Three tickets in Hoboken?
Jan 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
As Yogi Berra once said, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” That’s how the upcoming mayoral election looks in Hoboken these days, suggesting it will be a repeat of 2013. Mayor Dawn Zimmer has already a...
The ups and downs of paying taxes in Union City
Jan 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The old saying is that you can’t escape death or taxes. But based on a recent experience in Union City, paying taxes may be a greater chore than you’d expect. After we bought a house in Union City ...
Hold the presses!
Dec 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
At a time when a greater number of people get their news via the internet, posting public notices to a website instead of in print media makes sense and could save government entities money. At lea...
Getting even with the media
Dec 18, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
There is an old adage, sometimes attributed to Mark Twain, warning politicians who go after the press for writing unflattering stories: “Never argue with someone who buys their ink by the barrel.” ...
Nervous in West New York
Dec 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
When you talk to municipal workers in West New York about the legal quagmire Mayor Dr. Felix Roque is caught in, you hear a mixture of confidence and despair. Some workers believe, as Roque does, t...
The great deceiver dies
Dec 04, 2016 | 3 3 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
Back in 1968, a year before I joined the U.S. Army, the real test of being a legitimate left-wing radical was whether you went to Cuba. A number of people I knew through Abbie Hoffman’s runaway cen...
That old fashioned Thanksgiving tradition
Nov 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
They rang the bell after supper the Sunday before Thanksgiving. I didn’t know who they were at first. We’d heard the racket of the truck on the street the way we hear the trash and recycle trucks o...
Duck season? No, silly season
Nov 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
Even though the voters approved the move of Jersey City’s municipal elections from May to November, the silly season has started with a bang less than two weeks after the nation closed the books on...
A whole new world
Nov 13, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
Although the national election for president was between Democrat Hillary Clinton and now-President-Elect Donald Trump , the biggest winners and losers locally may be Gov. Christopher Christie and ...
Between the lines
Nov 06, 2016 | 7 7 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
Up to their usual dirty tricks? Hoboken bloggers have been posting misinformation in the weeks going into the school board elections. This has a lot to do with character assassination rather than a...