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Jim Doyle Allowed to Resume Term as Hoboken Councilman

Assignment Judge Peter Bariso ruled that Jim Doyle's appointment to the Hoboken City Council was valid.

For the first time since November, 2012, all seats on the Hoboken City Council will be filled.

Jim Doyle,only served two meetings before he was removed. Doyle was appointed in a 4-2-1 vote.

The four minority council members then sued their opponents on the city council, Mayor Dawn Zimmer and City Clerk Jimmy Farina to have Doyle removed claiming that five votes were necessary to appoint Doyle.

Assignment Judge Peter Bariso ruled that indeed five votes were needed and Doyle was removed from his seat.

After two more attempts to appoint Doyle — the last one two weeks ago — Bariso decided in a court hearing on Friday morning that the latest vote is valid and that Doyle can take his seat on the dais.

Mayor Dawn Zimmer tweeted following the decision: "Great news! Judge ruled that Jim Doyle was validly appointed as a Councilman. Thank you Bill Northgrave! Details on Mon."

Councilman-at-Large Ravi Bhalla also said he is happy to "have a full council in the future."

Journey February 04, 2013 at 10:14 PM
Showalter's fear mongering would be useful if it was readable. Run it through a grammar checker, and ask a grown up to proof read it for you next time.
bubbles February 04, 2013 at 11:27 PM
something in it for Raia, eh? Nice.
ThisMeansWar February 05, 2013 at 02:06 AM
With enemies like you, who needs friends. What a dunce.
Ojo Rojo February 05, 2013 at 03:35 AM
When I read stuff like what Showalter wrote, it reminds me why I absolutely discount the opinions of the LCDs in life.
BruceD February 06, 2013 at 07:36 PM
Well, I have been here more than 20, so what does that make me? I actually hate what the leftover BNR as you so proudly hail them have done to Hoboken. The BNR that I inciatlly met and why I liked Hoboken to begin with didnt wnat anythgin to do witheh likes fo eh Russo cabal. They detested them. Slowly but surely those have either moved on as the values of real estate rose rapidly, retired or died. Those that are still here and those that I still talk to who moved away think that the Mayor is doing great stuff for Hoboken and think that the Council of No are morons that represented the dregs of Hoboken then and represent the dregs of Hoboken now. Which is to say, a rapidly dwindling number.

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