Friday, August 3, 2012
The field is getting crowded and nobody is backing out just yet; the unofficial guide to the upcoming mayoral race.
For most Hobokenites it's too early to think about next year's mayoral elections. But for those who are contemplating a run, the clock is ticking. Most people interviewed for this unofficial preview of the mayoral race said that candidates will announce their run by or before Labor Day, early next month. Important to know, before taking a look at the potential candidates, is that nothing is official yet. No candidates have officially announced that they will or will not be running against incumbent Mayor Dawn Zimmer. But Hoboken wouldn't be Hoboken, without some names floating around. One of the contenders whose name has been mentioned as a potential candidate is Assemblyman Ruben Ramos Jr. "He's seriously considering a run," said Alex…
Monday, June 25, 2012
This is the 46th year the red, white and blue flag has flown.
Hoboken celebrated its Puerto Rican heritage on Saturday with the 46th annual raising of the Puerto Rican flag in front of Hoboken City Hall. The Puerto Rican Culture Committee, which has sponsored the flag-raising since 1993, also organized a special ceremony inside the city council chambers. Current PRCC president Raul Morales Sr. served as the emcee, committee member Magdalena Porrata gave an invocation prayer, and Sammy Olmedo sang the Puerto Rican and United States national anthems. The committee awarded scholarships, each $1,000, to five graduating seniors, including Alyssa Brattoli, Jayla Vega, Kyara Scott, Michael Ippolito and Natasha Rivera. So far the committee has given over $50,000 to local students. Morales noted the diversity…
Monday, February 27, 2012
The 13th annual Richard Hicks Black Youth Empowerment Luncheon was on Saturday.
The 13th annual Richard Hicks Black Youth Empowerment Luncheon offered inspirational words to scores of children and honored several community leaders and students Saturday afternoon at the Boys & Girls Club. The luncheon is named in honor of the late Hoboken resident Richard Hicks, a fixture on his front porch known for dispensing advice and keeping a protective eye on the neighborhood. "He had a beautiful smile and he always knew how to talk to young people," Hoboken Housing AuthorityExecutive Director Carmelo Garcia said. Garcia is one of the founders of the luncheon along with Assemblyman Ruben Ramos Jr. and former Councilman Chris Campos. Health and Human Services Director Leo Pellegrini, who was acting mayor over the weekend while …
The third annual Hoboken Volunteers Chili Cook-off was on Saturday.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Alan Skontra
Monday, February 27, 2012
Last year the Hoboken Volunteers annual chili cook-off fundraiser filled the Shannon bar to capacity. This year the third time event overflowed the much larger Elks Lodge. Upwards of 300 people sampled chili and home brewed beer on a windy Saturday afternoon. The Hoboken Volunteers group forwards new volunteers to local charities. It also raises money. This year ticket proceeds from the chili cook-off will enable the group to donate over $9,000 to the HOPES Community Action Partnership, which has provided social services for Hoboken children, adults and seniors since 1966. Marisa Musachio, director of program operations for HOPES, said that in addition to raising money the chili cook-off was important for increasing public awareness. “It …