Thinking about the antics within the City of Hoboken over the past few months, e.g., the ballooning budget and it’s January ‘09 and we still don’t have one from ’08, or can see one, and the consequent State takeover with Judy Tripoli at the wheel, a tax hike with a possible reval, the missing PILOT paperwork, ex-employees receiving benefits, Antonucci vs LaBruno, etc, etc., I’ve come to believe that the “machine is being exposed, and they don’t like it! I arrived in Hoboken in 1978-79. Before leaving Central Jersey, one of my Mother’s friends exclaimed, “You’re moving to Hoboken? Well, watch those Hoboken politics!” And what a truism it was – from the day I arrived I saw it all in action, especially in our elections. And now we’re seeing this house of cards disintegrate right before our eyes.
I think it’s time for the FBI to make another visit to Hoboken.
“Sunlight is the best disinfectant.” – Justice Louis Brandeis