Hoboken: May 2005 Archives

New Hoboken Website

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Here is a new website about Hoboken. It could be called "Hoboken.com Ex-Writer Site": http://www.realhoboken.com/

The writers are all very creative and interesting, I enjoyed reading their entries on hoboken.com. Joe Concha, love him or hate him, is one of the co-owners and will have his commentary up there on a bi-weekly basis.

Good luck to the team and I wish them the best.

Roberts vs Marsh

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The final tallys are in and this election will go to a runoff of Roberts vs Marsh. Roberts grabbed 3,803 votes, Marsh garnered 2,976 and Raia had 2,004 votes. For my first election I chose someone who I felt was the best for Hoboken, now I have to re-think about the next two candidates.

Roberts, as a person, is very charismatic - much like any good politician should be. He is pro-development, but I don't like the fact that it seems like an "old-boys" network with him - he has a lot of people with deep pockets throwing money at him. That says, to me, that they have a vested interest in him being in office.

Marsh, I don't know extremely well, but I do like her idea of "Smart Growth" - more public parks, affordable housing and commerical districts. I like "End tax abatements for luxury housing" - it makes no sense to give away waterfront property. They insist on fairness - stop city officials from "playing favorites" and harassing critics.

I'm not sure which person i'd vote for right now. I'm leaning towards Marsh - only because I think their adjenda is more about helping Hoboken than helping themselves. There are some issues that I don't like about Marsh, but I guess I can overlook that.

It was a beautiful day on Sunday and here are some pictures from the festival. I was out with friends.

Enjoy!

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A picture of me at the festival, wearing my shirt I got from my visit at Temecula. Yes, i'm growing my hair out if you haven't noticed.

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A sample of the art at the festival.

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I ran into another friend, Lindsay (on right) and her friend at the festival. Pay attention girls - the cool new look this season are the Jackie Onassis super sized sunglasses. Lindsay works in real estate and I once again reminded Linsday that this market is overheated and can't continue. She says that i'm wrong and it will keep skyrocketing. One of us is going to be right.

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John S. - owner of the Farside bar & co-owner of Trinity bar with his normal cheery demeanor. John told me he is redesigning the bar to change it from an irish-style pub to more of an American bar. Step one was painting the entire outside black. I'm not sure what other changes he has planned. Farside Lounge, maybe?

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