Simultaneously, they are neighbors to the large campus of the Hoboken Housing Authority in the southwest and where Hoboken political worlds most collide.
It's two worlds diametrically at odds for reasons of economic disparity, culture, political awareness and sometimes birther cred. If Hoboken were an island nation, this would of course offer prevailing rights of citizenship. In Hoboken, this concept applies in a parallel universe within these United States if you are so fortunate to have entrance to the back door where Old Guard favors are doled out to those select few deemed worthy.
The fourth ward was a war zone in 2007 when then council candidate Dawn Zimmer went mano-a-mano with hometown fourth ward favorite Chris Campos and came out the victor after several narrowly contested races.
The HHA is currently undergoing a transformation under the leadership of its current chair Dana Wefer and new Hoboken Police Chief Ken Ferrante. The historical abuses of this population past and until most recently present will be shunted aside as it once again becomes a city battleground for campaigning and the rampant Vote by Mail abuse in recent years.
In 2013, Ruben Ramos ran neck and neck with Mayor Dawn Zimmer while mayoral challenger Timmy Occhipinti trailed a distant third.
Will Hoboken's Reform movement see a stand-in for Mayor Zimmer come November?
|Current occupant of the fourth ward council seat Timmy Occhipinti|
is not going to surrender the seat. He's expected to announce a kickoff next month.
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