Saturday, November 21, 2009

Mayor Dawn Zimmer's Inaugural Speech

 Clicking about two thirds along the slider brings you to the mayor's address.  It's past the 50 minute mark.


We will have more to say about the speech as there's some notable areas for review.  For now let's just say the lady continues to impress on every level.  There's some tremendous challenges ahead.  It will be hard and some will lose heart.  This community needs to come together.  When you listen to the speech, note the content more than the delivery.  There's a great deal of substance here. No matter what lies ahead, today we hold this moment with pride.   A big congratulations to Dawn Zimmer, her husband Stan and their entire family.  And a big salute to Keith Furman who put today's event together along with the volunteers.  It was both flawless and tremendous.  


Update: November 22nd - for those interested in a print version of the mayor's remarks, they're now posted and available after the jump.  


Also, the theme of the event was for "Support a Hoboken Soldier Foundation."  If you can spare a few dollars, it will mean more than you probably know. 


Last, this event proved a surprise in more ways than one.  Hoboken yet again, proudly demonstrated its civic pride.  That along with meeting folks and discovering new readers, eyes like jewels of the sea; what an absolute pleasure.  









Inaugural Live Blog

Cutting the cake.  This may have been the high point of the day.  It certainly was for the kids.  As a knife was being located, the kids started chanting, "Cut the cake, cut the cake."  You had to be there.











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The Cake Boss' creation.  The kids had surrounded it and were stalking the thing.  It was amazing to see the amount of attention showered on it.



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 The public swearing in ceremony.  Jimmy Farina was his great self as usual.

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Freeholder Anthony Romano
He's yelling at times but the mic is working.
Emphasis on honesty. Mentions the Lord too.  So he's up 2-0 on everyone else as a result.  No else did.



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Hudco Tom Deguise, County Executive
Taxes and other matters related to ineffective reductions.



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Congressman Albio Sires. He offered Dawn his personal support and his staff, a nice gesture.




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John Carey. Tearing it up right from the heart!  Just started tearing into the culture in New Jersey politics saying all the right things about fairness and not getting jobs based on connections or family.  How could you not applaud?  Other than the mayor's speech he got his point across and the crowd loved it.






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City Council sitting in the first row to the side of the stage.





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Sen. Menendez - leaving after speech to DC on Senate healthcare bill. He departed right after his remarks.
Had some questions.




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