Jim Doyle added to Hoboken City Council
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HOBOKEN -- Attorney Jim Doyle was voted onto the Hoboken City Council at a meeting Wednesday night.

Doyle has spoken out about development and open space issues in Hoboken -- at meetings, in letters to the editor, and in this interesting story from several years ago.

Doyle will take a seat that opened up at the last meeting when Councilwoman Carol Marsh announced her resignation for personal reasons.

At the meeting, the four council members aligned with Mayor Dawn Zimmer voted for Doyle. That means that allies of Zimmer retain a five-member majority on the nine-member council. Councilwoman Beth Mason was absent.

Members of the council minority attempted to protest the interpretation of the municipal law that allowed the council to vote on Doyle Wednesday night.

At the meeting, school board candidate Pat Waiters spoke about letting the people vote. The minority council members said the same thing.

All of the arguing took place while Doyle was to be sworn in. Finally the council congratulated Doyle after 15 minutes of comments and objections.

For more coverage of tonight's meeting, watch this weekend's Hoboken Reporter and check back at hudsonreporter.com.

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wiskeytango
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October 06, 2012
Hi not lane the not ahole. Pritty good avoyding the lawsoot I wuold say ok. Hey are you gonna be under the bridge to listen to the yanks on the radio. bring beer ok. plus the radio. i already have a the shopping cart. no coors go yanks.
WESTY
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October 06, 2012
Word on the street is that Beth Mason absence from the City Council was part of a set up to try to take the city to court again. Will she be transparent and truthful about her actions ?

The rich and litigious Mason has often tried

and failed to use this route to sabotage Hoboken and advance her own failing political career.

The law is not on her side.
ss1959
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October 04, 2012
I remember first regularly attending the council meetings a few years ago. When I had a question that wasn't answered it was Jim who came up to me and explained it. Afterwards we had many discussions that aided my understanding on the legal aspects of municipal law. Kudos to Jim and his wonderful wife Leah.
CakeBoss
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October 04, 2012
Maybe you can find someone in the new town you live in to answer your questions now. Do you have no life at all?

In the lawsuit in which you are named some of the defendants repeatedly attacked the plaintiffs falsely claiming they moved to Edgewater.

You on the other hand left town for real, but see no problem adding your two cents to anything so you can stay relevant.

WESTY
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October 03, 2012
Congratulations to Councilman At Large Jim Doyle.

The HR story failed to mention that the CC legal council repeatedly explained the law and that the was being followed.

It was suggested that Councilwoman Mason's absence tonight was planned by the Council minority to try to disrupt and delay the working of the Council.

Councilwoman Castellano even had to admit despite her usual eyerolling that she had no problem asking that her cousin Michael Russo be appointed to the City Council after his father resigned his City Council seat.

Shortly after his resignation from the CC Anthony Russo was charged by the Feds, plead guilty to multiple felonies, was fined over a hundred thousand dollars and sent to prison fro his crimes against the people of Hoboken.

CakeBoss
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October 04, 2012
When Addeo was appointed there was an elections that November. That won't be the case here. In fact, if the appointment stands Doyle may even get an extra 6 months in office if the referendum passes.

Didn't Marsh and Soares voted for Russo because they felt there should be balance on the council?

Funny how things change now that Zimmer wants absolute power it is okay to have no balance. Especially after running around screaming to get petition signatures about letting the people decide.

Cunningham said it himself last night, the administration needs a 5th vote. Nothing like machine politics!

WESTY
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October 06, 2012
The Russo Administration was arguably the most corrupt in Hoboken's history.

The vestiges of that corrupt time are still with us.

We should not allow them continue to harm Hoboken.
CakeBoss
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October 11, 2012
Zimmer is paying a guy to work on parking while he lives in Europe.

Zimmer's hand picked replacement on the City Council met at a diner with a developer, voted for the developer's zoning variance, and then cashed two $500 checks from the developer.

Zimmer took money from a JC Candidate whose campaign account was linked to Solomon Dwek.

Zimmer makes Russo look like an amateur!

Marsh and Cunningham ran from the building a few months ago to prevent a quorum because they believe in rubber stamp government.

Zimmer is NEW BOSS in town!!!