Battle brewing over Hoboken council seat: Watch it here LIVE
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This person from the Rocky Horror Picture Show probably won't be the pick for the open Hoboken City Council seat.
This person from the Rocky Horror Picture Show probably won't be the pick for the open Hoboken City Council seat.
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HOBOKEN -- Hoboken's next City Council meeting is Wednesday night at City Hall beginning at 7 p.m.

Councilwoman Carol Marsh announced her resignation at the last meeting. The council is likely to vote for a new councilperson tonight. Since the council is normally split 5-4, with five members (including Marsh) supporting the initiatives of Mayor Dawn Zimmer, both political factions in town would like Marsh's replacement to be on their side so that they'd get the majority.

If the matter comes down to a 4-4 vote on Wednesday night, Mayor Dawn Zimmer will break the tie.

Sources have said that Marsh timed her resignation late to avoid a special election for the seat this November. That way, the mayor automatically gets to make the pick.

The mayor's political opposition believes there can still be a special election, however. Do their claims have merit? The debate is likely to be hashed out on Wednesday.

Possible names floated for the seat include Theresa Minutillo, Jim Doyle, Eric Kurta, Jake Stuiver, and others. Kurta, a former council candidate and campaign finance watchdog, said last week that while he'd be happy with the seat, he doesn't believe he'll be the pick.

Who will it be? And what other matters will come up for a vote?

To watch the meeting live here at hudsonreporter.com, click below.

For followup coverage, as always, keep watching hudsonreporter.com and see more detailed coverage in this weekend's Hoboken Reporter newspaper. To comment, leave comments at the end of the story or email letters under 500 words to editorial@Hudsonreporter.com; make sure your phone number and address are included for verification purposes.



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SalJones
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October 04, 2012
Mason OP, looks like all of the names were not wrong after all.
WESTY
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October 03, 2012
Congrats to Jim Doyle Hoboken's new City Councilman At Large.

Many thanks to Carol Marsh for her many years of service to ALL the people of Hoboken
WESTY
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October 03, 2012
Why did Councilwoman Mason miss yet another meeting ?

Did she have to stay home to make sure the satff had polshisged the silver for the book club ?
WESTY
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October 03, 2012
Some meeeting Beth Mason didn't show up.

A dismayed Scott Delea was cut off at the knees when his buddies Castellano, Russo and Occhipinti refused to even sponsor him.

As uaal a beffudled Occhipinti stammered through what appeared to be a pre written question and was schooled by the professionals that he was again wrong in is understanding of the law, what the job and his responsibilities to the people of Hoboken and not just the people who paid to get him elected.
WESTY
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October 03, 2012
Word has leaked out that the Old Guard has convinced their good buddy Scott Delea to be their sacrficial lamb again tonight.

Not a chance he will get anything but the four minority votes but they need a pretext to rant and rave.

Masonop#9
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October 03, 2012
Why is the HR rehashing all the wrong names again?

You guys read the horse at MSV and he'll probably fill you in.