said Mason outside City Bistro last night.

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