Wednesday, January 1, 2014

It's official: Hoboken welcome your new Councilman Jim Doyle

A public ceremony is scheduled this Saturday at Stevens with political glitterati aplenty expected to attend the inauguration of Mayor Dawn Zimmer and council members Ravi Bhalla, Dave Mello and Jim Doyle.

According to an unconfirmed report, Jim Doyle has been sworn-in and now constitutes an important vote on the City Council filling the ninth seat empty for more than a year when the Mason family underwrote an estimated six figures (or more) to stop his original appointment more than a year ago.

The protracted legal wrangling might have reached the NJ Supreme Court but the clock ran out and Hoboken People promptly put Doyle right back on the council for a four year term in the Reform sweep last November.

Beth Mason and her Old Guard council allies now get to reap what they have sown.  From obstructing HOP buses for seniors, to blocking the acceptance of state and federal grants to repave Washington Street, to hijacking a City Council meeting with no quorum at midnight to advance the controversial Carmelo Garcia marketed Vision 20/20 plan where no Master Plan even exists, perhaps the biggest attempted land scam in Hoboken history, the war against the Mile Square City is over.

Congratulations to Jim Doyle and his entire family.

Councilman Jim Doyle, coming to a Hoboken City Council dais near you.

Update: The swearing-in ceremony took place yesterday afternoon at City Hall with City Clerk Jimmy Farina and Assistant City Clerk Jerry Lore.