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Political turmoil and pay-to-play ordinances level the political playing field in Hoboken

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Team Roberts campaign headquarters at 231 Washington Street during the 2005 race for mayor and council-at-large. (April 2007) In 2005, [...]

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People for Open Government takes Mayor and City to court for campaign contributions violating pay-to-play ordinance

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(October 4, 2005) The powerful Hudson County Democratic Organization, chaired by State Senator Bernard Kenny, has provided $299,600. Another $64,000 [...]

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Roberts and Kenny solicit major contributions from developers and city contractors as Hoboken voters head to polls on ‘pay-to-play’

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‘Political fund-raising and the peoples business all happen in the same meetings over the same table.’ — Gov. James McGreevey. [...]

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1600 Park developer lobbies Hoboken City Council for favored treatment

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The Sky Club, another Sandford Weiss project, under construction. This 17-story building is exceeding zoning height limits by 11 stories. [...]

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Developers pay to play at Hoboken City Hall by writing big checks

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Mayor David Roberts who ran two years ago on a reform platform now relies heavily on contributions from real estate [...]

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Hudson River Developers Rake In Corporate Welfare

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Developers of prime waterfront real estate along the Hudson River have exerted their political influence to bring in huge subsidies [...]

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