HOBOKEN AND BEYOND -- Dawn Zimmer, the first elected female mayor in Hudson County, will be officially inaugurated as Hoboken's mayor this Saturday at 2 p.m. Afterward, there will be a public reception in a county park for members of the public, including hot apple cider and goodies from Carlo's Bakery from the "Cake Boss" himself!
According to a press release:
"Ms. Zimmer is the first woman to be elected as Mayor in all of Hudson County. She was elected on November 3 by a wide margin. Zimmer’s election completes Hoboken’s transition following the corruption scandal that resulted in the resignation of Peter Cammarano on July 31, just one month after he had been sworn in as Mayor. Ms. Zimmer, former City Council President, had served as Acting Mayor since Mr. Cammarano’s resignation, helping to guide Hoboken through a difficult and tumultuous time.
"Mayor Zimmer has requested that, in lieu of donations to her Inauguration Committee, those who wish to express support contribute what they can to the Adopt a Hoboken Soldier, a foundation that provides necessities and comfort to Hoboken soldiers serving overseas."
The inauguration will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Hoboken High School, 800 Clinton St. State and local officials will attend, and it will last for approximately an hour.
Just north of the school, at Columbus Park, a square-block in area county park at 900 Clinton St., hot cider will be available, as well as baked goods and a special cake from "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro.
The event will also air later at Cablevision channel 78.
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