MILE SQUARE EXCLUSIVEAlex Corrado, former Hoboken resident and member of the Hoboken Zoning Board announced his resignation in a letter to the mayor at City Hall Tuesday. Corrado's rumored departure from a family residence on Hudson St. earlier this year came way of a former senior government official and neighbor that he had not been in Hoboken for quite some time. Before New Year's, MSV repeatedly contacted Mr. Corrado to inquire on his residency in Hoboken and his intentions regarding his seat on the zoning board but there was no reply to multiple phone messages to his mobile, Morganville, NJ family home and email.
Corrado reportedly a friend of John Corea, the former Parking Utility Director recently indicted for embezzling over $500,000 in parking meter coins, was appointed by former Mayor Dave Roberts to a four year term just a year ago last January. Mr. Corrado offered one of the votes in a failing effort in support of the infamous Louis Picardi zoning case last April. Mr. Picardi's house had been illegally expanded from three to five apartments without the appropriate city agency approvals. Complaints about the expansion complete with an additional floor constructed led to the Zoning Board's rejection of a waiver when the required five votes for passage failed.
Alex Corrado's departure results in an yet an additional opening on the Hoboken Zoning Board after two had just been filled December 16th.
Picture courtesy NJ.com, Alex Corrado, center with arm draped on former Mayor Dave Roberts.
Talking Ed Note: Alex Corrado, an actor who worked in the Sopranos and appeared along with fellow Hobokenite Artie Lange in "Beer League" leaves Hoboken's culture of corruption on a respirator if not whacked out entirely. (Artie Lange himself has been hospitalized around New Year's as reported in Hoboken Now.) Hoboken's government is moving into the 21st century, let the tears commence for the "good old days." You may be able to gin up a cryfest over at a certain Association in town. The times be a changing.