Not a year for anti-incumbents
May 17, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Former state Senator Bernard Kenny once pointed out that any election is really two elections: the one that happens before election day, the other on election day itself. In the first part, candida...
Pick a side in Hoboken
May 10, 2015 | 6 6 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hoboken bloggers who generally support Mayor Dawn Zimmer appear to be outraged by a rumor that Councilman Tim Occhipinti might run for reelection in November with Zimmer’s support. The bloggers...
Wiley wins his day in court
May 03, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
An old political maxim says, “Never run in an election you can avoid.” This means that if you can convince the opposing candidate not to run or find a way to invalidate him or her, do it. Unfortuna...
The early bird catches the worm?
Apr 26, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Even for Hoboken, April contemplation of a November election is considered early. But with control of the City Council riding on nearly every election, even April may not be early enough. Six of th...
With a little help from their friends
Apr 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Gov. Christopher Christie and U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez have one thing very much in common. They both have generous friends. Christie’s friend is the owner of the Dallas Cowboys – who generously in...
Hoboken is a train wreck waiting to happen
Apr 12, 2015 | 6 6 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same things over and over and expecting a different outcome each time. In this regard, the forces aligned against Mayor Dawn Zimmer seem to be totally ...
Garcia bows out of Assembly race
Apr 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Perhaps the biggest surprise in the March 31 filing of Assembly candidates is that incumbent Carmelo Garcia of Hoboken declined to run again in the 33rd District. The district includes Union City, ...
Goldilocks in the 31st Assembly District
Mar 29, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Mayor Steve Fulop is looking more and more like Goldilocks from the famous fairy tale when it comes to his potential choices for state Assembly candidate in the 31st District. But instead of the te...
Feeding frenzy over Menendez?
Mar 15, 2015 | 4 4 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
In what looks very much like a repeat of what happened to U.S. Sen. Robert Torricelli more than a decade ago, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez has come under scrutiny in a possible criminal investigation ...
Seducing Stack to the HCDO side?
Mar 08, 2015 | 3 3 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Political challengers around Hudson County will be taking long shots from across the political court this spring as candidates defy political machines in West New York, North Bergen, and in the 31s...