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'Say Goodbye to the Divisive Rhetoric,' Mayor Says at Inauguration

Mayor Dawn Zimmer and council members Ravinder S. Bhalla, David J. Mello and James F. Doyle sworn into office Saturday.

Mayor Dawn Zimmer and council members Ravinder S. Bhalla, David J. Mello and James F. Doyle were sworn into office Saturday at the Stevens Institute of Technology.

Zimmer and the council members touted Hoboken accomplishments over the past four years and discussed the challenges like Hurricane Sandy the administration has faced, according to NJ.com.

"Let's say goodbye to the divisive rhetoric and work together to make Hoboken a better place," Zimmer said, according to the article.
Frank Marciano January 05, 2014 at 10:28 AM
The Mayor deserves the chance to implement her policies for her vision of Hoboken. Hoboken is on the cusp of becoming a true Model City. Mayor Zimmer has clearly changed the direction of the City, now with a majority on the Council, the possibilities are endless. Exciting !!!
Outofcontrol January 05, 2014 at 10:44 AM
Practice what you preach, Mayor. You and your people are the ones who continue to label all old time Hobokenites as being corrupt and somehow lesser people than your followers. When you come out publicly and disavow your bloggers who perpetuate the division, maybe then I'll believe you. But yesterday, those bloggers were at your party throwing around hateful labels.
Hoboken Answer January 05, 2014 at 01:59 PM
Yawn, Hoboken is the only place when the truth comes out and can't be censored, the scumbags and operatives come out crying "hate! hate! Old Hoboken woke up and they don't want to be scammed either. LOL There are no Zimmer bloggers. Only Beth Mason had bloggers who failed her including her fascist website Hoboken411 with its ghostwriters and hate bloggers who sullied people and worse for years. They failed. The embittered Masonistas showed their ugly faces and Hoboken rejected them. So sorry for you Outofcontrol.
Outofcontrol January 05, 2014 at 02:09 PM
I rest my case.
Hoboken Answer January 05, 2014 at 02:41 PM
You have none. Later hater. Go back and give Hate411 another try. LMAO!
Outofcontrol January 05, 2014 at 04:01 PM
I'm not a 411 fan, you nitwit. You, however seem to harbour enough hate to go around. Your Mayor must be so proud of you.
Hoboken Answer January 05, 2014 at 04:33 PM
No, you just make lots of empty noise with hollow rhetoric and piled high with your usual mound of lies. Oh please tell us the "hateful labels" as you said "thrown around" yesterday. Chronic and pathological lying. LMAO!
Eric January 05, 2014 at 04:56 PM
Oh are we back on that message now Outofcontrol? New comers and BnR's alike are tired of being fleeced. The Mayor's re-election is a clear mandate from the majority who want the nonsense to stop and move forward.
cassandra January 05, 2014 at 10:09 PM
Sorry 48% is not a majority but close enough.
Grafix Avenger January 05, 2014 at 10:32 PM
Oh, brother. Get a life, OoC.
melina white January 06, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Mr. Marciano you are exactly right it is her vision - a political one not the vision of the people. 48% of a small voter turnout is a very small backing.
melina white January 06, 2014 at 12:01 AM
Mr. Marciano you would not happen to have a contract with the City not would you? One that would benefit from her plans?
melina white January 06, 2014 at 12:05 AM
Hoboken Answer, I would flag as inappropriate but it is just that"divisiveness" that Zimmer creates that she instills in her backers. Your comments are not necessarily inappropriate to Patch but clearly vile for any civil discourse.
Frank Marciano January 06, 2014 at 12:32 AM
Melina, I have no contract of any kind from any government entity. I wrote my comment because the deadlock in the council is bad for Hoboken. Mayor Zimmer has policies that I do not like, but I am not Mayor, now it's her turn, with her council and her appointees to move Hoboken forward. One could argue that the small turnout was because most voters are content with the current political officeholders. And I do agree that some of her outspoken supporters say nasty things, but we all know, those against her are pretty good at saying nasty things themselves.
melina white January 06, 2014 at 12:58 AM
I have not followed and I am an independent but her "policies" are political showboating that make little economic sense. Wish I could espouse in this box but there are strong economic post-disaster reasons as well as development reasons. The failures of history repeat themselves.
melina white January 06, 2014 at 01:01 AM
Also Mr. Marciano what I hear on the street is apathy not contentment. I have no knowledge of political turnouts and what that might imply but I know from life that positivity generates engagement.
Hoboken Answer January 06, 2014 at 07:38 AM
Here we go again. It's lovely to see the pop up haters back in action again. This town won't let go of corruption easily. It has to be preyed out of their greedy hands. Hoboken just announced S&P elevated its financial rating from practically junk status to A++. Bring on more of that showboating Mayor!
melina white January 06, 2014 at 03:43 PM
Hoboken answer where is your substantiation? I don't place credibility in unregulated rating agencies who stand culpable in the market crash. To hold a Mayor accountable is simply not equivalent to supporting corruption.
Hoboken Answer January 06, 2014 at 05:11 PM
What's unsubstantiated is your baseless attack. What financial expertise do you have to claim Hoboken will not benefit with Standard & Poor's raising its credit rating? Hoboken is going to benefit a great deal with it's big elevation all the way to an A++ rating, end of story.
XJS January 06, 2014 at 08:16 PM
Melina White doesn't place credibility in rating agencies. Just on the voices in her head? Ok. thanks Melina. Enough of your prattle.
melina white January 06, 2014 at 10:12 PM
XJS love to name calls when you don't agree? Look at the law suits regarding the agencies. Read much?
melina white January 06, 2014 at 10:13 PM
HA there the grab, the expertise!
melina white January 06, 2014 at 10:15 PM
I see this board offer little in polite and civil public discourse... appears to have same type of alignment rather than intelligent independent thinkers. I want be sticking around for the slurs.
Hoboken Answer January 07, 2014 at 01:05 PM
No one seems too impressed with "melina." Perhaps a new tact and screen name. Try not to prattle on about cyberbullying every time you get an intellectual beating.
puzzledone January 07, 2014 at 01:27 PM
Melina, while you may see some impact of lawsuits against credit rating agencies based on their work in subprime mortgage related markets, the fact of the matter is that investors demand lower interest payments from cities with higher ratings. It's never been about what S&P says, but what investors do, and investors trust S&P. Now, say that we have $25 million in long term debt (made up number) and we save 1% annually from the move up the scale. (also made up, but not an unreasonable jump from junk to investment grade). The real savings in this case would be $250,000/year. Plus the fact that we can borrow more at low rates if our capacity is higher, thus allowing better asset/liability management.
Pops January 07, 2014 at 04:47 PM
Welcome back, CuriousMelina!
puzzledone January 07, 2014 at 04:50 PM
Looks like the savings are about 80 bp currently, this will probably go up when yields come back. I see $16 million in last year's budget which is paid off over future years, so $25 is probably not a bad overall estimate. Given this, it's about $200K a year. And unlike the to be appealed payout to a former public safety director who admitted to turning a blind eye to illegal activity which you are discussing on another thread, this keeps giving, year after year. http://www.rwbaird.com/bolimages/Media/PDF/Insights/Municipal-Bond-Market-Commentary.pdf
Outofcontrol January 12, 2014 at 12:14 AM
So according to Saturday's Jersey Journal, it appears that the Mayor may be replacing Freeholder Romano with someone/anyone who is not a B&R. So much for "one Hoboken". The Mayor should put up or shut up.
Campaign news January 12, 2014 at 07:45 AM
If you are referring to Augie's article, then the B&R part is purely your own spin. In any case, birth place is irrelevant to qualification. For someone who reduces so many issues to fiscal irresponsibility, you certainly are giving Romano a free ride considering the taxation without service improvement we continue to see with the county.

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