At Wednesday's swearing in of Hoboken's new mayor, guests like Gov. Jon Corzine and Newark Mayor Corey Booker had some lighthearted pokes at the city's issues and its new, 31-year-old mayor, Peter Cammarano.
When Corzine spoke, he joked that it was great to see the democratic process play out in Hoboken, but that he felt like he “voted 10 times in three weeks.”
He commented on Hoboken’s propensity for attracting young residents (the new mayor is 31): “When I moved here two and a half years ago, the average age went up two years.”
He parted by wishing Cammarano and the council members luck, and making one last request. “Get my property taxes down,” he said, “will you?”
For more on the swearing in and some raucous debates at the council meeting that followed, see this weekend's Hoboken Reporter or check on-line this Sunday. Even if you're on vacation, catch us on the web!