Zimmer Inauguration Scheduled for Saturday

U.S. Senator Cory Booker and TV personality Buddy 'The Cake Boss' Valastro are among those scheduled to attend.

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer / File photo
Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer / File photo

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer's inauguration is scheduled for Saturday at noon on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology. 

According to a release from the mayor, state and county leaders scheduled to speak at the program include U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, U.S Senator Cory Booker, U.S Representative William J. Pascrell, Jr., Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, Speaker-Elect of the New Jersey Assembly and Chair of the Hudson County Democratic Organization Vincent Prieto, and Hudson County Executive Thomas DeGise.

Also scheduled to attend the inauguration are over 50 elected officials from across Hudson County and the State of New Jersey. Confirmed attendees include 11 Hudson County mayors, all Hudson County Freeholders, and all members of the State Senate and State Assembly who represent Hudson County.

Afterwards, the public is invited to reception at the Babbio Center Atrium at 6th Street and River Street. Buddy "The Cake Boss" Valastro will be appearing and providing dessert, and Hoboken’s own Swingadelic will provide entertainment, according to Zimmer.

Dawn Zimmer was reelected to a second full term as mayor on Election Day along with her entire council slate—Ravinder S. Bhalla, David J. Mello, and James F. Doyle.

The ceremony and reception are free and open to the public, but space is limited and guests should RSVP to ZimmerInauguration@gmail.com. 

melina white January 04, 2014 at 10:30 PM
A court in Jersey City has already determined where the divisiveness lies fining Zimmer for her racial discrimination of a city employee to the tune of 1.3 million dollars. Thats a lot for taxpayers to swallow. Look for more pressure to write phony parking tickets to boost revenue.
melina white January 05, 2014 at 11:45 PM
You forgot the attorney fees. She always spends more of this city's money and loses in the end.Then she claims the Justices are wrong. Kinda like the Wizard of Oz don't you think! I believe we taxpayers should her responsible for her errors. XJS she has just the few backers that voted for her on her side. The juries and judges find her not credible. The residents are too apathetic or worn out to call her.
melina white January 05, 2014 at 11:53 PM
What is "outrageous" is that council members that align with Zimmer rejected an extremely generous settlement of $50,000. It is downright negligent of the City to not have settled.
Rapheal January 06, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Melina how do you know the terms of the settlement agreement? I thought only two council members voted for the settlement? She doesn't have 7 on her side. You seem to have a bone to pick with the mayor. I saw you on the the other thread going after her as well. Seems like you're part of the group who voted against her.
melina white January 06, 2014 at 03:12 PM
Raphael, I hold the Mayor accountable as a Civil Servant.
melina white January 06, 2014 at 03:15 PM
Raphael, I am an independent I don't have any group affiliations.
Rapheal January 06, 2014 at 04:08 PM
Melina- that still does't explain how you knew the terms of the settlement agreement. You claim it was $50,000. Where did you get that number?
melina white January 06, 2014 at 04:10 PM
Not sure of exact amount but the industry standard is about that.
melina white January 06, 2014 at 04:14 PM
To be clear I have no access to documents or inner circle info. Just simply a constituent who tries to be informed about matters that effect my pocket book and quality of life.
Rapheal January 06, 2014 at 04:35 PM
So you're saying that you're calling them irresponsible for not accepting a settlement of 50,000, when you have no idea if that was the settlement amount? Doesn't that seem, I don't know, irresponsible?
XJS January 06, 2014 at 08:18 PM
Melina, I didn't forget attorney fees, I just don't know what they are. I'm glad that you know they're 300K. That's great. Are you a lawyer? Is that where your knowledge of the 50K settlement comes from? In one thread you're saying rating agencies aren't credible and in the next you're making baseless claims about settlement amounts and legal fees. You're incredible.
melina white January 06, 2014 at 10:39 PM
Raphael, for not settling period. Settlements are so as not to go to trial. I do have an idea from us global case data and I previously described that. I don't feel like I am dealing with a high level a logic here are open minds but people who are just out to slam rather than discuss.
melina white January 06, 2014 at 10:41 PM
s did you know rating agencies are paid by the issuer? One thread yes if you have knowledge and keep up with the news. Otherwise you might be prone to believing others opinions if you can not formulate you own.
melina white January 06, 2014 at 10:55 PM
Bottom line is over a million of taxpayer dollars was awarded due to racial discrimination under Zimmer's watch. AND those in the council aligned with her cost the city almost double because they would not settle. My RESPONSIBILITY as a constituent is in holding her accountable as a public servant. Please don't try to set up "straw men" to divert attention to the fact the you and I pay for this.
Hoboken Answer January 07, 2014 at 11:08 AM
"Angel" Alicia was hired by Cammarano. No matter what the current mayor did, it wasn't stopping this Jersey City jury from handing out Hoboken's money. Even with the revelation Angel Alicea was a conspirator in the federal crime of looting emails in the mayor's office with his pal Patrick Ricciardi. If he had been in prison where he belonged....
Rapheal January 07, 2014 at 11:22 AM
Melina do you agree that if they settled with him despite it being a baseless lawsuit (the mayor didn't discriminate, even the jury said that), that everyone who was upset by Hoboken would just sue in the hopes of getting a settlement and cost us a lot more money? Fighting these cases will eventually lead to frivolous suits ceasing to exist.


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